Heather Mountain Lodge has taken a proactive approach to manage the impact of the uncertainty that has been created by COVID-19, by making the decision to suspend operations for this summer (2020). With no known specific date of when the risk of the virus spreading will end and when travel and gathering restrictions will be lifted, our operations team and our wedding guests were left in a difficult position of taking on the significant job of planning for their events without even knowing if we would be able to gather for these events. We want to host events that are memorable for all the right reasons, and during these times we do not feel like anyone was able to do this. So we decided to suspend operations sooner than later to give anyone that wants to make alternative plans, the time to do so and to relieve the stress of those who are facing difficult times due to health or financial impacts. Approximately half of our wedding parties are deferring to 2021, all others have been fully refunded.
Now that we have turned our focus to the future, we are planning for a strong 2021. Our 2021 winter heli-skiing season is already booked over 50% with returning guests. The 2021 summer is also booking fast due to the deferral of 2020 weddings and new bookings. We are also excited about promoting our newly renovated guest rooms and the future launch of our guided hiking programs in Glacier National Park. We hope you will be able to join us in 2021 to celebrate life in the wide-open spaces of the mountains in small intimate groups of people who share a passion for the wilderness. Until then stay healthy and know that there is a future worth celebrating.
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