The Rules of the House

Our rules have been inspired by real life situations.  As we begin our 22nd season at Bryn Brooke Manor, we’ve experienced a lot of unexpected predicaments.

Children: All registered guests of Bryn Brooke Manor must be a least 16 years old.

Our Pets: Bryn Brooke Manor is home to Sully, Carson, and Hester, and our latest rescue, Sammy. If you are highly allergic to animals, we can recommend other members of the Cooperstown Village Bed and Breakfast Association.

Sully at Home
Sully, our perfect gentleman dog. A gift from the local shelter when he was nine weeks old.
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Hester was considered “unadoptable.” They were wrong. She’s a cream puff.
Sammy used to live on the street. He prefers lounging on Jim Thompson silk.
When we rescued Carson she was living in a mud pit. This is how she expunges those memories.

Your Pets: Under special circumstances we have accepted pets, hosting charming four legged family members. However, we’ve also had an unfortunate experience with two reportedly “well-behaved, well-traveled, urban dachshunds” which resulted in five hours of two yapping, aggressive dogs which disturbed the stay of every guest and made the breakfast room uncomfortably tense the following morning. Call us and we’ll see if arrangements can be made. Bona fide service animals are always welcomed.

Stairs: Please be aware that all of our guest rooms are located on upper floors. If stairs are a challenge, we will be happy to suggest another accommodation.

Check-in/Check-out: Check in time is 3PM and checkout is noon. If you arrive early, you may park your car and leave your bags. If you will arrive especially late, please let us know so that we may arrange for someone to greet you.

Room Occupancy: The maximum occupancy of guest rooms is three people, or four in the Gershwin Suite, with a maximum occupancy of nine guests at Bryn Brooke Manor. We know that it is a big house and could accommodate many more, but we abide by state and locals laws regarding safety and occupancy. We provide a bed for each of our guests and do not permit sleeping bags, air mattresses or sleeping on the floor.

Smoking:

We do not allow smoking or vaping under any circumstance. We won’t even discuss chewing tobacco. Sure, we will. DON’T CHEW HERE. If you smoke in the house we will charge you $500. Opening a window, disabling a smoke detector, placing butts under the trash can liner or attempting to flush them, or any other subterfuge is pointless. We will know if you smoke, the next guest will certainly know it, and we will charge you $500. We are as serious as the heart attack you’re courting.

Alcohol: We enjoy a premium vintage as much as anyone, but we expect you to be responsible  Most of our damage and disruption has been caused by unsupervised children or drunks. To quote my mother, “For Heaven’s sake, act like you’ve got some sense.” In short, you will be held accountable for any and all damages.

Cancellation Policy: Travelers who cancel at least 30 days before check-in will be fully refunded. Cancelling between 14 and 30 days before check-in, entitles guests to a 50% refund. There is no refund for cancellations of fewer than 14 days. There is no adjustment for truncated stays. If you are booked for four nights and leave after three, you will be charged the full amount.

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