STAY AT THE SCHOOLHOUSE

The Grier City Schoolhouse is an historic four room schoolhouse in rural Schuylkill County, PA. It was purchased in December 2015 by its current owner and underwent a complete renovation over the course of a year and a half. It is currently a private residence and a vacation rental.

 

You may book directly on this site (click "Book Your Stay") to save on booking fees. You are also welcome to see reviews from previous guests and to book via Airbnb.

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The Schoolhouse is a 2 hour drive from Philadelphia and a 2.5 hour drive from Midtown Manhattan. It is a short 5 minute drive from the Delano exit on Interstate 81.

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AMENITIES AND FEATURES

Your stay at The Schoolhouse includes:

  • a large, 720 sq. foot private room with two twin beds and a queen size bed (sleeps a total of 4 people)

  • your own private entrance and side porch

  • access to the grassy backyard

  • board games, puzzles and plenty of books for your entertainment

  • TV connected to Apple TV with access to Hulu included.

  • wi-fi

  • access to the shared kitchen

  • your own private full bathroom with a claw foot tub and laundry

  • a guestbook outlining local restaurants, tourist spots, shopping, and outdoor activities

  • off-street parking

  • air conditioning

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE BOOKING

  • Guests have access to the guest room and private bathroom, both located downstairs.

  • Guests will be emailed the door code and wi-fi code 24 hours before check-in. 

  • Check-in is 3 pm, check-out is 12 pm.

  • Guests will self check-in at their convenience with the door code.

  • Guests are not permitted upstairs, as this is the owner's private residence. The kitchen is also restricted due to the COVID-19 virus.

  • Instant coffee, tea, sugar, utensils, cups, plates and filtered drinking water (from a cooler) are provided. Additional food and drink is not provided. 

  • There is a TV, mini-fridge, a microwave, iron and ironing board in the guest room.

  • The owner splits her time between New York and PA. She is there about 60% of the time and never knows when she will be present. As a consequence, some guests will have completely private stays and some will not (unless a private stay is booked).

  • If you would like a private stay, please notify us at least two weeks in advance. Private stays are an extra $40 a night. Requests for privacy cannot be guaranteed with less than two week's notice. The privacy charge will be made via an emailed invoice and must be paid in advance online (payments accepted via credit card, debit, or Paypal).

  • Guests have their own private entrance, room, and bathroom. These areas are not shared.

  • The owner has a cat, Tarot, who is curious but not a lap cat. Tarot prefers to be left alone and usually does not socialize with guests often. She spends most of her time upstairs and is also easily scared!

  • A $100 security deposit is due at checkout. It will be refunded if there are no damages or stolen items.

  • There is a 2-night minimum, however we can email you an 18% discount code for a 1-night stay. This code must be entered at checkout, reservations cannot be discounted after the fact. Just go to the "Contact & Location" page and let us know what your requested date is before booking here. The code is for stays booked through this website only, not Airbnb.

  • The room rate includes 2 persons. Each additional is $15 per night, per person. Extra person charge will be made via an emailed invoice and must be paid in advance online (payments accepted via credit card, debit, or Paypal).

  • There are security cameras upstairs (to ensure the owner's privacy is not violated) and also at the guest entrance door.

  • Reservations cancelled up to 7 days before check-in date are entitled to a full refund. Reservations cancelled within 6 days of check-in date are non-refundable. To re-book, please contact at least 7 days before your check-in date.

  • If you prefer to contact us directly to make your booking rather than using our online system, please email bookings@griercityschoolhouse.com and we will email you an invoice.

WHAT TO DO DURING YOUR STAY