Welcoming you amidst COVID-19…
Whether you have an existing reservation with us, or are considering a future visit to our Inn, please know that we are taking the current pandemic situation very seriously. We have always held ourselves to high standards of cleanliness. So many inns do. We are part of a diligent, caring and concerned industry.
We have certified with the state that we have met all requirements to operate in this new environment. As a result, Puffin Inn is open for business and carries the State of Maine Seal of approval.
Starting July 3 on until further notice:
- Maine residents
- Residents from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
- Out-of-state visitors who will sign The State of Maine Certificate of Compliance form at check-in stating that have quarantined for 14 days or have had a negative test for COVID-19 received within the last 72 hours of arrival in Maine. This is an honor system. Guests are NOT required to present proof of testing.
What can we tell you about what we are doing specifically here at The Puffin?
- Prior to your arrival, the room will have been thoroughly cleaned using EPA certified disinfecting products on both hard and soft surfaces – including door-knobs, light switches, remote controls.
- All linens will be new to your room. For the time being, we are removing decorative pillows from the room. You will see that we have added individual bottles of hand sanitizer and a small packet of disinfectant wipes. This is for your own additional peace of mind, as well as for you to use wherever you travel outside the inn.
The indoor common areas of the inn will continue to be cleaned daily and supplemented with multiple mid-day touch-ups, disinfecting wipe downs and the like. We’ve added stations throughout our common areas and near the front door where you’ll have access to sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer. We also have gloves and masks available upon request.
Indoor and outdoor tables will be available for guests to enjoy at their leisure. All multi-use items have been removed. Masks are required until you are seated a comfortable 6 foot distance from other guests.
- Coffee and tea service will begin at 7am. Coffee stations will be set up indoors and outdoors. The coffee and hot water air pots will be continuously cleaned and sanitized. Gloves and sanitizing wipes will also be available at the stations.
- Given the challenges and restrictions presented during this unprecedented time, we will not be serving breakfast at the Puffin Inn.
- Breakfast will be served next door at Raspberri’s Restaurant. You will find breakfast vouchers in your room upon arrival. Please present a voucher to your server each morning so that they know you are a Puffin Inn guest, and will not be charged for your breakfast.
Here are a few extra things we are doing to keep us all safe:
- In order to reduce the risk to both you and our staff, we will not be making up your guest room each day. If you would like fresh towels, please let us know We will bring you the items you need, placed outside of your door, along with bottles of water. We will be asking that you put trash or other items that need to be disposed in a bag by the door, as well.
We are striving for a contact free check-in process. We will send you another email a week before your arrival with a specific process outlined. As we learn what works and what doesn’t, we will be modifying how we go about this. Your feedback is welcome!
Things are changing every day so please stay tuned. As of now we can gladly report that Ogunquit is open for business!
The town, Perkin’s Cove, Ogunquit Beaches, the Marginal Way, Restaurants and Retail Shops are open with the required restrictions.
- Because of the narrowness of the path on the Marginal Way folks are required to wear a face covering at all times. On the beach visitors are asked to keep a social distance of 6 feet and/or wear a face covering when this is not possible, 12 feet is required between parties when sunbathing.
- Most businesses require visitors to wear face coverings, as well as posting signs that may limit the number of visitors to the store at one time.