Covid 19 Update:
February 27th, 2021; Lodge closure extended to March 26th.
Since the last update of this notice, things have not really changed regarding the average number of daily, new covid infections in B.C. After the ‘household only’ gathering restrictions were put in place in November, the daily rate dropped from up to 900 cases down to roughly 500, where it has basically remained, ever since. This is not considered good enough to lift restrictions by our provincial authorities, and the tone recently has been, ‘keep doing what you’re doing, the vaccines are doing their job, but we’re not there yet’.
Anyone who reads this post regularly will know that we have been setting tentative dates for re-opening, and then moving them further into the future, as restrictions remain in place. We feel that it is not possible for us to be in the business of getting ‘at risk’ people to travel unnecessarily and gather together, and take a responsible attitude towards the safety of our guests and staff at the same time. Being at the lodge involves gathering with people outside of your household whether you are staying or working here and we feel that the people that choose not to observe these guidelines must take some responsibility for the infection numbers remaining unacceptably high.
We will continue treating upcoming reservations the same way that we have been since the first shutdown, nearly a year ago. If your regular reservation is cancelled because we are not open, your space will be held for the following year and your deposit will be carried forward. If you are one of our guests who was booked in this year for ‘one year only‘ because you were in somebody’s place who chose not to travel, your deposit will be refunded.
We will be contacting everybody scheduled to arrive roughly two weeks ahead of time. We are also asking anybody that has already decided that they do not want to travel and will not be coming this season, to please let us know as soon as they have decided, even if it is a few months in the future. This will make it easier for our office to help other guests who would still like to come. We will re-book you for next year and your deposit will be honoured.
We believe that the current vaccination program will have positive results in the coming weeks and months and that we will be back in operation, starting with limited numbers and then fully, in the near future. Our sincere apologies go out to anyone who had a reservation that was cancelled due to our closure, but it was with your health and safety in mind.
The lodge may be physically made of logs but it is really built of the people who support us, either by coming and staying, or working to ensure that our guests experience the best hospitality they can. This pandemic has been tough on everyone we are hopeful that many of you are looking forward to a nice relaxing getaway here, when it is safely possible. Our gratitude goes out to you all.