Location & Lodging

The 71st Annual Conference will be held at the Galt House Hotel in the heart of Louisville, Kentucky. 

Host Hotel

Overnight accommodations are available to SEAFWA Conference participants at the Galt House Hotel. We have negotiated a discounted group rate of $136/night (plus state and local tax) for SEAFWA attendees. In addition, there are a limited number of federal per diem rooms available for federal agency employees with valid identification at $121/night (plus state and local tax). These rate will be available until the cut off date of October 7, 2017, unless the block is sold out prior to that date. Should the block sell out prior to the cut off date, we will make every effort to secure rooms at an overflow hotel, near the host hotel, and with a rate similar to the original rate. Please check back for updates on room availability. To make a reservation at the Galt House Hotel, call the hotel at 502-589-5200 and request a room in the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA Conference) group block.

Galt House Hotel
140 N Fourth St, Louisville, KY 40202

Local Amenities

Located just two blocks from historic whiskey row in the heart of downtown, The Galt House Hotel is more than just the riverfront hotel in Louisville, it’s your guide to the iconic Louisville attractions that put this city on the map. Within a mile of the hotel, you’ll discover iconic institutions, renowned performing arts centers and inspiring artists, along with the city’s best nightlife at Fourth Street Live! entertainment district.

Tour Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, or catch a live sporting event or concert at the KFC Yum! Center (connected to the hotel via Skywalk). Take advantage of some of the best shopping in Louisville just minutes from our hotel, stroll along Waterfront Park or discover the unique masterpieces at Louisville Glassworks. From the thrill of Churchill Downs to the chill of the Urban Bourbon Trail (starting with our very own Jockey Silks Bourbon Bar, you’ll find the best of Louisville just minutes from your hotel room. 

"Located on the banks of the Ohio River, Louisville is a place that offers the warmth and hospitality of a Southern city and the sophistication and cultural creativity of a major metropolitan location. It’s the birthplace of Muhammad Ali, Diane Sawyer and Jennifer Lawrence. It’s the home of the Louisville Slugger bat, the Kentucky Derby and the Urban Bourbon Experience®. Known as the “Culinary Capital of Bourbon Country®”, it’s a place where chefs are tweaking their New Southern Cuisine by adding bourbon. Louisville has it all, all in one great place – home to “The Greatest” and all things that are great." - Go To Louisville

Visit the Go To Louisville website to learn about the vibrant culinary and nightlife scene with a multitude of options for dining nearby the Galt House, and more.

Getting Here

The airport nearest to Louisville is Louisville International Airport (9 miles; 14 minutes from hotel). 

Shuttle Service: Xtreme Transportation is on-site at the Galt House Hotel. They provide airport shuttle service to the Louisville International Airport every day of the week, including holidays.

  • The shuttle from the Louisville Internation Airport runs every day, including holidays, from the airport to the Galt House Hotel. The shuttle departs every quarter hour from 7:15 am to 12:45 pm daily. After 12:45 pm, the shuttle departs every quarter hour until 10:15 pm.
  • The outgoing shuttle departs from the hotel every half-hour, 4 am to 1 pm daily. After 1 pm, the shuttle departs every hour until 11 pm.
  • Shuttle requests outside of the regular shuttle times may be accommodated upon request.

Book your shuttle by calling (502)561-4022, or email galthouseshuttle@xtremetransportation.com. Book your shuttle ahead of time to ensure your transportation. You may also book your ride at the Transportation Desk in the mail lobby of the Galt House Hotel.

Learn more about airport transportation options