About Us and Policies
Shields House was built in the early 1990's by Cal and Nancy Shields. Today, their daughter Jennifer and her husband Michael maintain the home as a bed and breakfast.
Michael, a Chef, and Jennifer have owned three restaurants in Baltimore, but decided to move home to be closer to family. Their restaurant experience gives Shields House interesting and different amenities that aren't typically offered at a bed and breakfast.
Running a B & B has been a long time dream for Jennifer. To be able to do just that in her family home, is a dream come true.
At Shields House, we strive to give you a comfortable and relaxing experience. If you need special arrangements, please ask, we will do what we can to make your stay one to remember.
We do, however have some policies we need to adhere to.
Check in/out: Check in is between 4 pm and 7 pm Check out is at 11:30 am. Special arrangements can be made, if you require.
Occupancy: All rooms are double occupancy. Some rooms can accommodate extra guests for an additional fee. Call for details
Reservations and Deposit: A deposit equal to one night stay is required at the time of reservation.
Cancellations: We are a small establishment. We would appreciate advanced notice of cancellation. If you must cancel 14 days or longer, you will receive a refund of your deposit. If it is less than 14 days of your arrival, that will result in a forfeit of 50% of your deposit, unless we are able to re-book the room. If you cancel 72 hours or less of your reservation, you will be charged the full amount of the deposit.
Tiered dates: A minimum of a 2-night stay is required for all tiered dates. A deposit of the full amount is required at the time of the reservation. TIer 1= Parent's weekend, Arts Festival/Peoples Choice. Tier 2= Most Penn State Football Games. Tier 3= Homecoming, Graduation, Larger, popular PSU games (Ohio State, Michigan, Alabama, etc.) Non-tiered dates (NT) and Winter Rates (WR) (Dec 1- April 30) do not have a minimum night stay.
Rates: Room rates do not include Sales tax or Occupancy taxes. Rates are subject to change without notice.
Whole House Rentals: Whole house rentals are available. We have rates for 1-4 people and groups up to 8 people. Call for details.
Smoking: Shields House is a non-smoking property.
Breakfast:We offer a full, freshly prepared breakfast in our dining area everyday, from 8-9:30. Fresh fruit, oatmeal, breakfast cookies, and other grab and go items are available as well. Special arrangements can be made if you require breakfast earlier or later. You may choose to have your breakfast delivered to you room for a nominal fee. If you would like to invite outside guests to have breakfast with you, we can accommodate that, for an additional fee. Please ask for details.
Children: We love children, however, we are not equipped with the appropriate safety guards for younger children. We request that children are 8-years and older.
Pets: We love our 7 pets(at our home), but unfortunately, we do not allow pets at the BNB.
Gift Certificates: Give the gift of relaxation! Gift certificates are available in any amount. Please ask for details.
Our Extra Fun Stuff
Special Dinners: We have special dinners hosted by Chef Michael Marx of Worlds Fare. Join our Facebook page or Worlds Fare Catering Facebook page to find out when they are and the exciting menus offered. If you want to plan a private dinner, give us a call, we can accommodate up to 16 people. Call for details.
Catering: Heading off to a tailgate party? We can send you off with your tailgate food! Check out our catering menu from Worlds Fare Catering, from the best wings around to BBQ and everything in between, we can set you up for the best party food! Ask for details!
Special Events: Getting married? Rehearsal dinner? Girls weekend? Family reunion? Adventure bike riding with the guys, or just need time away with that special someone. Let us help you make it even more special. Just ask. We will bend over backwards to make it happen.