To our valued guests, guides, family & friends of Libby Camps,
As many of you have heard, Maine’s governor made an announcement yesterday regarding a plan her administration is putting in place to re-open Maine’s economy. This announcement has major implications for our lodge, and while this is a fluid situation, as it stands currently the timeline laid out for us looks something like this:
- We are not able to host any guests until June 1st
- From June 1st we will be allowed to host guests who live in Maine, as well as guests who have met the 14-day quarantine rules set forth by the governor.
- July looks like the month we may finally be allowed to host our guests from out of state. The 14-day quarantine for non-residents entering Maine is still the kicker here, and if that is lifted during this time then we should be able to return to some level of normalcy. We are actively monitoring this situation and hope to receive more direction on this from the governor in the coming days.
When the time comes, appropriate safety precautions that align with state mandates will be taken to ensure the safety of our guests through ALL aspects of their trips – from lodging to dining to guided fishing and hunting excursions.
Libby Camps has been around since 1890, and during those 130 years we’ve endured our fair share of hardships from pandemics to depressions to world wars and everything in between. Regardless, it goes without saying that these recent events weigh heavy on our lodge, guides, and guests. We look forward every Spring to hosting our regulars AND introducing new faces and families to our little slice of heaven, and it saddens us that this recent pandemic has thrown a wrench in those plans. Still, we will move forward with a positive attitude knowing that we can only work with what we are given, and will do so with optimism, excitement, and hope for the future.
If you fit the criteria as a Maine resident for June, we urge you to consider booking a trip to visit us. With all the travel restrictions in place, there is simply no better time to get out and explore what your beautiful state has to offer. Our historic lodge boasts walking, driving and fly out access to over 3.5 million acres of wilderness playground. Fly fishing for brook trout and landlocked salmon are at their very best during this time, and our guides are eager to take you and your families out on the water. They love working with all skill levels, and will show you a much more enjoyable version of social distancing.
If you do NOT fit the criteria for June, we are currently offering to reschedule in July (pending loosening of guidelines) August, or September. Fun fact – some of the largest brook trout caught at our lodge last year came in July and August, and the only thing more gorgeous than the Fall foliage of September are the colored-up brook trout! Guests who prefer to move their reservations to 2021 or beyond will have that option as well. Please contact the lodge for more details.
In closing, please know that we will open for business as soon as we are allowed, and in accordance with all the safety guidelines and mandates set forth by the governor’s office. We truly can not wait, and we know many of you are right there with us. At the end of the day, our goal is to provide our guests and their families with unforgettable experiences and memories that last a lifetime. We look forward to seeing you all soon, and wish you and yours good health in the days ahead.
Stay safe & God Bless!
Matt J. Libby & The Libby Camps Family