Lodge Status & Reservations


Proof of Vaccination Required.


We are following the Nevada County Health & Human Services guidelines.


The lodge heating system will operate mostly as normal.  To reduce air movement in the dooms in the case of an asymptomatic vaccinated individual, the air handler in the dorms will not be operated.  The women’s bath steam heat system has been serviced, and should now deliver more heat.

Reservations Required

To check availability, see the calendar below. For reservations email Nancy Briemle here All reservations must be confirmed through Nancy and will be added to the calendar.

Vaccination Required

In an effort to do our part in helping curb the spread of COVID-19, Heidelmann Lodge is now requiring proof of vaccination for all visitors. To be considered fully vaccinated you must have received your final vaccine dose at least two weeks prior to visiting.

Official Vaccination Statement:

Everyone 5 and older must show proof of vaccination at the time of reservation and upon arrival at the lodge. No religious or medical exemptions. Ages 0-4 are allowed but must take a rapid test upon arrival (provided by the lodge). As a courtesy, all members are encouraged to take a rapid test as well. Mask mandates are lifted, so we will relax that requirement. If you, or anyone in your party, are experiencing flu-like symptoms and/or loss of taste and smell while at the lodge, you must depart the lodge as soon as practical. Boosters are not yet enforced.

When making reservations, please provide proof of vaccination by showing your valid vaccination card or California State Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record to Nancy, and bring one of these forms of vaccination proof with you (as well as a photo ID) to the lodge when you check in with the caretakers.

We understand that getting vaccinated has been a difficult decision for some people, but given the overwhelming scientific evidence of the vaccines’ safety and efficacy, the public health consequences of not getting vaccinated, and to protect our community, every visitor must be vaccinated.


  • Is there a medical exemption? No.
  • Is there a religious exemption? No.
  • Is there an exemption for ages 0-4? Yes
  • How long will this requirement last? The Heidelmann Lodge Committee will re-evaluate this requirement monthly, based on the findings of public health authorities and experts, and based on continued rates of community spread.

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