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Summertime!

17 / 07 / 20

Everyone’s favourite time of year is upon us – Summer! While it has been off to s a slow start in more ways than one, it is definitely here now. The cool and rainy weather we dealt with for the first 10 days of the month are gone, and the sun has come out to play. It’s getting hot out there. Let’s be sure we all get out and enjoy that sunshine.

We are pleased to see so many familiar faces travelling this summer, and also a lot of new faces. I am thrilled to see how many people are following the advice of Dr. Bonnie Henry, and vacationing a little closer to home than they may have in the past. I know how beautiful Vancouver Island is, and am always happy to see people explore the many wonderful places we have nearby. I sometimes think that we Islanders forget that we have so much so close to home, from the quaint small town of Chemainus, to the wild and rugged West Coast of Tofino and Ucluelet, to the tranquility of Newcastle Island, or to use its proper name, Saysutshun, located just a short boat ride across Nanaimo Harbour. Within Nanaimo, my favourite places to visit are Pipers Lagoon park, and Neck Point park. Both offer the opportunity to enjoy the ocean shore, walk through the trees, soak up some sunshine, and RELAX, which we all need more than ever.

Let’s have a great summer and make the most of it.

James

7 / 05 / 20

The Inn On Long Lake is open for business, and plans on staying that way!

We at the Inn have kept our doors open during these troubling times we are all facing, and are as committed as ever to doing what we do – taking care of our guests. We are not encouraging ANYONE to travel if they do not need to, but we also understand that some people do still need to travel for a variety of reasons.

There are many changes in our operations, but we hope the spirit of hospitality lives on here in spite of those changes.

We at the Front Desk are behind plexiglass. This barrier will help keep both you and our team safe from transmission of the Covid-19 virus.

We have closed our Hot Tub and Fitness room (Sorry) on the recommendation of Island Health for the foreseeable future.

Our Continental breakfast has evolved into a “Grab and Go” breakfast option. We would love to have you sit and enjoy the view of the lake from the Breakfast room, but we just can’t do that now. So “grab” a prepacked bag with a muffin and fruit, and maybe a yogurt, and “go” about your day, or enjoy on your balcony.

Housekeeping is our greatest challenge. Rooms are left vacant for a minimum of 24 hours after a guest has departed to ensure the safety of both our team and our incoming guests. During your stay, Housekeeping will not be entering your room, but can certainly ensure you have fresh towels and supplies, and ensure any garbage is removed as needed. Please ask our Front Desk if you have any questions, or need anything.

Sanitizers! So much sanitizer. We start and finish every day (and in between too!) sanitizing door handles, stair railings, elevator buttons, and just about every other surface we can to keep everyone healthy and safe.

We have taken these steps to make our Inn safer for both you, our guest, and for our team, as what makes it safer for one makes it safer for all of us.

So, let’s all listen to Dr. Bonnie, wash our hands regularly, keep our “social distance” and get through these troubling times! When you need us, we will be here by the lake. Until then, please stay healthy and as happy as possible.

James Young
General Manager
Inn On Long Lake

Summertime!

17 / 07 / 20

Everyone’s favourite time of year is upon us – Summer! While it has been off to s a slow start in more ways than one, it is definitely here now. The cool and rainy weather we dealt with for the first 10 days of the month are gone, and the sun has come out to play. It’s getting hot out there. Let’s be sure we all get out and enjoy that sunshine.

We are pleased to see so many familiar faces travelling this summer, and also a lot of new faces. I am thrilled to see how many people are following the advice of Dr. Bonnie Henry, and vacationing a little closer to home than they may have in the past. I know how beautiful Vancouver Island is, and am always happy to see people explore the many wonderful places we have nearby. I sometimes think that we Islanders forget that we have so much so close to home, from the quaint small town of Chemainus, to the wild and rugged West Coast of Tofino and Ucluelet, to the tranquility of Newcastle Island, or to use its proper name, Saysutshun, located just a short boat ride across Nanaimo Harbour. Within Nanaimo, my favourite places to visit are Pipers Lagoon park, and Neck Point park. Both offer the opportunity to enjoy the ocean shore, walk through the trees, soak up some sunshine, and RELAX, which we all need more than ever.

Let’s have a great summer and make the most of it.

James