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Staying at Snow Farm changes a typical workshop experience into a true creative retreat. Leave the world behind and slip into a relaxing and nurturing environment surrounded by natural beauty. If you wish to stay off-campus, there are other options here.

Due to COVID-19, all rooms are singles. Double rooms for people traveling together can be arranged by calling the office (413-268-3101). Please refer to the COVID-19 Information page for full details.

Housing and all meals are a package for one person. If a second person is staying in the Cottage, they must purchase a full meal package. Students who do not stay at Snow Farm can also add lunch only or full meals to their workshop.

If a particular housing choice does not show up while registering, it means the option is no longer available. We keep a housing waitlist, so email us or call the office if you would like to be added. 

See below for detailed descriptions of the dorms and the cottage and a price chart at the bottom of the page.


There are four dorm buildings, named with the letters L, I, F, E.  The beautiful mosaic letters on the dorms were made by artist Christine Kenneally. Each dorm is a series of rooms along an open-ended corridor with a centrally-located, shared bathroom with two shower stalls, toilets, and sinks.  As a COVID-19 precaution, housing assignments will be made to keep class groups together when possible. As a result, we cannot guarantee single-sex dorms during the 2021 season. 

Dorm rooms have 2 twin beds, a shelf unit, a chair, a small rug, wall pegs, an overhead light, and a table with a small reading lamp. Guests bring their own sheets/pillowcase, pillow, blanket, and towels. Small in-room electric heaters come in handy on chillier nights. During the pandemic, we are not able to supply electric blankets, but guests are welcome to bring their own. Select rooms have air conditioning. 
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Double Rooms
Double rooms are available only by request for people who are traveling together. 

Single Rooms
When selecting a single dorm room, the room is exactly the same as a double, but occupied by only one person.

Single Plus Rooms
When selecting a single plus dorm room, the room is the same size as a standard dorm room with only one single bed. These rooms use the shared dorm bathrooms. Additional amenities include a comfy armchair, a small desk, some additional decor, and air conditioning. 

Single Deluxe Rooms
There are two single deluxe rooms in one dorm. These rooms are the same as a single plus with one bed, an armchair, a small desk, and air conditioning. The difference is an en suite bathroom that is shared between the two rooms. The video below shows the layout of the single deluxe rooms. 

The Cottage

For someone who would like a little more privacy and a little more room to spread out, the cottage is ideal. Tucked into a corner of the property near the dining hall, it offers one bedroom with two single beds, a private bath (shower only), a sitting room, kitchenette, and a small outdoor seating area. The cottage has air conditioning.

The Cottage is priced for one person with meals and depends on the length of the workshop. If a second person stays in the Cottage, they must purchase a full meal package when registering online or by calling the office. Only one reservation for the cottage is available each session – register early.


2021 Housing, Meals and Special Programs