Written by: cmranchAdmin Date: June 30th, 2020
Update on 2020 Summer Season
To all our Wonderful Guests:
We truly hope that this letter finds you safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. The CM Ranch has been a retreat from every day cares for generations of guests. It is our hope to continue this tradition despite the challenging obstacles caused by the Coronavirus.
Together with the Kemmerer Family, we spent significant time trying to develop a plan and procedures for the CM to operate this Summer, while providing the safest possible environment for our guests and employees. Through this planning, we came to realize that the experience we could provide would be very different from our traditions and the level of service that you, our guests, have come to expect. That would include not being able to greet you or send you away with a hug!
We have been watching what is happening in Wyoming and Fremont County, including directives from our Governor Mark Gordon. We have consulted the Dubois Medical Clinic, the hospital in Jackson, public health officials and other ranches. With new guests arriving each week living in close proximity, we would need a full day to thoroughly sanitize between turnovers, plus sanitize common spaces daily, regulate dining and social spacing [kids too?] and take temperatures daily.
One of the most important elements for consideration was how we would handle a case of Covid-19 on the CM Ranch. Under current guidelines, a suspected guest or employee case would go to the clinic in town or a nearby hospital, and anyone at the Ranch who was exposed to the person would need to be quarantined for 14 days. That could mean the entire Ranch would have to close for the season. It became clear that such an incident would put our guests and employees at risk.
While we would love nothing more than to welcome you as planned, it would go against the core values that make the CM such a magical place. It is with a heavy heart that we made the difficult decision not to open the CM Ranch for the Summer 2020 season. As painful as this decision was to make, we feel that safety must be our first priority. We consider you, our guests, as family, and had high hopes of providing you all with a timely, relaxing vacation on the ranch… with all it has to offer, including Bubba’s cooking. We are very sorry to disappoint you.
As you know, the CM Ranch has a long history of providing a true Western experience for our guests for 93 years. Please rest assured that we will continue to carry on the tradition of the CM Ranch in 2021. We will be reaching out to each of you during the next few weeks to handle reservations and deposits. Our hope is that you will be able to join us next Summer for your most memorable week yet! Expect a Newsletter or two to show you how we are surviving and missing you.
We wish you and your Family the best of health.
Hunter and Mollie Sullivan
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