ASHLAND, Ore. -- Hotels are feeling the impact of the Delta Fire Interstate 5 closure.
The Bard's Inn, Ashland Springs Hotel and Callahan's Lodge say they've had customers delay or cancel reservations because they can't reach the hotels from the south. The hotels added they saw customers extend their stays during the Klamathon, and are expecting that to happen for this fire.
Chris Muck, the manager of The Bard's Inn, says interstate closures are usually good for hotel business, but not in the summer.
"When I5 closes it's usually good for business in the winter because we're really slow in the winter compared to summer," Muck said. "We have a lots of availability. So when it closes it's good, verses in the summer when it closes and we’re already booked up, and we don’t have that much room for people anyway."
Scott Brandstetter, the assistant general manger of the Ashland Springs Hotel says his hotel is planning on how they will bring customers in during the off-season, especially if smoke permeates the valley year after year.
"We will have to look at how we promote May and June and how we promote September and October. July and August will be up to whatever mother nature says," Brandstetter said.