Venue & Lodging

Conference Venue and Lodging

CNCH 2015 will be held at the wonderful Asilomar Conference Grounds. Celebrated as Monterey Peninsula’s “Refuge by the Sea” – Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds is a breathtakingly gorgeous 107 acres of ecologically diverse beachfront land. Situated within the quaint and scenic town of Pacific Grove, Asilomar offers guests the simple comforts of cozy cottages and rustic lodges – and an unforgettable escape from the demands of everyday life.

Why stay at the venue?

In order to get the best price on the use of conference facilities, we must agree to use a specific number of guest rooms, allowing us to keep the registration costs as low as possible. It is important that you book your room and meals through the link on the CNCH website in order to get our special rate and for us to get credit for your lodging. This also allows you to be in the center of the action and take full advantage of all the conference events while still being close to your workshop location. ALL REGISTRANTS NOT STAYING AT ASILOMAR MUST PAY A $100 FACILITY USE FEE FOR THE CONFERENCE. The facility use fee does NOT include meals.


$247.07 per person per night – single occupancy
$159.72 per person per night – double occupancy

Price includes 3 delicious meals per day (not optional)
There is a $20 booking fee per credit card used

Since Asilomar is a State Park Retreat, its procedures differ from what you may be used to in booking a hotel room. You must download the housing form (PDF), fill it out, and then fax, email, or mail it to Asilomar (instructions and addresses on the form). Please note that you should specify your roommate’s name if you know it. You can call Asilomar with questions, but they don’t book by phone either. Thanks for your understanding!


Crocker Dining Hall is a spacious and welcoming gathering spot with high-beamed ceilings, stone pillars, hardwood floors and incomparable views of the forest and the dunes of Asilomar State Beach. Eating at Crocker Dining Hall is an essential part of the Asilomar experience. The daily menu highlights fresh, seasonal, local produce procured directly from our network of regional, organic farmers. Each day menu boards are posted at the dining hall and front desk, showcasing the meal that will be offered for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They will always have gluten free options prepared. All you have to do is inform the attendant and their culinary staff will be happy to fill your simple needs. For more sensitive allergy and medical restrictions, please inquire with Asilomar’s conference service team for available options. Breakfast at Crocker Dining Hall offers a variety of meat free options. All of the lunch and dinner services will offer at least 1 vegetarian entrée option each meal service, along with vegetarian soups and salads.