Accommodations, Dining, and Travel


You’ll stay in air-conditioned furnished housing on Kenyon’s stunning campus. Housing options and prices vary (see below). 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.

The workshop fee for all workshops includes the cost of a single room and shared bathroom in Mather Residence Hall. Apartment options are available for a supplemental fee.

  • 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.)

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 including the Mount Vernon Grand Hotel.


All meals are included in the cost of the workshops and are served in Kenyon’s recently restored, historic Peirce Hall. Vegetarian options are always available and we make every attempt to accommodate allergies and dietary restrictions. Local Gambier eateries include the Village Inn, the Kenyon Inn, Wiggin Street Coffee, and the full-service Village Market (a small grocery store and sandwich shop).

Peirce Dining Hall


Gambier is located about 45 miles northeast of Columbus, Ohio. The Kenyon College website has a map with driving directions to Gambier. The closest airport is Port Columbus (CMH) about an hour’s drive from Gambier. There is no public transportation from the airport to Gambier, so we provide a shuttle service. There is a $70 round-trip ($35 one-way) shuttle fee for this service. Please note, there is no public transportation or regular taxi service between Mount Vernon and Gambier.

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