Construction is underway on a 53-site expansion of the popular Springs at Borrego RV Resort and Golf Course in Borrego Springs, Calif.
General Manager Daniel Wright said that while financing remains tight, he recently found a lender willing to finance construction of the additional RV sites at the 90-site resort, according to a news release.
“Construction is underway now, and we expect to have the new sites available by Jan. 1,” Wright said, adding that the new sites will have 70-foot-long cement slabs, which are long enough for a 40- to 45-foot RV and an extra vehicle of any size.
Wright said the additional spaces will increase the odds for the hundreds of American and Canadian snowbirds that patiently wait for a site to open up at the resort each winter.
“In the past three years, we’ve had to turn away more than 12,000 nights’ worth of business due to a shortage of campsites,” Wright said. “Hopefully, this expansion will be able to accommodate some of the additional demand.”
Meanwhile, the resort continues to build a loyal following with its increasing variety of activities, entertainment and amenities.
The resort offers classes in water aerobics, Qi Gong, Tai Chi and Yoga in addition to tennis clinics and line dancing. The resort also offers frequent wine tasting social hours as well as monthly “star parties” with world-renowned astronomer and sky photographer Dennis Mammana. The parties include a buffet-style dinner, after which Mammana provides a short lecture and slide show on a particular topic. He then invites the participants to look into the galaxies through telescopes that are set up within walking distance of the park for the convenience of resort guests.
The Springs at Borrego has also opened an onsite wellness center led by Anna Morris, a holistic health practitioner and expert in Ayurvedic massage who trained with Deepak Chopra and Dr. Vasant Lad, two of the nation’s premier experts in holistic health medicine.
Morris is joined by Amy Baay, a licensed massage practitioner, and Betty Patterson, a licensed acupuncturist who also does herbal medicine and teaches classes in Qi Gong, an energy building exercise with slow body movements.
Other improvements are also underway, including a new dog park and a traffic security gate. The park’s showers are also being remodeled, and the resort just completed construction of two new shower rooms.
“We will also be opening a new combination exhibition tennis court and outdoor entertainment venue. It’s a sunken bowl with a tennis court in the center and gently sloping sides with grass so we can hold an entertainment function, such as a live music performance for several hundred people,” Wright said, adding, “We are also ramping up our entertainment schedule and hope to have live music almost every week during the high season of January through mid-April.”
Debbie Sipe, executive director of the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC), said The Springs at Borrego exemplifies some of the more innovative activities and amenities available in California’s RV resorts.
For more information on The Springs at Borrego RV Resort and Golf Course, visit www.springsatborrego.com.