New Cabin Rates Effective July 1
The PATC will raise the rental rates for its cabins effective July 1. Occupancy on or after that date will be at the new rates. The rate increase was approved by the council in December 2016.
Cabin rental rates have not been increased for six years. In 2011, the rate for each cabin was raised by $5. In 2008, there was a similar $5 increase. These modest increases help meet the higher costs that the club faces.
Cabin income is the primary financial support for important club work like trail maintenance, shelter upkeep, conservation, and advocacy. Increased general maintenance costs as well as extraordinary expenses like the septic system at Blackburn, the well at Cliff’s House, and loss of revenue from major repairs that take cabins out of the system for extended periods. With an aging cabin inventory, these costs will increase.
The new rate chart is shown here. Most cabins have had small increases, though some have had larger increases to reflect their popularity and modern amenities. Rates on cabins in the Shenandoah National Park will not be raised at this time.