COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT 6/15/20
To our beloved Brookside guests:
Summer at Baumann’s is a 99 year old tradition of good times spent with family and friends, making new memories and reminiscing about the old. Every summer new memories are made at the pool splashing around, playing games on the lawn, and dancing in the Rec Hall. Carefree in the country.
Over the past month we have reached out to our guests to share their thoughts about visiting Brookside amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. While some are eager to visit, others have expressed concerns about how our usual operations will be handled, with continued fear over risk of exposure. NYS health authorities have issued directives that make it very difficult for our guests to have the experience they know and love at Brookside: social distancing in public areas, wearing masks when in close proximity to others, reduced guest seating in dining or entertainment areas. We have struggled to devise a plan that meets both our state’s guidelines and the expectation of our guests for The Baumann’s experience.
It is with heavy hearts that we have made the difficult decision not to open for the 2020 season, our 99th year. We realize how disappointing this decision will be to so many of our guests. Please know that our primary concern is always the health, safety and happiness of our guests and staff. Under the current circumstances, we find it impossible to guarantee those ideals.
It will be very strange for our family this summer, not seeing our old friends at the resort. But we look forward to 2021 and our 100th year, filled with warm greetings and lots of hugs! We will be busy this summer doing projects and maintenance to keep Brookside going. Brookside will be ready to go in 2021 and we can’t wait to get back to providing amazing experiences and new memories for our loyal guests!
What happens next?
We will be in touch via email regarding existing reservations for this 2020 season- no need for you to call or email. You will be asked to fill out a Google form to let us know how to handle your reservation cancellation. You will be able to choose if you would like us to hold your deposit toward a reservation in 2021 or cancel the reservation and return the deposit. By completing this form you will not have to call or email us.
Please wait for this email (we will be sending out over the next 4 weeks) as we have a large volume of cancellations to process. After receiving your response, we will email you within 1-2 weeks, to confirm your changes.
Stay safe and we can’t wait to see you in 2021,
The Schreiber, Lewis & Reinhard Families
Welcome to Baumann’s Brookside
Celebrating our 99th year!
Our family welcomes you to Baumann’s Brookside summer resort, the perfect location for your special vacation or family reunion, located in the beautiful mountains of the Northern Catskills . Celebrating 99 years in business, 4th generation hosts serving 4th generation guests. Our family is onsite daily to meet all your vacation needs.
Come experience a little bit of nostalgia with all inclusive family meals, daily housekeeping services, rolling lawns and plenty of fun activities. Spend the evening in front of a crackling fire pit, dance the night away with our DJ, or star gaze with the kids.
Come and see all the great things that we have to offer you here at Brookside. On this site, you can find out about all of our activities, attractions, vacation packages, Spring and Fall weekends, all you can eat home cooked food and so much more. So take a look around and we hope to see you soon.
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