Accommodation for Monday and Tuesday night is included in the registration cost. The plan is for everyone to sleep at Allerton, in the mansion or one of the adjoining guesthouses.
For those requiring accommodation prior to or following the meeting, we recommend the following options:
- I Hotel – Closest option to the ISGS. Accommodation includes a complimentary breakfast and shuttle services to Willard Airport (CMI), Illinois Terminal and any University of Illinois campus buildings upon request.
- Illini Union Hotel – Located in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus.
I do not have a personal experience with these, but should be good. They are not the cheapest, however.
Travel to Champaign
The closest airport option is Willard Airport (CMI), which is approximately a 10-15 minute car drive to the Illinois State Geological Survey. Note that CMI is notorious for flight cancellations and delays. An alternative is Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington (BMI), which is a 45-50 minute drive from the meeting location. BMI as a better track record! Do note, however, that the primary culprit in flight delays/cancellation are from delayed inbound flights, from ORD (Chicago O’Hare airport).
* Airport pickup, from Willard airport on Monday morning may be arranged.
O’Hare International Airport (ORD) + rental car (2 hours, 15 minutes) or Peoria Charter Coach (https://peoriacharter.com/ — Ikenberry stop is about 0.5 miles away from the ISGS)
Midway (MDW) Chicago + rental car (2 hours, 15 minutes) or Peoria Charter Coach (see above)
Indianapolis International Airport (IND) + rental car (2 hours)
We will provide transportation from the Illinois Geological Survey to Allerton at the end of the R discussion on Monday. The return trip on Wednesday is also provided, with a detour to Willard Airport. Attendees are welcome to drive their own vehicle.
It starts on Monday afternoon, at the Illinois State Geological Survey
615 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820
Then we move to Allerton Park
515 Old Timber Rd, Monticello, IL 61856