Venue and Accommodations

Conference Venue

The 2018 Martes Symposium will be held at Northland College in Ashland, WI, USA. Northland College is a small liberal arts college with an emphasis on environmental stewardship and sustainability. For more information and pictures of Northland College, please visit their website:


Symposium attendees can choose from several lodging options.

Residence Halls at Northland College

[Note: Reservations for dorm rooms is now closed] Single and double-occupancy rooms are available at Northland College’s residence halls (29 July through 2 August), conveniently located near the conference venue on Northland College’s campus. Rooms are traditional residence hall rooms with communal restrooms, kitchens, and lounges.

Please note that these rooms are not air-conditioned, and linens are not available. Participants wishing to stay in Northland College’s residence halls should plan to bring their own sleeping bag, hostel bed liner, or other bedding.

Breakfast will be available for purchase at Northland College for individuals staying in the residence halls.

Best Western Hotel Chequamegon

A block of rooms at reduced rate have been reserved at the Best Western Hotel Chequamegon. The Hotel Chequamegon is located in downtown Ashland directly on the water front approximately 1 mile from the conference venue (address: 101 Lake Shore Drive West, Ashland, WI 54806).

Standard, single queen-bed rooms are available for $157 USD per night for city-side rooms and $184 USD per night for harbor-side rooms, excluding tax. Guest rooms include refrigerators, microwaves, coffee pots, and free wireless internet. Complimentary breakfast is available to hotel guests daily from 6:00 to 10:00 am. Rooms will be held until 15 June 2018.

Reservations can be made online ( or over the phone (1-866-238-4218). Guests need a credit card to reserve rooms, but the card will not be charged until the date of arrival.

Notes: A) Be sure to indicate that you are attending the 7th International Martes Symposium to receive reduced pricing; B) Guests who are tax-exempt should provide tax exempt number at time of booking or bring documentation with them; and C) Summer is a busy time in Ashland and our block of rooms was reserved for the nights of Sunday July 29 through Wednesday August 1 (checkout August 2). Not all reserved rooms will be available Thursday evening, so if you intend to stay beyond Wednesday night, please reserve your room as soon as possible.

Super 8 Ashland

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Super 8 Ashland as well. The Super 8 Ashland is slightly farther from the conference venue (address: 1610 W. Lake Shore Drive, Ashland, WI 54806).

Rooms with two queen beds are available for $140.40 USD per night, excluding tax. Rooms can accommodate up to 4 people and will be held until 29 June, 2018.

Reservations can be made online ( or over the phone (1-715-682-9377). Indicate that your reservation is for the Martes Symposium group to receive the reduced rate. A credit card is required to reserve rooms.

Other lodging options in Ashland, WI

Area Attractions and Dining Options

Planning your trip? Download a list of Things to do in and around Ashland (PDF, 149 kb) or National Parks and Wilderness Areas (PDF, 157 kb) of the region.