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Mill Creek College Cabin

Welcome to the Whitman Mill Creek College Cabin! Located just 25 miles from Whitman, this facility is available for short-term use by Whitman students, alumni, faculty and staff. The cabin has two bedrooms, each containing 2 bunk beds comfortably sleeping eight people. The kitchen is stocked with plates, cups, pots, pans and cooking utensils. There is a small bathroom and a spacious living room. Weather permitting, cabin users may have a fire in the outdoor fire pit or inside using the wood stove-firewood is available in the wood shed next to the cabin. Experience a relaxing stay at the beautiful Mill Creek Cabin!

Whitman cabin in summer.

Whitman College Mill Creek Cabin
84686 Neotoma Lane
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Phone: 541-558-3746

Please use this form to request a reservation. You will be contacted if the cabin is available. If you have questions about the form, please contact the Reid Campus Center office at 509-527-5208. The College Cabin is rented on a first come; first serve basis.

Following is the College Cabin rental policy:

1. College Cabin rental fees are $60.00 per night. Check is 3:00 p.m. on the first day of the reservation and check out is 12:00 noon on the last day of the reservation. The cabin maximum occupancy is 12 people.

2. Payment must be made at the Student Account Office prior to key pick up. You may pay by check or cash. Payment must be made at the Student Account Office, Room 233 in the Memorial Building, 345 Boyer Ave. Student Account Office hours are 9:00 am to noon and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Please provide proof of payment for key pick-up. If paying by GL account or student charge, contact the Reid Campus Center directly.

3. Keys can be picked up at the Student Activities Office, Room 202, Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave. KEYS MUST BE PICKED UP DURING STUDENT ACTIVITIES OFFICE HOURS—No exceptions. Office hours are: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Keys must be returned to Reid Campus center by 4:00 pm on the business day following your rental.

4. Cancellations must be made 7 days in advance, or charges will be applied. If you allow another group to use your reservation, please contact the Reid Campus Center office to update the rental record.

5. Please turn off all lights and heat prior to leaving. Turn off the oven and all burners on the stove. Check the phone to see if it is working. Shut all windows and lock both doors. Report any problems to the Reid Campus Center office.

6. Do not leave any food on the premises. If you haul it in, you need to haul it out.

7. Remove all garbage from the premises before you leave.

8. You must provide your own bedding and pillows; mattresses and mattress covers are provided. Please do not remove the mattresses from the beds.

9. There are a limited number of cooking and serving supplies. Please refer to the inventory list and if you need additional items, plan to bring your own. If you use the grill, you will need to provide your own charcoal.

10. You are expected to sweep and vacuum. Clean bathroom, toilet, sink and shower. Wipe out the refrigerator and clean the stovetop, oven, countertops and cupboards. Clean out the grill, and leave the cabin as you would want to find it.

11. When the weather is extremely dry, refrain from starting campfires. Be very careful with all smoking materials.


13. The cabin is a NON-SMOKING facility. Smoking of any kind is prohibited in the building.

14. No alcohol, drug use, or weapons are allowed on cabin property.

15. Not following these requirements may revoke the privilege of using the College Cabin.

(Revised 6/30/2023)

Directions- Important Note: GPS does not recognize the cabin street address.

Whitman College Mill Creek Cabin
84686 Neotoma Lane
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Phone: 541-558-3746

The College Cabin is 14.0 miles from the Tausick Way/Isaacs Street intersection. Go east on Isaacs Street and it turns into Mill Creek Road. You remain on Mill Creek Road until you turn right onto Neotoma Lane, on which the College Cabin is located.

There are two forks in the road you have to negotiate when locating the College Cabin. The first one is 2.5 miles from the Tausick Way/Isaacs Street intersection. Stay to the left and go over the hill to remain on Mill Creek Road—do not take the lower fork, which is 5 Mile Road.

The second fork in the road is 7.0 miles from the Tausick Way/Isaacs Street intersection. Stay to the right and take the lower fork to remain on Mill Creek Road—do not go to the left and up the hill, as this is Blue Creek Road.

