To all of our Dunes on the Waterfront guests.
First, let us be very honest and say that we miss each and every one of you. While we have been working hard to prepare for your arrival, it has been a very quiet spring. Given what we knew in April, we had hoped that we could open for our 2020 season on May 15th. Unfortunately, the guidance from the state of Maine changed and we were required to push that back to June 1st. The only thing that we are certain about is that the guidance will change again. The Governor has been reacting to the changing data and working with the various industries, including tourism, to develop a way forward.
What can you expect? We’re very happy to report that when you return you will see familiar faces, white clapboards and green shutters, lovely window boxes, green grass, blue ocean, and a sandy beach. What will be different? We don’t know all the answers to that but we do know that a few changes will be in place. Using information from the state we’re implementing additional cleaning measures that allow us to disinfect all ‘touchable’ surfaces in the cottages and guest rooms. We also will be using the same standard to frequently disinfect all the public areas. Our highest priority is the comfort and safety of our guests and the protection of our team. We’re sure that there will be additional measures, and much of that is being worked out now.
We were heartbroken that we had to cancel our May reservations. I want to thank those guests that were impacted for their understanding in working with us to reschedule either later in the year or for 2021. We also understood that for some of you returning your deposit was the best thing, and we were happy to do so.
At this point, we are permitted to make reservations for you for stays after June 1 with the understanding that if state guidance changes and it would prevent your stay we will be in touch with you to make appropriate changes. We will keep you up to date with information as soon as we receive it.
We appreciate your patience and understanding during this very uncertain time.
Please be safe and be well.
On behalf of the entire Dunes on the Waterfront team;
Aaron and Cindy Perkins – Innkeepers
Katie Keene – General Manager