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What are the rates?

How do I make a reservation?

What's your reservation policy?

Are you flexible on reservations requests?

What’s your cancellation policy?

What’s your damage policy?

What's your smoking policy?

Are fireworks, firearms or pets permitted?

Can I bring alcohol on site?

Is there internet access on site?

Is there satellite TV on site?

What’s provided in the Main Lodge and cabins?

What’s your arrival/departure time?

Where’s the nearest airport?

Where’s the closest canoe and kayak rental shop?

Where’s Terrapin Creek Lodge?

Any special issues from being located on a creek?

Can we come see TCL without an appointment?

What is included if we rent the Main Lodge for a One Day Event or Wedding?

What's inside the Main Lodge?

What's outside the Main Lodge?

Can we move the outdoor or indoor furniture or furnishings?

What about the fireplaces & firewood?

What are guests responsible for?

What guest behavior is expected?

 


What are the rates?   
For a schedule of rates, please see our Reservations & Rates page.

How do I make a reservation?
To make a reservation, you can go to our Online Reservation Request Form, contact us by phone at 918.607.6881, contact us by email or download and mail us the Reservation Request Form. Before you seek a reservation, please read the reservation and cancellation policies below.

What’s your reservation policy? 
Guests may rent the Main Lodge only (sleeps 10-12), the Main Lodge and 1-5 cabins (each cabin sleeps 5 for 25 total), or the Entire Property - Main Lodge and all 5 cabins (sleeps 37l).  For overnight lodging, a 2 night minimum stay (3 nights for holidays) is required.  To make a reservation, a 50% deposit is required.  Until receipt of the deposit, the dates requested are available to others for booking.  Payment in full is due 30 days before check-in and if not timely paid in full, the reservation will be cancelled without further notice or a refund of amounts paid..

A Main Lodge reservation is for the Main Lodge only (not the entire property or exclusive use of the property).  Main Lodge with Exclusive Use means the Main Lodge only is being rented with the other facilities on the property (i.e. cabins, bathhouse & backside fireplace) blocked out from rental by others.  One Day Main Lodge Event includes use of the public outdoor and indoor spaces in & around the Main Lodge (not bedrooms, cabins or bathhouse). An Event is 15 or more people.

Are you flexible on reservations requests? 
We will try our best to accommodate your reservation request.  

What’s your cancellation policy? 
Since we are off the beaten path, have numerous requests for use and do not have walk-ins, cancellations affect us greatly.  Therefore, your deposit will be refunded if we receive notice of cancellation at least 45 days prior to your planned arrival date.  After that, we regret a refund is not possible regardless of the reason.  The same policy applies to a no show or early departure.  TCL reserves the right to refund a reservation and deposit with 60 days notice.

What’s your damage, loss and excessive clean-up policy? 
Guests are asked to use care not to damage TCL property.   If damage or loss occurs or if excessive clean-up is required, the persons making the reservation and event hosts will be held responsible, including being responsible for all actions of their guests.  The damage deposit will be returned when housekeeping has completed clean up and found no damage or loss and that excessive clean up was not required.  Any damage, loss or excessive clean-up will be first offset against the damage deposit..

What's your smoking policy? 
We are a non smoking facility.

Are fireworks, firearms or pets permitted? 
No. TCL is a no fireworks, no firearms & no pets or animals of any kind facility. If any of these are brought onto the property by the person responsible for the reservation, their guest OR any anyone else, everone on the property will be immediately asked to leave and any rental amounts and damage deposit paid will be forfeited. Additionally, an excessive clean-up fee will be charged when any pet or animal is brought onto the property.

Can I bring alcohol on site?  
We are located in Cherokee County, which is a “dry” county. Therefore, by law, we are not permitted to sell or serve alcohol. If you prefer beer or wine with your meals, please be sure to bring your own.

Is there internet access on site? 
Yes, the Main Lodge has wireless satellite internet..

Is there satellite TV on site? 
Yes, the Main Lodge has satellite HD TV with DVR.

What’s provided in the Main Lodge and cabins?
 If you rent the Main Lodge, it and its kitchen are fully furnished.  You will need to bring food and personal toiletries.  If renting the cabins, they are sleeping cabins only so you will need to bring a bedroll or bed linens, bath towel, cooking utensils and toiletries.

What’s your arrival/departure time?  
For one day events, check-in and check-out times are flexible and to be determined upon booking.  For overnight lodging, check-in is 3-6 pm and check-out is 10 a.m.  Early check-in or late check-out may be available for an additional fee. 

Where’s the nearest airport?  
The closest international airport is in Birmingham, which is about an hour and 15 minutes drive from us.

