Rates & Payments

Confirmation Policy
Cancellation and Deposit Policy


(Base Room Rates are for one person in a room with 2 or more nights in the same room with a Payment type that is not Credit or Debit card.  (Card Payment rate in parentheses.) Single night rates are higher, see Current Rate Table below.)

South Room more…

Base Room Rate, 2 or more nights, one guest, of $60 ($62.50) USD per night.

North Room more…

Base room rate, 2 or more nights, one guest, of $49 ($50.75*) USD per night. 

Base room rates are for ONE PERSON, Additional Person per night, per room, is $14 ($14.50) USD on top of daily rate. Additional person that requires a cot with bedding set up in room is a single additional $5.00, any number of nights.

Current Rate Table

Rates do not include 8.7% Washington Sales Tax AND 2% Lodging Tax

Remember:  These rates include your breakfast.


We are not really suitable for toddlers or children.  Most of our guests are couples or singles.

Bedding change during stay, $25 USD each time.  Lost keys are charged at $5 USD per key.

Free WIFI is included in all room rates.

Room Confirmation Policy

We require an email address to send you a Confirmation. This protects you and us as your reply to the Confirmation implies that you have read and agree to our policies.  In most cases a payment or a deposit made in advance is not required. We do this because it works very well for all parties, most of the time. At one month AND/OR one week before your arrival, you will be sent a Reminder email to re-confirm your reservation.  Please reply to these Reminders immediately.  If you do not reply within 48 hours, your reservation will be cancelled, and we will send you a Cancellation email.  Be sure to give us an email that you will be monitoring.

If you care to not be bothered to replying to Reminder emails, you may pay in full in advance via mailed check, Paypal transfer or SquareCASH.  No refunds with this option, as we do not know if you are arriving or not. 

If you get a cancellation notice due to non-reply to Reminder emails, and then decide to re-reserve, you will have to submit full, non-refundable, payment in ADVANCE.  See Payments below.


We accept the following payment options and methods:

Cash, Travelers Checks, personal or business check, direct to our PayPal account (see below) or Square CASH.   If your PayPal account is linked to a checking or savings account you pay no fees.  If you link to a credit card, you pay a 3% fee.  PayPal is easy to use and I can help you make the transfer, as long as your account is set up in advance. (Email for making Paypal or Square CASH payments or deposits: denniscgeorge101@gmail.com. (Remember that you do a transfer between friends and family, not a purchase, to avoid the Paypal 3% fee)

Only Gift Certificates or Gift Cards issued by us will we accepted.  Any third-party or Online Travel Agent issued cards will NOT be honored. (This is due to the increase in Internet scams.)

Here is a blog post about how to transfer funds between PayPal accounts for free.

We can also receive deposits and payments via POPMoney. (Pay Other People.)  My credit union provides this service for free, your bank/credit union may also.  You will have to set this up in advance with them.  This is like ACH for the rest of us. For more information on this service:  POPMoney

We cannot accept a check written on a foreign bank.  Although some have worked out fine written for the actual USD owed, others have not.

Here are the latest Exchange Rates.

Here is a handy Currency Converter that uses current live exchange rates.

Cancellation and Deposit Policy

Direct Reservations: We require only an email address (which we use to provide you with a ‘written’ confirmation and the various Reminder emails) and phone number to book a room. We do not penalize you if your plans change or your travel plans are disrupted.  We trust that you booked the room for your own intended stay period.  As a common courtesy to us, please let us know ASAP if you need to cancel; 7 day notice is requested for a 3 night or longer period; 5 days notice for 1 or 2 night reservations. We will ALWAYS respond to a cancellation email from you, if your do not receive this, please follow up via phone.  (tech issues happen.)

Deposit Requirements: Reservations for 5 consecutive room nights or more will require a 50% deposit via mailed check, Paypal transfer or POPMoney.  Full refund if you cancel 30 days in advance.  Your check will be deposited 30 days prior to arrival, unless you cancel before that time.  If you do not respond to the next emailed Reservation Reminder 7 days prior to arrival, you forfeit your entire deposit and your reservation is cancelled.  Your reservation will not be confirmed until the deposit check/payment is received.

Highland Garden House Bed and Breakfast, 501 E. Highland Ave., Mount Vernon, WA, 360-419-7292