Planning Your Trip

Reservations    |    Cancellations    |    Check in    |    Check out    |    Rental Units Furnished    |    Grocery Package Orders


  • Reservations may be made in person, by phone, by email, or online by booking here.
  • A credit card is required for all reservations.
  • Upon confirmation of your reservation, we require a down payment of 50% of the total amount of your stay.
  • The balance of your reservation is due two weeks prior to your arrival and your credit card will be charged the remaining amount.
  •  SMEA makes every effort to provide you with the most accurate information; please note that verbal misquotes on rental rates, house descriptions, or policies will not be honored.


  • Cancellations made more than 21 days before arrival will receive a refund of 50% of the down payment amount.
  •  Cancellations made 14-20 days before dates of stay will forfeit the entire down payment amount.
  • Cancellations within 14 days of the dates of stay will be charged the full amount of the total stay.

Check In

  • Your home will be available for check-in beginning at 4:30pm. You may check-in anytime between 4:30-7pm. If you plan to arrive outside of those times, please be sure to let us know in advance at For late check-ins, the Club is open until 9pm (hours may change seasonally). If you will be arriving after 9pm, please let us know in advance.

Check Out

  • Checkout is before 10:30am at the Club. Keys must be returned to the lockbox after you lock the door.
  • If you would like to request a late checkout time, please contact our team at in advance. Please note that this will be subject to availability and fees may apply. Late checkouts without prior arrangements may be charged for an additional day. If necessary, luggage storage is available at the Club.

Rental Unit Items Furnished

Every rental home is furnished with kitchenware, appliances, light housekeeping products, bed linens, and towels. If you have specific questions about items included, please contact us at

Grocery Package Orders

Alternatively, we’ve got some optional stocking packages available or you may send us a shopping list and we’ll stock the home on your behalf for a $75 fee, plus the cost of the groceries. This request must be ordered a minimum of 7 days in advance by email at or by phone 530-214-7381.

View the complete Schaffer’s Mill Endorsed Accommodations (SMEA) Rental Policies & Procedures