Transportation & Lodging

Saxtons River, VT

Vermont Academy
Performing Arts Center
Pleasant Street
Saxtons River, VT 05154
The conferences held in Vermont occur at the Vermont Academy, a private boarding school established in the late 1800s. The Academy is located in the foothills of southeastern Vermont in the Village of Saxtons River. The streets of this small, friendly Vermont village are lined with predominantly 19th-century buildings. Saxtons River has recently been named to the National Register of Historic Places.
The average summer temperature in Vermont is 70-80° Fahrenheit (21-27° Centigrade). However, daytime temperatures can range from the low 60s up into the 90s and be very humid. Casual clothing is suggested. We also suggest bringing a sweater or jacket for sessions, as the rooms tend to be on the cool side.

Vermont Academy in Saxtons River, Vermont is 130 miles from Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston, Massachusetts and 110 miles from Bradley International Airport (BDL) near Hartford, Connecticut.

Participants are housed in dormitory rooms. Rooms are furnished with one or two single beds and can accommodate one or two paid participants. Fans, sheets, pillowcases, blankets, towels, washcloths and soap are provided by Vermont Academy. Wireless internet is available in all buildings on campus.  Please note: individual dormitory rooms are not air conditioned.  Each floor has one or two communal bathrooms (gender specific) and a common area with a television and telephone. 

If you request a single or double occupancy room, the registration fee covers 5 nights of lodging (Sunday through Thursday night, checkout Friday morning).

If you plan to arrive early or stay beyond the official conference dates, you must make your own lodging arrangements for the extra nights at an off-site property. You are responsible to make and pay for these additional arrangements.

You will be given your housing assignment when you arrive at the Academy. There are a limited number of single rooms which are assigned based on availability and are on a first come, first serve basis.

Please Note: It may be helpful to bring a flashlight, alarm clock, or umbrella since these items are not provided on site.

Driving Directions


From Points North of Saxtons River:

  1.     Take Interstate 91 South. Take Exit 6, Bellows Falls

From the exit ramp, bear RIGHT towards Bellows Falls

  3.     Go through the town of Bellows Falls

  4.     At the first traffic light, Route 5 intersects with Route 121 West. Continue through light on Route 121 West.
          Proceed 5 miles to Saxtons River, VT

  5.     Saxtons River, turn RIGHT on Pleasant St. (the second right hand turn as you enter the village)

  6.     Drive two blocks to the Vermont Academy sign on the LEFT

  7.     Turn LEFT, proceed to second left into gymnasium parking lot

From Logan International Airport (BOS):

  1. Take Route 2 West Shortly before Gardner, MA, take Route 140 North (right hand exit) to Route 12 

  2. Turn LEFT on Route 12 Proceed on Route 12 for approximately 45 miles (Keene, New Hampshire is located approximately halfway) until you see signs indicating a junction with Route 123 North, and directing traffic to Route 5 and Interstate 91 

  3. Turn LEFT on 123 North, crossing the Connecticut River, following the road to a T-intersection (you will drive under a railroad overpass just before the intersection) 

  4. Turn RIGHT onto Route 5 North, driving approximately 3 miles to the village of Bellows Falls, VT 

  5. At the first traffic light, Route 5 intersects with Route 121 West. 

  6. Turn LEFT on Route 121 West and proceed 5 miles to Saxtons River, VT In Saxtons River, turn RIGHT on Pleasant St. (the second right hand turn as you enter the village) 

  7. Drive two blocks to the Vermont Academy sign on the LEFT Turn LEFT, proceed to second left into gymnasium parking lot.

From Bradley International Airport (BDL) Hartford, CT and Points South:

  1. Take Interstate 91 North from the airport, through Massachusetts, into Vermont

  2. From Interstate 91, take Exit 5, Bellow Falls, VT

  3. From the exit ramp, follow signs indicating a RIGHT turn to Route 5 North. Turn LEFT onto Route 5 North and travel approximately 3 miles to Bellows Falls, VT

  4. At the first traffic light, Route 5 intersects with Route 121 West. Turn LEFT on Route 121 West and proceed 5 miles to Saxtons River, VT

  5. In Saxtons River, turn RIGHT on Pleasant St. (the second right hand turn as you enter the village)

  6. Drive two blocks to the Vermont Academy sign on the LEFT

  7. Turn LEFT, proceed to second left into gymnasium parking lot

Shuttle Services

FASEB Chartered Shuttle Bus

If you fly into Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston, a chartered shuttle bus has been arranged to transport FASEB participants to Vermont Academy on Sunday for $60.  The bus leaves the airport promptly at 2:30PM. Because there is a limited amount of time the bus can remain in the pick-up area, unfortunately it cannot wait for anyone that may be running late.

