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Group Lodging

The Station makes an ideal location for a faculty/staff retreats and groups.  Participants in groups are individuals not currently enrolled in a degree seeking programs.  Conservation organizations, university departmental retreats, and other groups have enjoyed our hospitality in the past. 

Individuals are housed in our new dorm rooms or may request private accommodations, if available. See options and rates below. 
Group Organizers must coordinate reservations and room assignments, and handle all payment. Contact the our group coordinator, Rose RothPletz at rrothpletz@amnh.org to make arrangements for your group.  Or call Rose at 520-558-2396
All group housing rates include three meals each day. Sack lunches may be provided with advance notice. If your participants in your group would like coffee before breakfast, you may arrange this in advance - the tour leader or a member of your group will be responsible making coffee on the dining porch as the dining room is not open until breakfast.  Coffee break refreshments can be arranged (for a charge) at 10 am or 2 pm, or both times.  Refrigerators are available for storing cold drinks, etc.  Smoking is prohibited in all buildings on station grounds.
Your participants should be aware that telephone service to the Station is limited to use of a prepurchased calling card (sold at main office).  Guests cannot be reached through the main Station number, 520-558-2396, except in real emergencies. The station offers free wireless internet.
In order to welcome and briefly introduce the Station to your participants we ask that you arrive by 4:00 pm.
For Tours Groups wishing to use the station please see TOURS under the pull down menu above.

 RATES - per person

All rates come with meals during the season 1 March – 31 October
*Groups larger than 60 people should call for rate information and special needs.


Lodging With All Meals

Group Participant

Shared Dorm


Group Participant

Private Dorm (If available)


Group Participant

Shared Room w/kitchenette (If available)


Group Participant

Private Room w/kitchenette (If available)



Ages 4-15



Under 4


1Group Campers


A limited number of campers are allowed on station grounds; call to check on availability.  Campers must bring their own sleeping linen.
Internet:  The labs are wired for internet and wireless is available in most station locations.  A computer room is available for those that do not bring their own laptops.   



Seasonal rates include use of the Conference Room if requested and available; in winter, the Conference Room can be reserved for $150.00/day. 

If your course is revenue generating, there will be a charge of $200 or $50 per day (whichever is less) for use of the conference room, projection equipment and internet access.
An initial group deposit of $100 is due within seven working days to reserve space (this is refundable with a minimum of 60 days notice); an additional deposit of $40/person is due one month in advance of your stay.  All participants must be housed at the Station.
A $500 deposit may be required when groups ask to reserve the entire Station.  If the reservation is cancelled with more than 60 days notice, $250 will be refunded.  If the reservation is cancelled with less than 60 days notice, there will be no refund.
Group organizers are asked to pay for the entire group with one check or a credit card.  Individual personal checks from group members are not accepted.  With prior approval from and at the discretion of the SWRS, individuals in groups may pay fees using Discover, Visa, MasterCard, traveler’s or cashier’s checks.