The Beacon Farmhouse
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Policies

 
 

Hotel Policies

Advance reservations are highly recommended. A 50% deposit is due at the time of booking. We accept cash, Discover, MasterCard, American Express and Visa. Balances will be collected upon check-in. Local, state, hospitality taxes and booking fee totaling 15% will be applied to your final bill.

Some holiday, peak season and special event weekends require a two-night minimum stay as indicated on our availability calendar. Posted rates, taxes and fees are subject to change without notice.

If a reservation is cancelled at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled arrival date, your reservation deposit will be refunded. When a cancellation is made 6 days or less in advance of your arrival date, you will not receive a refund of your deposit. Failure to cancel your reservation will result in charges for all nights of your reserved stay. Cancellation requests are always confirmed by the innkeeper via e-mail or phone. If you made your reservation via one of the following sites or their affiliates, Expedia, Booking. Hotels.com, HostelWorld, Airbnb, FlipKey, etc., please contact them directly for a cancellation or change.  

Group reservations (more than 2 rooms OR 6 consecutive nights) require a 50% non-refundable advance deposit, with balance collected at check-in. No additional charges will be incurred if reservation is canceled at least 30 days prior to check in. The entire balance due will be charged for cancellations less than 30 days prior to check in. We recommend you purchase vacation trip insurance through Travel Guard or a similar company of your choice, if you do not want to accept the risk of incurring cancellation charges due to personal or family emergencies, etc.

Checking In:

As an owner-operated B&B, we do not have staff to man a full-time front desk like a larger hotel. Therefore, the B&B is closed until 4PM every day while we are cleaning, doing maintenance, running errands, etc. for our property. We offer the following check-in options:

  • Personal check-in and orientation between 4 and 6 pm. Innkeepers are available to greet you, answer questions, assist with luggage, etc. during this time.

  • Early self check-in between 2-4 pm if pre-arranged at least one day in advance. If you find you need an early arrival and didn’t order it at the time of your reservation, please call us at least one day before your arrival date so we can add it to your reservation and set it up for your early arrival.

  • Late self check-in is available after 6pm for your convenience when your schedule does not allow you to arrive earlier. If you plan to arrive after 6pm, please indicate your estimated arrival time on the reservation form. The late check-in procedure will be described in your confirmation letter. 

Checking Out:

Check-out is by 11 am for all guests. You will be charged $30 for each additional hour you stay in the room and must vacate no later than 2 pm. Please let us know in advance if you will need a late check-out.  However, you are welcome to enjoy the common areas, and store your luggage in the mud room until 4 pm on your departure day.

ANIMAL INTERACTION POLICY

We love children at The Beacon, but require that those under 10 years of age be accompanied by a parent when exploring the property. Children are welcome to visit the farm animals from outside the pasture fence; no guests are allowed in the animal pastures without a Beacon staff member present.

PET POLICY

We welcome canine companions under 35 pounds. Larger dogs may stay in the dog runs behind the barn, or we can refer you to a nearby kennel. ADA-recognized service animals are always welcome in our pet-friendly suite as well. Please contact us to check availability and make arrangements before arrival. A $40 fee per pet per night applies. Please review our pet policies on our website.

smoking policy

The Beacon is a non-smoking facility; no smoking or vaping is allowed in any building or outbuilding. Smoking is only allowed in designated areas. Cigars are allowed only at the fire pit. If you smoke/vape anywhere except designated areas, we will charge your credit card an additional $200 and may ask you to leave without any type of reimbursement.

OCCUPANCY / NO ENTERTAINING

Occupancy of rooms is for registered guests only. We reserve the right to ask guests to leave, without refund of reservation.

FORGOTTEN ITEMS

Items left behind may be shipped to you. We charge the regular shipping fees plus $15 handling fee. Due to a lack of storage space, we can only hold forgotten items for 30 days. If you feel you have left an item, please email us.

PARKING

On-site parking is available for all guests. Follow the signs when you enter the property.

LOST KEYS

There is a $5 charge for each lost key.

SPECIAL OCCASIONS

Are you celebrating a special occasion while staying with us?  Let us know if you would like a special cake, chocolates or flowers. For an additional fee, we will have the items ready on arrival.

NOISY GUESTS

All our guests are expected to be considerate of others, whether it be another guest, your innkeepers, or our wonderful neighbors.

WEDDING PARTY/LARGE EVENT RESERVATIONS

Guests are required to pay in full 90 days prior to stay. If rules are broken and you are asked to leave before your stay has ended no refund will be made.

THINGS BORROWED OR BROKEN

Items in your suite are intended to be used while you are visiting with us. If you wish to bring them home, we have an amenities purchase list available on request and we would be happy to charge your card. If an item is missing from your suite, your credit card will be charged. If there are damages to your suite beyond normal use, you will be responsible for damages and your credit card will be charged.