There are a limited number of housing options on campus. Particularly if you want a private room or cottage, you should register as early as possible. The online registration system includes a form for special housing request (e.g., handicap or no stairs). To help us accommodate as many students as possible and save you money, please consider sharing a room. The room rates are the same regardless of the number of occupants. No pets are allowed anywhere on campus.
NOTE: If you encounter our rooms and cottages have been already reserved (they don't show up as available when registering), you can add your name to the waiting list by going to LIST and completing the form. And please be reminded that we have an official "retreat hotel" that has rooms available.
Lodging at Hoblitzelle (to see locations, see SITE MAP)
Off Campus Lodging
Official Retreat Hotel -- Courtyard by Marriott Midlothian Conference Center
PLEASE NOTE: Lodging at Camp Hoblitzelle is reserved for registered participants only from Thursday, Oct. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 22. In order to reserve a room or cottage at the retreat, there must be at least one enrolled full-time student, instructor or staff on the account holding the room during those dates. Check in for lodging begins at 4 p.m., Thursday, October 19th at the main retreat office in the Chapel.
If you prefer a more outdoor setting, tent camping is available for $10.00 per night per family campsite (up to three tents, one family) in and around "Fort Tejas" next to the lake. It's a wonderful place to camp and there are sinks and bathrooms available, but no showers or electricity. You are welcomed to shower in the dorms. Small BBQs are permitted if there is no fire ban. There is a two-night minimum stay required. You may camp on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (Oct. 19-22). Click on a photo to enlarge.
For those who would like to stay in their RVs at the retreat, the rate is $20.00 per night and the price includes electrical and water hookups. You may park in the RV area on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (Oct. 19-22). A three-night minimum stay required. The RV sites are rustic. There is no sewer hook-up or dump station. There are only six sites and they are not level front to back. This should not be a problem for trailers, but may be challenging for vehicles. Alternatively, you may "dry camp" by parking your RV in the chapel parking lot and use the dorm bathrooms and showers for free – no reservation needed – no minimum stay. Don't own an RV? You can rent one and have it delivered to the retreat. Go to www.popupcamperrental.com $75 - $125 per night, with a $200 delivery charge.
We will have several dormitories available this year. These are bunkhouses with a number of beds placed in an open area. Each dorm has bathroom and shower facilities. There will be different dorms assigned to females and males. The rate is $15.00 per person per night with a minimum stay of two nights required. Additionally, there are two counselor rooms with twin beds in each dorm with a shared private bathroom between the counselor rooms with a rate of $55.00 per night with a minimum stay of four nights required. The beds are twin size and you are required to bring your own bed linen and/or sleeping bags, pillows, and towels. Dorm beds and the counselor rooms may be reserved for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (Oct. 19-22).
We have three motel complexes on the grounds available to our students -- the Barn, the Alamo and the Hacienda. Each room can accommodate more than one person, so it makes good sense to try and find a roommate to split your costs. Also, Camp Hoblitzelle has a small number of fold away beds, so you will need to reserve one early and provide bedding for it. Email us for this.
- The Barn
This complex is the motel closest to the Music Conservatory where many of the classes will be held and was recently renovated. There are two kinds of rooms. About half of the rooms contain two twin beds in each with a rate of $90.00 per night and arte all located upstairs. The remaining ooms have two queen beds in each with a rate of $95.00 per night. All rooms have full bathrooms. Both require a four-night minimum reservation. Linens, pillows and towels are provided. There is a large meeting room, a kitchen and a laundry room. Rooms may be reserved for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (Oct. 19-22). Click on a photo to enlarge.
- The Alamo
This motel-style unit offers 16 rooms. Each room contains two queen-size beds, one twin bed, a private bath and linens. A central lounge area features a fireplace, chairs, sofa, big screen TV and kitchenette. This complex is across from the dining hall and a great facility for families. The room rate is $110.00 per night. Minimum four-night reservation required. Rooms may be reserved for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (Oct. 19-22). Click on a photo to enlarge.
- The Hacienda
This complex contains our most comfortable motel rooms. Each room has a king-size bed and private bath. Linens, pillows and towels are provided. There is a wonderful sunken den with television and a kitchen. The cost is $105.00 per night per room. Minimum four-night reservation required. Rooms may be reserved for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (Oct. 19-22). The photos below are: room with king size bed, sunken group meeting room, group kitchen/dining room area. Click on a photo to enlarge.
If you are looking for privacy and comfort, we have six regular-sized cottages located throughout the grounds but close to the class buildings. These are wonderfully decorated and are perfect for families or small groups. Each cottage has two bedrooms with one queen-size bed and two twin beds, kitchen, living room area with TV, mini-fridge, microwave and coffee machine. The rate is $190.00 per night. Minimum four-night reservation required. Cottages may be reserved for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (Oct. 19-22). Click on a photo to enlarge.
RED BRICK COTTAGE
Our most comfortable and beautiful lodging at Hoblitzelle is the Red Brick Cottage. Like all of our cottages, the Red Brick has two bedrooms each containing one king-size bed, one twin fold-out bed and a full bathroom. Also included is a fully-equipped kitchen with a dining area and a large living room area with TV. The master bedroom is spacious with a view of the lake. Finally, there is a large deck surrounding the front of the cottage overlooking the lake. The rate is $220.00 per night with a minimum four-night reservation required. It can be reserved for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (Oct. 19-22). Click on a photo to enlarge.
This property is the perfect lodging for a group of five or more. It is located just outside the camp grounds. It has four bedrooms with five beds (three kingss and two queens), a full kitchen, dining room, multiple meeting spaces (great for sessions and entertaining), a spacious backyard and patio, a large-screen TV, laundry room, refrigerator, microwave, stive and dishes/pots & pans.. The rate is $375.00 per night with a minimum four-night reservation required. It can be reserved for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (Oct. 19-22). Click on a photo to enlarge.
Courtyard by Marriott Midlothian Conference Center
The hotel below is the only other hotel in Midlothian besides our "official" retreat hotel above. The reviews are mixed on the one below, but the price is cheap.
Americas Best Value Inn
Address: 220 U.S. 67 Frontage Rd, Midlothian, TX 76065
Phone: (972) 775-1891
Rates: Room with king-sized bed - $49.95; Room with two queens -- $59.95
Ask for the O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat rate. This rate ends 10/1/17.
Don't forget the hotel below that was our official hotel a few years ago. It got great reviews from students who stayed there. They have a very good price and they are less than 30 minutes from the camp.
Hampton Inn & Suites
2010 Civic Center Ln
Waxahachie, TX 75165
Phone: (972) 923-0666
Rates: Room with king-sized bed - $89.00; Room with two queens -- $99.00. Breakfast included.
Ask for the O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat rate. This rate ends 10/1/17.
Online booking link -- http://group.hamptoninn.com/OFlaherty-2017
If lodging cannot be reserved on campus or our official hotel and the two above, here is a link to listings of other hotels through Trip Advisor: Link to Mansfield Hotels | Link to Waxahachie Hotels We do not provide shuttles to this hotel or any other hotel in the area except the Courtyard by Marriott Midlothian Conference Center.