World Massage Festival &
Massage Therapy Hall of Fame


Read our Philosophy - The Bridge Builder


Our Mission Statement: To honor those who built the bridges for our profession,
to educate the general public about massage, to educate therapists
about different types of massage and to have fun.


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Previous Festivals * 2010 Festival * 2011 Festival * 2012 Festival

WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY RESIDENCE HALL LODGING/MEAL PACKAGES

JUNE 20 IS THE LAST DAY TO RESERVE LODGING ON CAMPUS!!!!

Local motels in the area are:

In Cullowhee - University Inn - 828-293-5442

In Sylva (5 miles from campus)

Blue Ridge Inn - 828-586-2123
Sylva Inn - 828-586-3315
Economy Inn - 828-586-2419
Woodland Motel - 828-586-4331

Balsam Hall & Blue Ridge Halls are air conditioned and consists of both private and double rooms which are arranged suite-style. The Buildings is 4 floors, built in 2 mirror-image sections. Each half has seven study lounges; seven public kitchen lounge areas; laundry room and vending room. Occupants of private rooms share a bath with one other private room resident, while each double room has its own bath. Residents of each floor can take advantage of a common living area and kitchen.

Upstairs in the new, two-story, 53,000-square-foot dining hall is an "all-you-care-to-eat" location with salads, fruits and vegetables, pastas and pizza, home-style foods, grilled foods, sandwiches and desserts. Downstairs hosts a convenience store and retail outlets, including Panda Express, Starbucks, McAlister's Deli, Grill Works, Freshens and Zoca's, a Mexican-themed restaurant.

The Courtyard Dining Hall is located next to your residence hall and is the only place you can use your meal card. However, in other campus buildings are various other cafe, bagel and fast food options and near the back of the campus is Papa's Pizza, who will also deliver to the residence hall.

PLEASE remember, this is a college dormitory, not a hotel. There are no wakeup calls or maid service. Bring along an alarm clock. The dorm is air conditioned, but you may still want to include a small fan in with your luggage. You will need to bring your own linens, pillow, towels & toiletries. A trash bag will be provided in your room. When leaving, please place all your trash in the bag, tie it up and set it outside your room. This is home to a college student next month, please keep that in mind.



Western Carolina University has offered Festival pricing for extending your stay in the beautiful Nantahala Forest for 2 days prior to the Festival and 2 days after the Festival.

Here at the WMF, we are very pleased to be able to offer attendees a variety of lodging choices, all with more privacy than we have been able to offer in the past.

OPTION 1 LODGING & MEALS - 4 night package
  • * One bedroom FOR DOUBLE OCCUPANY with 2 twin beds, desks & dressers who share 1 bath. (See figure 1 below)
  • * Lodging/meal package cost - $60 per person, per night. Lunch Thursday thru breakfast Monday and lodging Thursday thru Sunday nights.

    PLEASE NOTE: DOUBLE OCCUPANCY ROOMS ARE FILLING UP QUICKLY!! DON'T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO RESERVE YOUR ROOM IF YOU WANT THIS OPTION!!!!

OPTION 2 LODGING & MEALS - 4 night package
  • * A private bedroom with twin bed, desk & dresser which shares 1 bath with an adjoining private bedroom. (See figure 2 below)
  • * Lodging/meal package cost - $70 per person, per night. Lunch Thursday thru breakfast Monday and lodging Thursday thru Sunday nights.

OPTION 3 LODGING & MEALS - 4 night package
  • * This option is for those who want a private bedroom AND a private bathroom. No one else will be assigned to the 2nd bed in the room.
  • * One room with 2 twin beds, desks & dressers with private bath. (See figure 1 below)
  • * Lodging/meal package cost - $90 per night. Lunch Thursday thru breakfast Monday and lodging Thursday thru Sunday nights.

Attendees staying in the Residence Hall will need to provide their own linens, pillow, towels and toiletries.