July 17, 2020
Despite the slow start to summer and the very odd year we are all experiencing, summer is now officially underway in cottage country!
Our small but incredible team has been working since March to ensure that we can provide the same excellent Guest services we are known for, while bearing in mind the new reality of COVID-19 and the concerns it places on Guest safety. All of our properties feature ample grounds that are very effective for social distancing and working from home. While some guest services are not available at the moment, our lakeside properties, the abundant natural beauty of our county, limited recreational activities, fantastic food and services are all still waiting for you to enjoy.
Here is how we continue to ensure the safety of our Guests:
- Limited contact housekeeping service with deep cleaning prior to arrival and upon departure
- All contact surfaces are disinfected between guests
- Lakefront activities are available and lake use is encouraged for our lakeside rentals
- Lake activities and swimming open for use
- We ask Guests to inform us if they are unwell
If you’re wondering what to bring with you on your stay, we compiled a list of things for you:
- Please bring enough masks and other personal protection equipment (PPE) like gloves for yourself and your family/friends as you will need these when you venture out
- Tablet or laptop for work/entertainment
- Hand sanitizer
- Beach towels
- If possible, bring items you may need but don’t want to rent out such as Life Jackets, tennis rackets, non-motorized watercraft, etc.
- Personal entertainment like Netflix or other movie accounts, board games, books, etc.
- Please plan debit and credit transactions instead of cash if possible
- If you are coming from a region of high COVID transmission (e.g. GTA) purchase food, supplies and medications in your own community before arriving at your cottage and limit visits to the local community for essential shopping only
Here is a list of businesses that can reopen as part of Stage 3: dine-in restaurants, bars, gyms, most personal care services, live shows, movie theatres, casinos, recreational facilities and activities, team sports and live sporting events, and tour and guide services. Businesses that can not reopen include amusement parks and water parks, buffet-style food services, overnight stays at camps for children, private karaoke rooms, saunas, steam rooms, bath houses, table games at casinos and gaming establishments.
If you’re planning on visiting the beach during your stay, please check the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) website, for the latest information on water quality as well as COVID-19.