Make Tracks to Eugene

April 21-24, 2020


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Valley River Inn

The Valley River Inn will the host hotel for the 2020 Convention.  A local institution since 1973, Valley River Inn offers travelers to Eugene a relaxing and carefree experience along the pristine natural beauty of the Willamette River. Awake to the soothing hum of the river and say goodbye to the day while watching the sunset behind the majestic pines on your own private patio. We offer 257 spacious rooms and suites each well-appointed with the modern necessities of life. Situated just a few miles from Downtown Eugene on a scenic pedestrian river walk, guests can enjoy the best nature, attractions, and activities at their doorstep.

Hotel Reservations

To register for hotel rooms at the Valley River Inn, use this link, provided by the hotel.  The hotel welcomes International guests. Alternatively, call the hotel directly at (541) 743-1000 or toll free 1-800-543-8266 and use the convention group code “Make Tracks To Eugene“. Rooms are either two Queen beds or one King bed, each with a rate of $109/day, not including taxes.

Note: Any hotel reservation canceled within 7 days of arrival will be charged one night’s room and tax.

Money Exchange

Key Bank is about a 7 minute drive from the hotel, and exchanges currency at all branches. Usually there is a small fee for an amount under $250-$500. We would recommend exchanging currency prior to travel then just using an ATM, which is available at the hotel, to get more cash if needed. We recommend informing your banks and credit card holders that you will be traveling, if you don't, they may put a freeze on your card for "unusual charges" if you try to use it.

Eugene, Cascades & Coast

Eugene, Cascades & Coast is honored to welcome the attendees of the First Division Pacific Northwest Model Railroad Association 2020 Regional Convention and their families to Eugene. Check out their website for additional opportunities during your visit to Eugene.