Here is the answer to the big question–are we still accepting bookings for retreats? Absolutely! Here is a complete rundown of what you can expect for your Fall 2020 and Spring/Fall 2021 retreat at Asbury Hills!
Time and time again we hear from our retreat guests that they truly enjoy their time at Asbury Hills. We strive to offer the best Christian hospitality to our guests along with providing all they need for their retreat to go the best it possibly can. During this weird time our world is in, we want to reassure all of our guests (past, present and future) that we are still open for bookings and doing our best to keep everyone safe.
Here are a few things you can expect when you book your retreat:
Bonnie, our Reservation Specialist, will be sure to go over all new precautions and procedures along with our standard ones. She will be able to answer any of your questions and ensure your retreat is planned just how you need it.
You will need to encourage your guests to check their temperature and do their own symptom checks in the weeks and days leading up to your arrival. We ask that if you (or any in your group) have had any symptoms of COVID-19 as defined by the CDC, have been exposed to anyone who tested positive or you yourself tested positive for COVID-19 that you elect to stay home.
We will need to know your best estimate on number of people in your group. We want to ensure that we have the space for your group and that we can follow all cleaning procedures in preparation for your group.
You will be made aware of our standard symptom check that will happen upon your arrival to Asbury Hills. This is not only for the safety of our staff but the safety of you and your retreat group!
Once your retreat is booked and you arrive on property:
When your group arrives, you’re host will greet you. Each group has a host and they will ensure that you have all you need for the duration of your event.
Your host will conduct a symptom check. They will be checking for any COVID-19 symptoms as defined by the CDC. If anyone in your group is exhibiting any symptoms, they will not be allowed to stay. If someone in a car or van has any symptoms, everyone in the car or van will be asked to leave. This is to ensure the safety of everyone on our property!
You’ll then be directed to your clean and prepared lodging space and meeting area. These spaces are designated to one and only one group!
During your stay:
We ask that you continue to monitor your retreat group and if anyone starts exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms to leave property.
We ask that you practice social distancing and wear a face covering when social distancing is not possible. Just like all dining establishments in Greenville county, face coverings are required to enter our dining hall. It is not mandatory for guests to wear face coverings outside of the dining hall however we do encourage it. Our staff will be wearing face coverings at all times to ensure that you are safe and protected.
Your lodging and meeting spaces will have been deep cleaned prior to your arrival. There will be consistent cleaning in all high traffic areas.
Hand washing stations and hand sanitizer will be available. We do suggest bring your own hand sanitizer for your convenience.
When you leave our property:
We ask that you take all of your belongings. Lost and found will be limited.
If you are the leader for your group, please be sure to fill out the Retreat Group survey! We truly appreciate and value the feedback.
Continue to monitor your group for symptoms of COVID-19. We ask that if anyone in your group tests positive for COVID-19 up to two weeks after your stay at Asbury Hills that you contact our office.
We are doing our absolute best to still create a space set apart for retreat groups to truly reset and retreat from the busy world. We hope that your stay at Asbury Hills is the best it can be and we are doing all we can to keep you safe!
If you have any questions or are ready to book your retreat, feel free to call our office at 864.836.3711.