Housing & Meals

Housing Options

We have been forced to cancel our summer workshops in Squaw Valley due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Information on this page is no longer accurate. Visit our program pages for more information.

Poetry Workshop
Writers Workshops

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 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.

Let us arrange your housing:

Poetry Workshops Housing Details and Rates
Writers Workshops Housing Details and Rates



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.