June Covid Update from Elizabeth at the Inn at Bath-
We are continuing to clean, clean, garden, walk, clean some more, and disinfect. Constantly. We are rethinking all procedures here at the Inn at Bath and adapting as needed to best keep all of us healthy and comfortable. Safe.
We are now taking a limited number of reservations for June and beyond. As of Friday, June 12th, all June guests must be from Maine, New Hampshire or Vermont but we will book guests from beyond Northern New England beginning in July.
Beginning in July, If you are coming from anywhere other than Maine, New Hampshire or Vermont and you have not quarantined in Maine for 2 weeks, you will need to have had a negative COVID test within 72 hours of your arrival time.
Prior to booking we must talk about any traveling that you have been doing, whether you have been using a mask when out in the world, and if you are willing to wear one here when in public spaces. And I will be asking about fever, etc. Most likely we will have only one or two rooms at a time, and we will need to be flexible about distancing guests from one another. If you are a group of people wanting to rent multiple rooms for the same time frame, call me. That might prove to be the best way to visit a B&B at the moment.
And don’t fret, you may make a reservation and not worry about cancelling. As many of you know, I have always been flexible with our cancellation policy, only asking that you keep me posted should you, your parent or a loved one fall ill and cause you to cancel your stay with us. I will certainly apply this to the current situation as well. Again, let me know as soon as you decide to change your plans, but there will not be a charge should you do so.
The weather is delightful; we are truly in Springtime mode. And for once I am spending lots of time in the garden. Azaleas and Rhododendrons are in full bloom, Peonies getting ready to burst, the Dogwood tree is full of blossoms, the Japanese Maples are striving for perfection!
Bath stores are reopening, some by appointment, others waiting outside and entering a few at a time. There is more seating of restaurants outside and lots of curbside pickup as well. There is less traffic on the streets and lots of people walking, distancing themselves from other, stopping to look at gardens and speak to friends and neighbors. I find myself liking the slower pace we seem to have adopted.
I am putting a hold on on-line bookings; there are just too many variables that we need to discuss. (And those of you who know me know I am not a real fan of reservations on-line. So, if you are thinking about/hoping to come to Maine in the near or distant future, or you just want to check in, give me a call or send me an e-mail. It will be great to talk to you!