Karmê Chöling’s program participants and in-house retreatants have a variety of accommodation options. We offer private single rooms, shared rooms, and dormitory housing. During the warmer months, our campground is open; we offer Wooden ‘Tent’ Cabins and KCL’s tents, or you may bring your own tent. 

Retreat cabins are strictly for use through the retreats department.


Prices listed are per night.

Updated pricing as of January 2023: Our accommodations prices have been updated to include meals and other overhead which had previously been included in the Program Fee, In-House Retreat Fee, or On-Land Differential.

Karmê Chöling Accommodation Options

Premium room with private bathroom – Single: $185 | Shared: $130/person

These rooms offer a full-size bed, desk, closet, and a private bathroom.   There are only two of these — one in the main house and one at Ashoka Bhavan.

Premium room with shared bathroom – Single: $160 | Shared: $115/person

These rooms offer a full or queen sized bed, plus either a second bed in a loft or a desk.

Standard room with shared bathroom – Single: $120 | Shared: $90/person

Individual rooms vary in size and layout, but are on average 10′ x 10′.  Single rooms include either a twin or full-size bed. Desks are not available in Standard Rooms.  

Shared Dormitory Housing – Dorm Bed: $80

Two same-gender dormitories with twin beds are located in the main house with access to shared same-gender bathrooms. Bedding and towel included.

Personal items can be left in large cubbies in the bathroom area. Small lockers are available at no additional cost.

Commuter – $40

This option is for participants who will be attending a program in person at KCL while staying elsewhere.

Campground Accommodations (May through September)

Wooden ‘Tent’ Cabin – Single: $100 / Shared: $75
KCL Tent – Single: $90 / Shared: $70
Personal Tent on a KCL wooden tent platform – $70 / person
Personal Tent without platform – $60 / person

Karmê Chöling has three beautiful Wooden ‘Tent’ Cabins made by our local builder friends. Each structure has windows, a door, tin roof, and two cots. Bedding and towels are not provided. 

KCL Tents are on thick wooden platforms and located throughout the forest behind the main house of Karmê Chöling. Each tent has up to two cots and optional three-inch-thick foam mattresses. Bedding and towels are not provided. 

Those staying in tents may store their belongings in the dormitory cubbies located at the main house. Small lockers are available for use at no additional cost. Candles, fire, food, toiletries and anything with a strong odor of any kind are strictly forbidden in tents and Cabin tents. 

There is an outhouse in the woods, however guests may also walk down to the main house to use dorm bathrooms and showers.


All visitors have access to our coin-operated laundry room which includes washers and dryers, an iron and ironing board, and drying racks.  A limited amount of laundry detergent is available for purchase at the Front Desk. 

Outdoor vehicle parking is readily available and included in all costs. Guests may bring a bicycle, however bicycles are not allowed indoors and there are no designated outdoor racks. We are unable to accommodate large recreational vehicles.

For those with special dietary needs, there is limited access to our shared refrigerators and hospitality kitchen. Please speak with your program coordinator to make arrangements for this.

Karmê Chöling has no air conditioning, although summer evenings are often cool. Weather can vary drastically day to day, so come prepared. 

Wi-Fi is available throughout the building. Please note we have policies on usage locations and sound restrictions.

There are also many local accommodations available in the area.