DRIVING TO ASHEVILLE
If you live in the near region, there are a lot of advantages to driving. For one, parking at the Crowne Plaza is free. Second, you can easily make trips in to town to snag supplies. And third, there is less of a risk your trip will be delayed due to inclement weather! The address to put into your GPS is:
Crowne Plaza Resort
One Resort Drive
Asheville, NC 28806
FLYING INTO ASHEVILLE
Our airport code is AVL. It’s a small regional airport, but well maintained. When booking your flight, consider that big northern cities (Chicago, New York) may not be good to have in your route, since this is winter and there are sometimes snowstorms!
The Asheville airport isn’t always the cheapest to fly into, so sometimes attendees instead fly into GSP (Greenville, SC), ATL (Atlanta, GA), or CLT (Charlotte, NC). From there you’d need to rent a car or carpool to Asheville, a few hours away. Note, if flying into Charlotte, check out this shuttle service option here (this service may be closed on 12/24, 12/25, and 1/1 but should be open Dec. 26th-31st and again starting on Jan. 2nd).
The Crowne Plaza airport shuttle will be at the Asheville airport every hour on the hour starting with the first flight arrival at AVL on December 26th and December 27th. The fee is 10 USD cash per person. You must pay in cash to the driver so please don't forget to bring $10!
The shuttle will also be running every hour on the hour for departures on Januray 1st starting before the first flight out of AVL.
If you want to make use of the airport shuttle service outside of these scheduled days, you will need to call the hotel in advance at 828-254-3211 and give them your transportation information over the phone. Please give them several days notice if possible in order to guarantee a ride! Here is the airport shuttle request form for arrivals and departures outside of the above listed days.
RIDE-SHARE, CARPOOL, & TRANSPORT COORDINATION
To coordinate ride shares, go to the Lindy Focus transportation facebook group here!