FAQs

How safe is your resort?

As safe as it can be! 

We here at Campfire Bay want your stay to be worry-free.  While we can’t control your feelings, we can do our best to create a safe and relaxing place to stay.  We wanted to let you know here all that we do to ensure your physical safety.

We are located on a low-traffic lake in a quiet rural area so we are as safe as one can be from unwanted visitors of all types, whether seen or unseen.  Our resort has a long lane entrance that is not lit up at night.  This deters any outsiders from entering.  We have a large loop inside the resort that makes for a relatively safe place for kids to ride their bikes and folks to run or walk, as well.

The resort also sets itself up to allow for social distancing.  Families and friends can rent a cabin separate from other cabins, large family cabins can be divided inside for those who haven’t been in contact with each other to stay on different floors, and the exterior areas are large to allow a cabins’ occupants to sit at a campfire or picnic table and socially distance from their neighbor.  Our waterfront is big enough that even on the busiest of days folks can socially distance and still enjoy the beach.  We disinfect rental boats between guests and provide disinfectant for you to use on our free water toys if you so choose.  Of course, being on a boat on the lake is social distancing at its best!  Our island cabin (separate website, call for details) and our Eagle’s Nest cabin are especially more distanced from others and have their own private fire pits and docks.

If needed in the time of unseen visitors, i.e. illnesses, we have sign up times for the gameroom, the rec center, and activity room and disinfect between guest uses. We disinfect cabins with ozone gas, in addition to cleaners, between guests as well.  We disinfect areas that have lots of contact with people by closing that area to people temporarily mid day and nightly and deploy ozone gas.  There are more than 17 scientific studies that show ozone gas is able to destroy the SARS coronavirus. In case you haven’t learned about ozone, ozone is a naturally occurring gas created from oxygen atoms. The oxygen molecule is made up of 2 oxygen atoms. These oxygen molecules are broken into atoms by the corona discharge during lightning storms or by UV light from the Sun. Single oxygen atoms cannot exist alone without regrouping back into diatomic oxygen molecules. During this recombination stage, some atoms will regroup into loosely bonded tri-atomic oxygen. This new molecule is called Ozone or O3. Ozone generators are able to make ozone from normal air and are normally used as room disinfectants. The antipathogenic effects of ozone have been substantiated for several decades. Its killing action upon bacteria, viruses, fungi, and in many species of protozoa, serve as the basis for its increasing use in disinfecting municipal water supplies in cities worldwide as well!  We believe using ozone is more thorough and safer than overuse of bleach or quaternary disinfectants. We use EPA approved disinfectants, the least caustic and most natural possible, on surfaces when ozone is not an option.  Linens, dishes, etc in cabins are also disinfected between guests.

To allow more physical distancing in the lodge, we have ice cream and coffee pick-up areas separated by over 10 ft and can also deliver to people outside.  High risk folks can call us to help them out with anything at the resort or come in at 8-9am after the lodge has been ozoned overnight, to talk with us in person, grab a coffee, or make a purchase in the store.  Many of our organized activities happen in our gathering room which can be divided into work pods that allow over 6 ft distance between guests and we have several sessions with less people at each session, usually just one family, to ensure physical distance.  Masks and gloves are worn as needed.

While nature can not be controlled and there are rocks, roots, animals, insects, plants and more that can potentially harm a person, we do what we can to make your surroundings safe. We are always self-educating in this area of safety and welcome new ideas.  We hope that the information we’ve provided here will help you feel more relaxed and at home in your “home away from home” here at Campfire Bay Resort.

Do you need a deposit to hold my reservation? 

Yes

Half the amount of your stay rounded down to the nearest $50 if by check, exactly half if by credit card online. 

Example:  Cabin is $1290, deposit is $600.  Deposits from reservations made via phone 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, American Express). Reservations made online can only be done with credit card and your deposit will be taken immediately.

What if I need to cancel?

Regular bookings:

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. 

Weddings:

In the event that you cancel a scheduled wedding, you should let us know as soon as possible. If you let the office know more than 6 months in advance, you will be responsible for $200. If you cannot let the office know more than 6 months in advance, you will be responsible for 50% of the total wedding cost.

If you are planning a wedding, then an option for wedding insurance is protectmywedding.com 

Do you have a minimum stay?

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?

No

We can recommend two nice nearby boarding facilities if you want your pet out on the lake with you during the day.  Another option is to check out Sams Island Cabin ( https://samsislandcabin.com/ ), a 2br cabin on a 1 acre island out in front of the resort also owned by the owners of CBR.  Pets are allowed there and dogs love the freedom to have an island to themselves!

Is bedding, silverware, flatwear provided?  

We provide

  • all bedding
  • toilet paper
  • all kitchenware
    • pots
    • pans
    • dishes
    • silverware
    • utensils
    • salt and pepper
    • matches
    • garbage bags
    • dish soap
    • coffee filters
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • microwave
    • charcoal grill
  • we have less-utilized items available to borrow
    • blenders
    • coffee grinders
    • skillet

We do not provide

  • towels
  • washcloths
  • napkins
  • 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 1 to have one, the other beach cabins to have two (including Spruce through Juniper), 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 2 full hook up spots to the right of the fish house only for RV campers who are vacationing with guests staying in our cabins (see RV campsite on the resort layout map for location).  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. Due to their lack of use, we do not keep row boats on the water unless requested before you arrive. 

Do you have wireless internet? 

Yes! And it’s free! 

31504 Azure Rd, Cushing, MN 56443

218-575-2432

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