Lodging Agreement of Terms
It is critically important that you take the time to read each of our following policies to ensure that you will enjoy your stay at Wood Thrush Cove.
Wood Thrush Cove is a special destination for people who love nature, appreciate historic buildings, desire quiet and beauty in their lives, and value a temporary break from the constant overload of high-speed communication. Our facility is perfect for many people, but not necessarily everyone. So, please, read over each of our policies before clicking that you are in agreement. Our facility is embedded in a native ecosystem, so be sure to review the last paragraph which explains the possibility of insect entry in our lodges.
Payment and Cancellation Policy
The first night’s rent must be paid in order to hold your reservation. This deposit is non-refundable. All other payments are due no later than 30 days before check-in. Refunds are only available prior to one month in advance of your stay.
Pets are not permitted at Wood Thrush Cove.
High Speed Connections
There are no televisions, phones nor WI-FI available in our lodge. Cell phone service is limited.
Checking in and out
Check in time is no earlier than 4pm on the day of arrival. Be sure to check out of your lodge by 11am on your day of departure. More check-in instructions will be provided through an emailed confirmation letter, including the entry passcode and directions. Please print the email and bring it with you when you arrive.
Prior to checking out:
You may lift and move furniture, but please do not slide furniture over wooden floors. Upon departure, please move all furniture to its original position, wash all used dishes, remove all food, and leave the building in the same state as you received it, other than reasonable wear and tear. Breakages and damage caused by the gross negligence of the guests, or leaving the lodge in a condition that requires extra expenditures on the part of the Arc, whether to clean, restore or repair, may result in visitors being charged additional fees to cover costs borne.
Wood Thrush Cove welcomes families with up to four adults and two children. There are two twin-size beds that can be utilized, but linens and pillows are not provided and must be brought from home. Children should never be permitted to play on the property without close supervision.
Daytime occupancy is limited to the maximum number of overnight guests shown for each lodge.
We provide healthy environments for our guests. Smoking and using chemical sprays of any kind inside our lodges is not permitted to protect the health of our present and future visitors, and our staff. We recognize that many people have sensitivities and allergies.
Resident caretakers live on site in the cabin next door and can assist you with housekeeping questions and in the case of after-hours emergency concerns. Please respect the caretakers’ privacy and living space, and observe quiet hours from 10:00pm to 8:00am.
Wildlife Sightings of All Kinds – a word about insects inside the lodges
All of our lodges are immersed in protected nature preserves that abounds in wildlife, including mammals and insects at much higher levels than found in farm country and cities. Our lodges are scrupulously clean and fully modern, and even though all insects are removed from the lodge by our housekeeping staff prior to your arrival, it is possible, even likely, that some will re-enter. It is not uncommon in our lodges to encounter animals such as spiders, wasps, ladybugs, wood roaches, and native (and pretty darn cute) white-footed mice. We suggest trapping wasps in a drinking cup covered with a piece of paper and releasing them outside. If dealing with these kinds of visitors would cause you duress, we recommend that you seek an alternative destination. We very much want you to be happy here, and have a good time.