Black Rock Forest Lodge
The Black Rock Forest Lodge has 10 rooms that can sleep up to 60 people in bunk beds. For groups larger than 60, cots and floor mats are available. Due to our active membership of 23 schools, universities, and cultural and research institutions, it is a good idea to plan your visits well in advance and reserve rooms as early as possible in your planning. Especially during our peak months of October and May, we ask that your group completely fill rooms before booking additional ones, so that we may accommodate all member institutions as fairly as possible.
Room occupancy ranges from four to eight people. We occasionally ask that visitors from different member institutions share rooms (single sex) if the Lodge is exceptionally busy. Facilities include wireless internet service and a well-equipped catering kitchen. A large central room,The Commons, accommodates up to 140 people for meetings or conferences and up to 65 for dining. The first floor features a west-facing deck with wonderful views of the Forest and surrounding mountains. On the lower level, the Lodge has classroom space and a wet lab, as well as The Hatchery, a brook trout nursery. There is a "Brookies at Black Rock" curriculum to support projects in The Hatchery.
The Lodge opened in 2004, and now helps the Consortium to support more than 13,000 visitor days annually at the Forest. Designed by Fox and Fowle, a premier green architecture firm now known as FXFOWLE, the Lodge has received several awards for its green building features, which include geothermal heating and cooling, composting toilets, and energy efficient design. See our Sustainable Technology page to learn more about the Forest's buildings and campus.
Please see Plan Your Visit to make reservations at the Lodge.