Old Ivy Walk Post COVID-19 Action Plan

The Ontario provincial government provided “COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Tourism and Hospitality Sector” re-opening guidelines in 2020. Our guests and their health and safety are our primary concern and we continue to follow many of these guidelines.

Old Ivy Walk is a fully licensed Bed & Breakfast Country Inn, licensed by the Town of NOTL. We undergo regular Fire and Bylaw safety inspections and our facilities have been inspected by Ontario Health pursuant to receiving our license. Our staff are fully cognizant of the current government guidelines for safe guest room and common area cleaning and sanitizing. Face masks are no longer mandatory but some of our guests do continue to feel more comfortable wearing masks in public areas. NOTE: Hospitals and some medical offices do still request that masks be worn.

Guests will receive arrival details before their visit. There is ample parking behind the main house. Guests then walk around to the front door and tap in a 4 digit code which will have been supplied before arrival and which unlocks the front door. On entering, Guests will see trays where they can safely remove and place their outside footwear, and then proceed with their shoe tray to their guest room. Each guest room also has a hand sanitizer pump. Due to increased requests for privacy we no longer offer room service for guests staying two nights. However, trash removal and requests for items will happily be accommodated. Guests staying for extended periods are offered room service but will have to vacate their room while it is being serviced and all personal items must be placed in drawers or suitcases.

Each morning a Breakfast Hamper with a hot entrée will be placed outside your room on wooden tray tables with everything you will need to enjoy your breakfast in room. There is a Keurig coffee/tea machine in each room but a fresh insulated Carafe of Coffee will accompany your Breakfast Hamper. Each guest room has two comfortable, upholstered chairs for those wishing to remain inside. On nice days, guests are welcome to take their Breakfast Hamper into the garden if they wish, or walk down to the Lake or enjoy in Lord Simcoe Park. Given our extensive garden area, there are covered seating areas with tables as well as lawn chairs with tables.
(For guests forming a “bubble” and traveling together with friends or family and occupying 3 or 4 guest-rooms, other breakfast arrangements can be discussed beforehand for your “bubble”.)

We look forward to your visit.