Reservation Policy & Guidelines

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

AVAILABILITY:  use our  contact form or call 814-886-4757.

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 insure that your room will not be assigned to someone on our Stand-By list.

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

ROOM ASSIGNMENT ….. Reservations are guaranteed; but room assignments are not guaranteed. Guests are assigned rooms they prefer when these rooms are available. Room changes may be made at any time. Guests may not be notified of changes.  Change will be of equal or greater value or rate will be lowered accordingly.

POLICIES AND GUIDELINESThe 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. The Inn is unable to accommodate children under the age of 8 years.

Most of our guest are here to enjoy the railroad. They use scanners. 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.              …………… thanks

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

The Inn’s porch and its  facilities are for registered guests.  Guests who invite friends to visit will have fees added to their room charges.  The base 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 ample space in the foyer for boots and slippers.  Your help is appreciated.

CHECK-IN…………CHECK-OUT  Check-in: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Check-out: 11:00 AM. Later check-in may be arranged. 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 AND PETS..  The Inn is unable to accommodate youngsters under the age of eight. Youngsters, ages eight and older, are welcome. However, children under 14 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. Parents may not leave children at the Inn while shopping or on business.  Children 15 and younger must accompany parents when parents leave the property.

The Inn is unable to accommodate pets. The Admiral Peary Doggie Lodge welcomes pups & kitties at $20.00 per night and is located a half mile from The Inn. Call the Doggie Lodge in advance (814-886-4466) to make reservations. You must present proof of current shots when boarding your pet at The Doggie Lodge.

SURPRISE INFANTS AND PETS…  The Inn is unable to accommodate youngsters who are under the age of eight. Guests who bring youngsters, infants or pets to their room will be assessed an automatic $125.00 cleaning charge and their reservation will be annulled. Damages caused by pets or infants will be billed.

CAMPERS, R/V, MOTORCYCLES..  Limited R/V, Motor Home, camping and tenting space available; includes 200 amp electric hook-up, water hook-up, on-site heated shower & toilet facilities. Space for motor homes and campers up to 35 ft. Camping rates include the cost of breakfast, and access to the porch, the library, and Common Room. Daily rates for these accommodations are $55.00 single; add $25.00 for each additional camper. Limited indoor parking for motorcycles; $15.00 per day for each machine. Wet gear drying area. Basic tools available for minor bike repair. Cycling guests have replaced broken belts/chains and done tune up stuff. …..Inquiries: 814-886-4757.

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