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Facilities Fees, Forms and Policies Research, Meetings, Programs, Housing, Dining

All research, educational and professional groups using the resources and/or facilities of the Adirondack Ecological Center (AEC) and Huntington Wildlife Forest (HWF) must have an approved educational or research study plan. Confirmation of your reservation is dependent on the submission of this study plan. The AEC reserves the right to request a 10% non-refundable deposit for confirmed reservations. Effective January 1, 2020, all Non-ESF users (day-use or overnight) are require to pay a $5 per person Campus Service Fee.


Meal/Plan Cost
Meal program (3 meals/day) $35/day; $210/week (more than 7 consecutive days)
Breakfast $9/person
Bag lunch $9/person
Dinner $17/person
Catered coffee break/social $7.50/person
Catering fee for lunch or dinner $5/person
Rich Lake outdoor event set-up w/ charcoal grills $50/event for ESF events; $100/event for non-ESF event

Housing Fees

All rates are per person except where noted ESF Rate Non-ESF Rate
Bunkhouses in Rich Lake Area - sleeps 50 $10/night; $70/week $20/night; $100/week
Cabins in Arbutus Area - sleeps 30 (seasonal) $15/night; $105/week $30/night; $150/week
Faculty Residence in Rich Lake Area - sleeps 8 $15/night; $105/week $30/night; $150/week
Arbutus Lodge - sleeps 2 (seasonal) $15/night; $105/week $30/night; $150/week

Huntington Lodge (linens, bedding and towels provided) - sleeps 10 with queen bed double occupancy or 8 with single occupancy

All rooms have a shared bath with the exception of a twin room that is also ADA compliant

Twin bed in shared room $40/night $80/night
Twin bed in private room $80/night $140/night
Queen bed single occupancy $40/night $80/night
Queen bed double occupancy $80/night $140/night
Tent Site (Sabbattis Pass, ~ 3 miles from Rte28N)
Linen fee (bedding and towels)
Propane gas grill

Meeting Space

Space/Service ESF Rate Non-ESF Rate
AIC Multipurpose Room - capacity 200 No Charge $50/day
AIC Classroom - capacity 25 No Charge $50/day
Conference Room at AEC - capacity 45 No Charge $50/day
Huntington Lodge (Dining Room - capacity 12, Trophy Room - capacity 15) $50/day $150/day
Audiovisual equipment $10/day $20/day
Room set-up and breakdown $50/event $100/event

Laboratory Space

Space/Service ESF Rate Non-ESF Rate
Animal Studies Lab or other adapted lab space No charge $15/day

Equipment, Vehicles and Research Support

Item ESF Rate Non-ESF Rate
Snowmobile $10/day $20/day
ATV $10/day $20/day
Motor Boat $10/day $20/day
Vehicle $10/day $15/day
Snowshoes $5/day $5/day
Row Boat and Canoe $5/day $10/day
Technician Support $50/hr $75/hr

Educational Outreach and Programming

Service ESF Rate Non-ESF Rate
Educational Programs No charge $100/hour

For further information or to reserve your space please contact Guest Services at 518-582-4551x108 or newcomb@esf.edu