Tiny House Trend Makes Its Way Into N.H. Lodging

Tiny houses are big. What is often called a movement or a lifestyle is also a booming commercial opportunity that has extended to lodging in the past few years — and it’s starting to roll into New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Business Review reported. Its path is being paved by tiny house “hotels” that allow the interested and the curious to try out the concept of living in a space that’s less than 300 square feet. The California-based Tumbleweed Tiny House Co. was among the first... Read more

Athena Real Estate Keys In On Southeastern Parks

Athena Real Estate is not your typical property investment firm. Instead of targeting homes, empty lots or office buildings, the Danbury, Conn.-based firm zeroes in on RV parks, manufactured home communities and self-storage facilities, the News Times reported. This week, Athena Real Estate announced its latest acquisition, Silver Springs RV Park and Campers Garden, in Silver Springs, Fla. It is a 199-site park located across the street from Silver Spring State Park, a well-known nature park. The... Read more

AAA: More Americans Than Ever To Travel July 4

This Independence Day, a record-breaking 44.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home, taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways to honor the red, white and blue, according to AAA. With 1.25 million more travelers than last year, 2017 will be marked as the most traveled Independence Day holiday weekend ever. “Combined, strong employment, rising incomes and higher consumer confidence bode well for the travel industry, in particular this Independence Day weekend,”... Read more

Fla. RV Park, FRVTA Donate To Children’s Hospital

Flamingo Lake RV Resort and the Northeast Florida chapter of the Florida RV Trade Association teamed up to donate $4,000 to Wolfson Children’s Hospital. It resulted in an $8,000 donation to the hospital, thanks to a matching gift from the Baptist Health Foundation, the Florida Times-Union reported. Following Flamingo Lake’s fourth annual Smokin’ Flamingo BBQ and Music Festival, in which Wolfson Children’s Hospital received $2,000 as event beneficiary, the FRVTA Region 6 board of directors... Read more

Escapees’ Kay Peterson To Be Remembered July 1

A memorial to celebrate the life of Kay Peterson will take place July 1 at 2 p.m. at the CARE center in Livingston, Texas. Kay and her late husband, Joe Peterson, founded Escapees RV Club in 1978, and continued to serve its members until 1990 when leadership of the club was passed to their daughter, Cathie Carr, and her husband, Bud. From writing and publishing the club’s early newsletters in the 1970s and 1980s, to advising the current board of directors in her later years, Kay maintained a strong... Read more

Conestoga Ranch Offers Aug. 21 Eclipse Package

Conestoga Ranch’s namesake camping accommodations. Northern Utah’s Conestoga Ranch is promoting one-night lodging packages for the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse. Conestoga Ranch’s Garden City, Utah, location will allow guests to experience 80% eclipse totality. All-inclusive rates start at $195 per person based on double occupancy. Guests may choose to lodge in a Conestoga wagon, Grand Tent with en-suite bathroom, or Traditional Tent. The resort provides multiple private bathrooms... Read more

FMCA: Verizon Pulled The Rug Out From Under Us

The following announcement is from the Cincinnati-based Family Motor Coach Association about a deal it reached with Verizon Wireless, a deal Verizon subsequently broke. To read the full statement from FMCA, click here. The July issue of Family Motor Coaching magazine includes an announcement regarding a wireless internet plan that FMCA had intended to make available to all members. Unfortunately, Verizon officials have informed FMCA that this plan cannot be made available to members after all. FMCA... Read more

Gulf Islands Nat’l Seashore Considers Higher Fees

Just two years after increasing entrance and camping fees, the Gulf Islands National Seashore in Florida and Mississippi is now weighing a second round of increases to place it in line with fees charged by similar parks, reported. Under the proposed plan, the entrance fee per vehicle would increase from $15 to $20. The fee for individuals on foot or bicycle would jump from $7 to $10, while the fee for motorcycles would go from $10 to $15. The cost of an annual pass would increase... Read more

S.C. State Park’s Campground Reopening Delayed

Phil Gaines was back in what has become his second home, his shirt drenched from a humid Thursday (June 22) morning walk along the beach at South Carolina’s Hunting Island State Park, the Beaufort Gazette reported. The director of the state’s park  service would soon hop in a white SUV with park manager Daniel Gambrell to assess the park’s new campsites. The campground has been closed since Hurricane Matthew in October. But with more rain this week and unusually high tides expected... Read more

RV Park Developer Blue Water Adds Motel In N.J.

Blue Water Development Corp., a real estate developer specializing in commercial and hospitality properties, announced the acquisition of the beachfront Drifting Sands Motel in Ship Bottom, N.J.. This is the corporation’s first New Jersey property, Ocean City (Md.) Today reported. Located directly at the end of the Long Beach Island gateway heading into the Jersey shore, the motel’s premier location is in the heart of quiet, secluded Ship Bottom. The Drifting Sands is a 100-room oceanfront, family-friendly... Read more

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