Frequently Asked Questions
When should I make my reservation?
Please do not arrive without a reservation.
How can I submit my reservation?
Reservations will only be accepted via the website. Text, mail, carrier pigeon, or smoke signal reservations are not accepted at this time. Visit our Reservations page to make your reservation today!
Can I visit with my non-Christian guests?
Are there other standards you have for Christian guests?
In order to ensure Doane Rest continues to be a safe and restful environment, we do not allow guests to visit who are living in an open lifestyle of sin. Additionally, we do not allow any invidiuals to visit who have criminal records, especially those involving children.
As a private religious guesthouse, Doane Rest retains the right to deny entry to whomever it sees as not in line with our policies.
What denominations do you accept?
As this being the case, we cannot serve those from the Roman Catholic church, Anglican church, Mormon church, Jehovah’s Witness church, Iglesia Ni Cristo, Quiboloy, among others.
If your missionary organization or church holds to our core beliefs, we welcome you to visit! Please contact us if you have inquiries.
Are pets allowed?
Since Doane Rest serves a variety of guests, we do not allow pets. Service animals are welcome; please inform us if you have a service animal you will be bringing.
For security purposes, Doane Rest does have two outdoor guard dogs. They are safe with children, but please, do not feed them.
Finally, Doane Rest does have vaccinated, friendly outdoor cats to help keep pests down. Do not bring our cats or dogs into your cottages as a courtesy to other guests. If you are allergic to cats or dogs, please let us know before you arrive.
I submitted my reservation request. Now what?
Submission of a reservation request does not mean your reservation is confirmed.
Can I cancel my reservation or change my reservation times?
Yes, to a certain point. “No-calls/No-shows” are highly discouraged. Doing hurts the ministry here, while also preventing others in need of rest from staying here. If something has come up which is keeping you from staying with us, please contact us as soon as possible.
In the event that your arrival will be delayed or cancelled, please also notify us at least 48 hours in advance. We will try to accommodate your changes if we can do so. During peak seasons, delayed arrivals without contacting us may cause your reservation to be cancelled.
Does Doane Rest require a deposit?
For family groups, no, we do not require a deposit (except for Christmas-time). However, because of many recent cancellations by groups, we now must require a donation deposit equivalent to one night in all cottages being used by said group. For instance, if all of our cottages are being used by a group for three nights, the donation deposit would be the typical requested donation amount for one night.
This donation deposit is non-refundable and does not count as a credit toward future stays here. It only applies toward the reservation it was deposited for.
Can I arrive early or check-out late?
Normal check-in is at 1pm at the earliest and check-out is at 10am at the latest. This is so we can serve as many guests as possible. If you would like to arrive early or check-out late, please talk with the manager. Additionally, we will need to ask for an extra half day’s donation to cover our ministry’s extra utilities for this adjustment.
When can I arrive to check-in?
Our earliest check-in time is 1pm or following. For late arrivals, especially those who have not been here before, you must arrive before 9pm. This allows other guests to rest, along with giving our staff and management time to get their needed rest.
Can I arrive/depart on Sunday?
As Christians, we want to keep Sunday as a time of rest. As such, Sunday arrivals are not allowed. Departures on Sunday are welcome, and they can be done either before or after church. Late check-outs are by 3pm on Sundays and have no extra donation amount. Please meet with the manager before Sunday if you will be departing on Sunday.
What donation methods do you accept?
To offset the costs of your stay and maintain the facility, Doane Rest accepts the following donation methods:
- Philippine Peso cash
- Philippine Peso check (made out to “Association of Baptists for World Evangelism”)
- Philippine Peso bank deposit (sent to BPI, “Association of Baptists for World Evangelism,” 4041-0116-91)
- GCash or PayMaya (plus a 2% fee for us to get the donation converted into cash)
- USD cash (change will be given in Philippine peso cash)
- USD checks (plus a $5 fee which we must pay for depositing USD checks)
- USD online (plus a 5% fee which we are charged for accepting online donations) sent through here. Please select “Guest House” and note it’s being sent for Doane Rest.
What clothing should I pack? Is it cold there?
Make sure you pack adequate clothing for the local, mountain weather. Pack layers. The temperature in Baguio is 5-10 degrees cooler than the lowlands, and can be quite chilly in the evenings. Don’t forget to bring your own umbrella also as late afternoon showers are not uncommon!
We do have laundry facilities for washing your clothes, along with dryer and clotheslines. Please don’t hang your clothes on fences or railings.
What do I do when I arrive?
Please push the doorbell to alert our staff of your arrival, then please wait momentarily for us to open the gate. We will get to the gate as fast as possible.
If you are arriving by taxi, please have one of your group go back down with the taxi to open and close the gate for the taxi.
What is Doane Rest like?
Each of our six cottages and apartments has a fully furnished kitchen with a gas stovetop and 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 our one-bedroom cottage has a wood stove. All bed, bath, and kitchen linens are provided. For more information and pictures showing our cottages and other amenities, please visit the “Features and Amenities” page above.
Outside, we have beautifully landscaped gardens, a gazebo, bench swings, 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, and shuffle board, and the Library has a variety of Christian books, along with some board games.
Pack ‘n Plays and high chairs are available in limited number. Please request extra equipment you need on your Reservations form.
I'm arriving/leaving on my coding day. What do I do?
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|
There is a route to Doane Rest that you can use on your “No Drive Day.” A map of this route is available here.
Do you provide meals?
Unfortunately, we do not provide meals. However, all of our cottages do have fully-equipped kitchens, so you can prepare exactly what you would like. There are also many food and grocery delivery services in Baguio. You may view those options here on our food page.
As a courtesy to guests visiting after you, because of its strong odor, we ask that you do not cook fried fish (daing) in your cottage. Also, please do not cook turmeric or other foods that may cause stains on our kitchen utensils.