Lodging Policies and Rules

Blind Squirrel Brewery Lodging Policies & Rules

IMPORTANT TERMS

Deposit amount is equal to the cost of your first night’s stay for two night stays. For 3 night to one week stays, the deposit amount is equal to 30% of your total reservation. Stays longer than one week will require a 30% prepaid deposit. This will be held until the time of your arrival. If taking advantage of promotional lodging offers there is a 50% non-refundable deposit due at the time of reservation. Additional stipulations may apply to these packages and details will be included with the promotional package.

All cancelled reservations are subject to a $10 processing fee. Lodging reservations may be cancelled with no additional penalty to the guest up to two weeks prior to your stay. Cancellations occurring 7-13 days prior to arrival will be charged ½ deposit. Cancellations within one week forfeit entire deposit. If your reservation slot can be filled, there will be no charge incurred. For groups renting 5 or more rooms there is a non-refundable one night deposit that will be paid at the time of Reservation. There is a 24 hour grace period for group lodging from the time of making your reservation to make changes or to cancel without cancellation penalties. Variations in cancellation policy can occur if guest takes advantage of one of our discounted packages available through our newsletter. In this case, please default to cancellation policies set forth in the newsletter.  Accepted payment forms include cash, travelers check, money order, & credit card. A 2% finance charge will apply to any payment made by credit card. You must be 21 years of age or older to book a stay with us.

Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Please refrain from any loud activities or noises. If a neighboring guest is disturbing you, please bring it to the attention of the on-site manager. Public intoxication is not permitted. Please enjoy alcoholic beverages in moderation and help us maintain a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Illegal substances and contraband are prohibited from our premises. No fighting or aggressive behavior will be permitted.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT

Parking is available on-site. Each rental will include parking for one vehicle unless otherwise specified. Extra parking may be arranged in advance for a nominal fee.

Check-in is after 3:00pm and before 9:00pm. Camping guests are not permitted to check in past 9:00pm. Late check-in for guests in rooms and cabins is available but must be arranged 24 hours in advance, and is only available through 11:00pm. There will be a $15 fee incurred per hour past 9:00pm for late check-in.  Blind Squirrel Brewery reserves the right to collect full price for lodging that is un-used due to missing your check-in time frame. Blind Squirrel Brewery will not be held responsible for external fees incurred.

Check out is before 11:00am. Late check out must be arranged in advance. There will be a $20 pro-rated fee incurred for each hour after 11:00am for tardy checkouts.

As a guest at the Blind Squirrel Brewery, Ziplines, & Farm Retreat, we ask that you please follow certain rules to help ensure everyone has a great time and remains safe. Visitors found in violation of rules may face removal from these facilities, and the possibility of legal action.

Due to the variety of unique activities found at the Farm Retreat, and the nature of these activities, we require all guests entering the property to sign a release form. If you do not sign a release form it is considered trespassing.

Under no circumstances should anyone enter onto any part of our high ropes, zipline, or climbing tower structures without being led on an excursion by our professionally trained staff! Parents, please keep an eye on your children and instruct them to stay away from said structures!!

A single campsite may be used by up to 4 persons (6 if immediate family) and only 1 vehicles. Additional vehicles beyond one incur additional fees and must be approved prior to arrival.

Only registered overnight guests are permitted after 10 p.m. If you plan on having visitors they are required to register with campground host and sign release form. A $5/fee will apply. Guest not staying overnight must leave the property by 10pm.

Check out is at 11:00am but many times late checkout is normally allowed for campsites if the site is not required for incoming guests.

Quiet hours are from 10pm to 7am. Turn music down very low or off and refrain from any loud activities or noises. If a neighbor camper is disturbing you, please bring it to the attention of the on-site manager. Generators (if in primitive area) may be used for a total of no more than 3 hours between 10:00am and 5:00pm

Use of fireworks or other explosives is prohibited within campground and other recreation areas. 
Firing a gun is not permitted under any circumstances.

Public intoxication is not permitted. Please enjoy alcoholic beverages in moderation and keep beverages in a non-descript plastic cup or other non-breakable container. Please do not bring any illegal substances or contraband onto our premises.

