The Residential Facility
This historic house has been restored to serve as temporary quarters to support Center users. The shared facility has three bedrooms equipped with seven single beds. The upstairs rooms sleep three and a bedroom downstairs sleeps four in two sets of bunk beds. There is a unisex bathroom with a shower on each floor.
The bedrooms are shared and are designated for use by males or females, depending upon demand. There is limited personal storage space in each bedroom.
The residence also has a living room, dining room and kitchen facilities for your use. The kitchen is equipped with a range, oven, refrigerator, freezer, microwave oven, coffee maker as well as cooking and eating utensils dishes and glassware. A washer and dryer are also located in the house. The residence is a historic structure. To preserve its character please make no modifications or hang anything on the walls of the building.
Reservations and Rates
To secure accommodations in the Center’s residence cooperators must have a valid approved and signed research permit or park approved project proposal. Reservations are limited to a maximum 14 day period for any one stay and a maximum of 28 days total for the season. Only those named in the approved permit or proposal or those NPS employees or volunteers on special assignments are permitted to stay overnight in the residence. No overnight guests are permitted. Those under 18 must be accompanied on site and supervised by an adult.
Reservations can be made by contacting the park at 541/594-3071 or by email.
Timely reservations are appreciated in order to plan the most efficient use of the residence. “Failure to keep the residence clean may result in eviction and being personally charged for cleaning.” Those staying in the residence must check-in with the Center Administrative Assistant upon arrival. In addition, residents must also make arrangements to check-out upon leaving to assure that they have left the residence clean and in good order. Check-in/out hours are Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please make arrangements in advance to Check-in/out outside of these hours.
There is currently no charge for the use of the residence by approved patrons.
Important Things to Know Before Your Stay
What to Bring
Occupants will need to bring their own bedding, towels, food (in rodent-proof containers), personal items and sundries. We practice backcountry etiquette at the Residence. If you pack it in, please pack it out. This includes leftover food. You will not do others a favor by leaving things behind.
There is a telephone in the residence. While there is no charge for local or toll free calls, occupants must use a credit card to make long distance calls. Cell phone coverage in the Park is unreliable.
Housekeeping is extremely important to the residence. Custodial services are not provided. We need you help in keeping this facility clean for those who use it. Each occupant will be responsible for keeping the residence clean and orderly. A list of general housekeeping chores is posted in the residence and every occupant will share in completing them daily. This is a condition of the stay at the residence. Failure to keep the residence clean may result in eviction and being personally charged for cleaning. General cleaning supplies including a vacuum cleaner are available for use.
Smoking is not permitted in the residence or any other Center or Park buildings.
Hazardous substances including chemicals or flammable materials may not be stored in the residence. Occupants must obtain approval and make arrangements in advance for storage of hazardous materials.
Security of Belongings
The National Park Service is not responsible for articles lost, stolen or damaged as a result of being stored in the residence. Occupants are encouraged to provide their own small lockable trunk or locker for personal items. Field equipment such as skis, snowshoes, waders, camping gear, etc. may not be stored in the residence. However we do have some limited storage for these items in the main Center Office building. Alternatively they may be stored in a vehicle. In addition, bicycles cannot be stored in the residence. They may be left outside or secured in or to a vehicle.
Lost and Found
Items left behind at the Residence will be sent to the Park lost and found. Inquiries on lost items should be directed to the Park Dispatch Office at 541/594-3060.
Unfortunately our limited space does not permit guests or family members not identified as associates in approved research permits or project proposals to stay overnight or to camp outside of the residence. However, campsites are available in the park campgrounds to accommodate your family and friends.
It is best if you leave your pets at home. Pets are not allowed in the residence at any time and may not be left overnight in vehicles or outside of the residence.
Resident parking is limited to the road shoulder in front of the residence. To protect the vegetation please confine your vehicles to the road shoulder.
Emergencies and Safety
Help for emergencies can be summoned by calling 911.
All residents are expected to follow the rules and regulations established for the park and to comply with the conditions of their research or project permits. Failure to do so will result in eviction from the residence and possible citation or other legal actions.
Remember that this is a shared facility. In some cases occupants may be forced to keep late night schedules. Please be courteous, understanding and considerate of others when coming and going. Remember that some folks may be trying to sleep at any time in the house.
In the residence we have placed a journal in the living room. We encourage our guests to share their thoughts and experiences while at the Park. We would welcome a diary of your time spent here, along with your thoughts and impressions of the Park. We always welcome comments and suggestions for improving this facility.
Did You Know?
Kids can earn their Junior Ranger badge year round. Stop in the Steel Visitor Center to pick up the activity booklet and more information.