Reservation and Cancellation Policies
For all three of our properties: Advance reservations are highly recommended. Individual reservations are confirmed by charging your credit card a deposit equal to the first night’s room rate (plus applicable taxes) for each room booked. We accept Discover, MasterCard and Visa.
If you are redeeming a School House Bed & Breakfast gift certificate, please provide the certificate number in the “Special Accommodations” box on the online form OR call us to book so we can apply it to your deposit before any credit card charges. Balances for additional nights will be collected upon your arrival.
Some holiday, peak season and special event weekends require a two-night minimum stay as indicated on our availability calendar. Posted rates are subject to change without notice.
School House Inn and Dormitory House cancellations:
If a reservation is cancelled at least 10 days in advance of the scheduled arrival date, a refund of your reservation deposit, less a cancellation fee equal to 10% of the total nights’ room charges will be given, or if you choose, your full deposit will be converted to a cancellation certificate you can apply to a future stay during the next 12 months.
When a cancellation is made nine days or less in advance of your arrival date, you will be charged for the entire cost of the reserved night(s) unless we are able to re-book the room for all nights reserved. If the room is rebooked, a refund will be given less a 10% cancellation fee. 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.
Clark Street Lodge cancellations:
If your reservation is cancelled at least 30 days in advance of the scheduled arrival date, a refund of your reservation deposit less a cancellation fee equal to 10% of the total nights’ charges will be given, OR if you choose, your full deposit will be converted to a cancellation certificate you can apply to a future stay during the next 12 months. When a cancellation request is received 29 days or less in advance of the scheduled arrival date, you will be charged for the entire cost of the reserved night(s) unless we are able to re-book your cancelled dates for all nights reserved. If we are able to rebook your canceled dates, a refund will be given less a 10% handling charge. 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.
Group Reservations & Cancellations
Group reservations at the School House Bed & Breakfast (more than three rooms OR more than 6 room nights booked together) require a 50% non-refundable advance deposit, with balance collected at check-in. If the entire reservation is cancelled with at least 30 days’ notice, there are no additional charges. If the cancellation is made with less than 30 days’ notice, the entire balance due for the stay will be charged.
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.
The School House Bed & Breakfast: As an owner-operated B&B, we do not have staff to man a full-time front desk like a larger hotel. Therefore, the inn is closed during the afternoon while we are cleaning, doing maintenance, running errands, etc. for all 3 of our properties. However, we now offer the following check-in options for our inn guests:
- 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. You can easily order the “Early Self Check-in” option ($5) by adding it to your online reservation. 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 to let us know you plan to arrive early.
- Late self check-in is always available after 6pm for your convenience when your schedule does allow you to arrive earlier. If you plan to arrive after 6pm, please indicate your estimated arrival time on the reservation form.
Checking Out: Check-out is by 11 am for all guests.
Children and Pets: Children (including infants) less than 12 years of age may not stay in the B&B; however, children of any age may stay in the Dormitory House or Clark Street Lodge. Each child over 2 years old counts towards the maximum occupancy of the Dormitory rooms or Clark Street Lodge units. Guests are not allowed to bring pets; only ADA-recognized service animals are allowed. However, boarding kennels are available in nearby Columbia.