Olmsted Camp lodging is on a first come first serve basis. We will try to hold a room or set of rooms for you, but if special accommodations are needed for those visiting, we might have to make changes. We will do our best to keep you updated. We recommend that kids sleep in the dorm. This not only saves space for adults, but allows them to fully enjoy the Olmsted Camp experience.


There are five buildings at Olmsted Camp (actually 6 if you count the outdoor shower).

  1. The main building (Building 1) is called the “Camp”. The Camp is where you will find the dinning commons, kitchen, bathroom (1), and 6 attached bedrooms. Only one bedroom has a direct door to the bathroom, but main bathroom door is accessible from the porch.
  2. The garage (Building 2) is called the “Dorm”. Downstairs is a full bathroom, shower and urinal. Upstairs it the dorm where there are 10 beds with mattresses. Kids are encouraged to sleep up in the dorm in either sleeping bags or sheets and blankets if requested. The dorm has two hot and cold running sinks, with a back stairs to the bathrooms located below.
  3. The cabin (Building 3), furthest away from the Camp, is called the “End Cabin” and is a studio that has a separate room for little ones with a crib if needed.
  4. The cabin next in (Building 4) is called the “Middle Cabin”. This cabin is the only one of the three to have its own bathroom with bathtub and shower. There are two doors to the bathroom, one directly into the bedroom and the other for the other cabin dwellers to use.
  5. The closest cabin to the Camp (Building 5) has been charmingly name the “Animal House”. You will have to ask the manager how it got this title.
  6. The final “structure” on the Olmsted Camp grounds is the outdoor shower. The outdoor shower has both hot and cold running water and privacy from the ankles to the head.
Per Diem:

The recommended per diem is $45 per adult/full day, $25 per child (10-19)/full day, $25 per adult (college or interning)/full day. Arrival and departure days are counted as half days depending on when you arrive. If you need to need a ride to or from the airport or train station, check our transportation page. Your per diem goes toward meals, supplies, utilities, and buildings/grounds upkeep. If you would like to pay with a credit card (once your amount due is calculated by Olmsted Camp manager) you can pay on line by clicking on the link located below:

Click Here to make Per Diem Payment

No Smoking Property:

For everyone’s enjoyment and the safety of the property, smoking is NOT permitted in any of the buildings or rooms at Olmsted Camp. This covers the main building “The Camp”, the barn “The Dorm”, and all three cabins. Smoking on the porch and patio is allowed so long as it does not interrupt others from also enjoying the atmosphere, scenery and the conversation.

Alternate Lodging:

On rare occasions, large events, we fill up to capacity. Because of this we have listed alternate lodging locations.

2 miles East of Olmsted Camp

The Chaffee Lodge
13550 West Schutt Road
Chaffee, NY 14030
Phn: (716) 609-2201
Eml: chaffeelodge@gmail.com
Map: Directions
Nts: Used to be Josie’s Motel – New owners-refurbished

10 miles East of Olmsted Camp

Oasis Bed & Breakfast
619 East Main Street
Springville, NY 14141
Phn: (716) 592-0333 or (716) 592-7001
Eml: info@oasisbnb.com
Map: Directions
Mgr: Jeanne Ellis

18 Miles North of Olmsted Camp

Hampton Inn East Aurora
49 Olean Street,
East Aurora, NY, 14052
Phn: (716) 655-3300
Map: Directions

20 miles South of Olmsted Camp

Wingate by Wyndham Ellicottville
11 Mill Street
Ellicottville, NY 14731
Phn: (716) 699-6000
Map: Directions

AirBnB Locations

There are also many choices for a possible AirBnB in the charming towns of:
(10 miles) Springville
(18 miles) East Aurora
(20 miles) Ellicottville