Community Inn Policies

The Community Inn at Community First! Village tries to not have too many rules and regulations. Thank you for reading our policies. We welcome and sincerely appreciate the opportunity to address any concerns or correct problems immediately. We want your stay to be great! If there’s anything we can do to improve your experience, please let us know.

Terms & Conditions: 

  • All Inn Units: Tiny Homes, RV Trailers, and Yurt are NONSMOKING!
  • Do not smoke outside your unit! Smoking permitted in designated smoking areas.
  • Quiet hours (No loud music/excessive noise) between 11pm – 9am

Physical Check in is between 2pm and 5pm at The Inn Office. We can’t wait to meet you and provide information about your Unit, Community First! Village, and answer any questions you may have. We also realize that Covid-19 and busy schedules don’t always allow us that one-on-one interaction, so if you are arriving later than 5:00 PM or cannot meet with us beforehand, no worries. Please let us know before your stay so we can prepare for you. All units have been equipped with a keyless lock. When you arrive, check your email to find your entry code and attached map. You should easily be able to locate and access your unit. We’ll be sure to leave the light on for you!

Checkout is 10:00 a.m. We have a small, awesome team that needs time to prepare rooms for arriving guests. If you require more time, a late checkout can sometimes be arranged with prior notification for $40. Please let us know as soon as you are able, preferably within 24 hours prior to your stay.

Check-In: 2-5pm
Check-Out: 10am
Late Check-out (after 10am and before 12pm) will result in a $40 fee.
If you’d like to extend your stay, please contact us ASAP so we can extend your code time and avoid lockout.


  • Early Check-In $40
  • Late Check-Out $40
Partial Charge – First Night Stay – If cancelled within 5 days of arrival

Smoking – $250
Linen Damage – Will vary
Missing Linen Fee – Will vary
Deep Clean Fee – $125 (Applied for Messes, Strong Odors, Bodily Fluids)
Structure Damages – Will vary
Lost Key Fee – $40

Pet Fee – $25 per pet (1 pet permitted)
Additional Registered Guest – $35 w/air mattress set-up
Additional Unauthorized Guest – $100

Early Check-In $40
Late Check-Out $40

We love kids! Our property is oriented toward families who are interested in learning how to embody a lifestyle of service with the homeless. Children up to age 17 must be accompanied by a parent and must stay in the parent’s room. Due to the tiny size of our units, it may be challenging to have infants ages 0-2 years of age. We do not offer cribs or changing tables.
A valid credit card is required to make a reservation. We accept Visa and Mastercard. Your credit card will be authorized for the full reservation amount at the time the cancellation period expires (see cancellation timeframes above). If using a debit card, please note that your bank will hold your funds at this time; for this reason, bank cards are discouraged for all reservations. Your credit card and a valid ID must be presented at check-in. No other forms of payment are allowed.

Guests are responsible for any damage or loss they cause to the property. Guests may be charged cleaning fees for damaged or excessively soiled towels, linens, and other soft goods. Please refer to our Community Inn Fee Guide. Also see “No Smoking, No Candles, No Incense, Etc.” below.

Smoking – $250
Linen Damage – Will vary
Missing Linen Fee – Will vary
Deep Clean Fee – $125 (Applied for Messes, Strong Odors, Bodily Fluids)
Structure Damages – Will vary
Lost Key Fee – $40

The Community Inn is a Nonsmoking facility. Smoking is allowed only in the Designated Smoking Areas (look for the smoke receptacles, there are many), Inn Office porch, or in our two parking lots.

Smoking is Not Allowed in the units, on the private outdoor patios, or in public outdoor areas. Evidence of smoking including the smell of smoke in the room or in the public and private outdoor areas will result in a minimum $250 charge plus the cost of any damaged property. (Yes friends, we mean any kind of smoke.) No burning of any sort of object, including candles or incense, is allowed. All of the above are subject to cleaning and damage fees.

Our one-of-a-kind Inn has 14 eclectic Tiny Homes, Camping Trailers, and a beautiful Yurt. Our units are located in the half moon circle around our Community Inn Cinema and a short distance from our parking area. Five of our Tiny Homes which require access by a single flight of flagstone stairs, are tucked away in our neighborhood near our Community Market and Geodome. Our beloved Yurt requires access by a flight of stairs as well as a quick walk over a narrow wooden bridge. Our restroom-shower-laundry facility and Community Kitchen for Tiny Homes and Yurt require access via stairs. WE DO NOT OFFER ADA ACCESSIBLE UNITS. Prior to and during your stay, please advise if special accommodation or accessible parking is needed and our team will work with you to ensure you have a wonderful visit.

You must be 18 to rent a unit or occupy one of our units without a parent.
Our standard minimum night stay is 2 nights, requiring booking of 2 consecutive nights in the same room (for example: Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday). Some holidays and special events may be subject to longer minimums. Rooms are occasionally released for 1-night stays, based on availability, as reflected on our reservation calendar.

