Health and Safety Procedures

Health and Safety

Loch Lyme Lodge's 115-acre campus and waterfront is ideally suited to maintain the health and safety of our guests. The private cabins spaced across the property naturally allow family groups to relax within their “bubble” and distance from other guests should they want to.

We use CDC recommendations and the American Hotel and Lodging Association Safe Stay program guidelines, supplemented by our own good judgement.  We will update our practices and this page as we get additional recommendations from the national and state governments, and other experts.

Staying at Loch Lyme Lodge 

In this second summer of Covid, we are all learning what adjustments we need to make to feel safe and comfortable.

We want you to know that all of our staff are vaccinated, and we believe most of our guests (except children under 12) will be also. For those people who are unvaccinated at the time of their visit to Loch Lyme Lodge, we request that you use a mask when you are indoors or unable to achieve a social distance outdoors. We also encourage any guest who feels more comfortable wearing a mask at any other time to please do so. We continue to recommend these guidelines:

  • Our expectation, and that of the other guests, is that you be respectful and inquire of others about distancing from other parties sharing the property.
  • When leaving the grounds, you should be aware that many nearby communities and businesses have expectations for masks and distancing.

Cabins

  • Each cabin or cabin cluster has a private kitchen, screened porch, picnic tables outside, a charcoal grill and a fire pit. There are a few books and games in each cabin.
  • Your cabin will be completely made up and sanitized before your arrival.
  • We will leave housekeeping, cleaning, and sanitizing supplies in your cabin.
  • We provide fresh linens each week, or more often as requested. We will deliver them to the cabin and pick up soiled linens afterwards.
  • We will deliver firewood to your cabin as needed.
  • You can use the Wash Cycle Laundromat in Fairlee for personal laundry. (Ask us for directions.)

Food and Drink

  • You will be able to prepare your own meals in your cabin’s kitchen
  • Our own kitchen will be open for pre-ordered breakfast and lunch served from the lunch window. Eat your meal in the barn, take it back to your own cabin, or enjoy it outdoors.
  • We encourage you to bring your own staples. Groceries and fresh produce are widely available, and the Lyme Country Store is happy to deliver.
  • You can supplement home cooking with take-out and outside dining from our fine local restaurants.
  • Alcohol: Local stores are now open for walk-in customers, and the NH Liquor Stores in West Lebanon provides curb-side pickup

Use of the Facilities and Grounds

  • Guests may use the beach, the kayaks, canoes, and boats, the trails, the tennis courts, and the rest of the grounds freely.
  • We have a large variety of books, games and toys in Playwood. We ask you to be respectful of other guests and take turns using the cabin.
  • You may use the Barn for reading, eating meals, or work. The bathroom in the back is open for guest use.

Contacting the Innkeepers

Should you have any questions or problems, please contact Jay or Amy Kelly, our Innkeepers:

  • The Lodge office will be in the Barn this year. We will have someone there on a regular basis during daylight hours.
  • The Lodge is the Innkeeper’s personal home, and will be closed to guests this year.
  • You can always reach the Innkeepers by cell phone. We have included the numbers in the Cabin Book.

Updated: June 2021