Saturday, January 7, 2023
Looking Back on 2022 -- A Blue Shutters Year in Review
With the support of loyal guests of the Blue Shutters, we've endured the challenges presented by the pandemic over the past several years -- and through it all, we've been able to offer some relief during these trying times. COVID-19 first became a reality for most of us in 2020, and it forced the Blue Shutters to close for three months that spring, but we re-opened in June, with certain safety protocols to protect our guests and staff. In the summer, fall and winter of 2020, we were particularly careful, but as 2021 and 2022 unfolded, we were able to relax some of the restrictions. As we enter 2023, we understand that there is still a need to proceed thoughtfully -- for all of our safety, some of the protocols we implemented in 2020 are still in place. Here’s a recap: The main room – which was restricted in summer 2020 – is now open to everyone…as are the outdoor areas. You'll find hand sanitizers throughout the inn -- and masks are available should you need one. Masks are not required, but we welcome those who wish to use them -- and we'll do our part to accommodate those guests. We will not enter your room to make beds or clean during your stay, unless you request this service. This includes trash pick-up – we ask that you place trash in a trash bag provided, leave these outside your door and advise us that pick-up is needed. Please use the door-hanger to note if you need service and when you check out. Over three years, we’ve brought back some breakfast items that were eliminated during 2020 – there will be coffee, tea, fresh fruit, hard-boiled eggs, juice, and breakfast bars. The two rooms that were previously offered with shared baths – Wheelhouse and Captain’s Mate – remain unavailable unless they are taken with another room with a private bath. As our community, the nation, and the world make positive strides in dealing with the pandemic, we expect our guests will be able to enjoy all that they've come to expect at the Blue Shutters. We hope to see you all in 2023 -- and we wish you all a happy and healthy new year!