POLICIES
We are happy to see you, and we want you to enjoy your stay with us! That’s why we ask all of our guests to follow these simple rules, so that we can help to ensure that everyone’s experience is a positive one. It’s all about making pleasant, happy memories of your stay in Rensselaer – so that you’ll come back and see us again!


NOTE: Rensselaer, Indiana observes Central Time.
  • Room fees/charges are payable at check-in. Check-out is at or before 11 a.m. Unfortunately, we cannot refund unused nights if canceled within 24 hours. Rates are per night, based on double occupancy.
  • We welcome children 10 and over with well-behaved parents!
  • Our hot, bountiful breakfast is plated and served weekdays at 7:30 a.m., Saturday at 9 a.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m. Fresh coffee will be available an hour before breakfast.
  • Please feel free to use the first floor rooms to relax and visit. The living room has a TV, DVD player, games & magazines for you to enjoy. The screen porch is located off the living room. The parlor and foyer are furnished with a baby grand piano and antiques, including a desk for your use.
  • Complimentary beverages for each guest are located in a small refrigerator in the 2nd floor hallway for your convenience. You may also use this refrigerator to store your perishables – please mark your items.
  • Rooms are freshened daily. However, please join us and other guests in our efforts to help save the environment by reusing and hanging up your towels during your stay. Towels placed on the floor will be replaced with clean towels. For longer stays, sheets are changed after three days, or if requested.
  • The outside door under the portico and the door to the screen porch are locked at 10 PM. If you will be returning to the house after this time, you should use the Park Avenue door for re-entry. Please be respectful of other guests and observe quiet hours after 10 p.m.
  • A folder with local restaurant menus is available. Please feel free to ask us for advice about dining or other local information.
  • The White House on Park Avenue is a pet-free and smoke-free environment. If you smoke outdoors, please stand away from the door entrances.
  • A cleaning fee of $200 will be charged if smoking occurs inside the house. The innkeepers reserve the right to evict guests who blatant violate the smoking, pets or other policies.
  • The White House on Park Avenue reserves the right to charge for damages to the room or property.
  • Smoke detectors are installed in each bedroom and throughout the house for your safety.  A fire extinguisher is located at the top of the stairs just outside your door in case of emergencies.
  • Indiana State Law forbids the sale or service of alcoholic beverages to our guests. However, you may consume your own beverages while staying in our home.