April 28, 2020
Innovative Hospitality Thrives at Pine Canyon
Pine Canyon has always focused on being the refuge its members and owners need, whether that’s for a weekend away, an entire summer season or during this unexpected period of isolation and social distancing. Regardless of the season, anticipated or not, our commitment to hospitality remains a consistent, driving passion.
Over the past few weeks, the new challenges we’re all facing together has inspired a bit of creativity among our staff as we do our best to keep amenities as available as possible while keeping everyone as safe as possible.
Although Camp Pine Canyon hasn’t kicked off officially for the season, our camp leader has created a series of at-home “Quarantivities” over the past few weeks, giving families in isolation new ideas to pass the time. Activities have included bingo, fishing at Trout Creek, virtual experiences at zoos and aquariums, stargazing tips during the recent meteor shower, recipes for cookies and ice cream, and links to interesting hikes in the area.
Our Pilates instructor has started posting videos through Mindbody, and she also began offering an outdoor class on weekends. And our clubhouse shifted gears pretty quickly to begin offering lunch for curbside takeout and delivery to members on the course six days a week, and dinner for takeout four days a week, while introducing growlers of beer — a new offering for us.
Perhaps the biggest change, though, has happened at our golf course, which normally doesn’t see much consistent play until our traditional season opener in May. Instead, our course is offering tee times six days a week, beginning at 11 a.m. And for the first time, we’re allowing members to rent golf carts for the entire season. When they do, we label the carts with each family’s name.
It just seemed like a good idea to us, and it appears our members agree since more than three dozen have already claimed their carts for the season.
While we’ve all needed to be flexible in different ways through this, with work and school and online shopping, we’re proud that we’ve discovered innovative ways to infuse these challenging days with tangible touches of hospitality.
To learn more about Pine Canyon, and the lifestyle enjoyed here, visit pinecanyon.net or call 928-779-5700.