FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT ACCOMMODATIONS DO YOU OFFER FOR STUDENTS STAYING ON CAMPUS?

Room and Board on Campus (Summer Session Only)
Please call the school to make on campus lodging reservations, 802-228-8770

The Nest
$85 per night-single occupancy includes Breakfast, Lunch
$75 per person, per night-double occupancy includes Breakfast, Lunch

Double Rooms: Twin beds, linens provided, shared bathroom and shower with the room on the other side. Students are required to furnish their own towels, washcloth, etc. We suggest that you also bring warm clothing, rain gear, seat cushion, flashlight, alarm clock, cell phone. Please call 802-228-8770.

Room & Board Refund Policy
If you cancel 30 days or more prior to start of stay a full refund will be given. If you cancel 29-11 days prior to the start of stay a fee of $25.00 per day will be charged. If you cancel 10 days or less prior to start of stay there will be no refund.

We offer the use of microwaves, coffee makers and refrigerators if you would like to bring your lunch. There are many fabulous eateries in Ludlow and we have coupons available for some of the local establishments. Please inquire at the office during your class for the "Best Bites in Town".

  • The School does not offer accommodations for students for Fall-Winter-Spring classes
  • Please call the school at (802) 228-8770 to inquire about area lodging options.
  • There is no Dining Service offered on Campus during Fall-Winter-Spring.

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DO YOU OFFER A MEAL PLAN FOR STUDENTS NOT LIVING ON CAMPUS?

Day Students-Dining on Campus
When you are taking a class you may buy lunch. We will provide a menu where you may choose from over 7 options from Singletons. Beverage and dessert provided. Meal is in dining hall Cost is $10.00 Breakfast & Lunch included with on campus lodging. PLEASE CALL FOR LODGING RESERVATIONS!

Dining on Campus
Day Students may purchase lunch in the School office by 9am that day or are welcome to bring their own lunches. You can not buy meals in the dining hall ever, they must be purchased in the office. Children enrolled in day programs can bring their own lunches and snacks or call the school to make arrangements for children's meals in the Dining Hall.

PLEASE CALL FOR PRICES

Meal reservations may be made by calling the Registrar at 802-228-8770

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REFUND POLICY

Tuition Refund Policy

NEW Registration Policy: A one-time PER YEAR non-refundable registration fee of $25.00 (valid Jan 1st-Dec. 31st) is required with your first adult class registration. The one-time registration fee for children's classes is $5.00.

School Class Cancellation and Tuition Refund Policy: Should the School find it necessary to cancel a class, we will notify students at least 10 days prior to the start of class (unless an emergency arises just before the class is scheduled). Tuition plus the registration fee (if applicable) will be refunded or can be applied as *TUITION CREDIT for a future class.

Student Cancellation Tuition Refund Policy:

If a student should cancel 10 days prior to class date student will receive a full tuition credit for the class to be used toward a future class, minus a cancellation fee of $50. After ten days there is no class credit. There are no monetary refunds for any reason. While we sympathize when circumstances arise that prevent a student from attending, we must make commitments to our instructors and other students. We cannot be responsible for non-refundable transportation or lodging costs. Tuition credit is valid through Dec 31, 2017

*TUITION CREDIT is valid through Dec 31, 2017

MATERIALS FEE: are paid directly to the Instructor during the class. Please do not include the materials fee with your registration.

Room & Board Refund Policy: If you cancel 30 days or more prior to start of stay, a full refund will be given. If you cancel 29-11 days prior to the start of stay, a fee of $25.00 per day will be charged. If you cancel 10 days or less prior to start of stay, there will be no refund. While we sympathize when circumstances arise that prevent a student from attending, we must make commitments to our instructors and other students.

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WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE?

Arrival
All boarding students should plan to arrive some time before 4:00pm the day before their class is to begin. Orientation will be at 6:45pm in the Dining Hall the evening before their class is to begin. Many classes do not have orientation so be sure to check in the class description.

Departure
Room check-out time is 9:00am on the day of departure. Please bring your keys to the office before your class begins. Class ends at 2:30pm on the day of departure (unless otherwise noted). Classrooms must be vacated by students at 3:00pm.
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HOW DO I GET TO THE CAMPUS?

From points South: Take I-91 north to Vermont Exit 6, then VT 103 northwest, 23 miles to Ludlow. Fletcher Farm School is on the right,
½ mile past the the Pointe at Castle Hill which is also on your right.

