Guidelines & Policies

Norman Rockwell

The Proverbial Fine Print on Lodging Rates and Inn Policies, Presented in Big Print with a tip of the hat to Norman Rockwell and The Saturday Evening Post

Nightly lodging rates in all our rooms, cottages and cabins, are based on double occupancy and include a full country gourmet breakfast for two. A charge of $25 is added for each additional person over 2.

Rates vary seasonally, by the holiday schedule, & by day of the week. Taxes & Gratuities are not included in lodging rates. Rates are subject to applicable taxes and to change without notice. Other than tax which might change between your time of reservation and your arrival, The rate quoted to you when your reservation is confirmed with our staff by email will be the rate honored.

Children of all ages are welcome in our eight cottages. Our seven farmhouse rooms are reserved for adults and children 12 and over.

No pets. While we have many dogs & cats, a horse, donkey, rabbits & bee hives, it’s not about us, it’s about respecting guests which follow your visit, many of whom may have legitimate medical reasons for needing a pet free environment.

A minimum stay is required for advanced reservations on weekends, holidays, or peak seasons. Please inquire.

Minimum Stays. Please also note there is a two night minimum stay requirement for lodging on Friday or Saturday nights. Some Holiday weekends require a three night minimum stay. If you can only stay one night on a Friday or Saturday, feel free to request options as sometimes exceptions can be made, for example if a guest has already reserved Saturday & Sunday, leaving Friday open, or if a guest has already reserved Thursday & Friday, leaving Saturday open.

Please keep in mind that availability as displayed online is not real time due to processing and update times. As such what is presented as availability on this website may or may not be 100% accurate when you are viewing the page. Reservations may already be in the works and confirmed by phone but not processed on the system which updates the site. Some computer processes are run overnight, others several times a day. The most current availability for each option below is always available by calling reservations at 828-963-5857.

A deposit of at least one night’s stay is required at the time of the reservation. Guests are financially responsible for their entire reservation, unless cancellations or changes are made at least 15 days in advance of the scheduled date. Holiday, peak season, and large or long bookings may require larger, possibly nonrefundable, deposits and longer cancellation periods. A minimum cancellation fee of $35 per bedroom applies to cancellations at any time, for any reason.

Check-in is from 3:00pm to 7:00pm; check-out is between 8:00 am to 11:00am. Please make prior arrangements if travel plans necessitate other times.

One of our new cottages, the Gazebo Cottage, is wheelchair accessible, as is our restaurant.

Our restaurant features fresh, organic, creative farm-to-table cuisine. Terrace and fireside dining are specialties of the house. Our dining schedule varies seasonally. Please see our Restaurant website for full details.

Wine and beer are available in our restaurant. You can bring your own wine to the restaurant but not your own hard liquor. There is a $20 corking and service fee per bottle.

Without being judgmental, our inn and restaurant are 100% smoke-free, including outside dining areas on the porch of the main house and terrace. A guest recently threw his lit cigarette in the flower beds surrounding the Inn, the mulch smoldered for hours and eventually caught on fire and the main house would have burned down were it not for the luck of the just.

If your party includes more than two people you need to know that each room, cottage and cabin has specific occupancy limits. Occupancy limits have logical, legal, fire code, and insurance implications, ramifications & constraints. For important information about occupancy limits for each Room, Cottage & Cabin Click Here.

The Norman Rockwell Museum
Norman Rockwell Museum presents the world’s largest collection of original Norman Rockwell art, including beloved paintings from The Saturday Evening Post and the Four Freedoms, and the best in the field of American illustration. Experience Rockwell’s art, life and legacy in the artist’s picturesque New England hometown of Stockbridge, Massachusetts nestled in the culturally rich Berkshires.

Norman Rockwell 
"Without thinking too much about it in specific terms, I was showing the America I knew and observed to others who might not have noticed."
Norman Rockwell

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