Best Parks in America Inc. announced that Bella Terra of Gulf Shores (www.bellaterraRVresort.com), located in Gulf Shores, Ala., is the newest affiliate of Best Parks in America, a national network of highly rated, premier RV resorts and campgrounds.
Bella Terra is an exclusive Class A RV resort located on the “Emerald Coast” just minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. Situated on 40 pristine acres, the resort opened in November and is receiving the highest ratings and recognition from within the industry as well as from guests and visitors to the resort, according to a news release. The 176-site resort offers fully deeded ownership as well as a rental resort component that allows for daily, weekly and long term rental opportunities.
“We have worked tirelessly for almost three years to create what we hope to be the ‘best of breed’ in a family of RV resort communities and we’re truly excited to be recognized and in the company of the Best Parks in America,” said Tripp Keber, executive vice president of business development for Sagebrush Realty Development.
Bella Terra has been recognized with top honors from Woodall’s, Good Sam Club and Trailer Life Directory, and most recently Wheeler’s RV Resort Guide making Bella Terra one of the highest rated resorts in the country.
Bella Terra offers a long list of amenities including a Grand Clubhouse with a resort style infinity edge pool (shown above), a large heated spa and outdoor barbeque, a nine-acre centerpiece lake with gazebo, a putting green, bocce ball court and horseshoe pit as well as areas designated for pets. In addition to these popular outdoor amenities, Bella Terra sports a fully appointed fitness center, a business center with free Internet access, Wi-Fi access throughout the resort, washer/dryer facilities located in the “en-suite” bathhouses, a large catering kitchen as well as a private movie theater available to all guests and owners for public and private viewing occasions.
“The addition of Bella Terra to the Best Parks in America family of outstanding RV resorts and campgrounds is a significant milestone for BPA,” said David Gorin, president of Best Parks in America Inc. “We’re proud to add this beautiful new resort to the Best Parks network and know that RVers will be thrilled with this great place to vacation along Alabama’s Gulf coast.”
“We believe we are setting a new standard for facilities, service, and amenities that many RVers look for in a resort,” said Chuck Smith, president of Bella Terra Realty Holdings LLC. “We are thrilled to set the standard for resort developers and believe we are in fine company with the other resorts that constitute Best Parks in America.”
Best Parks in America is a national organization of America’s highly rated RV parks and campgrounds. There are 28 affiliated resorts in 16 states and new parks are becoming part of the expanding network each week. A complete listing of resorts can be found at www.bestparks.com.
Bella Terra of Gulf Shores, a Class A motorhome RV resort in Foley, Ala., is preparing for a five- day grand opening celebration May 6-10.
This celebration marks the official launch of the RV resort, which had a soft opening last November. Five days of festivities are planned, including a wine and cheese kickoff reception, a traditional Gulf Coast crawfish boil (to be held poolside with live entertainment) and a bon voyage catered continental brunch in the resort’s 6,000-square-foot grand clubhouse, according to a news release.
Construction began on the 40-acre Bella Terra resort in September 2007. It offers both full ownership, as well as rentals through its resort management offering. Resort lots range in price from $89,000 to $155,000 with over 80% of Phase I lots sold to date.
Bella Terra of Gulf Shores is the first in a family of nationally branded luxury RV resorts with lots both for sale and for rent. Sagebrush Realty Development, the resort’s developer, brings to the industry over 40 years of combined experience in development and property management.
”We are excited about the grand opening celebration, as it brings our owners and guests together at our beautiful resort for fun-filled activities and camaraderie,” said Chuck Smith, president of Bella Terra RV Resort. “Like the parents of a child, we are obviously proud of Bella Terra. It is extremely satisfying to have our efforts confirmed by the perfect ratings we received from Woodall’s and Good Sam Club. It is a testament to our staff and the quality of the resort.”
The Gulf Shores location for this first Bella Terra resort was selected due to area’s amenities and high growth potential. Onsite, owners are able to enjoy a luxury lifestyle with concierge service, planned resort activities and clubhouse complete with fitness center and private movie theatre.
“Bella Terra of Gulf Shores continues to be well received throughout the industry,” said Tripp Keber, executive vice president, Sagebrush Realty Development.”Over the past 18 months, we have worked tirelessly to ensure that the resort is aligned with the appropriate partnerships. These relationships include the best of breed in high-end manufacturers, RV dealerships and coach affinity groups. We believe these relationships are symbiotic and key to our overall success.”
Demand for high-end resorts such as Bella Terra continue to remain strong despite today’s difficult economic conditions, he continued. One factor is the Baby Boomer generation and Boomers’ demand for resorts with all the amenities one would expect from a five-star resort. Keber added, “Additionally, we are confident that through these partnerships we’ll demonstrate that this resort chain is redefining luxury living for RV travelers moving across the country. It has been great receiving the validation we have received to date.”