We have set up policies as guidelines
to our guests to ensure that peace and harmony on the farm is maintained and each
family can fully enjoy their vacation time here. Policies are put in place to
safeguard guests from unsuitable behavior and questionable activities.
Farm is an Alcohol-Free Establishment.
and Check-out Times
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3:30 to 8:30PM
do have a reasonable "grace time" for arrivals, if you feel your arrival
will not be during the normal hours, please discuss this with your hosts at booking.
There will be an accessed charge for
any arrival prior to any agreed upon arrival time that is before the 3:30 PM arrival
There will be an accessed charge
for any arrival after any agreed upon arrival time that is after the 8:30 PM arrival
charge for arriving outside the designated times will be $50.00
is no refund for an early departure.
our guests at CornerStone Farm,
We know that at times cancellations
can not be avoided. We have developed what we believe is a fair and equitable
policy for our guests and one that we feel surpasses the Bed and Breakfast industry
standard. We trust you will understand why this policy is in place and that to
the best of your ability you will honor it.
Barb and Ward
you are booking a reservation within 14 calendar days of your arrival date,
at the time of booking, the total booked stay will be charged to the charge account
information provided at time of reservation. If the booking is within the current
month and is at least three weeks ahead of stay and a personal check is sent to
be received 14 calendar days prior to stay, a charge will not go on an
account. Full payment, if not tendered in advance for the entire stay, is due
upon arrival in cash, traveler's checks, money order or valid credit card.
cancellation is received at least 14 calendar days or better ahead of arrival
date, the full payment will not be applied to the credit card information provided
at time of booking. A cancellation fee of $50.00 will be applied to the
credit card information.
If cancellation is received after the 14 calendar
days deadline, we will refund only amounts for nights we are able to rebook
an equal* or greater package, less the $50.00 cancellation fee. If we are
not able to book any part of your reservation, the total amount will remain charged
to the account and no refund will be granted.
*If we are not able to re-book
an equal package, at the optional discretion of the Innkeepers, a vacation voucher
may be issued to be used within 4 months of the aforementioned booked reservation
if cancellation can not meet the above policy. Some circumstances which may allow
for a voucher to be issued are: call to active military duty, death of immediate
family member, unforeseen work schedules.
In all cases, a minimum $50.00
cancellation fee will be charged. Cancellations will only be honored by speaking
directly with the innkeepers - cancellations left on the answering machine, fax,
or on e-mail will not be honored. If a room is booked, but no cancellation is
received within the deadline, no one shows up, or the room is not taken for whatever
reason, the credit card number taken to reserve the room will be charged for the
full nights booked.
Complete information regarding the charging schedule
was included in the confirmation packet sent. I have read the letter and agree
to the charging policy and dates.
There is no refund for an early departure.
Thank you for your interest in CornerStone Farm Bed and Breakfast. We look
forward to having you stay with us for your time away from home, whether that
is; business, travel, or the needed vacation get away.
Parents, please understand
that we love children and do so enjoy seeing their delight in being on the farm
and around the animals. Our unique farm-stay offers families a time to interact
with nature that they may not have opportunity to experience.
Due to the
nature of our inn, we have to require certain standards and provide guidelines
for our guests with children. If you have not already done so, please read our
testimonies from families that have already visited with children or visit our
photo gallery of guests to see the fun that families have here.
must be accompanied at all times by an adult while on the farm premises. We expect
children to be well-behaved and adhere to restrictions on the farm, especially
where applied to animals. The innkeepers reserve the right to ask a child not
to participate in activities that we feel will endanger the child or animals.
The innkeepers will inform parents when policy has been violated by a child. If
action is not corrected or continues, the innkeepers reserve the right to evict
the party without compensation of refund.
The innkeepers also reserve the
right to assess any damages that were incurred due to children. Our minimum assessment
will be $50.00. This will be for damages that are beyond the normal wear of use,
or the damage demands time and money be spent on our part for repairs, or to irreplaceable
items; such as antiques and collectibles, or items that will need to be repurchased.
We understand that accidents will happen and through normal usage damage may occur.
