With the uncertainties of COVID-19 as the obvious wild card, here is our current plan for operating Yelton Manor Boutique Hotel B&B in 2021.
If you are new to our inn, take a quick tour of Frequently Asked Questions here and see what we are, basically, all about.
Here is our first COVID Preparedness Plan, posted in March, 2020. The Manor was like an island in a storm this past summer, our guests behaved safely so that everyone could BE safe, and FEEL safe. We are so grateful to you all.
Because we cannot plan with certainty on virus containment by summer 2021, we have decided to maintain and enforce the same level of protection for your summer getaway in 2021 as we did in 2020.
We will operate at 50% of capacity, maintaining a minimum 2-3 day empty sanitizing buffer between every room use. Masks will continue to be required for all guests in shared interior spaces. Social distancing good times with day drinking and take-out dinner on the outside patio and screened porches will be encouraged. Our breakfast will again be served in disposable, compostable containers and utensils. Purell dispensers will be omnipresent and we encourage frequent use.
We will continue with contactless check-in and check-out. Guests did extremely well navigating and enjoyed using the online Guest Book phone ap. Texting to Elaine and Robert for concierge services worked out well.
We are pondering some new in-room food service options to continue to enhance social distancing celebrations and private, safe retreat. We are working on some new recipes too.
Some other policy changes are in effect: We now have a two night minimum stay for all reservations. Rates have increased to offset the economic challenges of operating at ½ capacity.
Value remains high with cleanliness, service and safety.
Just as we did in 2020, we are committed to being THE SAFE PLACE. We were awarded Tripadvisor’s Best of the Best 2020 award and in their Top 25 Hotels for Romance in the USA 2020, the only Michigan lodging named in either category.
We plan to open May 1st, 2021.
We’re still here making it perfect…in our 33rd year!
We appreciate all suggestions. Email Elaine with any ideas you have, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for being our Manor Family!