The Cabins

    The Cabins

    Click the larger buildings in the diagram to view details. Smaller buildings without labels are staff housing.

    Stanford Sierra Conference Center is located on twenty acres of lakefront property on the south shore of beautiful Fallen Leaf Lake. It was established in 1907 as a summer family camp by William Wrightman Price, a Stanford professor and nature enthusiast. The original cabins for the camp guests are now staff cabins.


    The Old Lodge, built in 1932, with hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling and stone fireplace is now a favorite spot for visiting groups to hold social hours. Construction of the main lodge and guest cabins began in 1969. Since then, the buildings have been acclaimed by guests, alumni, governmental agencies and conservationists for their “naturalness” and complement to the surrounding natural setting.


    There are 64 separate lodging units, twelve single rooms in the main lodge and 52 cabins. The lodge rooms and cabins can accommodate 122 people with private bedrooms and shared bath and up to 180 with shared bedrooms and bathrooms. Linens and towels are provided along with soap, shampoo, conditioner and lotion. Hair dryers are not stocked in each unit, but the office has a number of hair dryers which guests can use.


    Two rooms in the main lodge are accessible with hand rails and roll-in showers. One cabin is accessible with a ramp, hand rails and a roll-in shower. The main lodge includes a lift to allow guests in wheelchairs access between the first and second floors.

    Conference Center FAQ:

    • Wireless internet access is available from all cabins.  While visiting our California conference center, email is the best way to keep in touch with home and the office.
    • Cell phone reception is inconsistent. Three phones are available in the main lodge and the front desk sells phone cards
    • Accommodations don’t include phones or televisions but do include spectacular lake and mountain views.
    • All cabins include one bedroom with a queen bed and a second bedroom with two twin beds. The third bedroom in three bedroom cabins also includes two twin beds.
    • All cabins are a short walk from the main lodge, where there is fresh coffee and tea available from 6am to 10pm.
    • In our forested setting most walkways are natural and sturdy footwear is recommended. Most accommodations are accessed by stairs, but some do have a level entry.
    • TDD devices for the hearing impaired are available at the Front Desk upon request, trained guide and service dogs are allowed on the grounds, and there is accessible parking available.