Note: You are considered an internal user if you are any academic or educational researcher, instructor, or K-12 group AND make payment via your tax exempt organization.

I. Facility Use

Cancellations: You must cancel 30 days prior to your stay, or you may be invoiced for the 50% of your reservation total, up to a maximum of $100.

Office and Laboratories

Facility Fee Max Capacity
Office - Marr Alpine Laboratory $100/week 2
Lab Room - Marr Alpine Laboratory $125/week n/a
Kiowa Classroom $140/day 24
Kiowa Laboratory $140/day 15
Kiowa Classroom+Kiowa Laboratory $200/day n/a

Each office has 2 desks and researchers may share space and split the cost.

Meeting Rooms

Room Daily Max Capacity
Megaron $200 75
Kiowa Classroom - Kiowa Building $140 24
Seminar Room - Marr Alpine Laboratory $100 15

Other services

MRS staff support at $50/hour for specialized requests.

II. Dining Hall

Dining hall CLOSED IN 2020.

Meal Cost
Breakfast $N/A
Lunch $N/A
Dinner $N/A
All Meals per Day $N/A

Reservations for meals should be made at least 24 hours in advance.  Individual meals should be paid in advance.  Cash or check only, please.  Children 6 through 11 are half-price; no charge for children five or under. 

III. Housing

Housing at the Mountain Research Station is in very high demand during the summer field season. Please contact the station well in advance of your group's need.

Moores-Collins Family Lodge

Facility Cost

Day Use Meeting Room/In-house Kitchen (Capacity ~24)


Overnight (Max Capacity 32)

  • Basic linens may be available for large, long-term out of town or international groups.  $30 per person
  • $100 non-refundable administrative deposit for all reservations

Cooking Cabins

 Facility  Monthly Weekly Daily


(Winterized Duplex Apartment, 2 BR, 1 Bath)

$750 $250 $50


(Winterized Duplex Apartment, 2 BR, 1 Bath)

$750 $250 $50
Anthrotaxis 2 Bedroom Cabin $575 $225 $45


(Non-Winterized,1 BR, Running Non-Potable Sink Water, No Bathroom)

$425 $180 $35


(Non-Winterized, 2 BR, Sink but no running water, No Bathroom)

$425 $180 $35


(Non-Winterized, 1 BR Loft, Running Non-Potable Sink Water, No Bathroom)

$425 $180 $35

Non-cooking, Non-winterized cabins

 Facility Monthly Weekly Daily
Basic Cabin $265 $120 $25
Niwot Ridge Shelters n/a n/a $10
  1. All cabin reservations must be accompanied by a $100 deposit (or 50% of total cost if less than $100). In case of cancellations, deposits are returned, minus a non-refundable $25 cancellation fee.
  2. Daily rates apply to rentals of six days or less; daily rates include utilities.
  3. Weekly rates apply to rentals of 7-28 days duration. The rate will be prorated to the total number of days and will include utilities.
  4. Monthly rates are prorated for rentals over six weeks. Total cost will be the monthly rate plus utilities.
  5. All rentals less than 1 month to organizations that do not have have a tax exempt ID must pay the current Colorado state  and Boulder County sales tax.
  6. A cleaning and damage deposit equal to one month's rent must be paid before occupancy for any rental exceeding three months.