Lodging in Maine

Many, but not all JAX education programs in Bar Harbor, Maine utilize the Highseas Conference Center. Some events require participants to stay in local hotels or motels; when Highseas housing in not available the program website will provide information on lodging options in and around Bar Harbor.

What type of Lodging can I expect at Highseas?

Lodging at Highseas is shared lodging at Highseas Conference Center. Participants and some faculty reside together at Highseas Conference Center, a Georgian style mansion built in 1912. Highseas is perched on the cliffs overlooking Frenchman Bay and surrounded by beautiful Acadia National Park. This is casual atmosphere, consisting of shared ( by gender) bedrooms and bathrooms. Wireless internet access is provided throughout the building. Laundry facilities are available on site.

Can I bring my Family to stay at Highseas?

No – we can only accommodate the participants in the course. For other lodging information, and Bar Harbor area info, please visit the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

Can I request a single room at Highseas?

In rare cases we may be able to arrange private accommodation. If a registrant absolutely requires single room accommodations, they should plan to stay offsite and arrange daily transport to the workshop. Reduction in the registration fee will be negotiated on case by case basis. For other lodging information, and Bar Harbor area info, please visit the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

Who will be my roommate?

Your roommate will be participant in the course of same gender. Roommates are assigned by the course event planner. Participants are welcome to indicate a roommate preference by emailing the event planner or stating roommates name on your registration form under lodging questions.

How long can I stay at Highseas?

Highseas is only available for the dates of your course or workshop. If your travel plans include an early arrival or late departure than the dates of the course, you will be responsible for making arrangements for lodging in Bar Harbor for those additional dates. Please refer to the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

How do I check in and register at Highseas?

In general courses and workshops that occur at Highseas check-in and registration are in the late afternoon on the start date of the course. For specific time dates and times, please refer to the email, from the event planner, with course details. Late arrivals will be checked in the next morning.

What is the time can I check out of Highseas?

We ask all participants to depart their rooms by 9 am. If your departure time is later than 9 am, you are welcome to store your luggage and stay on the first floor (public area). Please leave your room keys in your room or in the lobby.

Lodging in Connecticut

For educational programs at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX GM) in Farmington, Connecticut participants stay in local hotels.

Participants are responsible for making their own lodging arrangements and payments.

Hotels nearby to the JAX GM venue are:

Homewood Suite
2 Farm Glen Boulevard
Farmington, CT 06032

Hartford Marriott Farmington
15 Farm Springs Road
Farmington, CT 06032