Cabin 8: Oct. 12-16, 2023 – Dark Sky Special Weekend




This residency includes a 4- night stay in cabin #8, participation in a Dark Sky Guided Viewing session on Friday, Oct. 13 with local experts and Friday evening group meal prepared by PLAYA’s house chef. Saturday morning view the Annular Solar Eclipse from the playa or on the PLAYA patio. On Saturday night, enjoy PLAYA’s Community Dark Sky Star Party and join in the activities and cozy treats while meeting local neighbors and friends. 

Arrival begins Thursday, Oct. 12 at 2:00 pm and departure is Monday, Oct.  16 by 12:00 pm.


  • Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023: 2:00 arrival begins | Evening on your own
  • Friday, Oct. 13, 2023: Daytime on your own | 6:00 pm Group Dinner provided by PLAYA | 7-9 pm Guided Dark Sky Viewing Session with Local experts
  • Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023: 8:00 am coffee and tea on PLAYA patio | 9:00 am view Annular Solar Eclipse from the playa or on the PLAYA patio | 7-9 pm Community Dark Sky Star Party
  • Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023: Day on your own
  • Monday, Oct. 16, 2023: Depart by noon


Choose “single” for single cabin occupancy and meal and group activity participation for one.

Choose “double” for double cabin occupancy and meal and group activity participation for two.

 This self-directed residency is for ADULTS ONLY. Out of town families wishing to participate in the Community Dark Sky Star Party on Oct. 14 can find lodging accommodations at the Summer Lake Hot Springs or the Paisley Sage Rooms


This studio cabin has an open concept with a shared living & bedroom space. This cabin is part of the northern trio of cabins that faces the pond. It has a queen bed, a kitchen with an apartment-sized range and refrigerator,  a dining area with table and chairs and a bathroom with shower. Includes a large writing/work desk in the main living area. View the wild life on the pond from your private deck.

There is no application to participate in a self-directed residency and we welcome anyone craving time and space to focus on a creative or scientific project. There is is limited cell service at PLAYA and no internet or tv in the cabins to help provide an environment of focused support. There is internet and a landline in a common work space.

Orientation on Friday at 10:00 to meet the other residents and learn important campus information. 

  • Sorry, no pets allowed

Additional information

Single | Double

Single, Double