Lakewood Community Housing

The information on this page is for those who are a part of the active Lakewood Theater community - be it actor, techie, restaurant staff and so on -  interested in a bed during the 2024 season on Olive Street.

Community housing will take place at the Lodge & at the Cabbage.  Both of these residences have a shared kitchen, bath, and sitting room. There are additional beds available at the Tower, but only at the discretion of the returning residents there, so it is suggested that you check with them directly. We are hoping to find a Master Gardener to come stay at the Gardener's cottage to help with the care and instruction to volunteers for the community gardens, but plan to make the lower level a community space including a lounge with wifi, kitchen & bathroom. The Corner will have visiting artists staying for a few weeks, but otherwise is available for friends & family of Lakewood to come stay for a small fee greater than LCH.

First dibs are given to last year's folks who stayed, and then to full season+ residents, followed by those wanting two week blocks (for those requiring an up week/performances sort of stay).  Then folks requesting a week long, and single night/less than a week's time can be put on the calendar.  Reservations and drop-ins will continue throughout the season.  Drop-in dates are of course first come first served as the date arrives, and if we happen to be fully occupied but you are truly flexible enough, there should always be cot or sleeping bag space somewhere and a donation jar to account for that.

Plans are to have an open house in April following first call. 

This project has been specifically created for the Lakewood community, and the goal is to enventually make all LCH totally free to community members. In the meantime, we need to at least break even on our recurring expenses [includes electric, water, and septic fees] for the project to continue. There is a "give back" model in place, allowing you to volunteer/barter goods and/or services towards a portion of your guest fee.  A few of the proposed ways listed on the volunteer opportunities page may apply, but we above all else welcome your creativity, so please give us any of your ideas!  If you simply do not have the time or energy, current* suggested full cash rates per person are as follows:

Whole Season:   $650 Lodge   

Two Week Block:   $140  Cabbage   

- One Week Block:   $80   Cabbage  

Single Nights:    $25   Cabbage   

All guest cottages on Olive Street have one set of linens provided per bed, and set of towels for your convenience upon arrival, but you are asked to please bring any extras that you may require.

 Guests are responsible for all laundry and cleaning during their stay. 

All residences on Olive Street have shared if not direct access to Hayden Brook, as well shared acess to the community bridge over Hayden Brook to the Lakewood Theater parking lot. 

You may email  with any questions. 

+The season is being based upon that of the restaurant, May into October. Seasonal rentals require at least a 50% deposit, or with a lesser deposit, a degree of in-earnest volunteer time put in. (Please talk to Dawnella if neither of these are possible and she always will work something out.) 

*Suggested rates are based upon actual expenses as previously mentioned, and at the time of writting this the final electic bills are not in yet, nor do we know if septic tanks need pumping again - so this number may go up or down.

Lodge 'Welcome Letter' link is here. Please take the time to read it.

Tower  'Welcome Letter' link is here. Please take the time to read it.

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