Policies and FAQs
What forms of payment are accepted?
We accept cash or check only. We can not accept any type of credit or debit due to lack of reliable cell signal in our area.
What are your prices?
Trees: Each field that is available for cutting this year will be marked with species and prices, beginning at $45 up to $120. In the 2019 season, we will have Scotch Pine, Canaan Fir, Fraser Fir, and White Spruce.
Wreaths, Door Swags, and Other Greenery: We make 3 different sizes of door wreaths, from $22 to $45. You may Pre-Order Wreaths and Swags beginning in October, call 765-566-2350 to make orders. Prices vary on door swags and bundles of greenery, $5 to $20.
Gift Shop: We have a large stock of items in our gift shop, all made by local artisans; $3 ornaments to $35 handcrafted wood ornaments. Other items include handmade soaps, candles, household decor. See our Facebook page for more information on our current vendors.
What activities have additional costs?
Our Tree Price is ALL-INCLUSIVE:
wagon rides to fields
saws (you cut or our staff will help)
drilling for stand (please tell crew in field if you need tree drilled)
tree bagging for safe drive home.
Additional Christmas items may be purchased at will from the Gift Shop. Gift Shop is open same hours as Tree Farm.
Why are you bringing in fresh cuts?
The short answer is that there is a shortage throughout the entire Midwest right now due to various reasons: drought, insect damage, and increasing demand. See our Fresh Cut Page for more info. We here at Cruise in trees are planting 1000+ trees annually to try to prepare for future needs. It takes 8 to 10 years to get a tree ready for your home.
We are trying to meet current customer needs by bringing in highest quality premium fresh-cut trees for your selection. We realize that choosing a tree is a family tradition and part of making good memories is to have a great variety of trees available.
Our goal is to provide our customers a beautiful selection of trees to choose from, and the Fresh Cuts we bring in will supplement our field grown trees for a few years until our fields are full again. I want to sincerely thank all of our customers who have stuck it out with us during these challenging times as we strive to keep growing our supply of beautiful trees.
Why shouldn't I go to a big box store to buy a pre-cut tree?
Pre-Cut Christmas trees are graded or "judged" according to their overall shape, appearance, & size, and are sold at prices to farmers and big box stores accordingly. Alongside our trees grown the farm, we provide the option of the highest quality pre-cut trees that are available to purchase.
Cruise In Trees also provides a family experience; going to the country, enjoying a wagon ride, hot chocolate, and sitting together around a fire, and searching for that perfect tree. The memories made at Cruise In Tree will last longer than any tree you can purchase.
What is your Photography Policy?
We encourage our customers to please take lots of personal photos! The farm is a great backdrop for colorful shots of your children and family, and we love being tagged on Facebook and Social Media!
However, Professional Photographers are not to conduct sessions on our land without prior permission from owners. Professional photo shoots create traffic jams, are unsafe around our tractor rides, and tie up scenic locations. If professional photographers would like to request permission to do a session on the farm, please download this form and follow the instructions. Please note that professional photography permission will only be allowed before Thanksgiving and after Christmas. Professional photographers in violation of policy will be escorted from the property.
What is your weather policy?
The Farm is open rain or snow, but will close if weather becomes too dangerous to drive, i.e fields are too icy or muddy for tractor and wagon. If we have to close due to icy roads, or other unsafe conditions, we will update our facebook page.
Is Cruise In Trees handicap accessible?
The Christmas tree farm is a working farm with natural terrain. We have no paved walkways, but we have made every effort to create paths free of roots and debris, but guests must be aware of natural terrain at their own liability. Guests frequently bring strollers, children’s wagons, and wheelchairs into the farm. We will do our best to help guests with disabilities enjoy their experience at the farm to the fullest. Handicap parking is located across from the country store, so please display your placard upon entering and the parking attendants will direct you.
Do you have restrooms?
Portable restrooms are available on the farm.
Are you Pet Friendly?
Yes! We love furry friends, but we ask all animals be on a leash at all times and you clean up after your pet. Doggy bags are also available for free in the gift shop!
Do you charge for parking?
No, Parking is free! We have a large field parking lot. Guests are not permitted to bring or use hover boards, segways, or their own golf carts or ATVs on the Cruise In Trees property.
What happens if you sell out of trees?
We will update our facebook page as soon as possible, followed quickly by the website.