Travel & Lodging


Cullowhee, North Carolina is located about an hour drive west of Asheville, two and a half hours north of Atlanta, and two hours east of Knoxville. The closest airport is the Asheville Regional Airport (AVL).

Western Carolina University provides excellent driving directions to campus. The Coulter Building is just north of the central plaza on the campus map.

When arriving on campus through the main entrance off Highway 107, follow the traffic circle around the left onto Memorial Drive. Go past the track area (on your left) and then turn right to continue on Memorial Drive.

You may use the following form to look up driving directions from your address (courtesy of Google Maps).


Free parking will be available in the white-lined spots in the area indicated on the map below, or in the Coulter parking lot.

Additional parking information and regulations can be found at WCU Parking and Transportation.


The following hotels are holding blocks of rooms for the workshop. The prices listed below are per-night rates before taxes and fees. Reference the group Southeast Horn Workshop when booking for these rates. A credit card is required at time of booking to secure the reservation. Reservations will be held until hotel check-out time the day following arrival. All reservations are subject to 11% (or current) tax charge and fees per night. Reservations not canceled by 6:00 p.m. hotel time within 45 days of check-in will be charged the first-night room and tax.

If you book after February 1, 2019, Southeast Horn Workshop or Western Carolina University School of Music cannot guarantee the discounted group rate, or if the hotel sells out prior to this date. Come early and stay late! Group rates will be available from March 14–18 (subject to availability).

The David Orr Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts works to negotiate the best possible hotel room rates and recognizes the importance of fulfilling our obligations to our hotel partners. The best way to experience the conference is to be in the heart of it all at the conference headquarters. We appreciate everyone’s support in booking with the official Southeast Horn Workshop conference hotels at WCU.

Best Western Plus River Escape Inn & Suites
248 WBI Dr., Dillsboro
$99.99 (single or double occupancy)
Reserve by February 1
(828) 586-6060, press 0 for front desk
Quality Inn
2807 Highway 74 East, Sylva
$79.99 (single or double occupancy)
Reserve by February 1
(828) 586-3315
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sylva
26 Rufus Robinson Rd., Sylva
$99.99 (single or double occupancy)
Reserve by February 1
(828) 631-1111, press 0 for front desk