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The Lied Lodge & Conference Center

We encourage all participants to enjoy the many offerings of the Lied Lodge & Conference Center and the surrounding area. Because of the intense nature of Residency, we schedule “downtime” and optional informal social activities—opportunites to relax, enjoy the company of fellow writers, or enjoy quiet writing time. Among the many local resources, walking trails, vineyard tours, and nearby golf courses are available to you when you are not engaged in program activities.

With environmental programs that focus on trees, conservation, and environmental stewardship, the Lied was designed to serve as a resource for the Arbor Day Foundation members, other conservation-related organizations, teachers, forestry professionals, and other organizations. It is the only educational complex of its kind in the nation. The Lied's Sustainable Solutions and Green Lodging Practices have earned them the Code of Sustainability recognition from the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC).

The Lied is also a full service facility with free wireless and ethernet internet access, a fine dining restaurant, cocktail lounge, indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, and fitness center. All rooms have work-study areas with internet access, daily maid service, cable television, AM/FM clock radios, irons and full-size ironing boards, coffee makers, recycle bins, and guest-controlled heating and cooling systems which are powered by an energy efficient Fuelwood Energy Plant. Continual break service is offered throughout the day.

Your Residency Meals & Lodging Fee includes three daily meals, lodging, break service, and participation in daily events. For your convenience, the Lied offers you the option of leaving a credit card on file to cover incidental charges, including shuttle service to/from Omaha Eppley Airport, long distance phone service in your room, additional food, overnight stays and/or meals for spouse/family (limited to 2 nights or by MFA Office approval), and a refrigerator or microwave in your room.

We invite you to browse the Lied Lodge & Conference Center web site for more details about this beautiful venue our students and faculty have dubbed "Camp Lied."