Travel & Lodging

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*Please note we have not yet announced the travel and lodging details for the 2020 Chuckanut Writers Conference. The information for the 2019 CWC should give you a general idea of your options. Please check back in December 2019 and sign up to receive our e-newsletter for announcements about next year's event.*


Getting Here

By land or by air, by bus and by train, there are a variety of ways to make it to Bellingham!

Bellingham International Airport

The following airlines fly directly into Bellingham Airport:

Alaska Airlines
Allegiant Air
Frontier Airlines

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

If you fly in to SeaTac, Bellair Shuttles offers many trips daily from SeaTac to Bellingham.

Bus and Train

Bolt Bus offers low-cost round trip fares from Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland.

Amtrak offers daily trips to and from Bellingham.

2019 Lodging

Reserve early! Bellingham hotels fill fast during summer weekends in Whatcom County. This year, the following hotels are offering a special group rate for Chuckanut Writers Conference attendees!

Springhill Suites Bellingham (1.3 miles to WCC campus)

Rooms available for CWC attendees from $159 a night. To book a room, you can call 360.714.9600 or use this direct link
Reservation deadline: June 5, 2019.

Home2Suites by Hilton (1.3 miles to WCC campus)

Rooms available for CWC attendees for $149 a night. To book a room, you can call 360.734.3111 and ask for the Chuckanut Writers Conference (CWC) group rate, or use this direct link.
Reservation deadline: June 2, 2019.

Holiday Inn and Suites (2 miles to WCC campus)

Rooms with one king bed available for CWC attendees from $129 a night. To book a room at the discounted rate, use this direct link.

Reservation deadline: May 31, 2019.

Other Bellingham Hotels and Housing Options:

Fairhaven Village Inn (8.5 miles to WCC campus)

Heliotrope Hotel (3.0 miles to WCC campus)

Hotel Bellwether (4.5 miles to WCC campus)


For breakfast and lunch, we have arranged a variety of dining options for conference attendees, including local food trucks, restaurants, and WCC's Dockside Cafe. Check out our dining tab for more information. 

Visiting Bellingham and Whatcom County 

We invite you to enjoy this region so rich with writers and readers, literary groups, and home to a number of highly-acclaimed authors. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Pacific Northwest including majestic Mt. Baker, the San Juan Islands, Chuckanut Drive, Historic Fairhaven and Downtown Bellingham, lively arts communities, whale watching, kayaking, hiking, award-winning wineries, spas, casinos and more.