Rates & Policies

Your planned stay up to a month must be paid for at check-in time. Then monthly thereafter. 
** 12% sales tax on all stays less than a month.  Monthly stays are tax exempt in Indiana.                                                   
Credit cards accepted with a charge of 3% added to cover user fees. Additional days added to stay will be billed at rate equal ratio to base rate selected. 

Families with children are welcome in the Pines Cabin. Guests 10 or older welcome in the Lodge.

Weekly & Monthly - EXTENDED STAY

Whispering Pines Lodge

​NO SMOKING ALLOWED ANYWHERE! If something is smoking it had better be a campfire or your stay will be extinguished!!

***If staying 13 nights or more the monthly rate will be the most cost effective choice.

Additional day's based off of $500 Weekly will be charged at $71.43 + $8.57 Tax = $80 / night.

Additional day's based off of $600 Weekly will be charged at $85.71 + $10.29 Tax = $96 / night.

Additional day's based off of $1000 monthly will be charge at $33.33 / night.

Additional day's based off of $1200 monthly will be charged at $40.00 / night.

AccommodationRates based on number of guestsWeekly- TaxedMonthly- Tax Exempt
Lodge (using one bed)Up to 2 Adults$500 + $60 Tax = $560$1000
Lodge (using two beds)3+ Guests using two beds$600 + $72 Tax = $672$1200
Pines CabinCouple using Queen Futon$500 + $60 Tax = $560$1000

Rates and policies

You must be at least 21 years of age to make a reservation and at least one staying guest must be 21 years of age. The Renter agrees to take full responsibility for any accident; injury or damage that may result in or about the premises, to persons or property and that Whispering Pines Lodge and the Pines Cabin (WPL) shall not be held liable, or responsible for such injury, accident or damage. The Renter assumes all charges incurred and or damages to the premises, structures, or contents, during the stay, caused by the reserving party or its guests. WPL reserves the right to charge the Renter's credit card for any damages or excessive cleaning from your stay. If you notice any problems upon checking in, please inform us immediately to avoid any damages being charged to your account. WPL assumes no responsibility for damages or loss of items belonging to our guests. The Renter agrees to vacate the premises in clean condition and in as good of a condition as when entering. Inspection of the premises will be made by WPL after termination of the rental period.
Any missing items will be charged the appropriate replacement cost plus labor. Do not rearrange any furniture or appliances. Do not decorate without written approval i.e. No silly string, or Christmas lights. No use of tape or adhesive on any surfaces. Do not disconnect, alter or add electronic appliances to the television system. As for any missing or damaged items, we will send you an itemized statement within 7 days of your departure. Examples of additional charges: $25.00 per hour, per staff member for additional cleaning, $25.00 for reconnection of the TV, VCR, DVD or Satellite System. $15.00 per Missing/Ruined Linens or Towels. See Charge List for Facility Damages below. 
Rates are based on guest minimums per cabin /per night. Each additional adult guest is $25.00/person/night. Children ages 3-16 are $15.00/person/night. Children ages 0-2 are free. Rates do not include a 7.00% State Sales Tax and a 5.00% Bed Tax. All rates and taxes are subject to change without notice. No tax is charged on monthly stays, but full month must be paid in advance.
50% deposit is required for all reservations (Lodge & Cabin) payable by Check or Cash. Balance is due on  arrival.
Reservations made 2 weeks or less from intended arrival will pay the entire balance due at the time of reservation.
The REGISTERED GUEST INFORMATION form must be on file before your arrival and to complete your reservation. We request a final registered guest occupancy count at least (2) weeks prior to arrival. 
We reserve the right to close off unused bedrooms in the lodge when booking only one room.
All guests must be registered and visitors authorized by Whispering Pines Lodge and the Pines Cabin.
Day Visitors (those not spending the night) will be charged $15.00 per person/per day. This allows them to join you on walks around the property and to venture out on the docks or water.
Responsible children are welcome. All children must be under adult supervision at all times.
Fireworks, loud parties, music or sounds, illegal use of drugs are not permitted. Tents, campers or outdoor equipment are only permitted when they have been registered for camping.  Open fires are only permitted in the designated fire pit by the shore of the pond.
Occasionally appliances, coffee pots, TV’s, etc, can malfunction. We will service and restore these amenities as quickly as we can, but are unable to make any rental concession for time without these items. Likewise, loss of electricity, water, or other "Acts of God or Nature" that are outside of our control will not result in a refund. We ask that you follow all guidelines and policies regarding use of amenities in order to keep them functioning at peak efficiency. Failure to do so may result in damage or excessive cleaning charges.
We will respond as soon as possible to clear snow and ice from driveways and sidewalks. However, four wheel drive is recommended in the winter at our facilities.
Whispering Pines Lodge and the Pines Cabin are SMOKE FREE inside and outside. A $500.00 cleaning fee for smoking inside and/or $10.00 per cigarette butt found outside your facility will be charged to the credit card on file.
NO PETS PERMITTED ANYTIME! If pets are found in your facility, you will be asked to leave with no refund. Any pet damages will be charged to the credit card on file. Charges will be determined based on the amount of damage incurred.
Our facilities are located in a rural setting. Insects and animals are a part of this environment. No refunds or abatements in the rent will be made due to the presence of such insects or critters.
Bring old towels or rags for wiping boots, etc and gear for fishing & hiking.

Check-In Check-Out and Cancellation Policies

We request an approximate time of arrival. Check In: 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm. Please call to see if an earlier check-in is possible.  Check Out: 10:00 AM weekdays, 12:00 Noon on Saturday or Sunday.  We are unable to accommodate late check outs.
$50.00 Cancellation Fee for each room or cabin.
Refunds are given on the following formula: 
32 days or more notice from scheduled arrival - Full Refund of Deposit minus the cancellation fee. 
22- 31 days notice from scheduled arrival - 50% Refund of Deposit plus the cancellation fee. 
21 days or less (including last minute reservations) – No refund of deposit plus the balance due will be charged to the credit card on file. We will attempt to rebook your cabin but there are no guarantees. 
In the event of an early departure or in the case of inclement weather, we are unable to give any kind of refund except on monthly stays that have gone beyond one month.

Facility Damage Fees

$10.00 per cigarette butt found at your facility
$15.00 per missing/damaged Linen, Bath Towel or Kitchen Towel
$15.00 per any missing silverware, dishes, or other kitchen accessories
$25.00 per missing/damaged Rugs
$25.00 per hour/per staff member for excessive cleaning 
$25.00 per reconnection of TV, VCR, DVD, Wireless Internet & Cable TV Systems
$25.00 per damaged deck cushion (i.e. cigarette burns, rips or tears)
Cost of damages will be determined for rips, stains, marks, cigarette burns¸ etc on furnishings and carpet in the facility. 

Whispering Pines Lodge

John & Kathy Fribley

3190 County Road 36

Auburn, IN 46706-9450