Reserving a room
When you reserve a room, we agree to turn away all other requests for the room you select and hold it for the requested days. You agree to pay the rate quoted for the number of days you reserve it.
A two-night minimum stay is required on all weekends. Holidays and Special Area Events have three night minimums; on holidays and some weekends in July and August, the minimum is three or four nights.
For stays of two or more nights, a 50% deposit (by check if time allows) is required to guarantee your reservation. For stays of one night, the deposit is the full amount. We will temporarily hold a credit card number but only will accept personal checks, business checks, traveler’s checks, and of course — we’re old fashioned — cash for payment. Rates are subject to 8 1/8 % New York state sales tax and 4% Dutchess County tax.
Deposits are refundable, less a $25 per room service charge, if your cancellation is received 14 (fourteen) or more days in advance of scheduled arrival. Otherwise, the deposit will only be refunded upon re-rental of the room for the nights reserved, less the $25 service charge. In the unlikely event that you must cancel with less than fourteen (14) days’ notice, shorten your stay or check out early, please understand that you risk losing your deposit. If we can rebook your room(s), a full or partial refund may be made, less the $25 service charge.
Whole House and Holidays Cancellation Policy
Rates/policies are subject to change and vary during high impact periods and for special requests. A 30-day cancellation notice is required on whole house bookings or when three or more rooms are booked, and for some holidays and special events. The cancellation fee is 20% of the room deposit for the room reserved.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:30 AM
Our Environmental Footprint
We compost all food scraps, which eventually turn into great soil for our gardens or snacks for the chickens, horses and donkeys. We recycle plastic, glass, aluminum, and paper. We urge you to enjoy our own natural well water and avoid purchased water in plastic bottles. We never put poisons or weed killers on the lawn or gardens (except occasionally on the roses!). Hence, there is a healthy frog, toad, and bird population for you to enjoy watching and listening to, as we haven’t killed all the insects! We ask you to tell us if you wish to use your towels more than one day to save water and energy, but we’ll certainly abide by your wishes if you want them changed daily.
We try to offer locally grown and made produce, milk, fruit, our own eggs, jams, baked goods etc. as often as possible, and we can direct you to great farm stands, farmer’s markets, and restaurants which offer the same. We pride ourselves on making our breakfasts the old fashioned way…from scratch, wholesome and plentiful. You will enjoy the difference!
Smoking is not permitted.
Extra People/Minimum Age
Some of our rooms can accommodate more than two people; there is a charge of $45.00 per extra person including children over 12 years of age. If renting the entire property, children under the age of 8 are welcome, but there is a $25.00 charge per child.
Due to the nature of our farm, gardens, livestock and wildlife outside and its many antique furnishings inside, pets are no longer accepted at WhistleWood Farm.
We apologize for any inconvenience.