Information To Guests of Carpenter Lake Cabins:
Please take a few moments to read the points listed below. This information will help you to have a safe and enjoyable stay at Carpenter Lake Cabins.
Check-out and check-in: The normal check-out time is 11.00 AM and the check-in time is 3.00 PM.
Water: The water on-tap in your cabin is derived from a well and is treated by filtration and chlorination. The water quality is checked regularly by a laboratory. The water is stored in a large tank on the hill behind the camp and continues to be supplied when the electricity is off.
Electricity: The electricity for lights, refrigeration and other uses is produced by a combination of diesel generators and solar panels. A generator is operated from about 4 PM to 11 PM mainly to provide lighting and refill the water tank. A generator may be operated briefly in the morning to further refill the water tank. It is shut off at other times to save energy and provide quiet time. Solar panels with batteries and inverters provide continuous electricity for communications in the lodge and for refrigeration and a few lights in cabins. Avoid using electric appliances such as toasters and microwaves that consume large amounts of electricity.
Gas: Propane gas is the source of fuel for your cook stove, water-heater and space heater. The cook stove and water-heater have small pilot flames operating when you check in. Your space heater may be turned off in warm weather. Please contact staff if you want heat or would like operating instructions for the appliances. Propane gas has an odor like rotten eggs. If you smell gas, contact us immediately.
Office and Store: Please visit the office located in the lodge if you have any questions. A small store with a limited selection of food, bait and confectionery is located in the lodge. The office and store are normally open from 9 AM to 12 AM and from 1 PM to 9 PM.
Boats and motors: A boat is provided with each cabin on Carpenter Lake and guests have use of our boats on remote lakes. Each boat needs to be equipped with oars, a bailer, a personal floatation device for each occupant and an emergency kit that includes a rope, whistle and flashlight. Boat operators need to have a Boat Operator's Card or to complete a safety checklist. Please contact staff to obtain these items before you embark. You will also need a key and boat plug to use boats on remote lakes. Outboard motors are provided with our fishing special and are available for rent to regular guests.
Sauna: You are welcomed to use the sauna, which is located near Little Bear from 7 PM to 10 PM. Please tell us at least an hour in advance if you want to use the sauna. Staff will operate the wood stove and provide water. No food, drink or glass of any kind is allowed in the sauna. Children must be accompanied by an adult in the sauna.
Campfires: You are welcomed to enjoy a campfire in the designated fire-pit areas near the lakeshore. Campfires are permitted only under calm wind conditions and suitable humidity. Please consult with staff to determine if it is safe to light a fire. Fires must be supervised by an adult and extinguished when you retire for the night. Wood and kindling can be purchased for $10.00 per wheel barrel load. Do not cut trees or take bark from trees for fires.
Cleaning Fish: Fish can be cleaned at the fish-cleaning table near the dock. Please place fish remains in the bucket and wash the table upon completion. Advise us that you have used the fish cleaning station and we will remove the fish remains. Do not clean fish in the cabins.
Quiet Time: Many guests seek a peaceful and quiet wilderness experience at Carpenter Lake Cabins. Please be considerate of your neighbors and observe quiet time from 9 PM to 8 AM. Do not operate vehicles or sound equipment or even talk loud during this time.
Children: The beach and the water are enjoyable play areas for children but these places also can be dangerous. Please ensure that children are accompanied by an adult on the dock or the beach or in the water. Ask for children's life jackets if needed.
Pets: Pets are welcomed although a small daily fee is charged for each pet. Pets must be kept on a leash and are not permitted on the dock or beach or in the water. Please clean up after your pet.
All Terrain Vehicles: There are many roads and tracks in the area that are excellent for riding ATVs. Please contact staff for maps and information on places to use your ATV. All terrain vehicles can be noisy and destructive of soil and plants. Consult with staff regarding ATV operation and parking areas.
Miscellaneous: You are welcomed to entertain guests at your cabin. People staying overnight must be registered at the lodge; an extra fee applies to your overnight guests.
If you are part of a large group occupying more than one cabin, you may choose to relocate small kitchen and furniture items from one cabin to another. Please ensure that these items are returned to their place of origin when you leave.
Utility trailers are to be parked in designated areas. Please consult with staff on where to park your trailer.