Will I be sharing a bathroom?
Yes. Our three rooms share a common bathroom. In our experience, this is very rarely a problem. If you have a pressing schedule, we encourage you to talk with the other guests. This is part of the social atmosphere of our inn.
We provide the ingredients for you to fix yourself a light, continental breakfast. Our bread comes from local bakeries, the jam is local as well. Cage-free brown eggs (often local – from our neighbors!) give you the protein you need. Organic oats for oatmeal makes a hearty, wholesome start to the day. The fruit bowl is always well-stocked. Fair trade coffee and a variety of teas are available.
The kitchen is open to our guests 24 hours, by the way. Except for a microwave, it’s fully equipped for making full meals or simple snacks.
Where’s the television?
We don’t provide television. While there are many good reasons for this, it simply boils down to the kind of atmosphere we’re committed to creating. We want to encourage people to be out in common space talking, playing games and getting to know each other.
Having said that, we do provide excellent wi-fi connection, so you can use your personal devices to stay connected.
I’m allergic to X! Can you help me?
We have limited ability to meet dietary needs, if you let us know well in advance. We can supply gluten-free bread, for example. We cannot assure you that other travelers won’t have allergen-prone food in the kitchen, though. We have a house cat (or she has us), who isn’t allowed into the inn area, but is quicker and cleverer than we are, so on rare occasions circumvents this. For most people with cat allergies, this seems to be fine.
What about pets?
Hmm. . . dogs are negotiable. We want to talk to the owner and get a feel for the possible impact on our other guests. If your dog is fairly prone to barking, this may not be the best place. Dogs that chew need to stay elsewhere. If we do accept your dog, we require that you don’t leave your pet unattended.
We charge a $20 cleaning fee for any pet. We’ll refund $10 of it afterwards (by cash, check or credit card) if the room and house are in good condition.
We’ve never had anyone ask about a cat staying. We would probably say no, due to how many people have cat allergies. We would likely say no to any other animal you might want to bring. Sorry, tarantula owners!
Service dogs are, of course, the exception to this!
Can I smoke?
We don’t permit smoking in any of our rooms, or inside the house. You can smoke on the back deck, or at the outside tables.
Can I have extra people?
We have single air mattresses that we can put in either Piedmont or Tidewater (it’s a VERY tight fit to put it in Blue Ridge, but we have done it). We charge $10 for the extra person.
If we haven’t covered something you’re wondering about, leave us a message below or email us, and we’ll add it in.