MRFA & 9th Infantry Division
2010 “Gathering of the Troops”
Drawbridge Inn, Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky
May 27 -30, 2010
Check in is May-27th 2010 – Check-out is May-30th 2010
The Drawbridge Inn is under new management and has made all kinds of great changes since we had our last reunion there. They have invited our Officers and Board Members to come and check out their new make over. In doing so the staff has given us a great room rate of $50.00 per night. So we thought some of you who have never attended a reunion or a gathering of the troops might be interested in seeing the hotel changes and meeting some of your fellow members as well and take advantage of this great offer. The MRFA has no activities planned but we will have a hospitality room open with beverages and snacks where everyone can meet.
The dates are May 27th with check-out on the 30th. If you’re interested in attending just call the reservation number at: 1-800-354-9793. Be sure to mention that you are making reservations under the Mobile Riverine Force Association. If you have any questions about the hotel feel free to contact: – Ann Wilson: (859) 344-7874
I have posted a few things below that will give you an idea about the Drawbridge Inn. You may contact me at: Albert@firstname.lastname@example.org – Albert Moore
There’s a lot to do in the area.. Learn more about the Drawbridge Inn by visiting their website.
You do not have to stay all three days. If you live close by and just want too drop in and visit then feel free to do so. Or come and stay a day or two. We’d be honored and pleased to have you. Bring your spouse or guest come and sit by the pool and relax and just have a good time. Some of you have mentioned that you do not like large crowds. Well this will be an ideal way to meet some of your fellow Members. If you would like to contact someone you know about attending please do so the more the merrier. If he is a Member and you need an address then please contact me at the above e-mail address. Experience the royal treatment, the charm of a European village and southern hospitality at its Northern Kentucky best at our very unique hotel. Located off the main lobby is Josh’s Taverne and Grill which is open 7 days a week featuring a Fireplace and wide screen TV. Josh’s is comfortable atmosphere with the best bar food in town. Carryout is available. Josh’s’ Taverne and Grille also offers free Wi-Fi.
Stop by Josh’s Bar for friendly conversation or just to relax. Enjoy a comfortable atmosphere “where everybody knows your name”.
Hours of Operation:
Mon. – Thurs. 11:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Fri. 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Sat. 1:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Sun. 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Whether you’re here for a reunion, convention, romantic weekend or sightseeing, let us show you hospitality beyond your expectations. Independently owned and operated, the Drawbridge offers a blend of old world charm and contemporary convenience. The complex is comprised of acres of lodging, meeting, dining and recreational facilities. Hands down, we offer the best value & location in town. Located along I-75 @ Buttermilk Pike (Exit 186), the Drawbridge Hotel is convenient to all the excitement of the Kentucky/Ohio Riverfront (just 6 miles) and to the many wonderful attractions in the area, including Newport on the Levee and the Creation Museum. Golf and shopping opportunities surround the hotel and the Southbank Shuttle makes it easy to get around Northern Kentucky and downtown Cincinnati. We provide complimentary shuttle to the Greater Cincinnati/Northern KY International Airport (7 miles) for our guests. Shuttle service is also provided with our Creation Museum Package. So you see … The Drawbridge Hotel is the perfect choice and the very best value for any business or social occasion, or just a spur-of-the-moment get-away such as a family or girls-only weekend. Complimentary High Speed Wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel. And, our Business Center is complimentary to our hotel guests.
Recreation & Relaxation:
Prepare to be treated like royalty whether you’re here on business, pleasure or a combination of both. The Drawbridge offers everything you need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable including free WiFi, free newspaper, free parking and free airport shuttle. The Drawbridge offers the best value AND location in town.
Rest & Relaxation:
Two swimming pools (one indoor heated)
A warm & cozy suspended fireplace at the indoor pool)
Fitness room / sauna
Video game room
2 Bars including one weekend club
Recreational Facilities available (registered guests only).
Fitness room for guests 18 years and older.
Pool parties are not permitted.
Additional Hotel Amenities:
Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service
Guest Kiosk in Lobby with maps/driving directions to attractions, shopping…
Suites & Extended Stay Options
Complimentary USA Today
Ample free parking with over 900 spaces
Deluxe Complimentary Continental Breakfast
Gift Shop & Barber Shop
Crossbow Lounge & Dance Club on weekends
Free WiFi throughout the hotel including the Business Center
Guest Laundry facilities & same day dry cleaning service available
Airport Shuttle Service
Hotel guests enjoy the convenience of complimentary airport shuttle service from the Greater Cincinnati/Northern KY International Airport when staying at the Drawbridge Inn Hotel. Our shuttle departs the hotel at the top and half past each hour on an as needed basis. When you arrive at the airport baggage claim area just give us a call at: 800-354-9793 or 859-341-2800 for your shuttle information. One handicap accessible van is available on request.
Our drivers may only transport guests with confirmed hotel reservations. Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). Please note that you must be 21 years or older with a picture ID and credit card to rent a room at the hotel. If driving we will also require license plate information at check-in.
