Seasonal Rules 2024
RULES & REGULATIONS FOR SEASONAL STAY:
ABANDONMENT – your site will be considered abandoned, and therefore available, if you remove your unit from the site without notifying the office, in writing. No refunds will be issued if you vacate early.
BOATS – Please feel free to use your own boats (no motors at any time). Boats should be stored on your site in a neat and orderly manner during the season, and must be stored in your unit or off site at the end of the season. Boats should have site #s on them clearly marked.
BULK WASTE - Bulk waste must be removed from your site and the park, and is not the responsibility of management. Bulk waste items may not be disposed of near or in dumpsters. This includes broken or discarded furniture, awnings, gazebos, grills, and other large items that do not classify as bagged household trash.
CANCELLATION of a seasonal site 30 days prior to arrival will be refunded the amount paid, excluding the initial deposit and your first monthly payment, which are non-refundable, less 10% administration fees. Fees revert to regular transient camping fees when determining cancellation refunds.
*NEW 2024*** CHILDREN/TEENS UNATTENDED- This has always been a rule, but it appears we need to state it more clearly in the seasonal rules section. No children or teens under the age of 18 should be left on the premises for any reason without a parent or 21+ guardian present. If there is a reason why you will be leaving your child, please find a responsible adult (21+) who will be responsible for your child in your absence. Violations may result in termination of seasonal contract.
CLEANLINESS OF SITE / PARK – Please keep your site neat and clean. Please be considerate of your neighbors at all times. Nothing should be stored behind your site, under your unit, or behind stone walls. Please clear your site of any broken, faded, or dead objects. Propane tanks must remain in good condition and be painted and labeled. No plastic covers or tarps of any kind, except commercial gas grill covers. Appliances are not to be placed outside of the unit. Table cloths need to be removed from tables when leaving the park at the end of the weekend. Unused platforms must be removed from the park. The goal is to keep Brialee neat and clean. Management reserves the right to ask for the removal of any items deemed unsightly.
DAMAGE - Brialee will not be held responsible for damage resulting from natural causes or acts of nature, such as falling limbs, extreme storms, or other such acts. It is the campers responsibility to maintain adequate insurance to cover these misfortunes.
GOLF CARTS - These are the same rules that have been in place for many years.
- Driven by licensed drivers age 21+ only
- Capacity cannot exceed the greater of 4 people, or the capacity for which the cart has seats
- Speed limit (5mph) must be observed at all times
- Carts must stay on same roads cars travel only
- Carts must follow the directional signs of all designated roads
- Children are not allowed to sit on the drivers lap or operate the cart while on the drivers lap
- Carts may not be driven down dirt paths, around buildings, around pond, or in areas between buildings
- 4-inch letters indicating site # of the cart – posted on both sides
- Golf Carts must be electric only. (No Gas carts)
- Golf Carts to be driven by seasonal campers only
- Appropriate insurance must be maintained for Golf Cart
- Carts are to be parked at your site between the hours of 11pm and 8am.
- Golf Carts must be utilized responsibly at all times, or cart privileges will be terminated.
- Limit of 1 golf cart max per site
- Brialee has the right to request any activity deemed unsafe or disruptive to be stopped and to terminate golf cart privileges at any time
LAUNDRY – is not to be line dried. Clotheslines are not permitted. Drying racks must be self standing or part of your RV.
METERS – electrical meters will be read on a regular basis. An invoice will be sent out after each reading, which will be due, in full, upon receipt. Any one tampering with any electrical usage reading apparatus will be requested to leave the park immediately with no refunds of any kind. Locks are not allowed. If you have any concerns regarding your meters, please see the office. During STATE wide Power deficiencies, campers are obligated to conserve power.
MOTORCYCLES are not permitted in the park—no exceptions. They will be required to be parked at the front of the office or back of the park in visitor parking.
NOISE-EMITTING ACTIVITIES are prohibited weekends from 4/15 through 10/15, and WEEKENDS AND MIDWEEK from Memorial Weekend through Labor Day weekend, without the express approval of management in writing prior to the start of work being done. This includes but is not limited to leaf-blowing, power washing, cutting of wood, splitting of logs, using power equipment and chain saws, construction of sheds, decks, gazebos, and other site improvements, and all other noise-emitting activities.
NO SOLICITING of any kind is permitted – including selling or servicing of any type or form, without the approval of management. Our primary concern is to protect our campers from commercial situations.
