& OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
As the virus spreads it will begin to impact more and more areas of our life. This message is to serve as assurance that we are actively monitoring the situation as it relates to recreational activities, and following all recommendations by the government and health care professionals.
During the off-season our first line of defense is that our accommodations see many days between guests. Non peer-reviewed studies on Covid-19 have suggested a “surface life” upwards of three days, dependent on the surface material. It is common for our Cabins to be empty from Sunday morning until Friday afternoon. Should an accommodation be required sooner than three days, we have begun to implement an enhanced cleaning procedure which includes supplementing our standard cleaning with Isopropyl Alcohol treatments on higher risk items in our cabins such as door handles, light switches, etc. Any accommodations with hot tubs are having them emptied between every guest with fresh water and new chemicals. Common areas such as restrooms are being given frequents wash downs and end-of-day sanitation procedures.
As the weather improves and our guest traffic increases we will scale our response accordingly. This will include:
· Training for our staff, with ongoing reinforcement on a regular basis.
· Guidelines for our guests to help keep themselves and others at low risk.
· Clearly defined procedures for effective cleaning and disinfection.
· Easy access to hand sanitizing products for our guests.
· Community based efforts to keep public washrooms clean i.e. access to cleaning supplies.
· Quick response to spills, trash, or other situations.
Maintaining an open dialogue regarding this issue is crucial to us. As more options for enhancing the safety and well-being of our guests come available we will pursue them.
2020 Summer Bookings
Here we go! Boys and girls get ready for booking the 2020 season. Starting January 14th at 8 am you will be able to reserve all of our cabins and campsites at Blue Lake Resort. Except Rustic Cabin 5. You can't book Rustic Cabin 5 because.... well it won't exist anymore. Stay tuned for an explanation why!
LIFE CAN BE VERY TAXING
You're probably not going to be thrilled with this so I'm just going to come out and say it. We are going to have a new tax of 2% starting October 1st. It is referred to as the MRDT, and although this tax is new to us, it's very well known in the hospitality industry. It was first introduced in 1987, and if you want to know more about what it is please
click here. This tax is going to be introduced to every hotel accommodation in the Fraser Canyon and Hope. It will only apply to our cabins.