KEEP SITES CLEAN

Keep your site clean of all trash. Keep garbage, litter and foreign substances out of our streams and ponds.

Throw all trash in appropriate cans and recycle bins provided. Please alert the campground manager if there is trash that needs immediate attention or any other pertinent sanitation issues.

Water is for personal use only. Washing cars, boats or RVs is prohibited. Exceptions will be made for seasonal campers with approval of Farm Retreat Manager.Do not wash food, clothing, dishes or personal items, or clean fish in restrooms or at water hydrants. Use water faucets for drawing water only. Please use central cleaning area to wash dishes or cleaning fish.

Use toilets properly. Do not throw garbage, litter, fish cleanings, or other foreign substances in toilets and plumbing fixtures.  We are rural and on septic systems that cannot handle foreign matter or feminine products.

CAMPFIRE SAFETY

Obey restrictions on fires. Fires may be limited or prohibited at certain times.

Build fires only in fire rings provided for that purpose. Firewood must be small enough to fit inside the fire ring.

Do not put cans, bottles, plastic, or food waste in fire ring.

Do not start campfires with gasoline or camping fuel. Keep flammable materials away from campfires.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR KEEPING FIRES UNDER CONTROL.

Be sure your fire is completely extinguished before leaving your site or going to sleep at night.

Operation of Vehicles

Obey all traffic signs and please adhere to speed limit of 5 mph

When operating vehicles of any kind, do not damage the land or vegetation and please stay on appropriate roads and paths.

Within campgrounds and other recreation sites, use cars, motorbikes, motorcycles, or other motor vehicles (golf carts excluded) only for entering or leaving. Park only in designated parking areas.

Do not block, restrict, or interfere with the use of roads or trails.

Property

Do not carve, chop, cut, or damage any live trees.

Preserve and protect our campground by leaving natural areas the way you found them. Everyone is welcome to play in the creek and with the rocks but please do not take pieces of our property home with you.

Buildings, structures, or enclosed areas in the campground may be entered only when expressly opened to the public.  There are several private residences and work buildings on site, so if you are not sure, it is best not to enter.

Public Behavior

No fighting or boisterous behavior.

Keep noise at a reasonable level.

Audio Devices

Operate any audio device such as a radio or musical instrument, so that it will not disturb other Farm Retreat visitors.

BLIND SQUIRREL BREWERY PET POLICY

When lodging with us, it is unfortunately not an option for your pet to accompany you unless you are planning to camp. When camping or staying in an RV there are no additional fees and we welcome your pet to enjoy the mountains with you. Pets are limited to dogs and cats and both must be kept on a leash or in arms at all times. The Blind Squirrel Brewery, Ziplines, & Farm Retreat reserves the right to remove any pet for improper behavior, including, but not limited to, excessive barking, biting, evidence of disease, or urination or defecation in inappropriate areas.

If you are just visiting the brewery, pets are limited to dogs and must be kept on a leash or in arms at all times. Blind Squirrel Brewery reserves the right to remove any pet for any improper behavior mentioned above.

Blind Squirrel Brewery & Farm Retreat welcomes Service Animals at any time. In this case, the restrictions for your pet to lodge with you do not apply.

Proper cleanup and disposal of pet waste is required. We do not permit leaving your pet tied up outside of our facility for any duration of time and owners are required to stay within 10ft of their pet.

Pet owners are responsible for any damage to the property of Blind Squirrel Brewery as well as damages to the property of any other patrons.

NOTE: UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES DO WE ALLOW ANY VIOLENT BREEDS OF DOGS ON PROPERTY OR ANY DOGS THAT EXHIBIT VIOLENT BEHAVIOR. THIS INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO PIT BULLS, ROTTWEILERS, CHOWS, DOBERMAN PINSCHERS, AND SOME OTHER BREEDS.

THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE BLIND SQUIRREL ZIPLINES & FARM RETREAT YOUR NC MOUNTAIN GETAWAY LOCATION. IF WE CAN HELP IN ANY WAY PLEASE LET US KNOW & WE WILL DO WHAT EVER WE CAN TO ASSIST.

SINCERELY,

“THE BLIND SQUIRREL BREWERY & LODGE FAMILY”