COVID-19 Response

We at The Rhett House Inn passionately believe this world is meant to be explored, but we feel you should do so in a safe manner. These are unprecedented times, so with safety for our staff and guests, we have temporarily suspended all buffet style amenities (cookies, ice tea, cheese and crackers, and nightly dessert), in addition, we have modified our breakfast offerings and style of service to “grab and go” options. All third party packages have been suspended, and our front desk hours of operation have been modified based on occupancy. Housekeeping for stay-overs are being done by request only. At the moment to ensure all rooms are properly cleaned and sanitized we are not allowing early check-ins or late check-outs. Masks are to be worn in the parlor, kitchen, dining room, at the front desk, and the verandas here at the Rhett House Inn. We are complying to the city ordinance; see below. When the time comes and it is safe to do so again, which it will, we will be ready to welcome everyone through our doors once more with the same amenities and deep south hospitality you are used to.

The City ordinance states:

1. For the purpose of this Ordinance, a “Face Covering” is a cloth or other type of masking device that covers the wearer’s nose and mouth.

 2. All persons entering any building open to the public in the City must wear a face covering while inside the building. 

  3. All restaurants, retail establishments of every description, salons, grocery stores, and pharmacies in the municipal limits of the City shall require their employees to wear a Face Covering at all times that the employees are in any area where the general public is allowed or when the employees must be in close proximity to one another. This requirement also applies to all persons providing or utilizing public or commercial transportation, including tours; and all businesses or employees while interacting with people in outdoor spaces, including, but not limited to, curbside pickup, delivery, and service calls.

 4. The following individuals are exempt from this Ordinance: any person who is unable to safely wear a Face Covering due to age or an underlying health condition, or who is unable to remove the Face Covering without the assistance of others; and any person traveling in a personal vehicle, or when a person is alone or is in the presence of only household members in an enclosed space, and people who are actively drinking or eating. This Ordinance does not relieve business establishments and restaurants from other social distancing requirements impose by the Governor’s Executive Orders.

Please note: The ADA does not have any rules that address the required use of face masks by state and local governments or private business owners.