We cannot accept reservations without a signed reservation form and deposit. Balance is due 30 days prior to trip’s starting date, 60 days for Canadian Cultural or western river canoe trips. After we receive your reservation form, we will send you a pre-trip packet that contains the clothing list, where your trip will start and end, and time schedule.
If you cancel: Deposits are non-refundable. From 0-14 days before trip starts, no money is refundable. Within 14-30 days before the trip starts, money is non-refundable, but you may apply the amount to another trip for one year (on a space available basis) minus your deposit. If you cancel within 14 days of the starting date, money is non-transferable and non-refundable. We go in all conditions including rain and thaws. If extreme weather conditions prevent you from traveling to Maine for your trip, you may use the full amount less the deposit for another trip for one year from the trip starting date. You may wish to purchase vacation insurance to cover this possibility. If you have to cancel due to Covid related issues we will not be able to give a refund, but will lock in the price of the trip and give a 2 year credit to be used toward any of our trips.
If we cancel: We only cancel a trip for safety reasons (i.e. flooding, bad ice, extreme windchill or lack of conditions – not enough snow or ice.) If we need to cancel, we try to reschedule people to another trip. If we need to cancel for safety or lack of conditions you may choose to use the full amount toward another Mahoosuc trip for 2 years, or receive a 50% refund and apply the other half to a Mahoosuc trip for 2 years.
COVID REQUIREMENTS: We are asking all of our guests to provide a copy of their vaccine card OR for children not yet eligible to get a negative PCR Covid test within 72 hours of the trip (it may take longer than this to get results so plan accordingly). We are also recommending that people have had a booster shot.
Physical Requirements: Mushing can be physically demanding. We cannot predict trail conditions as they change daily, sometimes hourly. You should be in good physical condition for an overnight dog sledding trip. The dogs are strong; however, there are limits to their pulling ability. Therefore, we ask individuals who weigh over 215 lbs. to contact us prior to sending in their reservation form.
Gratuity: Tips are appropriate for your guides. If you feel you would like to recognize how hard they worked to provide a safe and reliable trip for you. A common amount is 5% – 10% of your trip cost. At Mahoosuc we split tips evenly among whoever is working on the trip unless people want certain amounts to go directly to certain guides. In this case tips should be given to guides individually.
For day trips only, include: List of names, height, weight, age, parka size, and shoe size for each person coming.
My time with you these past weeks has meant a lot to me. I am so grateful for all the bush wisdom and world wisdom you both embody and I feel blessed to have received some part of what you have to offer. I feel myself at a critical life junction and I felt the quality of returning to my roots with you. I don’t know what direction my life will take, but I know I will always cherish what I have learned from you and cherish who you are and what you represent.