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. Here is a form for SPECIAL HOUSING REQUESTS (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, however, we require at least one student or retreat staff member to be a lodger in the room on campus. No pets are allowed anywhere on campus.
NOTE: If all our rooms and cottages have already been reserved when you register, you can get on a waiting list by going to LIST and completing the form. We also have our official “RETREAT HOTEL” that may have available rooms.
Lodging at Hoblitzelle
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Off Campus Lodging
PLEASE NOTE: Lodging at Camp Hoblitzelle is reserved for registered participants only from Thursday, Oct. 20th through Sunday, Oct. 23rd. 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, Oct. 20th at the Retreat Office in the Chapel.
If you prefer a more outdoor setting, tent camping is available (up to three tents, one family) in a grassy area near the Chapel and FREE of charge. Sadly, Fort Tejas is no longer available for camping. You are welcomed to shower in assigned dorms. There is no minimum stay required. You may camp on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (Oct. 20th-Oct. 23rd). Back to Lodging Options…
RV Sites (Under Construction)
For those who would like to stay in their RVs at the retreat, you may “dry camp” for FREE on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (Oct. 20th-Oct. 23rd) in the parking lot adjacent to the Chapel. The RV sites that have normally been available in the past are presently under construction and may not be available by the retreat. Don’t own an RV? You can rent one and have it delivered to the retreat. Go to Campers4Rent.com. Back to Lodging Options…
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. Additionally, there are two counselor rooms with two bunk beds (four beds total) each in every dorm with a shared private bathroom between the counselor rooms. We also will have four rooms in the Ponderosa (women only) and Chaparral (men only) available for rent with three bunk beds (six beds total) in each. The beds for all of these lodging choices are twin size and you are required to bring your own bed linen and/or sleeping bags, pillows, and towels. See dorm rates at FEES. Dorm beds and the counselor rooms must be reserved for four nights — Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (Oct. 20th-Oct. 23rd). Back to Lodging Options…
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.
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 are all located upstairs. The remaining rooms have two queen beds in each. 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. See Barn rates at FEES. Rooms may be reserved for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (Oct. 20th-Oct. 23rd). Back to Lodging Options…
This motel-style unit offers 16 rooms. Each room contains two queen-size beds, one twin Murphy 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. Minimum four-night reservation required. See Alamo room rates at FEES. Rooms may be reserved for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (Oct. 20th-Oct. 23rd). Back to Lodging Options…
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. Minimum four-night reservation required. See Hacienda room rates at FEES. Rooms may be reserved for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (Oct. 20th-Oct. 23rd). The photos below are: room with king size bed, sunken group meeting room, group kitchen/dining room area. Back to Lodging Options…
Buckeye, Corral and Fiesta
If you are looking for privacy and comfort, we have five 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. Minimum four-night reservation required. See cottage rates at FEES. Cottages may be reserved for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (Oct. 20th-Oct. 23rd). Back to Lodging Options…
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, one containing a king-size bed and the other one queen-size bed and two twin beds. Full bathrooms in each. 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. A minimum four-night reservation required. See Red Brick Cottage rates at FEES. It can be reserved for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (Oct. 20th-Oct. 23rd). Back to Lodging Options…
As you enter the camp grounds on the left, you will see our newest addition to our lodging list — the “Road Runner” house. This three-bedroom house has one king with private bathroom in the master bedroom, one queen in the second bedroom, and one queen in the third bedroom with a shared bathroom between them. There are also a large kitchen, large living room with TV and parking spaces. Linens are provided. See house rates at FEES. It can be reserved for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (Oct. 20th-Oct. 23rd). Back to Lodging Options…
A little further into the camp grounds is the “Trail Drive” house. This three-bedroom house has one king with private bathroom in the master bedroom, one queen in the second bedroom, and two twins in the third bedroom with a shared bathroom between the two rooms. There are also a large kitchen, large living room with TV and parking spaces. Linens are provided. See house rates at FEES. It can be reserved for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (Oct. 20th-Oct. 23rd). Back to Lodging Options…
Our Official Retreat Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott Midlothian Conference Center
Address: 3 Community Circle Drive, Midlothian, Texas 76065 (6 miles from Camp Hoblitzelle, 11-minute drive)
Hotel Phone: (469) 672-8760
Note: Please use the button below to reserve rooms and do NOT call the Marriott 800-number or the general web as the O’Flaherty rates are not available through those means. Also, on the reservation page, you will see a range of dates from Thursday, October 20th through Tuesday, October 24th. These are the dates that the retreat rate is applicable. You do not have to select all of those dates.
Group Rate: $149.00 for single king or two queens. A light breakfast will be provided in the conference room on October 21st, 22nd and 23rd. You must reveal the number of guests in your room when making your reservation and update before arrival. Your credit card will not be charged until you check in. Parking is free, and we will have a shuttle bus going to and from this hotel and the camp. To book a room, click on the button above to be taken to the Marriott reservation portal for the O’Flaherty Retreat group. If you are unable to book a room online, email email@example.com. This rate ends on October 1st. Back to Lodging Options…
Hampton Inn & Suites Waxahachie
Address: 2010 Civic Center Ln, Waxahachie, TX 75165 (12 miles to Camp Hoblitzelle, 18-minute drive)
Hotel Phone: (972) 923-0666
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Cedar Hill, TX
Address: 409 N Clark Rd, Cedar Hill, TX 75104 (17 miles to Camp Hoblitzelle, 21-minute drive)
Hotel Phone: (469) 575-0221
Americas Best Value Inn Midlothian
This hotel is the only other hotel in Midlothian besides our “official” retreat hotel above. The reviews are mixed, but the price is normally cheap.
Address: 220 U.S. 67 Frontage Rd, Midlothian, TX 76065 (8 miles to Camp Hoblitzelle, 14-minute drive)
Phone: (972) 775-1891
Comfort Suites Waxahachie
Address: 31 RVG Plaza, Waxahachie, TX, 75165 (13 miles to Camp Hoblitzelle, 19-minute drive)
Phone: (469) 517-1600
Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott Mansfield
Address: 1480 US Highway 287 North, Mansfield, Texas 76063 (19 miles to Camp Hoblitzelle, 25-minue drive)
Phone: (817) 473-27000
If lodging cannot be reserved on campus or our official hotel or those 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 any hotel in the area except the Courtyard by Marriott Midlothian Conference Center. Back to Lodging Options…