Overnight Lodging and Meals

CAFETERIA dining update: 

SERVING FROM 12:30 TO 2:00 PM during the week if we have overnight guests. It will be a simple meal of rice and one hot dish such as dal or kitcheri.

Please send an email to reservations@mountsoma.org if you have any questions or wish to make a lodging reservation.  You may also call us at 828-531-9925 and leave a message.

Mount Soma provides various accommodations for those who want to take advantage of its beauty and power for more than a day. It is an opportunity to stay at a spiritual retreat center, alive with the Transcendent, near Hanuman Park, Mahanandi Park, Ganga Park and waterfall and the powerful vibrations of Sri Somesvara Temple. To make the most of your trip, please check the Schedule of Events to coordinate it with the different activities offered.

Make A Reservation

To make a reservation, send an email to reservations@mountsoma.org.  Include the following information in your email: 1) Check-in and check-out dates, 2) number of adults and children in your group, 3) your phone number.  Once we receive your information, we will send you lodging availability.  Please review it and reply back with your lodging request and/or questions.  We will call you at the phone number you listed to confirm and book your reservation.

Room Availability

All Cottages and Student Union Dorm rooms are available 7 days a week during the open season. Breakfast is included in the room price.

Cafeteria Dining


Breakfast is complimentary for overnight guests and is served from 9:00 to 10:00 (Times may vary on weekdays). Overnight guests are requested to bring their voucher with them.  Breakfast is $7.00 for walk-ins.

Week-ends and Holidays

A full Indian buffet is served on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays during the open season.   (Prices may vary some depending on menu.)

Week Day Lunches

During the weekdays a simple lunch is available, usually served between 12:30 until 3:00 during the busy season.  Beverages are additional. Although lunch reservations generally are not needed, if you have a group of 10 or more and wish to have lunch on a week day, please call 2 days prior to your visit – 828-531-9925  or email reservations@mountsoma.org to let us know. We want to make sure we prepare enough food for all our visitors..

Week day and week-end dinners

Dinners are prepared for overnight lodgers who have requested dinners.  Walk-ins and day visitors who want dinner should check at the cafeteria for dinner times. Dinners can be reserved by calling 828-531-9925 or 828-531-9926 or by email at reservations@mountsoma.org. For those wanting to pick up dinners already prepared in to-go boxes, pick-up times must be made in advance. For overnight lodgers, pickup times must be arranged with Temple Reservations at 828-531-9925 or the Student Union Cafeteria at 828-531-9926 or by email at reservations@mountsoma.org. Please give as much advance notice as possible.

Shravan Maas

During Shravan Maas, a full Indian buffet will be served on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.

BRIEF REVIEW:   CAFETERIA HOURS OF OPERATION – Please confirm with the cafeteria staff.

BREAKFAST: 9:00 AM TO 10:00 AM  (Weekday times may vary.)

Breakfast is available only on the mornings that we have overnight guests.  Breakfast is complimentary for overnight guests and is served from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (Weekday times may vary.) Overnight guests must bring their voucher. For walk-in guests breakfast is $7.00.

Cottage Suites

  • Cottage Suites are two rooms, and sleep 4-5 persons
  • Queen bed in private bedroom, and 2 or 3 twin beds in common family room
  • Microwave, refrigerator and Wi-Fi
  • One private bathroom with tub/shower
  • Balcony with mountain view on some floors
Mount Soma Cottages

Mount Soma Cottages

Cottage Interior

Sample Cottage Interior

The Student Union Building

Ashram-style rooms offer an economical overnight option, with shared bathroom in hallway:

  • Family Room – sleeps 3-6 persons (some rooms have bunk beds)
  • King bedroom – sleeps 2 persons
  • Two twin beds – sleeps 2 persons

The Student Union has a large deck to relax and enjoy the sunrise or the gorgeous mountain views any time of day. Meals are served in the dining area and the fireplace is a wonderful place to congregate.

The Student Union

The Student Union Building

Sample Student Union Lodging

Please call 828-531-9925 or email reservations@mountsoma.org if you have any questions or wish to make reservations.

Please note: It is not possible to include all information on this website. Therefore, we suggest guests clarify information when communicating with the reservations department.