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Local Arrangements for 2017 Conference

This page will be updated periodically as NEPCA is still working with local vendors on price breaks and other such details).

Lodging

(listed in order of proximity to UMass)

 

Hotel UMass

Campus Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst

413-549-6000

http://www.hotelumass.com/

Rates: $135/night for conference attendees

Reservation code: NAC17C ; special conference rate held until September 28

 

University Lodge

345 N. Pleasant St., Amherst 01002
413-256-8111

.2 miles from campus

http://www.hampshirehospitality.com/

Rates/dates: $75/Thursday; $150/Friday & Saturday; two night minimum, must include Sat night

Rates held through September 25

Code: New England Pop Culture Association

 

Lord Jeffery Inn

30 Boltwood Ave., Amherst MA 01002

413-256-8200

http://www.lordjefferyinn.com/

.8 miles from campus

Limited number of rooms blocked for conference

Rates: Double room: $245/Thursday; $360/Friday & Saturday; Queen room: $245/Thursday, $335/Friday & Saturday

Must reserve by September 14 to lock in rates

Code: Popultu

 

Black Walnut Inn, Bed & Breakfast

1184 North Pleasant St, Amherst 01002
413-549-5649

http://www.blackwalnutinn.com/

2 miles from campus

Limited number of rooms, rates starting at $196/night

 

Courtyard Marriott

423 Russell Rd, Hadley 01035
413-256-5454

http://www.hampshirehospitality.com/

2.5 miles from campus

Rates: King/Queen: $160/Thursday; $230/Friday & Saturday (King); $250/Friday & Saturday (Queens); two night minimum, must include Sat night

Special rate held through September 25

Code: New England Pop Culture Association

 

Holiday Inn Express

400 Russell St, Hadley 01035
413-582-0002

http://www.hampshirehospitality.com/

2.5 miles from campus

Rates/dates: King/Queen rooms: $138/Thursday, $204/Friday & Saturday; two night minimum, must include Sat night

Reservations must be made by September 25 to receive special rate

Code: New England Pop Culture Association

 

Econo Lodge

329 Russell St., Hadley 01035
413-582-7077

http://www.hampshirehospitality.com/

3 miles from campus

Rates/dates: King/Double room: $75/Thursday, $155/Friday & Saturday; two night minimum, must include Sat night

Reservations must be made by September 25 to receive special rate

Code: New England Pop Culture Association

 

Howard Johnson

401 Russell St, Hadley 01035
413-586-0114

http://www.hampshirehospitality.com/

3 miles from campus

Rates: Kings/Queen, $76/Thursday; $150/Friday & Saturday; two night minimum, must include Sat night

Reservation must be made by September 25 to receive special rate

Code: New England Pop Culture Association

 

Comfort Inn

237 Russell St, Hadley 01035
413-584-9816

https://www.choicehotels.com/massachusetts/hadley/comfort-inn-hotels/ma090

4 miles from campus

Rates: 2 double beds: $84-$153/night

No special rates or reserved rooms

 

Hampton Inn Hadley

24 Bay Rd, Hadley 01035
413-586-4851

http://www.pvhg.com/

6 miles from campus

Rates/dates: weekday rate = $139; weekend rate = $169/night; includes breakfast, parking and wifi

Code: UNE

Reservation must be made by Sept 26 to lock in special weekend rates

 

Hotel Northampton

36 King St, Northampton 01060
413-584-3100

8 miles from campus

Rates/dates: weekday rate = $155.99; weekend rate = 215.99

Code: NE Popular Culture Conference

Reserve by Sept 17 to receive special rate

 

Fairfield Inn, Northampton

15A Conz Street, Northampton, MA 01060

413-587-9800

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bdlnh-fairfield-inn-and-suites-springfield-northampton-amherst/

9.5 miles from campus

Rates: weekday rate = $135/night; weekend rate = $175 (king), $185 (2 queens)

Code: NE Popular Culture Conference

Reserve by Sept 17 to receive special rate

 

Non-hotel options in Amherst area:

