September 8th 2020
2020 ….. What a Year to remember!
The Lakeside Resort, an Okanagan Classic, in Oliver, BC
will be Open this Summer for it’s 83rd (we think) Year!
The manageable safety of our loyal Guests and Staff is the singular driver of our actions.
We extend a warm Oliver Hello to our loyal Lakesiders.
We’re safe and busy in Oliver. We hope your family is managing well. Of course, not all are, so to those Lakeside families, we offer our sincerest best wishes until things are again manageable for you too. We’re lucky and proud to be Canadians. BC’s Chief Health Officer, Bonny Henry, has been an inspirational voice and while we await final guidance, we know, thanks to her, that the world hasn’t ended. Here in Oliver, we’ve been working extra hard, envisioning how to deliver a famous Lakeside Holiday (with Crazy Covid 2020 in mind). It’s been remarkably heartwarming that the phones haven’t slowed and bookings continue as both new and old Lakesiders seek a rejuvenating holiday with us.
OK, here are the details of what your 2020 Lakeside Holiday will look like:
Here’s what we can do:
Provide you a rejuvenating holiday (not quite normal but still a Lakeside Holiday!) We’re all in this together. First and foremost is a common agreement, by all of us and all of you, that we and our kids will respect our neighbor’s “space” in ways that may not be entirely the normal Lakeside way. It’s not hard to imagine the “new normal”. And it’s not hard to imagine it will work just fine. The Lake is waiting! We have developed an effective and socially distanced plan for all our outside common areas. We are Doubling our cleaning regimens to all our common facilities. We will provide streamlined, contactless Check-in and Check-out procedures. We will still be able to provide you with Ice, Fresh Free Filtered Water for your water bottles and Loonies for your showers (if you forget them at home).
Here’s some amenities we know WE CAN’T provide you this year: Bring BBQs, books, puzzles, games, and boats from home, as we will be unable to offer these services. No off-site visitors will be permitted as we keep our numbers under control at all times!
Note for our Hotel guests– due to COVID guidelines and the recommended 3 hour window before staff can enter your room after Check-out… We will clean and sanitize your room thoroughly.
Check-in time will be adjusted (from 2:00) to 4:00 pm for hotel guests.
Note for our Camping Guests– for those of you with RV’s, if you prefer not to make use of our campground washrooms and wish to use your onboard bathroom instead, we have arranged for a septic service contact to drain your RV tanks. This service, if used, will be at each camper’s expense.
As you can imagine, we must make some more “social” space so we are increasing “empty space” for comfortable and safe gatherings at the lakefront. We are reducing a few of our beachfront camping sites and while we know that these are very popular, we have a rational approach to accommodate you all!
So what do we need from you?? An email or phone call if you have any further questions.
Thank-you so much!! Sally, Paul, Dawn and the staff of
The Lakeside Resort
The Lakeside Staff and Management.