Lodging & Travel Information for the Chanticleer Authors Conference 2017: March 31, April 1 & 2, 2017
Conference Location: Hotel Bellwether, with masterclasses held at the nearby Bellingham Yacht Club.
Lodging at conference site: The Hotel Bellwether
The luxurious Hotel Bellwether is offering a conference rate starting at approx. $189 per night for non-water views. Conference rates are available on most rooms to CAC17 attendees. Please call the hotel, at 360-392-3172, and ask for the Chanticleer Conference Rate. Elizabeth Crawford, the Director of Sales, is our contact.
The Hotel Bellwether is a luxury waterfront hotel overlooking Bellingham Marina and Bay is close to shops and restaurants. Rooms have gas fireplaces, imported Italian furniture, whirlpool tubs, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and DVD players, plus private balconies or patios. There’s a restaurant and bar along with a fitness center, and jogging trails which lead down to the sea. Free underground parking is available.
Other nearby lodging:
The Guest House, a Red Lion Inn on Lakeway, is offering lodging starting at $66 per night. All bookings include a complimentary hot breakfast with eggs, bacon, waffles, bagels, yogurt, muffins, cereal, etc. and juice and coffee/tea. Rooms include: Internet access, Cable TV, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, and Hair Dryer. The Guest House is 3.6 miles from the front door of the Bellwether Hotel (less than ten minutes by car – no highway). Complimentary airport shuttle between Bellingham Airport and The Guest House (9 to 5 daily, please confirm time and date with front desk). Free parking.
Please call the hotel directly to make reservations at (360) 671-9600. Ask for the Chanticleer Authors Conference rate and room block.
The Guest House, a Red Lion Inn, Lakeway Avenue, Bellingham
Other Lodgings available:
Fairhaven Village Inn (Fairhaven) Mention the Chanticleer Authors Conference and then ask for the “Unwind in Fairhaven” special $169 or $149 special. The Inn only has 22 rooms. (parking included)
Sheraton on Lakeway (less than three miles from the Hotel Bellwether.
UBER: download the Uber app on your smartphone before you leave on your trip. Bellingham is very Uber friendly.
Taxi Services: Yellow Cab 360-733-8294, Your Cab Company 360 746-4943, Blue Cab 360-734-3787
Airporter Shuttle / Bellair Charters: http://www.airporter.com/ 1-866-235-5247
This shuttle service will get you from Seatac to Bellingham and back. Comfortable ride.
For more information, please contact us at: info@ChantiReviews.com
Whale Watching/San Juan Island Touring: Enjoy a sunny day on the water.
Mount Baker Theatre: Historic Performance Venue.
The SPARK museum of Electrical Invention: See a display of innovations that changed the course of human history.
Downtown Bellingham: Shops and restaurants.
Historic Fairhaven: Home of one of the best indie bookstores in the country Village Books.
Plus countless natural wonders: Mount Baker, Lake Whatcom, Whatcom Falls, Boulevard Park to name a few.
We hope you enjoy your visit and discover a little bit of why Bellingham, WA was ranked as one of the greatest American cities for writers.