VRBO.com

Homeaway.com

AirBnB.com

 

Food & activities

 

Food

 

$ (approx. $10 per person)

 

UMass Campus Center

A variety of excellent options are available at the UMass Campus Center in the lobby of the facility in which the NEPCA conference will be held. In July, Princeton Review ranked UMass dining and food services #1 in the nation for the second year in a row. This is definitely not the food from your undergraduate days! For details on the various food options at the Campus Center see: http://umassdining.com/locations-menus/campus-center

 

Bueno Y Sano (Northampton & Amherst locations)

Fast, fresh Mexican featuring burritos, bowls, quesadillas, tacos, and salads, plus a salsa bar

https://buenoysano.com/

Amherst location: 1 Boltwood Walk; 413-253-4000

Northampton location: 134 Main Street; 413-586-7311

 

La Veracruzana (Northampton & Amherst locations)

Authentic, fast Mexican food, including burritos, enchiladas, tacos, and a salsa bar; beer at both Northampton and Amherst locations, variety of tequilas at Amherst location

http://www.laveracruzana.com/

Amherst location: 63 South Pleasant Street; 413-253-6900

Northampton location: 31 Main Street; 413-586-7181

 

Share Coffee

Fair-trade coffee, tea, and pastries

https://www.sharecoffeeroasters.com/

17 Kellogg Ave, Amherst, MA 01002

 

Antonio’s Pizza

Creative pizza by slice, open late

http://antoniospizza.com/

31 North Pleasant St. Amherst; 413-253-0808

 

Chipotle

Mexican chain, featuring burritos, tacos, and bowls

https://www.chipotle.com/

334 Russell St., Hadley; 413-587-9888

 

The Works

Sandwiches, bagels, salads

http://www.worksbakerycafe.com/amherst-ma.html

48 North Pleasant St., Amherst, 413-835-0561

 

$$ ($10-20 per person)

 

High Horse

Gastropub with rotating selection of microbrews

https://www.highhorseamherst.com/

24 North Pleasant St, Amherst; 413-230-3034

 

Mi Tierra

Authentic Mexican cuisine, made with homemade tortillas

http://mitierrahadley.com/

8 Russell St., Hadley; 413-587-9820

 

Texas Road House

Steakhouse chain with a variety of cuts of meat

https://www.texasroadhouse.com/

280 Russell St., Hadley; 413-584-0100

 

Chili’s

Bar and grill chain

https://www.chilis.com/

426 Russell St., Hadley; 413-253-4008

 

Applebee’s

Bar & grill chain

http://www.applebees.com/

100 Westgate Center Dr., Hadley, 413-253-5799

 

Ginger Garden

Extensive Chinese menu, plus sushi

http://gingergardenamherst.com

351 Northampton Rd. (Rt. 9), Amherst; 413-256-6666

 

Osaka

Sushi and hibachi

http://www.osakarestaurantgroup.com/

7 Old South Street, Northampton; 413-587-9548

 

Dirty Truth

Gourmet bar food plus extraordinary selection of craft beers

https://www.facebook.com/dirtytruthbeerhall/

29 Main St, Northampton; 413-585-5999

 

Wildwood BBQ

Extensive bbq, plus gluten free and vegetarian options

http://www.wildwoodque.com/

235 Russell St. (Rte. 9) Hadley; 413-584-4227

 

Bub’s BBQ

Extensive bbq menu

http://www.bubsbbq.com/

676 Amherst Rd. (Rte 116), Sunderland; 413-548-9630

 

Miss Saigon

Creative Vietnamese, including hot pot, banh mi, and pho; BYOB

http://www.amherstpho.com/

96 N Pleasant St., Amherst; 413-253-9988

 

Esselon

Fair-trade coffee and tea, plus full lunch, dinner, and brunch menu, including salads, sandwiches and pastries

http://www.esselon.com/

99 Russell St. (Rte 9), Hadley; 413-585-1515

 

