Penland housing is quite simple. Buildings are not air-conditioned – the climate is moderate and you can count on cool temperatures at night. Furnishing is basic: a bed and a place to put your clothes.
Penland housing is priced in two tiers: standard and economy.
Standard housing includes rooms that are a bit larger and, in some cases, are in buildings that have been recently constructed or renovated. These buildings include Arbor House, Bill’s Place, Dorm 54, Sleeping Cabins, The Roost, The Pines, and Radcliffe. The “dorm” option in standard housing refers to rooms that house four people.
Economy housing includes rooms that are a little smaller and/or in older buildings. They can be found in the Craft House, The Pines, Long House, and Billy’s Forge. The “dorm” option in economy housing refers to rooms that house up to fifteen people.
Students staying on campus pay for all meals as part of their room and board charge.
Penland provides excellent, nutritious meals made with fresh ingredients, some grown here on campus. There is always a vegetarian option, but we cannot accommodate special dietary needs such as vegan, wheat-free, sugar-free, lactose intolerant, or those who eat meat at every meal.