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Getting Here

By land or by air, by bus and by train, there are a variety of ways to make it to our fair city!

Bellingham International Airport

The following airlines fly directly into Bellingham Airport:

Alaska Airlines
Allegiant Air
Frontier Airlines

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

If you fly in to SeaTac, Bellair Shuttles offers 11 trips daily from SeaTac to Bellingham.

Bus and Train

Bolt Bus Offers low-cost round trip fares from Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland.

Amtrak offers daily trips to and from Bellingham.

2018 Lodging

Reserve early! Bellingham hotels fill fast during summer weekends in Whatcom County. This year, the following hotels are offering a special group rate for Chuckanut Writers Conference attendees!

Springhill Suites Bellingham (1.3 miles to WCC campus)

Rooms available for CWC attendees from $149 a night. To book a room, you can call 360.714.9600 or use this direct link 
Reservation deadline: May 29, 2018.

Holiday Inn and Suites (2 miles to WCC campus)

Rooms with one king bed available for CWC attendees from $129 a night. To book a room, call 1.800.HOLIDAY and ask for the Chuckanut Writers Group block. 
Reservation deadline: May 31, 2018.

Home2Suites by Hilton (1.3 miles to WCC campus)

Rooms available for CWC attendees for $149 a night. To book a room, you can call 360.734.3111 and ask for the Chuckanut Writers Conference group rate, or use this direct link.
Reservation deadline: June 3, 2018.

Other Bellingham Hotels and Housing Options:

Fairhaven Village Inn (8.5 miles to WCC campus)

Hotel Bellwether (4.5 miles to WCC campus)

Western Washington University (WWU) Campus Guest Housing (6 miles from WCC to WWU)

An affordable alternative to a hotel! You can lodge in a student residence located on WWU’s picturesque campus. It’s located 6.5 miles from Whatcom Community College — site of the Chuckanut Writers Conference. Check back for more information about this option in January 2018.


We have arranged a variety of dining options for attendees during the conference: Food Trucks, pre-paid boxed lunches, and the Dockside cafe! Check out our dining tab for more information. 

Visiting Bellingham and Whatcom County 


We invite you to enjoy this region so rich with writers and readers, literary groups, and home to a number of highly-acclaimed authors. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Pacific Northwest including majestic Mt. Baker, the San Juan Islands, Chuckanut Drive, Historic Fairhaven and Downtown Bellingham, lively arts communities, whale watching, kayaking, hiking, award-winning wineries, spas, casinos and more.