Below are a list of the student's top picks locally in various price ranges.

Hilton Garden Inn
14 Great Falls Plaza
Auburn, Me.
207-784-4433
www.auburnriverwatch.gardeninn.com

Sleepy Time Motel
Mark & Lynn Klinger
46 Danville Corner Rd
Auburn, Maine 04210
207 783-1435
http://www.sleepytimemotel.com/

Residence Inn   
670 Turner St.   
Auburn, Me   
207-777-3400   

Maine Motel and Cabins
1101 Main St. Rt. 202
Lewiston, Me
1-800-287-7925

Hampton Inn
15 Lincoln St.
Lewiston, Me.
207-344-1000

Fireside Inn and Suites
Washington St.
Auburn, Me.
207-777-1777
www.firesideinnauburn.com

Mention that you are taking a class with the New England School of Metalwork and you may receive a corporate rate for some of the above motels located in Auburn. The school offers this corporate rate for students only.

FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE WE HAVE CONSTRUCTED A POINTS OF INTERESTS DOCUMENT, CLICK HERE POI TO SEE. Here you will find a dozen or more fun sites to see, places to go and unique points here in Maine. If you have time between classes, time in the evening after class or are traveling with someone, this is helpful.

Derek Heidemann of Sturbridge Village is up this week teaching a very cool filing vise workshop. You can see the nearly completed vise in the foreground. Here he is tempering a return spring using an old school cool method. #colonial #oldschoolcool #toolstomaketoolsBox joint pliers with Peter Ross was amazing. Just like you’d expect. #colonialaf #boxjointtool #toolstomaketoolsAnother fantastic class with @crowellknives. Great student work and great attitudes! Thanks Jim! #crowellknives #mastersmith #greatjobThis just in !!.... the first 5 of the 8 Micro-Air Downdraft tables for the belt grinders going in our new addition..... what? YES, that is A/C you see in the background. The new addition will have A/C, first time on the NESM campus. This all only possible because of you, your donations and support, we’re almost there, just 3 more units to raise funds for, please donate today. #forgedinreality #blacksmithingclass #bladesmithingclass #education #handsonlearningSpaces available in this 2 week ABS Intro class! A great combination of instructors! #abs #americanbladesmith #journeytojsThe 11th annual Bladesmithing Symposium was a success! The most registered attendees EVER! We couldn’t of done it without our tireless volunteers Lucas Damen, Kellen Glaser, Isaiah Washington and Jacob Ward. Also, our Demonstrators Lin Rhea, Jim Crowell and Emiliano Carrillo. Special thanks to Barbara Wechter who is our amazing registrar, and MOST importantly, all the wonderful people who showed up! We are already scheming to top it next year! #bladesmithcommunity #knivesandfriends #forgedWhat an amazing battle! @sunandstarsforge with a repeat win for the 5k making what else, a Seax. Each knife was an incredible triumph in only two hours. Thanks to @rhea_knives @joshaweston and @macevitale for participating. BIG thanks to Maine Oxy and Dan Guerin for the prize money. It was a truly wild show! Swipe for pics of the battle and finished knives. #battleofthebladesmiths #forgedinreality #handmade #bladesmitheducationSafe travels to all of you making your way to NESM from near and far! We hung the sign on our brand new addition and we are so excited to show it off. We’ll see you either tomorrow for the first forging and early registration at 3:30, or on Saturday morning at 8:00. For those registering Saturday morning, arrive early because the line gets LONG. #americanbladesmith #forged #handmade #bladesmitheducationWe just had two spaces open up in our Beginner Blacksmithing class at the end of the month. Don’t miss out! Link in sig. #blacksmith #forged #handmade #firststep #heatbeatrepeat