Athens Park Homes Ships 13 Models to Resort
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When an investment group acquired Hill Country RV Resort in New Braunfels, Texas, a little over two years ago, their primary focus was to renovate and upgrade the 383-site park to make it more attractive to Winter Texans and other Hill Country visitors.
But despite facing the worst recession in six decades, the improvements have proven to be so enticing that the New Braunfels park is purchasing 13 additional park models to accommodate a growing business base of new guests, particularly summer vacationers and Winter Texans, according to a news release.
“We are seeing huge demand,” said partner Bryan Kastleman of Austin-based Kastleman & Associates Inc., which manages the park. “I have turned away well over 100 prospective guests this past fall and winter.”
With the addition of 13 more park models, Hill Country RV Resort will have a total of 33 park models, all of which were added after Hill Country Hillside Ltd. acquired the park in December 2007. The park also contains 283 RV sites, with more to come, plus 80 mobile home sites. Kastleman said the park models have proven to be an extremely worthwhile investment. He has been working closely with Athens Park Homes of Athens, Texas, to design popular floorplans.
Hill Country RV Resort is renting its park models for $85 to $195 per night, depending on the model and time of year. Weekly and monthly rates are offered during the off season. The resort also works as a dealer for Athens-based Athens Park Homes and is selling park models to individuals who would like to own a unit as a weekend getaway cottage or seasonal retreat. Hill Country’s long-term plan is to expand the number of sites by replacing all of the mobile homes in the park with park models.
The park model additions are part of $1.5 million facelift that Hill Country Hillside Ltd. is giving the New Braunfels park. The other improvements underway this year include adding a park store and more activities for kids, including a horseshoe pit, Jumping Pillow, shuffleboard table, bumper pool table and more games. Additionally, one of the sitting areas is being moved to make room for the store and then an adjacent room will be remodeled into the new sitting area and game room / recreation hall.