2 Seaview Avenue Newport, RI 02840

Guest Health & Wellness

Best practices at Habberstad House to prevent the spread of Covid-19

To ensure your health and safety during your stay here at the Habberstad House, you may notice we made some changes in our normal routines. Our goal is to still provide you with the best possible experience while here.

While at the Habberstad House:
Please follow the CDC guidelines for handwashing and sanitizing. Bottles of hand sanitizer are located in the front entry and in the Carriage House.

Wear a mask when in our common areas while others are present and also when in our community. It is a good idea to have your masks with you when you are visiting shops or restaurants in Lanesboro, on the bike trail or in other communities in the area. Please follow social distancing guidelines.

We will welcome you to our bed and breakfast with our masks on. Your keys will be available in your room. We sanitize pens and room keys before and after someone comes in contact with it. If we need to access your credit card (if not already in our system), we will process the transaction safely. Elaine’s mobile number will be provided for requests for assistance while you are staying.

Enhanced Safety Procedures:
We are using enhanced safety and cleaning protocols as outlined by the CDC and the Minnesota Department of Health. We are leaving rooms empty the day before you check in to allow more time for cleaning and air movement. Common areas are sanitized often during your stay. We removed extra linens and throw pillows. In addition, we are not booking all of our rooms to allow for only 10 or less in the house at one time.

Our staff will only work if healthy.

We will not enter your room during the duration of your stay. We will exchange and replenish items in your room as-needed while maintaining physical distancing.

Breakfast Service:
We are serving breakfast in the rooms as our dining room is closed. Breakfast will be delivered either in a basket or on a tray between 8:30 and 9 a.m. If the weather cooperates, you may sit outside also. If a family is staying in more than one room, they may sit at the dining room table together. If you want to hit the bike trail early, request a breakfast to go.

Keurigs are available for coffee and hot water dispensing in several of our rooms with extra water in pitchers. Alternatively, a pot of coffee or hot water for tea will be provided to you as arranged for breakfast.

Policy Changes:
We only want you to come if you are healthy and have not been exposed to the coronavirus. We have relaxed our 8-day cancellation policy for 2020 due to the coronavirus and will return your deposit less a $35 cancellation fee. We also can offer you a gift certificate or have you rebook at a later date if desired.

The safety and comfort of our guests is a high priority for us, as well as the safety of our staff. We appreciate you booking a stay with us and look forward to welcoming you here.

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