Sales Tax: 10.55% (subject to change)
We do request a two night minimum stay. We try to work in one night stays whenever possible.
PLEASE - No overnight guest additions upon arrival. Cancellations or changes made upon arrival will not be accepted and reservation will be charged as originally made. Our housekeeping cottages do not have daily maid service. All linens and kitchen items are furnished. Towels can be exchanged upon request. All cottages have private bathrooms with shower. Iris, Bluebird and Wood Lily have tub/shower combination baths. Our cottages do not have telephones, so please bring your cell phone. A pay phone is located on our grounds.
DEPOSIT AND CANCELLATION POLICIES
Deposits: We request the first night's deposit, plus tax, which needs to be received within 24 hours of making your reservation for your reservation to be confirmed. The balance is due upon arrival. Cancellations:We have a $35 cancellation fee per cottage for each reservation. Refund of your deposit, minus the $35, is guaranteed if the reservation is cancelled at least 30 days prior to the arrival date. Reservations cancelled within 30 days of scheduled arrival date will result in forfeit of the deposit. For families renting more than one cottage, there is a 60 day cancellation notice, and a $50 cancellation fee per cottage reserved. Sorry, NO refunds for early departures.
VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: We strive to depict our cottages and location exactly as it is. We are NOT "in the forest","secluded", "remote"or "on the river." We are, however, on a quiet residential road, yet near amenities and about as close to the main gate to RMNP as you can get. We also have spectacular Continental Divide views from our property. That being said, if you arrive and find it is not "how you imagined" (see above), you will be responsible for your whole stay.
Personal checks may be used for advance deposits only. Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and debit cards are accepted for your balance due upon arrival.
CHECK-IN TIME: After 3 p.m. (If you will be later than 8 p.m., please call)
CHECK-OUT TIME: by 10 a.m.
ALL COTTAGES ARE NON-SMOKING. We ask that smokers be considerate of their neighbors and smoke away from any open windows . If anyone smokes inside the cottage, they are liable for the cost of returning the cottage to non-smoking status and for any loss of business incurred, which could amount to a minimum of $50 up to $500.
Please call ahead to notify us if you will be arriving later than the designated check-in time.
Harley's Guest Policy (from a dog's view)
We dogs are allowed in the following cottages: #1 Iris, #3 Bluebird, #4 Wood Lily, #5 Columbine, #7 Indian Paintbrush, #10 Timberline, and #11 Chickadee. There is an additional fee for our staying there.
Cottages we are not able to stay in are #6 Longs Peak, #8 Wild Rose, #9 Hummingbird, and #12 Mountain Meadow.
We are a part of the family, and like to travel with our owners wherever they go. If we are able to come with them, we shouldn't be left in the cabin by ourselves, as we are in a new place and not quite comfortable at first. Unfortunately, we cannot hike in Rocky Mountain National Park, even on a leash, with our owners. Other areas, like the National Forests, we are welcomed but need to keep our owners on a leash.
We know that it costs more to clean a cottage after we have been staying there, so the $15/night charge per dog is really reasonable. Personally, I'd travel with one more dog, but I think two's company and three's a crowd! We want to earn the respect and welcome of Mark and Natasha and our fellow guests so hopefully we all will gladly abide by these rules:
Please keep your owner on a leash at ALL times.
Noisy owners are not appreciated and scare the wildlife.(Of course, we ourselves are always quiet and respectful.)
No un-potty-trained owners allowed. Puppies under 6 months old can't control their bladders yet. Wait until we are older to join you on vacation!
We like to do our duty in front of our own cottage, and have our owners pick up after us immediately.
Please don't ever leave us unattended, even in a crate, or tied up inside or outside of our cottage - we may get lonely or get into mischief! We would much rather go with you. After all, isn't that why we are on vacation together?
It's a small point, but we dogs like to eat out of our own bowls that our owners bring, instead of the cottage breakfast bowls. It's much more sanitary.
We understand that Mark and Natasha do not want us to be on any of the furniture for any reason (after all, although we can't do anything about it, we do shed hair), so they will provide sheets upon request to put on furniture.
Please have your owners check out the Rocky Mountain National Park's Pet Policy. After all, if we're allowed to run loose, and want to run and play with the elk we may get a huge fine!
If your owners don't abide by these rules, we may all be asked to find different accommodations, and if there has been any damage, they will have to pay for it (after all, we dogs don't carry any cash).
Please respect our other guests and owners on the property.
At this time, we do not allow other four legged creatures, including but not limited to, Bears, Water Buffalo, Giraffes, Coyotes, Ferrets, Rabbits, Chimpanzees, Hippos, Pot Bellied Pigs, and Sasquatch. Evidence of these creatures in any of our cottages and suites will result in a $100 fine and immediate removal of the animal.
When bringing us to any new area, especially more open areas, such as that which is near Colorado Cottages, there are some hard facts our owners may want to consider:
There will be many new distractions, such as new and exciting scents, interesting sounds, and very wide open spaces that could cause us to behave differently, so we need to keep our owners on a leash at all times.
If we run loose, we may ignore our owners calls and their pleas for us to return. If we are caught chasing wildlife (all wildlife in the area is protected), we will probably be shot on sight (Yikes!), if we are caught by the wildlife officer! Plus, our owners will be subject to a $1,500 fine!
Again, if we are truly full-fledged members of our family, deserving of frequent flier miles, then our owners will have thought out these issues and concerns before hand. Then we can all have a wonderful vacation together, and can fully enjoy all that this wonderful corner of the Rockies has to offer.
Group Reunions & Weddings
Groups Welcome: Club. Reunion. Weddings. Elopements. Youth group with adult leaders. Retreat.
Group Meeting Area: Outdoor area.
Central Area for OPEN Campfires: Yes. (If no local fire bans are active.)
Maximum # of Day-Use Guests in Outdoor Open Picnic Area: 30
Maximum # of Lodging Guests with a Group: 33