It is your responsibility to take care of your kids, pets, personal belonging and health. This is a natural setup with river, pond, paved and unpaved trails, forest with stones, rocks, broken branches and pieces of tree trunks, and dark at night so have flashlights for your night time.
We recommend hiking during day light, and with safe shoes, cane, and care. Unsupervised kids under 20 or unsupervised off leash pets are not welcome here. We don't recommend this place for babies under 2 years old.
Driving in snow requires some skills and tools, be equipped with both (i.e. snow tires or chains, small shovel, CAA membership). Roads inside the property will be treated by a tractor but as the roads are gravel road they can not be totally cleared from snow during winter and we do not use salt for green reasons. So be prepared for driving and use winter boots or ice tracks for walking, have snow shoes for hiking.
Tipis surrounding must be open for ventilation purposes we will shovel the snow around tipis before your arrival but during your stay especially if it is snowing, if it gets smokey inside there will be a shovel at the utility building that you can use to make sure around the skirt of tipi is snow free for better ventilation.
There will be some black flies or mosquitoes and other insects in their season all around the countryside. Have proper clothing, and insect replant sprays / lotion with you.
Common cases; comfortable clothing suitable for weather, long sleeves, pants, comfortable shoes, bathing suit, plastic slippers for shower or spa, volley balls, basketballs, badminton rackets, Frisbee, yoga mat, match box, fire starter, external cellphone battery pack, insect replant spray, reusable water bottle (water in the utility building is drinkable and nice).
Pet's are allowed you need to arrange and pay for them and clean after them. You can have day time visitors please arrange and pay the visitor fee $40 per person.
Its your responsibility to check the weather of Markdale, Ontario before planning your trip.
The sauna and hot tub are wood stove heated, the stove handles become hot and you need to open them using provided BBQ tongue. Indoor and outdoor fire pits need fire making skills and experience. Do not use gas or oil or any fuel to start the fire especially inside the tipis! If you are wearing synthetic material clothing do not get close to open fire. Make sure that the net dome is closed when you have the fire on in your tipi, and do not leave your tipi with the fire on for more than 10 minutes.
If there is an accident during hiking, playing or your games we are not liable for such circumstances, so be mindful of your activities, only you will be responsible.
When you purchase and consume our handmade, home made products you agree that we are not liable or responsible for how and in what condition you keep, preserve, or consume the products and any possible allergic reaction.
We prepare and forage them properly and in hygienic condition but each consumer is responsible to know their own allergy or food reaction characteristic.
We are taking extra care to disinfect all spaces due to COVID-19, anti bacterial soaps, hand sanitizer gel, and antibacterial sprays available in the bathrooms or utility building. This is a critical time and we all need to feel responsible for others, so we encourage everyone to clean after yourself for the well being of others and yourself.
Security deposit is used for incidentals, damages, and penalties so please read our manual carefully and respect our rules if you plan to visit us. If guests cancel within 48 hours of booking, they can get a full refund (if paid by credit card full amount minus the credit card transaction fee which is 3%) as long as the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before check-in. After that, guests can get a 50% refund on the nightly rate for all nights as long as they cancel 7 days before check-in. In case after your booking and receiving a confirmation, you decide to change your date to a later date, we consider your original date for any refund. If we have availability for the new requested date, we allow your change based on above mentioned refund policy without any penalty and only once if the requested date doesn’t exceed 90 dates from the original date.