For several weeks we have been working closely with our local health department and guidelines from the CDC, putting together our plan as guests begin to make reservations with us here at The Guest House Bed & Breakfast. Your health and safety is our # 1 priority so below is the plan we have put into place.
Following the cleaning practices recommended by the CDC for Coronavirus will be doing even more than ever to sanitize everything thoroughly between guests. During the day we will be cleaning the common areas throughout, especially the places guests touch most often like door knobs, light switches and remote controls. If you have stayed with us before, upon arriving you will see we have removed the extra things like decorative throw pillows, bed scarves, books, brochures, umbrellas, sugar bowl (replaced by individual sugar packets) fresh fruit bowl, and the dining room tablecloth will be replaced daily instead of between guests. We schedule two days between guests to spend extra time on cleaning and airing out rooms, which will come down to limiting the number of rooms nights available for reservations in the coming months.
Hot Tub –
With recommendation from our local county health department the Hot Tub will be closed for the year 2020. We are so sorry not to be able to offer it for guest use, but it’s the best thing to do at this time.
Because you are our only guests, you have the option of a continental breakfast which we will place in the guest refrigerator that you can enjoy at your leisure or our gourmet hot breakfast that we prepare just for you. We always follow the guidelines from our local health department but are taking extra precautions, with the use of our usual kitchen gloves, we have added masks while preparing and serving your food while keeping a social distance. You can choose to have breakfast in our cozy dining room or out on the deck, weather permitting.
Check In – Check Out
Guests have their own entrance so once you have reserved, you are given instructions on our Contactless Check-In, Check-Out Process. Upon arrival we appreciate a quick text so we can give you a welcoming hello from afar and if you have any questions or concerns during your stay we are just a quick text or phone call away.
Healthy Practices & A More Flexible Cancellation Policy –
We wash our hands frequently during the day and request that guests wash their hands or use our provided hand sanitizer upon arrival and frequently throughout the day too. As of this posting (August 1, 2020) Washington State requires wearing a covering over your mouth and nose inside public places, so we ask that you follow that ruling inside the house while we are in the adjacent kitchen preparing your breakfast. We urge you not to travel and stay home if you are feeling ill, for your safety and the safety of others. If you are not feeling well, you now have the option of canceling as late as 24 hours prior to arrival (rather than 7 days) with only a $25 cancellation fee, or your deposit can be transferred to a gift certificate to be used at a later date.
We care about you and keeping you healthy.
We’re ready, when you’re ready!
Tom & Linda, Your Innkeepers