Our dedication to sustainability is reflected in our rates – we base our rates on the impact on Skalitude’s resources, so all rates are on a per-person basis: more people equals more impact. However there is also the economy of scale – the more people in a group, some basic costs can be shared by everyone in the group, so the per person rate is lower for larger groups.
The basic daily rate is split between the educational program and the lodging costs. You may come for just the learning experience without spending the night, but you won’t get as much out of it, as we are really aiming to teach about the experience of sustainable living. We don’t offer lodging without the educational component, because Skalitude is participatory and experiential – you can’t be here without learning something!
The basic daily/nightly rate is $275 for the Lodge which can sleep up to 6 people at double occupancy; $140 educational program and $135 lodging. Winter lodging rates are $295/night for the Lodge.
Rates for additional people are $25/adults and $20/children. Children count as persons if they sleep in their own bed – infants who sleep with their parents are free. Bermhouse rooms are booked at double occupancy, there is a single supplement if people want more privacy.
Tax rate for lodging is 9.7%
We have found it takes at least two days/nights to fully absorb what Skalitude has to offer, so that is the recommended minimum experience. Three nights is best, that gives you two full days here without being in a car, which allows your nervous system to reset to a more Nature-tuned cadence.
Dogs are welcome! They help connect us to the natural world. However they also have an impact, so there is a $25 fee per dog per stay.
It doesn’t matter how long you stay, we still have to clean the whole house after each group. A $75 cleaning fee helps offset these costs.
30% deposit required to reserve dates. We figure the deposit on the estimated number of people in your group, if the number changes we adjust the total as needed when the final amount is due.
Cancellation policy: Deposit is refunded minus $75 cancellation fee for cancellations more than 6 weeks prior to the reserved date. After 6 weeks, the deposit is refunded if we can re-book those dates. Final amount is due 3 weeks before the reserved date.
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