Our Rental Policies

Availability & Reservations

A deposit of the first night’s rate is required for a reservation. We accept VISA, MC, AMEX, and Discover.

CANCELLATIONS

  • If canceled more than 14 days prior to arrival date, we will refund your deposit less a cancellation fee of $40 per Cottage or your deposit may be retained on your account for a future stay, no cancellation fee.
  • If canceled within 14 days of arrival date, the deposit is non-refundable, but may be retained on your account for a future stay.
  • If you shorten your reserved stay, you are still responsible for the unused portion of your reservation.
  • “No-shows” will be responsible for payment in full of the entire reservation.

APPLE FEST CANCELLATIONS: Entire reservation must be paid in full by August 31st and is non-refundable for cancellations thereafter. Please mark your calendar and plan accordingly. For cancellations made prior to the August 31st deadline, the initial reservation deposit may be refunded less the $40 cancellation fee per Cottage or your deposit may be retained on your account for a future stay, no cancellation fee. Apple Fest reservations require a minimum stay of 3 nights that must include Friday & Saturday of Apple Fest Weekend. Apple Fest is a huge annual Bayfield event. Therefore, reservations have a specific and strict Cancellation Policy.

Two-night minimum stays are required: 

  • Weekends from Memorial Day weekend through October (must include Fri or Sat)
  • Weekdays (Sun – Thurs) from June 6 – Sept 2, 2021
  • Cottage 14 Weekends year-round (to include Fri or Sat)
  • New Year’s holiday
  • Book Across the Bay weekend
  • Ice Caves when open/accessible* (*High-season rates will apply)

Three-night minimum stays are required:

  • 4th of July holiday (must include Fri and Sat)
  • Labor Day weekend (must include Fri and Sat)
  • Apple Festival (must include Fri and Sat)

One-night stays may be reserved as allowed by the online booking system. The system will accept when there is a 1-night gap between other reservations already made. You will find open opportunities by viewing our online Availability calendar. For a one-night stay, the entire balance will be processed for your reservation.

BALANCE IS DUE AT CHECK-IN by credit card or cash only — No checks accepted. If paying in cash, guest will be required to present a current, valid credit card upon check-in. 

CHECK-IN ~ 4:00 PM  No exceptions between Memorial Day or Labor Day. Please plan your arrival accordingly.

CHECK-OUT ~ NO LATER THAN 10:00 AM Check-outs after 10:00 am will be charged a minimum of $25 for each 1/2 hour increment. Please plan accordingly. 

For groups reserving 8 or more cottages, check-out ~ no later than 9:00 am.

LATE ARRIVAL, AFTER 7:00 pm: At the Office door, you will find an envelope labeled with your name and Cottage #. Enclosed you will find all information needed for your after-hours arrival.

OCCUPANCY There is a $40/night charge for an additional guest as allowed per Cottage occupancies.

Occupancy limits include children and cannot be exceeded for any reason other than an infant (not yet walking). Exceeding the maximum specified occupancy violates health and fire codes, and will result in termination of your reservation without refund.

Bedding for pull-out sleepers (or daybed in #2) is available only upon request. You must request at time of reservation or ahead of arrival date, and a one-time charge of $5+tax will be added. If requested upon/after arrival, charge is $10+tax. NOTE: There are no add’l sleepers available in Cottages 3,4,5,14.

NO PETS permitted on property or inside Cottages. A cleaning fee up to $500.00 will be charged along with termination of rental with no refund.

NO SMOKING/VAPING inside Cottages A cleaning fee up to $500.00 will be charged if there is evidence of smoking/vaping inside Cottages.

NO COOKING inside Cottages 3,4,5,14 except microwave. We offer Cottages with kitchens if you prefer the convenience of home-cooking during your stay.

NO CHILDREN ALLOWED IN COTTAGES 3,4,5,14 (with exception of an infant (not yet walking).

NO TENTS or additional sleeping facilities are permitted on property.

NO OVERNIGHT VISITORS without prior approval.

ALL TOWELS, BLANKETS, & BEDDING MUST REMAIN INSIDE COTTAGE ~ Do NOT use for cleaning, or beaches, or fire pits! 

DAMAGES & CLEANING Any damages incurred, items missing, or **excessive cleaning required after check-out will be charged to your final bill.  Each kitchen/kitchenette is equipped appropriately for its Cottage. DO NOT MIX dishes/utensils with other cottages as additional **excessive cleaning charges will apply. Charges will be added to your final bill for unreported damages to the cottage, towels, bedding, furniture, property, items missing, or excessive cleaning required. This includes, but is not limited to, dirty dishes left for us to wash (if dishwasher is provided), displaced dishes/furnishings (If you move dishes or furniture, put them back where they belong!), confetti/glitter (yes, glitter!), trash & cigarette butts that have been littered on our grounds.

We are not responsible for items lost or left behind but we will always do our best to recover and return items at guest’s expense (min $15).

ASSIGNMENT We reserve the right to re-assign accommodations of the same-size Cottage or larger with the same basic amenities or upgrade without notice at no additional charge.

ACCEPTANCE We reserve the right to change the Policies at any time.

By making a reservation, you accept and acknowledge the current Policies of Woodside Cottages of Bayfield.