Ohio State Parks and Great Ohio Lodges Updates

Great Ohio Lodges Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) continues to operate in accordance to guidance from the Ohio Department of Health and Governor Mike DeWine in the wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Ohio. We want to assure our guests that we are monitoring the situation closely and doing all we can to protect our staff and the public.

As our state, nation, and the world continue to adapt to the changing realities in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is our goal to regularly, consistently share changes that may affect your current or future plans to visit our Great Ohio Lodges. Learn more about our enhanced safety procedures in the video above. We’re working around the clock to provide you and your loved ones a clean, worry-free stay.  

Our lodges, cabins, restaurants and pools are open as of June 5, 2020. View all the Ohio State Parks Lodges.

Our Cancellation Policy

Our cancellation policy has been altered to accommodate changes in travel plans. We are committed to ensuring a positive experience and flexibility as needed during these challenging times. Please contact the the individual lodge to cancel or change your reservation.

Additional Safety Measures

Here is a snapshot of just some of the extra measures we are taking to provide a safer environment:

Sanitization & Environmental

  1. Additional surface and environmental sanitizing measures within guestrooms, public spaces, dining areas, conference areas and recreation areas with emphasis on common touchpoint surfaces and gathering areas.
  2. Hand sanitizer stations are positioned throughout common gathering areas, and sanitizing wipes are available in guestrooms and dining/ conference areas. (When available, based on supply chain.)
  3. Minimization of select items within guestrooms with increased “by request” availability. You may see fewer items in your room in order to streamline sanitization practices, however, any items that have been removed are always available upon request.
  4. When possible, increase the “rest time” of vacant rooms between departures and new arrivals to let the air settle and increase the effectiveness of sanitization procedures.
  5. Modified stayover service of guestrooms in order to maximize social distancing and minimize the need for team members entering your hotel room.

Social Distancing

  1. Signage throughout the hotel and recreational facilities reminds everyone of the importance of practicing social distancing and proper hygiene.
  2. Modified capacity signage at common gathering areas indicating updated capacity expectations for the ability to effectively practice social distancing.
  3. Addition of social distancing floor spacing signage at common line-up and gathering areas.
  4. Modification of payment acceptance procedures throughout the property to encourage less overall contact and less potential for cash exchange while facilitating more ease of distancing.
  5. Modified regulation of recreational amenities to better facilitate social distancing expectations.

Dining & Conference Facilities

  1. Modified conference and social gathering set-up abilities in order to better facilitate social distancing – regardless of the nature of the event.
  2. Increased spacing of seating throughout dining areas and lounge areas.
  3. Select service items typically kept out and available to guests are minimized. These items are always available upon request.
  4. Updated menu offerings and serving styles for conference and social gatherings which limit common guest touchpoints as well as the need for gathering in close proximity (buffets, stations).
  5. Added attendee screening guidelines and related assistance provided to conferences and social gatherings.

Team Member Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Hygiene & Screening

  1. Additional PPE in use by team members, front and back-of-house, along with additional training on proper use of newly added PPE and retraining on use of prior existing PPE.
  2. Continual supervisory monitoring of team members regarding health code compliance, use of PPE and hygienic practices (proper handwashing, facial contact and more).
  3. Clear barriers installed at select common interaction areas.
  4. Supervisor screening process of team members upon start of work shifts regarding hygiene, use of PPE and potential health concerns.

What We Ask of Our Guests

  1. If you feel ill, avoid traveling. Book in advance, if possible. Planning ahead will help us ensure the health and safety of you and our staff.
  2. Limit lobby check-in to one person per group.
  3. Face masks or coverings are encouraged, but not required.
  4. Follow social distancing signage noted throughout the building.
  5. Pool area occupancy varies pending city/state mandates on people per square foot. Check with the front desk on pool availability—playtime reservations may be required.
  6. Additional social distancing, health, and safety measures will be discussed upon your arrival.

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