RDC - Lodging and Dining - Squam Lake NH

RDC - Lodging and Dining

Lodging & Dining

Unique and Rustic Lodging for Every Kind of Vacation

Because we have a wide range of sizes and styles of lodging, we handle each reservation personally so that we can ensure the right fit for your needs. Call, email, or write to Becky or Alana. They will be glad to help you.

Rest assured, whether you are seeking a friends and family gathering or a romantic getaway, we have a variety of options to choose from. Accommodations range from private two-person cabins and cottages on Squam Lake NH to our 24-bed rustic lodge with hand-hewn beams and wrap-around porches, all environmentally friendly and built just for vacationing. You can use your vacation with us as an opportunity for complete escape, but if you prefer to stay connected, most of our accommodations offer free WiFi. No matter what you desire, you will find our lodging provides privacy, coziness and relaxation all overlooking the beauty of Squam Lake NH

There is no need to worry about cooking or finding places to eat, since all your meals are included in the price of your stay. Relax and enjoy a hearty breakfast, lunch and dinner in one of our vintage exposed-beam dining halls with views of Squam Lake NH. 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.


 Here are things to know before coming to RDC for your first stay.

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The Reservation Process

NEW 2021 Reservation Information

NEW 2021 Reservation Information

To continue providing our guests with the safest environment and make the necessary adjustments to the latest COVID-19 protocols, we have decided to open our regular guest season starting week 2 (June 19) and postpone the start of reservations until MARCH 1.  The following are other critical adjustments we are making to the 2021 season. 

Cottage Point Person

We will be asking for a point person from each cottage and email addresses for all guests over 18 years of age.  This will be used for communicating information to guest families, and contact tracing if needed.  Please indicate your point person on your Reservation Request Form.

Staggered Arrival Days

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To ensure we have the proper time to safely complete cottage turnovers and additional sanitizing, we will have staggered arrival days for each side of Camp.

Deephaven guests will arrive and depart on Saturday

Rockywold guests will arrive and depart on Sunday

Adjusted Arrival and Departure times

Arriving guests should not enter their accommodations before registering at the office.

Check-in is after 5 p.m.

Check-out is no later than 10 a.m.

Daily Visitors

For the health and safety of our RDC community, we strongly discourage daily visitors to Camp for the summer of 2021.  A daily visitor is anyone outside the family unit assigned to a particular cottage or accommodation.  Our regular guests have been asked to comply with RDC’s health and safety guidelines prior to their arrival and daily visitors would put both our guests and staff at risk.  Thank you for your cooperation.

You can fill out the Reservation Request Form by clicking on the link below.

General Reservation Information

General Reservation Information

Arrival and Departure times: Arriving guests should not enter their accommodation before registering at the office. To allow staff enough time to properly clean and sanitize lodging facilities, check-in time is after 5 p.m. and check out is no later than 10 a.m. Mid-day meals on departure and arrival days are not included in weekly rates. Bagged lunches can be provided to departing guests who give the dining room a day’s notice.

Deephaven guests arrive and depart on Saturday

Rockywold guests arrive and depart on Sunday

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A 20% deposit, received within 30 days from the date of our offer letter, is required to confirm a reservation.

Cancellation Policy: If a cancellation is made prior to May 31, 50% of the deposit will be refunded. Reservations canceled after May 31st and prior to a month of expected arrival will lose the 20% deposit. Reservations canceled within one month of expected arrival will be responsible for 50% of the total bill if the resulting vacancy is not filled. Reservations canceled within two weeks of expected arrival will be responsible for 100% of the total bill if the resulting vacancy is not filled.

New Hampshire Rooms and Meals Tax of 9% is added to lodging and meal charges.

Gratuities: Unlike many other resorts, RDC does not add a service charge to guest bills; however, guests may wish to reward employees for exceptional service. Gratuity envelopes are provided in both offices. Any tips will be distributed to all our staff.

RDC’s Recreation Programs, with activities for all ages, will begin June 27 and end August 27.

Pets cannot be accommodated except during “Dog Days,” Saturday, September 11 to Saturday, September 18.

We do not accept credit cards. Cash or check only please!

The Reservation Process

The Reservation Process

We frequently receive multiple requests for the same accommodations in the same time periods, especially in August. Potential conflicts are resolved on the basis of priority and seniority.

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In order to receive early consideration for an accommodation, we must receive a written request prior to March 1st. Requests received after March 1st will be honored but only after filling all those received before the deadline. Typically, availability becomes quite limited as the summer approaches. We ask that all guests use the Reservation Request Form. When reservation bookings begin on March 1st, the order in which reservations are placed is as follows:

  1. All "priority" guests.
  2. Guests with the most "seniority credit," to guests with the least seniority credit.

Priority Status:

Priority:  Guests who have been accommodated in the same cottage or lodge room for a week during the same time period for three consecutive years earn what is called “priority”.  A guest having priority on a particular accommodation with be given the first option to reserve that accommodation for the appropriate time period.

Sabbatical:  A “sabbatical” is defined as not reserving a priority cottage or lodge room for one year.  To maintain priority status, guests must reserve their cottage for three or more consecutive years following a sabbatical.

Priority can be passed on to another family member or individual providing that family member or individual has shared that cottage during that time period for the previous three years.

Seniority credit: One year of seniority is credited to the person or married couple for whom a reservation is made. Guests receive one seniority credit for each year in which they were guests in camp for a stay of five consecutive nights or longer after the age of 25. This credit applies whether or not the individual has paid an RDC bill. An additional credit is granted to guests who stayed at RDC prior to age 25, and a further credit is granted to those guests who served as an employee for at least one full season. A maximum of one seniority credit per season is allowed for any individual.  Shareholders receive one credit for reservation purposes only.

Multiple weeks stay credit: Additional credit is given to guests requesting stays of two or more consecutive weeks in the same accommodation.  The formula for this additional credit is: number of weeks requested, squared plus seniority.

If the accommodation requested is available, an offer letter will be sent to you with a request for a 20% deposit. If we receive your deposit within 30 days from the date of the offer letter your reservation is confirmed.

If the accommodation requested is not available, a staff member will attempt to contact you to discuss other alternatives. Please make sure you give us current work and home phone numbers!

If the accommodation requested is not available, and no alternatives exist, you will be notified and, if you wish, put on a waiting list.

To give yourself the best opportunity to receive the cottage and dates of your choice, send in your reservation request before March 1st.

Becky Kneeland

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