The best way to find out is to come into HogsHead Lounge when you're ready to check in and ask if early check-in is available.
If there hasn't been a guest in the room you have reserved the night before you arrive, and IF we were able to complete all of the preparations for that room before the regular check-in time of 3pm, then YES, you can likely check in early. This statement is not a guarantee, however, because sometimes there are extenuating circumstances beyond our control.
Can I bring my dog or pet to the B&B?
Because of potential allergies of current and future guests, we do not allow anyone to bring pets.
Is the Rafters B&B an AirB&B?
AirBnB is a company through which people can list their property for nightly rental. VRBO is another such company. These types of companies are collectively called OTAs, or Online Travel Agencies. OTAs are online companies whose websites allow consumers to book various travel related services directly via Internet. They are 3rd party agents reselling trips, hotels, cars, flights, vacation packages etc. The fees and/or commissions that the OTAs take to list and rent properties is a large percentage of the overall rental cost. For that reason, and many others, we will not list The Rafters B&B on AirBnB, Tripadvisor, Expedia, VRBO, or any other OTA.
Some features we offer at The Rafters B&B that you typically won't enjoy at an AirBnB:
We are fully licensed, inspected by the local Heath Department, and meet all codes and safety requirements.
The innkeepers live on site so if there is an emergency, we are available.
When your stay is complete and you're ready to check out, there will never be an additional fee for housekeeping, nor will our guests be required to remove the sheets from the bed, do their own dishes, or other housekeeping. You are here on vacation, and as a paying guest will not be required to do extra work.
In the future if you see a property you'd like to rent on one of the OTAs, please take a minute of extra time to look up the information to contact that property directly to place your reservation---the innkeeper (who is a small business owner) will be very appreciative.
May I bring my child/baby to stay at the B&B?
Occasionally someone asks, "our child/baby co-sleeps with us and won't need an extra bed, so can they stay with us?".
Many of our guests visit Hermann as an escape from their busy lives, and are looking to have a child-free getaway. To respect this desire of many of our guests, and because the B&B is located above an establishment that serves alcohol, we do not allow ANY guests under the age of 21.
Where can I park?
Street parking is available anywhere you find an open spot.
Can you pick us up at the Amtrak train station?
Absolutely! We are happy to pick up our guests from the Amtrak station. Please email or call a few days ahead of arrival to arrange pick up.
When is the best time to visit Hermann?
Any time is a good time to visit Hermann!
Please note, however, that on Mondays and Tuesdays HogsHead Lounge, as well as a few other restaurants and businesses in town are closed. Many of our wonderful business establishments are family owned and operated, so take a day or two off at the beginning of the week. Additionally, a few businesses close and take their personal vacations during the Winter months. For more information about where to shop or dine during your visit, please go to www.VisitHermann.com
What is the walking distance from The Rafters to popular local destinations?
These are approximate walking distances and times as calculated by Google Maps:
The Amtrak Train Station-- 3.5 blocks, 6 minute walk
Fernweh Distilling Company/Restaurant-- 2 blocks, 3 minute walk
Hermanhof Winery-- 4 blocks, 7 minute walk
Tin Mill Brewing-- 2.5 blocks, 4 minute walk
The Wurst Haus-- 3 blocks, 5 minute walk
Doxie Slush-- 2.5 blocks, 4 minute walk
Harvest Table Restaurant-- 1.5 blocks, 2 minute walk
UnColor Wine & Dessert Bar-- 1.75 blocks, 3 minute walk
1837 Bar-- 2 blocks, 4 minute walk
4th Street Pizza-- 1.75 blocks, 3 minute walk
Stone Hill Winery--1.3 miles, 26 minute walk (or just a couple of minutes by Trolley)