Rayford Crossing Park Plans 50-Site Expansion
Rayford Crossing RV Resort is gearing up for a 50-site expansion that could be completed by spring of next year, according to a news release.
“We had hoped to do the expansion sooner, but because of the economic environment we held off,” said Gwen Craig, who co-owns the 115-site park with her husband, Bill. “But our comfort factor is a little higher now, so we’re working with the banks to get the expansion underway.”
The expansion is not the only good news for The Woodlands area park, which is located 20 miles north of Houston in Spring. Last week, Rayford Crossing received the Medium Size Park of the Year Award from the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) in recognition of the park’s operational excellence; customer service; guest reviews; directory ratings; employee training techniques; community service; and association involvement.
“We have these awards every year and Rayford Crossing RV Resort was selected as the best in the medium size park category, which involves parks that have between 51 and 150 campsites,” said Brian Schaeffer, TACO’s executive director and CEO.
Bentsen Palm Resort in Mission, Texas, received the Park of the Year Award in the large park category, while no awards were given this year in the small park category.
Rayford Crossing, for its part, has been on the growth mode for several years, with a business base that includes Winter Texans in the cooler months and families with children in the spring, summer and fall.
Craig attributes much of her park’s business to the wide range of activities and special events taking place in The Woodlands area. “We have wine festivals, art festivals and crawfish festivals and those pull in the majority of our spring, summer and fall visitors,” she said.
Craig said her park blogs about these events on its website at www.RayfordCrossing.com and also promotes these events through Facebook and Twitter.
Rayford Crossing also has a wide range on on-site activities and special events, from Easter egg hunts to chili cookoffs, Labor Day luaus and Halloween-themed events.
Rayford Crossing also offers hiking and biking trails, fishing and swimming as well as spacious RV sites with concrete pads and luxurious bathroom facilities with granite and stone showers. The park also has an exercise room. For more information on Rayford Crossing, please visit its website at www.rayfordcrossing.com.