House Rules

We wish to make your stay pleasant and comfortable in every way. Please, if you need anything or something needs our attention, contact us right away so we may take care of it immediately. We ask your observances of the following house policies and rules which we deem necessary for everyone’s enjoyment for years to come.

We know! We know! These sound overwhelming and ridiculous to most people, however, these rules aren’t here to deter you from having a good time, just to protect us in the event a person or persons decide to have too good of a time at our expense. For this reason, the language is blunt and firm and leaves nothing to question. Believe us, if it can happen, it will. If it will happen, it already has. In the end, be respectful and all will be well.

Please, you must check-in prior to receiving any keys to cabin unless otherwise arranged. Make arrangements if you will be checking in after hours. A copy of the registered guest(s) drivers license or valid photo id is required at check in, together with a copy of the credit card used by guest(s). 

Please be sure to let your credit card company or bank know that you will be traveling and may have multiple transactions from Hominy Ridge from multiple terminals. If we can not process your credit card for rent or damage deposit, you will not be permitted to enter your cabin. Payment in full is required at check-in.

Please check-out on time. Late departure fee for anyone checking out past the 11:00 check out time. Check-in time is no earlier than 3:00 pm. Please do not ask for an early check-in. We need time to clean cabins and prepare for all guests that will be checking in.

Pre-approved Dogs are permitted in select Cabins. Excludes Cabin 1 and Cabin 6.
All dogs must be pre-approved prior to making reservations. Dogs must be on a leash at all times and crated when unattended. Dogs are not permitted on furniture or in beds. Dog owner must pick up poop after dog is done doing its business. Dogs are not permitted to be left alone in the cabin at any time, if you leave the cabin, the dog leaves with you. Please have your dog groomed so there is less shedding and no fleas and ticks. Also, please have your dog up-to-date with all shots. House dogs are permitted; however, we require proof of vaccinations and a photo of your pet(s) to aid in finding any lost pet. To ensure greater control of your pet(s), we require a leash no longer than 6 feet to be used when walking them. Excessive barking, aggressive or threatening behavior will not be tolerated.
1. All pets MUST be registered with the Office and licenses, and inoculation records submitted upon request.
2. All dogs must be on a leash no longer than six (6) feet when outside and under control of the handler.
3. No dog may be tied outside unattended.
4. Pet owners MUST pick up after their pets in all areas.
5. Pets may not disturb residents with excessive noise or aggressive/threatening behavior.
6. Pets are not allowed at/or in any public gathering locations and are not allowed within the seating areas of these facilities. Pets are NOT allowed in the office area. (Walking past a facility does not constitute being at the facility.)
7. The management reserves the right to prohibit any resident or guest from keeping a pet in the event that said guest fails to observe one or more of these rules.

Please don’t steal. There will be theft charges for anything missing from your unit. This includes but is not limited to firewood and bedding, bath mat, kitchen wares, and everything that we provide as a courtesy or decorative purposes and stealing of air conditioning. If you did not bring it with you then it should not go home with you. Check with everyone in the group to be sure they did not take something by mistake or on purpose. Also, If you steal the air conditioning by breaking the lock or cracking the code, You will be charged a theft charge.

Please don’t damage anything. Property damages includes but is not limited to damage to the unit or anything in the unit, trees (dead or alive), shrubs, graffiti, or defamation of property in any way. Do not break branches from trees (dead or alive.) NO HATCHETS OR AXES ARE PERMITTED ON GROUNDS.

Please clean up after yourself. Excessive clean up charges includes but is not limited to smoking in units, (smoking permitted outside) cleanup of cigarette butts other than in proper containers, dirty dishes, trash removal, pet hair removal or other excessive cleanup other than that of which is deemed a normal cleanup. Cigarette butts are not to be thrown on the grounds or in the woods. Use the receptacle provided to place butts.

Please do not smoke inside cabins. Smoking permitted outside. Please use butt containers.

