Camp Tiny Paws

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Camp Tinypaws
Status Active
Type Convention
Location Danbury, Connecticut
Organizer(s) Camp Tiny Paws
Website http://www.tinypawscon.org/

Tiny Paws, Inc.

Tiny Paws, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation based in Connecticut, USA. Its purpose is to raise funds to help other non-profit charities who focus their efforts on environmental and animal welfare causes. Our major fundraising event is held once a year and involves many entertainments for our attendees of all ages.

For a list of our Board of Directors and/or annual financial reports, please contact the Secretary. Include your legal name, mailing address, email address, and the information you are requesting. Keep in mind that as a non-profit, our annual filings are part of the public record and as such are available online on various websites.

Hotel

Location: Crowne Plaza Danbury, 18 Old Ridgebury Road, Danbury, CT 06810

General website: https://www.cpdanbury.com (do NOT use to book your reservation for our event)

Direct phone number: 203-794-0600 (use to ask questions to the front desk; a separate phone number will be used for reservations)

To reserve your room by phone, call 1-866-907-2314 and mention group/block code: PA9.

To reserve your room online:

When you click on the link below, you will be directed to the Crowne Plaza Danbury page where you will be prompted to select your dates. Simply input the dates (available dates are August 8-12, 2019) and click "Book". You will then be directed to the personalized Camp Tiny Paws page where you will be able to select the room type at the contracted rate. From there, you can proceed with the booking as normal.

Link to reserve your room online: https://tinyurl.com/y7jt78sv

To book a room with a King bed, only list 2 people in the room.

If you need to arrive earlier than August 8th or stay later than August 12th, please place your reservation for the dates within the established room block and then contact us with your reservation number and the date(s) you want added to your reservation so we can contact the hotel.

If you have any troubles booking your room, contact us immediately with your name, room size (king or 2 doubles), and the dates you are trying to book for. It is possible our room block is sold out for a particular day and needs to be expanded. We apologize for any delay.

NOTE: It may be possible to get a slightly lower room rate on other travel websites. However, as part of a convention's contract we are required to fill a certain number of sleeping rooms and, if you reserve your rooms on these other sites, your room will not be counted towards the convention's room block requirement. We understand you want to save a few dollars, but we also appreciate your support by booking your room through the link or phone number we provide.

For all reservations

There is no hold at the time of booking. At check in, however, the card is swiped and authorized for the room + tax ($123 + 15% = $141.45) per day for the length of your stay, plus an additional $50 for incidentals. The $50 will clear about a week or two after check out. We HIGHLY recommend using a credit card for all travel expenses like this so your personal bank account isn’t inaccessible during the weekend due to this large hold being placed on it if you use a debit card.

About Our Hotel

Our hotel is located in Danbury, Connecticut, mere feet off I-84 (right off Exit 2 or 2A).

Check in: 3pm (call to confirm a late check-in if arriving after midnight)

Check out: 11am

Special room rate: $123 per night

  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Snack Shop (to the left of the front desk)
  • Business center (to the right of the front desk)
  • Free parking
  • Refrigerators - $5 each per day in very limited quantity (please only request if you need one for medication refrigeration)
  • Roll away beds - $25 each per day
  • On-site restaurants (on the lobby level)
    • Ridgebury Café (M - F 6am - 10:30am, Sat - Sun 6:30am - 11am; breakfast buffet $10.95)
    • Lobby Bar (open daily noon - 7pm)
    • Hat City Tavern (Sun - Th 4pm - midnight, F - Sat 4pm - 1am -- kitchen closes one hour before Tavern closes)

Pet and Service Animal Policy

Our hotel is pet-friendly! If you have a pet with you, please let the front desk know to aid them with room placement and any other needs you may have. If you have a dog, please bring their crate to your sleeping room and keep them crated while you are out of your room. If you have a cat or other animal which uses a litter box, please make sure your pet uses the litter box properly before leaving them alone in your room. Please also bring an adequate supply of cleaning and waste disposal products in case your pet has an accident.

Please note that ONLY service animals are allowed in the convention space on the first and second floors. Any service animal, by law, may be removed if they prove to be a hazard or danger to convention attendees and hotel guests and staff or if they are destructive to hotel or event property.

Quiet / Late-Night floors

Camp Tiny Paws will have guest room floors which will be designated as "quiet" and "late-night". Late-night floors are for those who prefer to stay up late socializing. Please be aware the hotel has a 10pm curfew so keep the noise down on all floors after this time.

Directions

By Car

Check with your local furs through Twitter and other online furry communities for carpooling opportunities! Be good riders and pay your share for gas and tolls!

