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EMAIL:
CentralSchoolhouse@aol.com

PHONE:
309-944-6800

ADDRESS:
115 E. North St., Geneseo, Illinois
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CENTRAL SCHOOLHOUSE INN POLICIES

LODGING POLICIES (For guests of our Bed and Breakfast only) If you are booking an Event Space or a Whole House rental, please skip to EVENT SPACE/WHOLE HOUSE RENTAL POLICIES below:

Room prices include breakfast for two adults. Additional guests are $ 20.00 per day.

Please be advised that we sometimes host events on our First Floor that may coincide with your visit. We make every effort to advise you of these scheduled events when you book your stay, but this is not always possible. For larger events we may utilize the use of one of the upstairs bathrooms. Every effort is made to keep the noise and activity level to a minimum to avoid disturbing our bed and breakfast guests.

Every guest reservation is both important and special to us. If your travel plans change and you must cancel your reservation, please call us at least 72 hours prior to your arrival time to cancel your reservation less a $35 processing fee per room per day. In the unlikely event that you must cancel with less than 72 hours notice, shorten your stay or check out early, please understand that we must ask you to take responsibility for your entire reservation. If we can re-book your room(s), a full or partial refund will be made.

Rates/policies are subject to change and vary during high impact periods and special requests. A 30-day cancellation notice is required on whole house bookings and for some holidays and special events.

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Please estimate your arrival time as accurately as possible as we like to adjust your room temperature. If arriving outside of check-in times, please call to make arrangements.

Check-out: 11:00 AM.

Central Schoolhouse Inn is a non-smoking facility; however a designated outdoor smoking area is available.

Sorry, no pets are allowed.

Special situations allow for older children; CSI is not appropriate for toddlers due to safety concerns; please call if any questions.

ADA POLICIES

We are sorry but due to historic property constraints we are not handicap accessible. We do have one entrance with a wheelchair ramp.

GIFT CERTIFICATE POLICIES

Gift certificates must be presented at check-in along with a valid driver's license. Gift certificates are transferable. Any remaining amount on gift certificates can be used at a later day up to the expiration date. Gift certificates cannot be redeemed for cash.

EVENT SPACE POLICIES

THE 4 HOUR WINDOW FOR EVENT SPACE RENTAL MUST INCLUDE YOUR SETUP AND CLEANUP. PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE SIGNING CONTRACT IF ADDITIONAL TIME BEYOND 4 HOURS IS NEEDED. EXTRA TIME BEYOND 15 MINUTES WILL INCUR A CHARGE.

PLEASE NOTE: THE WHOLE HOUSE RENTAL FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE THE SOLARIUM. ANY USE OF OUTDOOR SPACE MAY INCUR ADDITIONAL CHARGES. WHOLE HOUSE RENTAL CHECK-IN IS 3PM CHECK-OUT IS 11:00AM

THE POTENTIAL USE OF ANY BACKDROP OR “CHAMPAGNE” WALL MUST FIRST BE CLEARED BY CSI. WE MUST KNOW THE WEIGHT, SIZE AND MATERIALS BEFOREHAND IN ORDER TO PROTECT OUR HARDWOOD FLOORS AND DOORWAYS

Policies and Regulations

We are very happy to be part of your event. Please read the following contract carefully and feel free to ask any questions before committing. A non-refundable 50% deposit along with a signed Event Space/Whole House Rental Contract is required to reserve the event date and time. Any balance due must be paid to Central Schoolhouse Inn (CSI/LLC) 30 days in advance of the event. Non-payment by this date will nullify your event reservation. No partial refunds will be issued after the 30-day payment is made. Cash, check and credit cards are accepted. Please note that if you have reserved any Bed & Breakfast rooms in conjunction with your event there is a $35 cancellation fee for each room per day.

Please be aware that CSI/LLC is a non-smoking facility, no pets are allowed, and we are only partially handicap accessible for Events. There are no Handicap restrooms available. If any Children under 18 attend your event Renter assumes responsibility for keeping them in the designated event areas. Children cannot play the piano, run free on the premises, go upstairs unaccompanied or be unsupervised.

