To our current and future guests,
In light of the worlds events, we are reaching out to let you know your well being remains our highest priority. With due diligence,time, and mass cooperation, we hope this virus will be behind us in short order!
We have been carefully monitoring the events of COVID19, and recently our Governor Janet Mills, has released new guidelines for “Re-starting Maine’s Economy”.
Effective May 1, 2020
All non essential lodging is suspended in Maine.
Effective June 1, 2020
Lodging is allowed for Maine residents and those out of state residents who have completed quarantined guidelines. https://www.maine.gov/covid19/restartingmaine
Effective June 12, 2020
Out of State Residents from New Hampshire and Vermont can lodge in Maine without having to quarantine or provide proof of a negative covid test.
The State will exempt residents of New Hampshire and Vermont from the testing and 14-day quarantine requirement altogether, effective immediately for travel and effective June 12 for stays in lodging establishments. When adjusted for population, the prevalence of active cases of COVID-19 in these states is similar to that in Maine.
Effective July 1, 2020
Here is an update as of June 8, 2020 from our Governor regarding travelers coming to Maine in July/August.
You CAN still come!
In addition to still being able to travel, the State of Maine now has an additional option for you!
Starting July 1st, if you want to be exempted from the quarantine while on vacation, you can opt to be tested 72 hours or less prior to your arrival. If you test negative you are not subject to the quarantine guidelines.
Not to worry tho, this test is not a requirement. Currently ME, NH, VT, NJ, NY and CT are exempt from both quarantine and testing...you are free to move about the state!
Maine still welcomes anyone from any state to lodge in Maine starting July 1 just as before, you just have to abide by the quarantine guidelines and properly social distance.
Guests can also leave BEFORE the 14 day time period ends, if they are just going home or have a medical reason to leave. So for example, your 2 or 3 day vacation is fine. Bring your bikes, go for a hike, order take out.
Other things to note:
If you choose not to test before coming, essential needs can still be met while in quarantine i.e. obtaining food, getting health care and getting exercise with appropriate social distancing.
Also the State may be asking lodging facilities to have guests sign a compliance form either before coming or upon arrival, but this form has not yet become available. Once the State has this drafted, we will get it to you to sign.
Covid sure is complicated!
It is too soon to tell what guidelines will be in place for Sept-Oct, but we will continue to update this page as we know more.
In the meantime, keep in mind the beauty of Bay Meadow Cottages is that each cottage is nestled on their own with private kitchenettes and bath. We have always had a self check in process here, but of course if you need anything we are always available. You literally can control your own environment. With hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails, our beautiful outdoor vacation spot is the perfect place to change your surroundings and breathe the fresh air.
We take great pride in maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and will continue to do so.
We feel confident we can provide you a wonderful stay.
Please feel free to share this info with others and call with any questions you may have.
Until we see you, enjoy your families!
Steve and Kirsten Henry