Help Steward our Valley

Leipers Fork Lodging works closely with the Center for Sustainable Stewardship to protect and preserve the Big East Fork Valley for future generations. All of our guests are encouraged to support our Sustainable (recycling) and Regenerative (soil building) efforts by using the recycling and composting bins provided.

Leipers Fork Lodging works closely with the Center for Sustainable Stewardship to protect and preserve the Big East Fork Valley for future generations. All of our guests are encouraged to support our Sustainable (recycling) and Regenerative (soil building) efforts by using the recycling and composting bins provided.

Heat (in winter) Winter guests: We attempt to wisely steward or valuable fossils fuels. Our accommodations are heated with 500 to 1000 gallon propane tanks. At $2.50/gallon, $2500 of fuel may be present in your lodging. You have been allotted 20 gallons ($50) for each day of your stay. Exceeding this amount will incur an extra charge that will be deducted from your deposit. We desire our guests to be comfortable yet conscious of the resources they expend. Try to keep thermostats set at 68 degrees and dress for the season. Keep windows and doors closed when heat is on and lower heat when the house is not occupied. Inform staff of drafts or any malfunctioning equipment

Kitchen: Sinks drain to our beloved septic tanks. Do NOT pour grease or animal fat down our drains, but pour them into glass containers (please pour over sink to prevent mess). Wipe used skillets/griddles with disposable paper towels to remove grease/fat before washing them in sinks. Let us know when the glass containers are full so we can appropriately recycle or compost. 

Recycle: Separate metal and glass. Fold cardboard boxes so they are flat. Keep your volume of trash low please. We have to transport non- recyclables to the county landfill at our expense. Please be kind to the earth and to our staff. :)  

Compost: Place organic matter suitable for composting in the bucket provided under the sink. We encourage our guests to organic waste can be composted to soil and used in our gardens. Please don’t place trash outside of bins on the property making it accessible to hungry critters.


House RULES

Guests are required to pay (9.5%) State and (4%) County taxes before arriving for check-in. To avoid delay in check in, taxes must be paid electronically before you arrive.

A government-issued photo ID must be shown or sent to management prior to check-in. Check-in will be performed by the person making the reservation. If this person is not available or will arrive later, contact the owner prior to check-in to discuss alternate arrangements.

Only the number of guests registered may be on the lodging premises. Exceptions only with documented permission of owner (additional fee may be required for gatherings). Unregistered guests are trespassing and will be treated as such.

External surveillance monitor(s) help safeguard our guests and compliance with our house rules.

The guest is responsible for cleaning grills and ovens if they are made greasy/dirty. Excess trash or cleaning or not leaving furniture/carpets in their places may result in a portion of your security deposit being with-held. Don’t place trash outside of bins making it accessible to hungry critters. Use of confetti, candles, fireplace and outside fire pits, or moving of furniture are strictly prohibited without written permission of owner. Pets, indoor smoking, and underage drinking of alcohol are also prohibited.

Winter rule: Propane usage in excess of $100 per day will be paid by the guest. Please keep windows and doors closed in cool weather and do not raise temperature above 70 degrees. Help us keep our energy usage (and cost to our guests) sustainable!

Your stay at the Lodging does not include access to the nearby non-profit Big East Fork Retreat or permission to hike its private trail system. Contact bigeastfork dott comm for day passes and event space rentals.

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