Reservations, Deposits and Cancelations

The Whetstone Inn is a very small, family-run property offering just 11 guest rooms. As such, we are at times unable to offer the same kind of flexibility with reservations and cancelations that you may be used to with larger hotels. Our business and livelihood can be particularly harmed by last-minute cancellations, which will often leave us unable to fill an empty room. 

Minimum Stays

Because it is often difficult to fill a room on a Friday or Sunday night when it has been reserved for just a Saturday, during busy holiday periods, we may require a two-night minimum stay. These holiday weekends include President’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day and Thanksgiving. Additionally, some weekends during peak foliage times in September and October may also require a two-night stay.

Because of especially high demand during the Marlboro Music Festival, which runs from mid-July to mid-August, we will generally require a minimum of three nights for weekend reservations.

We may at times relax these minimums at our discretion or within a week or two of the reservation date if rooms are still available.


We will generally charge a deposit to your credit card equivalent to one night of your reservation either at the time of booking or 14 days prior to the arrival date.


Cancellations can be made up to 14 days before your arrival date and your deposit will be refunded, minus a $10 fee to cover credit card processing charges. Cancelations made 13 or fewer days before the arrival date will forfeit your deposit, but we will allow you to credit that amount toward another stay within 12 months of your initial reservation.