We here at the Ringling House Bed & Breakfast are licensed, inspected and insured and use the utmost of safety and precautions and adhere to all the required guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our dedication to cleanliness and hospitality is our commitment to you. Our guests are like family. So if you must travel, our inn may be the right spot for you. Here are some of the changes we are making in order to keep our guests safe during this challenging time.
Fewer People in a Bed & Breakfast
First of all, a Bed & Breakfast is small. we only have 6 rooms, and could have a maximum of 12 people in the house at a time. Much less than the standard hotel, and therefore, much less chance of catching the contagion.
Check in changes
We are asking guests to wear masks upon check in and to social distance around the common area’s of the house. We are also asking guest to wait at the back door until we open it for them, to give us time to check in one guest, before bringing in another.
Our breakfast is typically served family style in our dining room at Henry Ringling’s dining room table. Now, per the Wisconsin mandate #72, we now will be delivering breakfast to peoples rooms, serving on the front porch or dining room, with a staggered start time, and distancing everyone more than 6 feet apart.
For wine and cheese happy hour on the weekend, we will be serving on the front porch, weather permitting, having separate servings of wine and cheese and pouring you a glass of wine to bring to your own table outside, or in another room in the house.
Baraboo also has many restaurants that have curbside pick up now or dining inside/outside with social distancing in mind, outside of the breakfast that is served here at the Bed & Breakfast. You can pick up your dinner, and eat it in a mansion! How’s that for the new normal?
We are not only cleaning the rooms, but going through and sanitizing any surface that would frequently be touched like remotes, keys, faucets, light switches, chair arms, etc, in between each guest change. We also have disinfecting wipes placed around the house for people to use before/after touching something.
We have invested in some UVC sanitation lights. This is an extra step to room cleaning that we have started implementing. UVC sanitation light is used in hospitals to sterilize operating rooms. It efficiently kills up to 99% of bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms in our bedrooms, bathrooms, and common areas, including COVID-19.
We want to be sure that our guests are not only comfortable with our amenities, but with our sanitation methods when they are ready to travel again. This will be the “New Normal” for us until the virus threat has significantly tapered off.
What’s to do?
The good thing about Baraboo are so many outdoor areas and parks to explore. It’s easy to practice “social distancing” while enjoying the great outdoors. Indoors, we also have many games you can borrow and play inside your room or another area in our elegant home. Our rooms are all equipped with internet-enabled smart TV’s, and our music rooms are equipped with several musical options. So, come experience the fun part of travel!
Coupled with our naturally limited occupancy levels, enhanced sanitation procedures, modified breakfast options, and multiple entertainment selections, we hope you will consider the Ringling House Bed & Breakfast as a safe and comfortable lodging option!