Creative Changes | Here’s what to expect:
We want to share exactly what we are planning in attempts to calm any questions that may be lingering for you. We’ve lead multiple 2-5 hour Zoom webinars with other resorters to help plan and prepare for this season, thinking of every aspect, every detail, brainstorming every possibility of how to make this the best season for our guests!
We even had the honor of speaking to the original owners from the 1940s, the Plattens. They encouraged us & reminisced over their time hosting during a pandemic, giving us even more feedback on what to provide for our guests that worked great for them.
We have a lot of ideas, and so much support to implement a few changes for this year. We will follow CDC guidelines & recommendations to ensure your & our community’s safety. Here’s what we plan to do:
Cabin & boat cleaning: Additional disinfecting in every cabin & boat, every touchpoint, with the EPA recommended Sol-U-Guard with a dwell time of 10 minutes. We have an experienced staff ready to up their already high standards. We also plan to include a bottle of disinfectant in every cabin for your own use.
Bedding: We will send out additional information directly to you regarding bedding. We are currently planning on asking our guests to bring their own pillows & blankets for extra precaution. We will provide sheets (already made on your bed) and extra blankets in a vinyl sanitized bag. We of course will also have pillows and blankets available if you forget or can’t travel with them.
Curbside check-in: You get to go straight to your cabin to relax & settle-in. No need to stop in at the lodge. We’ll send out a pre-registration e-mail ahead of your arrival, ensuring you get the most out of your cabin time.
Outdoor recreation: We will have built-in “sanitation stations” that will dwell near any community area, which includes paper towels, disinfectant, and hand sanitizer. We will disinfect all recreational equipment at certain posted times of the day and have disinfectant and hand sanitizer available to you at all times at those areas.
The sanitation stations will be strategically placed at:
- Beach area | for kayaks, paddle boards, & paddles
- Playground area
- Kids Recreation & Game Shed
- Bike area
- Lodge/Lodge Screen Porch
- Fish Cleaning House
Fish Cleaning House: Our fish house naturally fits about one family at a time anyway, but we are going to request one family/cabin in the cleaning house at a time.
Potluck: For now we are unfortunately cancelling our weekly potluck. We have some fun ideas for a recipe share though that one of our guests (Kim) has been wanting to get started! Now’s the time! We have spread out our picnic tables, and shifted the fire pit a couple feet over so you can still enjoy a picnic at the recreation area, and added a couple more picnic tables down by Cabins 5.5-7.
Lodge: Most of our wi-fi is at our lodge, & although we love that we are mostly unplugged, we understand needing to catch-up too. So the lodge will mostly be for wi-fi users, requesting up to 4-5 people in the lodge at a time (& can check-it-out to your cabin per request.) We will then take treat, pizza, and ice cream orders, game requests, & questions from our new curbside desk or via phone/text for delivery by Norton (fish statue near Lodge) or anywhere on the resort.
Community: Park Rapids is excited to welcome our guests! Your favorite restaurants & shopping spots are offering curbside takeout & pickup! They’ve been so wonderful at preparing for our upcoming season! In addition, we will gladly pick up your groceries or items for you this year if you prefer…text, email, or call with your arrangements & we are on it!
We’ve enjoyed the following so far:
- The Good Life Cafe family style meals & ice cream curbside
- Hugo’s online shopping & grocery pickup
- Necce’s caramel rolls & family style meals
- Foxy’s & Clancy’s takeout
- Beagle & Wolf curbside book pickup
- Bella’s Caffe coffee & food pickup
- Two Inlets Country Store groceries & food
- Itasca State Park – open & as beautiful as ever!
Get in touch with us! If you have any questions or special requests, we would love nothing more than to help you work out the details. We are open to out-of-the-norm requests and everything in between this year, as we work to be as flexible as possible to ensure you are able to enjoy your vacation!
We are so grateful to have our first May guests here, and our longtime friends as our biggest cheerleaders book for our first weekend open, all of our spring prep and cleaning crews that have shown up with a big smile & so much encouragement, and the endless amounts of love we’ve received from you all. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
We love that we get to do this with you!
James & Kayla Daigle
Jameson, and Hadley