ornl pond walking trail

The ORNL Guest House, located on the Oak Ridge National Laboratory campus, is in a natural setting that is restful after a long day. The atrium lobby gives you a full view of the surrounding area where you may spot deer and other local wildlife. During warm weather, you can enjoy sitting on the patio. It is a 5-minute drive to any part of the campus and a short walk to the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and the Center for Nanophase Materials Science (CNMS).

Oak Ridge’s Main Street shopping area, which has a number of eateries and shops, is approximately 15 – 17  minutes away; and you can avoid the rush-hour traffic of nearby Knoxville. Oak Ridge has a number of restaurants with a variety of cuisines. Visit the Explore Oak Ridge Where to Eat page to see what’s available. If you want to venture into a larger city, West Knoxville’s Turkey Creek and downtown Knoxville are just a 30 -40 minute drive away.

Check-in:    3 pm
Check-out:  12 pm

For researchers and other visitors to the lab, there simply is no better place to stay to see and use our world class facilities and instruments. More information about visiting the lab can be found on the main ORNL website.

ORNL User Facilities

  • Building Technologies Research and Integration Center (BTRIC)
  • Carbon Fiber Technology Facility (CFTF)
  • Center for Nanophase Materials Science (CMNS)
  • High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR)

Environmental Awards & Certifications

U.S. Green Building Council, LEED Gold  2011

The U.S. Green Building Council is committed to a sustainable, prosperous future through LEED, the leading program for green buildings and communities worldwide. To achieve LEED certification, projects must demonstrate strategies that drive performance across sustainability and efficiency metrics—which also positions them to improve overall resilience. The projects examined in the brief posed unique challenges and used a range of methods to increase their resilience to potentially harmful conditions.

Modern Design and Amenities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • A smoke-free and drug/alcohol-free facility
  • Complimentary Grab ‘N Go Breakfast (Served 7 am–10 am daily)
  • Free High-Speed Wireless Internet
  • Full Service Housekeeping
  • 24-hour Pantry
  • Ice available upon request
  • 24-hour Fitness Center
  • Guest Self-Laundry
  • Business Center
  • Free parking

For more details, see the amenities page.

Address and Contact Info

ORNL Guest House
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
8640 Nano Center Drive
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone: 865-576-8101
Fax: 865-576-8102

ORNL Guest House Manager, Deborah McCleary, 865-574-4532

Paragon Hotel Services Operations Manager, Stacey Smith, 865-576-5931

ORNL Guest House Brochure