On June 8, the Governor of Michigan allowed Vacation Rentals to reopen for business. To do our part in preventing the spread of COVID-19 at our Bed and Breakfast or Rental Cottages we have instituted several changes to our business model and operations to help keep everyone safer and healthier.
By far the best way to prevent COVID-19 is to avoid being exposed to the virus. Thus we are trying to limit access to our properties to people who have had no recent COVID-19 exposure. We now ask everyone, before entering our facility to attest that they have no current symptoms of the virus, have not traveled anywhere with travel restrictions in place, and have not had recent contact with anyone else with symptoms.
Secondly, even though we have always gotten many favorable reviews regarding our cleanliness, we are now cleaning and disinfecting with extra care. We are also cleaning and disinfecting common areas more frequently, especially touched surfaces, including tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, etc.
We are also fortunate that Marywood Manor has a number of unique physical qualities which can help keep guests safer. First, each Suite has its’ own private entrance which is spatially separated from each other. Each Suite also has its’ own self-contained Heating and Air Conditioning systems as well as screens in several windows which allow lots of healthy, fresh air circulation. To minimize contact between guests and food we have closed our kitchen to all guests and only allow the Innkeeper to prepare and serve our tasty breakfast. This keeps food handling to a minimum and ensures guests can’t touch each others’ food. Additionally, breakfast is served Room Service style. When you check-in you will receive a menu to pick from and the items you select are served in your suite on your private breakfast table or to your porch area.
We also supply each Suite with amenities for your comfort and safety e.g. hand sanitizer, a small refrigerator, and personal ice machine, body wash and shampoo, etc. We even provide a basket by your entrance for shoes so you won’t track the virus inside.
We can also provide limited contact check-in and checkout if this is something you desire.
Overall, we are doing everything we can think of to help you have a comfortable and safe stay. Give us a call if you have any questions about what we are doing to combat COVID-19 and keep you safe.