On Friday, a shuttle bus will return to Logan International Airport.  The return fee is also $60.  Please view the conference agenda for the meeting you will be attending for the departure time.

The ride to and from Logan International Airport and Vermont Academy is approximately 3 hours.  Be sure to plan your flight arrangements accordingly taking into account the extra security procedures that are in place and clearing customs.

Advance reservations are required. Seats are limited, reserve your seat early.  The reservation link will be included in the email that confirms registration payment. If you need this link resent, please email src@faseb.org

Bus Location:

Meet at Terminal C (Aerodrome office).  FASEB SRC buses will be just beyond the SILVERLine bus stop.

For attendees: If lost while at BOS, please contact Premier Coach for directions at 800-532-1811

The following timetable is a listing of all scheduled shuttle bus departure times for each conference.

Conference Name

Departure from Boston Logan at 2:30 PM

Departures from Vermont Academy

From Unfolded Proteins in the ER to Disease

Sunday, June 14

Friday, June 19 @ 9:00 am

Mechanism and Regulation of Prokaryotic Transcription

Sunday, June 21

Friday, June 26 @ 12:00 pm

Protein Lipidation, Signaling and Membrane Domains

Sunday, July 19

Friday, July 24 @12:00 pm

Hematologic Malignancies

Sunday, July 26

Friday, July 31 @ 12:00 pm

Mechanisms of Plant Development

Sunday, August 2

Friday, August 7 @ 9:00 am

If you have any questions please click here to contact the FASEB SRC Office.

Ride Share

For those interested in using a ride share please click here: www.ridejoy.com


FASEB, and its officers, employees and agents assume no responsibility with respect to this service and accept no liabilities relative to the service 

Public Bus Information

Dartmouth Coach:

The Dartmouth Coach provides a shuttle from Logan Airport in Boston to Lebanon, NH every two hours for $38. The times are 8:55AM, 10:55AM, 12:55PM, 2:55PM, 3:55PM 4:55PM, 6:55PM and 8:55PM. Please Note: Prices and times may vary and are subject to change. Please check Dartmouth Coach's website (www.dartmouthcoach.com) for the most up to date information. The bus will pick passengers up outside of the baggage claim on the lower level. To get from Lebanon, NH to Vermont Academy, you must make arrangements with a taxi service. Vermont Academy is approximately one hour away. You may also check their website for additional information, or to confirm the shuttle times: www.dartmouthcoach.com. Reservations are not required.


Thomas Transportation Services:

Thomas Transportation Services has served the transportation needs of the Southwestern NH, Southern VT and Northwestern MA areas for over 20 years. Thomas offers round-trip discounts for FASEB attendees. Call or visit their web site to make a reservation. Thomas Transportation's fleet includes sedans, vans, limousines and full size motor coaches, all staffed by professionally trained drivers. Thomas services all the major AIRPORTS in the northeast (Logan, Bradley/Hartford, Manchester and all the New York airports).

Phone: 800-526-8143    Fax: 603-355-6348

Please check their website for additional information: www.thomastransportation.com

Train Information

Amtrak offers "The Vermonter" which runs daily between Washington, DC and St. Albans, Vermont. Times and pricing can be found here. The closest stop to Saxtons River, VT is in Bellows Falls, VT which is just a quick 10 minute ride to Vermont Academy. Please contact the FASEB Office at Vermont Academy at  802-869-2322.  Please feel free to tip your driver.

Taking the Train from Bradley International Airport (BDL)

Under the Southwest Gate there is a consortium of cars at "Ground Transportation" (860-627-3128) that will take you to the Windsor Locks stop for Amtrak. From the airport to the Amtrak stop is only $16 (max 4 people per car). The "Vermonter" stops at Windsor Locks at 2:24pm heading north to Vermont. Exit the train at the Bellows Falls, VT stop and contact the FASEB Office at Vermont Academy at  802-869-2322.  Please feel free to tip your driver.


