Checkout time is noon.
Guesthouse rules are here.

CAMPGROUND RULES

Booking and Refund Policy
Reservations may be made with the host by phone with an interac etransfer to the email address on the home page of this website. 80% refunds are given for cancellation within fourteen days of the initial reservation (when money is received), and 50% refund for cancellations that are at least seven days in advance of the booking date(s). Although payment by interac etransfer is preferred, we are set up to take credit cards online using Paypal.

Use of property
Pack it in, pack it out. Leave no trace.
Property use is limited to the number of people listed in the initial booking. Guests may not invite visitors to the property without approval of the host in advance. Competitive, commercial or group use requires permission. This listing does not include access to the house or the fenced area. Quiet time is from 11pm to 7am. Please respect the peace and quiet of others. Keep noise to a minimum at all times. Power generators may not be used in the campground. Do not drive over vegetation. ATV use on the property is prohibited. Keep roads clear. Do not empty your holding tank. Always keep the gates and doors closed, so that wildlife does not come in. Please be mindful of all people and things living here. Please respect other guests space and property. Do not damage property or build long term structures. Do not discharge firearms, bows, crossbows or set traps. Keep the grounds clean and natural and return your site to its native condition before leaving. If you move furniture, including lawn furniture, please put it back where you got it. No damaging trees, plants, lawns or playground equipment etc. If you damage something because you were rough with it, you will be responsible for it. If you have an issue with something, please give us the opportunity to rectify it. Please be responsible and courteous to the others staying here and our neighbors.

Pets
All pets must be pre-approved before entering this property and especially before entering any building. Pets are limited to one or two dogs that need to be under control at all times, leashed and never left alone inside. Use of the fenced area for dogs is limited, so confirm in advance if its necessary. Our neighbors on two sides have free run chickens. If they see your dog going after their chickens they have a right to shoot. Do not let pets on furniture without full covers and never on beds. You are responsible for any damage they cause and for picking up after them. There is a shovel beside the designated compost bin for dog poops near the community bulding. Never let an animal jump up on any furniture, nor be left alone when you are out. Do not use our blankets as beds for your animals, nor our towels to dry them off. Do not use our dishes or pots to feed or water them. Do not let an animal dig holes outside. Do not allow dogs to bark or howl for periods of time where this will disturb others. Do not let your dogs wander off to do their business or chase other animals or wildlife.

WIFI and phone
The WIFI code is available on site. There is limited bandwidth so please limit your use, and no large file sharing, streaming, online gaming or “parking” on it for hours at a time. There is a landline in the main house. Please get permission to use it before entering the house. If you are making a local call, it is 50¢ (exchanges 226, or 352 or to Nelson or Castelgar). If you are making a long distance call, you will need a calling card. Telus cards work the best. You can purchase these at the Winlaw or Slocan Park gas stations or post offices. Please note that if you use the 411 or *69 services, charges will apply.

Smoking, Fires and Storms
Smoking is allowed outside only. All buildings on this property are smoke and incense free. If you smoke outside, close doors and windows, so the smoke doesn't come back in! Consider your neighbors and future guests. Some people are very allergic. Please use the ashtray in the shelter, and dispose of butts in the tin cans provided in the shelter. Extinguish all smoking material in a safe manner, and do not throw butts on the ground. In times of high fire hazard, please be very careful with sparks, and we will appreciate it if you don't smoke at all near the forested areas. If there is a fire ban on, no fires allowed. We are on a well, so if the power goes out, the water shuts off. If there is an electrical storm, unplug all electrical appliances (computers, TV, lights, etc.) to prevent damage from a surge when the power comes back on.

Community Building and shared kitchen
The communicty building and kitchen are for everyone's use. Always have an adult present when small children are in there. If you want exclusive use, please book it and there will be a charge, depending on the number of guests and length of time. Reasonable use of kitchen supplies and appliances is okay as long as they are cleaned. Clean dishes immediately after use and place them in the rack to dry. Please recognize that we are on a septic system and be mindful of what goes down the sink. Do not put toxic substances down the sink. Use the garbage or compost for any solid wastes (see below). Leave the community building, kitchen and common areas clean. Reasonable use of the outdoor shower is free for guests. Do not use towels to mop things up off the floor, or wash your car etc. When you need fresh towels, let us know. We are trying to be as green as possible, so please hang your towels up to dry and reuse them more than once.

Woodstove

  • There is a fire extinguisherhanging on the wall of the community building.

  • To avoid a fire, never leave the wood stove unattended with the door open.

  • Note where the damper is on the woodstove. Open the damper to light as it brings in the most oxygen. Close it after about 10 minutes to slow burn the wood. When there are already a couple of inches of hot coals inside the stove, do not cram it full of wood and leave the damper open. The stove will get too hot. If you feel the need to add wood onto hot coals, just add one piece of wood at a time, and remember to close the damper.

  • When the woodstove is hot, cook on it to save electricity, and keep a pot or kettle on it filled with water for ready use.

  • To avoid a fire, hang clothes at least 2 feet away from the woodstove. Hang clothes to dry as much as possible.

  • Use the iron poker to remove the firestone blocking the hole to the ashbox. Ask the host to demostrate.

Food and Compost
Be Bear Aware - All food must be kept in cars, in the community building or cached up a tree with rope. Leave compost materials (fruit and vegetable waste, coffee grounds and filter, egg shells, pits, etc.) in the bowl in the fridge that is in the community building. Do not put labels or plastic in the compost (minimum fine $1 million).

Garbage and Recycling
As much as possible, if you pack it in, please pack it out. Garbage (not compost or recyclables) may be disposed of in the large garbage can in the community building. Throw recyclables (paper, cans, bottles, cardboard, clean plastic with the triangle on it) into the blue receptacle in the community building.

Dry Toilets
There are two dry (composting) toilet buildings with bucket toilets. Cover the excreta in the bucket with the sawdust provided after every use. Do not put anything in the bucket except excreta, urine, toilet paper and sawdust. If the bucket gets full, replace it with an empty one provided.

Power
Please remember to turn off any lights or appliances that are not being used. Please be energy conscious. Thanks! If there is an electrical storm, unplug all electrical appliances (computers, TV, lights, etc.) to prevent damage from a surge when the power comes back on. We are on a well, so if the power goes out, the pump stops working. Do not use water during a power outage, or the pump switch will need to be reset before the water will come back on.

Safety

The nearest phone is in the main house and may be used for emergencies

There is a fire extinguisher in the community building.

Emergency services - Dial 911

Report a Fire - Dial 1-800-663-5555

Kootenay Lake Hospital is open 24 hours a day at 250-352-3111
3 View Street, Nelson BC V1L2V1

Slocan Valley Medical Clinic, 250-226-7111, 3120 Slocan Park Road, Slocan Park, V9G2E0