James Madison University

Lodging and Travel Information

PHOTO: Stonewall Jackson hotelThe conference will be at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center in Staunton, Virginia, located at the crossroads of I-64 and I-81. Rooms are available on Thursday and Friday night at a special conference rate of $105/night plus tax. Reservations can be made by calling 540-885-4848 or 1-866-880-0024 (toll free). Be sure to call before May 22, 2017 and mention ETOP in order to receive the conference rate. The hotel often sells out of rooms, so make your reservations early!

If you plan to drive, directions can be found on the hotel website.

If you plan to fly, the closest airport is the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (approximately 15 miles from the hotel). The airport offers a shuttle to and from the hotel. Reservations for the shuttle must be made 24 hours in advance. You can make reservations by calling 540-234-8304. The regional airport is convenient, but it will be cheaper to fly into one of the following airports:

  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, 45 miles from the hotel
  • Roanoke Regional Airport, 86 miles from the hotel
  • Richmond International Airport, 116 miles from hotel

However, there are no shuttles from these airports. Another option is to travel by train. Staunton is served by AMTRAK from both Philadelphia and Washington DC.