Staying at Stoney Rest Guest House
We want our casual-style guest house near Allentown, Pennsylvania to be a relaxing “hotel alternative” experience. We are a “self check-in” lodging facility – please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our list of policies:
Check-in is anytime after 3pm.
We are unique in that we operate as a “self check-in” facility. Once your reservation is confirmed and secured with a credit card on file, we will provide you with “self check-in” instructions and the door code.
Check-out is 11am.
Due to our small size and limited housekeeping staff, we do not offer late check-outs. If you need a late check-out because of an extraordinary circumstance, the fee is $25 per hour and must be pre-arranged with the innkeeper.
A confirmed reservation for a one-night stay must be paid in full, including applicable taxes. A confirmed reservation for two or more nights requires a 50% deposit of the total stay. Deposits may be made by credit card, or by check. If you would like to make a deposit by check, we must receive the check within 4 days from the date the reservation was made. A reservation deposit by check must also be guaranteed with a valid credit card. We email a confirmation of your reservation upon receipt of your deposit. The balance of your stay is charged the morning of your arrival.
Our “Self Check-In” Format Requires Proper Registration
We do not have a check-in desk. We are a casual-style, stress-free “self check-in” lodging facility.
If you made a reservation directly on our website, you are already a properly registered guest with a credit card on file.
If you made a reservation through a third party website such as Expedia, Hotels.com, etc., you must pre-register with us before arrival on our property. Proper lodging registration requires that we have a valid credit card from you on file with us. We also need the names of all guests staying with us, your address, vehicle information and a mobile phone number, so we can reach you in case of emergencies.
After proper registration, you will be provided with “self check-in” information.
Making a reservation at a bed & breakfast is not the same as making a hotel reservation. Due to our small size, cancellations affect us significantly. A last-minute cancellation gives us little chance of re- booking a room. For this reason we uphold a strict cancellation policy:
- Cancellation of a reservation must be made 14 or more days prior to your scheduled arrival to receive a refund. All cancellations are subject to a $20.00 administrative processing fee per room, per night.
- Cancellation of (including changes to) a reservation made 13 days or less prior to your scheduled arrival will only receive a refund if we can re-book the room to other guests, minus a $20.00 administrative processing fee per room, per night. Naturally, we will make every effort to re-rent the room and return your deposit.
- Guests are responsible for payment of all nights reserved regardless of their actual arrival or departure date. No-shows are also responsible for full payment of their entire reservation.
Please note that small inns of our size would not be able to remain in business if we did not adhere to our cancellation policy. Therefore, there are no exceptions to our cancellation policy, whether it is for reasons including but not limited to sickness, family emergency, funerals, airline cancellations or weather. With this in mind, guests may want to consider the purchase of trip cancellation insurance.
Winter Weather Reservation Suggestion – We are located 5 miles from a ski area. Some guests want to stay with us because we have snow! As long as the roads are open during the winter months, and there are no advisories from the State Highway Patrol to stay off of the roads, we expect our guests to honor their reservations. We are more than happy to take last-minute reservations if you would like to stay but are concerned about committing to a reservation far in advance due to weather conditions. Follow the weather reports, and when all is clear call us!!
A group booking of three or more rooms requires a 30-day notice of cancellation.
Major holiday reservations require a 30-day notice of cancellation. This includes the Valentine’s Day holiday period, Good Friday through Easter Sunday, the July 4th holiday period, Thanksgiving Eve, Thanksgiving and the Friday and Saturday following, and Christmas Eve continuing through New Years Eve.
Car show events require a 30-day notice of cancellation. These include the Antique Truck Show, the Das
Awkscht Fescht and the Wheels of Time Custom Car Show. Car show deposits are due by February 1st, and the balances due to pay the rooms in full are due 30 days prior to show dates.
Room Condition Policy
Due to our affordable pricing, guests are entirely responsible for missing items and damages to the inn. Your room will contain items such as bedding, towels, and other amenities which are in like-new condition. We have provided things such as make-up remover towelettes, coasters and luggage racks that help insure our linens and rooms stay pristine for future guests. Should any items be missing or deemed unusable after your stay, you will be charged for their replacement, even after check-out.
For details on how to be a “Stoney Rest Super Guest” please see the “Stoney Rest Super Guest Policies” notice posted in the inn.
Smoking & Candle Burning
Due to the historic nature of our building, and for the safety and comfort of all of our guests, we do not allow smoking or candle burning in the inn. Courteous smoking is permitted outside. Inn guests smoking in the house will be charged a minimum $200 fee and up, to return any rooms to a non- smoking status.
Additional Breakfast Guests and Visitors
If you would like to have any non-registered guests join you for breakfast there is a $12 additional charge per person, and advance notice to the innkeeper is required.
We cater to the comfort, privacy and security of our registered guests. Guest visitors are only permitted on the property with prior innkeeper approval.
Weddings/Small Events/Group Bookings
Unfortunately our property is too small to hold weddings and small events such as baby and bridal showers.
The Farmhouse Guest Apartment can be used for group bookings, and it can hold up to 8 people with prior innkeeper approval. If you would like to book a group stay such as a girls’ weekend or a stay during your wedding weekend for a bridal party, please contact Jan the innkeeper to discuss your group booking. For insurance reasons, please be advised that our guest rooms, common areas and grounds are for registered guests only.
We welcome well-behaved children 10 and over in the regular bed and breakfast guestrooms. The Farmhouse Guest Apartment is family friendly, and well-behaved children of any age are welcome. Please note: the Farmhouse Guest Apartment is rented by bedroom rather than by the number of people staying. Please be sure to read and feel comfortable with our Room Condition Policy before booking your stay. Any guest under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian during the entire length of their stay.
We love animals, but we regret that we are not able to accommodate guests’ pets. If needed, there are some local kennels within 10 minutes of the inn.
Lost Or Unreturned Room Key
A $25 replacement fee will be charged to your credit card for a lost or unreturned room key.
Items left behind can be sent to you upon request. The cost of shipping, and a handling and packaging fee would be billed to your credit card on file.
Rates and policies are subject to change. Reservations are only transferable with innkeeper approval.