The Newest Guests at the Bayside Resort

The Newest Guests at the Bayside Resort

While we all were staying in our homes during the COVID-19 outbreak, two guests were apparently searching for a new one. In the early Spring, two Ospreys nested on a newly constructed waterfront Osprey condo right in front of the Bayside Resort on Lewis Bay! Our staff has affectionately named the birds ‘Oscar’ and ‘Wilma’ and have been closely monitoring their activity since they nested. We can’t wait to share with you educational and scenic views of these beautiful animals. How lucky we are to have a front row seat to one of Cape Cod’s most revered birds!

 

Oscar and Wilma have been observed searching for fish throughout the salt marsh daily, and are excellent hunters. They circle high in the sky flying on steady wing beats and bowed wings until they view their prey. You can often clearly see a catch in their talons as one of them carries it back to the nest with a naked eye. The salt marsh offers the perfect habitat for them as it offers shallow waters with an abundance of wildlife for them to prey on.

 

Our hope is to set a live camera feed to add to our website, where our guests will be able to monitor the bird at all times of the day. The camera would be located on the South side of the Hotel, facing the bay. We are taking all necessary precautions not to disturb the birds as they have recently mated. Here at the Bayside, we strive to be good environmental stewards of our neighboring Salt Marsh as it is a critical ecosystem for all types of wildlife. Though we are eager to view and learn about these animals, we understand the importance and responsibility of ensuring these birds remain undisturbed and safe from human interaction.

 

More photos will follow with any updates on Oscar and Wilma as we await their new arrivals… We hope you’ll join us in appreciating these birds right from our beach or the outdoor pool! Don’t forget to bring your camera and binoculars! Please send us any pictures that you take during your stay with us! Osprey@baysideresort.com

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We are a locally owned and managed property with the all amenities of the newest chain hotels plus the look, feel and charm of Cape Cod. We offer a variety of Vacation Experience Getaways that will make your visit both fun and memorable!

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We are working hard to create the safest and best guest experience within this changing landscape!

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we want to do our part to help keep our community and our employees safe.  We are following all of the local and federal recommendations and guidelines. We have made the following adjustments to our business practices and offerings to keep all of our guests safe. We will continue to make changes and adjustments to provide the best guest experience as we move forward.

What to expect during your stay...

Low Contact Check-In / Check-Out – There is no need to sign any documents, simply come to the desk to slide your card and pick up your keycards. At check-out, let us know when you’re leaving, leave your keys in your room, and we’ll email you a receipt.

 

No Daily Housekeeping – Please call the Front Desk with requests, and items can be picked up or delivered to your room. Please let us know if you need any employee assistance.

 

Breakfast – Full Breakfast is available daily from 7 – 10am. Masks are required when not seated. Enjoy breakfast in your room or socially distanced seating is available in multiple areas of our lower level common areas.

 

Indoor Pool – Open 9am – 11pm with limited capacity. We ask that during peak periods, families limit their use to 30 minutes.  Please sign in at the Front Desk prior to entry. Our hot tub and saunas are currently closed.

 

Outdoor Pool – Closed until May

 

Family Fun Center & Fitness Center – Open 7am – 10pm with limited capacity. Masks are required.

 

Moby Dick Pub – Open Friday 5pm – 11pm & Saturday 12pm – 11pm.  Masks are required when not seated.

 

Bellyfloppers Pool Bar – Closed Until May.

 

Local Restaurants – Open for dine in and take-out. Please call ahead for specifics.

What we're doing to keep you safe...

Hygiene Protocols – We have added more sanitation stations for employees and guests throughout the property. Our staff is wearing PPE for your protection.

 

Staff Training and Screening – We have provided the most up to date information and training on policies and procedures on keeping both employees and guests safe. This includes daily self-screening at home including temperature and symptom checks.

 

Cleaning and Disinfecting – All Guestrooms and public areas are cleaned and sanitized with hospital-grade disinfectants. We have removed many non-essential items from guestrooms. We have increased the frequency of sanitizing surfaces that are being touched, especially our entrance doors, lobby, door knobs, stair rails and counters.

 

Social Distancing – We expect guests to self-police themselves. As much as possible, we have made more space to allow for guests to maintain safe distances.

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Do guests need to wear masks?
Masks are currently required in Massachusetts in indoor public areas. Masks are not required when seated for breakfast, however, they must be worn when ordering.  Masks are not required in the Moby Dick Pub when seated. Masks are not required in the Indoor Pool when seated or swimming. We do recommend the use of masks in any area that customers cannot maintain social distancing recommendations. Don’t worry, if you forgot or lost your favorite fashionable mask, we have disposable ones available complimentary! Bayside employees are required to wear masks and or are behind glass barriers.

 

Do we accept cash as payment?
We prefer credit cards, but yes, we do accept cash.

 

Will our bars be open?
The Moby Dick Pub is currently open Fridays, Saturdays, and Holiday and Vacation periods until 11pm. A light menu is available which can be enjoyed on-premises or for take-out.  Guests are welcome to take their food or beverages and enjoy them anywhere on the property including the pool areas, patio, beach, fire pit, hospitality room, and guestrooms. 

 

What hotel amenities can we use?
Fitness Center, Indoor Pool, Family Fun Center and Breakfast Room are open with limited capacity. We have made efforts to make more space to allow guests to social distance. We expect guests to be considerate and self-police themselves. We reserve the right to close any area that we feel is overcrowded or unsafe.

 

What should we do if we feel uncomfortable?

We understand that these are uncertain times and that people have different worries and concerns. We ask that customers are considerate to others and self-police themselves. We appreciate customers telling us their concerns and suggestions, and we will do our best to address them. If at any time a customer feels uncomfortable or changes their mind about staying, we will offer a full refund for the unused portion of their stay with no questions asked.

 

What is your cancellation policy? 

We have updated our Cancellation Policy to No Fees if you cancel by 6pm Day of Arrival when you Book Direct. (Exception: Whirlpool Suites must be canceled by 6pm – 1 day prior to arrival.)  Please Note: If your reservation was booked through a 3rd party such as Expedia, Hotels.com., Booking.com, Groupon, etc… You must change or cancel your reservation directly through their website and are subject to their terms and conditions.

 

I’m Traveling from out of state, can I still stay at the hotel?

Yes. Visitors from low-risk States have no current restrictions.  Visitors from high-risk states are required to fill out a Massachusetts Travel Form on-line prior to arrival.