Frequently Asked Questions

What is the food like? Can we have a special menu or meal?

Our food is healthy fare and is typically served buffet or family-style. There is always a vegetarian option at each meal. We are happy to help design a custom menu to meet your specific needs, be it to meet a dietary concern or a special party or event. We have accommodated several vegetarian-only groups, groups that request a specific type of ethnic food, and groups that wish to have a "fancy" menu for a party. We also love to do cookouts, campfires, and other fun food experiences whenever possible.

Will my group have exclusive use of the property or will there be other groups sharing the property with us?

Exclusivity depends of the size of your group, the nature of your group, and the date you wish to come. If your group is large enough to fill most of the beds on the property then you will have the property to yourselves. If you come on a date when there are no other groups scheduled you may have sole use of the property... but in this case we do not guarantee exclusive use. Smaller groups that require exclusivity can be accommodated but there may be an additional fee to guarantee such.

What is involved if we want to do a ropes course or other organized activity?

All waterfront, challenge course and specialized activities need to be pre-arranged before you arrive so that we can schedule the appropriate staff. Just let us know what you want to do and when and we will take care of all the details. All waterfront and supervised / staffed activities do involve an additional fee. Any land sports that you do on your own are included in the cost of your stay.

Is there bus parking?

Yes, all properties have ample parking for buses.

Can you arrange bus transportation for our group?

Yes, bus transportation can be pre-arranged.

Does my group need insurance?

All groups must provide an ACORD certificate of insurance as evidence of all required insurance below from a carrier rated by AM Best with no lower than “A-” rating. Lakeside Retreats will provide further details with your contract. We can also help you secure insurance if needed.

Are bedding and towels included?

No, we do not supply linens, pillows, blankets, or towels. Most groups choose to bring their own. We recommend bringing a fitted sheet and a sleeping bag or blanket, at least one bath towel and one swimming towel, and a pillow. Linen rentals can be pre-arranged, although we do not make the beds or change linens. Linen rentals involve an additional fee.

Are pets permitted?

In certain cases pets may be permitted. Please contact us for details.

Do you provide supervision for children?

We will organize events and activities for children and provide specialized staff where necessary, i.e. challenge course, waterfront, however, supervision is the sole responsibility of the group.

Do you provide facilitators for team-building activities?

Yes. All such activities must be prearranged and will be staffed at an additional fee.

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