At 11.5 miles from the Tausick Way/Isaacs Street intersection, the pavement will stop and you will be driving on a gravel road (Oregon border). At this point, you are only 2.5 miles away from the College Cabin. After driving 1.5 miles on the gravel road, you will see a sign on your left that states, “Klicker Homestead,” Neotoma Lane is at the bottom of an “S '' curve and is on your right. Turn onto Neotoma Lane and you will see a locked gate. At this point, the College Cabin is 3/10 of a mile down the road. Stay to the left and you will drive over a covered bridge. At this point the road is a single-lane dirt road and very winding; please drive slowly and carefully. You will pass several houses on the right. When you come to a fork in the road, stay to the right and you will pull up directly in front of the Cabin. The College Cabin has an aluminum roof and a small front porch.


12 Sectional Lounge Chairs

15 Plastic Chairs

2 End Tables

8 Bunk Beds

8 Mattresses

8 Mattress Covers

1 Table Lamp

1 Airtight Wood Stove

1 Outdoor Picnic Table

2 Small Outdoor Picnic Benches

1 Outdoor Grill (provide your own charcoal)

2 metal café tables and 4 chairs

Kitchen Supplies

1 Refrigerator

1 Electric Stove

1 Electric Can Opener

1 Electric Toaster

1 Electric Coffeepot

1 Double Sink

22 Plates

21 Plastic Drinking Glasses

10 Mugs, Silverware for 25

4-Piece Mixing Bowl Set

1 5-qt. Stainless Steel Colander

1 Juice Pitcher

2 Cheese Graters

Large/Small Kitchen Knives

Wooden/Slotted Spoons Ladles/Spatulas

1 Bottle Opener

1 Lemon Juicer

1 12-qt. Kettle

1 Set Measuring Cups/Spoons

3 Sauce Pans

1 Cookie Sheet

1 Brownie Pan

3 Cake Pans

1 Muffin Tin

3 Frying Pans

1 Oven Broiler Pan

1 Large Pasta Pot

1 Kettle, Oven Mitts

1 Cast Iron Skillet

1 Salt & Pepper Shaker

2 Cutting Boards

Cleaning Supplies

1 Vacuum Cleaner

1 Mop w/Bucket

1 Broom w/ Dustpan

1 Commode Brush

Commode Plunger

Dish Soap/ Mr. Clean


2 Fire Extinguishers

First Aid Kit (in kitchen)

1 30-gallon Garbage Barrel

Toilet Paper

Paper Towels

Bathroom Hand Soap

Trash Liners


BEFORE LEAVING THE CABIN, the following items must be completed and cleaned accordingly or a fee will be applied.

_________ Vacuum all carpets.

_________ Sweep and mop all floors.

_________ Clean bathroom, toilet, sink and shower.

_________ Remove all garbage and trash. Replace garbage can liners in kitchen and bathroom.

_________ Wipe down countertops, cupboards and tables through the cabin.

_________ Clean out the refrigerator. DO NOT turn it off.

_________ Turn off the oven and all burners on the kitchen stove.

_________ Close the wood stove up tight.

_________ Close all windows and shutters.

_________ Turn all wall heaters down to the mark indicated.

_________ Turn out all the lights.

_________ Lock both the front and back door

_________ If you use the grill, clean it out.

_________ If you use the fire pit, please double check that the fire is out and any unburned trash is removed.

*Please report any problems/ maintenance issues/ concerns regarding the cabin to the Reid Campus center when you return the keys.

Due to the fact that the Mill Creek College Cabin is located approximately 25 miles from the closest medical facility and the winding, gravel roads make for hazardous driving conditions; Whitman College requires that all users of the cabin agree to the following:

  • There will be NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES or ILLEGAL DRUG use at the Whitman College Cabin. Individuals and/or groups who violate this policy will be denied future use of the facility and will receive a minimum $250.00 fine.
  • There will be NO FIREARMS, EXPLOSIVES, and OTHER DANGEROUS WEAPONS (including archery) permitted at the College Cabin. Individuals who violate this policy will be denied future use of the facility. Neighbors of the College Cabin have been instructed to call the Sheriff's Department if they hear gunshots.

The Cabin is a non-smoking facility. Smoking of any kind is prohibited in the property.

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