Money Saving Tips

Compared to almost any other major city, Cincinnati is easier and less expensive to reach, navigate and stay in.  If you are used to East Coast, West Coast or Chicago prices, you will be delighted by the cost of your stay in Cincinnati area!  See our Money Saving Tips for even more ways to save.

Because the Carpenter Art Foundation is just across the river in northern Kentucky, you can stay in a quiet, low-cost accommodation less then 10 minutes from downtown, but with a beautiful view of the river and the city.   Or find a private room or house rental.  Some Airbnb accommodations may even be within walking distance of the Foundation!

Air Transportation

Delta, American and United are major airlines with many flights into the highly rated Cincinnati airport (CVG), which is actually in northern Kentucky. However, you will save a lot by flying Allegiant or Frontier. But you may have to book using their websites to get a flight. Savings – 40-60%

Other Accomodations

See recommended hotels.  By staying in the Newport or Covington area, you will avoid downtown hotel prices and be closer to the Foundation. To save even more, stay at a private rental.  Many have access to cooking facilities.  See and search for Bellevue, KY (our location), Newport, KY or Dayton, KY.  You may find that a few rentals are even within walking distance of the Foundation.  Savings – 30-50%

Suggested hotels that offer a discount for Foundation workshop attendees (ask for when reserving):

Holiday Inn Express, Bellevue, KY, 859-957-2320.  Workshop participants must ask for the discount in advance.

Comfort Suites, 420 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY, 859-291-6700.  Workshop participants must ask for the discount in advance.

Other suggested hotels:

Hampton Inn, 222 York St, Newport, KY, 859-415-0678  

Aloft Newport on the Levee,  201 East 3rd Street, Newport, KY, 41071  

Embassy Suites, 10 E RiverCenter Blvd, Covington, KY  41011  

Marriott at RiverCenter, 10 W RiverCenter Blvd, Covington, KY  41011 

Rental Cars

Renting from the airport location is convenient, but very expensive.  We recommend using Uber to get from the airport to a nearby car rental location.  A good one is Enterprise Car Rental at 7484 Burlington Pike, Florence, KY 41042.  Just be aware of their hours for a pick-up.   Savings – 45-65%


We are on a short, dead-end street in a quiet commercial park in Bellevue (see sign at entrance) off of Berry Avenue. We are easy to find using Google maps on your phone: just enter 645 Colfax Ave, Bellevue, KY 41073. Or see the map below.

You will find plenty of free parking in front or alongside the building.  If  all spots are filled, there  is lots of additional parking space in a gravel lot on the left just before you get to the Foundation building in front of 650 Colfax (Thompson Enamel) next door.

Please enter the main entrance in front.  If the door is locked, use the buzzer on the intercom to the right of the door.  Welcome!