Rental Cars

You may also rent a car and drive to Vermont Academy from either Boston or Hartford. Driving time to Vermont Academy from Boston is approximately 3 hours and approximately 2 hours from Hartford.

Car rental companies at Logan International Airport (BOS) and the Bradley International Airport (BDL) are:





































Vermont Guest & Child Policy

FASEB supports a safe and comfortable environment for conference attendees, guests and family members.

Due to the dormitory setting, conference participants bringing children under the age of 12 to the Vermont Academy will not be housed within the Vermont Academy.  We encouraged those bringing children to register using the “Off-Site” option.  This option includes registration and meals for the attending conference participant; lodging expenses are not included and are the responsibility of the attendee.

For those who choose to register as an “Off Site” participant (registration and meals only), it is your responsibility to make and pay for your own lodging.


Offsite Accommodations

Below is a list of off-site accommodations. 

Please Note: FASEB does not have a rate agreement with any of the following properties. The list provided is for informational purposes only.


Saxtons River, VT: (within walking distance of Vermont Academy):


The Saxtons River Inn & Restaurant 
27 Main St.Saxtons River, VT 05154
Phone & Fax: 802-869-2110
Email The Inn at Saxtons River

Saxtons River Studio B&B
Pleasant St., Box 432
Saxtons River, VT 05154
Phone: 802-869-2558

Moore’s Inn
57 Main St.
Saxtons River, VT 05154
Phone: 802-869-2020
Email Moore's Inn

Maple Grove B&B
1 Pleasant Valley Rd
P.O. Box 513
Saxtons River, VT 05154
Phone: 802-869-2143
Email Maple Grove B&B

Newton House
119 Pleasant Valley Rd
Saxtons River, VT 05101
Contact: Jill Newton
Phone: 802-869-3515
Email Newton House 

Saxtons River Getaway
4 Pleasant St.
Saxtons River, VT 05154
Phone & Fax: 802-869-1236
Email Saxtons River Getaway

Hepburn Homestead 
27 Pleasant Street
Saxtons River, VT 05154
Phone: 802-869-2729
Email Hepburn Homestead

Pleasant Street Suite
14 Pleasant Street
Saxtons River, VT 05154
Phone & Fax: 802-869-1919
Email Pleasant St. Suite


Bellows Falls, VT: (5 miles from Vermont Academy. No public transportation):

Readmore Inn: Bed, Breakfast and Books
1 Hapgood St.

Bellows Falls, VT 05101
Phone: 802-463-9415
Email Readmore: Bed, Breakfast and Books

Chester, VT: (5 miles from Vermont Academy. No public transportation):

The Inn at Cranberry Farm
61 Williams River Road
Chester, VT 05143
Phone: 800-854-2008
Email The Inn at Cranberry Farm

Grafton, VT: (7 miles from Vermont Academy. No public transportation):

The Old Tavern at Grafton
P.O. Box 9
Grafton, VT 05146
Phone: (local) 802-843-2231; (toll-free) 800-843-1801
Email the Old Tavern at Grafton

Putney, VT (approx. 10 miles from Vermont Academy. No public transportation):

Hickory Ridge House
53 Hickory Ridge Rd
South, Putney, VT 05346
Phone: (local) 802-387-5709;
(toll Free) 800-380-9218
Email Hickory Ridge House

                               The Ranney-Crawford House Bed and Breakfast
                               1097 Westminster West Rd
                                Putney, VT 05346
                                Phone: (local) 802-387-4150; (toll Free) 800-731-5502
                                Email the Ranney-Crawford House Bed and Breakfast

Child and Family Care Resources

FASEB provides detailed information for each conference site on the Science Research Conference (SRC)  website and also provides venue information directly to each attendee. Although FASEB does not directly provide child care services, attendees are welcome to have guests (including spouses, children, nannies and babysitters) accompany them to the conference to provide such care. Because Vermont Academy is a school setting, please be advised that if you are traveling with a child under the age of 12, off-site accommodations are required. FASEB offers an alternative off-site registration fee at all conferences, to accommodate those with special family care needs (the off-site fee includes the conference and all meals but enables attendees to book their own accommodations). Both the FASEB and venue websites include information on nearby off-site accommodations that can assist attendees with locating licensed child care providers and daycare services. The venue management will also provide any assistance to attendees regarding child/family care issues or concerns.  Each attendee is also encouraged to contact FASEB with any special needs that they may have.

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