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Citizens of a Visa Waiver Program country travelling to the USA must now possess a machine readable passport and an ESTA approval card. ESTA applications may be submitted any time prior to travel and generally remain valid for two years.
Waterville Valley is located about 42 miles North of Concord, New Hampshire.
From the South (MA, CT, RI): Take I-93 North to exit 28, then 11 miles via NH Route 49 to resort village.
From the North: Take I-91 South to I-93 South to exit 28, then 11 miles via NH Route 49 to resort village.
From the West (NY): Take I-95 North to I-91 North to I-84 East to Massachusetts Turnpike to I-290 East to I-495 North to NH Route 3 North to I-93 North to exit 28, then 11 miles via NH Route 49 to resort village.
Public and Private Transportation
- Able Airport Service (Phone: 603-234-2043)
Able Airport Service is based in Goffstown, New Hampshire and is licensed by Manchester Airport (MHT) as a Ground Transportation service, doing business as Upper Valley Taxi.
- Concord Coach Lines (Phone: 800-639-3317)
Concord Coach Lines provides transportation from Logan Airport, Boston to Manchester, Concord, Plymouth and Tilton in New Hampshire. Schedules and fares can be found on their web page. Additional taxi service is required from the destination bus station to the conference site. Please note that Concord Coach Lines does not provide service to Manchester Airport directly - you will need to connect at the Manchester Transportation Center, which is about 10-15 minutes away from the airport by taxi.
- Custom Coach and Limousine (Phone: 800-585-3589)
Custom Coach and Limousine operates a fleet of 8- and 10-passenger limousines, executive sedans, 14-passenger corporate vans, 29-passenger mini coaches and 49- and 57-passenger European styled motor coaches. They can pick up at Logan Airport in Boston, Manchester Airport in New Hampshire, and the Portland Jetport and the Portland Transportation Center (Amtrak and Concord Coach Lines Terminal) in Maine. Please call for more information.
- Diamond Limousines and Airport Service (Phone: 855-546-6755)
Diamond Limousines and Airport Service provides affordable airport service from all major airports. This full-service ground transportation provider uses only the latest model vehicles. Centrally located in New Hampshire, they provide service to the Waterville Valley, Holderness School, Proctor Academy and Colby-Sawyer College conference sites.
- Grace Limousine (Phone: 800-328-4544)
Grace Limousine is a full-service ground transportation provider serving Logan International and Manchester Airports. Reservations can be made online or by phone.
- Greyhound Bus (NH) (Phone: 800-231-2222)
Greyhound Bus provides bus service throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Conferees flying to Boston’s Logan International Airport should take a bus from South Station in Boston, MA to one of Greyhound's stations in New Hampshire (schedules, fares and locations are available on their web site or by phone). Additional taxi service is required from the destination station to your conference site.
- Lakes Region Airport Shuttle (Phone: 888-386-8181)
Lakes Region Airport Shuttle provides convenient and affordable transportation from the Logan and Manchester airports to Tilton School, Holderness School, Proctor Academy and Waterville Valley. For more information and online booking, please visit their web site.
- Peter Pan Bus Lines (NH) (Phone: 888-751-8800)
Peter Pan provides a bus connection from T.F. Green Airport, Providence, to Logan Airport, Boston. Please check their web page for more information. This connection allows attendees flying into Rhode Island to connect with one of the GRC chartered buses departing Logan Airport on Sunday.
- Royal Airport Service (Phone: 800-494-0508)
Royal Airport Service is based in Manchester, NH and provides service from Boston Logan Airport and Manchester Airport to Waterville Valley.
- Transportation Network (Phone: 866-988-0009 | Fax: 978-988-1350)
Transportation Network Professional Livery Services provides luxury sedan, SUV and van transportation to and from Logan International Airport, T.F. Green Airport and Manchester Airport. Visit their web site or call for more detailed information.
- Ultimate Coach Limousine (Phone: 603-622-9877)
Ultimate Coach Limousine and Town Car Service is based in Manchester, NH and provides limousine or town car service to Waterville Valley. Reservations are recommended at least 2 weeks in advance. Please call to make a reservation.
- Vermont Transit (Phone: 800-552-8737 | Fax: 802-862-7812)
Vermont Transit is a wholly owned subsidiary of Greyhound Lines, Inc. Greyhound schedules connect for routes in upper New England with Vermont Transit buses.
Airlines and Airports
- Logan Airport (BOS)
Logan Airport is located in Boston, Massachusetts. Most major domestic and international airlines fly to BOS. Visit the Airport’s web site for a complete list of airlines. GRC provides a Chartered Bus service to our New England sites for conferees arriving here on Sundays (reservations are required).
- Manchester Airport (MHT)
Manchester Airport is located in Manchester, New Hampshire and is a good alternative to Logan Airport in Boston. Many major airlines (including Continental, Delta, Northwest, Southwest, United, and US Air) fly to MHT. Visit the airport’s web site for a complete list of airlines. Manchester is not an international airport. GRC provides a Chartered Bus service to our New Hampshire sites for conferees arriving here on Sundays (reservations are required).
- Enterprise Rent-a-Car (Phone: 800-261-7331)
Enterprise offers discounted rates on auto rentals for Gordon Research Conferences attendees. Click here to make reservations online at this special GRC rate. If you are a member of the Emerald Club, you are eligible for a free upgrade when you book a midsize car.
- National Car Rental (Phone: 800-227-7368)
National Car Rental offers discounted rates on auto rentals for Gordon Research Conferences attendees. Click here to make reservations online at this special GRC rate. If you are a member of the Emerald Club, you are eligible for a free upgrade when you book a midsize car.
Special Accommodations for Before or After the Meeting
- Embassy Suites by Hilton Boston at Logan Airport (Phone: 617-567-5000 | Fax: 617-567-5999)
If you need to stay overnight in Boston before or after the meeting, the Embassy Suites Boston at Logan Airport (207 Porter Street, Boston, MA) offers a discounted rate for GRC participants. The hotel is located half a mile from Logan Airport and offers a complimentary shuttle. Reservations can be made directly on the hotel’s web site using one of the following special links for GRC attendees (select the date range in which you will be staying):
- June 2, 2017 - June 24, 2017
- June 30, 2017 - July 29, 2017
- August 4, 2017 - August 20, 2017
Or, you can call 617-567-5000 and ask for the Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) rate. The hotel recommends that GRC attendees make reservations as soon as possible because summer weekends sell out quickly.
- Waterville Valley
If you wish to stay at the conference site before or after the meeting, Waterville Valley offers a discounted rate of $99 per night. To make a reservation in advance, please contact the Director of Sales, Conrad Oldenburg, directly at 603-236-8311 x3500 or firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to state that you are attending a Gordon Research Seminar/Conference.
For additional information about the area (including off-site housing and child-care), please contact the local Chamber of Commerce