Pa.’s Lake Raystown Resort Joins RVC Family
RVC Outdoor Destinations announced today (July 23) that Lake Raystown Resort in Entriken, Pa., will be re-flagged as an RVC Outdoor Destination in March 2014.
The property was developed by Jules Patt in 1984 and is one of the finest outdoor destinations in the country, according to an RVC news release. Lake Raystown Resort’s addition into the Memphis-based RVC’s portfolio of outdoor hospitality properties will coincide with its 30th anniversary.
Brother and sister duo, Josh Patt and Samantha Patt Kozak, recently purchased their father’s interest in Lake Raystown Resort and continue to operate the over 400-acre property that includes a 52-room Lodge, 79 cabins and villas, 221 RV sites, a 650-slip marina, the Wild River Water Park and a 22,000-square-foot state-of-the-art Conference Center.
Lake Raystown Resort is the second separately owned property to be flagged an RVC Outdoor Destination. In addition to providing long-term asset management and branding, RVC will provide capital for improvements and expansion.
“We are very excited to have Samantha and Josh joining the RVC movement and honored that they are adding their wonderful Lake Raystown Resort to RVC’s collection of upscale outdoor recreational properties,” said Andy Cates, RVC president. “They are great operators who add a lot to what we do, and their property is already one of the best outdoor destinations in the country. RVC is redefining outdoor recreation and camping by providing unique environments that provide a consistently high-quality guest experience.”
“Our family has been committed to high quality outdoor hospitality for three decades,” said Josh Patt. “RVC is the first company and brand that reflects what we have developed at Lake Raystown Resort. Also, they bring collaborative resources and support that will allow Lake Raystown Resort to grow and improve.”
Kozak added, “Ever since I first read about what RVC was doing, I was excited because their efforts were so similar to what we have been doing here for many years. We have always searched for a way to expand our market reach and to be a part of something larger, and after spending over a year getting to know the RVC team and seeing some of their resorts, we are very pleased to be a part of the RVC family.”