Writers Workshops Housing

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 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. Participants may choose the room type they prefer. Close walking distance to the conference’s lodge venue, these unites are newer are very convenient to cafés and stores. Music and other activities are planned by the Village such as BluesDays Tuesdays and an Art Festival, which could attract tourists.

Bedroom Type# in RoomBathroom TypeRate (7 Nights)
Master Bedroom1Private, “en suite” bathroom$1025
Private Basic Bedroom
1Private, assigned bathroom but not "en suite"$910
Shared Twin Bedroom2Shared assigned bathroom with roommate$535

OPTION 2:
Shared Houses

Our houses are in Squaw Valley, in most cases, a 10-20 minute walk to the conference’s lodge venue (or short drive).  4-8 participants share a house in a larger group, and each may choose the room type he or she prefers. We always make sure there are participants with cars in each house to help those without obtain rides as needed. For those rooms which have a shared bathroom, we will do out best to arrange them with the same gender.

Bedroom Type# in RoomBathroom TypeRate (7 Nights)
Master Bedroom
(Very limited, reserve early.)
1Private bathroom, not all ensuite. $950
Private Basic Bedroom
1Shared bathroom, with same gender.$790
Shared Twin Bedroom2Shared bathroom, with same gender.$490
Shared Bunkroom3 in bunk-bedsShared bathroom, with same gender.$325

OPTION 3:
Private Condo

These condos are located in The Village at Squaw Valley. A participant would be a private condo. Close walking distance to the conference’s lodge venue, these unites are newer are very convenient to cafés and stores. Music and other activities are planned by the Village such as BluesDays Tuesdays and an Art Festival, which could attract tourists.

Bedroom Type# in RoomBathroom TypeRate (7 Nights)
Private Condo1Private Suite$1466

Arrange Your Own Housing

If you want to arrange your own housing, call (800) 731-8021 or gotahoenorth.com. However we highly recommend 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.

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