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Workshop students and other travelers may camp at the Solar Living Center, Hopland CA from April 1 to October 31. All campers are required to register, and must complete a camping reservation form, including Parking Pass, Camping Pass and Policy Agreement.

CAMPING FEES:  $25 per night/tent and $35 per night for RV (limited space available NO HOOKUPS). Bathrooms with toilets and sinks, an outdoor shower, and rustic, outdoor kitchen facilities are available. Call ahead of time for availability and set-up info.  Please bring a flash light or headlamp.

DISCOUNT RATES: SLI MEMBERS AND WORKSHOP ATTENDEES. $10 per night/tent and $20 per night for RV.

MAKE A RESERVATION: Click here for the camping form and policy, here for a map of the site. Book online here.

Please arrive and set up your campsite before 6pm. The entrance gate locks after 6pm.  if you are arriving later - give us a call so we can expect you and can provide access details. 
Call our office at (707) 472-2450 during normal business hours (until 4pm on Friday) or email us.

NOTE: Bring your own camping supplies. The Real Goods Store onsite carries some camping items such as soap, shampoo, towels, cookware, utensils and snacks.  Their hours are 10-6 daily. SLI interns live onsite, campers must be respectful and quiet; the intern village located at the Southwest corner of the Solar Living Center is considered a private residence, and off-limits. 

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Offsite Camping

 Below are camping options that are within 45 minutes of the Solar Living Center, Hopland CA. Campers are responsble for scheduling with the sites below. Fees may have changed.

 

Hopland

Tumbleweed Tiny House located at the Solar Living Center (SLC).IMG 2717The Tiny House is a compact 89 square foot self-contained building on wheels. It is paneled inside, entirely with wood. Below, there is a seating area including a photovoltaic top desk, a compact kitchen, and a small shower. And above, there is a cozy full sized bed. The bed loft is accessed via a wooden ladder and is not handicap accessible. The toilet for guest use is outside of the house, and is the restroom for the SLC. Wireless internet is available. Towels and bedding all organic, and sustainably made materials.

Use the link above to make a reservation via Airbnb.com or call us: 707-472-2450.

Piazza de Campovida in Hopland.

Ukiah

Super 8 Ukiah, Special rate for SLI workshop attendees!  Only $49.99 plus tax per night for a King bed; other rates can be negotiated.  Only certified eco-friendly hotel in Ukiah.  Microwave, refrigerator, iron, hairdryers, free wifi, hot continental breakfast, and electric car charging available.  Henny Penny in-house restaurant is open 5:00am-10:00pm daily. Off Gobi Street exit in Ukiah - only 12 miles from the Solar Living Center.  AAA, AARP, government, corporate and military discounts are available.  For more information or to make a reservation, please see the website.
693 South Orchard Avenue Ukiah, CA
Phone:  707-468-8181

Discovery Inn Ukiah, 15 miles north of Hopland. 177 rooms, partial kitchen, phone, wifi, TV, air conditioning, heated pool, spa, fitness center, and breakfast buffet. Rates are subject to change.  Usually 1 queen bed/2 person $71 in winter and $78 in summer, 1 king bed/2 people $76 in winter and $84 in summer, 2 queen beds/2 people $76 in winter and $86 in summer. AAA, AARP, government, corporate and military discounts are available.  For more information or to make a reservation, please see the website.
1340 N. State St., Ukiah, CA
Phone: 707-462-8873

Hampton Inn Ukiah, #1 Rated Hampton Inn in CA. Small, exquisite wine country-style inn. Rooms feature private patios and balconies (many with fireplaces and huge whirlpool tubs) that overlook a lushly landscaped Mediterranean courtyard pool. Hampton Inn provides a full hot breakfast with fresh local fruit; exercise room, business center and free WiFi and DSL. In summer, average rate is $129 for 2 queen beds, suites from $149; in winter, average rates are $109 for 2 queen beds, suites from $129. Rates subject to change. AAA, AARP, government, corporate and military discounts are available.  For more information or to make a reservation, please see the website.
1160 Airport Park Blvd., Ukiah, CA
Phone: 707-462-6555


Motel 6 in Ukiah, Laundry, outdoor pool, pets accepted. Usually $45.99 for one queen bed or two full beds in summer for one person; winter rates for one person are $35.57 for one queen bed or two full beds.  Additional charges for more people. Summer rates subject to change. AARP or corporate discounts available.  For more information or to make a reservation, please see the website.
1208 S. State St., Ukiah, CA
Phone: 707-468-5404

Cloverdale

Super 8 Cloverdale, 15 miles south of Hopland. Microwave, refrigerator, iron, hairdryers, free wifi, and free hot continental breakfast.  Rooms in summer start at $90; in winter, rooms start at $69.99.  Rates subject to change.  AAA, AARP, government, corporate and military discounts are available.  For more information or to make a reservation, please see the website.

Best Western Cloverdale Inn, 15 miles south of Hopland. Microwave, refrigerator, pool and spa, free wifi, guest laundry, fitness center, and free hot continental breakfast. Rooms in summer start at $85; in winter, rooms start at $75. Rates subject to change.  AAA, AARP, government, corporate and military discounts are available.  For more information or to make a reservation, please see the website.

Cloverdale Oaks Inn 15 miles south of Hopland. Microwave, refrigerator, iron, and free hot continental breakfast available. Rooms in summer start at $69; in winter, rooms start at $59. Rates subject to change.  Discounts may be available.  For more information or to make a reservation, please see the website.

Cloverdale Bed & Breakfasts, Old Crocker Inn, Tea Garden Inn, Shelford House, Vintage Towers Inn, and Auberge on the Vineyard are local bed and breakfasts in the Cloverdale area . You can check availability for all four of the inns at innsofcloverdale.com or by calling (800) 894-1737.

Other Locations

When you register for a course you will receive an email confirmation which lists nearby accommodations to your course location. You can also visit any course detail page and click on the Show Venue Details link if you want to find out nearby accommodations prior to registering for a course.

Other Local Visitor Attractions

Mendocino hosts a variety of beautiful scenery, events and visitor attractions. Take a look at VisitMendocino to find out more.

The Solar Living Institute recommends visiting some of our more ecoconscious destinations such as:
Parducci Wine Cellars
- 707.463.5357
Frey Organic Vineyards Tasting Room
- 707.744.1026

ABOUT SLI

The Solar Living Institute is a 501 (c)(3) educational nonprofit organization offering instruction in solar training and sustainable practices.  Founded in 1998, we have been providing professional solar training and a wide array of sustainability courses for over 15 years. Our courses are taught by experienced practitioners who bring years of real world knowledge to the classroom with a focus on helping students prepare for job opportunities, start businesses, and live more sustainably.

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