Goose Pond Colony Resort Lodge
Situated along the shore of beautiful Lake Guntersville is the Goose Pond Colony Lodge. The ground level of the lodge has five adjoining bedrooms, each with it’s own bathroom and a sixth bedroom with bath on the upper floor.
The middle floor level room has a kitchen and living room along with the bedroom and bath. Each room is equipped with cable television, telephones, wifi, refrigerators and microwaves. A spacious porch overlooks the lake on both the ground and upper floors. The lodge can be rented daily or weekly to suit your needs.
General Rental Information
Thank you for choosing Goose Pond Colony as your vacation destination. We would like to take this opportunity to familiarize you with a few procedures.
Management will strive to comply with all reservation requests. However, a specific cottage or lodge room cannot be absolutely guaranteed.
Maximum occupancy per cottage is 8 people including children. Maximum occupancy per lodge room is 4 people including children. The rate will be based on persons 12 years and older. A violation of this rule will result in the forfeiture of your rental fees and you will be asked to leave.
Once a reservation is made, we will mail a lease agreement to you. You will need to return a signed copy of your lease along with an advance rent payment equal to one night’s rent per cottage or lodge room. Your deposit may be paid by check or credit card. If the deposit is paid with a credit card we will add an additional fee of 4% to the deposit. The signed lease and advanced rent payment must be returned to us within 14 days of the reservation date or the reservation will be automatically cancelled without notice. You will not receive a confirmation of your reservation until the lease agreement has been returned to us.
Please read the lease agreement carefully as it includes an explanation of charges. When making your deposit, please include the name the reservation is booked under along with the dates of stay.
We require a two night minimum on weekends and a 3 night minimum on holidays.
Rates and Taxes
All lodging is subject to a 14% lodging tax and a lodging fee of $1 per cottage or room per night.
Payments to your reservation may be made at any time before your check-in date or final payment will be due at the time of check-in. All checks should include the name the reservation is under along with the dates of stay. Payments may also be made by credit card for an additional fee of 4% of the total amount being paid. For any group of more than 8, one person in the group will be required to collect the balance and pay at the time of check in. We will no longer accept multiple payments from groups of more than 8. In the case of a reservation being made by one person but the deposit being paid by several people, the reservation will still be considered a group of more than 8 and payment will be required from one person in the group only.
Last Minute Reservations and Payments
All reservations made less than 21 days to actual check-in require a credit card for a deposit. If time permits, you will receive a lease agreement with your confirmation that you will be required to sign and bring with you at check-in. If time does not permit, you will be asked to sign the lease agreement at the time of check-in.
Each reservation will require a valid credit card on file for the security deposit of $125.
Cancellations and Transfers
All cancellations (including partial reservation cancellations) must be made at least 21 days prior to the check-in date. In this case, your deposit will be refunded less a $30 processing fee per cottage or lodge room. If the reservation is cancelled less than 21 days prior to check-in, your deposit will be forfeited unless we rent the unit to another party in which case we will refund your deposit less a $30 processing fee per cottage or lodge room.
In the event you need to transfer your reservation to another date, there will be a $30 processing fee charged per change made per cottage or lodge room.
In the event you wish to change cottages or rooms during your stay, there will be a $50 cleaning fee charged to your account.
Check in begins at 2 p.m. each day. Your cottage or lodge room may not be ready at 2 p.m. so please be patient. At check-in you will receive two sets of keys per cottage or lodge room along with an information packet on Goose Pond Colony and surrounding attractions. If you will be arriving after 4 p.m., your information and keys will be in the mailbox outside of the front office.
Check-out is no later than 11 a.m. on your date of departure. There will be a $20 per hour late fee charged for those who do not comply.
Guest check-out duties: Please take out trash and wash dishes. Please return any items that may have been removed from your unit and moved to another unit.
There will be a $30 charge any time Goose Pond Colony personnel is called out to unlock your cottage or lodge room.
Each cottage and lodge room is equipped for basic housekeeping. Kitchens are stocked with cookware and dinnerware. Each cottage and one lodge room kitchen is equipped with a stove, refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. All other lodge rooms are equipped with a small refrigerator in each room. Beds have mattress pads, bedspreads, pillows and bed linens. Bathrooms are furnished with towels for the maximum number of people allowed.
Each cottage and lodge room is cleaned after every guest. Please call the front office upon check-in if housekeeping is not to your satisfaction.
We do not allow any pets in the cottages or lodge rooms. A violation of this rule will result in the forfeiture of your rental fees and you will be asked to leave the premises.
All cottages and lodge rooms are non-smoking. Ashtrays have been provided outside each unit.
Minimum Age and Parties
The minimum age to rent a cottage or lodge room is 23 years of age. No parties are allowed. If a disturbance is caused to the point that management or the police are notified, you will be asked to leave and you will forfeit your rental fees.
Repairs, Bad Weather, and Refunds
Goose Pond Colony will make every effort to make this your most enjoyable vacation ever. Refunds cannot be made due to inclement weather or mechanical failure of equipment. Any necessary repairs will be made as soon as possible.
Be sure to gather all of your personal items. We will not be responsible for any items left in the cottages or lodge rooms.