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Q: Why can’t I check in before 4pm?
A: Because, since there’s only one of me, between 10am and 4pm is when I have time to flip rooms, clean the house, get groceries, do laundry, and maybe go to the dentist, doctor, vet, etc.
Q: How long have you been doing this?
A: We’ve been doing this since 1993!
Q: Why is it called Peaches?
A: It’s called Peaches because the sign in the foyer belonged to my grandfather when he was selling roadside peaches at his peach orchard in South Haven. No, the house never belonged to him or any of my other family.
Q: HOW much is the tax?
A: The taxes are 6% state sales tax and 5% county lodging tax.
Q: What’s for breakfast?
A: There are always 2 kinds of juice, coffee, signature peach baskets. We serve full breakfast, which means it includes a hot entree. The hot entree alternates days between sweet and savory. It is often something that goes in the oven, which means it’s casserole-ish; it also means that it’s generally prepared the night before.
Q: Why don’t you know specifically what’s for breakfast when I call?
A: Our hot entree rotates depending on how many guests, what time breakfast is, and whether everyone is having it at the same time. It also depends on who has already had what, since it usually takes a stay of 10 or more nights before we’ll repeat an entree. Furthermore, there are some entrees that are seasonal.
Q: Why can’t you guarantee a specific room?
A: There are lots of reasons, but they may include:
- the previous guests broke something, like a faucet or light
- guests are bringing a dog, which is only allowed in one guest room
- the previous guests decided to stay an extra night & requiring them to move is kind of silly
- a room needs extra attention or is down for repair or refurbishing
Q: Can we bring our pet?
A: If your pet is a dog, you can bring him/her along. We do have an extra charge of $20/pet/night and we do have pet rules. The pet rules are mostly common sense, but they can be seen here: Dogs Rule
Q: What if I’m allergic to dogs?
A: We do have Dalmatians, who have hair instead of fur, so people are rarely allergic to them. They are never allowed in guest rooms or in the dining room during breakfast. In addition, we try to keep the facility squeaky clean.
Q: What is this about we’re not allowed to lock our doors?
A: The actual story is that you MAY lock your room door and we will issue a key. We generally do not issue front door keys & that door stays unlocked until all guests are back, at which point, we do lock it for the night. HOWEVER, because we wait up until everyone is back (we’ve had too many times when we didn’t & the second-to-last person locked the last person out), and because we don’t have a curfew like most B&Bs, we would prefer to not have to wait until the bars close at 2am to be sure everyone is home. Therefore, we do ask folks to leave their bedroom door cracked open if possible so when they’re home it’ll be closed and we won’t be waiting up until 2 or 3am for people who have all been home since 11pm. We are not always watching the door to see who comes back and some people are very quiet. We don’t want to knock to make sure they’re back if they’re sleeping. If your door is locked, we need you to locate us & let us know that you’re back. This isn’t always simple either as we may be somewhere doing the mending, scraping paint, tending our rental property, stripping wallpaper, etc. and hard to find.
Q: Can’t you do something else about that door problem?
A: Well, over the last 2+ decades, we’ve tried to think of something else. We really don’t want to deface our century-old door with a keypad (and technology is not my friend). We tend to have a good percentage of the keys issued get lost, which means people can’t get back in anyway. Tags that hang on doors and similar plans are good, except for those who come back having liberally partaken of the amazing beer in GR, so they end up being moot. Please let us know if you’ve got a brilliant idea we should try.