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How to Winter-Proof Your Resort Cottage



Follow these helpful winterizing tips & tricks for a good Winter and an even better Spring!

  • Remove all food items, even dried foods & canned food
  • Remove bottled water, pop, beer, and wine
  • Place steel wool around all water pipe openings under sinks
  • Remove all liquids, such as shampoo, soap, cleaning products
  • Place tiles or heavy objects over vents to deter unwelcome outside guests from entering
  • If you place any outdoor furniture in the cottage for storage, place carpet or cardboard under it as to not dent the floor
  • Secure any outside furniture or place inside unit
  • Do not store propane tanks in or under cottage
  • Unplug small appliances. Coffee makers & water coolers should be taken home as water resides in the lines & will freeze
  • Remove battery backups from any detectors/ appliances & take home so they do not freeze
  • Remove shower heads from shower & take home as they will freeze
  • Ensure accessibility is available to all rooms for staff
  • Remove & take home any solar lights
  • Ensure all windows are locked as your cottage may shift over the winter & your windows will pop open
  • If you are going to set mouse traps keep them away from the water heater & make a point of coming to check the traps by making appointments through the winter
  • Do not place items under your cottage near the water connections
  • Do not store anything inside the bathtub/shower

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During the winter,  we will monitor cottages during and after high wind and snowstorms. Any cottage with perceived damage will be notified directly via email with a  description and photos (if necessary), and next steps will be discussed.

If you do not receive a notification, all is well with your cottage.

Please call ahead to your resort to book an appointment if you are wanting to visit your cottage.