Art House Bed and Breakfast COVID-19 Policies

Art House Bed & Breakfast COVID-19 Policy



  • Reschedule your stay if you are sick or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

  • Practice social distancing (6 feet) from those not in your party.

  • Wear a face covering in shared spaces

  • Don’t pet the dog.


COVID-19 has inspired some creative changes at Art House Bed & Breakfast. Here’s what we’re doing to keep our guests and our family as safe as possible:


The Dining Room & Breakfast:

We’ve transformed our family-style dining room to have four individual cafe tables, one per room. We ask that you stagger dining room use when necessary to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from those not traveling in your party, including at breakfast, since mask-wearing and eating don’t go together.


A continental breakfast of muffins, scones, caramel rolls or some other tasty pastry will be available on each table after 7:30 a.m. (Feel free to enjoy it here, or take it down to the harbor or on a hike!) Individual coffee pots and locally roasted Fika coffee are provided for you to brew at your convenience. As the season gets underway we’ll keep experimenting, so if you have an idea or a request, let us know. Whenever we can, we’ll accommodate!


Each room has a designated mini fridge and microwave available in the dining room. The kitchen will no longer be available for guest use.


Other Shared Spaces:

As before, you are welcome to relax in the living room, on the deck, or around a campfire in the backyard-- while maintaining 6 feet of social distance from those not in your party. 

Please wear a mask when inside the B&B except when in your room or when eating. 


Cleaning Precautions:

In addition to our standard of cleanliness, all rooms will be aired out and sanitized between guests. High-contact areas such as the banister, light switches and door knobs will be sanitized daily using quaternary ammonium.


In order to allow for more time between guests, please check out by 10 a.m. and check in after 4 p.m. Before checking out we ask that you open the windows and turn on the ceiling fan.



We know our cat, Per, and dog, Blue, are really cute. But, per CDC guidelines, they can only be admired from afar. Since they have no respect for social distancing, it is up to you to be strong and resist! (Just picture 10-year-old Ennis snuggling his face in the cat’s belly or wrestling with the dog.)


Help Cook County Stay Healthy

Visit Cook County has put together this helpful info:

Please take time to visit local businesses’ websites as many, including grocery stores,  have shifted to being curbside only. See a comprehensive list of businesses here: