May 1 Opening for Oregon Resort
Aventura Resorts Inc., a developer of upscale RV resorts, announced that Sunshine Ridge will be open to the public for rental of RV sites starting May 1. Aventura is renovating the old Western Horizons Columbia River Gorge Resort at Mosier, Ore. The resort lies just above the Columbia Gorge Scenic Corridor.
The mountaintop resort enjoys sweeping views of Mount Adams to the north and Mount Hood to the south and is a 10-minute drive from Hood River, to the west, the windsurfing capital of the U.S. and a popular, fast growing tourist destination, according to a news release.
Aventura plans to develop 540 deeded lots in a country club environment that will feature an executive golf course, tennis courts, swimming pools, sunrise/sunset patios and a clubhouse with fitness facilities, hobby and activity centers. River cruises on the Columbia River will be available to owners and a vineyard is also planned, since the property lies in the heart of a region boasting over 29 wineries.
Super-sized deeded lots offering secluded wooded sites as well as open meadows with unobstructed 360-degree views of the mountains, river and surrounding fruit orchards will be marketed to owners of Class A motorhomes.
The company has also factored in what it calls "Sunbirds" into its marketing plans. Sunbirds are residents of the Southwest who head their RVs north to escape the heat of the summer.
Aventura Resorts is based in Bellevue, Wash., and is developing a network of upscale motorhome resorts across the U.S. and Mexico. The publicly held company is building its business by buying and renovating existing resorts.