Our maximum night stay is 21 nights. We do not give discounts for this length of stay.

The Community Inn is a small team. Our Inn Office hours are 9am-5pm (Monday-Friday) and Saturdays from 10am-4pm. We are not onsite at the Community Inn Office on Sundays.  To reach us after hours or on the weekends please call us at 512-551-5453 to leave a detailed message. We will respond to you as soon as possible.

All Tiny Homes and Trailers accommodate single or double occupancy, max. If you have an additional guest, we may be able to accommodate with an air mattress set-up as well as an “additional guest fee” of $35. Please call ahead for this option.

Our bohemian style Yurt sleeps 4-6 guests with a spacious eating and kitchenette area. When booking this style of unit please indicate how many guests will be staying with you.

All visitors and guests occupying a unit must be registered with the front desk. A $100 per night usage fee will be charged for unauthorized guests beyond the allowed occupancy limit per room.

Our beautifully and spacious designed restroom shower laundry facility (RSL), can be accessed on the far right hand side of our Community Market (Blue “Topher” Building). The design of space includes 4 fully private shower restroom suites, as well as 4 fully private traditional restroom suites. All suites lock for your privacy. We clean this facility 2 times a day, to ensure cleanliness and excellence.

The RSL also encompasses a laundry facility for your comfort. Laundry products can be purchased onsite at our Community Market.

A beautiful outdoor community kitchen is available for your use. Outdoor kitchens feature share a large eating space, grills, viking gas ranges, and sinks with drinkable water. The outdoor kitchen also features a locker system. Feel free to utilize your unit’s culinary supplies. Just be sure to return them to your unit.

We offer plenty of parking for our guests. Please use the “Event” parking lot to the right of the entrance when you first come onsite. Or if you’re lucky, there is limited parking in front of the Inn Office. Please respect the privacy of our neighbors and do not park in front of their homes or in their driveways; you will be towed. Parking is also restricted in front of our Community Market.

We provide every guest with a green parking permit. Please place this pass on your vehicle’s dashboard to avoid being towed.

If you require an additional parking pass, please reach out to our Inn Team, preferably 24 hours prior to your stay.

We are not responsible for damage to vehicles, or damage or loss of property left in parked vehicles, regardless of location.

We are a small Inn at the front of a master planned neighborhood for the formerly homeless. We want you to have a great time while onsite. Along those lines, please do not come here to party. Guests who disturb other guests will be asked to leave and will not be provided a refund.

Thinking of inviting some friends over? Please check with us first. Due to the intimate nature of our property, private events that include guests who are staying at the property require approval. A separate events agreement and additional fees may apply. No parties, group gatherings, company meetings, etc. may be held without prior approval, and may forfeit your reservation without refund. So please, check with us first.

We LOVE your fur babies! At this time we only allow dogs onsite. Tiny Homes are tiny, with little room for multiple dogs. We allow a max of 1 dog. All dogs must be with their owners at all times, and while outside on a leash. You may not leave your dog locked in your tiny home without you for any reason. Dogs cannot be left outside unattended for any reason. We issue a pet fee of $25 per dog. Additional fees may apply if damage is caused to the unit in any way. We also will apply an unauthorized pet fee of $100 if additional pets are found or reported. Please pick up after your dogs. We have doggy pick-up bag stations by the Community Cinema and at our onsite “Jake’s Place Dog Park”. Fines will be issued for dog poop that is not picked up. Have any question or concerns? Please reach out to the Inn Team.

We have a Village cat named “Goodie” and she loves to say “Hi!”. Feel free to give her all the love and treats but please do not let her into your unit. Our Village loves animals and many neighbors have dogs. All dogs must be leashed when outside.

We do not provide telephones in the guest rooms. We do not provide phone chargers. We offer a pay phone located in the breeze way of Unity Hall.

We can’t live without it! Each Tiny Home, Trailer, and Yurt is set-up with its own Wi-Fi. Please find the CPE device (looks like a black cube) that is located in your unit containing a username and password on the exterior. Use this to access Wi-Fi throughout your stay.

Outside of your unit, feel free to use Community First! Village Guest Wi-Fi.
Username: MLF GUEST

Bad weather may cause outages.

Community Inn will not provide a discount for interrupted service.

Please show respect for other guests and keep noise to a minimum between the hours of  11pm and 9am. We are a small Inn and noise carries. Guests who disturb other guests will be asked to leave and will not be provided a refund.

All guests must be registered with the Community Inn Office. Only authorized guests may occupy guest rooms. Rooms may not be sublet, advertised for resale, or otherwise occupied by non-registered guest(s) without prior management approval. A usage fee will be charged for unauthorized guests.

Over a dozen exterior surveillance cameras are spread throughout the Community Inn property and parking areas.

Some weekends Community Cinema shows a film from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. Expects crowds and movie noise during that time.