Travel Channel Features Iron Horse RV Resort
The Iron Horse RV Resort in Elko, Nev., has been recognized by several organizations within the industry as being one of the best. Now the Travel Channel has jumped on board and recognized the park as the best in Nevada, said Ruben Abeyta, general manager of Hilton Garden Inn and the RV resort.
“It got recognized and we’re very proud of that,” Abeyta told the Elko Daily Free Press.
The RV resort will be featured on the Travel Channel’s “The Official Best of Nevada,” which features several attractions throughout the state. The show airs Saturday (Dec. 18) and will be rerun throughout the month.
The resort was built in 2007. Abeyta said the construction of a modern RV park had been in the works for the past 10 years.
In order to offer a quality place to stay, he said they are continuously adding new amenities to not only draw people into the city, but to have them stay for an extended period of time.
“We want to bring in a diverse group of people that will enjoy the community of Elko for what it has to offer,” Abeyta said. “We’re trying to create a destination-type resort so people will stay more than one or two days, but three weeks at a time or longer.”
Iron Horse RV Resort was also ranked by Trailer Life in the top 3 percentile of more than 12,000 RV parks, and was named one of the top 100 RV resorts, out of 1,650 parks nationwide, by the Good Sam Club, according to the park’s website.
Some of the amenities featured at the RV park include a dog park and a clubhouse that has indoor recreation such as a large-screen TV and a “spool,” which is a combination pool and spa. Abeyta said they also work a lot with the landscaping of the park and have planted more than 300 trees in order to “make it a nice environment.”
There are 15 cottage units for people who wish to stay at the park, but not in an RV.
He said the RV park’s contribution to the community by bringing in tourists is essential.
For example, this past summer large clubs and organizations, such as the Beaver Ambassador Club, an elite RV group, stayed at the park for a couple weeks at a time.
“We want to expose Elko for what it is; a beautiful area that has several attractions and places to go and things to do,” Abeyta said.
Abeyta said currently there a lot of people staying at the park because of the Ruby Pipeline Project, however, once that is finished they want to attract the customer “that will come year after year.”
For more information on the RV resort visit www.ironhorserv resort.com.