Stockton KOA Begins Selling Park Model Cabins
Kampgrounds of America (KOA) campgrounds are becoming increasingly well known for their luxurious rental Deluxe Cabins.
Now imagine what it would be like to own one and to be able to use it whenever you wanted?
Through a new partnership between the Stockton Delta KOA, Phoenix, Ariz.-based Cavco Industries Inc. and West Sacramento-based Reliable Home Solutions, a dozen luxurious park model vacation cabins are being sold at prices ranging from the mid-$40,000 to the mid-$60,000 range, according to a news release.
The Stockton Delta KOA is the first KOA campground in the western United States to sell brand new versions of its popular vacation Deluxe Cabins.
“We think they’re going to sell like hotcakes,” said Scott Haar, general manager of the 400-site Stockton KOA, which is located in Lodi on the shores of the California Delta next to the Tower Park Marina, which KOA also owns.
Many of the park’s guests are boating enthusiasts from the Bay Area and Santa Cruz who like the southern reaches of the Delta near Stockton because of the area’s warmer weather and phenomenal fishing for striped, small mouth and large mouth bass and salmon. The park is also a popular refuge for Central Valley residents who come to the area to cool off and to enjoy KOA’s many amenities, which include swimming pool, water slides and an outdoor movie area.
“Having a vacation cottage at the Stockton KOA is going to be very attractive for people who are looking for affordable ways to have a weekend getaway cabin or vacation cottage,” said Gene Davis, president of Reliable Home Solutions, which is marketing the units on behalf of KOA and Cavco.
The 400-square-foot Deluxe Cabins, which are called “park models” in the campground industry, are manufactured by Cavco, which has been building park model cabins and cottages for use as private vacation cottages in campgrounds for nearly 20 years.
But while park models have been used as vacation cottages in campgrounds throughout much of Arizona, Texas and Florida as well as the Midwest and East Coast regions, they are just now being introduced in campgrounds in the West, and even then mostly as rental accommodations.
“We think the market is ready for this,” Davis said, adding that people are already bringing their friends to see the demonstration park model that was recently set up at the Stockton KOA.
While park models themselves range in price from the mid-$40,000 to the mid $60,000 range, depending on amenities and upgrades, consumers who purchase the units will also need to pay a lease fee to keep their units at the KOA.
Annual site lease costs range from $900 to $1,900 for the first year, but will jump to $3,960 to $5,400 for each year thereafter, Haar said, adding that the rents will include water, sewer, Wi-Fi and trash pickup as well as security at the park.
The Stockton KOA has 400 campsites, including 21 Deluxe Cabins and three Airstream trailers.