How to Review Rates and Reserve Dates:
Click Cabin Pictures or Book it Now links to review rates. Continue with your booking, using credit card or check to reserve your dates.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for special payment arrangements.
To get an exact rate quote click the ‘Book it Now’ link next to the cabin name or picture, enter your dates, number of guests and click the pet option if that applies. The system takes you to our billing company Homeaway and displays the total for your stay. Below the total is a link that reads ‘details’ Click this link to see a complete break down of charges based on the information entered. Need help? Email email@example.com.
Cancellation protections plans offered: You are welcome to purchase vacation insurance protection plans during the check out process here online or purchase directly thru the CSA company 800-349-8218. Guests are encourage to purchase if there are any uncertainties in their stay. Guests can book directly thru our office and avoid service fees and purchase vacation insurance.
Balances are due closer to the check in date. If you need to cancel, you would not pay the balance and only loose the non refundable deposit. Last minute cancellations (after the balance is paid) require you to utilize any vacation protection plans purchased to get a refund. Owners can’t refund for last minute hiccups that happen in everyone’s life. Purchase the vacation insurance (it can be purchased no matter if you book online or directly with our company) if you want that added protection. CSA phone number is 800-349-8218.
(once your balance is paid you will receive detailed directions to each cabin
using your cars odometer as well as your assigned key code)
Elk River Cabin
502 Poga Rd
Butler, Tennessee 37640
GUEST RENTAL POLICY
Please read this document carefully, it contains details you need to know about your cabin rental.
Check-in times vary according to season but range between 2 – 4 pm. Please be courteous of our check-in time. An early arrival to the Watauga Lake area is great but please do not go to the cabin until check-in time. Our cleaning staff needs to get in and out as quickly as possible and the only way this can be done is if we stay out of their way. A car in the driveway may deter the cleaners from approaching cabin and delay your cabin from being cleaned. If you’d like an earlier check in please email with your request and we will accommodate you if at all possible.
Late arrivals: You are welcome to arrive as late as you might need to and go directly to your cabin. If a late arrival is expected you may want to carry a flash light with you – very hard to find in just the moonlight. Most, but not all cabins have a motion light that will come on.
Check out times vary according to season but range between 10 – 11 am. You can expect housekeeping to arrive on time. Charges will apply if check out times aren’t followed. You may request an early check in or a late check out. Email 48 hours in advance with your request and if other guests are not scheduled then we are happy to accommodate – There may be an extra fee. During the lean winter months this is a possibility however, summer and fall is our high season when we are back to back with guests and may not be possible.
Rental fees: A deposit is required to reserve dates. We offer convenient payment plans. Options can be discussed at the time of reservation.
Liability: *see Release & Waiver of Liability at end of this agreement that must be signed and dated. The owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. We also are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guest are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
Refunds/Cancellations: If there are any uncertainties with your stay please purchase a vacation protection plan. We do not refund for any reason. CSA is an insurance carrier that provides this service. Call 800-349-8218 for more information and protect your vacation against the “what if’s”. In some cases guests are permitted to rebook dates for an additional fee.
Security/Damage Deposit: There is a refundable damage deposit for all cabins. This deposit will be refunded in full if there is no damage to the cabin.
Housekeeping: You can expect kitchens to be equipped with typically appliances, coffee makers, can openers, microwave, stove, fridge, washer, dryer, and gas grills. There are starter rolls of toilet paper and paper towels but not unlimited supplies so you are encourage to bring paper products with you. There is a limited amount of dishwashing detergents, laundry detergents, trash bags and hand soap so plan to bring extra if you plan on cooking and washing. Salt, pepper, spices, coffee filters are typically found but not guaranteed. You are welcome to call your individual housekeeper and talk directly with her about the cabin supplies should you need more details.
Hot Tubs: Please remember there are certain health risks that are associated with using a Hot Tub. Our housekeepers drain, sanitize, refill and replenish chemicals in all tubs prior to your arrival; therefore, it may not be warm till later that evening. Hot Tub covers are for insulation purposes and are not designed to support a person or persons. DO NOT STAND ON THE HOT TUB COVERS, they will break and you may be charged for replacement. Remember when not using the Hot Tub, leave the cover on so the Hot Tub will stay warm and debris will stay out. Please shower before using the Hot Tub as body lotions/etc. mixed with the Hot Tub chemicals can cause a rash on your skin. Also shower after using the Hot Tub. Baby’s in diapers are not allowed in hot tubs. No children under the age of 12 are allowed in the Hot Tub or Jacuzzi. Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Use of hot tub carries risk that may result in serious injury or death, and unsupervised use by children is prohibited. Elderly persons, expecting mothers, infants and anyone subject to heart disease, diabetes, low or high blood pressure, strokes, epilepsy or similar afflictions should not enter a spa alone and without consulting their physician. Never use a spa while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you are taking medication of any kind, or being treated for any illness, consult your physician prior to use of spa. Spa should be kept at a temperature less than 104˚ for personal safety.
Smoking permitted outside only. Ashtrays can be found on decks. We are in close proximity to National Forest so please don’t throw cigarettes outside on the grounds or damage deposit will be forfeited.
Road Conditions: Mountain roads can be curvy and steep. Gravel drives are well maintained, however, we highly recommend four wheel drive and/or chains during the snow months. We do not refund due to road conditions or inclement weather.
