Covid-19 Standards

REOPENING WITH NEW COVID-19 PROTOCOL- THE NEW NORMAL-

Our doors are open, our focus is the health and safety of our Guests and Staff.www.thefernlodge.com  518-494-7238
We have listened to all the experts to reopen the doors, and all of us at The Fern Lodge will heighten our already stringent practices at the Inn in food handling, and bedroom and public area disinfecting and cleaning. This is all new to us, and we will do our best to keep everyone safe and well so you will be able to enjoy your much needed getaway. We can assist you with where to go for excellent take-out. We have special options for candlelight “dining-in”. We have always thought the best part of our job was enjoying the company of our guests and getting to know you. We have always prided ourselves on not having “rules” and allowing you freedom to enjoy the property at will. We find ourselves full of rules and we will be somewhat distancing- you can reach us at any time for assistance if you don’t see us by dialing 518-494-7238

Public Areas of the Lodge
Face Masks and social distancing will be required for Guests and Staff in any
public area of the The Fern Lodge, the patio, the boat house, the lean-to and the entire garden and grounds .
Hand sanitizer stations will be at the front door and the back door leading to the lake and the Boathouse and Boat.

Check In & Check out
A face mask will be required by Guest and Innkeeper. Room keys will be sterilized and put in a plastic bag.
Bedrooms are fogged to disinfect concentrating on high touch areas. The Innkeepers will finalize the bedroom cleaning with a UV wand. Only you will be able to touch your luggage.

Bedrooms have been simplified!
All peripheral items have been taken from the rooms: notebooks, shams, extra pillows, quilts, etc

Housekeeping
No Housekeeping staff will enter your room, but fresh towels and amenities will be at your bedroom door each day. All staff has their temperature taken and recorded daily. Please put your discarded towels in the plastic bag to be collected. If you need anything, please let us know.

Breakfast, Boat Tour, Evening Fire
Please let us know what time you would like breakfast. It can be served to you in bed, at a table in your room or on your porch, at the main table on the screened in porch or in Great Room or out on the patio.

We would love to give you a private 30 minute boat tour of the lake offered from 4-6:30- please make a reservation .

If you would like a fire, or would like to use the canoes, kayaks, SUPS, sauna, pool table, theatre: first come,first serve. We appreciate you NOT monopolizing any of the amenities in case another guest would like to use.

Cancellations
If you are not feeling well prior to arrival, please do not come. There will be no loss of deposit.

 Here in Chestertown in the Adirondacks
During this Covid-19 period, it is just nice to get away to a different location. in Chestertown and the surrounding area, the locals are taking precautions and scared there will be more outbreaks in our area from visiting travelers.
We urge you to respect the stores and activities while wearing masks and social distancing.
Hiking, walking, biking, canoeing, kayaking and just being outdoors is the perfect activity right now!

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