Reservations & Rates

Reservations may be made by calling Business Affairs at 828-262-2132, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., or emailing Full payment is required when the reservation is made; Visa and MasterCard are accepted. We do not keep a waiting list but do encourage you to call or email as often as you wish to check for cancellations.

When calling to make reservations it is suggested that you provide the following information:

  • four or five different dates of interest, so that we may check all availability for you
  • the number of people traveling in your party
  • whether you prefer the bunk(s) or the private room

No children under five years of age are allowed to stay at the Loft, and children 14 and under are welcome only during the Thanksgiving break, winter break, and summer months.

There is no discount for renting the entire Loft. The prices are firm. We have two beds reserved at all times for our student interns, who are earning credit towards graduation. The maximum amount of space that you could reserve at any given time would be 18 bunks and the private room.


For Reservations (reservations are not made on-site at the Loft) - Contact the Office of Business Affairs, Appalachian State University, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 828-262-2132 or

On-Site Resident Director, 212-982-5370

Student Groups

(Official faculty-led student groups)

  • $35/night per bunk

  • $70/night private room
    (sleeps 4)

Any current ASU faculty, staff or student group (affiliates) receive first priority when it comes to group reservations. Faculty taking official student groups (10 or more) may make a reservation 15 months in advance.  No group reservations may be made for fall or spring breaks.


(ASU Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni & Retirees)

  • $50/night per bunk
  • $150/night private room (sleeps 4)

Affiliates of ASU may make a reservation up to nine months in advance.


(Friends of the University, which also includes family of affiliates)

  • $80/night per bunk
  • $200/night private room (sleeps 4)

Non-Affiliates are welcome to make a reservation up to six months in advance.

Booking & Cancellation Policies


Arrivals are checked-in by appointment only, based on your travel. For example, if you arrive at LGA at 8 a.m., we would estimate you to arrive at the Loft sometime between 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m., and we would arrange for someone to be there during that two-hour window to let you into the Loft.

There are no check-ins prior to 8 a.m. or after 9 p.m. Appointment for check-in must be made no later than one week prior to your arrival date. 

Booking Policy

  • Faculty may now book 15 months in advance if the faculty member is taking an official student group. A group is defined as 10 or more. They must secure the reservation with a budget code. No group reservations may be made for fall or spring breaks. Students are charged $35 per person per night. The faculty/staff chaperone is charged $70 per night for the private room. If group leaders stay in the bunk area, up to two faculty members will stay free of charge.  If more than two faculty members are staying in the bunk area, the additional faculty members will pay the group rate of $35 per night.  These charges ONLY apply to Appalachian student groups.  Full payment is due from the group no later than thirty (30) days prior to the arrival date. All payments for groups will be handled through Camps and Conferences. All group members staying in the Loft must be 18 years of age or older. Reservations will not be made for Middle School and High School groups.
  • Affiliates are defined as current faculty, staff, students, alumni and retired faculty and staff. Alumni must have graduated from Appalachian State University. Any affiliate may make a reservation up to nine (9) months in advance. Affiliates pay the affiliate rate and any guests falling into the non-affiliated category, whether traveling with the affiliate or not, will be charged the nonaffiliated rate.
  • Nonaffiliates are defined as friends of the University. This includes the family of affiliates. Nonaffiliates may make a reservation up to six (6) months in advance.

Cancellation Policy

Your request to cancel must be received in writing ( two (2) weeks' prior to your arrival date; if you meet this deadline, you may cancel without penalty. If you cancel with less than two (2) weeks' notice, you will be charged one (1) night's stay per person as a penalty.