Site Preparation

Central Schoolhouse Inn is a historic property containing fragile building elements and décor that require special handling. Furniture and fixtures will not be moved and/or removed for any event except by pre-arrangement with CSI/LLC. No nails, tacks, adhesives, glues, removable fasteners or tape may be used on the walls. Confetti, glitter, rice, birdseed or flower petals are confined to the outdoor areas. No open flames are allowed. In the event of any damages occurring to furniture or fixtures the Renter will be held solely responsible and will be billed accordingly. The facility rental fee is for the chosen room space and bathroom facilities only, including our standard setup of tables, chairs and linens. Extensive furniture re-arranging or additional tables/linen changes will be detailed on an addendum page of the contract and be charged in addition to the room rental. The four-hour rental period is all inclusive and includes set-up and clean-up time; Renter and any of their agents must be vacated by the end of the four-hour window. Any additional time on premises must be arranged in advance; additional time beyond 15 minutes will incur a charge.

Insurance and Liability

Liability Insurance naming CSI/LLC as an additional insured is required of all outside caterers. Renter agrees to indemnify, defend and hold CSI/LLC, its building owners, officers and agents harmless of and from any liabilities, costs, penalties or expenses arising out of and/or resulting from the rental and use of the premises, including but not limited to, any claims arising from the provision of alcohol by the Renter to their private guests, the personal guarantee of provision, service and dispensing of payment by Renter, its employees and agents for outside services at CSI/LLC. In the event CSI/LLC, its building owners, officers and/or agents are required to file any action in court to enforce any provisions of this agreement, Renter agrees to pay CSI/LLC, its building owners, officers and/or agents all reasonable attorney fees, court fees and costs of suit incurred by CSI/LLC.

Capacity and Use

Renter understands that the maximum standing capacity of the first floor of CSI/LLC is 90 people occupying the Parlor, Dining Room and Vestibule and will not exceed this limit. The event space is restricted to the first floor and use of designated bathroom(s). Renter acknowledges that second floor rooms may be occupied, and guests are not to be disturbed. Renter agrees to allow upstairs occupants ingress and egress to and from the property first floor rooms. Parking for events is limited to public lots located behind CSI/LLC.

Catering, Cleaning, Trash and Equipment Removal

Access to the kitchen, sink, oven and refrigerator/freezer is included in the rental fee. Please let us know in advance if more than one shelf is needed in the refrigerator. Renters/Caterers are limited to staging/reheating prepacked food items only and no cooking of raw foods will be allowed. Following the event, the Renter is asked to clear off tabletops except for any CSI linens or serving pieces. Renter will place trash in our inside receptacles, and we will take care of disposing it into our outside receptacles. CSI/LLC is not responsible for Renters lost, damaged or stolen equipment or any objects left on the premises.

City, County, State and Federal Laws

The Renter agrees to comply with all applicable City, County, State and Federal laws and shall conduct no illegal act on the premises. The Renter agrees to ensure any alcoholic beverages provided by the Renter to their invited guests only, be consumed in a responsible manner. Renter agrees to indemnifying CSI/LLC against any claims related to alcohol consumption by their invited guests. CSI/LLC reserves the right to expel anyone, who in its judgment, is intoxicated or under the influence of drugs or alcohol and in any manner jeopardize the rights and insurability of CSI/LLC or the safety of its staff, guests or building contents.

ARRIVAL TIMES
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
If arriving outside of check-in times, please call to make arrangements.

AUTO-COLLECT
A 50 percent deposit is collected at the time of purchase. Payment for retail items and gift certificates is collected at the time of purchase.

CHILDREN & PETS
Children are welcome with an accompanying adult. Pets are not allowed.

CREDIT CARD SECURITY
Your credit card information is stored and processed securely.

FIRST FLOOR EVENTS DURING YOUR STAY
Please be advised that we sometimes host events on our First Floor that may coincide with your visit. We make every effort to advise you of these scheduled events when you book your stay, but this is not always possible. For larger events we may utilize the use of one of the upstairs bathrooms. Every effort is made to keep the noise and activity level to a minimum to avoid disturbing our bed and breakfast guests.

EVENT SPACE QUOTES
This quote is for price information only and is not a reservation. A deposit with a signed contract is required to reserve your space. Please note that reservations are on a first come first served basis.