Our hope is that you’ll enjoy your stay in our neck of the Piney Woods, Jefferson/ Caddo Lake area, and that you will return again and again as our guest to the Carriage House Bed & Breakfast. The purpose of this policies page is to help everything go smoothly for you, our guest…from reservation to check-out.
Making Reservations | Payment
All room reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express), and your reservation is subject to our cancellation policy below. Our nightly rates are based on double occupancy and includes our gourmet breakfast in the morning.
The only room that can accommodate more than 2 people is the Ruth Lester room. The Ruth Lester room has two full sized beds and can potentially accommodate four people. Please keep in mind that these are full sized beds and not everyone would be comfortable sleeping 2 to a bed. Additional guests beyond double occupancy are $25 per person, per night, which also includes breakfast.
All packages include a 50% deposit which will be applied to the credit card holding the reservation since we have to pre-pay some services for you. All packages must be reserved 5 business days in advance so that we may schedule your services. Packages are subject to availability of service providers.
Guests will receive a receipt via email at check-in at which time payment is due. We prefer Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express and accept cash or check as well.
Checking In | Checking Out
Normal check-in time is from 3:00pm-6pm each day. We realize that with work schedules not everyone can arrive during these hours, and so with advance notice, we can arrange for check-ins after 6pm. Please let us know in advance if you will be arriving outside of our front desk hours.
Check-out time is 11:00am.
We require a 24 hour cancellation notice on all regular reservations. Any cancellation received outside of this time period will be charged a $50 cancellation fee charged to the credit card holding the room. If we are unable to rebook the room, the reservation cost will also be applied to the credit card holding the reservation.
All “no show” reservations will be charged the full amount of their stay to the credit card used to hold the room.
No shows and same day cancellations do not allow us any possibility of re-booking the room and have already obligated us to preparation and planning, and thus will incur the full reservation cost.
Cancellations (Special Events, Holidays, and Group Reservations)
All special events, holidays, and group reservations require a 14 day cancellation notice. If you cancel inside of 14 days, there will be a $50 cancellation fee and if we are unable to rebook the room, the entire cost of the reservation charged to the credit card holding the reservation.
Special Events and Holidays
- New Years Eve
- Girlfriend Weekend
- Mardi Gras
- Spring Break
- National Rod Run Show
- Pilgrimage/ Civil War Re-enactment
- Memorial Day Weekend
- July 4th Weekend
- Labor Day Weekend
- Boo Benefit Rally
- All weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas
- Christmas Eve and Christmas
If you have a standing special event reservation and cancel your room reservation, the party that rebooks your room will have first choice on the next year’s reservation. We will be more than happy to put you on a waiting list for the following year’s special event.
A gourmet breakfast is served each morning at 9am in the dining room located in the main house. Because considerable time and effort is put into our breakfast, we ask that you let us know in advance if you will not be able to make it so that we do not prepare a plate for you.
Breakfast can be served in the room for a $10 per person, per day charge. Please let us know in advance if you would like to have breakfast delivered to your room in the morning.
If you have any food sensitivities or allergies, please let us know at the time you make your reservation so that we can plan a menu that accommodates your special needs.
We welcome children 8 years and older to the Carriage House Bed and Breakfast. Please note guests must be at least 18 years old to occupy a room without an adult. We will not make a room reservation for a minor without an adult staying in the room as well. All children must be in the company of an adult at all times when on our property.
I know how great it is to be able to travel with my Ladybug (The Bug), so all of our cottage rooms are pet friendly. We welcome dogs and other furry four legged friends on a case-by-case basis. We do have some breed restrictions and do not accept Pit Bulls, German Shepherds, Rottweilers, Dobermans, and Chow Chows or any dog that has a mix of these breeds.
There is a $50 Pet Fee that will be payable at the time of check in. We normally limit the number of pets per room to two, but that may be more or less depending on their size and breeds. Please confirm with us ahead of time if you wish to bring more than one pet and whether we accept your breed.
We require that your pet is current on his or her vaccinations, and your pet must also be on a regular flea/tick prevention treatment program. We do reserve the right to full reimbursement for damage caused by guest pets (or humans).
For the comfort and safety of our guests and our resident Ladybug, pets are not permitted in any area of the main house (i.e., kitchen, parlor, dining room, guest rooms). When outdoors, guest pets should be leashed at all times. Waste bags are provided and will be available in your room at the time of check in.
While you’re on property, your pet is permitted to remain in your room unattended. While you’re out and about and off property, we request that you crate your pet unless other similar arrangements can be made.
If your pet is disruptive or a problem arises that cannot be resolved (e.g., excessive barking, lack of control, pet being left without proper confinement, etc.), we will be happy to recommend a nearby doggie daycare facility, or will ask that you seek alternative accommodations.
Smoking | Incense | Candles
All indoor spaces are non-smoking and smoking is only allowed in the Garden Courtyard. If you smoke outside, please be mindful of guests who are here to enjoy our clean East Texas air. In-room smoking or open flames indoors are prohibited fire hazards (sorry, that does include candles and incense). E-cigarettes are also not allowed in any of our indoor spaces and can only be enjoyed in the Garden Courtyard. A $500.00 cleaning fee will be charged to the credit card on file for any violations of this policy. You may also be responsible for the replacement cost of mattresses, linens, rugs or other room furnishings if we are unable to remove the smell of smoke.