UPDATE 6/25/2020,per COVID-19:
With the chaos surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, and the time that I have been putting in to get the camp set up, horses shod and ridden, staff here and working, and many of the million other things that need to get done before guests arrive, I had not put any time to addressing the CANCELLATION POLICY below as it pertains to deposits and final payments. I have been getting questions about this as we get closer to travel time for the rides. I do not have a specific Covid-19 policy regarding cancellations, and have elected not to create one. The non-refundable deposits are the commitment that customers make to me that tell me to go ahead and sign contracts with the horse vendor, employees, the farrier, insurance, my federal and state permits, and other commitments that have to be in place for me to continue doing business. The non-refundable deposit policy has been in place since we started our company over 20 years ago. I always recommend guests purchase the travel insurance, in case you decide to cancel your trip, FOR ANY REASON.
So here is the policy:
- Any ride week that I, as the owner of Blue Sky Sage, cancel means that the deposit can be carried over to another ride week in the same year (in this case, 2020) or for the following year only, OR if guests cannot reschedule, Blue Sky Sage will fully refund the deposit amount.
- If any guest makes the choice to not join the ride they have paid a deposit on and essentially cancel their trip FOR ANY REASON, the deposit and/or full amount paid IS NOT REFUNDABLE.
This is a tough call to make; none of us had a crystal ball on what this pandemic was bringing down on us. However, I have clients who have committed to coming on their rides, by paying their deposits and their balances due and letting me know well in advance of their trips that they are going to come. The trips that are on the schedule will be conducted no matter what. If you are concerned that Covid-19 is going to cause you difficulty, or just don’t want to take the risk, then I advise you to not make a reservation for this year. And again, if you do decide to come and make the investment, PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE TO HELP PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT IN THE TRIP!
STATEMENT OF POLICIES 2020
Price Includes: All camp lodging & meals; horses and activities as described in the ride descriptions; camp equipment and staff from first days’ lunch through last morning breakfast; round trip shuttle transport between Lander, Wyoming and camp; taxes.
Not Included: Transportation into Lander, Wyoming, pre- or post- ride overnight accommodations, gratuities, liquor (BYOB) and items of personal nature.
Minimum age for participants is 16 years old. No one under age 18 unless accompanied by parent or guardian. The minimum drinking age in Wyoming is 21.
Deposit and Cancellation Policy:
$1500.00 non-refundable deposit required upon booking to hold reservation. Non-refundable balance due in full 45 days prior to arrival. We highly recommend travel insurance, click here to purchase AIG/TravelGuard insurance.
Payment options include Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express submitted securely through this website; or ACH check paid online through your invoice; or personal or cashier’s check in U.S. funds only payable to Blue Sky Sage, P.O. Box 116, Big Piney, WY 83113. Sorry, no personal checks from Canada or other countries.
Blue Sky Sage reserves the right to alter or cancel any attractions, dates or activities that do not meet the standards of the company, due to unforeseen circumstances. These circumstances include but are not limited to: unfavorable weather conditions, unsafe travel conditions, insufficient bookings or land management changes. If Blue Sky Sage cancels any ride, any or all deposits and/or final payments made can be carried over to another trip during the same year or for the following year only OR full refund can be made.
In the Event of an Emergency During the Ride Week Policy:
All Blue Sky Sage staff members are required by law to have current certifications for Basic First Aid and CPR. Additionally, a cell phone is carried in the field by Bobbi for emergencies. All costs associated with treatment for injury or illness by professional, medically trained providers administering care after the Blue Sky Sage staff is relieved of their emergency duties, are the responsibility of the person requiring treatment. The costs of any evacuation are to be paid by the injured or ill person or his/her legal guardian.
Absolutely no alcohol consumption is allowed while riding or in the field. Camp is the only appropriate place to drink. All guests are welcome to enjoy their favorite alcoholic beverage in the evening, and we only ask that everyone practice moderation. Due to Wyoming law, the company cannot provide alcohol to anyone. We reserve the right to take appropriate measures if someone gets out of hand due to drinking excessively.
High Wild & Lonesome LLC, dba Blue Sky Sage operates under special use permits from the Bureau of Land Management and the State of Wyoming.