Accommodations

If at all possible, please book one of the first two designated conference hotels (OM Sanctuary and Renaissance Inn). These hotels are offering us good rates during high season, and will feature shuttle service to and from UNCA. We will eat the costs of any unused rooms, so please give these a good look when exploring your options. There is a comments thread below (to coordinate sharing a room) as well as transportation options to and from the airport.

Conference Hotels
Om Sanctuary
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OM Sanctuary (www.omsanctuary.org / 828-252-7313)
Online booking

• Holistic Wellness Retreat located approximately 3 min to UNCA campus.
• Several conference activities will take place at the hotel.
• Special “conference rates locked in until September ($139 and up).
• Double rooms in main building and in “cottages” ringing the main building.
• Specify “Ecomusicology Conference” when booking; either by phone or online. Hotel will take one night’s reservation at “regular” non-discounted rate. Discounted rate will be the “Weekday” not “Weekend” rate and will be applied after the stay.
• Note that no breakfast is included.

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Renaissance Inn (www.renaissanceasheville.com / 1-800-468-3571)
Online booking

• One of Asheville’s top hotels in the heart of downtown, 5 min to UNCA campus.
• Conference rate is $169 for queen double for Thursday, $239 for Fri-Sat, and $99 for Sunday***
• Conventional amenities—pool, fitness, restaurant, etc.
• Shareable double rooms.
• Walkable to all downtown restaurants and shops.

***If you would like to receive the conference rates for Thursday and Sunday please call the Renaissance Inn sales office directly at (828) 210-3006 or (828) 210-3009.

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Days Inn (www.daysinn.com/hotel/12902 / 828-252-4000) (7 min to UNCA campus)
201 Tunnel Road Asheville, NC
$139 rate for double / king

Other Alternatives
Albermarle Inn (www.albemarleinn.com/) (7 min to UNCA campus)
Bartok’s retreat; historic North Asheville near the Grove Park Inn
Site of Ecomusicologies business meeting on Monday
$200-$350 / weekend rate

Air BnB (www.airbnb.com/s/Asheville–NC)
Various locations around city, various price points
Ashevillage Sanctuary recommended for longer stays

Transportation to Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)

Shuttle services:
Asheville Airport Shuttle
Asheville Airport Express

Bus ($1 to downtown: check schedule)
Asheville Public Transit

Taxi Options

Car Rental Options

5 thoughts on “Accommodations”

  1. Does the phrase “5 min to UNCA campus” denote walking or driving times?

    What are the hours of the hotel shuttle services?

    Attendees should note that airport is a great distance from Asheville; there seems to be no public transport express service from the airport to Asheville, unless I am missing something?

  2. Does the phrase “5 min to UNCA campus” denote walking or driving times?
    – 5-min drive. Walking is a possibility (20 min)

    What are the hours of the hotel shuttle services?
    – We are in the process of arranging a shuttle service from the conference hotels to UNCA, and from UNCA to the Mothlight and Isis (for evening events).

    Attendees should note that airport is a great distance from Asheville; there seems to be no public transport express service from the airport to Asheville, unless I am missing something?
    – There is a $1 bus to and from downtown (approximately 43 minutes). If you are tight for time you can take a taxi or rent a car to reduce the trip to approximately 20 minutes.

  3. Hello, my name is Ioannis Tsekouras (male). I am presenting on Sunday. Anybody who would be willing to share a room with me (preferably in Days Inn in order to minimize the cost) Friday through Sunday?

  4. Hello,
    Anyone flying in on Friday morning? I am arriving at the airport at 10:40 and it would be great to carpool / share a ride. Trying to get to the conference site or to om sanctuary. Feel free to post here or email – tc@ciufo.org
    Thanks,
    Thomas

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