Wanton damage from lack of discipline or control of children will be assessed.
Please ask about any of our policies, if there is any question.
Smoking is permitted only on the East porch of the farm house or north
deck upstairs. At no time will smoking be allowed indoors, on the grounds, or
around the barns and livestock.
Proper attire for riding
is essential for all trail rides. We expect our guests to bring appropriate clothing.
Loose clothing (pants) and shoes without heels are not allowed; this includes
sneakers. Upon arrival at Cornerstone Farm a liability waiver and general
horseback riding guideline will need to be signed prior to any equine activity.
trail rides will be guided by your hosts. A nice pleasant walk is suitable and
required for riding here at CornerStone Farm. We cover many trails that
are not suitable for faster paces. This is for your safety as well as your horse's
safety. Control is the key factor, not just "staying on."
The minimum age
for trail rides is 9 years old. The innkeepers reserve the right to evaluate the
child's ability before going on the trails and can refuse a guest's participation
based on ability.
Any persons not abiding by our guidelines will be asked
to refrain from these activities. Any teasing of horses will result in a warning.
Any abuse of the horses by guests will result in an eviction of the guest without
compensation of refund.
WARNING: RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK
children under the age of 18 MUST wear helmets when mounted.
state equine law:
Notice of Intrinsic Dangers of Equine Activities
pursuant to code of Virginia 3.1-796.130c:
"Intrinistic dangers of
equine activity" means those dangers or conditions that are an integral part
of equine activities, including but not limited to, (i) the propensity of equines
to behave in ways that may result in injury, harm or death to persons on or around
them; (ii) the unpredictability of an equine's reaction to such things as sounds,
sudden movement, and unfamiliar objects, persons, or other animals; (iii) certain
hazards such as surface or subsurface conditions; (iv) collisions with other aninimals
or objects; and (v) the potential of the participant acting in a negligent manner
that may contribute bto injury to the participant or others, such as failing to
maintain control over the equine or not acting within the participant's ability.
Under Virginia law except as provided in 3.1-796.133, an equine activity sponsor
or an equine professional shall not be liable for an injury to or death of a participant
engaged in an equine activity.
code Title 3.3 Chapter 27.5
Ignorance of the law is not an excuse!
We know how important pets are in their
owner's lives and how difficult it is to leave a pet behind when going on vacation.
So we invite you to bring your precious furred friends with you at your stay at
Because animals are an integral part of the farm life
here at CornerStone Farm, it is important to have policies for pets that will
make everyone's experience here enjoyable.
No pet is allowed in any pasture with the livestock at any time.
All dogs must be on leash at all times within the areas directly surrounding the
house and surrounding all livestock areas.
Dogs will be allowed to be off-leash ONLY in designated
Any dog off-leash is the responsibility of the owner.
_* CornerStone Farm takes
no responsibility for injury or loss of pets while on the property.
also have our own house cats.. We ask that only pets that are animal friendly
be brought to the farm.
Pets are allowed with innkeeper's prior approval
only! There is a per night added fee for pets staying at CornerStone Farm. The
size of your pet determines the stay charge. We request the name and phone number
of the veterinarian who has the most current vaccine record and history of your
pet to check references and records if considered necessary. Only pets who's vaccines
are given or dispensed by a licensed veterinarian will be accepted.
innkeepers reserve the right to refuse accommodations to a pet upon arrival if
they feel the animal poses any threat to the health or harmony of guests or animal.
damages, mess, or disturbance caused by guest's pets are the responsibility of
the owner, and are subject to additional fees.
Dogs - the following is required without exception:
Proof of vaccination for Rabies, DHLPP, Bordetella (kennel cough), and a negative
fecal exam. Dogs must be free of any communicable disease and free of fleas and
Dogs MUST be housebroken and non-chewers or diggers.
Dogs are not
allowed up on the furniture.
Size: is limited to medium, 40 pounds or less
Dogs must remain quiet at all times.
