Our “Third Place” Offerings
The Cosmos Club offers members multiple areas for professional activities, like catching up on reading, writing, emailing, or taking an occasional conference call.
Spaces to Write
The Library has three writing desks and a table that seats four. The Writer’s Room (Mansion fourth floor) has two stations, and the Club Room has two desks. The Library and Writer’s Room each have one computer and printer; the Business Center in the Hillyer House lobby has two computer desktop stations, a third workspace, and a multi-function printer.
Spaces to Read
Members can find comfortable and quiet places to read in the Library, Billiards Room (and of course you can play billiards), Club Room, Long Gallery, National Geographic Room, East and West Gardens, and the area adjacent to the Hillyer Business Center.
Spaces to Meet
The third-floor meeting rooms – Wilson, Taft, and Board – are open to members when not in use. These rooms can be used for workspace, phone calls or private conversations.
Spaces for Electronic Device Use
Use of electronic devices of all kinds, including laptop computers, tablets, and cell phones on silent mode, is generally permitted anywhere in the clubhouse except during certain events. Devices larger than cell phones may not be used in the Garden Dining Room. Laptop use is permitted in the Garden Bar, 1878 Grille and both outdoor gardens as well as in the rooms and workspaces noted above. All electronic use should be non-intrusive.
Spaces for Phone Calls
Cell phone conversations are permitted in the Business Center in the Hillyer House, Writer’s Room and any third-floor meeting room not in use. Brief cell phone calls are permitted immediately inside the West Garden entrance, immediately inside the valet parking entrance, immediately outside the Powell Room interior entrance, Gold Room when not in use, second-floor passageway between Mansion and Annex and the second- and third-floor passageways between the Annex and bridge to Hillyer.
Spaces for Relaxation and Socialization
Arvo at 1878 is a midday offering in the 1878 Grille featuring pastries, light fare, specialty alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks. The Garden Bar is open daily starting at 4 pm for cocktail service.