New Owners Open Washington Resort
The new owners of a Soap Lake recreational vehicle resort in central Washington are looking for lots of "happy campers."
"That's one of our goals," said Ron Jones. "Have a good experience, we want them to come back, tell their friends."
Ron and Alison Jones, of Moses Lake and longtime residents of Grant County, purchased the Soap Lake RV Resort in March, according to the Columbia Basin Herald, Moses Lake, Wash. They had never owned a resort before, nor had they ever stayed at the resort before purchasing it. But there are many reasons the couple decided to take over the resort, Ron said.
"It was an opportunity for us to come in and do something a little different," he said. "We thought it would be another challenge for us to actually be able to use some of our talents to create an atmosphere for families, and have fun doing it."
The amenities include a pool, hot tub, sauna and wireless Internet.
Response has been positive since taking over, Ron said, with more than 500 people during Memorial Day weekend and a large turnout expected July 4.
"I'd like to see it be a family-oriented park, get a lot of repeat customers and be open year-round," he said. "Eventually maybe turn it into a profitable park."
The park is now open year-round and has 136 spaces, five park models and one cottage, he added. The business employs eight people, with the hope of that number going up.