Dog House Rules: all guest's
dogs must be kept on leash at all times when outside or in immediate farm building
areas. Dogs MUST be under handler's control at all times. When indoors,
dogs must be crated if unattended by handler. No dogs are permitted off leash
within the inn. There are outside kennel facilities available for dogs to be kept
during pleasant weather conditions. For indoor use, we have a large Vari Kennel
Crate available on request.
Cats - the following
is required without exception:
Proof of vaccination for Rabies, Feline
Distemper, Feline Leukemia, a negative FIV/Feline Leukemia Test, and a negative
Cats must be free of any communicable disease and free of fleas
Litter-boxes are provided in rooms for cats.
Cats will need
to be crated if evidence of clawing furniture and bedding is observed.
Other - accepted
only by speaking with innkeepers.:
other form of house pet will need to be discussed prior to reservation confirmation.
WILL BE DONE IN ANY SHARED GUEST AREA. THERE IS NO THREAT TO OUR NON-HUNTING GUESTS.
will be permitted in the 40 acre timber site of the property during Virginia's
hunting schedule. All Virginia hunting laws and regulations govern activities
on the farm.
We will allow bow and arrow, muzzle loaders and shotgun for
hunting purposes only. If hunting with dogs there is a $10.00 per night kennel
charge for dogs.
See Pets policy for all restrictions.
hunted and killed on the property must be dressed in our designated area. All
excess from dressing will be disposed of properly. Under no circumstances will
animals be allowed to be dressed in the 40 acres and excess left. The forest is
open to all guests and we do not want any of our guests to happen upon any site
that would be offensive to them or children.
Hunters will have priority
over the 40 acres if another party is booked at the same time. Non-hunting guests
will be restricted from the 40 acres when in use by hunters. This will be strictly
For guests that question our hunting policy, we invite you
to visit www.ggoutdoors.org
for insight clarification.
If you are traveling with
your horse to a local event or across the country, we welcome you to stay here
with your horse. Rough pasture board or open air shelters are provided.
horses MUST be current on
all applicable Virginia vaccines. This includes, but not limited to a Coggins
fees for horses will be $10.00 per night rough pasture board and $15.00 per night
for sheltered areas board.
Horses are allowed with innkeeper's prior
approval only! We request the name and phone number of your current veterinarian
to check references and records if considered necessary.
reserve the right to refuse accommodations to any horse upon arrival if they feel
the animal poses any threat to the health or harmony of guests or animal.
Farm is not responsible for any injuries sustained by or from your horse while
on the premises.
offers nature lovers a variety of places to discover God's creation. We welcome
you to explore the land and experience the natural wonders found along the paths,
streams, pond, forest, meadows, and sky!
- Collecting and removal of
wild animals, plants, or stones are not permitted for any reason.
or harassing wildlife is strictly prohibited.
- Altering landscape or disturbing
natural cover; such as dens, nests, brush piles, fallen trees, or stones is not
- Pets must be leashed at all times.
- Our animals are not only
livestock, but pets to us here at CornerStone Farm so there are strict
rules and regulations that need to govern what is acceptable handling of our pets/livestock.
These restrictions are put forth so you will understand beforehand where we stand
in regards to expectations. Our desire is for all our guests to enjoy the farm
in it's entirety without disrupting the harmony we have established. There are
limitations set that need to be strictly adhered to. Outside these restrictions,
we encourage you to enjoy the animals and get to know them. Once on the farm,
you will be shown the proper way to interact safely with all the animals to make
your stay here most enjoyable.
- Guests are not allowed in with
any of the animals unless accompanied by your hosts or otherwise agreed upon.
- Any teasing of the animals by guests will result in a warning.
- Any abuse of the animals by guests will result in an eviction of the guest
without compensation of refund.
- We ask that you do not hand
feed horses, donkeys or cows as it leads to bad behavioral habits.
- We have two house cats that are people and pet friendly. The cats are indoors/outdoors
during the day, but are kept indoors at dusk so we ask that opening of doors be
watched for potential "escapees" when the sun is not up. Hosts need
to be alerted if a cat gets out after dusk.
- Any questions or
concerns about what is permissible with the animals needs to be addressed with
the hosts. Please do not discuss amongst yourselves or other guests what you feel