Policy Table of Contents.

  1. General Policies
  2. Check-In, Check-Out, and Late Arrivals
  3. Pets & Service Animals
  4. What Forms of Payment Can Be Used?
    • Cash
    • Checks
    • Credit Cards
    • Gift Certificates
  5. Schedule of Payments.
    • Non-Refundable Deposit
    • Schedule of Payments
  6. Cancellations
  7. Changing the Date of a Reservation
  8. Excessive Cleaning/Damage

1. General Policies.

  • Adults Only.

    • Our guests are limited to individuals 18 years and older.
  • Smoke-Free.

    • For everyone’s comfort, we invite our guests who smoke to take advantage of the adjacent wide open spaces surrounding the grounds.
  • All Suites.

    • All are single or double occupancy only. (We do, on occasion, make exceptions to this policy. Please call us if you need an exception.)

2. Check-In & Check-Out.

  • Check-in Time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out Time: 11:00 AM
  • Expecting a Late Arrival?
    Please call if your arrival will be later than 6:00 P.M.
    For earlier check-ins and later check-outs, please refer to our Early Birds & Late Arrivals Special.

3. Pets & Service Animals.

  • No Pets Policy.

    In order to be sensitive to guests with allergies to pets, we have established a definitive “No Pets” policy. Pet boarding recommendations are available upon request.

  • However, Service Animals are Permitted.

    If you have a service animal, please visit now our Service Animals Policy Page.


4. What Forms of Payment Can I Use?

Acceptable Forms of Payment:

  • Cash. (We will always accept cash!)
  • Checks.
  • All major credit cards. (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover). Because of merchant processor fees, we politely ask you to consider the following:
    • Verify that the card you are giving us is the one you are going to want all payments to be made from.
    • Decide who will be ultimately paying and use their card. We do not make charges on one card, then refund and charge another. The transaction expense is too great.
    • Make all reservations with gift cards by phone call to apply the gift certificate first before any credit cards are run.
  • Cameo Heights Mansion In-House Gift Certificates: 
    • You must call us with the gift certificates so we can apply them towards your room payment.
    • Call if you have lost your house-issued gift certificate. We may be able to reproduce it!
  • Costco version of CHM Gift Certificates. We welcome the use and redemption of Costco gift certificates. However certain conditions do apply:
    • Think of Coscto gift cards as cash. Possession is the key. For example, we can only accept a $100 Costo Gift Certificate as a non-refundable deposit if we have it in our possession, either by mail or hand delivered.
    • We reserve the right to refuse redemption of Costco gift cards or house gift certificates presented after reservations are booked and paid for unless the length of stay is increased or they are applied to additional purchases, such as dinner or gift shop items.
    • We do not redeem Costco gift cards in conjunction with any other discounts or promotions.
    • We will not apply Costco gift cards to cover any portion of sales tax or gratuities.
    • As stated on the card, we will accept the maximum of three Costco gift cards per stay, including dinner or any other packages during the same stay.
    • At The Vine, we allow redemption of only one gift card per couple provided they have not aleady used three gift cards on a coniciding stay.
    • Costco gift cards have no expiration date.
    • Lost or stolen Costco gift cards cannot be replaced or redeemed, even if you have recorded the number of the gift card.

5. Schedule of Payments.

  • Non-Refundable Deposit.

    All reservations require the immediate payment of a non-refundable deposit of $100 for each suite. Multi-night reservations require only one non-refundable deposit. Multi-suite reservations will require one deposit per suite.

  • Suite and Package Payment Schedule After the Initial Deposit.

    • 30-Days-Out: Thirty days prior to your date of arrival, which coincides with our 30-day cancellation policy, your credit card will be charged a non-refundable payment of the full balance of your room reservation. Gift certificates can be included in this payment if we have already been given them. Payments by check will require full payment also to be received 30 days prior to your stay.
    • 3-Day-Out: All spa packages will now be charged at 50%. (In order to keep our spa providers satisfied we guarantee them that any cancellation with less than 72 hours (3 days) of notice will be charged 50% of the cost of the service. This payment is not refundable.
    • 1-Day-Out:  All packages and special services on your account will now be charged. This is a non-refundable payment. Besides expediting the check-in, it starts the whole vacation experience on a very positive note instead of starting the check-in procedure talking about payment.
    • Pay-As-You-Go:  Dinners, beverages, and incidentals will be charged at the point of delivery so when you check-out, all conversation is about the quality of your stay–not about payments.
    • A statement of all charges will be placed under your door on the day of your planned departure.

6. Cancellation Policy. 

We follow a strict cancellation policy here at Cameo Heights Mansion. We suggest you read it all before you book any reservation. Our cancellation policy, which will apply regardless of the reasons for the cancellation (including weather or family emergencies), is as follows:

  • Outside 30-Days-Out of Arrival: Cancellations in this period will result in the forfeiture of the non-refundable deposit only. Shortening a multi-night reservation will not cause you any financial consequence–but the unexpected emotional loss will later be unmistakable!
  • Inside of 30-Days-Out of Arrival: Cancellations or multi-night reductions will cause the forfeiture or the charging, if not already charged, of the outstanding balance of the total cost (plus sales tax) of all canceled or shortened nights.
  • One-Time Replacement Booking: To soften the blow of forfeiting the full cost of a canceled stay, we want to compensate you by providing a gift certificate of credit towards a booking of a similar length stay on non-holiday weekdays (Sunday-Thursday) between November 1 and March 31 of the upcoming year. A non-refundable deposit of $100 will be your only cost to make the replacement booking. (If a reservation is a “No Show”  or the cancellation request is the same day as arrival date, this replacement booking provision will not apply.)
  • Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption Insurance: We suggest that you consider a purchase of trip insurance to protect you against any and all unforeseen contingencies including sudden illness or accident in the family, airline cancellations, and all weather-related issues, etc. We partner with Insure my Trip to provide the option of a comparison selection from many underwriters of trip insurance policies.

7. Changing the Date of a Reservation?

  • Outside 30-Days-Out: Changing the date of an existing reservation outside the 30-Days-Out date will be handled simply by changing the arrival date of the current reservation.  Period! No fees. No new non-refundable payment.
  • Inside 30-Days-Out: For all practical purposes, changing the date of a reservation inside the 30-Days-Out period, is a cancellation. As such, your situation will follow the cancellation procedures described above.

8. Excessive Cleaning/Damage.

In the rare case that a suite or any of their contents are damaged or require professional cleaning due to guest negligence, you will be billed a fee equal to the cost of replacement or professional cleaning required to resolve the damage.


If you have any questions about any part of this policy, please contact us prior to booking.

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It is our hope that you will find these policies reasonable and we assure you they will be administered fairly. Please call us if you have any questions.