Grill Safety and Fire Pit: Grills are prohibited from being moved. The grill is hooked up to a dedicated gas line therefore, moving the grill is a serious danger. Cabins are all wood structures surrounded by trees. Be cautious when operating the grill and the fire pit. Outside fires MUST be in the fire pit provided and tended to at all times. Also be aware of wind conditions while using the Fire Pit. Do not build a fire in windy conditions.
Conduct: Code of conduct rules must be followed by all guests. Inappropriate conduct or behavior includes and not limited to: violence, verbal or physical abuse, violating any part of this said agreement, act or acts that threaten the safety of others, annoyance to others, and unauthorized animals. Guests will be asked to leave the premises if the owner determines guests behavior is inappropriate or unacceptable.
RELEASE & WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
IN CONSIDERATION for being permitted to enter premises and property for vacation rental or any other purpose, the undersigned, for himself/herself, his/her personal representatives, guests, children, heirs, and next of kin, acknowledges, agrees, and represents that he/she has or will immediately upon entering, and will continuously thereafter, thoroughly inspect such areas and his/her continued presence constitutes an acknowledgment that he/she has inspected house, deck and entire property and he/she finds and accepts such areas as being safe and reasonably suited for the purposes of his/her use, and he/she further agrees and warrants that if, at any time, he/she feels anything to be unsafe, he/she and all guests will immediately leave the area and advise appropriate persons.
THE UNDERSIGNED hereby RELEASES, WAIVES, DISCHARGES AND COVENANTS NOT TO SUE Ken or Allison Curtis personally and as company or corporate representatives, their members, managers, operators, officials, officers, directors, employees, owners and lessees of the premises, all for the purposes herein referred to as “releasees”, from all liability to the undersigned, guests, representatives, assigns, heirs and next of kin for any and all loss or damage, and any claim or demand thereof on account of INJURY to the person(s) or property or resulting in DEATH of the undersigned or guests, whether caused by negligence of the releasees or otherwise while in or upon the area.
THE UNDERSIGNED hereby AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND SAVE AND HOLD HARMLESS the releasees and each of them from any loss, liability, damage, or cost they may occur due to their presence in or upon the area and whether caused by the negligence of the releasees or otherwise.
WARNING: Use of canoe, hot tub, and/or fireplace carries risk that may result in serious injury or death, and unsupervised use by children is prohibited. All persons must wear life vests when in or around the lake. Elderly persons, pregnant ladies, infants and anyone subject to heart disease, diabetes, low or high blood pressure, strokes, epilepsy or similar afflictions should not enter a spa alone and without consulting their physician. Never use a spa or canoe while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you are taking medication of any kind, or being treated for any illness, consult your physician prior to use of spa. Spa should be kept at a temperature less than 104˚ for personal safety. Spa is built flush with deck, DO NOT WALK ON SPA COVER or it will collapse. Supervise children at all times to decrease risk of injury or drowning. Before anyone uses hot tub, the undersigned agrees to test safety of water by checking temperature and chemistry, test kit is provided under outdoor grill. If bromine or pH level are not within an acceptable range, directions and chemicals are also under grill. Spa must be shocked frequently to prevent bacterial growth and possibility of contracting communicable skin disorders, and bathers should shower immediately after use. It is the renter’s responsibility to check chemical levels.
THE UNDERSIGNED hereby ASSUMES FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR RISK OF BODILY INJURY, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE due to the negligence of the releasees or otherwise while in or upon area.
THE UNDERSIGNED hereby certifies that he/she and guests (they) have adequate insurance to cover any injury, illness or damage that may be caused or suffered while in or upon area, or else agrees to bear the costs of such damage or injury. The undersigned further that he/she/they have no medical conditions which would interfere with use of hot tub, swimming, canoeing, hiking, rock climbing, climbing stairs, etc. or else assume and bear the costs of all risks that may be created, directly or indirectly, by any such condition and expressly acknowledges such physical activities are dangerous and involve the risk of serious injury and/or death and/or property damage. The undersigned further expressly agrees that the foregoing release, waiver and indemnity agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by law and that if any provision is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.
Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or related to this Agreement or the interpretation of this Agreement shall be settled by arbitration in accordance to the rules of the American Arbitration Association, except to the extent modified below. The place of arbitration shall be York County, SC.
THE UNDERSIGNED HAS READ, UNDERSTANDS THE RISKS, AND VOLUNTARILY SIGNS THE RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILTY AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT, and further agrees that no oral representations, statements, or inducements apart from the foregoing written agreement have been made.
Also, stating that you have reviewed and agree to the terms and policies stated on the Rates/Reservations page at alakecabin4u.com. 45 days prior to your arrival balances are due and there are no refunds. If there are any uncertainties please purchase one of the vacation protection plans offered by the billing company vacation rents/Homeaway.com. Options are offered to purchase protection plans when reserving. No refunds for holidays or Race dates.
Bugs and pests:
The cabins are up adjacent the Cherokee National Forest although we perform regular pest control on the cabins we cannot guarantee it to be pest free of all bugs and animal and pests. We cannot compensate for the presence of pests, insects and animals. We also ask that all guests respect nature that you Do Not feed wildlife.
Recommend four wheel drive in Winter/snow months.
We do not refund due to weather conditions.
Code of conduct rules must be followed by all guests:
In appropriate conduct /behavior includes and not limited to violence, verbal or physical abuse, violating all part of this said agreement, act or acts that threaten the safety to others, loud music, repetitive noise that disturbs others, annoying to others or unauthorized services, programs or gatherings. Guests will be asked to leave and no refunds. By checking this box, part of this ebill, you are agreeing with the terms and conditions of this agreement as if you signed the agreement itself.
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