Travel and Lodging

Goddard College Campus, Plainfield, Vermont

Goddard is a one-of-a-kind institution of higher education with a history of creativity and chaos, invention and experimentation, of growth, decline and reemergence. The Plainfield campus in central Vermont is about a 15-minute drive from Montpelier, the Capital of Vermont, and an hour from Burlington, one of Vermont’s largest cities. The campus consists of formal gardens and farm buildings dating back to the 1800s. Connected by brick walkways, the campus offers low-cost rooms, dining hall, community center, theatre, meeting rooms, and gathering spaces.

The main conference officially begins at dinner (6 p.m.) Friday, October 12th and ends after lunch on Sunday, October 14th. We will be set up to check you in all day Friday. See the schedule summary here.

If you plan to come for the pre-conference, you can arrive Thursday, October 11th. We will be ready to check you in at 4 p.m.

Lodging Options

Goddard College

Goddard College has single and double rooms available. Single rooms include one twin bed; double rooms include two twin beds. Linens are included. Bathrooms are dorm style.

Meals are made with as many local and organic ingredients as possible and can accommodate special diets.

Main Conference package includes Friday night and Saturday night, with meals starting with Friday dinner and ending with Sunday lunch.

Pre & Main Conference package adds Thursday night, with meals starting with Thursday dinner and ending with Sunday lunch.

Meals only are available for those commuting. See below for options.

ALL RATES ARE FOR ONE PERSON. Both occupants in a double room must register separately and pay the double room rate (which is half the total cost of the double room). If second occupant is not attending conference, please use the "Room & Meals Only" registration type.

  • Main Conference Room & Meals Package - SINGLE room + one meal package: $246
  • Main Conference Room & Meals Package - one bed in DOUBLE room + one meal package: $202
  • Main Conference Meals Only: $92
  • Pre & Main Conference Room & Meals Package - SINGLE room + one meal package: $370
  • Pre & Main Conference Room & Meals Package - one bed in DOUBLE room + one meal package: $304
  • Pre & Main Conference Meals Only: $139

Off Campus Options

We hope you stay with us at Goddard College, but if you decide you'd rather stay off campus, here are a some nearby options:

Hollister Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast, enjoy a farm experience at this B&B only 1 ½ miles from campus.

Marshfield Inn and Motel,  small, rustic motel/inn just 3 miles from the Goddard campus.

Pie-in-the-Sky Farm Bed and Breakfast, country setting for this rustic B&B about 5 miles from campus.

Capitol Plaza Hotel, larger city type hotel with restaurant in downtown Montpelier, about 10 miles from campus.

Travel Options

Goddard College is located in Central Vermont in the town of Plainfield, approximately ten miles east of Montpelier, the state’s capital, and fifty miles southeast of Burlington, the state’s largest city.

To coordinate rides with other conference goers, feel free to use this public Facebook group.

Arriving by Air

Burlington International Airport (BTV): 1-hour drive to campus

Manchester Airport (MHT): 3-hour drive to campus

Arriving by Train

Amtrak: Montpelier-Barre, VT (MPR). Call 1-800-872-7245 for reservation and schedule information.

Arriving by Bus (Montpelier, VT)

Service to VermontGreyhound

Local Bus Service: Green Mountain Transit Agency

  • Choose – Montpelier Link Express for Burlington to Montpelier
  • Choose – US 2 Commuter for Montpelier to Plainfield (Goddard Campus)

Recommended Taxi Service

From Burlington Airport: Vermont Tour and Charter or call 802-734-1293

From Montpelier: Capital Cab & Car Service or call 802-505-0316

Driving Directions

From the South:

Take Interstate 89 North to exit 7, merging onto Rte. 62 East. Remain on Rte. 62 for about 1 mile and bear right onto the ramp toward Rte. 302 West / Rte. 2 / Montpelier. Take the first left onto the Barre Montpelier Road / Rte. 302 and continue until you enter the roundabout (circle). Take the 1st exit off the roundabout onto Rte. 2 East toward East Montpelier / Plainfield. After traveling through East Montpelier through one traffic light, continue for about 3 miles and turn left on Rte. 214 at the Goddard College sign, just before entering Plainfield. The entrance to Goddard’s main campus is the first road on your left. (If you use Interstate 89 Exit 8, follow the directions from the North below.)

Exit 7, Berlin to Goddard Map from the South

From the East:

Rte. 2 is a rural two-lane highway and can be followed west from as far away as Bangor, Maine. After entering Vermont on Rte. 2 you will travel through St. Johnsbury (approx. 30 miles from the New Hampshire border) and Marshfield (approx. 18 more miles) before entering Plainfield, where you should look for the Plainfield General Store on your right. Turn right at the next intersection on Rte 214 North. The entrance to Goddard’s main campus is the first road on your left.

St Johnsbury to Goddard Map from the East

From the North:

Take Interstate 89 south to exit 8 (Montpelier / Rte. 2) merging onto Rte. 2 East. Travel through Montpelier and East Montpelier and just before entering Plainfield, turn left onto Rte. 214. The entrance to Goddard’s main campus is the first road on your left.

Montpelier to Goddard Map from the North

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