Dept. of Biological Sciences
Walla Walla University
204 S College Ave.
College Place, WA 99324
Phone: (509) 527-2551
Rosario has facilities to comfortably sleep approximately 50 NAEC participants. Other participants can choose from a plethora of inns, hotels, and motels in the nearby cities of Oak Harbor and Anacortes (each a 15-20 minute drive from Rosario). Meals will be provided at Rosario, or you can choose to eat elsewhere.
Lodging at Rosario
Most lodging at Rosario will be shared. Lodging costs include bedding and towel. If you wish to have private lodging, please see "Lodging Elsewhere" below.
- Professor Housing costs $55 per night. Participants requesting professor
housing will stay in the newer and larger cabins. Each has at least two
bedrooms (one person per bedroom) and a single restroom/shower. Some of
these cabins can comfortably house two people, others can house four. Anyone
can stay in professor housing; it is not limited to professors but instead denotes
newer or larger cabins.
- Student Housing costs $35 per night. Student housing is less expensive
because the facilities are older, smaller, and more crowded. Students can stay
in the seven-room dormitory (one person per room, shared restroom/shower
facilities) or in one of several cabins (three or four people per cabin, one
restroom/shower). Anyone can stay in student housing; it is not limited to
students but instead denotes older or smaller cabins.
- Family Housing can be arranged as well, likely in space designated as
professor housing. Please contact Jim Nestler (jim.nestler[at]wallawalla.edu) to
Lodging at Rosario will be available until housing facilities are full. Participants who register early will have a greater probability of obtaining their choice of lodging.
Oak Harbor and Anacortes have many lodging options within a 15-20 minute drive from Rosario. Lodging in Oak Harbor tends to be more financially reasonable.
The three closest lodging establishments are in Oak Harbor (a 15 minute drive from Rosario):
Best Western Harbor Plaza
"Three thumbs up"
33175 State Route 20, Oak Harbor, WA 98227
$125 per room per night. Mention "Rosario Beach Conference" when making
"Two thumbs up"
32959 State Route 20, Oak Harbor, WA 98227
Approximately $94 per room per night for one person, $98 for two persons.
Auld Holland Inn
"One thumb up"
33575 State Route 20, Oak Harbor, WA 98227
Approximately $49 per room per night.
Information about other lodging establishments can be found at the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce and the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce.
Meals at Rosario
Meals at Rosario will be served in the cafeteria in Lindgren Hall. If you have special dietary needs (i.e. vegetarian, vegan, allergen-free), please let us know prior to the conference and we will be happy to accommodate you. Costs at Rosario will be $21 per day.
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Both Oak Harbor and Anacortes have a wide variety of restaurants, bars, bakeries, fast food restaurants, and coffee houses within a 15-20 minute drive from Rosario. We will be happy to direct you to our favorites.