•Information about Travel during COVID-19 Pandemic
Beginning March 22, 2021, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will replace the previous Travel Order with a new Travel Advisory. For guests with reservations prior to March 22, the Travel Order still pertains. https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-travel-order.
The following information is for reservations from March 22 onward, and is also available on the www.mass.gov website at this link:
Massachusetts Travel Advisory https://www.mass.gov/alerts/travel-order-notice#1820506
As of Monday, March 22, all visitors entering Massachusetts, including returning residents, are advised to quarantine for 10 days upon their arrival.
Travelers are exempt from this advisory if they have a negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered up to 72 hours prior to their arrival in Massachusetts. If not obtained before entry to Massachusetts, a test may be obtained after arrival, as long as travelers quarantine until a negative test result has been received.
Anyone who is returning to Massachusetts after an absence of fewer than 24 hours is exempt from this advisory.
Workers who enter Massachusetts to perform critical infrastructure functions (as specified by the Federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) are exempt from this advisory while they are commuting to or from or while at work.
Travelers who are fully vaccinated (i.e. who have received two doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines OR who have received a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 14 days or more ago) and who do not have symptoms are exempt from this advisory.
Travelers are encouraged to consult and follow the CDC’s guidelines and requirements for travel.
Please note: Regrettably, Garden Gables Inn is not able to accommodate travelers who are following the 10-day quarantine advisory.
We have identified one Northeast state, Vermont, that as of this date includes Massachusetts on their list of states with travel restrictions. This means that guests returning from Massachusetts to these states after your stay will need to comply with these states’ entry requirements upon your return. Other states may have advisories regarding entry requirements - please check the requirements in your state.
To assist our guests, we have included the following information from these neighboring States websites, as of March 20, 2021. This information is constantly changing. Guests should check the relevant website for updates as your departure nears.
Garden Gables Inn has implemented a Guest Waiver that we ask you to review and sign prior to check-in – this will be provided to you when you make your reservation. We realize that the COVID-19 situation has added new and unfamiliar elements as you prepare for your visit - and, unfortunately, it is a situation that can change without notice. We are doing our best to monitor and inform you proactively of any changes that may affect your reservation. Please contact us by phone or email if you have any questions as you prepare for your stay.
We have implemented a number of changes to our operations during the COVID-19 pandemic to follow federal, state and local regulations and to implement additional best practices in the hospitality industry. Click here for our web-based, Garden Gables Inn Guide Book provides up-to-date details. Garden Gables Inn has also implemented a COVID-19 Guest Waiver that we ask you to review and sign prior to check-in. If it is not convenient for you to download and return a signed copy before arrival, there is no problem to do this at the time of checkin. We realize that the COVID-19 situation has added new and unfamiliar elements to your preparations for your visit - and, unfortunately, it is a situation that can change without notice. We are doing our best to monitor and inform you of any changes as soon as we can. Our Innkeeping staff will also be contacting you by phone several days prior to your arrival date, to help ensure that you have all the information you need before your arrival at the Inn.
We make every effort to keep our website current, but please be aware that information is subject to change. Online reservation confirmations may be subject to rate verification and possible modification or cancellation by The Garden Gables Inn. Please feel free to contact us with any questions about our policies.
Our goal at the Garden Gables Inn is to provide a high level of service and comfort for our guests throughout the entire process of exploring, reserving and enjoying your stay at the Inn. For that reason we have established the following policies, which hopefully will answer your questions about your upcoming stay. Please contact us and let us know about any questions you may have.
We maintain a smoke-free policy for the comfort of all guests**.
The Inn welcomes children age 13 and older.
We regret we are not able to accommodate pets with the exception of service dogs.
Normal check-in is from 3pm-8pm. Check-out time is 11 AM. We will do our best to accommodate a request for early check-in/late check-out, but cannot guarantee this option will be available, especially during the summer season.
A full country breakfast is included. Seating, at your convenience, is from 7:30–9:45 AM. Should you have special dietary needs, we will do our best to accommodate them if we are notified in advance of your stay. Should you need an earlier or later breakfast service, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. You may invite others not staying at the Inn to join you for breakfast, space permitting. There will be a charge of $30 per person. Please check with the Innkeeper to make a reservation and confirm that space is available.
Minimum stay requirements—during the Summer and Fall weekends, on selected holidays and at other times specified at the time of reservation, stays may have a minimum number of nights. These will be specified at the time of booking.
