One of AirVenture's best-kept secrets is that hundreds of beautifully kept private homes are available to rent, all within 10 miles of the convention grounds. Thanks to the Oshkosh Convention & Visitors Bureau, you can find the perfect oasis for you and your group. Reservations for private residences are now being accepted through the Oshkosh CVB.
The Oshkosh CVB website contains detailed listings and photographs of all available homes. Call the Oshkosh CVB's housing hotline at 920-235-3007 to reserve an entire house or a single room.
In other AirVenture housing-related news:
Hotels: According to the Oshkosh CVB, all hotels located in Oshkosh with the exception of La Quinta are currently booked during AirVenture's run and are now filling a waiting list.
Dormitories: UW-Oshkosh reports that all of its rooms are booked and currently are filling a waiting list in case of cancellations. Due to renovations, one tower of Scott Hall is unavailable in 2012, resulting in a temporary loss of 330 rooms.
Other dormitory options:
Lawrence University, located approximately 20 miles north in downtown Appleton, began taking reservations on January 2.
Oshkosh Christian School, located about 7 miles from the site, reports that about 30 percent of the approximately 110 beds available have been reserved. Oshkosh Christian provides shuttle transportation, showers, and breakfast. For more information, contact Lori Colburn at 920-231-9704, ext. 4, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marian University, located 20 miles south in Fond du Lac, reports that about 25 percent of its rooms are reserved. Marian's dorms feature air conditioning and a full breakfast is offered each morning. For more information, call 800-262-7426 or e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ripon College, located 20 miles southwest, will begin taking reservations in early February.
Another college dormitory option could be available in time for AirVenture 2012. UW-Fox Valley, which is located about 15 miles north of AirVenture off Highway 441 in Menasha, recently gained approval for private student housing that is scheduled to be completed in May and potentially be available for AirVenture attendees. If that is the case, reservation information for these rooms will be provided once finalized.
Camp Scholler: And for those early birds who stake out their campsites weeks prior to AirVenture, Camp Scholler opens on Friday, June 22 - up one week from its traditional "last Friday in June" opening.
Basic campsites are $24 per night with a three-night minimum, while campsites with electric and water hookups are $49 per night. All electric and water campsites are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and all days must be purchased from the time of setup through Sunday, July 29.