POLICIES, TERMS & CONDITIONS
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To avoid disappointment, reservations are recommended. A one-night deposit for each suite or room is required to secure the reservation. For a one-night stay, the full amount is due as a deposit. If you’ll be arriving within 7 days of your reservation, the full payment will be charged. Full payment is due/charged upon arrival for a single room and 14 days for a multiple room reservation. Payment can be made by approved credit card or other agreed payment method. Check deposits can only be used if the reservation is made more than one month in advance, and payment must be received within one week after the reservation is made or the reservation will be canceled.
Deposits for “Events” will be individually established in accordance with our “a la carte” list of services and the Event Booking Agreement.
The Swanendele Inn at St. Mary’s, Maryland small size and exclusivity mean that cancellations affect us significantly. For any cancellation or change of dates, we must receive 14 days’ (30 days for official holidays and multi-room bookings) notice prior to your confirmed arrival for a refund of your deposit less a $50 nonrefundable booking fee per room. Cancellations with less than 14 days (30 days for official holidays and multi-room bookings) notice, early check outs, and no-shows, will be charged the full amount unless the room(s) can be re-booked for the reserved dates. If we can re-book the room(s), there is a $100 per room fee. If not, at your written request, we will always welcome adult friends or family members in your place or a voucher for the amount due less $100 per room fee for future, non-holiday weekend stays within 12 months.
All rooms have a king-size or queen-size bed and can accommodate up to two persons. All rooms also have ceiling fans (with exception of Osprey Nest), natural stone and gas fireplaces, and water views. One additional person over 14 years per room may be accommodated for a rate increase of $75 – $100 per person/per night, depending on dates. The additional guest shall be entitled to a warm breakfast daily. A single bed and linens will be installed in the room prior to arrival.
Children and Young Adults
We welcome well-behaved young persons over 14 years of age, younger children only by special arrangement and liability waiver. Please note that our additional per-person rate increase described above would apply. At this time, we are not able to provide any cribs or pack ‘n plays.
Check-in and Check-out Times
Check-in is 3:00PM or later. Check-out time is 11:00AM. We ask that you email us your approximate time of arrival within a one-hour time window. We want you to be able to maximize your time enjoying Southern Maryland. You can quasi-check-in (park car, pick up keys & visitor’s guide or enjoy our decks and grounds) even if your room is not ready, but not before our check-out time of 11:00AM. To ensure a smooth check-in, please text/call us at 850-570-3331 when you are about an hour from Ridge, MD. So that all guests can enjoy the peace and quiet of the Inn, check-ins are not permitted past 9:00PM without prior arrangement. If you run into any problems, please just give us a call.
Complimentary parking for one vehicle per room conveniently located on site or immediate side-yard.
We are a Smoke-Free Facility
TOTAL – 100 percent prohibition on smoking or vaping indoors, including all outdoor decks. Smoking and/or “vaping” is permitted only in the designated area by the dock and fence where ash cans are provided. A charge of $50.00 will be imposed for the cleanup of remaining cigarette/cigar butts/vaping residue not placed in the ash can in the designated area. A charge of $200.00 will be imposed for the cleanup for anyone smoking or vaping in the house or on the decks.
The Innkeepers reside on the premises to make certain that your experience at Swanendele Inn will be exceptional and memorable. Access to the “Private” sections of the house is not permitted, and we request that we may enjoy our privacy, as you do yours. You will always be able to reach one of us on the “duty phone” any time during your stay.
Guest Responsibility and Jurisdiction
While accidents rarely happen, guests will be financially responsible for damage due their negligence in the Inn and on or around the decks or grounds. This agreement shall be deemed to have been entered into at St. Mary’s County, Maryland and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Maryland. The parties agree that any controversy or claim arising out of, or relating to their stay, shall be settled by arbitration with St. Mary’s County, Maryland as the venue.