UPDATE: As of today, The Vagabond's House is pleased to announce that we are again accepting reservations for stays beginning from today forward. Barring any further drastic increases in transmission rates or depletion of ICU capacity in Monterey County hospitals, we are fully back to business as usual, with the following considerations:
UPDATE: Due to the Governor's extension of the previously named order, The Vagabond's House will remain closed to all but emergency and/or essential travel. We prefer to be open and providing you the service you have always enjoyed with us. For now, for the good health and safety of our community and staff, we will remain closed until further notice.
UPDATE: As of Saturday, December 12th, The Vagabond's House will not be accepting reservations for leisure travel if your travel dates fall between now and January 11 of 2021. Read the below update of 12.10.20 to understand the reasons for this update. Please call 831.624.7738 if you need our services for essential travel during these dates. Otherwise, please call or book online for any other future date.
Please consider making a donation to your local food bank. One in eight Americans did not have the food they needed last week, no thanks to Covid-19. With the money we are saving by not traveling this December, we might be able to make a difference.
UPDATE: As of Sunday December 13th at 10:00 PM, Monterey County (and therefore Carmel) goes under a County health department mandated Stay-At-Home order, which is scheduled to last at least until Monday January 11th. If transmission rates continue to rise and hospitals are full, the end date of the order will be pushed further out.
The driving force behind this order is to reduce the opportunities for transmission of the virus and seeks to keep the mixing of households down to a minimum and to restrict all non-essential travel within and outside of the county. The Monterey County order advances the December 3rd California Health Department’s Regional Stay-at-Home order for Monterey County and names that California Regional order for specifics. In reference to travel, the California Regional order states that, "except as otherwise required by law, no hotel or lodging entity in California shall accept or honor out of state reservations for non-essential travel, unless the reservation is for at least the minimum time period required for quarantine and the persons identified in the reservation will quarantine in the hotel or lodging entity until after that time period has expired”. This state travel restriction went into effect when “at least one Region has an adult ICU bed capacity of less than 15%” (currently Greater Sacramento, Southern CA and San Joaquin Valley). CA.gov further specifies that “additionally, hotels and lodging entities in a county under a Regional Stay Home Order cannot accept or honor in-state reservations for non-essential travel” and “ can only offer accommodation for COVID-19 mitigation and containment measures, treatment measures, accommodation for essential workers, or providing housing solutions, including measures to protect homeless populations”.
The Vagabond’s House is obligated to advise of the implementation of this order, however it has not been made clear to us how we are to determine if you are traveling for “essential” reasons. We are here for you if you need us, but please understand that by arranging accommodations with us for your essential travel, you should expect the following:
• You must abide by the same Covid-19 mitigation measures that we have in place.
• Our rooms have been stripped down to exclude all decorative items.
• Breakfast may be limited.
• There will be no interaction between the staff and our guests (no daily maid service and the office will remain closed beginning 12.11.20 but accommodations will be made to provide your room key upon arrival).
• Restaurants that remain open are restricted to take-out only.
• Some retail remains open, but limited to 20% capacity.
• Bars, wineries and tasting rooms will be closed.
• Beaches and parks remain open and outdoor activities are encouraged (without mixing of households).
• California, Monterey County and Carmel have fine-enforced face covering mandates in place. You must cover your mouth and nose when outside of your room or car.