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The 2020 vacation season is finally getting started!
Are you Planning to visit Maine this season? Please be aware that the Governor of Maine’s current orders require that all adult visitors — from states other than Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and New Hampshire – will be required to sign and provide a state-issued Certificate of Compliance when checking into lodging in Maine certifying that you have complied with one of two options:
- Self-quarantine in your lodging on arrival (14 days or or the duration of shorter visits –you may not substitute prior quarantine time done in your home state) Note this info
- Beginning June 26th, out-of-state visitors may quarantine in commercial lodging establishments for 14 days. During the quarantine, visitors cannot go to places with other people like restaurants, stores, and grocery stores, or pick up take-out. A lodging establishment may arrange for take-out, delivery, or grocery services for the visitors.
- Visitors can leave their hotel room or campsite during these 14 days but only for limited outdoor activities such as hiking as long as they are not around other people.
- Visitors can come to Maine and quarantine for the length of their stay if it is less than 14 days
OR, to avoid the quarantine requirement:
TEST BEFORE YOU VISIT
- Confirm that you obtained in your home location a negative-results COVID-19 test within the previous 72-hours. Unfortunately testing in Maine is not readily available for non-symptomatic people, but the Governor suggests that efforts to expand access to testing is a priority and it may be sometime this summer after June 26th.
COMPLETE THE Certificate of Compliance
Residents of Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, new Jersey, New York and New Hampshire are exempt from the Governor’s orders and can book a visit of any length free from the quarantine-on-arrival- or- test order; because of the travel restrictions, the calendar for almost every cottage has many open weeks in June through October, but July and August are filling rapidly.
Please see the FAQ page provided by the State of Maine for more detailed info.
As you may know, specific policies related to the pandemic are staged over time month-by-month and and they are under constant analysis and may change at any time — please check here for the current policies before booking.
Acadia National Park is open and most of the island businesses are beginning limited operations.
As the current craziness subsides,the forests, mountains, lakes, and seashore of Acadia are remarkably healing. Explore our listings for a few minutes while you are here, bookmark the website, and contact us if you have questions. After the stress of the last several months you may wish to consider a vacation from your “lock-down” and get out into nature in the privacy of a vacation cottage in July, August or especially in the fall (Sept-Oct is a great time to be here in Acadia) — Of course, if someone in your party has tested positive for the virus — then they and all close contacts should stay in quarantine at home until testing clear and healthy again and enjoy dreaming about a vacation to Acadia in 2021 — we’ll be here and waiting for you and we can book most properties now for next season).
OUR CURRENT Cancellation Policy:
For bookings done after June 9 our usual “strict” policy will apply: refunds of prepayments will not be available for any reason, (if cancelled dates are re-booked refund of prepayments may be provided less a $50 cancellation fee).Because we need reasonable time to re-book cancelled dates and despite the inconvenience of the Governor’s travel restrictions, No refund is available for last-minute cancellations 30 days or or less before check-in date.
Bookings secured before June 9 may be eligible for refund of prepayments less the $50 fee if cancelled (for COVID-related reasons) more than 30 days from the check-in date.
To minimize financial losses to owners, guests and ACR we encourage guests who are seeking cancellations due to the pandemic to consider a change of dates to later in the 2020 season or perhaps to the 2021 season; most owners will agree to date changes and prepayments are transferable. We will announce here whatever info we can about the current situation (See this helpful FAQ page)–
Acadia National Park. is now open and most local businesses an restaurants plan be open for your visits to this beautiful island in July, August, September, and October, (with common-sense precautions such as mandatory masks in public and distance-spacing), Acadia
If uncertain about your travel plans, we suggest you consider “cancel-for-any-reason” Travel Insurance,
Our interest is in protecting and preventing health and financial harm to you, our clients, and to property owners support staff and all who participate in in a thriving vacation rental business here in Bar Harbor, on Mt Desert Island and in Acadia National Park. In addition to declining booking requests by symptomatic or COVID-19-tested-positive parties, we will also, of course, be requiring thorough cleaning and disinfecting procedures in all properties (each of our owners handle cleaning standards for their particular property).
Thanks for your cooperation in dealing with this unprecedented situation. We truly are “all in this together”.
Our best to you,
Tom & Alan