Utopia Weekend 2022

Nov 4, 2022

Our most popular event of the year is back!

Planned by: Josh Butts

Event Overview - 11/4/22 through 11/6/22

Utopia Weekend is our most popular and most anticipated event of the year. Based out of Kerrville, TX, we drive some of the most scenic and enjoyable roads Texas has to offer. Most people come to this part of Texas for The Three Sisters, but we have some great roads this year to add some extra variety. Our events will start with a casual dinner on Friday evening for those who arrive on the early side, a full day of driving on Saturday (still time for a nap before dinner!), and a morning drive on Sunday that ends back near Kerrville so all have easy access to return home in the afternoon.

Our expected plans are laid out below, but are still subject to minor revisions for routes and restaurants.

Friday Evening

Meet us for dinner, a beer, or both at the Trailhead Beer Garden on the campus of Schreiner University. There will be a hotdog food truck on site that is expecting us, or feel free to grab a bite before in Kerrville and stop by after. We'll plan on about 6:30. This is a come and go as you please thing, nothing formal.




Saturday Drive

We have a long trip planned on Saturday! We'll be heading west and south out to Leakey via RM-336 and then passing through Utopia on the way to lunch in Bandera. On the way back we'll hit the best parts of TX-16 with a stop at the Camp Verde general store which will provide a nice area where we can park the cars for a group photo as well.

8:30a, Inn of the Hills
9:00a departure

Rest Stop
Approximately 10:30a, Stripes, Leakey, TX

Approximately 11:45, Brick's River Cafe, Bandera, TX

Rest Stop
Approximately 2:00p, Camp Verde General Store, Center Point, TX

Alternate Route Home
The route back takes a roundabout route back into Kerrville via Center Point. If you'd like to head back directly without the stop and group photo op in Camp Verde, you can proceed directly back on TX-16 saving about 45 minutes.

Saturday Dinner - The Lakehouse

Saturday dinner will be at a The Lakehouse in Kerrville, at 6:30pm. This is a group dinner but if you'd prefer something more low key you can always go on your own for this. Weather permitting, happy hour by the pool at Inn of the Hills before hand.

Sunday Drive

For Sunday's drive, we will depart Kerrville along TX-39 and FM-1430 before our stop in Leakey. From our rest stop we'll drive the most challenging parts of RM-337, past Lost Maples and then back into Kerrville along TX-39 and the Guadalupe River.

8:30a, Inn of the Hills
9:00a departure

Rest Stop
Approximately 10:30a, Stripes, Leakey TX

Approximately 12:00p, Pint and Plow, Kerrville, TX

Hotel Reservations

We have a block of hotel rooms available at:

The Inn of the Hills.
1001 Junction Highway, Kerrville, Texas 78028

They have provided a variety of rates for us to choose from starting at $109/night. This rate does not include breakfast (full hot buffet style), but if you want that, after you book, you can call the hotel and add a discounted breakfast as well, for $12/night. Due to software limitations, it's not possible to select this add-on when you book online.

Click here to book
Make sure you review the check in and check out dates on this page, they seem to be defaulting to only Friday night.

If you prefer to call the hotel to book, the group name is "BMW TEJAS". Phone Number: 830-895-5000

RSVP for Utopia Weekend 2022

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Who's Coming:

Name Car Model Year Car Model Number of People - Friday Dinner / Drinks Number of People - Saturday (Drive+Lunch) Number of People - Saturday Dinner Number of People - Sunday (Drive + Lunch)
Alex Bakanidze 2018 230i 2 2 2 2
Ben Potts 2009 335xi Coupe 2 2 2 2
Bruce & Lenore Alfredson 2019 330i 2 2 2 2
Cameron Fish 1995 540i (He53) 0 1 0 0
Darryl Towell 2022 911 1 1 1 1
Duane Gray 2022 Z4 M4.0 0 2 2 2
Jaime Darla Martinez 2022 Z4 0 2 2 2
JEFF GIFFORD 1990 325i 1 1 1 1
Joaquin & Betzy Aviles 2020 M2C 0 2 2 0
John Kasbaum 2022 M8 Gran Coupe 0 1 1 1
Josh & Kathryn Butts 2006 M Roadster 2 2 2 2
Ken Aldrich 2010 335i 1 1 1 1
Linda &Tim Cook 2020 Z4. 3.0i with M pkg 2 2 2 2
Marco & Mary Beth Cordon 2021 Z4 2 2 2 2
Mark Nichols 2021 Z4 30i 0 0 0 2
Nadeem Poonawala 2016 M3 0 1 1 1
Paul Goldfine 2018 430i 2 2 2 2
Philip DeFrancesco 2001 Z3 2 2 2 2
Randolph & Sherry Ann Allen 2013 X5 4 4 4 4
Scott Fritz 2022 M4 Comp X 0 2 2 2
Scott Trinkle 2020 X3 M Comp 0 1 0 0
Thomas Terry 2016 M3 0 1 1 1
Tim Pappas 2008 335i 0 2 2 0
Tom Gay Dawson 2010 Z4 2 2 2 2
Vaughn McVey 2022 X3M Comp 2 3 3 2
Total: 25     Total: 27 Total: 43 Total: 41 Total: 38