Policies

COVID-19 POLICIES:

Guests: Will be required to wear masks in all common areas and hallways, and to adhere to social distancing guidelines per CDC recommendations. Guests with a temperature over 99.7F will not be allowed to stay. Masks and hand sanitizing liquid will be available for all guests if needed.

Room Rentals: Rachael's Dowry will only allow up to 4 room bookings per night to enable proper distancing in the common rooms and dining room. Rooms will be empty for a minimum of 24 hours prior and 24 hours after guest stays to ensure time for any germs to dissipate and for the safety of cleaning staff. All touchable surfaces, such as remotes, door knobs, keys, light switches and surfaces will be sanitized after each guest stay. Extra items, such as sham pillows, magazines, glassware and pens will be eliminated from the rooms to minimize the risk of missed sanitation. Only disposable cups will be used in the rooms.

Room Servicing: To protect staff, rooms will not be serviced during a guest's stay. This includes no bed making, bathroom cleaning, amenity replenishment. Extra towels, linens, toilet paper and amenities will be available by request.

Room Cleaning: All linens, quilts, pillows, robes and soft items will be removed from the room after guests leave and washed on sanitary cycles. All surfaces will be cleaned with sanitizing cleaners, as will items such as hair dryers, irons and remotes. All amenities, toilet paper and towels/sheets will be replaced with fresh items.

Dining: Breakfast will be served at agreed-upon times in the dining room at properly spaced, two-top tables only. No breakfasts will be served to rooms. Because of the small number of restaurants in the area, food-delivery and eating in the dining room or outdoor patio will be allowed.

Common Area Cleaning: All railings, tables and other touchable surfaces in the common areas will be wiped with sanitizing solution at least twice daily. All staff will wear masks at all times.

Deposits and Cancellations: Until we get through this strange time, and are sure there will be no more spikes in infections, Rachael's Dowry will ease the cancellation policy to refund any deposits should you have to change your plans at the last moment. We'll work together to ensure we both have a great experience while you're here!

We ask that you let us know if you believe anything has been missed, or if you require items that are no longer going to be kept in the rooms.

 

STANDARD POLICIES:

Deposit: A deposit of one night stay is required.
Taxes: Maryland State sales tax equals 6%; Baltimore Hotel Tax equals 9.5%; Baltimore Tourism Assessment equals 2%.
Smoking: Our inn provides a non-smoking environment. Smoking inside our Inn will result in a $250 cleaning charge. Smoking is permitted in our Courtyard.
Check in: 3 p.m. Early arrivals welcome, late arrivals available upon request (fees may apply) We do not have a front desk
Check out: 11 a.m. Late check outs 11 a.m. to 1 p.m, an additional $50 fee.
Rates: Price is based on either Single or Double Occupancy. Maximum occupancy is 2 people per room, with the exception of the Carrie Frank room which may accommodate 3 (fees applied). Specials/reduced rates may not apply to all dates.
Pets: Not permitted except for specially trained service dogs and miniature horses.

Children: We welcome children 10 and older.
Photography: Casual photograph taking is encouraged, however Photography Sessions MUST be prearranged with management and will incur additional fees.
WIFI: All guests are liable for illegal downloading while on our property.

CANCELLATIONS

  • More than 14 days prior to arrival date,  processing fee applies.
  • Less than 14 days, cancellation fee equal to cost of one night stay of reservation.
  • Cancellations for reservations made at rachaelsdowrybedandbreakfast.com or 410-752-0805 may be given a Gift Certificate upon request.
  • Less than 48 hours prior to the arrival date, cancellation fee equal to the entire reservation.

Departures earlier than confirmed reservation dates will be responsible for all of the original nights booked. We cannot be responsible for unused nights due to threat of bad weather and other travel-related mishaps or for changes in plans which shorten your stay.

A special cancellation policy exists for groups or individuals reserving more than two rooms for any given date. This policy extends the cancellation notification period from 14 to 30 days

BOOKINGS MADE THROUGH OUTSIDE ENTITY
Expedia, Booking.com, travel agents or any 3rd party are not eligible for Rachael's Dowry specials, discounts or unique arrangements. Cancellations MUST be made through the outside entity/agent.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
We accept all Rachael's Dowry Gift Certificates, Maryland Bed and Breakfast Association Gift Certificates, and Select Registry Gift Certificates.