Escape to Blue Ridge Statement Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)
At Escape to Blue Ridge, the safety and health of all our Guests, Owners, and Associates is a top priority. As such, we have taken additional measures to protect against the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Update - No new arrivals until April 14, 2020
Effective March 25, 2020, Fannin County has passed an Emergency Order related to COVID-19 that bans any new arrivals for Vacation Rentals until April 13, 2020. You may read the ordinance in its entirety HERE.
If you have a reservation impacted by this Emergency Order, please contact our office for options related to your stay - 866-618-2521
Enhanced Housekeeping Procedures
Our professional housekeeping Associates are taking extra precautions to mitigate the spread of coronavirus in line with recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
As a house cleaning standard, we use virus-killing products recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and listed by the American Chemistry Council. In addition, we have deployed the following measures:
Use of Commercial Laundry
Escape to Blue Ridge employs the professional services of a commercial hospitality laundry for all of our linens and bath terry amenities. Their processes utilize high heat wash temperatures and exact chemical sanitation programs monitored through their partnership with Ecolab. There is no evidence to suggest that coronavirus can survive the wash chemistry and temperatures of their rigid processes. Further, our ongoing standard involves tightly Felwrapping all of these products into individual packages upon delivery from our laundry. This maintains sanitary integrity during storage in our facility, and throughout the delivery process out to homes being cleaned.
Each home in our portfolio is equipped with an electronic lock. This standard offers our Guests the ability to go directly to their vacation rental without the requirement to interact with our staff.
Your Safety and Additional Precautions
We encourage our Guests to follow the CDC’s recommendations for the best line of defense against coronavirus. These measures include:
Please read the CDC recommendations for further information.
Booking and Cancellation Policies - Your Travel Flexibility
We recognize the current COVID-19/Coronavirus situation is unprecedented. We are therefore providing the following temporary special booking modifications for all reservations and our standard Cancellation Policy. Please contact our office at 1-866-618-2521 with any questions you may have, or to discuss a specific reservation.
There are currently no reported, or known cases of COVID-19 in our area. Please visit our local Chamber of Commerce's Facebook Page for updated information and closings in our area.
Please be aware that all restaurants and bars have been ordered closed from noon on March 24, 2020, through April 6, 2020.
We encourage all visiting Guests to plan ahead and arrive with all necessary food and supplies. Like many other areas, our grocery stores remain open at this time, but certain items are limited or out of stock.
Our hearts and thoughts go out to the people who have been affected by this unprecedented event and we appreciate the healthcare workers, local communities, and governments around the world who are on the front line working to contain this coronavirus. We will continue to monitor this situation closely and will provide updates to this page as appropriate.