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LONG LAKE BLOG

NEWS AND LOCAL HAPPENINGS

12 / 07 / 19

Summer is upon us here on Vancouver Island, and it is going to be a busy on for us! The beauty of Vancouver Island is known worldwide, and many come to enjoy the wild splendour of the West Coast in Tofino and Ucluelet. Whether it is fishing, whale watching, surfing, or just walking the beach and hitting a restaurant for dinner, there is no where better. The Old World charm of Victoria, whether it is the quaint shops of downtown, or the beauty of Butchart Gardens it is a wonderful place to visit. While very different from each other, they are both great areas to visit. Nanaimo has also been discovered by the world now, and many have realised it is the prefect spot. With our own stunning Harbourfront Walkway, the nature and history of Saysutshun (Newcastle Island) a short boat trip across the harbour, or our many beautiful parks such as Pipers Lagoon (my favourite), Neck Point, Westwood Lake trails, Nanaimo is a great place to be. Not to forget, the areas in and around the City abound with Mountain biking trails for any and all skill levels.
As well as our attractions, we make a great base to stay at for a few days, and plan side trips around the Island-the advantage of our central location. Even Tofino is a reasonable day trip from Nanaimo.
We love to welcome the many people we meet from around the globe at our little Inn, and know the magic of being able to sit on their private balcony looking over the lake will make their day a little better, and hopefully contribute to the enjoyment of their holidays.

Happy New Year

31 / 12 / 18

We say goodbye to 2018 and a big Hello to 2019! 2018 was a very successful year for our beautiful little lakeside hotel. Our summer tourist season is long gone, and we are happy to be dealing with our “regulars” through the fall and winter. Although still a busy time, it is a little more sane, and allows us a  little more time to enjoy with those guests who have been coming to stay with us for years-whether for business or for pleasure.

Our Island winter has been a mild one (so far!) temperature wise, but has certainly left a lasting impression with the massive rainstorms and horrendous winds. While much of our Island has been dealing with significant damage, and major inconveniences like days without power, we escaped relatively unscathed. A few tree branches knocked down, and a little bit of soffit and trim damaged, and one short power outage was the limit of our damages. It does break our hearts to see our friends, customers, and neighbours dealing with their issues resulting from the storms, and we hope they are able to return to normal quickly in the new year.

 

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