MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What time can we check-in? What time is check-out?

Check in time for our sites and rental units are 1PM and 4PM respectively. Please note that during peak season, your check out time is 11AM. We ask that you adhere closely to the recommended times. Remember that we include complementary early arrivals in our value seasons, based on availability.

Can we stay in the park and use the amenities after check out?

Complimentary early arrival (11AM) and late departure (3PM) are included in our Spring and Fall Value Season packages, based on availability.  Please note, we are unable to offer early arrival or late departure during our Summer Peak Season.

Do you offer a family rate?

Families today come in many shapes and sizes, so our base rate covers two people. Ask your reservation specialist to quote a package rate for your individual family.

How many people are allowed on one site?

Site occupancy is restricted to ONE camping family (1 or 2 adults and their unmarried dependent children).

How many people are allowed in a rental unit and what are the sleeping arrangements?

Each rental unit can accommodate ONE camping family, with maximums applicable. The Rustic Cabins have two rooms, with a full size bed in the front room and two sets of twin bunks in the back room. The Full Service Cabins have a full size bed in the master bedroom, a futon, and a carpeted loft area (which is great for children to bring sleeping bags or air mattresses). Most of the Premium Cabins have a master bedroom with a queen size bed, a futon or pull out couch, and a large carpeted loft area. The RV rentals are two bedroom units with a queen size bed in one bedroom and a bunk house with twins in the second bedroom. Please check with your reservation specialist as we also offer a number of “pet friendly” rentals.

What is included in the nightly rate?

We offer a variety of site options from wilderness tenting to big rig full hookup sites that include water, sewer, electricity, and cable. Each site also has a picnic table (and/or patio set for certain rental units) and a fire pit. All of our sites include full use of the amenities such as the pool, hot tub, beach, sports field and courts, and many activities.

What will we pay extra for?

There are nominal fees for boat rentals, mini golf, arcade games, and some crafts and/or activities.

Can we bring our own firewood?

We need your help to prevent the spread of destructive insects like the Asian Longhorned Beetle. No outside firewood is allowed unless it is pre-packaged and labeled “kiln-dried”. We also offer bundles and pallets of wood harvested “on property” for sale and can be delivered to your site.

Can we have visitors?

Yes. All visitors must register and obtain a vehicle pass. The per person fee allows your visitors to access the same amenities and activities as you. Day visitors may arrive after 9AM and stay until 9PM. Day visitors are limited to four (4) adults OR one (1) family. Overnight guests must be registered and fit within the maximum family size allowed. Please contact the office with any questions. Remember to remind your visitors to leave their PETS AT HOME, as visiting pets are not allowed on the property.

Do you allow pets?

Registered family pets are welcome and must be accompanied at all times. Pet owners must have current rabies vaccination certificate available. Limit two dogs and/or cats per site. Dogs may NOT be tied up and/or left alone and MUST be cleaned up after. Short (6′) leashes are required. We have a 5,000 sq. ft. fenced in dog park with a pet wash station in addition to a pet beach, where you can swim with your four-legged family members. Pets are welcome throughout the area on a leash but are not allowed in the rec hall, club rooms, swimming and/or beach areas per state law. Doggie stations are located throughout the park.

Do the rental units have cooking and eating utensils and what do I need to bring?

With the exception of the Rustic Cabins, all of our rental units come with cooking and eating utensils and a gas grill. There is no need to bring the propane for the grill, as this is provided by the Resort. The Rustic Cabins have a charcoal grill, but you will need to bring your own charcoal. You will need to bring linens, pillows, dish and hand soap, bath linens, towels for the pool area, toiletries, and groceries for all of the rental units. The Rustic Cabins need linens for a full size bed and two sets of twin bunks. The Full Service Cabins need linens for a full size bed, a futon, and sleeping bags and/or air mattresses for the carpeted loft area. The Premium Cabins require the same linens as the Full Service Cabin, except the bed is a queen size. The RV rentals have a queen size bed and a bunk house with twins that require linens.

How far are you from Worcester, Boston, and other attractions?

The Resort is only 15 miles from Worcester and 20 miles from Sturbridge. Boston and Springfield are 50 miles and 30 miles from the Resort respectively. There are many points of interest within thirty minutes of the park. Please stop by the office for information on attractions, directions, and recommendations.

Do I need a fishing license and what type of fish are in Lake Dean?

Anyone 15 years of age or older must obtain a fishing license to fish in Lake Dean. The fees range from $0 – 37.50, depending on age and residency. Please visit www.massfishhunt.org for more information or to purchase a fishing license. Lake Dean has many types of fish, mostly Large-Mouth Bass, Pickerel, and Sunfish. Catch and release is recommended.

How big is Lake Dean? Can I bring my boat or jet skis and is there a fee?

Lake Dean is a 70-acre man-made lake. It is a little less than a mile long and half mile wide. The deepest part of the lake is about 9 feet. Jet skis are not permitted per Massachusetts State Law. There is a $25 fee to launch a boat with any fuel motor. We recommend a length of not more than 17 feet. Docks can be rented pending availability. You can bring your own kayaks, canoes, etc. for no charge.

What is your operation schedule?

Our primary operating season is April 28 – October 15, 2017. We have organized and themed weekend activities for the length of season. We offer daily activities during our peak season of June 18 – August 31, 2017. Some amenities are limited during our Spring and Fall value seasons.

How much of a deposit is required when I make my reservation?

Payment is due in full at the time of booking, and can be made by using a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. We take a $125 deposit for reservations a year in advance, and you will be invoiced in January for the balance.  For example, a reservation made in May 2017 for a reservation in July 2018 would require a $125 deposit in May 2017, with the balance due in January 2018.

Which cell phone carriers have reception at the Resort?

AT&T and Verizon have the best reception at the Resort. Please check with your service provider for coverage.

Is there a minimum stay required?

Our tenting and full hookup sites require a minimum two night stay. Our rental units require a minimum two night stay and rent Friday-Friday or Sunday-Sunday during peak season (excluding Rustic Cabins). Holiday minimums may apply for tenting sites, full hookup sites, and/or rental units. We can usually always accommodate your RV or tent stay request (excluding holidays). However, keep in mind that we do book out early during our busy season. All reservations are subject to general reservation open dates.

When does the pool Open and Close?

The pool is scheduled to be open from mid May through mid September and is heated to 80 degrees. Please contact the office for exact dates.

Can I request my favorite site?

Our staff will always try to accommodate your choice of sites! However, site choices are not guaranteed and we reserve the right to move your site for any reason deemed appropriate.

Do you have WiFi and how do I connect?

WiFi is provided for your convenience ($). The bandwidth here at Pine Acres Resort is limited due to our rural location. Therefore, the WiFi should NOT be expected to function the same as your home or work networks.

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Use of the WiFi system constitutes acceptance of the Terms of Use. You must comply with local, state, federal and international laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, copyright and intellectual property rights laws. All campers will be personally responsible for any violations of aforementioned laws and regulations.

Do I need to bring quarters for the showers?

Showers are complimentary. Quarters are needed to operate the laundry machines.

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