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As of June 5th, 2020, ATA Lodge has been given a green light to open this season by the State of Alaska - albeit with all associated risks and challenges. We have offered our guests the option to come as planned or reschedule given the potential threat of COVID19. Most have chosen to reschedule leaving weeks that were full two years in advance almost empty this season.  This offers an unprecedented opportunity to come up this year for the intrepid angler who has assessed the risks and would still like to come.   We have: Great King Salmon weeks open, Great Chum and Pink Salmon weeks open, Great Multi-Species weeks open, Great Silver Salmon weeks open, Great late season Trout weeks open.   We are only offering a maximum of 8 spots a week to allow for social distancing. The season will go through September 13th. We are offering a COVID19 special "no risk" deal to try and fill all available empty spaces last minute.  As I have said, we are only offering a maximum of 8 spots a week, each week of the season through September 13.  I love the smaller more intimate weeks we rarely ever have during a normal season.  The quality of fishing experience and overall Alaska experience will be unparalleled this year.   So what do we mean by "No Risk" special booking terms?  Well, for THIS season only, on all NEW bookings ONLY after June 5, 2020 we are changing our booking policy as follows: 1)  Any new booking will have a 100% return policy on deposits paid after June 6 2)  The deposit required will be dropped to 25% (normally 50%).  3)  Full payment of the balance will be due 2 weeks before travel (normally 60 days before travel). This balance payment will also be 100% refundable. 4)  Or clients will have the option if they can’t come this season due to COVID19, to roll their booking over to any available week 2021 (although we can not guarantee that the same week will be available) at no extra cost of a penalty to them. This special offer can NOT be applied to any existing booking or booking beyond the 2020 season. Everyone will be required to acknowledge the special risks associated with travel this year and sign a special COVID19 waiver assuming responsibility for their decision to come to ATA Lodge. We are prepared to offer discounts in some cases for some weeks depending upon availability or the size of the group wishing to come. Please email us at atalodge.wayne@gmail.com to discuss what week you may be interested in and details related to your specific inquiry.   Please feel free to forward this special opportunity along to anyone you know who may be interested in this offer.  We hope to see you up at ATA Lodge this season!
As Americans are managing life with the Coronavirus, the travel industry is continuing to come back.  Hotels and travel destinations in many parts of the country are open in anticipation of travelers ready to throw off their cabin fever and venture out.  Your plans may be for a weekend get away to a cozy bed and breakfast, or perhaps a fishing trip to catch that “big one” that won’t get away this time. Maybe it’s a camping trip full of hiking adventures with stunning vistas, or possibly you would rather walk through America’s glorious past by taking in all the amenities offered in any of hundreds of museums?  How about a week’s stay at a ranch out west?  Whatever your travel desires are, your options are plentiful and, more importantly, clean, safe and following all CDC guidelines for Coronavirus.  Each week we will feature travel options to help make your vacation choices easy. Resorts, Inns and Bed & Breakfasts: Want a getaway location with grounds to explore and activities to enjoy? Deer Ridge Mountain Resort in Gatlinburg, Tennessee is open and ready for your visit! Perhaps the wide open places in Montana are calling you? Stay at Nez Perce Motel in Wisdom, with rooms cleaned to CDC expectations and rest assured that you have a clean, comfortable place to retreat after seeing all the wonderful sites. Inn on the River in Trempealeau, Wisconsn calls to those who are looking for a relaxing getaway.  You will love the spectacular views of the Mississippi River from each of the rooms. Cabins, camping & RV Resorts: If the great outdoors are calling, the campground and RV resorts are…wide open! If you’re looking for that outdoor experience without having to set everything up, we also have recommendations for cabins that are ready to go.  From the desert west, to the charm of the south, and to the grandeur of the northeast, our featured facilities have all the sought after amenities. Connecticut: River Bend Campground – Oneco Idaho: Sleep’s Cabins – Sagle Michigan: Cranberry Lake Campground – Marcellus South Dakota: Kick Stands Campground & Venue – Sturgis West Virginia: Germany Valley Overlook Cabins – Riverton HUNTING & FISHING: Alaska is stunning this time of year!  ATA Lodge in King Salmon offers not only premier fishing, but the thrilling experience of viewing the bears in the wild! THINGS TO DO AND ENTERTAINMENT: While traveling, more than places to stay, you will find places open that provide things to do an entertainment for travelers and locals alike.  In Washington Olympic Game Farm in Sequim, get “face-to-face” with the animals interacting with them from your vehicle. In Port Gamble, you can attend a socially distanced event (or perhaps a wedding?) at Port Gamble Weddings and Events. If you are headed to all the excitement of Branson, be sure to take in the award winning All Hands on Deck show and travel back in time to the 1940s.  Enjoy a 1942 Roadshow broadcast, Broadway style entertainment and even a Big Band! When you are ready to travel, we are here to help!  Keep checking back every week for more featured locations.  Our travel hosts are eager to see you and work with you to provide safe and clean facilities.  
