FAQ | Summer

You may have many questions as you prepare to travel again, and we want to help! We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions and answers. Didn't find your answer? Contact us by calling 866.585.8123.

Please be advised when visiting a public space, including Inn at Bay Harbor, risk of being exposed to COVID-19 does exist. Understanding that no reasonable efforts can entirely wipe out possibilities of a virus being transmitted, we remain committed to taking every step to help protect the safety of our associates and guests.

  • We have implemented a daily health screening for all associates reporting for work.  If an associate does not pass the screening, they will be sent home with pay.  We have created one entrance and exit point for associates and the screening takes place before entering the inner building.  If associates are feeling ill or taking care of an ill family member, they are instructed to stay home. We are continuing training on COVID-19 awareness and also advising of proper health etiquette, including limiting contact with eyes, nose, and mouth, and hand hygiene.  In our daily meetings, our teams are reminded that cleanliness starts with the simple act of proper hand hygiene. We are enforcing frequent handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable, and providing frequent breaks to wash stations and increased access to hand sanitizing stations. 

  • Guests ages 5+ who can medically tolerate a face covering and all resort associates are required by Michigan Executive Order to wear an adequate face covering when in any indoor public space (including lobbies, hallways, restrooms, restaurants, shops) and outdoor space when unable to consistently maintain a distance of six feet or more from individuals who are not members of your household.

    Children ages two years old and older are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering, pursuant to guidance from the CDC.When dining or vising any venue serving food and/or beverages, a face covering must be worn at all times except when actually eating or drinking. This includes while being seated, when ordering, and upon departure.

    When golfing, a face covering must be worn in the arrival/cart check-in area and golf shop, when interacting with any golf course personnel, and when visiting with any guests not in the group with whom you checked in. If distanced at least six feet from others, face coverings are not required while on the course or driving range.

    When visiting The Spa, a face covering must be worn in all areas of the facility including lobby, relaxation and locker areas, and treatment rooms. A face covering may be removed when face down during a massage and during facial or wet treatments.

    When biking and in areas where distancing six or more feet isn't possible, face coverings are required. If you do not have a face covering, please visit the Reception Desk and a mask will be provided to you.  

  • Yes, all associates are required to wear masks during their shifts.  In addition, many associates, including those in food and beverage and housekeeping, are required to wear gloves as appropriate and needed. 

  • We take standards for hygiene and cleanliness very seriously.  On a daily basis, we are working to ensure we meet the latest guidance.  We use cleaning products and protocols that are effective against a broad spectrum of viruses, including COVID-19:

    • Guest Rooms: We use cleaning and disinfecting protocols to clean rooms after guests depart and before the next guest arrives, with particular attention paid to high-touch items.  Sanitizing wipes are also available in room for guest use.

    • Public Spaces: We have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting in public spaces, with a focus on the counter at the front desk, elevators and elevator buttons, door handles, public bathrooms, and room keys.  We have added sanitizing stations throughout the resort for guest and associate use. 

    • Back of House: In the spaces where associates work "behind the scenes," we are increasing the frequency of cleaning and focusing on high-touch areas like associate entrances, locker rooms, laundry rooms, and staff offices.

  • Yes, cash is accepted at the resort, though credit cards and contactless payments are preferred whenever possible. 

  • We have implemented social distancing in all public areas and anywhere that lines form, including at the Reception and Concierge desks, between dining tables, at The Spa, golf courses, and other locations. 

  • Yes, you may have the max number of occupants as specified on our Accommodations pages.

  • There is not a limit on the number of vehicles you can bring for self-parking.  At the Crooked Tree Cottages, parking spaces in front of Cottages are limited.

  • When you book your reservation, a deposit is required. If you cancel outside of seven (7) days, you receive a refund minus a $10 administrative fee. If you cancel within seven (7 ) days, the deposit is non refundable. However, we will hold the deposit for one year so you can use it towards another stay.

  • You can cancel or alter your reservation through your confirmation email, or by calling our Reservations department at 866.585.8123.

  • Yes, Inn Kids is available with a modified schedule providing outdoor activities (weather permitting), Wednesday - Saturday afternoons.

  • Shuttle Service is not currently available.  

  • Valet parking is available for resort guests staying at the Inn at Bay Harbor.  

  • The Spa is open for all services.  For the health and safety of all guests, please maintain a social distance of six feet, do not enter if you are currently or have been recently sick, and per Michigan law, a face covering is required for entry and during your service unless advised otherwise by your therapist.  

  • The outdoor swimming pool and hot tub is now open and operating at a 50% capacity per Executive Order. Social distancing should be maintained and chairs are spaced appropriately. 

    Hand sanitizing stations are available within the pool area, and high-contact points are being frequently and thoroughly cleaned.

    Our pool and hot tub are maintained by CPOs to state guidelines using chlorine as the disinfectant, with electronic monitoring by Eco Lab. 

    For the enjoyment of all guests, please limit your time at the pool to two hours so others have an opportunity to enjoy the facilities while we operate within the mandated reduced capacities.  Seating is available on a first-come, first served bases; please do not save chairs for others who are not present in your party.  Thank you! 

  • Yes, the Fitness Center is open and available for guest use. Face coverings are required prior to and after your workout. We ask that guests utilize sanitizing wipes to disinfect equipment following use.

  • Yes, we are delighted to continue offering Concierge services to help you plan and make the most of your stay with us. 

  • Yes, we are delighted to continue offering Concierge services to help you plan and make the most of your stay with us. 

  • The Cabana Bar is open daily, noon-8pm.  For more information, visit https://www.cottagesatbayharbor.com/dining/cabana-bar.

  • Yes, we are serving a staff served buffet, as well as plated breakfasts with a variety of menu options.    

  • This offering is being evaluated for social distancing.  Please check back for updates.

  • Yes, upon reopening our full menus are available for takeout.  To place an order, please call:

    Vintage Chophouse | Wine Bar: 231.439.4051

    The Sagamore Room: 231.439.4059

    The Links Grille at Bay Harbor Golf Club: 231.439.4052  

    Curbside Pickup is also available at Vintage: 231.439.4058

  • Vintage serves dinner until 11pm, and offers bar service until midnight.