The Archbold Center is located at 1,300 feet (390 m) elevation at the head of Antrim Valley on the southwest coast of Dominica. There is no air conditioning but the elevation and prevailing sea breezes provide cool evening temperatures. The center can accommodate up to 45 visitors comfortably in a combination of single, double and dormitory style occupancy rooms that are arranged to meet the needs of each group.
Full meal service is available, featuring fresh island specialties served in the 1760s plantation dining room or on a veranda overlooking the Caribbean Sea. There are no televisions, radios or telephones in the rooms. Cell phones can be rented from the office.
Guests include nature tourists, local workshops and conferences, regional island tourists, as well as international high school and university students, field research scientists and faculty members.
Four dorm-style rooms in the main lodge can sleep up to 26 people. In addition, there are two double-occupancy rooms, a self-contained apartment and a single occupancy room. All guest rooms have a private bath. The lodge also houses the main kitchen, laboratory, library, public restrooms, indoor and outdoor dining areas, and a large veranda overlooking the Caribbean.
This one-story house has two bedrooms, kitchen, large living/dining room, two full bathrooms, and a washing machine. It can sleep six to eight adults or as many as 20 summer campers.
This two-level house can sleep up to 10 people. The lower level is available as alternate laboratory space for short-term use.