NCRSA 2010:
UNC - Asheville


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LOGISTICS

LOCATION

UNC Asheville is located a few miles north of downtown Asheville and is very easy to find. The address is 1 University Heights, Asheville, NC 28804. The Conference will be held in 221 and 222 Highsmith University Union.

A map of the campus may be viewed at http://www.unca.edu/maps.

Approaching from the east on I-40:
Take exit 53B for I-240.
Follow I-240 for approx. 4.5 mi.
Take exit 5A for Merrimon Avenue. Turn RIGHT at the light at bottom of ramp.
Proceed approx. 1 mi. to third light; turn LEFT onto Weaver Blvd.
Proceed approx. 1/3 mi. on Weaver Blvd., to main entrance road to UNCA campus, at the roundabout.
Take the first exit off the roundabout onto University Heights.
Up the hill the road will fork and you will continue LEFT.
Highsmith Union will be the second building on your left.

Approaching from the south or west on I-26 or I-40:
Take I-240 for Asheville.
As you cross the river, move into left lane.
Take US 19-23 North. (future I-26)
Proceed approx. 1 mi. to UNCA exit. Turn RIGHT at bottom of the exit ramp that will be Broadway.
Proceed approx. mi. to second light; turn LEFT onto Weaver Blvd.
Proceed approx. mi. on Weaver Blvd., to main entrance road to UNCA campus, at the roundabout.
Take the second exit off the roundabout onto University Heights.
Up the hill the road will fork and you will continue LEFT.
Highsmith Union will be the second building on your left.

Approaching from the north on US 19-23:
Take the NC 251/UNC Asheville exit.
Turn LEFT at traffic light at bottom of ramp that will be Broadway.
Proceed approx. mi. to second light; turn LEFT onto Weaver Blvd.
Proceed approx. mi. on Weaver Blvd., to main entrance road to UNCA campus, at the roundabout.
Take the second exit off the roundabout onto University Heights.
Up the hill the road will fork and you will continue LEFT.
Highsmith Union will be the second building on your left.

INTERNET AND COMPUTER ACCESS

There is limited wireless service on campus. You will be provided with an access code for using this wireless service while on campus.

HOTELS NEAR THE UNC ASHEVILLE CAMPUS

October is high season for visiting Asheville, and some hotels are already fully booked for the night of October 15. If you plan to stay overnight, please make your reservations as soon as possible. Participants are responsible for making their own accommodations.

These hotels are closest to UNC Asheville, and still showed availability at the time of posting:

Asheville Renaissance Hotel (a Marriott hotel, located in downtown Asheville)
1 Thomas Wolfe Plaza, 28801
828-252-8211, 800-468-3571
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/avlbr-renaissance-asheville-hotel/
Standard rates for the night of October 14 are currently advertised at $219 to $239, before taxes.

Days Inn-Woodfin
3 Reynolds Mtn. Blvd., 28804
828-645-9191, 800-329-7666
http://www.daysinn.com/
Standard rates for the night of October 14 are currently advertised at $129 to $149, before taxes.

A bit farther away, but more economical, are several motels:

Best Western of Asheville Biltmore East
501 Tunnel Road
Asheville, North Carolina 28805-1824
828/298-5562
$79/night
 
Super 8
180 Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805
828-505-4648
$79/night
Days Inn - Asheville
201 Tunnel Road
I-40 & Hwy 240
Asheville, NC 28805
828-252-4000
$75/night
 
Econo Lodge
190 Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC, US, 28805
(828) 254-9521
$60/night
Downtown Inn & Suites
120 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
828-254-9661

http://www.downtowninnandsuites.com/
$68/night
All rates are for October 14. 
Availability as of August 27.

Asheville also has many B&Bs a helpful list may be found here: http://www.ashevillebba.org/.

Please note that neither UNC Asheville nor the North Carolina Association for Religious Studies claims any relationship with any hotel or bed and breakfast this list is meant only as a helpful guide, not a complete resource.


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