Cheat Mountain Club
* Note – PLEASE MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO: ___________________________.
Mail Deposit Check to:
Contracting Guest Name:
Check-in Date: (3:00 pm): _______________.
Thank you for your reservation. Please sign and return this occupancy agreement along with a Check Made Payable to: _______________________________ for the advanced payment amount.
This agreement is made between the Contracting Guest and The Cheat Mountain Club. The Contracting Guest agrees as follows:
If the premises become uninhabitable prior to check-in by reason of destruction, damage, natural disaster, or any other reason beyond the control of owner, this reservation shall be canceled and Contracting Guest shall receive a return of his/her deposit. The owner shall not be liable for any damages (consequential or otherwise), monetary losses, or alternative reservations associated with the cancellation of the reservation for the reasons described above.
Cheat Mountain Club Shareholders and its Manager trust you will enjoy your stay and assist in maintaining this historic property for future generations. Please take time to acquaint yourself with the rich history of Cheat Mountain Club and please add your name to our registry of notable guests. Complaints and suggestions may be addressed to Ronald G. Pearson at email@example.com.
Date Executed: ________________
Date Executed: 02-01-16
Hatchery Run Homeowners Association
We are delighted that you want to share the magic of Cheat and we offer this statement so that you will clearly understand what is expected in terms of common access through private property, rules for foot trails, bike trails, horse trails, guns, hunting and fishing, and use of the Nature Conservancy Preserve. We must work together to keep the unique environment we enjoy on Cheat Mountain relatively unspoiled for it is a sensitive and easily damaged ecological system. One simple rule we can all follow is to leave no evidence of our presence as we use it.
1. Our trails are maintained by the HRHA and volunteers for the benefit and enjoyment of all owners and guests. They are primarily intended for foot travel. Please help us by keeping these trails clear, clean and passable. Please do not remove ferns, other plants and shrubs or trees from nearby the trails for the purposes of transplanting.
2. As you use our trails, please be respectful of private homes and the Cheat Mountain Club. Stay on designated trails, do not walk up on porches, peer into windows, or cut across yards or driveways on foot or on skis, even if you think no one is home. While our common trails are for the benefit of all, the homes and Club are private.
3. Horses and motorized vehicles are restricted to Red Run Road, the River Road and Allegheny Mountain Road. In no case are horses, motorized vehicles, including four wheelers, golf carts, or motorcycles, allowed on HRHA trails. Members may seek a specific exception to this guideline if they petition the HRHA officers to use a Golf Cart on a trail if the trail is not wet and will not be damaged by its use. During extremely wet or muddy times, please do not use mountain bikes on the trails. During winter snow times, volunteers set parallel cross country ski tracks. If there are tracks set, please snowshoe or walk adjacent to these tracks versus on them.
4. As a reminder, please be aware that it is illegal to operate a motorized off-road vehicle on Forest Service land. The vehicle will be impounded if you are caught.
TRAIL DESCRIPTIONS In Our Immediate Area:
Our common trails include:
1. The Blue/River trail parallels the Shavers Fork River heading upstream from the Club to the southern end of the property, ending at the HRHA common land area above the Richards’ home. Access to this trail is by foot, ski and bike only. No horses or motorized vehicles are permitted on the Blue/River trail.
2. The Red/Beaver Pond trail starts at the Swinging Bridge, crosses the field and railroad tracks and heads alongside the pond, and then parallels Fish Hatchery Run past the Drakes’ home, continues past the Cheat Mountain Trails LLC building (Petitto) and leads onto the Forest Service land across Fish Hatchery Run. Access to this trail is by foot, ski or bike. No horses or motorized vehicles are permitted on the Red Trail.
3. The Yellow/Spring trail starts at the main entrance to CMC and parallels the railroad tracks upstream, crosses the Drakes’ driveway and crosses a foot bridge across Fish Hatchery Run and eventually crosses the railroad tracks and goes up the River Road to the common land on the river above the Richards, where it joins the Blue Trail. Access to this trail is by foot, ski or bike only. No horses or motorized vehicles are permitted on the Yellow Trail.
4. The Green trail starts at the downriver side of the CMC lawn and takes in a small circle that parallels the river downstream and ends at the ponds near the CMC entrance. Access to this trail is by foot, ski and bike only. No horses or motorized vehicles are permitted on the Green trail.
5. The Hemlock trail starts at the swinging bridge and is totally on the Nature Conservancy property across the Shavers Fork. Access to this trail is by foot and ski only. No bikes or mechanized equipment including mowers are allowed on this trail. It is the goal of the Nature Conservancy to keep this 34-acre tract as free from human touch as possible. We have entered into a use agreement with the Nature Conservancy that requires HRHA owners and guests to stay on designated trails when on this property and to not remove any plants nor depart the trail for river access for fishing.
All fishing in the Shaver Fork and Fish Hatchery Run along the entire HRHA boundary has been catch-and-release fly fishing only since 1992. HRHA pays to privately stock the Shavers Fork River with a goal of maintaining a high class trout fishery for our members, guests and renters.
Unfortunately, we are experiencing increased poaching and fishing pressure from outside parties. Poaching or taking fish from the river makes fishery management very expensive and difficult. Please confront non-owners, unknown guests or trespassers who are not complying with the catch-and-release fly fishing only rule and kindly ask them to comply. In the case of poachers, introduce yourself as a HRHA member or guest and explain that we pay to stock the river and ask them to leave. You can also inform the poacher that this is a private river and that they are trespassing. Further advise them that this section of the Shavers Fork is private and that we have and will exercise the right to prosecute trespassers. In the event the poacher has taken more than the legal limit of six fish, please call the local WV DNR conservation officer at 1-800 NET-GAME and inform them that he / she has twice broken the law. Try and get the poachers name or vehicle license plate number before you make the call.
We have developed an alternative to “fly fishing only” for our members and their guests, renters, etc. The two ponds at the entrance to CMC are now available to all homeowners and their guests for catch-and-release spin and fly fishing. While the HRHA goal is to encourage fly fishing, some children are too young to participate and want to experience the joy of catching and releasing a fish. HRHA officers budget additional money each year to try and keep these ponds well stocked so that children and other non-fly fishermen will have a local place to fish. Please use single hooks only. Treble hooks are not allowed. If you seriously damage a trout trying to release it in the ponds or river (draw blood from the gills) do not put it back in the water. Kill it, put it in the cooler and eat it! It will not survive.
GUNS AND HUNTING
HRHA CCR’s prohibit the discharge of firearms on all HRHA property. No hunting or shooting is permitted on any of our lands. Hunting is permitted in the National Forest but the officers of the HRHA strongly discourage nearby hunting. Please leave a very large margin for safety, keeping in mind that children, hikers, horseback riders and dogs often roam off the HRHA property into the National Forest lands, and that many of our trails lead into the National Forest.
The Officers of HRHA thank you for respecting these guidelines. As a community we are privileged to be caretakers of this rare and valuable ecosystem. It is our responsibility to future generations to care for it wisely. In the case of questions please contact Grace Varner or your host for a clarification of these policies while at the CMC.
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