From points East: Take I-89 to New Hampshire Exit 9 then NH 103 west to VT 131 west to VT 103 north, 2 miles to Ludlow. Fletcher Farm School is on the right ½ mile past The Pointe Hotel. From Boston, take MA 2 west to I-91 north, and follow directions from points South .

From points West: Take I-87 north to exit 20, go east on NY 149 to NY 4 north to VT 4 east to VT 7, south to VT 103 east/south, 16 miles to Ludlow. Fletcher Farm School is on your left, 2 miles past Okemo Mtn. Resort. Or, take I-787 north to NY 7 east to VT 9 east into Bennington, VT, then VT 7 north to Exit 4. Then VT 11 east to Londonderry, to VT 100 north 17 miles to Ludlow. Turn right at Jiffy Mart onto Route 103, 1 ½ miles to Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts on your left.

From points North: Take VT 100 south or Route 103 south to Ludlow, continue through town 1½ miles. Fletcher Farm School is on your left.

By Bus: Vermont Transit Bus arrives in Rutland, arrangements can be made to pick up students and bring them to the School (there will be a charge for this service). For Fare information call Vermont Transit at (800) 552-8737.

By Plane: Connections from Boston's Logan International Airport (BOS) to Rutland, VT (RUT), just 26 miles to Fletcher Farm School, is operated by Cape Air http://www.flycapeair.com.

By Train: Amtrak offers service to Rutland, VT aboard the Ethan Allen Express. Call Amtrak at 1-800-USA-RAIL.

Car Rentals: Car rentals are available at the Rutland Airport and at many other locations in the greater Rutland area.

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WHAT IS YOUR ACCEPTANCE POLICY?

Acceptance Policy
All students are welcome on campus regardless of race, sex, and religious affiliation, national or ethnic origin.

Students under 18 years old may enroll in classes other than the Young Artists' Programs (with permission of the Instructor and the School) but will pay the tuition listed for the class. Please call the school before registering to be sure that the instructor will allow young students in these classes.

Students lodging on Campus must be 18 years of age unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Pets on Campus:
Sorry, pets are not allowed on campus other than service animals (a boarding kennel and Doggie Day Care Center is located .8 miles from the school).

Smoking:
Smoking is prohibited inside any building by order of Vermont State Law.

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HOW DO I PAY FOR MY MATERIALS?

Most classes list a Materials Fee and in some cases a Lab Fee in addition to the tuition: for use of the instructor's tools & supplies or to help with energy costs on campus. The Materials Fee or Lab Fee is paid directly to the instructor during the class.

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DO YOU HAVE A SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM?

Children and Adult Scholarship Programs:

The Society of Vermont Craftsmen, Inc. looks forward to having your child enrolled at Fletcher Farm School. A limited number of scholarships are available for Vermont children and Vermont Art teachers. If you are interested in applying, please call (802) 228-8770 or e:mail info@fletcherfarm.org for an application. Scholarships are issued by lottery and are not needs based. Deadline for submitting applications is May 1.

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WHAT LODGING ACCOMMODATIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE AREA?

Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts (802) 228-8770
Ludlow, VT
Double Rooms:
The Nest: Two twin beds, with linens provided. A bathroom and shower is shared with the room on the other side. Students are required to furnish their own towels, washcloth, etc.
$85pp, per night-single occupancy, inc: Breakfast & Lunch
$75 pp, per night-dbl. occupancy, inc: Breakfast & Lunch

Fletcher Farm Photos

Golden Stage Inn(802) 226-7744
Proctorsville, VT
(802) 226-7744
goldenstageinn@tds.net
www.goldenstageinn.com

Enjoy the full "Vermont Experience." We offer a rural setting less than 2 miles from F.F.School. Personalized hospitality, fantastic local breakfasts, and our Bottomless Cookie Jar. Summertime: in-ground pool and central air. Wintertime: cozy, spacious fireplaced living rooms. Visit our sheep and chickens! Great student discounts for multi-night stays.

Golden Stage Inn

The Pointe at Castle Hill Resort
Junction of Routes 103 and 131
Proctorsville, VT 05149
802-226-7361
reservations@castlehillresort.com
www.castlehillresortvt.com
Located less than a mile from the Fletcher Farm School is one of the Okemo area's finest hotels featuring a large indoor-outdoor pool, game room and a cozy fireplace in the lobby. The onsite restaurant serves a complimentary continental breakfast midweek and a hot buffet breakfast on weekend days. Contact The Pointe directly for reservations and mention that you are taking classes at Fletcher Farm School for the best rates.

