The Station can house up to 40 people in five residences:
Valentine house (six bedrooms*)
- $25 per night (per person)
Howell Cottage (three bedrooms)
- $20 per night (per person)
Wright and Deacon cottages (April to October)
- $15 per night (per person)
Duplex 1 and 2 (two bedrooms in each)
- $30 per night (per person)
*Most rooms at HBS accommodate two or three people. The occupants of two rooms share a common bath. Bedding is not provided; please bring your own bedding, including sheets, pillow slips, towels and blankets. It is advisable to bring two blankets as nights are cool and rain is frequent in the summer months. Investigators should bring adequate raingear and warm clothing.
Although the Station attempts to keep rules and regulations to a minimum, we ask that you please read our information sheet (attached to the reservation form) before you submit your reservation request.
About the facilities:
HBS has a hostel-like atmosphere. It is a shared living facility so please be considerate of your housemates and future guests.
Bed: The Station does not provide linens. You are advised to bring your own twin-sized linens (fitted sheet, sheet, duvet or blankets, pillow, and towel). Pillows are available but you may want to bring your own.
Kitchen: Help yourself to our fully equipped kitchen facilities. If you are staying in Wright or Deacon cottage, the Weyman Dining Hall has a kitchen. Please mark all of your food items with your name and the date of your departure. Any unmarked items will be thrown out. Take all of your items (food and otherwise) with you when you leave, unless you make arrangements with someone else to assume ownership/responsibility.
Cleaning: HBS is old. Most of our dormitories are less than dazzling but that’s part of the experience of staying at a field station. We keep the dorms clean but also have to keep costs low. Our cleaning crew comes sparingly and irregularly and cannot do their job in a messy dorm. Please keep floors and surfaces tidy at all times. Primary responsibility for cleaning falls upon residents. If you leave the dorm in worse shape than when you arrived, you may be billed for additional costs of cleaning.
LAUNDRY: Laundry facilities are in the Weyman building. The laundry room has a separate exterior entrance. Bring your own detergent. Please keep the laundry area clean and empty the lint collector in the dryer. Residents of Valentine and the Duplexes may use the washing machine and dryer in Valentine. Duplex residents should let the residents of Valentine aware that they are using the machines.
PHONE, FAX, INTERNET: The office phone number is 828.526.2602. The fax number is (828) 526-2797. We have campus-wide free Wi-Fi. Bring your laptop if you need computer access.
CAMPUS USE: Alcohol consumption is prohibited outside of the dorms. Please clean up when you use the fire pit. This is a public campus and a lot of children come through. The Learning Pavilion is open to the public outside of reserved times for teaching. Please be sure to clean up. The Botanical Garden is open seven days a week and we encourage you to use it. Please stay on the trails – there are rare plants!