October 7 – 15, 2016


Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN  37738

Registration for accommodations on campus will be open on Monday, May 2nd at 9:00am EST.  Housing prices are as follows per night, per person, no additional taxes.

  • Dormitory - $30.00   Red Barn 4 to 13 beds
  • Dormitory Triple - $35.00
  • Dormitory Double - $40.00 
  • Double w/ shared bath - $50.00
  • Double w/ private bath - $60.00
  • Single w/ shared bath - $65.00
  • Single w/ private bath - $75.00

 All linens and towels are provided.  Rooms are assigned on a first come, first served basis.

 Please call Cynthia Bellacome, Registrar, at 865-436-5860 to register for housing for the SPIN conference.  Or email at   Full payment is due at time of registration.  Registration is refundable minus a $50.00 cancellation fee if written cancellation is postmarked or e-mailed prior to September 15, 2016.  No refunds after this date.  

 People can call or leave messages after hours or on weekends – we respond and register those individuals in the order the messages were left.  


Off Campus Housing

This hotel is directly across the street from Arrowmont Campus.

 Best Western Hotel Twin Islands
P.O.Box 648
Gatlinburg, TN  37738

Toll free: 1-800-223-9299
Local:  865 436 5121

They are offering 10% from the established rate during that week. 


Making Travel Arrangements

The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is an Arts and Crafts center in the U.S. city of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Arrowmont's campus contains the oldest buildings in Gatlinburg, and comprises two historic districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Traveling by Air

Silk Painters International (SPIN) has arranged a shuttle service from Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport, located 45 miles from campus. Reservations must be made in advance. Call Rocky Top Tours, Linda Hall, 877 315-8687 or email at  Make reservations at least two weeks prior to your arrival.  Rental cars are also available at the airport.

However,  since all activities are on Campus there is really no need for a car once you arrive.

Most of you will make travel arrangements on your own.  We have spoken to a local agent at World Travel, 
Pat Maher 85-908-8983,  if you would like to discuss how to navigate the area.


Traveling by Car

 Many of you in the area and on the East Coast will be traveling by car.  There
is plenty of available parking on the campus to accommodate all drivers.

 Any additional questions, please contact the Festival Team at