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Meadowmount is 275 miles north of NYC, 130 miles north of Albany and 100 miles south of Montreal on New York Interstate I-87.

Address: 1424 County Route 10, Westport, NY 12993

From Interstate I-87:


Arrival days are June 25 and 26
Check-in begins at 9:00am and closes at 6:00pm. Upon arrival, students must check in with the nurse in the Infirmary located in the Main House and then proceed to the Office for their housing assignments and class schedule information.

The cafeteria will be open for dinner on Saturday evening. All students are required to attend the orientation meeting in the Concert Hall on Sunday, June 26, at 7:30pm. Classes will begin on Monday.

The school van will pick up students who travel alone at the local bus, train, or ferry terminal. Please call or email the admissions office before June 15th with your travel plans if you would like to be placed on our van pickup schedule. We regret the school van is unable to meet students at airports or other locations. Students needing transportation on other days will be charged a fee for school van service.

Please note: Arrivals after opening day and/or early departures may jeopardize your chamber music placement and are subject to the Director’s approval.

Departure days are August 12 and 13

Students must check out in the office and complete a Room Check-Out Form no later then 1:00pm on Saturday, August 15. Lunch is the last meal served. Early departures are subject to the Director’s approval.


Meadowmount is 275 miles north of NYC, 130 miles north of Albany and 100 miles south of Montreal on New York Interstate I-87. We are 60 miles South of the Canadian Border. Driving directions are listed in the sidebar above.

Approximate driving times to Meadowmount:

Students arriving by Bus:

The Adirondack Trailways bus stops in Keene Valley, NY 20 miles from Meadowmount. Call 1-800-858-8555 for bus schedules. This is the only bus stop that the Meadowmount shuttle will service.

Students arriving by train:

Railroad depot

The Amtrak train offers service between New York City and Montreal and stops at the Westport, NY train station (10 miles from Meadowmount). Call 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit Amtrak.com for schedules.

This train runs once a day and departs Penn Station at 8:15am. Students making a travel connection to this train may need to spend the night in NYC due to its early departure. (For students arriving by air, it is best to book a flight directly to Burlington, VT.)

Students arriving by air:

Students arriving by air must fly into the Burlington, Vermont Airport (BTV). Upon arrival, students take a taxicab to the Charlotte, VT ferry landing, approximately 35 minutes and a $50.00 fare, then board the ferry to cross Lake Champlain to Essex, NY. Ferries (www.ferries.com) depart every half hour. Crossing time is 20 minutes and the fare is $4.00. Students will be met by a Meadowmount School van at the Essex, NY ferry landing.

It is very important that you schedule your arrival into the Burlington airport before 7:00pm. The last ferry departs Charlotte, VT, at 8:30pm. If you do not have time to make the last ferry, you will have to book a hotel room in Burlington, VT. There are no hotel accommodations near the ferry in Charlotte, VT.

On your return trip home, you must schedule your departing flight after 9:00am. The first ferry to Vermont does not allow enough time to arrive at the airport for an earlier flight.


Area Accommodations:

Parents are invited to visit between 12 noon Saturday and 10 pm Sunday only. The following hotels are located within ten miles of School. Contact them several weeks in advance of your visit for reservations.

Here is a website with several local listings:

More information can be found at:

Dolly Family Lodge 518 796-8051
Cobble Hill Inn 518 873-6809
Namaste Inn 518 873-2332
Old Mill B&B 518 873-2294
Park Motor Inn 518 873-2233
Stoneleigh B&B 518 873-2669
Woodruff House B&B 518 873-6788
All Tucked Inn 518 962-4400
Barber Homestead Park 518 962-8989
Dacy Meadow Farm 518 062-2350
Hilltop Motel 518 962-4401
The Inn On The Library Lawn 518 962-8666
Normandie Beach Club 518 962-4750
Westport Lakeside Motel 518 962-8612
Westport Hotel 518 962-4501
The Cupola House 518 963-7494
Essex Inn 518-963-4400
Champlain Vistas B&B 518 963-8029
Magic Pines Camp Grounds 518 873 2288
Spruce Mill Brook Camp Grounds 518 873 2024


Arsenal Inn 518 873-6863
Bub's Pizza and Deli 518 873-9288
Cobble Hill Inn 518 873-9126
The Halfway House 518 873-2198
T. Spooner's Cafe 518 873-3299
Ernies Market & Deli 518 962-4469
K&D Deli 518 962-8000
Westport Main Street Diner 518 962-2848
Inn on the Library Lawn 518 962-8666
Coco Cafe 518 962-4750
Dacy Meadow Farm 518 062-2350
Everybody's Market 518 962-8350
Galley Restaurant at Westport Marina 518 962-4899
Le Bistro Du Lac 518 962-8777
Westport Hotel & Tavern 518 962 4501
Betty Beaver's Truck Stop 518 873-9993
Dogwood Bakery 518 962-2280
Baxter Mountain Tavern 518 576-9990
Turtle Island Café 518 963-7417
Essex Inn 518 963-4400
Chez Lin and Rays 518 963-4024
Essex Ice Cream Cafe 518 963-7951
Old Dock House Restaurant 518 963-4232