IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

Thank you for booking with Camp Kettlewood! We hope you're getting excited! We're dedicated to making your visit as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Please read the information below regarding instructions on where to park, how to get to your campsite, and other important things to know before you arrive. If you have any questions after reading through the information below, don't hesitate to get in touch. See you soon!

 

Check in- After 1:00 PM (but before 8 PM)

Checkout- Before 12:00 Noon 

Quiet Hours- 10 PM to 7 AM (No amplified music)

Cancellation Policy- 30 days prior to reservation 

 

 

Parking & Getting To Your Campsite

  • Upon entering the property, follow the long driveway all the way until you see the the two designated parking areas. One parking area is by our detached garage. The other is right in front of our house by the welcome sign. Select the parking lot that is closest to your campsite. There will be signs to indicate this. 

  • There is no need to officially 'check in' anywhere- just unload and go! The house beyond the welcome sign is our private residence, not an office. 

  • Vehicles are not allowed on the path leading to the campsites. Golf carts are located in the parking lot and are free for guests to use for loading and unloading gear. The back seats fold down to optimize space.

  • From the parking lots, you may take the golf carts to your site to unload your belongings. Make sure to only drive the golf carts on the designated cart path (see the Camp Map below) Golf carts are not equipped to handle the walking trails.

  • Whether you're driving the cart or walking on the path, just follow the yellow camp signs back to your site.

  • Please return carts to the lot and turn the key to the 'off ' position when finished unloading your gear, so that other guests may use them upon their arrival or departure. Do not leave carts parked at your campsite, do not remove the key from the ignition, and do not allow children to drive the carts under any circumstances.

  • We encourage our guests to disconnect while they're here and to fully immerse into the camping experience. We value the peace and quiet that comes with enjoying the outdoors, and we also value our guests' safety. Which is why we do not allow vehicles on the path or golf carts to be kept at your campsite. We hope you can appreciate the 'off the grid' vibes and be okay with walking back to your car, when needed.  

 

 

Things To Bring

  • Bring your own food and drinks- The Piggly Wiggly in town will have what you need for grocery items and drinks.

  • Bring coolers and ice- we do provide some bags of ice for purchase.

  • Please bring your own toiletries, shower items, towels, sunscreen, allergy medicine, and insect repellent. Remember- this is camping and there are mosquitoes. 

  • We recommend packing sturdy sneakers for walking the trails. Flip flops are not recommended, as the terrain is uneven in quite a few spots. If the weather calls for rain, we recommend packing boots, as the grounds can get quite muddy when it rains.

  • Guests are responsible for checking the weather before arriving and for bringing any appropriate items to accommodate cold weather or rain. 

  • Please bring your own board games and yard games- we do provide some limited recreation items.

  • Guests staying in the vintage trailers are encouraged to pack smaller bags, rather than large bags or suitcases, since these have tighter living spaces. 

  • Dogs are not allowed on the bedding. For guests paying to bring 1-2 dogs, we suggest bringing a dog bed and another blanket to lay over the bedding to help keep dirt and pet hair to a minimum (to avoid any damage charges.) Also, please be sure to pick up after your dog so that there is NO pet waste left at the campsite when you checkout. Dogs are not to be left unattended inside the camping units at any time. 

  • We provide 3 free bundles of firewood for each campsite. Additional firewood is available for purchase at $5 per bundle. You may Venmo @Camp-Kettlewood for any additional bundles used before checking out. We do not allow wood to be brought in from outside the campground so that we can prevent possible infestations.

  • We provide: A variety of cookware and eating utensils, beds and all bedding, electricity and outlets, firewood for purchase, ice for purchase, fire starters, coffee and coffee maker, one 5-burner outdoor grill & grill utensils, string lights, flush toilets, sinks, outdoor showers, benches or Adirondack chairs, picnic tables, fans, and even A/C in some units.  

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Meet Your Neighbors

  • The dark blue house you see at the end of the driveway is ours! We are blessed to own and live on this beautiful property and we're excited to share the land with you during the summer months! Please keep to the South side of the fence that leads to the campsites and avoid any areas or paths marked 'private'- as those lead directly to our home. Also, you might see our small, fluffy, black and white dog, Junior, when you arrive. He'll probably bark to say 'hello,' but don't worry, he's a very good boy!

  • Although our neighbors aren't very close by, we still want to emphasize that no guest shall trespass on their property. This includes the farm and fields surrounding the camp and next to the Hilton site- labeled 'Buddy's Farm' on the Camp Map. Also, please be aware that it is farmland, so at certain times during the season you might see and hear a tractor harvesting during your stay.

  • Be courteous to your fellow campers. No amplified music or excessively loud partying is allowed from 10 pm to 7 am.

  • No unauthorized guests or day visitors are allowed to your site, unless previously coordinated with us. This is a private campground (and our home) and we do not permit anyone besides registered guests on the premises.

Clean up

  • This is our home, so please think of your campsite as an Airbnb rental and try to leave the site the way you found it. (There's no need to make or strip the bedding. We'll take care of that, as well as the sanitation.)

  • Upon checking out, we ask that guests bag up any trash from the inside of their unit and place it into the larger trash/ recycling bins outside on each campsite. Additionally, please do not leave any loose trash or pet waste on the ground at your campsite.

  • All decorations, wool blankets, and furnishings must be accounted for and undamaged at time of checkout. Most of these items are one-of-kind antiques and not easily replaced. 

  • Bedding and blankets are not to be taken outside under any circumstances and will result in a fine if we need to remove burrs or mud stains from them. 

  • Wash and dry any cookware/ dishes that were used during your stay. Do not rinse food down the sink drains in the bathrooms or trailers. Dishes are to be washed at the well water stations near each site.

 

Showers & Bathrooms

  • We have two bathroom buildings on the property, available for all guests to use.

  • Please be courteous when using the restrooms and keep them clean for the next person.

  • We have two outdoor, open-air style showers for guests to use. Each has shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.

  • Please bring your own shower shoes / flip flops and towels. We do not provide any of those items.

  • Please do not rinse food down the drains in the bathrooms. Dishes are to be washed at the well water stations. 

  • Please do not flush anything other than toilet paper.

  • There are very old outhouses located in several spots off the trails. Do not try to go inside of these. They have not been renovated and are not meant for use.

 

 

Covid-19

We want to assure our guests that we are taking every precaution to help keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

  • The campground is set on 80 acres, making social distancing from other guests very easy to practice! 

  • We carefully sanitize the inside of each bathroom, canvas tent, cabin, and trailer with EPA approved disinfectants after each group checks-out. 

  • Golf carts are provided for transporting belongings (and guests) to the campsites from the parking lot and vice versa. Each golf cart has an alcohol-based hand sanitizer inside for guests to use while borrowing the carts. We also clean these carts between bookings. 

  • Finally, while we do provide dishes and cooking equipment, we strongly encourage guests to bring and use their own single-use items, if they want to be extra cautious. This includes, but is not limited to paper plates, napkins, plastic utensils, and plastic cups.

 

 

WiFi

 

  • There isn't any. BUT we promise you'll find a better connection while you're here :)