Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday.
My holidays were a bit crazy with all the snowfall throughout the country. I had some major issues with snow on the roads near my Smokey Mountain cabins. There was so much snow that my guests leaving couldn’t get down the mountain, my housekeepers couldn’t get up nor could my arriving guests. I had to order snow removal services and salt truck! My neighbor’s guests got impatient waiting for the plows to come and attempted to go down the mountain. Their car slid and thankfully a tree stopped their car from ending up in my cabin (see the photo). I had to help them find a tow truck because I didn’t want anyone checking into that cabin with a vehicle teetering over the top of the cabin. I was literally on the phone all day long but in the end, it all got worked out.
So far 2011 has started off with a nice trajectory for inquiries and bookings. To me it seems like there are a fair amount of window shoppers out there but I am confident they will end up booking. I chuckle as I think back 10 years; if I hadn’t been well booked up by the second week of January, then I would have been really nervous. But things have changed significantly over the past 10 years. People are booking closer and closer to their vacation dates. I have confidence that the bookings will come.