"Some of our guests have been waiting two years to get back to their cabins or their properties in Canada...I think they were excited after this long wait," said Jim Reagen, Sherman Inn co-owner.
Guests told Reagen they would be back if they couldn't get over the border. No one came back.
Read the full article on WWNYTV here: Americans visit Canada for the first time since March 2020
Canadians are back at area Bed & Breakfast and Hotels around Ogdensburg.
They aren't coming from Canada but places like Cancun and Florida.
A 74-year old cab company owner has made it her mission to get them home (Need a ride? View transportation options to get to and from Sherman Inn, the airport, and in and around Ogdensburg here).
There are lots of rules, but by coming back by land, Canadians can avoid mandatory hotel quarantines in Canada as long as they test negative for COVID-19 in Ogdensburg.
While Canadians wait for COVID-19 test results, they stay at area bed and breakfast and hotels.
"Having these COVID tourists staying with us was not part of the business plan but it has certainly helped at an important time for us," states Sherman Inn Co-Owner, Jim Reagen.
This hasn't just been good for hotels and cab companies but has had a ripple effect throughout the area as Canadians visit restaurants, stores, museums, and local attractions - all places that are hoping visitors like what they see and come back again.
Click here to view the original story and TV broadcast on WWNYTV Channel 7 News.
The Sherman Inn recently enjoyed a few days with Giovanni Colavita and his son, Leonardo, who stayed with us while Leonardo raced at the Morristown race complex.
Sherman Inn Receives Colavita Gift Basket
Giovanni, the CEO of the family-owned company, sent us this wonderful gift basket of Colavita products imported from Italy. The firm produces and distributes a wide variety of olive oils, pasta, and other Italian products.
Donna and I were surprised and delighted to receive such a wonderful surprise. We are looking forward to hosting the Colavita's the next time they come back up to Northern New York.
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