We come to Berne a couple times a year to visit family. In the past, we have always stayed at the Schug House, a Bed and Breakfast that is the only option other than the Clock Tower in town. We visited over the Thanksgiving holidays, and Schug house was rented out completely by a family who does it every year. We booked several rooms at the Clock Tower for other family members who were joining us. The inn recently switched owners and went through major upgrades and it shows. I had heard so-so things about it before (when called the Black Bear Inn). We really enjoyed our stay there!
One thing that I love about it is that it is pet friendly. There is only one pet friendly room, so be sure to reserve it specifically if you're bringing a pet. Not only is the pet friendly room carpet less, but the room is by the back door, with a very large expanse if grass out back. My dog was off leash without any problem while we visited, and loved running around back there.
Our room had 2 beds - not much choice because of the pet friendly room. It was very clean and comfortable. The room was a good size, with a table and chairs, mini fridge/freezer, microwave, nice sized flat screen TV, DVD player (with DVDs available at the front desk), black out drapes and coffeemaker. The bathroom was small but clean. The beds were so comfortable! The bedding was nice and the comforters were not gross like in some motels. You could tell thought was put into it. The only thing we would have changed was that there was not a dresser or closet - just a small area to hang clothes with a small shelf above it. One of the 4 rooms we had did have one.
Breakfast was not a huge spread but enough for us - yogurt, bagels, toast, biscuits, cereal, oatmeal, fruit, pastries, coffee and juice. It was good and free - I love free.
There is an event room that you can rent, but it's open to guests when not being used. It has tables and chairs, comfy couches, a fireplace and a huge (60inch?) HDTV. One night we got a DVD from their library and watched a movie there. It was really nice!
The people working there are great. Very friendly and helpful! From the housekeeping to front desk, everyone was nice.
We will definitely stay here again, especially with our little pup, who loves visiting Berne and barking at the Amish buggies and horses that pass!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Clock Tower Inn is locally owned and managed by lifelong Berne residents and provides leisure and business travelers with simple elegance, an inviting atmosphere and personal friendly service. We have created a place where the genuine care and comfort of our guests is the highest priority and we pledge to provide the finest personal service with an uncompromising level of cleanliness for our guests to enjoy each time they stay at Clock Tower Inn. Each guest stay includes a complimentary breakfast with biscuits and gravy, cinnamon rolls, sausage and cheese sandwiches, assorted cereal, yogurt, toast, bagels, assorted juices and coffee. We look forward to serving you on your next visit to our area. ... more less
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