NCTC has four lodge buildings, each named after a conservation pioneer, supporting 226 overnight guest rooms. Some are equipped for ADA support and a minimum allow for double occupancy.

All lodging rooms are now Smoke-Free! For additional information review the NCTC Smoking Policy.

Lodging Reservations/Confirmation

Once you've been officially notified that you have been accepted for class enrollment, call NCTC Hotel Reservations at 877-706-6282 or 304-876-7900 to confirm your lodging room.

Per NCTC policy, when you are enrolled in a class to be held at NCTC, a room and meals have been blocked for you; with check-in being expected the evening before your class starts and check-out expected the last day of class.

All students are expected to call Hotel Reservations to confirm lodging for these dates. If you are a commuter and will not require a room while attending NCTC training, please call NCTC Scheduling and Events Management (SEM) at 304-876-7220 or send email to nctc_semteam@fws.gov to request release of your room; remember to provide your full name and the class you plan to attend.

Rooms that have not been confirmed will be released. If no rooms are available when you call, you will need to find a room at a local hotel (and your station will be responsible for costs) or you will have to cancel out of the class.

No pets are allowed on the NCTC grounds; only service animals and animals specifically designated for training and education purposes are authorized on NCTC grounds.



Check-in time is 1:00 p.m. Before 1:00 p.m., early arrivals will be registered based on room availability. Luggage storage is available in the Entry/Auditorium Building.


Check-out time is 12 noon. If you need a late check-out, please call the Front Desk. Before departing, please leave your room key and name badge holder in your room, in the Common's basket located on the stairs, or return it to the Front Desk.

Lodging and Meal Rates

Rates - Lodging and Meals - COURSES (Effective 1 Oct 2019)

(These rates include the NCTC meal plan which begins with dinner on the day of check-in and ends with lunch on the day of check-out)

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees - no charge for lodging and meals when attending a course
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees - $146/day - when attending an event
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service volunteers - $146/day
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service contractors - $146/day
  • National Park Service employees - $146/day
  • All others - $146/day
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees staying off-site pay for their off-site lodging and all meals using normal government travel procedures

Meal Plans for On-site Partners and Children

Partners (spouses, etc) and children staying onsite with a guest are required to share the same guest room and must select from one of two available meal plans. They may choose to pay a la carte at the dining facility cash register, or they can select a discounted pre-paid meal plan upon check-in. The pre-paid meal plan costs:

  • Adults and teenagers pay 75% of current per diem meal rates at time of stay
  • Children (age 2-12) pay 50% of current per diem meal rates at time of stay
  • Infants (less than 2 years old) are not charged

Facility Sustainability Fee (Effective 1 Oct 2012)

Effective October 1, 2012 NCTC's overnight accommodation charge increased by $15.00 per night. While the per diem covers guest food and lodging, it does not include many costs for green improvements and state-of-the-art support such as campus-wide wireless. This additional fee is necessary to continue operating an effective training and conferencing facility in a fiscally responsible manner.

This fee has been pre-paid for all FWS employees and will not be charged to them on an individual basis. For all non-FWS guests, this fee will be billed along with room charges at the time of check-out. Non-FWS Federal employees should identify the Facility Sustainability Fee on a GSA travel voucher as a non-mileage, miscellaneous fee.

Please contact the NCTC Scheduling and Events Management (SEM) at 304-876-7220 for questions regarding rates and assessments.

Lodge Room Amenities

Each individually controlled heated and air-conditioned guest room has a double bed, reclining chair, combination desk and work space, television with cable TV, personal safe, Internet connection cables or wireless access, additional table top fan, extra blanket, hair dryer, shampoo, body soap, iron and ironing board. Each lodge building has a separate lounge for group gatherings. Lodges are also equipped with a laundry facility (including soap dispensers), kitchenette with a microwave, refrigerator, ice machine and coffee maker.

Guest Room Bed
Guest Room Desk
Guest Room Sitting Area
Guest Lodge Lobby
Guest Lodge Kitchenette

Offsite Lodging

When lodging is unavailable at NCTC and you need to find a room at a local hotel. You or your organization will be responsible for costs.