Late Arrival Options and Fees

albertspies8hrdaySpecial arrangements must be made in advance for checking in after 6:00 pm and should be arranged a minimum of 72 hours in advance.

You can schedule a self check-in with a lock box if we are unable to have staff available late – late check-in between 6-10 pm is fee-based.

Late Check-in with staff – why is there a fee?

As a small B&B, we do not have a front desk staff 24/7, so when guests cannot arrive during the 2-6 pm we have to hire staff to stay longer for late check-ins.  If you need to have help with your luggage, finding your room, getting oriented and using house keys then this is the best solution for you.  There is a $25 fee for guests arriving from 6 pm – 9 pm.  There is a $50 fee for guests arriving 9-10 pm.  We do not accept guests  in the middle of the night.

What is a self check-in?

A self check-in is for  guests, who cannot arrive during preferred check-in times when we have staff available between 2 pm and 6 pm daily. There is no added fee for this option.

Am I a good candidate for a self check-in?

If you print out and follow your e-mailed instructions about checking in with a lock box, are not easily flustered after a long flight and can carry your luggage up the stairs entering quietly, then you are a good candidate for a self check-in.  We expect that guests will have read through all the instructions before they arrive, so that they know what to expect and will bring these e-mailed directions with them.  You should ask questions before arrival if something is not clear about where you will go, how you open the lock box or how to find your guestroom.  You need to be aware that we have two separate buildings and your directions will clarify which building you are in.

We generally choose the guest’s billing zip code (4-5 digits) or part of their street address or phone number so it is a number easy to remember.  In this e-mail we will also inform you how to find your room once you are inside the building and if you have a vehicle, you should let us know so we can give you information on where to park your car.  If you wish to arrange your breakfast time the next morning you can do that in advance with us, also.  Otherwise, we assume, if you are arriving late, you will be at breakfast at 10 am, our last seating.

What is a lock box and how does it work?

These are commonly used in the US by realtors or apartment management companies.  Depending on the building you are in,  the lock box will be on the gate or the doorknob and  will be marked with your room name if there happen to be more than one of them put out for the night.  You will receive directions in an e-mail from us about a week before you arrive.  Please look at the following info sheet on how the lock box operates:

Lock Box instructions for a self-check-in

Lock Box instructions for a self-check-in

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