Official rates are published on our website, which may vary from time-to-time based on pricing policies in effect at the time of viewing. The proper rate for your reservation is the rate quoted on your confirmation. If you are booking a stay using a published "3rd night free" special offer—the free night will be the lowest priced of the three night stay; the discount for this package will be 33% if all three nights have the same rate, otherwise it will be lower discount, reflecting the price difference.
Complimentary offerings at Hilltop Orchards and Furnace Brook Winery are available during appropriate seasons. Guests will be provided with a complimentary bag to pick-your-own apples in the orchard during apple-picking season. Wine-tasting is available for those 21 years of age and over. Use of hiking and cross-country snowshoe trails subject to signing use waiver, available at the Orchard. Rental of equipment is available, but not included. Call the Inn for further details and availability.
Complimentary wifi/internet service—basic wifi/internet access is provided throughout the property, but is not guaranteed to provide the bandwidth required for high-definition or streaming applications, such as video calls and movies.
Pool - our outdoor, heated pool is available daily, from 7 AM - 9 PM, from approximately mid-June through Labor Day, subject to weather conditions. Please call the Inn to confirm that the pool is open if you are staying near these opening/closing dates. Use of the pool is strictly at your own risk - no lifeguard is on duty. Parents are solely responsible for ensuring the safe conduct and use of the pool by their children.
Occupancy - All rates are for up to 2 persons, except Room 12, which is automatically quoted for the number of occupants specified, from 2-6. Smaller rooms cannot accommodate a cot, so please check with our innkeeper to ensure your room can accommodate an additional person. For rooms where an additional person can be accommodated, there is a charge of $60 per night per person.
Taxes, Gratuities, Resort Charge—Published rates and service prices do not include taxes (11.7% State and Local Room Tax will be added to your room bill) or gratuities. The Berkshire Tourism Fee of $2 per night will be added. For group reservations of 5 or more rooms, a 10% service fee will be added. A fixed gratuity may be added to your bill, for pre-arranged events, meals and/or other services; if so, you will be notified at the time of reservation. There is no resort charge.
Payment—Prepayment at the time of reservation is required: 50% of the total room charge. Balance of payment is due at check-out.
Rescheduling of Reservations—We will do our best to accommodate rescheduling of spa/lodging reservations. When received within the cancellation window, in the event that your reservation cannot be rescheduled, you will be responsible for the cancellation penalty, as outlined below.
*We have revised our cancellation policy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
*For individual reservations from June 24-September 6, 2021* - If reservation is cancelled 14 days or more prior to check-in, there is no cancellation fee - If reservation is cancelled between 14 and 7 days prior to check-in, there will be a 25% cancellation fee - if reservation is cancelled less than 7 days prior to check-in, there will be a cancellation fee of one-night's room charge, or 50% of the reservation, whichever is greater.
*For individual reservations at all other times, there is no cancellation fee if reservation is cancelled 24 hours or more prior to check-in. If the reservation is cancelled less than 24 hours prior to check-in, the cancellation fee is one night's room charge.
Cancellation of Spa Services—You will be charged in full for any reservation cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.
Cancellations for participants in $50 Advance Summer Reservation Program—Cancellation terms for this program differ from those below, and are detailed on your confirmation and payment receipts.
Cancellations for Group Reservations and Special Events—Will be according to the terms agreed for the individual event, and supersede the individual cancellation policies noted below.
Refunds - we will provide a prompt refund of any payments due for cancelled or changed reservations, consistent with our cancellation and other policies. Normally the refund will be processed to the credit card with which the charge was made. If the prepayment by credit card is more than 120 days prior to the refund date, we will refund via check or other financial transaction of your choice, as we are not allowed by our credit card processor to refund transactions older than 120 days.
Damages—Guests who smoke in their room will be assessed a $500 cleaning charge. Guests who damage Inn property beyond normal wear-and-tear will be charged the full cost to reestore/replace these damages. This will include unremovable staining of fabrics and furnishings.
* * Smoke Free Policy - The majority of our guests favor a smoke free environment. The only way to provide this experience is to not allow smoking within the building, dining patio and pool deck area. This smoke-free policy applies to smoking and vaping of tobacco or any other substance. We do provide for outside smoking areas to accommodate the needs of guests who smoke. Please inquire at Reception for further information.