Help Steward our Valley

There is no garbage commercial pick-up in Big East Fork Valley. We encourage our guests to recycle and separate compostable material from non-compostable materials to keep us sustainable and reduce our expenses. We ask your assistance in keeping our costs, labor, and waste in line with our pricing and our mission of being and creating a culture of Sustainable Stewardship

2)  Heat: Our houses is heated via 500 to 1000 gallon capacity of propane. 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. 

To avoid extra charges, keep thermostat 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. 

3) Sewage: Everything flushed down our drains goes to our on-site septic tank. If toilet paper has not had contact with urine or excrement, it should NOT be flushed but placed in the garbage can. Hygiene products must not be flushed, but placed in waste can. 

4) 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. 

5) 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. :)  

6) 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.


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.


Thank You!