The Struve House is named after Otto Struve, a previous director of Yerkes Observatory and the person for whom the house was built.
Tucked behind the observatory, less than two minutes walk away, the Struve Guest House is a welcoming place for guests at the observatory to stay.
Affectionately nicknamed 'The Little Brown House', the Struve Guest House is a welcoming cottage just south of Yerkes. Its two floors have a total of five bedrooms and three full baths, a kitchen, a spacious living room, and a dining room which looks out on beautiful view of the surrounding woods. There is sleeping space for 7 total.
The bedrooms are all relatively small, two in the basement and three on the main floor. There are not laundry machines in the house.
The house is stocked with basic utensils and dishware. Linens are available as well.
People with mobility issues should be aware that the house is on a hill and only accessible via a long, uneven set of stairs. As well, anyone with asthma or allergy issues is advised not to stay in the basement of the house, due to a history of mold.
Information for Struve House Guests