PETS are permitted in the park, under the following premises. They must not be allowed to disturb fellow campers. Any continuously barking dog will not be tolerated. Ashford’s Dog Warden will pick up the dog and a fee is required by the town to claim the dog. Dogs must be picked up after and kept on a leash that is no longer than 5 feet. If dog is involved in any incidents with other pets or campers, the incident must be reported to the office immediately. Please be prepared to show a license and rabies certificate. If the other pet involved has to go to the vet, it will be your responsibility to pay the vet bill. In addition, the Town Animal Warden may take your dog for verification of rabies and quarantine, if records can not be presented. Pets must not be left on site unattended at any time. Only 2 pets per site. No pets in buildings or in water. No pets on beach or pool areas. No dogs in the game field between the rec hall and office or in the playground area. Signs are posted indicating areas pets are not allowed.
PICNIC TABLES - Brialee will no longer provide picnic tables for seasonal sites. Campers are permitted to bring their own picnic tables, subject to approval. Existing Brialee picnic tables must be stained redwood only.
PUMP OUTS are included in your site fee from April 15 through October 15 on Wednesday and Thursday. (Weather permitting). There is a $50 fee for pump outs on unscheduled days. All units must use an adequate amount of management approved decomposing chemicals or they will not be serviced. Clogged and/ or plugged tanks are the responsibility of the individual camper. Sign up in office or by calling/emailing no later than Monday 8 am.
REPLACEMENT OF UNIT: Replacement of your existing unit must be approved by the office in advance.
***2023*** SALE OF UNITS – Effective immediately, units that are 10 years old or older will no longer be permitted to be "sold on site", without express permission from Brialee. This includes the transfer of units from one family member to another. The purpose of this change in policy is to phase out some of the older units that are no longer in good living condition, especially those that have been being abandoned (at Brialee's expense), and sold/resold frequently due to issues with the unit, etc. *** (end of new rule) Signs may not be posted unless Brialee is assisting you in the sale of your unit. Here is how the sale works: If your unit is sold prior to April 1st, all fees you pay will be reimbursed at time of sale, less the deposit and first payment. If you sell your unit after 4/1, you will forfeit your deposit and first month's payment, and your usage will be based on regular transient camping rates, at time of sale, plus you will incur a 10% cancellation fee. All sales will require the new buyer to submit an application and be approved, prior to transfer. The new buyer will pay a pro-rated seasonal fee, based on the date of transfer. Your refund will be based on a conversion to transient camping rates at the time of transfer, less your non-refundable deposit and first month's payment, and 10% processing fee. If selling on your own, payments will need to continue until the point of sale. It is not allowable to "include the seasonal fees" with the sale of your unit. The two are separate transactions and must be handled as such. There are times when some units need to be removed from the park, based on their condition or other site usage. Please always see management / Clem regarding sales for details, even if trying to sell on your own.
SEASONAL STAY is from April 1 through October 31st. If you wish to use the park before April 1 or after October 31st – You MUST REGISTER at office upon arrival and at departure. Even if the office is closed, there is a registration sheet outside the door. You are allowed a fifteen minute trip in and out of your site, but must register your “in” and “out” time at the office. Staying beyond fifteen minutes will be incur a fee of $10 per day. All campers must leave by 3pm. There are no exceptions. Brialee is not a year-round park, and therefore are mandated to keep the visits to the park during the off season to a minimum.
SECONDARY UNITS – Brialee no longer permits secondary units of any kind. Tents, if installed for your children, must be put up at the beginning of your weekend and taken down before you leave the park at the end of your weekend stay.
***NEW FOR 2024*** SECURITY CALLS - If your site is involved in a security / noise complaint, we are now implementing fines. If Security is called out for a noise complaint or security issue at your site after 11pm, you will be fined $150. If there are any additional issues with your sites involving security, you are risking immediate termination of your site/contract at Brialee.
SERVICING – Please be aware that servicing (shutting off gas, closing windows, dropping awnings, checking furnaces, refrigerators, a/c, programming televisions, etc., for any unit is to be handled directly with the service company of your choice. If Brialee is asked to service your unit, you will be charged $50 per unit minimum, under all circumstances. Additional charges of $35 per person per hour may be incurred accordingly if needed to conduct the service. Brialee does not loan tools.
