There are linens in the cabin, so no need to bring either blankets, sleeping bags, or your pillow. Add food and fishing gear and you will be ready to enjoy a very pleasant and comfortable cabin plus a great stillwater fishery.
Check in time for cabin guests is 3:30 PM or later. You can fish until 2:30 PM on the date of departure, but please vacate the cabin no later than 1:00 pm to allow us to prepare it for incoming guests.
Day of Arrival:
Once we have received your trip deposits, a full information packet will be sent to you, and will include a schedule we try to adhere to for Rock Creek Lake. The normal arrival time at the lake is 3:30 PM. We know it is hard to hold yourself back from coming in before that time, especially when you find yourself at the front gate before 3:30. If at all possible we will tell you if you can fudge some on the arrival time, but in the event we don't please don't enter the ranch before your appointed time. Nothing can ruin a trip faster than an incoming group arriving when the outgoing group is making preparations to leave or are still relaxing and enjoying the ranch. Nobody wants a group to do that to them, so please do not infringe upon another groups time at the ranch, either.
When you do enter the ranch there usually will be no one to greet you. At various times the housekeeper may be just finishing up turning over the cabin, but usually they will be gone by then. Feel free to make yourself at home and settle back and begin to drink it all in - the scenery that is. The ranch caretaker may put in an appearance sometime during your stay to take care of anything needed, but we really want your time at Rock Creek to be as isolated and uninterrupted as possible, and that includes right up to the time you drive off the property.
Day of Departure:
On departure day there are a couple of things to keep in mind, depending on whether or not there will be a group coming in on the same day, and whether or not the housekeeper will be cleaning the cabin that day. If the cabin is to be cleaned on departure day (we will let you know), we ask that you take all your belongings out of the cabin and put them in your vehicle by no later than 1:00 PM. That includes all food items, luggage, fishing paraphernalia, and personal items. The housekeeper will arrive at 1:00 to begin cleaning the cabin for the next group. You are welcome to stay on the property if you wish, and can fish until approximately 3:00 PM. At that time we ask for you to load up and depart. It would be perfect if you did not see the incoming group and they didn't see you as well. If everyone will adhere to their schedule that is how it will happen. A quality departure added to a quality arrival and mixed in with two or more days of great fishing, eating and companionship is a hard combination to beat.
In a perfect world you will have no need of help of any kind. However, power can go out, water pressure can go down, gas supply can be a problem, etc. These events are rare, but can happen. In the event anything goes awry you will find maps and directions in your information packet as to what to do and who to contact. The one thing to keep in mind is that you are in a fairly remote area and quick fixes may just not be possible. We will try to have emergency items around (like battery powered lights) to assist you while the problem is being taken care of. We hope you will stay relaxed and keep enjoying the property knowing we are doing everything possible to fix whatever minor problems may arise. Fortunately, breakdowns rarely happen at Rock Creek Lake.