Our guests have noticed for years that we take cleaning very seriously! They tell us in our testimonials and reviews all the time, but really its one of the most important ways for the hotel and staff to show how much we care about our guests.
Our Guests all affirm that in the last 14 days prior to arrival, they:
- have not had any flu-like symptoms,
- have not been in close contact with a known-positive COVID-19 patient,
- have not travelled outside of Canada.
If you cannot affirm the preceding, we request that you follow provincial health guidelines, cancel your reservation, and self-isolate.
Our guests understand and agree to follow all property procedures and policies. Failure to do so may result in eviction and cancellation without refund.
In addition to all the normal cleaning we’ve always done, we have added a number of enhanced cleaning protocols as we re-open our hotel. We are committed to meet or exceed the official health recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and keep our staff and guests safe. Here’s a few examples:
- Our staff will not come to work if they have any flu-like symptoms.
- All employees practice diligent hand hygiene. This means we wash our hands constantly!
- We also have hand sanitizer stations located throughout the hotel, for our use and yours.
- We have removed all unnecessary items from our hotel rooms. This includes things like additional pillows, blankets, information binders, pens, and more. These items are still available by request. If you need anything, just let us know!
- We are waiting one day before our staff enter a vacated room to clean it. The BCCDC recommends 3 hours but we are exceeding that! All items are either removed or disinfected in this cleaning process.
- After the room has been cleaned, we wait a minimum of 3 hours before we check a guest into the room. By disinfecting all hard surfaces and allowing more than a day between guests, we ensure that the room is safe for occupation.
- Our staff wear masks when in common areas of the hotel, or when physical distancing measures can’t be maintained.
- We have installed a plexiglass barrier at the front desk. We didn’t want you to be greeted there by a masked face!
- We clean common touch areas like handrails and door handles several times a day. BCCDC guidelines recommend twice daily, but we’re doing it twice per shift.
- We have installed hands-free door openers on many of our common area doors so you don’t need to touch them!
- We have designed a “reduced contact” check-in experience. We ask that you bring an email-enabled device (smartphone or tablet) to help with this.
- We are not offering any housekeeping in your room during your stay. We have provided cleaning supplies in the rooms, and delivery to your door of anything else you might need is available.
- Tourism Fernie has also prepared a great PDF to help you plan your trip!
Revised Amenities offering
Unfortunately, we are not able to offer many of our amenities due to provincial health recommendations. As these recommendations change and procedures are developed, we look forward to making them available again. Tourism Fernie is also keeping track of all the businesses in Fernie; who is open and what has changed.
Open or Revised Operations
- Front Desk is open, with slightly reduced staffing. We ask that you call the desk rather than visit in person if possible.
- Our Breakfast Snack is limited to the brown bag option. The lobby buffet is not available.
- Our board games are available, with limited availability. Once a game has been borrowed, we ask that you keep it for the length of your stay. We disinfect it after checkout, or take it out of circulation for a minimum of three days before lending it out again.
- Frolf discs are available. We disinfect them when returned.
- Our guest laundry is available. We ask that you clean the machines after your use. Disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer are provided.
- We have one bike available for guest use currently. We disinfect it upon return by the guest. We ask that you bring your own helmet, please.
- Our bike amenities are mostly available (tuning tools not currently available). The cleaning station is open and the storage room is accessible by guests.
- Smokehouse is currently closed. We expect it to open for dine-in and take-out soon.
- Our guest kitchen is temporarily closed. We are investigating a reservation system for guest use.
- Our games room is temporarily closed.
- Our pool, hot tub, and sauna are closed for the time being. We expect to be able to offer the hot tub and sauna for limited use soon.
- The movie theatre is not available but we plan to offer it by reservation soon. In the meantime, we have DVD players we can lend for your use in the room, and DVDs can be borrowed (disinfected after use). We also have HDMI cables available, so you can connect a laptop to the TV in your room if you would like to use your personal Netflix account or similar.
- Our BBQ is not available. The picnic table outside is in place and guests are asked to wipe it down after use.
- Our street hockey equipment is not available.
- Our ski tuning room is closed for the season. Not COVID-19 related!