Once the reservation is confirmed, the Guest is responsible for the entirety of the dates reserved. As such, no refunds will be given after arrival or departure based on late arrival/early departure. Reservation Deposits and payments made toward the Balance of Rent Due shall be deemed non-refundable 75 days from the Guest's Arrival Date. Only the Security Deposit held shall be refunded to the Guest via check in the mail.
Cancelations - If the reservation which is the subject of this Agreement is canceled by the Guest more than 75 days from the Arrival Date, we will gladly refund your Reservation Deposit, Security Deposit, and any payments made toward the Balance of Rent Due via a check in the mail, less a $375.00 cancellation fee, if the rental amount is less than $5,000 and $475 if the rental amount is greater than $5,000.
Credit Card Fee - The credit card fee of 3% is non-refundable, as this is a processing fee. If you must cancel the reservation and are eligible for a refund, the credit card fee will be non-refundable.
Confirmation of Reservation – Your reservation will be confirmed, subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, upon our receipt of a signed copy of this Agreement, with all fields completed, together with your Reservation Deposit (or entire Rental Amount if less than 75 days from your Arrival Date) and the entire Security Deposit required.
Reservation Deposit – If your reservation is made more than 75 days before your Arrival Date, 50% Reservation Deposit is due upon execution of this Agreement. If your reservation is made 75 days or fewer before your Arrival Date, payment of the entire Rental Amount is due upon execution of this Agreement.
Security Deposit – Your full Security Deposit is due upon execution of this Agreement. Your Security Deposit will be returned within two (2) weeks of your departure date via a check in the mail. Please note that we will confirm your address before mailing the check. Security Deposit refunds are subject to adjustment for additional guests, late checkout, property damage (including fixtures, appliances, and/or furnishings) caused by you or your guests, and cleaning expenses.
Balance of Rent Due – Your Balance of Rent Due under this Agreement shall be paid within 75 days of your arrival. All balances receivable within these 75 days shall be subject to a 3% per week late fee.
Date/Property Changes - Any changes to this reservation's arrival date, departure date, or property are subject to our availability when requested and may result in a possible rate change and/or service fee.
We reserve the right to cancel or modify reservations where a customer has engaged in a fraudulent or inappropriate activity or under other circumstances where the reservations contain or resulted from a mistake or error.
Refunds - Refunds are not given after departure if the guests fail to report any issues during their stay. Issues/concerns should be reported immediately to Northern Living to be addressed.
Early Check-In – Check-in is a firm 4 pm unless Northern Living, LLC, previously approved it. Due to the safety of our housekeeping staff, guests are not allowed to enter the home before 4 pm or their approved check-in time. Guests who do not comply and enter the home before 4 pm or their approved early check-in shall forfeit their Security Deposit in full. For purposes of this paragraph, "Guest" also applies to all members of the Guest's party,
Pest Control - Our homes are located in Adirondack Park, and although we perform regular cleaning and appropriate pest control on the homes, we cannot guarantee they will be pest-free of all bugs, animals, and pests. We cannot compensate for the presence of pests, insects, and animals. We also ask that all guests respect nature and that you Do Not Feed wildlife, especially deer, on or near a home location.
HOT TUB Terms & SAFETY
The Guest will use the hot tub at the Guest's own risk. Northern Living will not be responsible for any injuries sustained by the Guest and/or the Guest's occupants when using the hot tub.
The Guest is responsible for the general maintenance of the hot tub. This includes (but is not limited to) keeping the hot tub clean of debris, keeping the hot tub areas clean, neat, and organized, and keeping the hot tub cover on when not using the hot tub.
The Guest must immediately notify Northern Living of any repair the hot tub may require.
The Guest is responsible for the total cost that may be due for the repair and/or replacement of the hot tub required due to negligence by the Guest or the Guest's occupants.
No pets are permitted in the hot tub at any time.
The Guest understands that the hot tub is strictly an amenity and that the use of this amenity is not guaranteed under the terms of the rental Agreement.
Guests can forfeit their security deposit if any of the above-mentioned is violated by the Guest or the Guest's occupants.
SWIMMING POOL TERMS & SAFETY
The Guest will use the swimming pool at their own risk. Northern Living will not be responsible for any injuries sustained by the Guest and/or the Guest's occupants when using the swimming pool.
The Guest is responsible for the general maintenance of the swimming pool. This includes (but is not limited to) keeping the swimming pool clean of debris and the pool areas clean, neat, and organized.
The Guest must immediately notify Northern Living of any repair the pool may require.
The Guest is responsible for the total cost that may be due for the repair and/or replacement of the swimming pool that is required due to negligence by the Guest or the Guest's occupants.
No pets are permitted in the swimming pool at any time.
The Guest understands that the swimming pool is strictly an amenity and that the use of this amenity is not guaranteed under the terms of the rental Agreement.
Guests can forfeit their security deposit if any of the above-mentioned is violated by the Guest or the Guest's occupants.
Kayaks, Paddle Boards, and Canoe Information
Make Yourself As Visible as Possible
Lake George is a vast body of water containing a wide range of watercraft, many of which sit exceptionally high off the water. Because of this elevation, many boats cannot see kayaks or other low-water equipment. The arrival of summer heat brings more traffic onto the lake. To avoid any perilous scenarios, paddlers can take extra precautions.
