By Tim Knapp, owner
If you’re like me, since this whole pandemic started, you’ve been going a little stir crazy. I’ve been trying to think of things I could do to get myself out of the house without myself or my family at risk. It’s important to stay sane. One of those things for me has been going fishing (I’m gonna do a future post on fishing at River’s Edge—keep your eye out for it!). But it’s not easy to figure what’s actually safe and what’s not. If you’re truly serious about Covid-19 and trying to heed the warnings about minimizing human interaction, it can be pretty tough to find good ways to take a meaningful break.
More and more people are finding that simply getting in a car together and driving a few hours is more attractive than ever. I know I have. Part of the attraction of fishing for me, here in Nashville where I live, is that if I go fishing I have to go for a little drive. It gets me out of the house and into nature.
In the first days of the pandemic, back in March, we were wondering how the lock-downs and stay-at-home orders would effect us. It’s been a scary time for a lot of folks, and small businesses like ours and those of many other folks have had to face a lot of uncertainty. But as I was thinking it through, I realized that as far as social-distancing was concerned, our place was perfect. Each of the cabins are located at a good distance from each other, and it’s very possible to spend a whole weekend at River’s Edge without interacting with a single soul. I realized it’d be possible for guests to come still come to our place, and get some much-needed distance from their quarantine-lives.
At River’s Edge we’re taking the extra precautions of super-disinfecting and limiting human interaction. Our guests don’t have to interact with anyone while here from check-in to check-out. This has enabled us to stay open in as safe a manner as possible, and at the same time continue to provide a relaxing place for guests to reconnect, rejuvenate, and simply get some time outside their own houses!
In the past month or so, more people than ever are coming to get away. During April, even in the midst of this pandemic, we had a record number of bookings. Of course many have had to put off their getaway—and we understand! We want our guests and our staff to be safe, and we’ve tried to relax our cancellation policies in light of the virus.
Like everybody else, we want this to be over as soon as possible and for life to get back to normal. In the mean time we hope you all stay safe and well. If you do choose to come hang out here—or at any of the many other options in our area—please be safe and limit engagement with other guests. We want everyone to get through this safe and well, both our loved ones and yours. Meanwhile: we’re still open for business!
Wishing you all the best,
You may check availability and book anytime online at riversedgecottages.com, or call 580-244-7296.