The Pointe at Castle Hill

The Okemo Inn
(800) 328-8834
Ludlow, VT 05149
okemoinn@tds.net
www.okemoinn.com
Share your crafting experience with Innkeepers Toni & Ron, seasoned Fletcher Farm School students. Beautiful 1810 antique-filled B & B. 10 charming guest rooms with A/C & private baths. Cozy sitting rooms with toasty fireplaces, HDTV Room & complimentary WiFi. Refreshing summer pool and large luxurious veranda overlooking Okemo Valley Golf Resort. Near numerous area attractions & restaurants. Delicious country style breakfast included. 3.5 miles from the School. 25% Discount for Students & Instructors.

Okemo Inn

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WHERE CAN I GO CAMPING IN THE AREA?

Please call the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce for recommendations at 802-228-5830 or visit:
www.yourplaceinvermont.com

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CLASS AND CAMPUS ORIENTATION

Please note there may be orientation the night before summer classes only. All boarding students should plan to arrive sometime before 4:00pm, the day before their class is to begin. Some instructors may have an orientation the night before between 7-9pm in their class room and this will be on the web and in the catalog. Some courses list Orientation as mandatory because classroom work and instruction will begin that evening. Course hours are listed in the course description. In addition to these hours, the classrooms will be open for additional studio time between 7pm and 9pm. Room check out time is 9:00am on the day of departure. Class ends at 2:30pm on the day of departure. Classrooms must be vacated by 3:00pm. All information regarding school policies, student needs, meals, campus map etc. will be included with your registration confirmation.

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WHERE CAN I SHOP & DINE LOCALLY?

Six Loose Ladies
287 Main Street
Chester, VT 05153
(802) 875-7373
6looseladies@gmail.com
www.sixlooseladies.com Yarn & fiber shop with a flair for service. Supplies for knitting, crocheting, felting, spinning and weaving, Wool, cotton, alpaca, bamboo, silk, rovings (many locally produced), whimsical crafts, spinning wheels, drop spindles, looms, and an ambiance that invites you to linger. Workshops, Classes, Hours; Thurs. 10am-9pm(Sit n' Knit 6pm- 9pm)! Hours: Fri-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5.

Six Loose Ladies

103 ARTISANS MARKETPLACE
7 Pine View Dr
Chester VT 05143
802-875-7400
marketplace103@vermontel.net

www.103artisansmarketplace.com
The Okemo Valley's largest and most beautiful gift store. 3,000 square feet of handcrafted gifts,crafts, jewelry, fashion, and decorative accessories for home and garden. Delicious chocolate and Vermont specialty foods.
Open 10am-5pm everyday, closed Tuesdays

The Depot Street Gallery Home of the Silver Spoon
44 Depot Street
Ludlow, VT
(802) 228-4753
www.silverwareart.com
An oasis of fun with over 100 artists creating truly unique pieces. Hand carved birds, one-of-a-kind jewelry, garden weathervanes, stained glass, unique silverware art, Raku pottery, folk art, hand made soaps, funky clocks, metal sculptures, Fine Art. That's just the beginning. An ever changing display of the artist's imagination.

Harry' Cafe
Route 100 North
Ludlow, VT 05149
802 259 2996
harrys @vermontel.net

www.harryscafe.com
Harry's Cafe specializes in celebrating exciting food in a warm and comfortable place. For 24 years, Harry's is the local favorite for many reasons including our friendliness, imaginative menu and reasonable prices Reservations suggested. Just call 259-2996 Open for dinner 5-10pm Wednesday - Sunday Visit our website

DJ's Restaurant

DJ's Restaurant
146 Main St
Ludlow, VT 05149
802 228 5374
www.djsrestaurantvermont.com

DJ's is located at 146 main St in beautiful downtown Ludlow ,VT
We offer a variety of fabulous dishes, including Fish, Steaks, Seafood, Chicken, Pasta, Sandwiches and a great Salad Bar. JOIN US!!


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Forest Echo Farm Cabins
697 Tinney Road
Mt. Holly, VT 05758
www.forestecho.net
mailto:turtldov99@yahoo.com
207-866-4340
Best suited to the student traveling with family or companions, our three private cabins sleep 4 – 9 and offer a quiet, wooded retreat. Our swimming pond, lake with canoes, trails, play structure, and sandbox are all within walking distance of each cabin. The cabins are powered by gas appliances, not electricity. Each has a fully equipped kitchen, indoor bathroom, hot/cold water, and overhead gas lamps. Bring your own bed linens, blankets, and towels. On-leash dogs are welcome. 25 minutes drive to the Fletcher Farm School.

June –September: $475 - 535 per week; $80 per night; 2 nights minimum
(Charges are per cabin, not per person.)

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