We are open and can't wait to see you!
Updated January 15, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to read the following information. It is important to us that you know what to expect when you are at East Hill Farm.
At East Hill Farm we know how important traditions are to you and we have made every effort to keep our traditions in place as we follow guidance from state and federal agencies including the CDC and governor’s office to keep us all safe.
Before you leave home:
We are looking forward to seeing you all, but if you are not feeling well or have been exposed to COVID-19, please choose to visit us at a later date.
Following the state guidelines for lodging, we are able to welcome residents from New England states with no restrictions.
Pursuant to the Governor of New Hampshire’s Emergency Order 27, all registered guests must attest that they are not exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19. Additionally, registered guests checking in must provide a New England driver’s license as proof of residency. For non-New England guests, they must attest that they have quarantined* at home for 10 days. Guests cannot have traveled by public transportation.
*The definition of quarantine in this instance means that the person or people registering to stay at this lodging facility means only going out for essential items and when outside of the home maintaining social distancing and wearing face masks when within less than 6 feet of another person.
Out-of-state first responders and healthcare workers who use PPE as part of their daily work are exempt from the isolate-at-home portion of this requirement. Guests that are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and more than 14-days have passed since receiving the second dose of approved COVID-19 vaccine, as well as guests that have previously tested positive for active COVID-19 infection (by PCR or antigen testing) in the last 90 days are exempt from quarantine requirement. If guests had a previous infection that was more than 90 days ago, you must still follow all quarantine requirements.
Please bring your own masks or face coverings as they are required when you are in locations where you are within 6 feet of others, at all scheduled activities and when walking about the property.
What to expect when you arrive:
There is a health screening for all guests upon arrival. You will need to self-certify that all members of your party do not have any symptoms of or known exposure to COVID-19.
Please have only one person in your party come in for the initial check in to sign in and pick up your keys, egg cartons and activity schedule. We have clear markings for social distancing in the office area and other public places.
Masks are required at all scheduled activities, coming in and out of the dining room and when walking about the property.
Social distancing is encouraged in public living rooms and other common areas. You can gather with your family and friends outside and on porches throughout the property. Please bring your own games and puzzles as we feel it is not possible to disinfect ours between each use.
The indoor pool and hot tub are open with social distancing and sign up. You can sign up for the pool upon arrival. Please bring your own beach towels for pool use. At this time, sauna is closed.
There are miles of trails to hike and plenty of space to spread out and enjoy nature. The animals are in the barn just waiting for you to visit. You will be able to collect chicken eggs, milk the cow and feed the animals.
Our recreation program is up and running! We are offering as many outdoor activities as possible, so bring your cold weather clothes, bundle up and enjoy some time outside! We will do crafts and other activities in the dining room where we are able to socially distance. There may be some activities that we will not be able to do this year and we are making every effort to include activities in which we can incorporate safety and social distancing. Please wear a face covering to all scheduled activities for the protection of our staff and guests.
What we are doing to promote guest and staff safety:
In guest rooms we are following CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting the rooms between guests. You may notice fewer items in your room and public spaces as we are trying to limit decorative items and some decorative bedding. If you need more bed coverings, just ask and we will provide them for you.
All common areas are cleaned and disinfected throughout the day following CDC guidelines. Hand sanitizer is located throughout the property for guest and staff use.
Dining room tables are spaced 6 feet apart to allow for social distancing. You will not be surprised to learn that due to social distancing guidelines, you may not be able to sit in your usual spot or with a large group in the dining room this year. We will seat guests with their immediate family and ask that you wear your mask when coming in and out of dining areas. Due to state guidelines, table size is limited to 10 which can include up to 6 adults.
In the barn we also have guidance for social distancing where necessary. The barn common areas are disinfected throughout the day. We ask you to be conscientious about your hand washing before and after you interact with the animals. There is a sink and hand sanitizer in the barn.
Our staff has a daily health screening and they wear masks whenever they are working within 6 feet of guests or other staff.
If you have a reservation and are unable to come due to restraints around COVID-19, you can transfer your deposit to another time or have your deposit refunded. You can transfer to the same dates for 2022 if you have a deposited reservation for 2021.
Our office is open daily from 8:30am to 8:30pm and we are taking future reservations for fall and beyond. If you make a deposit on a new reservation and we are closed due to COVID-19, you can transfer the deposit to another stay or get your deposit back in full.
Wishing the best to you and your family. See you soon!
Sheri, Jimmy, Marshall, Jamie, and Jennifer