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It seems like “real America” is trying get in on really, really “fake America’s” good fortune. Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort, located in Flintstone Maryland, near Cumberland is offering “a value-laden package for the upcoming Presidential Inauguration.” A note from the company’s publicist says the hotel “is within a two-hour drive of Washington D.C.” I beg to differ! Disregarding the fact that google maps says that Flintstone is actually a sliver of road beyond the two-hour drive, there’s no way that journey is going to be a quick jaunt. When you consider traffic coming from literally every direction ( I had maybe counted out the Cumberland Gap region—-but not now), I’d say you’re going to need a few extra cd cases, a few more coloring books for the kids, a few more bathroom breaks than a two hour drive would necessitate. Plus you’ll also want to factor in the extra cost for gas for the 250 mile round-trip. If Rocky Gap still sounds like it’s for you, here’s some more info:

Scheduled for Jan. 20, 2009, Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort is Only Two Hours from Washington D.C.

President-elect Barack Obama will be sworn in as the 44th President of the United States Jan. 20, 2009. While many hotels in the Washington D.C. area are already sold out or charging extraordinarily high rates, Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort is offering luxurious accommodations at affordable prices.

Located only two hours from D.C., Rocky Gap is offering rooms overlooking its Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, starting at $139. The 2009 Presidential Inauguration Package is valid Jan. 29, 2009, requires payment upon booking and the room is non-refundable.

A AAA Four-Diamond Resort, Rocky Gap offers the luxurious Garden Spa and acclaimed culinary options at the Lakeside Restaurant – a Wine Spectator Award Winner – and the casual Signatures.Bar & Grill.