RVC Outdoor Destinations Expands to Western U.S.

RVC Outdoor Destinations, the leading provider of high-quality outdoor resort properties in the United States, recently announced its expansion West with its acquisition of the Garden of the Gods Campground in Colorado Springs, Colorado for an undisclosed price.

The roughly 13.3-acre property 200-site property is located near the entrance of the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, with views of Pikes Peak, the most visited mountain in North America.

The property has been the top RV and outdoor lodging destination in the region but has been under bank ownership (Farmers Insurance Group Federal Credit Union of California) since 2010. RVC has begun stabilizing operations and will begin renovating the property immediately.

Renovations will include an overall upgrade of the property and its amenities, including enhancing tent sites and incorporating them into current on-property cabins for a unique camping experience, resurfacing pools, improving existing RV sites and adding eight new, concrete RV sites.

In the coming weeks, RVC will rebrand the property from Garden of the Gods Campground to Garden of the Gods RV Resort, and will re-flag it as an RVC Outdoor Destination by the start of 2013.

“The Garden of the Gods acquisition is a terrific addition to our portfolio of upscale outdoor vacation properties,” said Andy Cates, president of RVC Outdoor Destinations.

“The upgraded camping experience we offer is resonating with guests.  It fits with what a lot of people are looking for in a vacation these days because it is unique, affordable, and allows guests to enjoy some of America’s most beautiful natural landscapes with amenities that truly make it a destination experience.”

The Garden of the Gods is one of the most popular attractions in the Pikes Peak/Colorado Springs area.

In addition to its newly acquired Colorado property, RVC currently operates six Outdoor Destinations and RV Resorts in Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina.

RVC created the Outdoor Destination hospitality model to provide a variety of lodging options, including RV sites, cottages, and yurts, all set within unique natural environments.

The properties feature amenities, such as concierge service, a ‘bark park’ off-leash area, modern swimming pools, boating and fishing rentals, coffee, beer and wine bars, free Wi-Fi and cable, and a gift shop.

Property acquisition in Colorado Springs, Colo. will lead to company’s seventh location


RVC Outdoor Destinations

RVC Outdoor Destinations develops, owns, and operates a portfolio of high-quality outdoor hospitality properties located within some of the country’s most beautiful natural settings and offering upscale services and amenities.

Memphis, Tennessee-based RVC is redefining the traditional camping experience with its Outdoor Destination concept that provides guests with a comfortable, customizable, outdoor vacation through a variety of affordable lodging options, including RV sites, yurts, cabins, and cottages.

Catherine’s Landing (Arkansas)

Catherine’s Landing is nestled on 400 acres of a former dairy farm along the banks of Lake Catherine near Hot Springs. Planted among the 120 concrete RV pads are young oak, elm, and pine trees. A row of 25 RV sites line the bank of calm Lake Catherine. Construction of Remmel Dam turned a river into an 11-mile-long lake in 1924. Rates start at $31.99.

Pine Mountain (Georgia)

Located near Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain is a former KOA and independently owned campground renovated by RVC Outdoor Destinations with 189 RV pads, six yurts, and two cottages. Each comfortably spaced site includes full hook-ups, 50/30 amp electric service, cable, and Wi-Fi. Rates start at $34.95.

Carrabelle Beach (Florida)

Carrabelle Beach is located on Florida’s Forgotten Coast, about an hour from Tallahassee with 80 RV comfortably spaced sites with full hookups, 50 amp electric service, cable, and Wi-Fi. Rates start at $39.95.

Carrabelle Boat Club (Florida)

Carrabelle Boat Club is an off-the-beaten-path destination for fresh and saltwater fishing. Sheltered dockage, fueling, free splashing, and cleaning are available. Gulf and Bay boats, from 25-feet to 40-feet, are easily stacked with Wiggins lifts, safe from the elements.

Please Note: This RVC Outdoor Destinations is a Boat Club—not an RV Park.

Live Oak Landing (Florida)

The Garden of the Gods is one of the most visited attractions in Colorado Springs. This one of the most beautiful and tranquil places you will ever visit.

Live Oak Landing is located on Black Creek just off of Choctawhatchee Bay in Freeport, north of Seaside and east of Destin. Amenities include110 RV sites, 14 cottages, and private boat ramp and dock. Comfortably spaced pull-through sites feature concrete pads with full hook-ups including 50-amp electric service, cable, and Wi-Fi.

Mountain Springs (North Carolina)

Located 10 minutes west of Asheville, Mountain Springs features13 log cabins with fully-equipped kitchens, and free Wi-Fi. Plans are to build a full RVC Outdoor Destination with RV sites.

Address: 429 N Main Street, Suite 100, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

Phone: (901)432-4748

Website: rvcoutdoors.com

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