Mighty Sunrise House Rules

Welcome to Mighty Sunrise cottage, our “home away from home.” As you know, this is our personal home and not a hotel, so please treat our cottage as you would staying at a friend’s or relative’s home by following these simple house rules. 

Maximum Capacity

Up to 7 people, including children and day visitors, may use the cottage at any given time. For all guests above the maximum capacity, you will be charged $100 per guest per day.

Prohibited Activities

  • No illegal activities allowed on the premises.
  • No drugs and fireworks allowed on the premises.
  • No large group events, parties, or gatherings on-site.
  • 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. Any evidence of smoking/vaping inside the cottage will result in a forfeit of the security deposit in its entirety.
  • No pets allowed on the premises. We love four-legged friends! However, to keep the cabin as clean and allergy-free as possible, pets are NOT allowed. (We don’t bring our babies either.) Any evidence of pets will result in a forfeit of the damage deposit in its entirety.

Use of Property

  • 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.
  • Use all appliances and house features only as intended. Any evidence that guests damaged and/or destroyed any part of the property from misuse or abuse will result in repair or replacement costs in their entirety. The owner’s manuals for all the appliances can be found in the drawer to the right of the sink. If you need help troubleshooting, please refer to the manuals.
  • 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. 
  • Use the sink strainers when washing dishes, and dispose of all food scraps into the trash because there is NO garbage disposal.
  • After using the charcoal grill to cook, dispose of your coals and ash once they have completely cooled off. Do not attempt to bag, dispose, or handle hot coals. There is a coal bucket located next to the park grill for your convenience.
  • 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. 
  • Turn off all TVs, lights, and heating/air units when not in use.
  • Do not throw trash off the deck or in any part of our wooded backyard. Dispose of all trash properly in the bear-proof garbage receptacle (to the right of the front door), keeping the doors closed and locked at all times. ALL trash is removed 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 your stay consists of 5 days or more, please let us know if you need the trash picked up. 

Nuisance Avoidance

  • Clean dishes, kitchen counters, and dining tables after meals and keep all food in sealed containers or refrigerators to avoid pests (e.g. cockroaches, ants, and rodents).
  • In the Smokies, Asian lady beetles (looks like ladybugs) and stink bugs often come into cabins to escape the cold during the fall and winter seasons. Always keep all windows and doors closed to deter these pests from entering the house.
  • Observe quiet hours outdoors from 10 P.M. EST to 8 A.M. EST.

Unforeseen Circumstances

  • Electricity, internet, and/or cable services may get interrupted during storms. These disruptions are rare and services usually resume after a couple of hours.
  • Although it is rare for snow to impact the roads, please plan accordingly by preparing food supplies and having all-wheel drive transportation. NO refunds will be given for weather conditions.

Conditions for Extra Fees

In the event that the cottage is found in any of the following conditions upon your departure, you will be charged extra deep cleaning fees and/or replacement costs. 

  • The cottage is left extremely dirty with trash, unwashed dishes, cigarette butts littered in the backyard, etc. An extra cleaning fee of $165 shall be charged.
  • The cottage is left trashed due to abusive use and/or having an unapproved event or large party in the cottage. A deep cleaning fee of $500 shall be charged.
  • The cottage and furniture show evidence of you bringing an unapproved pet into the cottage. A deep cleaning fee of $500 shall be charged.
  • The cottage and furniture show evidence of unpermitted indoor smoking. A deep cleaning fee of $500 shall be charged.
  • Furniture, appliances, and/or home goods are left in damaged condition or destroyed due to misuse and/or abusive use. Home goods may include but are not limited to, dining ware, cookware, linens, and towels. Repair or replacement costs shall be charged.
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