Please conserve water. We are not on a public water system or sewage system. Well waters are unpredictable and can run low or out. Therefore, we ask that you take short showers, (use water saver shower heads) never leave the water running and flush only when necessary. Flush only our toilet paper (provided). Everything else including CHARMIN and other toilet paper, tissues, napkins, paper towels, tampons and sanitary napkins must be disposed of in the trash! If these items are flushed they could back up the sewage into your cabin which you will be held responsible for the clean up.

Please take trash to dumpster. All trash is to be disposed of in the dumpster at the bottom of the driveway as you exit. Do not use private trash cans or other dumpsters that do not belong to Hominy Ridge. There is a recycle bin for aluminum cans at the office.

Please keep noise to a minimum. Quiet time is 11:00 pm to 8 am. Excessively noisy or uncontrollable persons will be removed by the police without refund. You will only be warned once.

Please never leave any fires unattended. Candles, cigarettes, cigars, pipes or incense burners are NOT permitted inside the cabins. All fires must burned down or out before retiring for the night, before leaving on an adventure, or checking out. Always use protective screens for fireplaces even in your presence to prevent sparks from burning carpet or flooring.

Please register all day guests at the office. Day guests are only permitted up to 3 hours of visiting time to avoid an extra charge on top of the $5 already in place. All day guests must depart by 8:00 pm. Only registered guests are permitted to stay in the cabins. Any one who tries to ‘sneak in’ extra people without paying for them will be ejected without refund. No pets permitted with visitors. $5 fee per day guest.

Please!! No drugs! No kegs! No large amounts of alcohol! We do not tolerate large groups of partying or underage drinking. All persons intoxicated beyond control will be asked to leave or risk having state police intervention. This is a family oriented establishment. Please act as responsible adults. State Police intervention will occur.

Please, Adults should always supervise their children at all times. This includes play time at the play gym. Provide your own babysitters. We are not babysitters and if children are found to be without parental supervision they will be sent back to their parents and will not be able to return without them. We want safety first. You are responsible for damages incurred by your unsupervised children.

Please, No Pennsylvania illegal fireworks permitted on the grounds. No discharging of any firearms including BB guns and pellet guns, rifles and shotguns or bow/arrows and sling shots on the grounds. No throwing of knives or axes at targets. Leave all weapons at home unless hunting. Keep them secured in the cabin or your vehicle under lock and key. Be sure they are unloaded and safety on at all times.

Please do not bring axes or hatchets. We do not permit axes on the property due to excessive tree damage. Please leave them home or leave them in your vehicle. We do not want them used on our grounds. Our firewood is dry and does not need to be split for kindling. We sell fire starters in the store or kindling (dead branches on the ground) may be picked. Do not break dead or alive branches from our trees. As stated above, you will lose your security deposit.

Please be honest when buying firewood. Firewood is sold by the bundle for a small fee. Pay at the store or if it is closed, please use the drop box inside the office corridor. This could be a theft charge. So be honest! Along with the state park (DCNR) we do not permit firewood to be brought in from out of the area. Tree damages from foreign insects are now starting to show up here in the forest and is becoming a major problem. Save our forests. Buy your firewood from us or from someone locally only. If firewood is brought with you from out of the area, you will be asked to burn it all at once to avoid the spread of these creatures. We are discovering tree damage on our own property from these insects and we are asking for your cooperation.

Please follow spa rules. Bathing Suits must be dropped off at office prior to you entering spa so that we can rinse excess soaps from them. Showers must be taken immediately prior to entrance of spa to remove dirt, oils, lotions and deodorants and anything else that could potentially contaminate the water. Do this at your cabin. Failure to follow these simple instructions, could cost you $100 to replace the water if it is destroyed by negligence.

We respect you as a person and want you to have a great time. Please abide by the rules and there will be no reason for a loss of your security deposit. We understand that accidents do happen and we do take the severity of the incident into consideration, but please respect our property and all its belongings as if it were your own or better.

By signing, I am agreeing to above Rules and Policies and fully understand my responsibilities. I authorize Hominy Ridge Lodge and Cabins to charge my credit card for any incidents that may occur during my stay.

Thank you!
Hominy Ridge owners…Paula and Andy

Respectfully enjoy your stay to the fullest! We appreciate your business!