COVID-19 Updates

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 crisis and follow all governmental requirements for safety and maintaining social distances. In an effort to reassure our guests, we are implementing additional COVID-19 cleaning protocols for the health, safety, and well-being of everyone at the properties.

Jackson County Orders Vacation Rentals to Close

Due to the unprecedented events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, and following the instructions outlined by the Jackson County Board of Commissioners, Sundog Vacation Rentals will shut down vacation rental operations until further notice. The restriction does not apply to people working in the area, staying for emergency shelter, sheltering for domestic violence protection or participating as COVID-19 medical-response personnel.

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners declared on March 23 that:

“all Lodging Facilities, for example, hotels, motels, resorts, inns, guest houses, bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, RV Parks, vacation cabins, home rentals and any and all rentals or leases by Air-BNB, Homeaway, VRBO and other rental programs or places where leases or use of any are for less than one month in duration, shall be closed in Jackson County, including in its incorporated municipality,” effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., with the following exemptions:

a. Work-Related Exemptions: This closure does not apply if a lease or extended overnight accommodation is due to work here in Jackson County for business, medical, construction, emergency services or other related services. In this situation, the employee staying at the lodging facility should have their employer provide their work-related identification badge or a letter from the employer stating the purpose of the work to be performed in Jackson County and the expected duration of the stay.


b. Homeless Shelter: This closure does not apply to lodging facilities housing authorized individuals through HERE in Jackson County.


c. Emergency Facility: This closure does not apply to a lodging facility if used as an emergency facility to assist with the COVID-19 Response.

Unfortunately, that means that we must ask all guests of Sundog Vacation Rentals properties who do not meet the criteria for exemption to leave their rental by the deadline. Any guests who have planned to check-in Tuesday or Wednesday (March 24th or 25th) are urged to not make the trip, as you will NOT be able to check-in.

Jackson County Quick Links

Jackson County Declaration of State of Emergency

Jackson County Supplemental Declaration of a Local State of Emergency

Jackson County Modified Second Supplemental Declaration of a Local State of Emergency

Jackson County Emergency Notifications

14 Day Quarantine

To property owners who would like to stay in their Jackson County homes during this time period, the county has ordered anyone coming from out of town to quarantine themselves in isolation for 14 days. If this is your plan, please contact us so that we may prepare for your arrival.

State of North Carolina Stay at Home Order

On Friday, March 27, 2020 Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order 121, ordering North Carolinians to remain in their homes except for performing essential work and essential activities such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety purposes.

You can read the full statewide declaration and the FAQ’s about the declaration at the links below:

North Carolina Executive Order 121

North Carolina Stay at Home FAQ’s

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

If you have more questions please call 828-631-6200

Link to Sundog Vacation Rentals COVID-19 statement

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