So we booked a number of rooms ($159) at the Holiday Inn, Gillette, WY last July and then this winter found out that they re-booked our rooms to someone else. They offered to reimburse us the $20 (didn't really care about that though...) for the $179 rooms at the new Fairfield if we would go there. Much emailing over the spring with the Fairfield and we got this from the Fairfield management...

On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 1:39 PM, aftab khan wrote:

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Hi,
Our hotel is scheduled to open this month. As soon as it does I will send you confirmation numbers. I have your booking at the top of our list. Please don't worry about your rooms, you have them.
Thanks
Aftab
Aftab Khan
Tower West Holdings LLC,
109 N US HWY 14-16
Gillette, WY 82716
Phone 307-686-2210
Fax 307-682-5105
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OK great. I guess A. Khan didn't send the confirmation numbers, but when called again, said to call a certain staff person and book the rooms. Then this morning when we attempted to book the Fairfield rooms in our own names, the staff person told us that they sold all the $179 rooms since the management didn't share the above information with them, the staff. BUT, we could book the suites at $259 which they had some of. Checking on line, the suites seem to have only one bedroom, plus some extra sitting area. Anyway, $777 plus tax for three nights in Gillette, WY seems like a lot.
We have a chance at another motel there, don't know for sure yet, but I'm thinking...why not just go to the Black Hills rally, maybe stop and wave hi to Gillette on the way to Cody, Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, and then off to Paonia.
Also, I guess we could camp...

Jack