Guadalupe River RV Resort plans to purchase a 15-acre tract of land in Kerrville, Texas, as part of its campground expansion effort.
The $3.2 million expansion could take place either later this year or early 2011, according to the San Antonio Business Journal.
“The expansion will be nothing but high-end park model cabins,” says Bob Temple, who is the managing partner of the investor group that owns the park. “It will be a gated community and will have its own clubhouse and pool.”
Five years ago, Temple and his partners bought RV resort property in Kerrville and invested in $450,000 worth of improvements.
These improvements included building an amphitheater and concert stage by the river. The upgrades also included installing new plumbing and electrical services for more than half of the campsites. The investors also obtained a license to sell beer, wine and liquor at the campground and set up the camp to host rock and country concerts. The park has concerts planned this year for Memorial Day Weekend, Fourth of July Weekend and Labor Day Weekend.
“The previous owner is a nice guy, but he had not employed sufficient staff to maintain the property or bring out its natural beauty,” Temple says. “The grass was 5feet high all the way to the river.”
The current expansion plan comes on the heels of the RV resort earning two top ratings from prominent campground industry organizations.
The Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) named the Guadalupe River RV Resort its “Park of the Year.” The Kerrville resort also earned two 5W ratings from Woodall’s North American Campground Directory.
The park has been recognized for excellence in operations, customer service reviews, park promotions, management skills, employee training and community service. The park has also been recognized for having quality RV and recreational facilities.
“This tells me that people are noticing that we’re actually doing our job,” says Temple.