Friday, February 3, 2012

Clean and Pet Friendly - Mutually exclusive?

Many guests are curious about our pet-friendly policy. We love animals - maybe too much, if I am being honest. That being said - as much as we love our guests' pets and our own - we love a clean lodge just as much.
We hear of hotels and motels that offer a designated "pet" room, usually the stinky carpet-stained room with which guests and their dogs are relegated. Smokers too.
Not so at the MGL! All of our rooms are pet-friendly! And while we realize there are guests that potentially won't stay with us due to extreme allergies to pet dander and/or aversion to animals - that's a small price to pay for all of the wonderful guests that come to us in large part because of our pet policy. And behavior? We experience great behavior by the dogs and their owners- after all - who would bring an ill-behaved pet on vacation and expect to have fun? Our guests are so grateful that they can travel with their pets that they bend over backwards to make sure they are not a problem.
In addition to our rooms accommodating pets -we also have a 20X40 kennel, with 6 ft tall chain link fence and a dog house for shelter - if you would rather leave your pets outside for awhile.
A fee is charged for pets - $10 per night, which includes a doggy goody bag and dog bed. Pet sitting and kisses are free!
Now - about that clean lodge. In a previous occupation, I owned and ran a cleaning service. Clean rooms are extremely important to us at the inn. We recently have invested in new Dyson vacuum cleaners - and they do not disappoint. So - after you check out - our clean team goes to work on every square inch of carpet, bedding and any other surface including the couches to make sure that all traces of your adorable Jack Russell or Labrador Retriever are eliminated and we are ready for the next guest.
Now that we have a new barn, my husband D'Arcy is building a corral and stalls for visiting horses. This is a new venture for us - so please call if you will be bringing a horse and we can discuss your needs.
Gotta run - Chloe is telling me she wants to go outside!