As Americans start to get a handle on managing life with the Coronavirus, and the states are opening up, the travel industry is slowly beginning to come back.  Hotels and travel destinations are reopening in anticipation of travelers ready to throw off their cabin fever and venture out.  Various studies and surveys from the likes of The Points Guy, Deloitte and RENTCafé.com have recently indicated that 31% to 42% of Americans are beginning to feel more comfortable and ready to vacation away from home and willing to fly to get to domestic and international locales. Your plans may be for a weekend get away to a cozy bed and breakfast, or perhaps a fishing trip to catch that “big one” that won’t get away this time. Maybe it’s a camping trip full of hiking adventures with stunning vistas, or possibly you would rather walk through America’s glorious past by taking in all the amenities offered in any of hundreds of museums?  How about a week’s stay at a ranch out west?  Whatever your travel desires are, your options are plentiful and, more importantly, clean, safe and following all CDC guidelines for Coronavirus.  Each week we will feature travel options to help make your vacation choices easy. Resorts, Inns and Bed & Breakfasts: Want a getaway location with grounds to explore and activities to enjoy?  Balsam Beach Resort in Bemidji, Minnesota, is open and ready for your visit! Bed and Breakfast offer the quiet getaways, and yet you’ll find plenty to do nearby.  Step back in time at Tuxedo Park Bed & Breakfast in St. Louis, Missouri and enjoy luxurious comfort.  Located near all the major medical university hospitals, healthcare professionals will find this the perfect home away from home.  If Pennsylvania is calling you, Felicity Farms Bed and Breakfast in Beaver, provides classic and modern comforts and historic downtown Pittsburg is close by.  Traveling further east? At Mayanuk Chambers Guest House in Philadelphia, enjoy fine homemade pastries and know that you will be treated “better than family.”  If east coast travel is in your sights, head to Lewes, Delaware and stay at the Savannah Inn for a peaceful coastal escape. If you’re looking for fun in the sun, in Kissimmee, Florida, Amber Inn & Suites offers spacious rooms and suites loaded with amenities. Travel over to San Marcos, Texas and stay the elegant Crystal River Inn where you will find 12 luxurious rooms in three buildings that surround a rose garden, fountains and beautiful old trees. RV Resorts & cabins: If the great outdoors are calling, the campground and RV resorts are…wide open! From the lush Pacific Northwest, to the wide open spaces of Texas, our featured facilities have all the sought after amenities. Arkansas: Hot Springs National Park KOA Oregon: Crown Villa RV Resort - Bend Minnesota: Eagle Cliff Campground – Lanesboro Texas: Triple Creek RV Music Park - Woodville, Holiday Trav-L-Park - Del Rio Washington: Mt. St. Helens RV - Castle Rock West Virginia: Germany Valley Overlook Cabins - Riverton When you are ready to travel, we are here to help!  Keep checking back every week for more featured locations.  Our travel hosts are eager to see you and work with you to provide safe and clean facilities.