String Pheno 2017 - July 3-7, 2017 - Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, Virginia
String Pheno 2017 - July 3-7, 2017 - Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, Virginia

Location & Lodging


The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center 
901 Price's Fork Road
Blacksburg, Virginia 

Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center

The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center is the only hotel located on the beautiful Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, and offers convenient surroundings, state-of-the-art technology, and a world-class hotel with 147 elegant guest rooms including three suites. The facility sits on 25 lush acres within walking distance to the main campus and adjacent to the campus duck pond. Stroll down the hill to the nine-hole golf course or plan to play Virginia Tech's Pete Dye River Course, located a short distance from Blacksburg. Amenities abound at The Inn and include a fitness center and in room spa services. The hotel offers delicious fare and healthful selections for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Preston's restaurant. Enjoy light meals and beverages in the hotel's lounge, Continental Divide.

The Inn adjoins the Skelton Conference Center where you'll find a spacious 8,832 square-foot ballroom, reception hall, and 10 dedicated meeting rooms especially designed for events and conferences. The complex is within easy walking distance to downtown Blacksburg, or guests may use the complimentary shuttle service.

NOTE: The first talks on Monday will start in the New Classroom Building, room 260, on the Virginia Tech campus, located across West Campus Drive from the Inn at Virginia Tech.


A block of lodging rooms has been reserved at The Inn at Virginia Tech at a special rate of $135 single or double occupancy. To reserve your room, please call the hotel directly at 540-231-8000 or toll free at 877-200-3360 and mention you are attending String Pneno 2017. Reservations must be made by Friday, June 2, 2017. Early reservations are encouraged as the room block may fill prior to the reservation deadline date.

See Travel for directions.

Residence Halls at Virginia Tech

Get the full Virginia Tech experience by staying in an on-campus residence hall. Rooms are available in either single or double occupancy, and come fully equipped with linens and air-conditioning. For added convenience, restrooms and showers are located on each hallway.

The cost of a single occupancy room is $60 plus tax per night. You will also need to purchase a meal card for meals during your stay. Meal prices are as follows: breakfast $7.65, lunch $11.10, dinner $13.50. If you are attending the banquet on Thursday, July 6, 2017, you will not be required to purchase dinner on-campus on Thursday.

For additional information regarding lodging within on-campus residence halls, including rates, please contact VT Housing and Residence Life at 540-231-5721.

Reserve your room by Friday, June 18, 2017 at:

One of the Residential buildings on campus

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