RATES & AVAILABILITY
Booking on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 is for Previous Guests only.
Limited Availability in 2022
Because of the wildfire last year that forced us to close for almost 2.5 months, we moved a lot of our reservations from 2021 to this year. And, we've had many guests book an entire week and all of the Large Group Event weekends. As a result, for the first time, we are limiting the amount of bookings we take from Previous Guests so we will be able to offer at least a few dates to New Guests. There likely will be no dates available in July and very few in June. The majority of available dates will be in April and May. Our late Summer/Fall season, which we will book in late May, should have more available dates.
Our 2022 "regular" season will run from March 31st through mid-November. We'll keep our fingers crossed that we don't have to close again due to wildfires this year!
Just like last year, we will be booking previous guests on our own website, www.summitprairie.com. Please note, the "Booking Information" tab on the website currently directs you to Airbnb but when we open the calendar for booking, that tab will read "Reservations" and will take you directly to our booking site - don't go to Airbnb, the dates won't be open on that calendar!
If you still would like to book on Airbnb, please check the calendar on the www.summitprairie.com site when we open it and then send an email to email@example.com. We'll hold the dates for you and let you book them on Airbnb (you will have to pay a booking fee...)
For April/May/June/July bookings, we will open the calendar at 9:00 am Pacific Time on Wednesday, February 23rd and will only accept bookings from previous guests. We will then close the calendar until we reopen to the general public at 9:00 am on February 27th. We will book all new guests on the Airbnb website, not the Summit Prairie website.
2022 Minimum Stays and Pricing
We will offer a 4 night stay from Thursday until Monday or a 3 night stay from Monday until Thursday - we won't have any 2 or 1 night stays and the only check in days will be either Thursday (for 4 nights) or Monday (for 3 nights). When we open the calendar at 9:00 am Pacific Time on Wednesday, February 23rd, we will be booking Thursday to Monday night stays only (4 nights). At 9:30 am we will book Monday to Thursday stays (3 nights). Be sure to refresh your browser frequently so the site reflects the current night minimums.
The fee for the 3rd and 4th guest will remain at $20 per guest per night and $10 per guest per night for additional camping guests. If you're unsure of exactly how many additional guests you'll be having, just make the reservation for the minimum number that you know will be coming and we can settle up on the balance right before you arrive.
You can split your reservation if you'd like (2 nights for you and 2 nights for other friends, for example) and if you'd like additional linens (sheets and towels) we can arrange that for a $25 fee.
If you are unable to get a booking on the previous guest booking date, you are welcome to try to get a booking on the new guest date of February 27th, 2022 at 9 a.m. Pacific Time. We have 1,600 names on that list so it will be very competitive to get a booking. We will be booking New Guests on the Airbnb site, www.airbnb.com/h/summitprairie. After February 27th, we will be completely booked for Spring/Early Summer 2022.
If you would like to come in August/September/October, we will repeat this process in early June before we open to the general public on June 5th. We'll send you an email in late May to remind you. We will book November dates after fire season is over, probably early October, in case, like last year, we have to move guests around due to fires or smoke.
We are in the middle of a multi-year project to thin our forest to make it more fire resilient. The past couple of years we've asked the crew to work before our season opens and after our season closes. But after the fire that nearly burned our property down last summer, we feel the need to get our thinning project completed as soon as possible. So we may have the crew there in April/May and again in October/November while we have guests. We will do our best to keep them out of sight and earshot of the lookout but please be aware that you may see or hear the crew during your visit.
We will have once again our GUEST HOST PROGRAM in 2022. If you'd like to come stay at the Summit Prairie for a week or more and be the host for guests in the Lookout, let us know. You can stay in the Summer House and Bunkhouse at no cost to you! You will need to have a cell phone that works at the Summit Prairie (Verizon, AT&T, US Cellular, T-Mobile or Google Fi). You'll probably have to do at least one turnover (change the sheets on the beds of the lookout and make sure the place is clean and ready for the next guest - we have a training video that explains in detail how to do that) and you'll probably have to go to Canyonville once a week to do the laundry. But other than that, you'll have the rest of the time to relax and enjoy the Summit Prairie and Southern Oregon. Please let us know if you're interested and we'll start a dialogue to see if we can find dates that will work for you - particularly late September/early October when we're hoping to take a trip ourselves. Many of our Guest Hosts last year booked 3 or 4 nights in the lookout and then moved to the Summer House for 3 or 4 nights, making it a weeklong stay for the price or 3 or 4 nights.
Large Group Camping and Week Long stays
We are offering the Summit Prairie for Large Group Camping (20-30 campers) however we are limiting those to 2 per month and they are all booked for 2022. Let us know if you'd like to be a wait list and email us before the end of this year if you want us to hold dates for you in 2023. You can find more information on the "Large Group Events" tab of our website, www.summitprairie.com. Also, we're holding dates for guests that want to book a week or longer stay - we realize that with our booking system it would be impossible to book a contiguous week so let us know and we'll hold an entire week for you. Entire week bookings have become very popular this year.
Winter at Summit Prairie
We will be open again this year during the winter so if miss getting a booking during our regular season, we do have a several dates available in March, 2022 before we head back down there to get ready for our season in late March. Email us if you're interested and we'll see if we can figure out some dates that work for you.
This will be for previous guests only, and not for the faint of heart! You might get lucky and have snow or you might get unlucky and have snow! So far this year we have had very little snow but of course, that could always change. The price is $100 per night, no minimum nights, no maximum nights, no cleaning fee and no fee for additional guests. You will need to bring your own pillows, blankets, sheets, towels, dish towels and you need to clean up after yourself and take the trash with you.
Please feel free to email us prior to the booking date if you have any questions about the procedure. Take care and we look forward to seeing you this season at the Summit Prairie!
Dabney & Alan