Each lodge has multiple rooms. Each room in the lodge has two or more beds (may include a bunk or two). Shared bathroom. Make your own bed upon arrival. Basic furnishings and decor.
Each lodge has multiple rooms. Each room in the lodge has one queen bed, one single bed or two daybeds, and one bathroom. Upgraded furnishings and decor. Beds are premade upon arrival, linens changed once during conference.
Six to eight rooms per building. Two queen beds and one bathroom per room. Upgraded furnishings and decor, spacious rooms. Beds are premade upon arrival, linens changed once during conference.
Each dorm room has two single beds and a sink. Each floor of the dorm building has one or two shared bathrooms with showers. Dorms are up a steep hill from the main conference center. Recommended only for teens, young adults, and those in excellent shape who don’t mind the extra distance and steep climb.
Each room will have one set of sheets, a blanket, and two pillows. Two sets of towels (no daily towel service). Hand soap, plastic cups, toilet paper, and tissues provided—no other amenities. No kitchen or dining or living areas. No Internet.
Register early to get the housing you want. If the option you want is sold out when you register, you’ll need to pick a different option.)
Interested in attending the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, and need to go with “shared economy lodging,” but don’t know anyone to room with? Our Registration Team matches conferees who don’t indicate a roommate preference, based on time zone, age range, and lots of prayer.
Here’s what some of our conferees have said about their experiences of signing up for shared lodging and letting the Mount Hermon registration team choose their roommates:
“It worked out fine for me. It was always a good experience getting to know someone else on the writing journey. Many of my roommates didn't return, but those who did became long-term friends.”
“I was super nervous going without knowing a soul and having a stranger for a roommate. I chose to trust that God would bless my time there and help me through my anxiety about it. My roommate and I did not spend all our time together and become BFFs, but our time together glorified God. We laughed, cried, shared deep things, and prayed together. I am glad I trusted the Lord and gave it a chance. God in His graciousness grew me and I let Him. No regrets.”
“I've been to the conference five times and God orchestrates divine connections every single time I go. Sometimes it's my roomies, other times it's someone else. Like many writers, I'm a total introvert, so having one or more roommates is good experience, apart from the challenges of being a light sleeper paired with snorers! (I did not sleep a wink last time, but I enjoyed long quiet times on the balcony with Jesus, so that was sweet). I'm still connected with a few past roomies (one is currently on my book launch team!) and always see God's hand in all of it.”
“I roomed with strangers for my first several years of attending Mount Hermon and met a lot of nice people that way. In fact, I started looking forward to who I would meet so much that when I ended up in a private room unexpectedly one year (my roommate must have cancelled), I was kind of disappointed at first.”
“I had a great time with my assigned roommate at the writers conference. I only did it once, but it turned out we were both night owls and enjoyed our time together. We kept up with each other for years.”
Meals are included in the conference price. All meals are served in the Dining Hall at the Conference Center. Meals include a wide variety of well-prepared food with diverse choices, including gluten-free options, salad bar at every lunch and dinner, and Mount Hermon favorites.