News for the Hospitality Executive
Rancho Bernardo Inn Evacuated, Escapes Serious Damage
from San Diego
Area Wildfires; Will Open Doors to Displaced Residents
|SAN DIEGO, Oct. 23, 2007 - The legendary Rancho Bernardo
Inn escaped serious damage from the Witch Creek fire that continues to
burn in nearby areas of northern San Diego County.
After opening its doors to approximately 60 residents whom were evacuated in the fire on Sunday night, the Rancho Bernardo Inn was asked to evacuate all guests and staff at 5 a.m. Monday morning. Although the property remained evacuated as of Tuesday afternoon, management at the 265-acre resort, located on Bernardo Oaks Drive west of Interstate 15 and south of Highway 78 in north county, reports that there has been only minimal damage to the golf course and property, coupled with some wind damage sustained when the Santa Ana conditions erupted in the region on Sunday. Evacuation orders are expected to be lifted by Wednesday, with staff returning to the property soon thereafter.
"We are all saddened by the destruction that has taken place across San Diego County as a result of these fires," says General Manager John Gates.
"We will be reaching out to assist those in our local community who
have been so severely impacted by them as soon as the evacuation is lifted.
We expect to be fully operational by Thursday."
They will also support cleanup efforts in the surrounding neighborhoods
impacted by the fires. Additionally, the Inn will allow staff members who
have been affected by the fires to stay on property until they can find
a more permanent residence.
Rancho Bernardo Inn
|Also See:||San Diego Hotels Pitch in to Assist the Wildfire Evacuation Rescue Effort / October 2003|