Housing & Meals

Housing Options

Let us arrange your housing

The Community of Writers rents condominiums at the Village in Squaw Valley and a few houses in the valley for participants to live in during the week of the conference. If, when you are accepted, you would like us to arrange your accommodations, you may choose to stay in shared houses or in The Village at Squaw Valley (first come, first served.) To help us place you in an appropriate condo or house, indicate if you have any special needs, concerns or physical requirements. There may be men and women in the same unit. Some of the houses are within walking distance; some require a short drive, so please indicate whether you will have a car with you in the valley. Every unit will have a kitchen and will be supplied with linens. You may check in after you register and receive your housing assignment on registration day.

Room types and availability are limited and are reserved on a first-request basis.
Prices may change slightly without notice.

OPTION 1:
Shared Condos in The Village at Squaw Valley
These condos are located in The Village at Squaw Valley. 3-4 participants share a condo, and each may choose the room type he or she prefers. These condos are very close walking distance, newer, and are very convenient to shops and stores. There are music and other activities planned by the Village which could attract tourists, such as BluesDays Tuesdays and the Art Festival.

POETRYWRITERS WORKSHOPS
Bedroom Type# in RoomBathroom TypeRate (7 Nights)Rate (6 Nights)
Master Bedroom1Private, “en suite” bathroom$950$820
Private Basic Bedroom
1Private, assigned bathroom but not "en suite"$850$720
Shared Twin Bedroom2Shared assigned bathroom with roommate$525$430

OPTION 2:
Shared Houses

Our houses are in Squaw Valley. 4-8 participants share a house in a larger group, and each may choose the room type he or she prefers. Houses are usually a 10-20 minute walk away (or short drive). We always make sure there are participants with cars in each house to help those without obtain rides as needed.

POETRYWRITERS WORKSHOPS
Bedroom Type# in RoomBathroom TypeRate (7 Nights)Rate (6 Nights)
Master Bedroom
(Very limited, reserve early.)
1Private bathroom, not "ensuite. (Only 3 of available.)$860$720
Private Basic Bedroom
1Shared bathroom$720$600
Shared Twin Bedroom2Shared bathroom$465$395
Shared Bunkroom3-4 in bunk-bedsShared bathroom$300$260

OPTION 3:
Private Condo

These condos are located in The Village at Squaw Valley. A participant would be alone in this condo. These condos are very close walking distance, newer, and are very convenient to shops and stores. There are music and other activities planned by the Village which could attract tourists such as BluesDays Tuesdays and the Art Festival.

POETRYWRITERS WORKSHOPS
Bedroom Type# in RoomBathroom TypeRate (7 Nights)Rate (6 Nights)
Private Condo1Private Suite$1325$1136

Arrange Your Own Housing

If you want to arrange your own housing, call (800) 731-8021 or gotahoenorth.com. We highly recommend the Village at Squaw Valley, the Squaw Valley Lodge: (530) 583-5500; and The Olympic Village Inn. Make sure they know you are with the Community of Writers when you inquire about rates.

Camping

We do not recommend camping unless you have a camper. Those who camp will also need a car, as the campground location is not within walking distance of the workshops. For camping, call this reservation number: (877) 444-6777. This telephone number is for a reservation operation called Parknet/ReserveUSA, which handles reservations for the three main campgrounds nearest Squaw Valley. Granite Flats, Goose Meadows and Silver Creek sites are all on Highway 89 South of Truckee along the Truckee River. They’re good sites: safe and beautiful, and all within 15 minutes’ easy drive to Squaw Valley. If you choose to stay in a campground, a camper with bathing facilities will be necessary; camping and participating in the conference are too challenging without one.

Meals

Dinner

Dinners are provided each night (total of six dinners) at the Olympic House, our headquarters for the week. We will accommodate most vegetarian diets, but if you have a particular food allergy, we may not be able to prepare special meals for you. Participants and teaching staff eat together.

Breakfast & Lunch

You are on your own for breakfast and lunch. You may prepare your breakfasts and lunches in your house, or visit one of the cafes in the valley. There are several cafes and restaurants in the Valley, but they tend to be pricey. Preparing your own breakfasts and lunches in your lodgings will save you quite a bit of money. If you are driving to Squaw Valley, consider stopping at the Trader Joe’s in Roseville, or SaveMart Market in Truckee to stock up on breakfast and lunch foods. There is a small grocery store in the valley at which to buy provisions. There are major supermarkets in Tahoe City and Truckee, ten miles from Squaw Valley. The Community Market or the 7-11 in Squaw Valley should have everything you need.