Yes, half the amount of your stay rounded down to the nearest hundred. Example: Cabin is $1290, deposit is $600. Deposits are due within 7 business days of making the reservation and can be made by check (made out to Campfire Bay Resort) or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover).
What if I need to cancel?
If we are able to rebook the vacancy created by your cancellation, which we’ll make every effort to do, you’ll get your deposit back minus a cancellation fee of $75. If we cannot rebook the vacancy, regardless of when you cancel, you will not receive your deposit back.
If you are concerned about losing your deposit due to a cancellation, we suggest getting trip insurance. One option is Travel Guard which is what Brian and Heather Sams (owners) use when they take trips.
Yes, 3 nights from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day and 2 nights the rest of the year.
What are your check-in/check-out times?
From Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day our weeks run Saturday to Saturday and check-in is after 3pm and check-out is 9am any day. However, if there is no one checking into your cabin or out of your cabin on the day you arrive or depart, then check-in/check-out can be negotiable. Call or email to inquire. Otherwise, please respect our check-in/check-out times so that we can properly prepare your cabin and the resort grounds. In the off-season, our check-in time is after 3pm and check-out is by 11am. See the crafting page for “winter” times.
Are pets allowed?
Sorry, but no. We can recommend two nice nearby boarding facilities if you want your pet out on the lake with you during the day, however.
Is bedding, silverware, flatwear provided?
We provide all bedding, toilet paper, all kitchen ware (pots, pans, dishes, silverware, utensils, salt and pepper, matches, garbage bags, dish soap, coffee filters, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, charcoal grill, and we have less-utilized items available to borrow (like blenders, coffee grinders, skillet etc). We do not provide towels, washcloths, napkins, or paper towels. If you forget something, however, check with us before going out and buying it, we may have it to borrow, rent, or purchase.
Is there a charge for extra people in a cabin?
Yes, extra people of any age over the base rate for a cabin are charged only $25/night or $125/wk spring, summer, fall. For example: Willow, Tamarack, and Poplar have a rate that’s based on 8 people. If you put 16 people in one of these cabins, you will be charged for 8 extra people (in this case, $200/day or $1000/week extra).
What about day guests?
All guests must register in the office regardless of length of stay. Visitors who come just to say “hi” and stay for an hour or less and are not using our facilities are free. More than an hour to half day are $5/person over the base rate of your cabin, over half a day is $10/person. If they choose to stay overnight in your cabin with you, they pay the extra person nightly charge of $25/person (again, only if it exceeds the base rate of that cabin).
Do you sell fishing licenses and bait? What about groceries? Laundry facilities?
No, we don’t sell licenses, bait or groceries, but two stores within 1/3 mile from the resort do. There are two small town grocery stores about 10 minutes of here and larger supermarkets half an hour away. We have a coin-op laundry room here in our lodge for your convenience.
Do you have a boat launch at your resort and is there a charge to dock my boat?
Yes, we have a launch, but the wide, paved public access is just 2 driveways down from our resort entrance and most prefer to use it. There is no charge to dock your boat at a dock close to your cabin. Lots of tires keep your watercraft from getting the dreaded “dock rash”, but we have some special bow/stern tie systems available to use, as well, if you prefer.
How many boats or cars can each cabin have?
There aren’t any set limits, but our dock system can only accommodate about 2 boats per cabin. As for vehicles right at the cabins, there is room for cabin one to have one, the other beach cabins to have two (including cabins 6-11), Eagle’s Nest can have 2 above and 2 below, and the deluxe four bedroom cabins can each have four. There is parking available in other areas of the resort, if needed.
Do you have camping?
We have a small 14 site seasonal park for seasonal RV renters only across the road from the entrance to the resort (click on Seasonal RV Park in the menu for more information). We also have 2 full hook up spots to the right of the fish house for RV campers who are vacationing with guests staying in our cabins (click on RV campsite on the resort layout map for more details). We are not licensed for tent camping, therefore tents are not allowed anywhere on resort property.
Does a boat come with the cabin?
Yes, any watercraft without a motor is free for guest use–row boats, canoes, kayaks, hydrobikes, and paddleboats. See the boat rental page for motors.