Monday through Friday
6:00AM to 10:00AM
Saturday and Sunday
7:00AM to 11:00AM
Have your most important meal of the day with us in Josh’s. (off the hotel lobby)
New Wave Lobby Mart: Whether you’re here for a reunion, convention, romantic weekend or sightseeing, let us show you hospitality beyond your expectations. Independently owned and operated, the Drawbridge offers a blend of old world charm and contemporary convenience. The complex is comprised of acres of lodging, meeting, dining and recreational facilities. Hands down, we offer the best value & location in town. The Crossbow Taverne is the area’s hottest night club and is located off the main lobby. Enjoy your favorite beverage with old & new friends. Our DJ’s provides a wide variety of music for your listening and dancing pleasure. Open Friday and Saturday from 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Phone: (859) 341-2800 extension 7525 After you work up an appetite singing, dancing & people-watching stop by Chaucer’s for a bite … it’s open overnight.
Driving Directions: If driving we will also require license plate information at check-in.
From Lexington / Louisville I-75 North to Exit 186 (Buttermilk Pike), Right off the Exit, Left at 1st light onto Royal Drive
From Dayton I-75 South to Exit 186 (Buttermilk Pike), Left off the Exit, Left at 2nd light onto Royal Drive
From Cleveland / Columbus I-71 South through Cincinnati merging with I-75 South to Exit 186 (Buttermilk Pike) Left off the Exit, Left at 2nd light onto Royal Drive
From Indianapolis I-74 East to I-75 South to Exit 186 (Buttermilk Pike). Left off the Exit. Left at the 2nd light onto Royal Drive.
From Huntington WV I-64 west to I-75 north to Exit 186 (Buttermilk Pike), Right off the Exit, Left at 1st light onto Royal Drive
From Downtown I-75 South to Exit 186 (Buttermilk Pike), Left off the Exit, Left at 2nd light onto Royal Drive
From Greater Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport I-275 East to I-75 North to Exit 186 (Buttermilk Pike), Right off the Exit, Left at 1st light onto Royal Drive
Creation Museum – check out their website
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center celebrates courage, cooperation and perseverance at
Hofbrauhaus offers German cuisine and Bavarian entertainment
Newport on the Levee (Shopping, Restaurants & Entertainment Complex)
Newport Aquarium and IMAX Theater
Great American Ballpark, Home of the Cincinnati Reds
Paul Brown Stadium, Home of the Cincinnati Bengals
Turfway Park (Horse Race Track)
Kentucky Motor Speedway
Union Terminal, including the Cincinnati Museum Center, the Children’s Museum and the Omnimax Theater
Cincinnati Zoo & Botantical Gardens
Sports of All Sorts: Florence Location [5.6 miles]: 25 Cavalier Blvd., Florence, KY 41042, 859.371.5511 | Mt. Zion Location [6.8 miles]: 10094 & 10095 Investment Way, Florence, KY 41042, 859.371.5511
Town & Country: [9.2 miles] 1018 Town Drive, Wilder, KY 41076, 859.442.5800 Eggleston Park – www.wesselsports.com, [23.6 miles] 6960 Blue Rock Road, Cincinnati, OH 45247, 513.385.5304
Expressway Park: [30.2 miles] Off I-275, Exit #59A, Milford Parkway Exit, Milford, OH 45150, 513.831.2273
Midwest Sports Complex: [128 miles] 7509 New Augusta Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268, 317.875.8833
Queen City Sports Complex: [25.6 miles] 9267 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, West Chester, OH 45069, 513.777.8638
RiverShore Sportsplex: [13.1 miles] 7842 River Road, Hebron, KY 41048, 859.586.4390
Riverstar Sportsplex: [13.7] 5993 Linneman Street, Cincinnati, OH 45228, 513.232.4263
Rumpke Park: [26.8 miles] 10400 State Route 128, Harrison, OH 45030, 513.738.2646
Golf Course Information provided by Member Dave McCann:
In case there are members and guests interested in golfing at the MRFA gathering in May here are two golf courses close to the Drawbridge Inn:
1) Devou Park Golf Course is located at 1344 Audubon Road, Park Hills, Kentucky 41011 – (859) 431-8030 . They claim to be just 15 minutes away from the inn via some local roads and no interstate ramps. I believe the golf pro told me it was just $17.00 for 9 regulation holes and a cart ride? This is an 18 hole regulation public golf course. You can find them online.
2) Twin Oaks Golf Course is located at 450 East 43rd Street, Covington, Kentucky 41015 – (859) 581-2410. Nine holes at this course will cost a senior $36.00. Important: You need to make tee times two weeks in advance. They do not take “walk-on’s”. You can find them on LINE.
There are a lot of other golf courses around, but these are two public courses that are real close to the Drawbridge Inn. Nothing is pre-arranged at either course for Members so you are on your own to make tee times. The Drawbridge Inn is not responsible for transportation to or from the golf courses. If Members would like to suggest other public courses please feel free to make them known at the gathering or thru the organization.