ECL Lodging Policies


Check in: 3:00 p.m. - If your rooms are ready, you are welcome to check in early.  You can send us a text 30 minutes before your arrival to see if they are ready.  The primary guest must be at least 18 years of age to be able to check-in the lodge.  You may be asked to present valid photo identification at the time of check-in that matches the name on the reservation as well as the credit card used to pay for the guest room. 


Check out: 9:00 a.m. - All personal items MUST be removed from your bedroom and bathroom by 9:00 a.m. on your last day.  This will allow our housekeepers time to get everything cleaned and ready for the next guests.  You are welcome to leave your personal items outside your room or at the front of the lodge to pick up after your hunt.  A bathroom with shower is provided in the bunkhouse gameroom if you would like to shower before you leave.  The card we have on file will be charged for another night if items are left in your bedroom/bathroom after 9:00 a.m.


Deposit: A credit card is required at the time of booking and you must pay a deposit of at least 50% of the booking amount to guarantee the room. The remainder of the balance will be due 30 days before check in. 


Additional Guest: Room rates in the main lodge are based on single or double occupancy.  Maximum of 3 adults per room.  If needed, a cot or air mattress (depending on availability) and bedding can be provided for a 3rd guest for an additional $35 per night.


Cancellations: Refunds will be given ONLY if cancellation is made prior to final payment (30 days before check in date) minus a $25 processing fee. Cancellations after this date will not be refunded unless the room/rooms are rebooked to another guest for the entire length of the original reservation minus a $25 processing fee. If a guide service listed on our website cancels a hunt due to WEATHER CONDITIONS, every effort will be made to reschedule or roll your room/rooms over to the next season.  Rollovers can only be given for 1 season.  Refunds and rollovers are not given for "no birds" as this cannot be guaranteed.


Early Departure: Once checked-in, early departures are charged for the entire length of the original reservation. No refunds will be given for early departures. 


Estimated Taxes & Fees: Guest room rates are subject to prevailing taxes and fees, currently 9.413% per room per night. These taxes and fees are subject to change without notice. 


Pets: Dog kennels will be provided on a first come first serve basis. These kennels are in a secure, heated indoor facility. Dogs/pets are not allowed inside the main lodge or bunkhouse. A cleaning fee of $200 per day of your reservation, will be charged to your credit card on file should you allow pets inside the lodge or bunkhouse areas. 


No Smoking Policy: Elk Chute Lodge is a 100% non-smoking/non vaping property. A $200 cleaning fee will be billed to your account should smoking/vaping occur anywhere inside the main lodge or bunkhouse.  Ash containers are provided on our outside porches for your convenience.


Lost & Found: Elk Chute Lodge is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. However, we will make every effort to locate and return these items. 


Injuries: Elk Chute Lodge and its entities shall not be held liable for injuries acquired on the premises. 


Quiet Hours: In consideration of ALL guests, quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. No loud, unruly behavior after 10:00 p.m. Should any action by a guest be deemed inappropriate by the lodge, or if any inappropriate behavior is brought to the attention of the lodge by other guests, the lodge reserves the right, after the allegations have been investigated, to take action against the guest/guests. The guest/guests may be asked to leave without refund.


Damages: Guests shall be liable for any damage, except normal wear and tear to lodge asset. The credit card on file will be billed for any damages at replacement cost.  Guests shall keep the lodge room in a good condition and maintain hygiene and cleanliness. 

COVID-19  PLEASE NOTE..  An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people are present, COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By visiting Elk Chute Lodge, you knowingly and voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.


At ECL, we strive to maintain a clean, safe, and peaceful atmosphere in which ALL of our guests are happy with their stay.