Ride headquarters is the AmericInn, 15000 Glacier Ave, Apple Valley, MN 55124 (952 431-3800.) A block of rooms under the ‘Coulee Challenge’ group will be available to registered riders starting on January 7th. The room reservation blocks will be for Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Aug 10, 11 & 12th and Thursday, Aug 16th. Rooms are available for days prior, during or after these dates. Riders are responsible for booking rooms for their own itinerary at the AmericInn. Hotels have been booked at the overnight stops and are included in the rider entry fee.
A shuttle service between MSP airport and the AmericInn has been arranged for arriving and departing Coulee Challenge riders. Cost is $20/rider each way. Taxi/Uber fares will range from $30-40. From the airport, call the hotel (952 431-3800) to have the shuttle service meet you at your arrival gate. To return to the airport after the ride, check in with the Front Desk.
Room rates are $110/night with the Coulee Challenge group discount.
The AmericInn has a pool & hot tub, modern rooms with breakfast included.
Some other hotels in the vicinity are: (room rates are approximate, based on August 2017 pricing)
GrandStay Inn ($140) 7083 153rd Street West, Apple Valley (<1 mile)
LivInn Motel ($90) 13080 Aldrich Avenue South, Burnsville (4.3 miles)
StayBridge Suites ($130) 4675 Rahncliff Road, Eagan (3.9 miles)
Quality Inn, ($100) 1950 Rahncliff Court, Eagan (3.9 miles)