Housing & Meals

Housing Options

The Community of Writers rents condominiums at the Village in Palisades Tahoe 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 Palisades Tahoe (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 different genders 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 has a kitchen and is 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 without notice.

Lodging Details and Rates



Dinners are provided at the Olympic House, our headquarters for the week. We can accommodate most vegetarian diets, but if you have a particular food allergy, we may not be able to prepare special meals for you. Weather permitting, participants and teaching staff eat together outdoors.

Breakfast & Lunch

You are on your own for breakfast and lunch. You may prepare these meals in your lodging, or visit one of the cafes in the valley. There are several cafes and restaurants in Olympic 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 Olympic Valley, consider stopping at the Trader Joe’s in Roseville, or the SaveMart in Truckee to stock up on breakfast and lunch foods. There is a small grocery store in the valley for provisions. There are major supermarkets in Tahoe City and Truckee, ten miles from Olympic Valley.