The Manor Loves Pets
Our pet friendly rooms are located in the Mountain View Wing offering access into the rooms from the ground level with amenities and services especially for those traveling with pets. At The Manor we do not only welcome your pets, we love them. We offer special treats for you and your pet, including our signature pet bowls to use during your stay.
Special Service at a Special Price
A per night fee of $25 will be assessed to guests traveling with pets. The fee covers the expenses associated with the extra special attention we pay to cleaning and maintaining your room so that it stays fresh for both pets and owners. The Manor may limit the number of pets per room. The Manor takes all necessary measures to ensure the safety and comfort of all hotel guests and pets.
Special treatment for both pets and their owners begins with a personal note from the general manager with information on hotel pet services, local dog-walking routes, and area pet care professionals and places of interest, i.e. veterinarians, pet shops, groomers, and pet attractions. Amenities include raised food and water bowls and treats. When making your reservations, please let us know about your pet – type, size, name and any other speical things we should know.
Mrs. Bigelow and Friends: A Feline History at Stonehurst
One of the first greetings guests receive when they arrive at Stonehurst is not a ‘hello’ but a meow and a purr from the Manor’s only full time resident. A pure white cat named Mr. Bigelow is often waiting right at the front door to invite guests in and to demonstrate lounging ‘in grand manner’!
The history of white cats at Stonehurst Manor began in 1978 when the Manor building was being restored. One morning when the owners arrived at work they noticed a small white cat waiting at the front door. She seemed to have a purpose in mind and when they opened the door to greet her, she came right in.
Mysterious White Cats at the Manor
While the third floor was being restored and re-wallpapered, one of the rooms was discovered to have wallpaper with white cats! Hidden under several layers of paper and paint, the wallpaper showed little white cats frolicking. There is no known history of the original Bigelow family having any white cats.
Making a Wish and Helping Others
In Mr. Bigelow’s Memory, the Mr. Bigelow Memorial Wish Well is located in Stonehurst’s Patio Dining Room. It collects $1,000 annually in coins and small bills that are donated to the Rozzie May Animal Alliance.
The Annual Rozzie Animal Alliance Benefit Brunch & Auction
The Annual Bountiful Benefit Brunch and Auction, first held in 2002 was started as a fundraising event for the Conway Area Humane Society (CAHS) has raised over $40,000 for the shelter. Held the first Sunday of March every year, it has been sold out every year.
Currently, the event is held for the Rozzie Mae Animal Alliance, an organization dedicated to providing low cost spay and neuter services to curb the over population of animals in the area. Local businesses and individuals contribute items used in both a silent and live auction. The Stonehurst staff volunteers their time to work the Brunch and the Manor provides guests with a spectacular brunch and wine tasting. Local auctioneer George Cleveland helps kick the event into full swing with the live bidding and plenty of lively banter.
Discount Shopping for Manor Guests
Don’t forget to shop for your pet! Four Your Paws Only, our favorite shop for pet gifts, supplies and pet bakery items located just a few miles away, will offer Manor guests 15% off any purchase (sale items and pet food not included) when you present your room key.
This is a unique pet-friendly store catering to pets and their owners. They carry a full line of dog and cat food, pet toys, outdoor gear, gifts, breed items for owners, and more. You’ll be sure to find toys, accessories, and baked goods for every holiday. Be sure to check their calendar for a schedule of their special events planned in addition to their weekly puppy play group.