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Reservation Policy & Guidelines

NOTE:  The Inn has no charge card capability. Bills may be paid by check or cash.

RESERVATIONS …… You reserve, and we greet you on your arrival date. A deposit is not necessary. A reconfirmation of your reservation IS NECESSARY.  Phone or email The Inn 5 to 7 days prior to your arrival to reconfirm and secure your lodging. Reservations not reconfirmed may be cancelled. Reservations are guaranteed; specific room assignments are not guaranteed. The Inn reserves the right to re-assign rooms. Guests may not be notified of room changes prior to arrival.   

CANCELLATIONS ……Once reserved and reconfirmed, we guarantee your lodging.  Prompt cancellation notice is expected and must be made by phone….814-886-4757.

POLICIES AND GUIDELINES …And, here’s the negative stuff….. The Inn is a completely smoke-free facility.  Smoking is not permitted on the porch or the front sidewalk. It’s OK to smoke in The Garden. Our no-smoking policy includes the use of E-cigs in any no-smoking area. Burning incense or candles anywhere on the property is prohibited.

Most of our guests are here to enjoy the railroad. Please keep scanner volume low to allow for normal conversation. Smartphone and laptop apps can be disruptive; loud TV and apps can be annoying. When apps are in use on the porch, or in the Common Room, volume must be kept low. Use of earbuds is recommended. Earbuds also work on scanners.

Guests may use designated refrigerators to store food, or to charge freezer packs. Commercial bagged ice nearby for your cooler. Limited ice  on hand for personal refreshments. The Inn’s kitchen is not available for guest use.

The Inn’s porch and its facilities are for the use of registered guests.  Guests who invite friends to visit will have fees added to their room charges.  The charge for unregistered guests is $15.00 per visitor per day.  Breakfast is not provided unregistered visitors.

Be kind to our carpets. Railfanning is sometimes a muddy or messy experience.  Guests should examine their shoes before entering The Inn.  We recommend a pair of slippers for in-house use.  There is space in the foyer for boots and slippers.

CHECK-IN……….. Check-in: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Later check-in may be arranged.  Check-out: 11:00 AM. After check-out, you are welcome to linger and spend time with other guests. Extended check-out (after 12:30)… $15.00 per hour.

CHILDREN…..  The Inn is unable to accommodate youngsters under the age of eight. Youngsters, ages eight and older, are welcome.  Children 8 – 15 must be supervised by an adult. Youngsters under 16 must be accompanied by an adult when near the railroad. The Inn is not responsible for lost children.  Staff members are unable to entertain, supervise or transport guest children. The Inn is a lodging property, not a day-care center. Parents may not leave children at The Inn while shopping or on business.  Children 15 and younger must accompany their parents when parents leave the property.

PETS.……  The Inn is unable to accommodate pets. The nearby Admiral Peary Doggie Lodge welcomes pups & kitties. Call the Doggie Lodge (814-886-4466) to make reservations. You must present proof of current shots when boarding your pet at The Doggie Lodge.

WE’RE SERIOUS ABOUT THIS STUFF……. It may sound picky, but our policies are in place to make our guests’ stays pleasant and to comply with state and local regulations. Those who may be uncomfortable abiding by these guidelines should not reserve rooms at The Inn.  

Railfanning here doesn’t stop at sunset. Trains run 24 hrs a day. Watch them from our front porch!

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