Iowa Owners Focus On 3 A’s as Selling Points
When it comes to operating a campground, the key selling points, known as the “three A’s,” are pretty well established, the Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Gazette reported.
Gloria Hunt, co-owner with her husband, Larry, of Hunt’s Cedar River Campground, near Tipton, Iowa — which she’s owned with her husband for 18 years — said for an annual listing in a campground directory, “They come every year for an inspection and rate your camp on appearance, activities and amenities.”
Myron Lown, owner of Lazy Acres RV Park near Center Point, added that he works especially hard every year to find activities and amenities he hopes visiting families will enjoy.
“Keeping the activities fresh is a challenge,” Lown admitted. “We add different things every year that I build on my own.”
There’s a stagecoach, a cart pulled by a tractor, and Lown now is working on a splash pad.
“We just want this to be a place where families can come and enjoy time together,” he said.
Lown built the RV park nine years ago after retiring from homebuilding. He and his wife, Esther, perceived a need for additional campground space in the area.
“All the public camping places seemed full. You’d have to go on a Tuesday or Wednesday in order to have a place for the weekend,” Lown recalled.
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