Where’s the closest canoe and kayak rental shop? 
Terrapin Outdoor Center (256.447.6666) is only about a mile upstream from us.  They are great people, have been in business a long time and will take care of your canoe and kayak needs.

Where’s Terrapin Creek Lodge?  
 We are centrally located between Birmingham, Huntsville and Rome, Georgia and are less than a 2 hour drive from Atlanta and Chattanooga.  We are just east of Alabama Hwy 9, with the Hwy 9 turnoff being about 7.2 miles north of Piedmont and 8.8 miles south of Centre.  Click here to view our location map. 

Any special issues from being located on a creek?  
 Terrapin Lodge is in a natural setting on the water. Adult guests must carefully supervise children everywhere and at all times, especially when children are near the water or on the swings. TCL assumes no responsibility for accidents or injuries to guests or vehicles.

Can we come see TCL without an appointment?
No.  TCL is private property and has guests year round.  Please be considerate of other guests by only going to the property AFTER scheduling an appointment. AND being accompanied by lodge personnel.  Please do NOT go to the property without an appointment or without being accompanied.  Please inform all participants in your reservation or event that if they need to see the lodge, they  must accompany you at your scheduled appointment time. 

What is included if we rent the Main Lodge for a One Day Event or Wedding?
You can use all public outdoor & indoor spaces in and around the Main Lodge (not the Main Lodge bedrooms, cabins or bath house).  The public spaces in the Main Lodge include the large dining room (seats 20-24), large kitchen with commercial grade refrigerator, freezer and 6 burner gas stove, living room with wood burning fireplace and the decks, patios and grounds adjoining the Main Lodge overlooking the creek.

What’s inside the Main Lodge?
Creekside Dining/Meeting Room  - seats 20-24
Table 1    50“  x   50“      -  seats 4
Table 2    50”  x   72”      -  seats 8-10
Table 3    50”  x 110”      - seats 10-12

Kitchen   
Range - 6 burner gas     
Commercial freezer & refrigerator
Handmade cedar serving table    52” x 52”  
 
Service for 24 (plates, bowls, cups, utensils)
Serving pieces
Cookware & cooking utensils
Coffeemaker, blender, crock pot, mixer
Stainless storage rack, storage cabinets
Icemaker not on site

Living Room w/wood burning fireplace
Complimentary wireless Internet
Complimentary satellite HD TV w/DVR
Complimentary local & national phone calls
Master bedroom suite w/king bed & adjoining bath (with overnight lodging)
Beautiful natural & eco-friendly waterfront environment

What's outside the Main Lodge?
Creekview Front Porch w/Arbor
Creekside Deck  (w/seating) Adjoining Dining Room
Creekview Covered Porte Cohere (w/seating)     24’ x 24’, 
Creekside Lg Handmade Stone Fireplace  & Upper Deck     24’ x 26’
Creekside (2nd) Lg Handmade Stone Fireplace & Lower Deck     24’ x 14”

Outside Seating -  96 Total
Deck Round Tables              8 tables    48“           -  seat 4 each/ 32
Porte Cochere Rect. Tables    2 tables    38” x 70”  -  seat  8 each/ 16
Lawn Picnic Tables               8 tables    34” x 72“  -  seat  6 each/ 48

Can we move the outdoor or indoor furniture or furnishings?
Because of wear and tear and potential for damage or loss, all furniture and furnishings must be maintained in their original locations at check-in.  All (outdoor & indoor) furniture and furnishings may NOT be moved without prior permission.   If any furniture or furnishing is desired to be moved, there must be a request to do so and approval.  When approved, the persons responsible for the reservation and event hosts are responsible for returning anything moved to its original location without damage or loss.   Furnishings include all bedding and linens which are not to be moved from the Main Lodge to the cabins.   Anything moved without permission will fall under the damage, loss & excessive clean-up paragraph above.

What about the fireplaces & firewood?
Fireplaces should be used with care and proper safety procedures.  Children should not be left around a fire unattended by a responsible, supervising adult.  A set up of firewood is provided with Main Lodge rental October- March.  Additional wood can be provided upon request for a fee.  Guests may bring their own firewood.

What are guests responsible for?
Person(s) responsible for a reservation agree they are solely responsible for themselves, their guests and all persons on the property during their stay agree that TCL, its owner and representatives are not responsible or liable in any way for any accident or  injury to any guest or person on the property or for any loss or damage to anyone's  property or belongings.

What guest behavior is expected? 
Violations of law or loud, disruptive or disrespectful behavior is unacceptable and will result in immediate removal of everyone from the property with forfeiture of all amounts paid and deposited.  Any reservation obtained with any false information or under false pretenses will be subject to forfeiture of all amounts paid and deposited and the party will not be permitted to check-in or if already checked-in, will be removed.

 

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