My husband and I enjoy providing our guests with a completely private and secluded stay in a semi-wilderness environment. We also discuss any plans to stop by the cabin to deal with any maintenance needs, and we certainly do not have a practice of approaching an occupied cabin after dark.
Unfortunately though, we observed a large number of strange vehicles passing our house on the dirt road leading to our cabin, and then going up the drive-way. We gave Aaron the benefit of the doubt, thinking perhaps he had some visitors stopping by the cabin during the day. When my husband took a walk that night to see how many people might actually be staying in our cabin, he counted a total of 5 vehicles in the driveway to transport just 2 guests. Since those numbers did not add up, my husband then moved closer to count the number of guests around the camp fire, which was significantly higher than what Aaron had paid for.
It was also on approaching the cabin that my husband encountered the dog that came with Aaron's party, which was observed going in and out of the cabin. Our cabin is listed as a "No-Pets" property because we are committed to providing our guests with a higher degree of clean accommodations. By bringing a dog inside our cabin, Aaron compromised our commitment to cleanliness.
Since Aaron and his party seemed to be enjoying themselves around the camp fire that night, we decided to wait until morning to have the difficult conversation with Aaron, rather than spoil their fun. But in the morning, we did go up to have the unpleasant conversation, collect the extra guest fees due to us, and have the dog removed immediately.
We're glad that Aaron and his party appreciated and enjoyed themselves here at Cabin Creek. We always do our very best to hold up on our end of the bargain in providing clean cabin accommodations in a private & secluded forest environment. We also want to be very clear that we do not spy or intrude on our guests! However; we grow concerned when a lot of strange traffic goes up our seasonal use dirt road, and parks at our private property.
Terry and David