November 14, 1999
A Little Snow
It is much windier today and quite a
bit colder, much more to the liking of the deer hunters. The cabins are crowded, with up to
seven hunters in some of the two bedroom cabins!
have imposed a strict one vehicle per cabin policy this year.
The sheer size and number of trucks is out of
control. There is an
average of three trucks per cabin along with assorted
trailers. There is simply no room for all of them near the
cabins. When the original owners planned the
layout of Dana's, they could never have anticipated the size of
today's big trucks and urban assault vehicles (SUVs).
We are trying hard to develop
reasonable policies that protect the safety, rights and comfort of
all of our guests. It is a fine line in dealing with resort
guests. If you are too strict in policy-making, guests tend to
feel restricted and uncomfortable during their vacation. This is the
last thing we want! Uncomfortable guests won't return.
Our first summer, we were overly lax and many guests took advantage
of the situation. Our goal is to run a ship just tight enough
that the rights of everyone involved are protected and
respected. We're still learning.
I think each resort also has it's own set of idiosyncratic
rules. I am championing the reduction of the number vehicles
parked near cabins. I have four children living at the resort
in addition to a very large number of guests with children. Too
many vehicles in the cabin complex is simply a recipe for
disaster. I'm trying to be proactive and head off disaster
before it occurs.