Arigato

Sushi

http://arigatoamherst.wixsite.com/sushi

11 N Pleasant St., Amherst; 413-253-1070

 

Bertucci’s

Standard Italian

http://www.bertuccis.com/

51 East Pleasant St., Amherst; 413-549-1900

 

Black Sheep Deli

Creative sandwiches, soups, and salads

http://www.blacksheepdeli.com/

79 Main St, Amherst; 413-253-3442

 

Pasta E Basta

Italian

https://pastaebastaofamherst.com/

26 Main St., Amherst; 413-256-3550

 

The Pub

Bar food

http://www.amherstpub.com/

15 East Pleasant St., Amherst; 413-549-1200

 

Fresh Side

Tea house and Asian-inspired dishes

https://www.facebook.com/Freshsideamherst/app/117784394919914/

39 S Pleasant St, Amherst; 413-256-0296

 

$$$ ($20-30 per person)

 

Judie’s

Extensive American fare, known for their popovers

http://judiesrestaurant.com/

51 North Pleasant St., Amherst; 413-253-3491

 

Bistro 63

Creative café food

http://www.bistro63.com/

63 North Pleasant St., Amherst; 413-259-1600

 

Mission Cantina

Authentic Mexican

https://www.themissioncantinaamherst.com/

485 West St, Amherst; 413-230-3580

 

Johnny’s Tavern

Creative American

http://www.johnnystavernamherst.com/

30 Boltwood Walk, Amherst; 413-230-3818

 

Alina’s

Creative Italian

http://www.myalinas.com/

96 Russell St. (Rte 9), Hadley; 413-584-8000

 

$$$$ (fine dining)

 

Chez Albert

French

https://www.chezalbertamherst.com/

178 North Pleasant St., Amherst; 413-253-3811

 

Blue Heron

French-inspired

http://blueherondining.com/

112 North Main St. (Rte 47), Sunderland; 413-665-2102

 

30 Boltwood

http://30boltwood.com/

30 Boltwood Ave., (at the Lord Jeffery Inn), Amherst; 413-835-2011

 

University Club

http://umassuclub.com/

243 Stockbridge Rd., Amherst; 413-545-2551

 

Local Attractions:

 

UMass Fine Arts Center

https://fac.umass.edu

 

Emily Dickinson Museum

https://www.emilydickinsonmuseum.org/

280 Main St., Amherst; 413-542-8161

Admission: adults $15, Seniors $13, Students: $10, Five-College students: Free; 17 & under: free

 

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

http://www.carlemuseum.org/

125 West Bay Rd., Amherst; 413-559-6300

Admission: Adult $9; Students, Seniors, Teachers: $6

 

Smith College Museum of Art

https://www.smith.edu/artmuseum

20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace, Northampton; 413-585-2760

Admission: Adults $5; Seniors $4; Five-College Students, age 18 and under: free

 

Beneski Museum of Natural History

https://www.amherst.edu/museums/naturalhistory

11 Barrett Hill Dr., Amherst

Admission: free

 

Mead Art Museum

https://www.amherst.edu/museums/mead

41 Quadrangle Dr., Amherst; 413-542-2335

Admission: free

 

Amherst Historical Society & Museum

https://amhersthistory.org/

67 Amity St., Amherst; 413-256-0678

Open Fri-Sat, 12pm-4pm

Admission: free; donations accepted

 

Mount Holyoke Range State Park

http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-west/mount-holyoke-range-state-park.html

1500 West St, Amherst; 413-253-2883

 

Amethyst Brook Conservation Area

https://www.amherstma.gov/1279/Conservation-Areas-Ecological-Management

 

National Yiddish Book Center

http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/

1021 West St., Amherst; 413-256-4900

Open Sun-Fri, 10am-4pm

Admission: $8 adults; $6 seniors; free for members, children, and students

 

Hitchcock Center for the Environment

http://www.hitchcockcenter.org/

845 West St., Amherst; 413-256-6006

Open Tues-Thurs, 9am-5.30pm; Fri, 9am-5pm

Admission: free

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