We are uncertain what this spring and summer will bring, when we will open or even whether it will be possible. At this point all non-essential businesses in Ontario are closed, the city of Kenora and province are asking summer residents and visitors to remain in their primary residences to avoid potentially over-burdening the health system in small towns. While our normal spring opening is still a month away it seems unlikely that everything will be back to normal by May or even June. As long as the government continues to encourage us all to stay home to save lives we cannot in good conscience open our doors. In light of the current situation we have made the following changes to our policies:
If you have already booked with us there are a few options:
We have changed our cancellation policy so that you can cancel at any point and receive a full refund of your deposit. We understand that many people's financial situation has changed dramatically because of the crisis and are happy to issue full refunds.
If you are financially able it would be helpful to us if you would consider deferring your booking to a future date instead of cancelling and allowing us to apply the deposit to that booking. If you are able to do so this would be an enormous help to us as we are currently in a tight place given that we are a seasonal tourism business facing the reality of a significant decline in our income this year. If we do not hear from you by two weeks before your booking and anticipate that we will still be closed we will call give you a call to discuss what you want to do.
If you haven't booked yet:
We have decided that for the moment we will not take any more 2020 bookings. While we are happy to fully refund all existing bookings, we do pay a fee to our credit card company for every cancelled booking so we are not taking new bookings. We hope we may still be open for part of the season and we will resume taking bookings once we have a sense of if and when that will be possible.
Thank-you and be well.
Peter, Kristine, Juniper and Forest Zylstra-Moore
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