Post-Pandemic Reunions: Tips for Gathering Safely
The list of missed opportunities is finally coming to an end. It has been a long year of social distancing, lockdowns, quarantines, and canceled get-togethers. But as summer approaches, there will be tons of opportunities to reconnect.
We, like many others, are anticipating a huge increase in family gatherings, friends’ get-togethers, and parties of all shapes, sizes, and themes. So how can we plan for a big summer while also staying safe and healthy?
Let’s talk about some great tips for gathering safely in 2021.
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Choose Venues and Vacation Spots Wisely
Restrictions are being lifted from a lot of establishments, states (including Texas), and more. Even so – no one wants to get sick at a reunion or other gathering!
That’s why choosing a destination or venue with open spaces and clear COVID guidelines is really important. And if you’re looking for a spot in the Texas Hill Country to host a small wedding, family reunion, company picnic, or even just a friendly gathering of people you haven’t gotten to see since quarantine started, Cypress Creek Cottages is the perfect place for you and your loved ones.
Safety and cleanliness have always been a priority here. Cypress Creek Cottages is equipped to handle large group vacation rentals – we have 12 cabins that can house up to 53 people total. Each cabin is its own separate space, which makes social distancing a breeze.
We also have an outdoor pavilion area that is perfect for your reunion, birthday, bachelor, or bachelorette party, or a corporate retreat. For those summer outings, we also have fans in the pavilion to keep your guests cool.
All of this is set in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, just a short walk or car ride to all of the best shopping, food, and nature activities in Wimberley!
But no matter where you choose to hold your family gathering or reunion, it’s important to see what kind of space and amenities the venue holds – and you should always double-check with the venue on their current COVID restrictions. With some careful planning, you can have a “normal” gathering in many places this summer.
Follow CDC Guidelines and COVID Best Practices
Though it’s easy to focus on the excitement of being able to host post-pandemic reunions again, to go out and do things more freely in public again, the CDC still advises that you proceed with caution in everyday matters, and when you’re traveling. They have great resources on what steps you should be taking to keep yourself and those around you safe this summer.
And of course, one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family is to get vaccinated, as the CDC says they will relax COVID guidelines for those who have received the vaccine.
Book Early and Do Your Research
Because the guidelines above are likely to continue to evolve throughout this year and beyond, make sure you are doing your research. Do you need proof of vaccination before you take that plane ride? Is the area you are headed to restricted in any way, from mask-wearing to shortened business hours?
Take some time to look into the COVID-related logistics of your vacation so you don’t face issues when you get there. Vacation time is for spending time with your loved ones and reconnecting while you relax and rejuvenate – you don’t want your reunion ruined by problems that could’ve been prevented.
There is one more thing you’ll want to do – book early. Last year at this time, travel prices (gas, room rentals, and airfare) were extremely low. But now, many of us are making up for that lost time, which means demand for travel accommodations is high, and prices will be too.
Make plans in advance if you can, so you can make sure you don’t miss out. Many places, Cypress Creek Cottages included, are going to be fully booked much quicker than normal. Booking early can also save you a bit of money.
Hold Your Post-Pandemic Reunions At Cypress Creek Cottages
Make up for lost time by planning some big family and friend gatherings at Cypress Creek Cottages. Your family reunion will be the best event of the year when you hold it at CCC, with luxury cabins and a gorgeous outdoor gathering area complete with heaters, fans, and lights for parties that go well into the wee hours!
Choose one of our 12 private cottages – each with a private deck/patio, grill, and hot tub. Take a look at our availability to book your holiday stay – cabins are filling up fast! All cottages offer access to Cypress Creek with several cottages located directly on the creek.
Worried about planning a stay with COVID-19 still hanging around? Cypress Creek Cottages will make sure your stay is socially distanced and safe.