2020 Resort Policies
Arrivals & Departures
Check-in time is 3pm – no early arrivals please. All guests will need to wait until 3pm to access their cabin or RV site to ensure that all of our facilities are properly cleaned and maintained – sorry, no exceptions. Ice is available for purchase in the store if you need to keep refrigerated items cool until your check-in time.
Check-out time is promptly at 10am to make sure our staff has enough time to prepare for our next guests.
Late arrivals can find their check in information on the bulletin board on the front of the store near the American flag.
We charge a 50% deposit on all reservations. We require full payment thirty (30) days in advance on holiday weekend reservations.
Cancellation of a reservation requires thirty (30) days notice to receive a deposit refund regardless of when you book your stay. If thirty (30) days advanced notice is not given, no deposit refund will be provided. All cancellations must be issued in writing and must be received 30 days prior to your scheduled date of arrival, no exceptions. All cancellations are subject to a $15 service charge, no exceptions. Deposits cannot be rolled over to the following year or to a later stay.
Parchers Resort does not assume any liability for weather conditions, car trouble, personal emergencies, illness, altitude sickness, family emergencies, water conditions, trail conditions, how good the fall color looks, how well the fish are biting or anything else that is out of our control.
No-Shows are responsible for 100% of the cabin balance - no exceptions.
There are no refunds for early departures or late arrivals. Our guests are responsible for the entirety of their reservation.
The Parchers Cabins
All of our beautiful housekeeping cabins have showers, hot water, heaters & modern plumbing including flush toilets. Towels, bedding, linens, and pillows are included with all cabins except our Hiker Cabins. We do not provide linens or bedding in our hiker cabins. We also provide organic bar soap and toilet paper. We do not provide shampoo or provide daily maid service. Fresh towels and sheets are available at the main office for a nominal fee. Maid service can be requested for an additional charge. Each cabin has its own fire pit and campfires are allowed (weather permitting). All cabins have their own picnic table except the hiker cabins.
All cabins are non-smoking – a minimum charge of $400 will be assessed for any smoking.
Our cabins are outfitted with the following items: 1 Pot, 1 Fry pan/skillet, 1 sauce pan, 1 percolator style coffee pot, silverware, cutlery, spatulas, mixing spoon, bowls & plates, cups & mugs, a cutting board, refrigerator/freezer, dish soap, scrubbing pad and a range. Our Mountain Cabins, Deluxe Cabin, and Paradise Cabins are also equipped with an oven. We do not allow cooking inside of Cabin 1 or 6. Items such as ice, coffee, coffee filters, salt and pepper, cooking oil or paper towels are not provided but are available for purchase in the store.
All dishes used during your stay must be cleaned and the interior trash receptacles and the refrigerator must be emptied before check-out. There is a $75 cleaning fee if this is not done.
Are permitted unless a wind warning is in effect. We do not provide firewood however we do sell bundled firewood in our store. There is a $100 charge for moving or disturbing the fire pits.
Please be a good neighbor and observe QUIET TIME from 10:00pm to 7:00am
Phone & Wifi
There are no telephones inside the cabins but we do have a payphone at the resort for which a calling card is recommended. There is no cell phone, television, or radio reception in our canyon, and it is a beautiful thing!!! Moderate cell phone reception is available a few miles down the canyon for most carriers.
We do not currently have Wi-Fi available for guests. Because of the remoteness of our location, satellite internet is our only option and due to their strict usage limitations, we cannot provide wireless internet to our customers at this time (but we’re working on it).
Parchers Resort has a fully self-contained electrical system as the remoteness of our location requires that we generate our own electricity via a hydroelectric generator. This is both environmentally friendly as well as efficient. However, we do have a finite amount of electricity to power the resort so we ask that guests refrain from using any high-usage electronic devices such as electric heaters, toasters, microwaves, air conditioners and hair driers while at the resort. We do not recommend the use of sensitive electronic equipment (computers etc.) as we do have occasional power surges from our generator. Our RV hookups have been outfitted with 20 amp fuses to prevent any power interruptions. Parchers Resort accepts no liability for damage to electronic devices due to power surges. Life support devices such as dialysis machines etc. are not recommended under any circumstances!
About our Location
Parchers Resort is located in the Inyo National Forest at 9,260ft of elevation. If you are sensitive to high altitude, you may want to consult your physician before visiting. Our location in the National Forest offers the benefit of awe-inspiring scenery however, being in such a rural area also brings with it wildlife such as chipmunks, field mice, marmots, birds, bears and moths. This wildlife can make your stay with us special, but every once in a while a chipmunk or field mouse has been known to get curious and explore the insides of a cabin. This is also bear country; please act accordingly.
High Country Weather
High country weather is very unpredictable but seasonal highs average in the 70’s during the summer and in the 50’s or 60’s in the spring and fall. Average lows are in the high 40’s during the summer and in the low 30’s in the spring and fall. There is a link to our local forecast on the homepage of our website. High and low temps can fluctuate drastically from week to week and day to day so we always recommend that our guests come prepared for both cold and warm conditions to insure a pleasant stay. Early season and late season snow, and summer thunderstorms, are part of what make the Sierra Nevada amazing, don’t be surprised if they visit while you’re here.
Parchers Resort & South Lake Boat Landing does not assume liability for weather conditions, snowpack, road conditions and refunds will not be provided for conditions out of our control. Sorry, no exceptions.
Water & Fishing Conditions
Please be advised that creek flows and reservoir levels in the Bishop Creek Canyon fluctuate based on season, snowpack, runoff, Los Angeles DWP diversions, irrigation requirements and infrastructure maintenance by Southern California Edison. Parchers Resort & South Lake Landing are not liable for the water level or water conditions as these factors are totally out of our control. Refunds will not be provided based on these conditions.
Trout stocking is provided by the California Department of Fish & Wildlife and is paid for with revenue from fishing license sales. While we do periodically supplement these stockings with additional trout, we assume no liability for the frequency, size, or amount of fish stocked by the state of California as this is out of our control. Refunds will not be provided based on these conditions.
Parchers Resort is dog friendly so long as the dog is friendly. There is a $10 per night fee for each pet. Cats are not permitted. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. Guests must always clean up after their pet while on the resort grounds. To prevent damage to our cabins, dogs are not allowed to be left unattended any time.. We ask that guests keep their pets off of our beds and bedding at all times. Sorry, due to prior incidents at the resort we do not allow pit bulls or pit mixes – regardless of how friendly.
Our elevation at the resort is 9,260ft and many of the hiking trails go above 11,000ft. If you have a heart condition, breathing problems or any condition that may cause sensitivity to high altitudes, it is suggested that you check with your physician before to making a reservation or visiting Parchers resort. Parchers Resort does not assume any liability for illness caused by the altitude and refunds will not be provided. Sorry, no exceptions.
The use of slingshots, BB guns, paintball guns, pellet guns, firearms and Airsoft guns is strictly prohibited at Parchers Resort and in the surrounding area. Anyone seen shooting at area wildlife, littering the forest with Airsoft pellets or vandalizing the forest in any way will be immediately reported to the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department, California Department of Fish and Game, or the US Forest Service.