Information & Policies

Official check-in time is anytime after 3:00 P.M., plans for an early check-in can be discussed depending on housekeeping schedules.  Check-out is at noon on the day of your departure.

Upon arrival please call 706-769-2633 using your cell phone or the phone provided on the front porch of the Victorian Manor House.  Someone will be available to direct you to your room.  If you anticipate your arrival to be later than 10:00 pm please let us know in advance so that arrangements can be made for your self guided check-in.

If you’re using a navigation system to reach Ashford Manor, enter the address 4 Harden Hill Road, Watkinsville, GA 30677 to get accurate directions.

There is absolutely no smoking inside; however, smoking is permitted outdoors and ashtrays are available on all porches.  If you smoke in your room you will be charged a $250.00 fine.

For the sake of all our guests’ comfort and convenience, children under the age of 14 are not permitted to stay at the bed and breakfast.  Special arrangements can be made for whole-house or whole-cottage bookings.

We do not have cots, nor can we accommodate any number greater than the maximum occupancy in each of our rooms.  This measure is meant to safeguard the historic Ashford houses from undue stress and, consequently, cannot be compromised.

All room rates are for double occupancy.  In those rooms that can suitably hold more than two guests, each additional guest will incur an additional $15 fee per person per night.

Canine-friendly rooms can accommodate either two small dogs or one large dog, and each dog incurs a housekeeping fee of $25 per night. Out of respect for other guests, dogs must be leashed while roaming the outdoor space and crated when left alone, if the dog is well-behaved. If your pet is prone to to bark at unexpected sounds and unruly when left alone, we require the dog to leave with you when you leave the property. If you leave the dog alone in the room and barking disturbs other guests, we reserve the right to call you to remove the dog promptly. We expect all dog owners to pick-up after Fido or Fifi when they poo poo in the yard.  Dog boarding is available within walking distance, please call for details.

Holidays, home football games and special event dates are subject to premium rates and two-night minimums. These particular reservations require a 50% deposit at the time of booking, and this deposit is non-refundable. The remaining reservation balance is then due one month prior to the date of your visit, and once this payment has been made, the full amount paid also becomes non-refundable.

Individual rooms reserved for overnight accommodations are not rooms for a wedding party, or any type of gatherings under any circumstances. Rooms rented as an overnight stay are not designed to accommodate makeup and hair professionals, bridal parties getting ready, pre-wedding dining, or luncheons and celebrations of any kind.  Room occupancy is never allowed to exceed pre-determined guest allotment, which most commonly is double occupancy, but a few rooms can accommodate 1 or in one room 2 additional guests. Our accommodations are in historic houses with sensitive plumbing and electrical, therefore they are intended to accommodate the needs of guests only. Professional photography is absolutely not permitted on the premises without prior consent from management. This applies to photography either inside the rooms, or outside in the gardens. If a photographer is found present without this consent they will be asked to leave immediately.  Parking on property is for overnight guests only, parking is limited and there are NO exceptions.  Please do not block the traffic flow of the front circle while parking.

If you are interested in Ashford Manor for a whole house group booking, we offer accommodation packages, but exclusive access to the grounds, including reservation of all overnight accommodations is required. For details on arrangements where the above access may be possible please call or email us for details and information and we would be happy to address your request. 706.769.2633

Ashford Manor requires 24 hours’ notice for weekday (Sunday through Thursday) cancellations, and at least seven days’ notice for weekend (Friday and Saturday) cancellations.*  Barring emergencies, customers who cancel without sufficient notice will be charged the full amount for their reservation.

*The outlined rules for cancellations do not apply to whole-house or multiple (3+) room block bookings or one room for 4 or more consecutive nights.  An initial 50% deposit is required in such cases and this deposit becomes non-refundable in the event you must cancel or reschedule your reservation.  The balance is due one month in advance and also becomes non refundable in case of cancellation.

When considering other hotels, please note that Watkinsville’s tax rate is only 7%, whereas Athens’ is 14%.

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