Frequently Asked Questions About RDC
Frequently Asked Questions About RDC
Have Questions about RDC? We’re happy to help!
Getting ready for your first visit to RDC? Not sure what to expect? We have developed this list of questions most frequently asked by first-time visitors. Have a question not answered here? Contact Us!
When is there availability for new guests?
What are the dates for a particular week?
Please see the Summer Calendar pdf for dates of each week of our season, discounted weeks and theme weeks.
What are the age groups for your activities?
What is there for teens to do?
What to bring?
Don’t feel you have to bring everything, but a flashlight is essential!
- Hiking gear (including boots)
- Day pack
- Fishing gear
- Swimming accessories
- Beach Towels
- Sun Screen
- Sports equipment (tennis racquet, softball mitt, etc.)
- Bottle Opener / Corkscrew
- Hair dryer
- Warm jacket and sweater
- Collared shirt for men. (Please see Dress Code)
- Insect repellant
- Folding chair
- Child / Infant life preserver
- General toiletries
- Rain gear
- A good book or two
What is the dining room dress code?
Over the last several decades, the dining room dress code has become more and more relaxed in keeping with general trends in society. Most guests have appreciated the greater informality, but recently there have been occasions when the level of casualness has, in the minds of many guests, become too great. We would like to remind all of our guests of the RDC dress code and ask for your cooperation in following these simple guidelines:
No caps, tank tops, bathing suits or bare feet at any meal. Casual sportswear is acceptable for breakfast and lunch but more appropriate dress is recommended for dinner (non-athletic shorts, pants, collared shirt for men; dresses, skirts, pants, non-athletic shorts for women).
What is included with the cottage rate?
Do you have a beach for swimming?
What kind of meals do you serve?
It is safe to say that no one starves during their stay at RDC. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served buffet-style in the Rockywold and Deephaven dining rooms, each family occupying its own table.
Food is both plentiful and varied, including at least two entrances, “kid-friendly” choices, and plenty of vegetarian options at each meal. The kitchen staff is also happy to make up box lunches for hikers and picnickers. If you have food allergies or special dietary requirements, let us know. Our friendly staff will do their best to accommodate you and your family.
Meals at RDC are catered by Sodexho.
Do you allow pets?
Pets can not be accommodated except for the last week of our season, September 8 to 14. Kennels are available in the surrounding area, such as:
What time is check-in and check-out?
When is the best time to put in a reservation request?
What's the difference between Deephaven and Rockywold?
How "rustic" is rustic?
Do you have wireless internet access?
Can I bring my motor boat?
Is there babysitting available?
What do T, S and D mean on the cottage floor plans and camp map?
Tindicates a twin-bedded room (or 2 twin sized beds);
Sare single-bedded rooms (or 1 twin bed); daybeds or cots in living rooms and/or porches are noted with a
D. In keeping with RDC tradition, all beds are twin sized. Guests are welcome to push beds together!
What if I exceed the minimal cottage occupancy?
Overage Rate. Overages are charges for single overnight accommodations and individual meals for guests in excess of minimal cottage occupancy. The Overage Rate for children ages 2 – 5 is reduced by 50%. There is no overage charge for children under 2 years of age.
View the RDC Guest Manual in pdf format for more information.
Squam Lakes Attractions and Links
The next day we took a bag lunch to Loon Island. This trip was really special because we saw nesting eagles on Little Loon Island. We watched a loon diving for his lunch as well as hearing many birds.
Sally & Tom Warner
RDC Photo Gallery