Keeping You Safe
As we all cautiously start moving past this global pandemic that impacted everyone of us, we wanted to share with you, our guests, the procedures we already have and those we put in place to create an even safer environment. Our priority is your safety, and we want you to fully enjoy your stay with us at The Woodstocker B&B and in beautiful Woodstock, Vermont.
The Woodstocker B&B closed on March 16, 2020 when the governor of Vermont issued a Stay at Home Order. The governor issued specific guidelines to ensure that the state reopening happens gradually, in control and safely. We are, of course, in compliance with the guidelines of the State of Vermont as well as with those of the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) and we will update this page should they evolve.
Please familiarize your self with Vermont’s detailed guidelines for out of state visitors by following this link to check if you are coming from a “safe county” and by familiarizing yourself with the Vermont Certificate of Compliance which you will be asked to sign upon checking in.
Below is a summary of Vermont’s guidelines and restrictions for visitors:
Visit without pre-quarantine:
If you live in Vermont, or in one of the counties in the states of New York; Pennsylvania; Ohio; New Jersey; Delaware; Maryland; Washington, D.C.; Virginia; and West Virginia with less than 400 active cases per million as defined by this map, you may travel to Vermont without quarantining if you do so in a personal vehicle.
Visit with pre-quarantine:
If you live in one of the counties in the states of New York; Pennsylvania; Ohio; New Jersey; Delaware; Maryland; Washington, D.C.; Virginia; and West Virginia with more than 400 active cases per million as defined by this map, or if you live in any other state, you must quarantine for 14 days in your home state prior to traveling to Vermont in your personal vehicle, without stopping overnight on the way. You may also travel to Vermont if after 7 days of quarantine, you test negative for Covid.
We regret that we cannot accept travelers wishing to quarantine with us (either because they have travelled using public transportation, or because they have not quarantined in their home state).
Keep reading to learn more about our Keeping You Safe initiative in the following areas: the B&B, your stay, our staff and us, and hygiene & cleanliness.
“It was a very relaxing stay and extremely convenient. The staff were totally committed to following all COVID-19 protocols. And we felt extremely cared for.”
“Great food, cleanliness and friendliness are our top criteria for a great inn and the Woodstocker goes above and beyond on all three.”
“All common rooms are impeccably clean with high end fixtures and furnishings.”
“The rooms are very spacious, beautiful, clean and extremely comfortable.”
The Woodstocker B&B
The Woodstocker has a total of 9 rooms which means no more than 18 to 20 guests will be staying with us at any given time spread over 6,000 square feet (not including outdoor space and gardens). While we are in the Village of Woodstock we are also bordering the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park.
It is worthwhile to point out that our Morgan Horse suite has its own private entrance, that our guest rooms are for the most part at a distance from each and that we have several common areas (and the garden during spring and summer) allowing our guests to comfortably spread around the B&B as they see fit.
Our ductless A/C units are stand-alone split units that do not require the sharing of ductwork as found in a central cooling system, thus eliminating the risk of pollutants circulating throughout the system.
Finally, we are only a few minutes away walking time from trail-heads where you (and friends and family, should you decide to book the entire B&B) can enjoy the reinvigorating clean Vermont fresh air.
As part of our “Keeping you Safe” efforts and in accordance with hospitality best practices, we implemented the following procedures:
- Our existing self check-in process remains available. Please let us know prior to your arrival if you would like to take advantage of it.
- Upon check-in we request that you please use hand sanitizer.
- Upon checking in, you will be asked to fill in the State of Vermont Certificate of Compliance which details the current travel guidelines.
- For the safety and comfort of other guests, we recommend that you please wear a mask when in the presence of other guests inside the B&B.
- For stays 3 days and shorter, there will be no in-room housekeeping service during your stay (although fresh towels will be provided and waste baskets emptied upon request). For stays 4 days or longer, housekeeping will be provided in your absence every few days.
- Our breakfast service will follow the Vermont restaurant rules applicable at the time of your stay. While our full menu will remain available, the manner with which breakfast will be served will be adapted accordingly (in-room, outdoor, dining room with distancing, etc.).
Our Staff and Us
As an officially registered bed and breakfast, the Health Department of the state of Vermont requires us to maintain high standards of safety and cleanliness as reflected in our annual Lodging and Restaurant Licenses issued to us by the State Board of Health.
In addition, both of us are certified by ServSafe, the restaurant industry’s leading food safety program accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Conference for Food Protection (CFP).
Our experienced full-time housekeeper, Crystal, who has been with us for nearly two years, ensures that all common areas and each room are kept clean, sanitized and welcoming for all guests to safely enjoy. She also trains and closely oversees any additional temporary staff we may need. For the health and safety of our staff, upon checking out, we ask that you please open a screened window or sliding door.
Finally, we all completed the enhanced COVID-19 awareness training recently rolled out and we and our staff will be using gloves and wearing a face mask as required.
Hygiene and Cleanliness
In addition to our existing stringent cleanliness standards (as reflected in sample guest testimonials we included on this page) we offer and have implemented procedures to further protect our guests and keep them safe:
- Once cleaned to the standards that have garnered us praise from guests, our rooms will be disinfected to the latest Covid-19 standards. We have state of the art air purifiers that we use as required.
- Common areas are cleaned and doorknobs, light switches, handrails etc. disinfected several times a day.
- Hand sanitizers are made available throughout the B&B.
Isabelle & Karim
Your Hosts and Owners/Innkeepers
“Isabelle and Karim could not have been more hospitable from the cookies and hot cider on the table to the quality and cleanliness of their beautiful home (and individual guest rooms) and the personal welcome note in our room.”