Where to Stay
Most of our students choose to stay in Centralia or Chehalis on the Saturday night of Saturday-Sunday classes. Some come down Friday night, so they don't have to deal with the drive on Saturday morning. We've tried to list facilities that are close to restaurants. The motels at Exit 82 & Exit 76 are also close to grocery stores, a variety of restaurants and other shopping amenities that may prove convenient during your visit.
Travel time from these motels to the range is approximately half an hour. Deer are a common road hazard, so give yourself time to observe the 50 mph county road speed limit and 5mph on the gravel road into the FAS facility.
Some of your motel choices include:
- Quality Inn, 1003 Eckerson Rd. Centralia
Exit 82 - on East side of freeway)
Tell them you are an FAS student to find out about year-round discounts for our students
- Best Western Park Place Inn, 201 SW Interstate Ave, Chehalis
Exit 76, east of the freeway
- Holiday Inn Express, 730 NW Liberty Place Chehalis
Exit 77, east of the freeway
- Relax Inn, 550 SW Parkland Dr. Chehalis
Exit 76 - East side of freeway
- EconoLodge, 701 Harrison Ave, Chehalis
Exit 76 -Â East side of freeway
- King Oscar Motels, 1049 Eckerson Rd., Centralia
Exit 82 - on East side of freeway
- Peppermill Empress Inn, 1233 Alder Street Centralia, WA 98531
If you are coming over Highway 12 from Yakima or other eastside locations and need a room on Friday night before class, consider Morton's Season's Motel at the junction of Highway 12 and Highway 7, 360-496-6835.
There is also a membership Thousand Trails Campground approximately 10 miles west of the F.A.S. Tactical Training Range on Centralia-Alpha road.
To camp at the range, you MUST be a vetted alumni and have pre-approval directly from Belle. Please contact us before staying the night. We have limited camping space at our range for people who would like to tent/car camp or with self-contained RVs. Port-a-potties are available but no other amenities are provided. If arriving the night before class, please arrive before sundown. Otherwise, please plan your arrival for the next morning. Do not pull in after dark.
Want to learn more?
For recommendations based on the quality of the lodging listed - call us at 360-978-6100 or e-mail us at The Firearms Academy of Seattle, Inc.