Our new normal
2020 was (is still) a doozy of a year but we moved through it safely. Carl and Mandy opened both lodges in June and had many brave guests come visit. We hosted them without incident, of which we were immensely proud. We also learned what our guests want and what we need to include in our safety and cleanliness plans to ensure everyone’s wellbeing.
Here is our game plan:
Guest arrival into Alaska – As of October 1, 2o2o, guests who travel from outside of Alaska will be required to take a COVID-19 test within 72 hours from traveling. Our State of Alaska COVID information page is HERE. Our Anchorage office can assist you with the details of this process.
Our air transportation partner, Rust’s Flying Service, has a COVID-19 safety plan in place. In 2020, we required all guests to fly in private parties only. If this policy changes, we will post it here, so please continue to check back.
Cleanliness protocols at the lodges:
Moving forward, all staff must be tested Covid negative prior to working at the lodges. At Winterlake Lodge, the crew will not travel back and forth, instead stay at the lodge during the tenure of their contract. At Tutka Bay Lodge, we will test staff once a month to ensure they are negative for Coronavirus.
Our updated cleanliness protocols include the following enhanced cleaning processes:
Between guest stays, each cabin is thoroughly cleaned with anti-viral cleansers, including all high touch surfaces. We use environmentally safe products. A complete list of our cleaning products is available upon request.
Between guest stays, we use an anti-viral disinfectant fogger in all cabin spaces.
Between guest stays, we use an UV light to irradiate all surfaces.
Questions? Contact us, and let’s talk about it. Our wild spaces are the perfect retreat from these uncertain times. We hope you’ll come see for yourself!