Hi Sara, there were only 5 of us there plus the dog. We came in a honda accord - literally couldn't fit a 6th! I never saw anything about early check in in the house manual, otherwise we could've discussed that. We showed up about 2 pm. Have no idea what check out procedures you are talking about! I texted you and locked up the cabin and replaced the key to its hiding spot. Also didn't know fireplaces are illegal - just thought it was a nice suggestion! Also you never made it clear in your listing that the living room was a windowless remodeled basement.