Accommodations and Dining


You’ll stay in air-conditioned furnished housing on Kenyon’s stunning campus. Housing options and prices vary depending on session. Please let us know if you need ground-floor accommodation due to health issues. We make every effort to meet your needs. Several laundry facilities are available on campus.

Session I: Fiction, Literary Nonfiction, and Poetry Workshops

The workshop fee for Session I includes the cost of a single room in a residence hall. Apartment options are available for a supplement.

  • McBride Residence Hall offers single rooms and shared bathrooms on each hall.
  • The Taft Cottages offer you a private bedroom in a three-bedroom apartment, with shared bath and shared living space including mini-kitchen. (Add $150.00 to the base price of the workshop.)
  • The North Campus Apartments are Kenyon’s newest housing, with each apartment configured as a three-story townhouse. Each townhouse apartment features a first-floor shared common room and full kitchen, three single bedrooms on the second and third floors, plus two shared bathrooms. (Add $300.00 to the base price of the workshop.)

Session II: Novel Workshop, Writers Workshop for Teachers, and The Art of Text

The workshop fee for Session II includes the cost of air-conditioned furnished housing on Kenyon’s campus. Please check back soon for more details about additional Session II housing options.

For either session, if you prefer a hotel room or bed-and-breakfast, please let us know. You will be responsible for booking your own housing and will receive a discount of $150 on your workshop fee. Here are some local housing options on campus:

Mount Vernon, a ten-minute drive from campus, also has hotel and B&B options.


Breakfast and dinner daily, included in the cost of all workshops, are served in Kenyon’s recently restored, historic Peirce Hall, featuring an extensive farm-to-table local foods program. Lunch is on your own—offering the opportunity to continue small writing discussions following the morning workshop. Local Gambier eateries include the Village Inn and the Gambier Deli, each offering table service for informal dining as well as takeout menus; the Kenyon Inn restaurant and bar for finer dining; Wiggin Street Coffee, serving soups, sandwiches, and a full range of coffee and tea beverages; and the full-service Village Market. Mount Vernon and the surrounding area offer additional lunch options.
Peirce Dining Hall

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