Guest Room Information

Here is some important information about our guest rooms and your stay with us.


Guest Room Location: Both guest rooms are located in the bottom level of the Common House. Follow the directions to Nyland and park along the south-east side of Nyland way. Walk back to the circle on Nyland Way and enter the Common House via the doors on the north side. Walk through the mail room, turn left before the stairs and walk a short distance down a hallway. Go through the hallway door and folow the hallway as it turns right. Here you will find both guest rooms on your left and the bathroom on your right.

Check In: You can arrive anytime after 3pm. The door to your room will be unlocked and you will find your keys and an instruction sheet in your room.

WiFi: You are welcome to connect to our WiFi router. Look for 'Common House Network' and use the password 'community'

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Linens: Your bed(s) will be made and towels laid out for you to use. There is no daily cleaning.

Food and Cooking: We ask guests not to keep any food or drink in their room(s) as it will attract mice and other problems. The dining room, refrigerator and microwave in the Common House may be used. But please do not cook in the kitchen or leave messes for others to clean. Please label any food you store in the kitchen with your name and date.

Community Meals: We often have community meals that you are welcome to join. Just let us know at least 3 days before your arrival and we'll let the cooks know to expect you. When you join in on a meal, please pay the cooks $5 per adult and $2.50 per child at the beginning of the meal. Also, please help them for 30 minutes with the cooking and/or cleaning.

Facilities: You are most welcome to use the Common House living room, library and meditation rooms.

Bathroom: The key to your room also works on the bathroom across the hall from your room. This is a shared bathroom between the two rooms, please remember to keep it locked when not in use, and knock before using your key to enter.

Liability: You will be charged $10 for the replacement of keys that are lost or not returned upon departure. You are also responsible for any damage done to the room or bath including stains in the carpet.DSC 0310

Cancellation: Reservations cancelled less than one week before the date will result in a $25 cancellation fee.

Noise: While we do have a night time use policy for our common house, we occasionally do have events that go past 10 pm. For example, Friday nights are "poker night" for some of our residents and they play in the den which is next to our guest rooms. Guests are welcome to join in the game.

We ask that if you are disturbed by excessive sound, please let the folks who are keeping you up know and ask that they quiet down. But please know, this is a very active community, and if you are very sensative to night noises, you may want to reconsider staying here.

Lock Up: The Common House is locked at night around 10pm. Your keys include one to open the main doors. This can be a bit tricky. To unlock the door, rotate the key counter clockwise one quarter turn to the 9 o'clock position and back. Then turn the door knob. To lock the door, turn the key three quarters turn clockwise to the 9 o'clock position and back. Please make sure to check that the door is locked.

Locked Out: It is common to accidentally lock yourself out of your room when using the bathroom across the hall. Please make sure your room door is unlocked and/or take your keys with you.

Pets: No pets of any kind are allowed in the guest rooms or the common house.

Safety: While Nyland is a very safe place to stay, we cannot guarantee or be responsible for the safety of valuables left in your room even when the doors are locked.

Not Allowed: The following are not allowed in the guest rooms or in the Common House: Pets, Guns, and illegal Drugs. Food and drinks are not allowed in the guest rooms but are allowed in the dining room.

Check Out: Please depart your room by 11am so we have time to clean it before the next guests arrive. When you leave, please leave your payment and your keys in your room. Then lock the door to your room.

Payment: Please leave a check made out to "NCA" for $25 per night along with a separate cleaning fee of $20 in cash. Thus, for a 5 night stay in one room, you would leave a $125 check made out to NCA and $20 in cash in your room and lock the door behind you. (If you are staying for a week or longer and do not have a direct connection with a Nyland resident, it may be requested that you pay at the beginning of your stay.)

We hope you have a wonderful stay.