Federal House Policies
Thank you for taking a moment to review our policies. If you have questions please call (607)533-7362.
Check-in time is from 4–6pm
Please let us know in advance if other arrangements are needed. Special arrangements should be made BY TELEPHONE if arrival time is expected outside of designated hours. The innkeepers are NOT on the premises at all times. Check-in times after 10pm are subject to an additional $25 fee.
Check-out time is 11am
RESERVATIONS: We require a 2 NIGHT minimum stay 7 days per week, and a credit card to hold your room in the amount of one night's stay. You are financially responsible for the room upon cancellation less than 14 days prior to your stay, unless we are able to re-rent it. All cancellations must be made personally by telephone, then followed up with a cancellation email. You must receive a cancellation confirmation by e-mail in order to consider your reservation cancelled. All changes to confirmed reservations as well as cancellations, are subject to a $25 administrative fee.
PAYMENT: We gladly accept cash, traveler's check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. All rooms are subject to New York state and local room taxes totaling 8% and 3% respectively.
SPECIAL EVENT WEEKENDS: There is a 3-night minimum stay during special events weekends which must be paid in full at the time of the reservation. There will be no refund for special weekends. (special event weekends include: Cornell graduation weekend, Ithaca College graduation weekend, Independence Day, Labor Day, and special alumni weekends).
SECURITY POLICY: Your payment and personal information is always safe. Secure Credit Card handling using the industry standard VeriSign data encryption. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name and address, so that it cannot be read over the internet.
OTHER THINGS TO KNOW:
• All guestrooms are located on the second floor.
• We are not a handicapped accessible establishment at this time.
• We welcome children over 12.
• Rates are for double occupancy. Additional guests are welcome for an additional $25/person/night.
• Sorry, but we do not accommodate pets.
• The Inn (including grounds) is a SMOKE-FREE establishment
• Your hosts have two Labrador Retrievers and one cat living in their home.
Please note: Guests who smoke or bring pets inside the inn will be charged a $500 cleaning fee.