Important Pre-Arrival Information

Making Initial Contact

If you have specific time in mind for your vacation or retreat, we encourage you to contact us at least two months prior to your desired date of arrival to ensure the reservation of your desired vacation dates. While we do our best to accommodate emergency or last minute requests, we do ask that you make your reservations at least 48-72 hours in advance so we can better serve your needs and ensure that your cottage is prepared for your arrival. We are not a hotel and strongly ask you to not visit without a reservation. Please use the appropriate Reservation Request form.

Confirming Your Reservation

Once you submit the Reservation Request form, we will reply by email to your booking request. Please answer our reply to confirm your reservation.

No-Shows & Delays

In the event that your arrival will be delayed by a day or more, please notify us at least 48 hours in advance. We will try to honor your change of schedule if our own schedule will allow.

If we are not notified in advance of your delayed arrival, we cannot guarantee your reservation and will consider your reservation cancelled without notice.

Early / Late Arrivals

Please notify us at least 24 hours in advance if you need to arrive earlier than 1pm or after 6pm so we can either have staff available to expedite the preparation of your cottage or meet your arrival needs after-hours.

Check-In / Check-Out

Please plan your travel accordingly so you can check-in between 1pm and 6pm (Monday – Saturday). Please check-out before 10am as this allows our staff adequate time to prepare the cottage for the next group of guests. If you require a late check-in or check-out please inform management at least 24 hours in advance.

Sunday Arrivals / Departures

We are not accepting Sunday arrivals as we do not employ staff on Sundays. Feel free to check-out after lunch on Sunday, rather than at the normal 10am checkout time.

Weather Caution

Make sure you pack adequate clothing for the local, mountain weather. The temperature in Baguio is 5-10 degrees C cooler than the lowlands, and can be quite chilly in the evenings. Bring your own umbrella also as late afternoon showers are not uncommon.

When You Arrive

Please ring buzzer once to alert our staff to your arrival, and please wait momentarily for us to open the gate. Taxi drivers do not generally close the gates when they exit, so please make sure one of your party is available to close the gates when they leave.

What to Expect at Doane Rest

Each of our six cottages and apartments has a fully furnished kitchen with a gas oven, refrigerator, microwave oven, dishes, pots, pans and utensils. All cottages and apartments have hot and cold running water. Most cottages have a fireplace, while one has a wood stove. All bed, bath, and kitchen linens are provided. For more information and pictures showing our facilities and other amenities, please visit the “Accommodations” page above.

Outside we have beautifully landscaped gardens, a half basketball court, a grass soccer/volleyball play area, swings, curved slide, glider swing, climbing bars, sandbox and a tree fort available for fun and enjoyment. The Meeting Hall has a fireplace, table tennis, shuffle board, and the Library has a variety of books & magazines.

Port-a-cribs and high chairs are available in limited number. Please request extra equipment you need on your Reservation Request form.

Other Important Notes

Alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs and tobacco products are strictly prohibited on the premises.

As a courtesy to other guests, pets are not allowed. Please inform us ahead of time if you have a ‘helper’ dog. They are always welcome!

We do have four cats on the premises to keep the rodent population down. These cats have all of their vaccinations and are safe with children. However, these cats do not (and should not) go into cottages at any times. 

Baguio City does enforce vehicle coding. No drive days are differentiated noting the last digit of the vehicle license plate. They are as follows:

1 or 2 = Monday
3 or 4 = Tuesday
5 or 6 = Wednesday
7 or 8 = Thursday
9 or 0 = Friday