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Overnight Guests

Six rooms are available for guests interested in immersing themselves in the serene setting of Chapel House.

Accommodations and Offerings

Bed, reading chair, and desk in the overnight guest rooms at Chapel HouseOur guests choose to stay at Chapel House because it provides the space and resources necessary for intellectual, religious, and spiritual pursuits that are often marginalized in daily life. The only schedule for guests centers around meal times. The rest of the time is to be used according to individual initiatives and interests.

We provide a setting for the study of great religions and personal spiritual exploration. The environment is conducive to the meditative and devotional disciplines recommended by great religious teachers.

Those who stay overnight will appreciate the following accommodations:
  • A private bedroom with a bed, desk, and reading chair/lamp. Rooms overlook wooded grounds.
  • A private bathroom with shower.
  • Provided for each guest: blankets, pillows, linens, towels, room heater, fan. Meditation cushions are available in the chapel.
  • Access to libraries of great religious books, music, and art.


Anyone, regardless of Colgate or religious affiliation, may stay overnight at Chapel House.

We recommend that reservations be made two weeks in advance to ensure room availability.

Contact Resident Supervisor Susan Weitz:

Minimum Stay

Guests are expected to remain at Chapel House a minimum of two nights since it takes some time to quiet down and to discover the resources available.


Chapel House charges a modest daily fee to help cover the cost of room and board. Those wishing to contribute further may do so.

Policies and Restrictions

  • While in residence, please do not visit the campus or village. Rather, take advantage of the natural beauty for reflective moments by taking solitary walks through the woodlands and fields surrounding Chapel House.

  • To respect the privacy of others, please do not visit the rooms of other guests, do not accept visitors while in residence, and please do not use the phone except in an emergency.

  • Policies and restrictions are in place to ensure all guests may have a peaceful, undisturbed experience. If you have a question about what is expected of guests at Chapel House, please contact Susan Weitz at sweitz@colgate.edu, or 315-228-6087.