When our team began making plans for the 2016 Olympics, housing was our last concern. With the vast acres (and by vast we mean millions) that surround Ely, we saw a rare opportunity to offer Olympic spectators a housing option so unique they’d be begging to make a trip back to Ely in 2017, 2018, 2019 . . . you get the picture.
So what unique housing option are we moving forward with? Camping, of course! We haven’t ironed out all the kinks, but we do know that spectators would have the option to rent tents of various sizes, cots, sleeping bags and even pillows. This will allow us to preserve the wilderness around Ely, offer inexpensive lodging to spectators and save millions on construction costs.
At the entrance of each site a large public commons area will be built that will house restrooms and showers for those who aren’t willing to “pop a squat” or bathe in a nearby lake. If you’re planning to attend the 2016 Olympics and would like to get comfortable with camping before then, come and visit us. We’ll make sure that by 2016 you’re a pro!
We do understand that staying in a tent, under the glistening sky, listening to the chirping of crickets isn’t for everyone. If camping isn’t your style, spectators will have the option of booking rooms in any one of our luxurious resorts or B & Bs. We suggest doing it within the next year because they fill up quickly.
Visit the official Ely website to see all the lodging options we have to offer. Come and get familiar with our picturesque town so that by 2016 the phrase “travelers anxiety” means nothing to you. The official Ely website.
If you attend the 2016 Olympics in Ely which lodging option will you choose?