While wearing neon colors is a valiant effort to protect yourself, bright and flashy colors tend to fade out of view for boats while at a distance. Flares, smoke signals, flags, and lights can help illuminate your kayak for the boaters around you. This is especially important at nighttime when visibility is very low.
If you happen to come close to a boat, assume that they don't know the right of way and stay to your right, out of their way. Make your action distinct and substantial so the boater knows what direction you plan on veering to avoid a collision. Another precaution to take is to paddle closer to shore. Danger substantially increases when kayaks are out in the middle of the lake, where boats cruise.
Wear Proper Attire & Equipment
Despite the warmer air temperatures, water temperatures will still be cool in the late spring and early summer. Keep updated tabs on the weather and if any storms or hazardous conditions are possible for your day on the water. Dress appropriately for the weather; wear sunscreen, even on a cloudy day. Most importantly, wear a life preserver at all times on the water. Should you capsize, you must not struggle to push yourself back into your kayak. Your life preserver is your best friend and safety net.
Never Get in a Kayak Impaired
The rules of the road apply to waterways as well. Hopping in a kayak or any other watercraft while impaired can potentially cause grave harm to you or the people around you. Paddle sober, or get pulled over. This summer, we hope you enjoy your time on the lake and use these tips to stay safe on the water!
Kayak and Paddle Board Cancellation Policy
If the reservation, which is the subject of this Agreement, is canceled by the Guest more than thirty days before the date of arrival, a full refund will be given minus any credit card fees. No refunds will be given after that or within thirty days of arrival.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RULES, POLICIES, AND PROCEDURES.
The undersigned acknowledges that they have read and understood all the rules, policies, and procedures relating to water activities and that the safe and proper use of the facilities, equipment, and participation in water activities depends on carefully following such rules, policies, and procedures. I agree to wear a properly fitted and fastened U.S. Coastguard-approved flotation device (lifejacket) while aboard a boat or on or in the water. The undersigned understands that canoeing and kayaking should only be undertaken after proper instruction and training and that Northern Living is not providing such training in connection with equipment rental. The undersigned is responsible for deciding where, when, and with whom to paddle. The undersigned acknowledges and agrees that the rental equipment provided by Northern Living is for the sole and exclusive use of the undersigned and may not be used by any other person.
PHYSICAL CONDITIONS AND SKILLS.
The undersigned represents that they have the requisite physical and mental skills to properly and safely use the equipment, facilities, and services and participate in water activities. The undersigned agrees that if they have any questions about what skills, qualifications, or training are necessary to use the equipment properly, facilities, or to participate in water activities, they shall direct such questions to the appropriate staff member on-site.
The undersigned at this moment releases, discharges, waives, disclaims, and relinquishes all claims, actions, or causes of action against Northern Living and its officers, employees, and agents and agrees not to sue them on account of or in conjunction with any claims, causes of action, injuries, damage, cost or expenses arising out of water activities, including those based on death, bodily injury, or property damage whether or not caused by participation in water activities or the negligence of Northern Living; provided, however, the preceding release shall not apply to claims solely based on gross negligence or willful misconduct of Northern Living.
The undersigned agrees to pay for any or all damages to any property caused by the undersigned either negligently, willfully, or otherwise.
The undersigned has executed this Release of Liability for themselves, their children, and everyone in their rental unit.
EMERGENCY TREATMENT CONSENT.
As a participant in the subject activity, the undersigned consents to medical treatment in a medical emergency where the undersigned cannot consent to such treatment.
The undersigned understands that Northern Living does not carry participant insurance. The undersigned acknowledges that they have appropriate insurance or, in its absence, agree to pay all costs of rescue and/or medical services as may be incurred on their behalf.
The undersigned has read and understands this Release of Liability and realizes it relates to surrendering valuable legal rights and assuming critical legal responsibilities and does so freely and voluntarily.
Guest Options Services
Cribs, High Chairs, Booster Seats, and Rollaway Beds.
These items are all available to rent and will be invoiced separately. Payment is due upon receipt.
If the reservation, which is the subject of this Agreement, is canceled by the Guest more than 30 days before the date of arrival, a full refund will be given minus any credit card fees. No refunds will be given after that or within 30 days of arrival.
Dogs are welcome with a pet fee. Payment is due upon receipt. If the reservation, which is the subject of this Agreement, is canceled by the Guest more than 30 days before the date of arrival, a full refund will be given minus any credit card fees. No refunds will be given after that or within 30 days of arrival.
Boat Safety and
Rules of Operation
Town of Fort Ann Local Law:
Watercraft has a speed limit of 35 miles per hour.
The direction traveled on the lake is counterclockwise.
Guests are not allowed to bring Jet Skis on the lake.
Liability – OWNER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS, THEFT, OR PERSONAL INJURIES SUSTAINED BY THE GUEST AND/OR PERSONS ACCOMPANYING THE GUEST. You and all persons accompanying you agree to abide by the Rules herein. Should a guest’s behavior necessitate eviction, all prepaid rents, and deposits shall be considered earned.