FAQ

Q. What are the future plans for Shadybrook Resort?

A. A plan has been unveiled to sell the sites at Shadybrook in a shared interest structure. The resort would stay mostly the same, but the sites would be owned instead of rented. Infrastructure upgrades will occur before sites are for sale and there will be a realignment of some sites to make better use of space. The first phase of the development took place in October 2010, the 2nd in the fall of 2012 and Spring of 2013. 80 sites have been renovated with deep services and will be for sale in the fall of 2013.  There are still 3 phases to complete the entire renovation of the resort. Until those renovations are complete, the un-renovated sites will continue to rent seasonally.

Q. Who runs the resort?

A. Mike DuBois is the owner and is hands-on with most aspects of the resort. His wife Christine runs the office and deals with most customer inquiries. There is also an on site manager. He runs much of the daily operations. He is employed on a seven month contract basis so all off season enquiries should go to Mike and Christine.

Q. What is the term of the site lease?

A. All sites are rented for one season at a time. There is no long term lease or guarantee on the sites. After the end of one season, prices are reviewed and lease renewal offers are made for the following season. The intention is that good customers will always be offered to return the next season as long as Shadybrook is operating as a campground. See the first question above.

Q. What is the operating season?

A. In 2013, extended season sites are open from the beginning of April to the end of October. Seasonal sites and cabins are open from May 3 to Thanksgiving. The length of the season is the same each year. The dates fluctuate by a few days to open on Fridays and close on Sundays.

Q. Can I use the campsite in the winter?

A. No. All utilities are turned off and the roads are blocked. Site fees pay for access to the resort for the operating season only. Once a majority of the sites are sold and there is a demand for winter camping, at that time the sites will operate year round.

Q. Do the site and boat fees change from year to year?

A. Sometimes. Prices in years to come will reflect the supply and demand for campsites. Refer to the price list on this site for an up to date list of services and prices.

Q. Are boat slips available?

A. There is a waiting list for boat slips. This means for in the water parking and on land parking.

Q. Does Shadybrook rent out boat slips to the general public?

A. No. Boat slips are only available to campground customers. The boat launch is also only for campground customers.

Q. What are my rights and responsibilities if I buy a trailer on site?

A. Talk to the owner or manager at Shadybrook and find out if there are any conditions of sale applied by Shadybrook Resort. These could include a clause requiring that the trailer be upgraded by a certain date, or that extra structures on the campsite be altered or removed. Find out what the maximum size of trailer is that will fit on the site. Do not pay any money to the seller, until you fully understand the rules, lease terms, and have been approved as a customer at Shadybrook by the owner, Mike.

Q. Are selling prices controlled for existing customers who wish to leave their trailer at Shadybrook?

A. Yes. Before a trailer goes for sale, the customer must get permission to leave it on the campsite. The sale is subject to conditions relating to the age and appearance of the trailer. In some cases the trailer is allowed to be sold but the buyer will have to upgrade it within a certain period of time. Maximum prices are set that allow the seller to charge the market value for the trailer, but does not allow them to charge any surplus relating to the demand for the site where the trailer is located.

Q. Can I share a site with another family?

A. No. Sites are rented to one family only. A family is defined as parents and kids living at the same house. Use of the site by others when you are not at Shadybrook is restricted. There is an option to share a cabin with another family.

Q. What are the rules for bringing new trailers into Shadybrook?

A. Trailers coming in, or being moved from one site to another, can be a maximum of 15 years old. Trailers can have any number of slide outs, but the main body of the trailer can only be 8 feet wide.

Q. What utilities are provided within the resort?

A. All sites except are full service. Drinking water is provided from two wells on-site. Sewage disposal is by way of a large scale septic system. Most sites have 30 or 50 amp power. Wifi is available at a small fee to those who wish to use it. Cable TV and individual internet is available to most sites and can be purchased directly from Shaw cable.

Q. I am looking for a place to live full-time, is this possible at Shadybrook?

A. No. Shadybrook is for vacation use only. Sites are only rented to customers who have a permanent residence elsewhere where they will be staying during parts of the operating season.

Q. Do cabins come available often?

A. Cabins rarely turnover but when they do current customers are the first to be notified of a vacancy.

Q. Are there overnight campsites available?

A. Yes. Two sites are available for friends of Shadybrookers and prospective Shadybrookers. These sites are suitable for tents and/or RV’s. Rates are $30 for tents and $40 for RV’s. Long stay discounts are available during spring and fall, but not in July and August.