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A $50 deposit is required to secure your reservation. This deposit is only refundable if the reservation is cancelled more than 14 days prior to arrival date, or in the event of severe weather* in Dover, DE on your arrival date. (*Severe weather is defined as an active Winter Storm Warning, Hurricane/Tropical Storm Warning, or government-declared State of Emergency.) If you must cancel on short notice, you may apply your deposit to a future stay.

Check-in times: 3 pm - 7 pm. Late check-in may be available with advance notice. Early check-in is not possible; however, we are happy to store luggage for guests arriving early (with advance notice).

Check-out time: 11 am. Guests must vacate their room promptly on check-out day. If you're not ready to leave, we'll store your luggage for the remainder of the day.

Our entire building is non-smoking, including all guest rooms. Any indoor smoking will result in a $200 room cleaning fee. Smoking is allowed only in designated outdoor smoking areas.

No children under 12.

Sorry, no pets allowed. If an animal is discovered in your guest room, a $100 room cleaning fee will apply.

Maximum occupancy for all rooms is 2 guests (1 queen bed). Please reserve additional rooms if you have a larger group. We do not currently offer rollaway beds.

All guest rooms are located on the second floor of our historic inn. We do not have an elevator; you must be able to climb stairs. As a result, we can't accommodate guests with limited mobility.

Government and Business Travelers: We usually honor the current government rate for people traveling on official business. Please provide documentation at check-in. Certain black-out dates apply (Firefly Festival and NASCAR race weekends). Corporate rates may also be available; please email us your dates and rate requirements before booking.

Special dietary requirements: Vegans: Please inform us at least 72 hours prior to your arrival. (Advance notice isn't required for vegetarians.) Other dietary requests (food allergies, etc.): We try to accommodate every guest, but we can't guarantee that we'll be able to meet every dietary requirement. Please email us to discuss your needs.

Prefer to eat breakfast somewhere else? Show us your breakfast receipt from any local restaurant, and we'll apply a $10 refund to your bill (maximum of 1 credit per room per day).

Please note: We take food safety very seriously, but our kitchen is exempt from regulation under Delaware law. We are not inspected by the Delaware Division of Public Health.

Use of our facilities, including exercise equipment and hot tub, is at your own risk. Supervision is not provided. Please use caution.

Guests will be charged for any furnishings, robes, towels, or bed linens removed from the inn.

Please safeguard your room key. A lock change fee will be charged for any lost keys.

No candles or incense for fire safety reasons. (Battery-operated, flameless candles can be placed in your guestroom by advance request.)