RVC Plans $200,000 Renovation at New Colorado Holding

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May 4, 2012 by   - () Leave a Comment

Andy Cates

Tennessee-based RVC Outdoor Destinations recently bought Garden of the Gods Campground in Colorado Springs, Colo., and plans $200,000 in renovations.

The campground currently has 175 tent and RV sites on 13 acres. A view of Pikes Peak and the proximity to numerous tourist attractions make this a popular destination for travelers, reported.

The property has been bank-owned for the past 18 months, and RVC saw this as an opportunity to expand westward.

“We had been looking for a year to expand in the West, and I had vacationed in and liked Colorado Springs, so when this opportunity became available and met so many of our goals, we jumped at it,” said RVC President Andy Cates. “This property has a great location and has created a lot of wonderful memories for a lot of guests. We see Colorado Springs as a continually growing tourism destination both in the short-term and the long-term.”

RVC focuses on creating and operating high-end outdoor destinations in beautiful, natural environments that also offer popular activities and attractions. The six-year-old company owns six other resorts in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. Their campgrounds provide a variety of lodging options including RV sites, cottages, yurts and tent sites.

"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."

At Garden of the Gods Campground, RVC plans to improve tent sites, resurface pools, refresh painted structures, update landscaping and improve the existing RV sites. They will also renovate existing cabins and add more cabins and RV sites. It will be renamed Garden of the Gods RV Resort. The company plans to complete the initial refurbishment before the busy Memorial Day weekend without interrupting visitors.

Eventually, RVC will offer some of the same upscale amenities as its other properties, including concierge service, dog parks, modern swimming pools, beer and wine bars and free Wi-Fi and cable.

Neither Garden of the Gods Campground website ( nor RVC’s website ( reflects the new ownership, but RVC expects to bring the site under the RVC Outdoor Destination brand by the end of the year.

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