The Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center is our new host hotel, and is your best option. The rooms run $129 for a King bed or $135 for Double Queen beds. It's 13 miles to the Canal Club via I-95.
Whether coming in from Williamsburg, New York or Williamsburg, Virginia, here’s where you need to head. The Mid-Atlantic Beard & ‘Stache Championships IV will be held at The Canal Club in Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom district.
The Canal Club is right off of Interstate 95. The main entrance is on 17th Street, between Cary & Dock Streets, near the corner with Cary Street.
We know it's not easy or cheap to travel for competitions, so we like to recognize the person who's literally gone those extra miles. A special trophy will be awarded to the registered competitor who's traveled the furthest to join us at the Mid-Atlantic Championships!
After our initial host hotel closed for renovations, we managed to pull some strings:
The group reservation page is available here or call (888) 444-6553 and make a reservation with the block code "RVA Beard League".
Here’s the address for your smartphone/GPS directions:
The Canal Club
If you prefer to travel by train, Amtrak stops at Richmond's historic Main Street Station, a block from the venue. The Staples Mill Station isn’t that far from downtown, and we'll come pick you up and drop you off.
Another option is to take Megabus, which also stops right across from Main Street Station. The fares are pretty cheap, and with free Wi-Fi, is an easy and inexpensive way to get to RVA.
Richmond International (RIC) is ~10 miles away. If you choose to fly into Richmond, send us your flight info, and we’ll get you from and to the airport. It's the least we can do.
Have Scotty or Chief O'Brien scan the planet for a large concentration of awesome. They'll know what to do.
There is no dedicated lot for the Canal Club, but public parking is available around the venue.