Welcome to Mighty Duckster cabin, your “home away from home” during your Great Smoky Mountains getaway! As you know, this is our personal home and not a hotel. So please treat it as you would staying at a friend’s or relative’s house. By following these simple Mighty Duckster House Rules, you’ll surely have a comfortable and amazing stay at our cabin!
Check out our Mighty Duckster House Rules below:
Mighty Duckster can accommodate up to 13 people, including children and day visitors. You may use the cabin at any given time. However, we will charge $100 per guest per day for all guests above the maximum capacity.
No illegal activities are allowed on the premises.
No drugs and fireworks are allowed on the premises.
No large group events, parties, or gatherings are allowed on-site. Anyone who is NOT a part of your reservation may not use the home and its amenities or be on the premises.
No smoking/vaping of any kind indoors. Guests may smoke on the decks (with doors and windows closed) and outside areas only. Throw away all cigarette butts into the trash or ash trays. Any evidence of smoking/vaping inside the cabin will result in a forfeit of the security deposit in its entirety. We will also charge an extra cleaning fee if you leave butts in the yards or the driveway.
No pets are allowed on the premises unless authorized as part of your reservation at the time of booking. Please refer to our Pet Policies and House Rules for more information. Any evidence of unpermitted pets will result in a forfeit of the damage deposit in its entirety.
Mighty Duckster House Policy on Use of Property
Furniture: Do not move any furniture, especially the pool table. Any evidence of the pool table being moved will result in a forfeit of the damage deposit in its entirety.
House Appliances + Features: Use all appliances and house features only as intended. Any evidence of damage and/or destruction from misuse or abuse will result in repair/replacement costs.
Beds, Daybeds, and Trundles: DO NOT jump on any beds, daybeds, and trundles. These furnishings will (and have) broken when guests have left their kids to jump and play on them. You will be charged to replace any damaged furniture that shows misuse.
Linens and Towels: Please DO NOT use the white towels for the pool or hot tub, on the floors, to wipe spills, to remove make-up, and/or for dyeing your hair (yes, this happens sometimes). Also, please DO NOT wash any of our white linens and towels with your colored laundry. We would hate to charge you extra to replace stained linens and towels.
Toilet Use: Do not flush anything other than toilet paper into the toilet. Prohibited items include, but are not limited to, feminine products, diapers, paper towels, and wet wipes.
No Garbage Disposal: Use the sink strainers when washing dishes. Dispose of all food scraps into the trash because there is NO garbage disposal.
BBQ Grill: After using the gas grill to cook, remove any food pieces to reset it for next use.
Hot Tub: Do not use the hot tub if you recently consumed alcohol, are pregnant, or have pre-existing health conditions. There are health implications to using this facility. Use at your own risk.
Energy Use: Turn off all TVs and lights when not in use.
Trash: Do not throw trash off the deck. Dispose of all trash properly in the bear-proof garbage bin (to the right of the front porch steps). Keep the doors closed and locked at all times. We remove ALL trash at the end of each reservation. Due to bear and wildlife problems, please do not allow trash containers to overflow outside of the bear-proof receptacle. If you’re staying for 5 days or more, let us know if you need the trash picked up mid-stay.
Swimming Pool Safety: Swimming pools can be a potentially dangerous feature. They can cause bodily harm and possibly death if not used properly. You are responsible for supervising ALL guests, including anyone on the property, whom you directly or indirectly invited. Use at your own risk. Be vigilant at ALL times in looking after children and anyone who cannot swim. You are also responsible for the safety/maintenance of pool equipment. You must inform us if you suspect anything is not functioning properly. An electronic door lock shall secure interior access to the pool area. This is to keep children from accessing the pool unsupervised.
Swimming Pool and Hot Tub Use: The swimming pool and hot tub undergo cleaning and maintenance every week. During your stay, you will need to empty the skimmer daily. Keep all floaties out of the pool when not in use. Do not bring pets or any sharp/small objects into the pool or hot tub. We prohibit use of glass dinnerware and/or drinkware in the pool area or hot tub. Rinse off before using the pool and the hot tub.
Clean dishes, kitchen counters, and dining tables after meals. Please keep all food in sealed containers or in the refrigerator to avoid pests (e.g. cockroaches, ants, and rodents).
In the Smokies, Asian lady beetles and stink bugs come into cabins to escape the cold during fall and winter. On the other hand, millipedes often come into the cabins during the summer to avoid the heat and find water. Hence, always keep all windows and doors closed to prevent these pests from entering the house.
Observe quiet hours outdoors from 10 P.M. EST to 8 A.M. EST.
Storms may cause electricity, internet, and/or cable service interruptions. However, these disruptions are rare, and services usually resume after a couple of hours.
Note that most, if not all, cabins in the Smokies are built with electric heat pumps for heating the home. To work optimally, these heat pumps require the atmospheric air to not drop below 40 degree Fahrenheit. Under very rare circumstances, when the weather gets into the 30s or below, the heat pump may not work to heat the home above the 50s. In this case, please utilize the emergency space heaters (in closets or dressers) or extra quilts and fleeces (if electrical power goes out) until our heating system start operating again.
Although snow rarely impacts the roads, please plan accordingly before your trip. Prepare food supplies and use an all-wheel drive transportation. We will not provide refunds for weather conditions.
Mighty Duckster House Policy on Repair and Replacement Charges
In case the cabin is in any of the following conditions upon your departure, you will pay extra charges needed to cover the extra deep-cleaning fees and/or replacement costs.
The cabin is left extremely dirty with trash, unwashed dishes, cigarette butts littered on decks or grounds, etc. This will cost an extra cleaning fee of $275 or more.
The cabin is left trashed due to abuse and/or having an unapproved event or large party in the property. We will charge $500 or more for the deep-cleaning service.
The cabin and furniture show evidence of you bringing an unapproved pet/animal into the cabin. We will charge $500 or more for the deep-cleaning service.
The cabin and furniture show evidence of unpermitted indoor smoking. We will charge $500 or more for the deep-cleaning service.
Furniture, appliances, and/or home goods are left damaged or destroyed due to misuse and/or abusive use. Home goods may include, but are not limited to, dinnerware, cookware, linens, and towels. We will charge fees for the repair or replacement costs.
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