What Luxury Resorts Are Doing to Keep Guests Safe

Front desk at The Wick

With many travelers’ plans rerouted due to COVID-19, and some would-be adventurers hesitant to go too far, the Hudson Valley offers a variety of luxury getaways that are adopting new cleanliness protocols to ensure that each guest’s stay is as safe and as relaxing as possible. Discover what luxury resorts in the Hudson Valley are doing to keep travelers safe and start planning your retreat today.

Cedar Lakes Estate in Port Jervis, a luxury retreat offering a sleepaway camp feel that mingles seamlessly with dreamy amenities, has always invited guests to just “show up and we’ll take care of the rest.” Now, they’re taking the health and safety of their guests even further with new cleanliness protocols and in-room sanitizing baskets complete with masks and hand sanitizer. Each guest cottage is “fogged” to thoroughly sanitize each space between guest check-ins so that every touchpoint is cleaned. Decorative pillows and mini bar items are no longer available in rooms, and meals are served in an open-air pavilion. The guest experience is as dynamic and relaxing as ever—book now to enjoy all the comforts and amenities of a hotel, with the privacy and seclusion of a private home. 

Mirbeau Inn & Spa Rhinebeck, a luxe retreat with a full-service spa and dining facilities, is open with safety and wellness precautions in place so guests can check-in and relax. This includes new sanitization protocols and staff training for implementation, temperature check points at entrances, and new hand sanitizer stations installed throughout the resort complex. In Amenia, Troutbeck, a historic retreat nestled on 250 acres, installed new HVAC systems with a filtration system that includes UV light to kill germs. Staff have been trained on new sanitization and cleanliness protocols, and cleaning schedules have been increased to ensure a safe experience for all. Dining in Troutbeck’s on-site restaurant is currently limited to overnight guests.

Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz is a historic resort with sprawling grounds. It’s long been a haven for careworn to come and reconnect with nature amid the old-world grandeur of the resort. Guests visiting the resort will now have their temperature taken at the Gatehouse. Anyone with a temperature of 100.0 degrees or higher will not be allowed to enter the grounds. Anyone traveling with a person who has a fever will not be allowed entry. A short questionnaire about any recent travel is sent to each guest prior to check-in, and all guests are required to wear a mask while in public spaces on resort property. Valet parking has been temporarily suspended. New cleanliness protocols include additional spot cleaning of high touch areas and hospital-grade cleaners used to disinfect guest rooms. Housekeeping and turndown services are suspended to limit the number of people in a room during a guest’s visit.

Valley Rock Inn & Mountain Club in Sloatsburg is a boutique fitness resort nestled in the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains and bordering 70,000 acres of parkland. It is the perfect retreat for weary urbanites. It’s historic buildings, coupled with fine dining and spa have always offered guests a unique and luxury experience. Strict hygiene controls ensure that each guest’s stay is worry free. Explore nearby parks, wineries, and more during a stay at Valley Rock Inn.

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The Abbey Inn & Spa in Peekskill is a boutique hotel offering modern comforts in a historic setting. The location itself dates back to the American Revolution, and was once an active abbey. Today’s guests can expect sumptuous amenities, world-class dining, and a relaxing atmosphere made all the more restorative by new, vigorous cleaning protocols due to COVID-19. All high-touch points in rooms are deep cleaned after each guest’s use, from hard surfaces to soft goods. Dining in rooms, or ordering take out is encouraged, though in-restaurant guests are permitted provided safe social distancing measures are maintained.

Gardner Farm Inn in Troy is a quiet retreat in the heart of the Capital Region. The historic bed and breakfast offers an upscale retreat. New safety protocols ensure that each guest can rest easy. Rooms are vacant for 72 hours prior to each guest’s arrival to allow for a thorough cleaning and disinfection of the room. Facial coverings must be worn at all times in public areas of the inn, and proper social distancing is expected. Breakfast is served outdoors, but in the event of rain, serving times are staggered to accommodate everyone safely.

The Wick in Hudson is a luxury boutique hotel outfitted with sumptuous rooms and lush common spaces. A Tribute Portfolio Hotel owned by Marriott, the entire staff is certified in a Commitment to Cleanliness Course. Rooms are sanitized after check-out, then cleaned by the housekeeping staff, and then sanitized again. Common spaces are cleaned every hour, and hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the hotel. Masks are required, as well as remaining socially distant in the lobby. Tables in the dining area are spaced six feet apart.Scribner’s Catskill Lodge in Hunter is a luxury mountain retreat offering pet-friendly accommodations in the Catskill Mountains. Known for their hip vibe and the cuisine served at Prospect, the lodge’s on-site restaurant, and the lodge is offering a way for guests to enjoy all the things they love about a visit, without the worry of traveling in the age of COVID-19. They are booking at a reduced capacity to allow for better social distancing. Additionally, the lodge is closed most Monday and Tuesday nights to allow for deep cleaning and to ensure rooms are vacant for 24 hours before the next guest’s arrival. Temperature checks, complimentary masks, and hand sanitizing stations further encourage guests to follow all safety and cleanliness guidelines.

Rest assured that these and many other luxury retreats are implementing stringent cleanliness protocols to ensure each guest’s safety and peace of mind.

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