The hotel is located just off I-84 on the Connecticut side of the central Connecticut/New York State border.

The exit on I-84 West for the hotel is Exit 2A. (Our GPS tried to take us from CT into NY and then U-turn to come back into CT, but ignore those directions if you get them!) Follow the curve of the exit and merge onto Old Ridgebury Road. After crossing over the highway, the Crowne Plaza will be on your immediate left. The driveway coming down into the hotel is narrow, steep, and curvy. Drive slowly!

The exit on I-84 East (coming from NY State) is Exit 2. In short order, turn LEFT onto Milestone, RIGHT onto Mill Plain Road, RIGHT onto Old Ridgebury. After crossing over the highway, the Crowne Plaza will be on your immediate left. The driveway coming down into the hotel is narrow, steep, and curvy. Drive slowly!

By Train

From NYC

You have two different Metro North lines to choose from. Both stations are roughly a 15-minute cab ride from the hotel.

SCHEDULES: http://web.mta.info/mnr/html/planning/schedules/

Trains are generally every hour, with a slightly longer gap around noon. Trains inbound to NY in the morning peak are 2-3 per hour, outbound from NY are same in evening peak. Weekends have fewer trains and are all Off Peak tickets.

Harlem Line - Brewster, NY station

http://m.mta.info/mt/as0.mta.info/mnr/stations/station_detail.cfm?key=162

There is a Brewster-Danbury commuter shuttle to the Exit 2 Park & Ride. It is a roughly 15-minute walk from the Park & Ride, but it is NOT recommended as a walk due to a lack of sidewalks. It’s a roughly 3 minute taxi ride. Or have a friend pick you up! http://www.hartransit.com/routes/shuttles/danbury-brewster

New Haven line - Danbury branch - Danbury, CT Station

http://as0.mta.info/mnr/stations/station_detail.cfm?key=280

If you wish to take the bus from the train station take line 2 to the Pulse point and transfer to line 3 to go to the Exit 2 Park & Ride. It is a roughly 15-minute walk from the Park & Ride, but it is NOT recommended as a walk due to a lack of sidewalks. It’s a roughly 3-minute taxi ride. Or have a friend pick you up!

AMTRAK & ACELA - East Coast corridor

From the North and/or East

The closest station stop for regular Amtrak and Acela service is New Haven or Stamford. If you choose New Haven, take the Metro North line to South Norwalk. Change at South Norwalk to get on the Danbury branch. If you chose Stamford, see the South directions below.

See Metro North Schedules: http://web.mta.info/mnr/html/planning/schedules/

Then follow directions to get to hotel from the Danbury station for Metro-North

From the South and/or West

The closest station stop for regular Amtrak and Acela service is Stamford. Get on the Metro North - New Haven line, preferably the Danbury branch of that line. If you take the Danbury Branch, you will not need to transfer. If you take the general New Haven line, get off at South Norwalk and transfer to the Danbury line.

See Metro North Schedules: http://web.mta.info/mnr/html/planning/schedules/

Then follow directions to get to hotel from the Danbury station.

Upstate NY

Get off at either Poughkeepsie or Croton on Hudson (may also be identified as Croton Harmon on some route maps). Croton on Hudson you may take the connecting Metro North Harlem line to Brewster and follow those directions. Otherwise it is 45 minutes to 1 hour to the hotel by car. Select your station based on which way car driving friends are coming!

By Plane

The Crowne Plaza Danbury is closest to Bradley International Airport (BDL), but rental cars or other options can bring you to the area from Tweed/New Haven (HVN), Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston, Albany International Airport (ALB), and LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and JFK International Airport (JFK) in New York City.

If your flight is going to connect through Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), look at the costs for flying into that airport instead and either rent a car to drive the rest of the way or take public transportation to Danbury.

Air taxi service is available from most of the already listed airports to Danbury. There is also generally ground-based taxi or shuttle service from same to Danbury limo service in area around airport. It will generally be an additional 10-15 minute taxi ride from Danbury airport to the hotel.

If you have a pilot’s license...you can land here! Small planes only. Details: https://www.airnav.com/airport/KDXR It’s about 10-15 minute taxi ride to hotel.

By Bus

Greyhound operates a bus station in Danbury. The address is 48 Elm Street. Please contact Greyhound for help with booking your trip. The station hours are Monday – Friday 6:15am - 7:30pm and Sunday 7am - 7:30pm. The hotel offers a shuttle to/from the bus station on weekdays ONLY. Your name must be listed on the room reservation for you to take advantage of this service.

For local bus service, go to the HARTransit website for more information on routes, schedules, and fares.

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