Researcher housing at PLE

Can you imagine a more picturesque location to live while conducting research?

Faculty standing in front of a cabinThere are countless amenities along with your beautifully furnished quarters that will make your stay at PLE like a home away from home. Most of our housing including the cabins, apartments, and dorms are located right on Pymatuning Lake - where the sun sets over the water and you can wake up to Bald Eagles soaring above!

All of our residences are equipped with microwaves, stoves, refrigerators, dishes, utensils and cookware. You will stay in comfort at our residences during the heat of summer as all of our units have air-conditioning! 

If you have undergraduate research assistants, they also can live on the shores of the lake in the Bald Eagle dorms.

The entire lake-shore housing site is served by high-speed, wireless internet.

While the cabins, apartments, and Bald Eagle dorms have full kitchens, schedules sometimes get hectic. No worries: delicious catered meals are available in the Dining Hall while the field courses are running (mid May to early August). Within close proximity are grocery stores, restaurants, banks, and tourist attractions.

Inside a cabinInside a cabin

Faculty member fishingAnd we can't leave out the recreational opportunities: at the Housing Site there are canoes, kayaks, a volleyball court, and a horseshoe pit. In the Recreation Hall there is a fireplace, satellite television, pool table, and ping-pong. Nearby are beaches for swimming and trails for hiking, biking, bird watching, and running. To unwind in the evening there is a campfire with plenty of students, instructors, and fellow researchers with which to socialize.

Our PLE staff will make you feel welcome and help you anytime. Feel free to contact us with questions or inquiries about housing availability.

Types of researcher housing

Cabins have a living room, kitchen, bath and 1, 2, or 3 bedrooms. Bedrooms may contain either one full-size bed or a pair of bunk beds. If space is available, 2- and 3- bedroom cabins may be rented to provide family housing. 

Apartments have 2 bedrooms which share a kitchen and bath. Each bedroom has a private entrance and has one full-size bed. If space is available, a 2-bedroom unit may be rented to provide family housing. In 2013, all of the apartments were renovated to include new carpet, counters, and fixtures.

Bald Eagle Dorms consist of a large room with 4 single beds, a kitchen, and a bathroom. These are suitable for either graduate students or undergraduate assistants.

The Hartman House is located about a mile north of Linesville. It is a 2-story house with living room, kitchen, bath, one large bedroom and 3 small bedrooms. The Hartman House also may be rented to provide housing for a family. In 2010, we replaced all of the old bedroom furniture with brand new red oak furniture.

The Sanctuary House is located at the Sanctuary Site. It is a 2-story house with living room, kitchen, bath, and 3 bedrooms. The Sanctuary House also may be rented to provide housing for a family. In 2010, we replaced all of the old bedroom furniture with brand new red oak furniture.

The daily housing rates below only apply to researchers. There is no additional charge for family members. Please consult our Directions & Maps for locations of the above residences.

Housing fee schedule

Residence
Daily Rate
Bald Eagle Dorm
  Per Occupant $10
Research Apartments
  Per Occupant $14
1-Bedroom Cabins

  1 Occupant

  2 Occupants

$19

$13

2-Bedroom Cabins
  1 Occupant

  2 Occupants

  3 Occupants

$24

$19

$13

3-Bedroom Cabins

  1 Occupant

  2 Occupants

  3 Occupants

$24

$19

$13

Hartman House

  1 Occupant

  2 Occupants

  3 or more Occupants

$24

$19

$13
Sanctuary Lake House

  1 Occupant

  2 Occupants

  3 or more Occupants

$24

$19

$13

Meals

Meals are served in the Dining Hall at the Housing Site from mid-May to early August. Lunch can be packed during breakfast hours. Breakfast and packed lunch are served Monday though Friday (7:30 - 8:30am) and dinner Monday - Thursday (5:30 - 6:30 pm).

Meal Rates

Meal Daily
Breakfast $4.50
Lunch $7
Dinner $10.50