Our Policy BOOK DIRECT
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY when creating your reservation and call or contact us by firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Reservations require a 2-night minimum stay for all rooms. The New Lakeview Suite requires a minimum 3-nights. Pricing is adjusted by 10% for weekly rates. Note that breakfast is included but optional, when you book directly HERE.
“Reserve the Whole House” option is available by the week and requires calling Cathy 607-316-0069 for a quote and to reserve. Prices fluctuate according to the number of guests and seasonal demand.
Traveling with Friends? This option is available for 3 to 5 couples. We understand that traveling with friends or family is fun! The Starkey House is very conducive for group comfort and it has become one of our specialties! Each couple or member of your group must make their own reservation due to health and safety requirements. Or if you are paying for the entire group reservation, (ie attending a wedding nearby or otherwise) we will ask that each guest sign that they have read and will abide the POLICY.
Children age 12 and older are invited to stay with family. Teens under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult family member.
NO PETS except qualified guide dogs with advance notice.
PLEASE CALL 607-316-0069 for possible exceptions and last-minute booking requests.
No deposit is required to reserve non-group, single-room bookings, however credit card information is necessary to secure a reservation and the total of charges or your stay including a 12% tax, will be billed upon the day BEFORE your departure. Group reservations for multiple rooms may require a 50% deposit unless decided otherwise by Cathy.
Cancellations for single room bookings are accepted with an advanced 5- day or earlier, prior E-mailed and call-confirmed notice to email@example.com and 607-316-0069. A $35 booking fee (per room/per night) will be charged (at the discretion of owner) if another future reservation date is not chosen at the time of cancellation. Cancellations due to COVID-19 related issues are considered but not guaranteed at this time due to changes in NY State health guidelines.
Cancellation of LAST MINUTE RESERVATIONS made within 5 days of the first night’s stay will be FULLY CHARGED FOR THE ENTIRE RESERVATION, if cancelled. COVID-19 CONSIDERATION is no longer applicable. However, extenuating circumstances are considered by the owner.
GROUPS traveling together, reserving four or five rooms must give a 15 day or earlier confirmed notice by Email to firstname.lastname@example.org. AND phone 607-316-0069 to request a cancellation. If one party cancels due to health issues or change of plans, this does not allow for other members of the group to cancel without penalty which will be $45/per night per room.
PAYMENT – We accept cash, debit cards, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express, 1922 Starkey House Gift Certificates.
PLEASE CALL Cathy at 607-316-0069 for possible exceptions and last-minute booking requests. Or E-mail email@example.com. 1922 Starkey House is opened year-round except for certain Innkeeper holidays.
Private and Secure Book Directly -Your contact and credit card information is taken at the time of your reservation for holding your reservation, purchases, inclusive packages, room upgrades, or other offerings at 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn. No information is ever passed on to other individuals for any other purposes. Card information is kept using a secure online reservation system and secure credit card processing company. Your card information is not accessible to us in full form except for the last four digits of the number.
You may ask to have your contact and card information deleted from our booking system at any time after your stay, or if a cancellation occurs.
HOUSE RULES concerning COVID-19 (these rules will adjust according to CDC and NY State health guidelines for the hospitality industry).
Guests will agree to wear face coverings when six-foot physical, social distancing is not possible and wash their hands often, catch sneezes/coughs in tissue or sleeve and respect all others who are on premises regardless of their personal beliefs.
PLEASE DO NOT bring your own bed linens or towels. We provide sanitized rooms and all beds and baths are supplied with clean sleep and personal items. We work hard cleaning and sanitizing in private rooms and common areas. We will not enter your room during your stay.
WASH YOUR HANDS frequently. Sanitizing soaps are available in each room and common areas. CATCH YOUR SNEEZE OR COUGH, when in your room or common area.
STAY AWAY FROM OTHER GUESTS not traveling directly with you.
Distanced areas for breakfast as well as many outdoor covered areas are available to congregate outside of your room. Breakfast on the porch with a view of the lake is wonderful!
SANITIZE during your stay and when checking out. Please take the time to use the provided spray bottles around sink, shower and toilet areas. Housekeeping staff will not enter your room until you check out unless of a situation like TV repair, electric outage, emergency. This is especially important during longer stays.
HOUSE RULES (general)
- The Innkeeper is always present or available.
- No use of the kitchen area by guests. There is a guest refrigerator available in each room.
- The staff will prepare only what is offered on the menu unless prior requests are made for dietary needs during the time of online reservation
and noted in the “dietary restrictions” box.
- There are no laundry/cleaning facilities available to guests. There is a laundromat in Dundee, 3 miles away or Watkins Glen 10 miles away.
- HOUSE QUIET is from 11 PM to 6 AM to ensure the privacy and comfort of all guests within the house.
NO SMOKING of tobacco or marajuana or burning of candles/incense anywhere in house or porches; this is a rural area and large property. Take a walk or sit on grounds away from buildings. There is a firepit on the property to sit out nearby. NO exceptions will be made.
- Thank you for your courtesy.