What are the accommodations at Bread Loaf?
The Bread Loaf campus consists of one main building and many smaller houses or cottages.
Most of the sleeping arrangements are single beds-either one or two in a room. We do not put people in the same room unless it's requested. With few exceptions, bathroom facilities are shared. The registration fee of $150 per person is for the full three days of the weekend, regardless of how many days you stay and will include breakfast each morning. All registration fees are nonrefundable. The price includes a full hot breakfast.
Cell phone service at Bread Loaf is sparse to non-existent. You can make local calls from the Bread Loaf phones but we suggest you bring a phone card for any long distance calls including student's cell phones.
Bread Loaf in October can be chilly at night and in the morning therefore we suggest you dress in layers.
When can I register for accommodations at Bread Loaf?
Securing housing for the Fall Family Weekend (October 2–4, 2015) can be a challenge, as it falls during the peak of the fall foliage tourist season. The College makes its Bread Loaf dormitories available to parents for this weekend, but the number of rooms is limited to 240, and they are much in demand. To make the reservation process fairer for all parents, we are trying something new this year: a lottery system for Bread Loaf campus housing.
Here’s How the Lottery Works
1. If you are interested in the Bread Loaf housing lottery, indicate your interest by completing the intent form here by 6/22/15 (form posted June 15).
2. We will draw names until we fill the rooms.
3. If your name is drawn, we will email you, and you will have 12 days to respond by completing the payment form with your credit card information. If you do not respond by July 10, your name will be withdrawn.
4. If you no longer want Bread Loaf housing, simply reply “no thank you” to our email, and we will move on to the next family.
5. The registration fee of $150 per person is for the full three days of the weekend, regardless of how many days you stay and will include breakfast each morning. All registration fees are nonrefundable.
What is the cost of staying at Bread Loaf?
The registration fee of $150 per person is for the full three days of the weekend, regardless of how many days you stay and will include breakfast each morning. All registration fees are nonrefundable.
Are there meals at Bread Loaf?
Breakfast is served at Bread Loaf on each morning. It is included in the cost of your room. Snacks are provided in the lobby of the main building. Some of the smaller houses are equipped with kitchens.
How do I get to Bread Loaf?
If you are driving and would like to use Map Quest or a GPS for directions use the address below:
4229 Rte. 125
Ripton, VT 05766
There isn't any shuttle service between the airport and Bread Loaf or between the main campus and Bread Loaf.
The nearest airport is located in Burlington, Vermont (BTV), about an hour and ten minutes from the Bread Loaf campus. The Burlington International Airport is served by American, Continental, Delta, Jet Blue, Northwest, United, and USAirways.
Shared taxis from the airport to campus are available. The College uses a luxury van service called Middlebury Transit. Details regarding how to make taxi arrangements are included with acceptance materials.
Vermont Transit provides bus service from Montreal, Boston, Albany, and NYC to Burlington, Vermont. Shared taxis from the bus terminal to campus are available.
Does Bread Loaf fill up?
Yes, it will fill up quickly.
What else do I need to know?
Cell phone service is sparse to non-existent at Bread Loaf however most of the Bread Loaf campus is wireless. There are phones in most rooms and you can get an outside line by dialing 9. You will need a phone card for long distance calls. Emergency services can be reached by dialing 911. For campus security you only need to dial 5911.
It can be chilly at Bread Loaf, especially in the mornings and evenings. We suggest you bring layers of clothing as Vermont weather is know for its unpredictiblily.
Bread Loaf has many beautiful hiking trails of various difficulty, so you may want to bring comfortable walking shoes.
There is no need to bring anything dressier than a pair of nice slacks or a skirt and sweater. Men do not need a tie or jacket.
What is the cancellation/refund policy?
Sorry, there are no refunds for FFW housing.