Bread Loaf Environmental Faculty,

Please see the details below regarding arrival, departure, and travel information for the conference.

Arrival & Departure

Bread Loaf Faculty should plan to arrive on Thursday, June 1, by 5 p.m. There will be a Barn Social at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. At 8 p.m., there will be an important orientation meeting in the Barn. The last day of the conference, Thursday, June 8, is a travel day. Breakfast is served that morning, and all must leave campus by noon.

Location

The Bread Loaf campus is located in Ripton, Vermont, about twenty minutes from Middlebury. The campus is a 2 1/2 hour drive from Montreal, about 4 hours from both Boston and Hartford, 5 hours from New York City, and 6 1/2 hours from Philadelphia.

Driving Directions

Boston—Approximately 4 hours. For places inside Route 128 (including the airport , the South Shore, and Cape Cod), take 93N to 89N to 107W to 100N to 125W.

Montreal—2.5 hours South. Canadian 133S to I 89 S to I 189 S to 7S to 125E.

New York City via Albany—(NYC is 5 hours, Albany is 2.5 hours). I 87N Exit 20 to 149E to 4E to 30N to 7S to 125E.

Once on 125, continue on the steep, winding road until you come to the ochre-colored Bread Loaf Inn and its cluster of cottages. 

The GPS location found in most Internet map tools is 4229 Route 125, Ripton, Vermont 05766.

Planes and Taxis

Plan to arrive at the Burlington International Airport (BTV).  The Airport is about an hour and ten minutes from campus and is served by Allegiant, American, Delta, Jet Blue, Porter, and United airlines.  To get to the Bread Loaf campus from the airport—

Take a taxi: Each summer we work with a transportation service that arranges shared rides for attendees for a fee paid directly to the service. To arrange a taxi from either the Burlington Airport, the Greyhound Bus Stop at the Burlington Airport, or the Amtrak Station in Essex Junction, Vermont, please make a reservation with Vermont Tour and Charter.  When making a reservation, please be sure to fill out the reservation form specific to Bread Loaf.

Vermont Tour and Charter

Trains and Taxis

The closest train station is in Middlebury, VT, but you can also arrive in Essex Junction, VT or Rutland, VT.  

If arriving by train in Essex Junction, please make a reservation with Vermont Tour and Charter for a taxi to the Bread Loaf campus.  When making a reservation, please be sure to fill out the reservation form specific to Bread Loaf.

If arriving by train in Middlebury, VT or Rutland, VT, please contact one of the following taxi services to arrange a taxi to the Bread Loaf campus:

  • Small City Taxi:  Contact Rick Loyer at 802-877-3395.  Note:  If using Small City Taxi, please contact them in advance of purchasing your ticket to see if they are available.
     
  • Jessica’s Vital Transit:  802-349-8833 
     
  • Regional Taxi:  Contact James Bonna at 802-233-1530 or bonna5@msn.com.  Note:  If using Regional Taxi, please contact them in advance of purchasing your ticket to see if they are available.

Buses 

Greyhound provides bus service from Montreal, Boston, Albany, and NYC to Burlington, Vermont. Visit www.greyhound.com for more information or call 1-800-231-2222.  A taxi from the Greyhound Bus Stop at the Burlington Airport is available (see Planes and Taxis section above).

Greyhound also provides bus service to Middlebury, VT.  To get from Middlebury to Bread Loaf, contact one of the taxi services below.

  • Small City Taxi:  Contact Rick Loyer at 802-877-3395.  Note:  If using Small City Taxi, please contact them in advance of purchasing your ticket to see if they are available.
     
  • Jessica’s Vital Transit:  802-349-8833 
     
  • Regional Taxi:  Contact James Bonna at 802-233-1530 or bonna5@msn.com.  Note:  If using Regional Taxi, please contact them in advance of purchasing your ticket to see if they are available.

Car Rentals

There are several rentals agencies with counters located at the Burlington Airport, including Avis (800-331-1212) and Hertz (800-654-3131).