SHARING/RENTING/SUBLEASING – Brialee does not permit sharing of your unit in any way. This includes letting family members or friends stay in the unit while you are not present. This includes any rental or subleasing of your unit. Brialee absolutely prohibits the posting of your unit on any of the OTA sites, such as AirBNB, Verbo, Booking.com, etc, or other vacation rental sources. The unit is for your use and your use only. If found abusing this rule, you are subject to immediate termination of your contract with Brialee.
SHEDS, DECKS, SCREEN ROOMS – No sheds, shacks, decks, screen rooms, storage bins, animal houses, etc., are to be built or installed without written approval of management. Storage sheds (one per site) need to be approved on a yearly basis, one canopy per site. No construction may be conducted at your sites from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends AND midweek. Midweek work needs to have approval from management prior to work being done. Any site improvements noted above need submit a site improvement application for formal approval by management.
STONE WALLS / TREES / WILDLIFE is to remain undisturbed. Please see that nothing is nailed to trees. No growth is to be disturbed without express approval of management.
SUB-LEASING – Please be aware that subleasing is against all policies. No one is allowed to use your camper without you present.
TERMINATION – if a site is terminated for any reason before the season ends, all site fees revert to non-long term rates.
THEFT/VANDALISM - Brialee will not be held responsible for any theft or vandalism occurring at your units or from your sites. It is your responsibility to maintain adequate insurance and to report any theft or vandalism issues to management, and, if necessary report them to the police.
WATER to individual sites is available APRIL 15 to OCTOBER 15. WATER is available at FROST FREE faucet stations throughout the park year round. Main bathrooms are open April 1 through October 15 - weather / temperatures permitting. Water has to be turn off when you leave or there will be a $100 fine.
TRASH – It is the responsibility of each seasonal camper to remove their trash from their site on a regular basis to the dumpsters provided. Management is not responsible for non-trash items left at the roadside. All non-trash items need to be removed from the park. If caught putting bulky waste items in a dumpster or leaving at the dumpster area, you will be fined.
VEHICLES – Three vehicles are permitted to be on your site at any time, all of which must be off of the road. Each car (no motorcycles) must be identified with an appropriate sticker; this will allow patrol to protect your site. Seasonal vehicle stickers will be provided at the start of the season, providing you are current with your account.
VISITORS – A member of the registered camping family must be present to accept visitors. A married child over the age of 21, or one not living in the immediate household, or a child that is divorced or has a child of their own is considered to be a visitor and are charged the regular visitor rates (currently $8 per day / $15 overnight. Holidays are $15 per day / $20 overnight). Parents, Grandparents, and Grandchildren are free. All visitors must stop in and register at the office for visitor passes. All Visitor vehicles are to remain in the visitor parking lot. Visitors may not bring pets. Visitors must arrive prior to 9pm and must leave the park by 11pm. A Seasonal Visitor Pass is available for $300 per person per season.
WINTER STORAGE – Nothing is to be left on the site or under your units during winter storage time. A grill, a deck, an issued picnic table, a shed, and a golf cart are all that are allowed. Any windmills, wind chimes, planters, chairs, tables, storage cabinets, carpets, pipes, ladders, etc. – must all be removed from site or placed in your unit during the winter months. A charge of $50 per hour will be added to your site fee if management needs to remove any items from your site.
MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT OF EVICTION FOR ANY INFRACTION OF POLICY OR ANY TYPE OF BEHAVIOR DEEMED INAPPROPRIATE OR UNSAFE IN ORDER TO ENSURE THE WELL-BEING OF ALL CAMPERS AT BRIALEE. BRIALEE WILL DENY APPROVAL FOR STAY TO ANYONE ON CONNECTICUT’S SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY. BRIALEE MAY ALSO ASK ANY PROSPECTIVE CAMPERS WHETHER OR NOT YOU ARE ON THE REGISTRY. ALL SEASONAL CAMPERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A PERMANENT ADDRESS IN A TOWN WHERE YOU ARE A REGISTERED VOTER. ANY ONE ASKED TO LEAVE BRIALEE FOR ANY REASON WILL BE CONSIDERED A TRESPASSER AND THEREBY SUBJECT TO NO REFUNDS, ARREST, AND/OR PROSECUTION. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS AGREEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A LANDLORD-TENANT AGREEMENT. BRIALEE IS FOR TRANSIENT LODGING ONLY.