February 12, 2012

RVC Outdoor Destinations

by Katie Breyer

I work with a company (RVC Outdoor Destinations) that has created & branded the concept of Outdoor Destinations. These are basically outdoor resorts for luxurious camping with upscale amenities and accommodations mixed with beautiful natural environments. I’d like to tell you a little bit about their unique lodging options…

RVC worked with Athens Park Homes to create their own customized RVC Resort Cottages. They come fully furnished with lofts, flat screen TVs, washers/dryers, bathrooms, fully appointed kitchens, and fresh bed linens & towels. They also include a BBQ grill, picnic table, and fire ring for outdoor cooking and gathering. While RVC Resort Cottages are small, they can sleep up to four adults and two children with the bedroom, loft and fold-out sofa.

RVC has yurts at two of their resort properties (GA and AR). They are located in a semi-private area enclosed by trees and come with circular decks, fire rings, and picnic tables. All are furnished with comfy beds and have climate controls included.

RV Sites
For the open-road travelers, RVC has modern RV sites with full hookups, 50/100 amp service, cable, and free Wi-Fi. Most are waterfront or water-view sites.

RVC has Outdoor Destinations in Hot Springs, AR; Pine Mountain, GA; Carrabelle, FL; South Walton County, FL; and Asheville, NC. Please enjoy the photos.

Thanks for allowing me to share!
Katie Breyer

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Alfred - February 12, 2012 Reply

Before Katie Breyer gets trashed here (I am still shaking my head about the treatment Matt received last week), let me offer a preemptive strike in her/their defense.

Look, I have no idea whether these yurts and cabins are “green” or the developments “sustainable”, or if they possess any of the other virtues so often lauded here. Perhaps not.

However, RVC does provide one thing that could genuinely be of use to a lot of folks here: a type of ‘try before you buy opportunity”

Lets be honest, its one thing to read posts, cruise the net, and fantasize about what it would be like to live in a tiny structure, and its quite another thing to actually do it, even for a few days.

I myself have never spent a night inside a yurt, and you know, before I bought one, I might like to try it out. Maybe there is something about them which I don’t know and I can’t imagine in cyberspace, something that I would get very quickly by physically spending time in one.

The same goes for those who haven’t spent time in a tiny cabin.

In short, RVC is providing a way to actually spend some time in these (with partner/family) to give it a go and find out how thy match with our imaginings

On their website, I found the cabins are $99/night, the yurts $55. Not cheap, but not outrageous either. If nothing else, it could be fun.

So before everyone piles on, perhaps this aspect of their developments are worth considering.

    ... - February 12, 2012 Reply

    I agree with you fully. Now if only the article was written that way, instead of the sales pitch it comes across as.

      http://kevinsmicrohomestead.wordpress.com/ - February 12, 2012 Reply

      It is always a mater of perspective. There is value in everything posted here if you want to see it .
      To many people get hung up on the delivery or there perception of it and look for the negative .

      Instead of bitching and pissing and condemning like a bunch of hypercritics here I challenge you to find the big takeaway in every post. 😉

        Mike - February 16, 2012 Reply

        You’ll note this blog emphasizes the Tiny Home in the Landscape pretty prominently. The page I’m guessing we’re NOT on is Tiny home in a Trailer Park with concrete, asphalt, and zero lot line building spacing and cookie-cutter execution.

        IF you want to experience the try before you buy, you’ve missed the point entirely. A tiny home is something you build yourself or are fully engaged in during the design and building process.

        Anything else is a manufactured home. And a manufactured home is the antithesis of a Tiny Home.

          hillbilleter - July 22, 2013 Reply

          Mike, some people cannot experience your idea of the full “tiny house experience,” because of disabilities, age, time, or a myriad of other valid reasons. Yet they want or need a tiny home because of its convenience, easier upkeep, mobility, etc. So, I would say that your idea of the tiny house experience being an all or nothing, from the wheels up building/living experience would be the ideal. Humans being what they are, your ideal isn’t always possible. My husband and I are both retired/disabled and cannot build anything ourselves, so I would like to try a day or two in a tiny house with my husband watching UFC fights all night before actually building something that may not be our ideal. I would love a tiny house, but it may be better for use to have it as a getaway instead of a place where you can’t close a door to block the TV noise anytime you want. I suspect a small house with a separate bedroom might be best for us. I’d like to try one before taking out a loan.

    MJ - February 13, 2012 Reply

    Good on ya, Alfred! Great points to consider.

    cj - February 13, 2012 Reply

    I had same thought. I was immediately looking into the Yurt property for location. I would love to try it out for a week. I also see the value for vacationers that don’t want typical hotels.

Angie - February 13, 2012 Reply

If nothing else, I enjoy the photos and ideas for the dreams I have.

Luke - February 13, 2012 Reply

what I like the most… those Lofts have stairs! Ladders are ok for some people, not for me.

    Benjamin - February 13, 2012 Reply

    I’m with you. I have nothing against ladders per-se, but I don’t relish the idea of negotiating a ladder in the middle of the night to get to the bathroom.

Paula - February 13, 2012 Reply

Yeah a bit of a sales pitch but I have no qualms with looking at options for traveling somewhere and staying “tiny” or “small”. I’ve recently done alot of research on Athens Park park models and they are a certified green builder. The models are a great 400 sq. ft. option for people as well. We are considering putting one as a rental on our property.

I wouldn’t want this site to become an ad site clothed in an article on a regular basis but every once in awhile it’s no big deal and I enjoyed reading this post. Poor Kent has to come up with stuff EVERY day. Throwing something different in the mix is good.

CW - February 13, 2012 Reply

I know it’s a sales pitch, but I still think it’s great! I’d love to stay in a yurt to see if it is indeed the ‘tiny house’ that I want to buy. I am going to their website right now.

Deb - February 17, 2012 Reply

Promoting the vacation site is this gals’s job. She is getting the word out to this unique group who have expressed appeal for precisely these structures. She was completely up front about that from her first sentence and highly respectful and low key. She informed rather than giving a hard sell. Very nicely done! I wish they were further North. Our family would have a real kick staying in one of the cottages or Yurts! Also, remember that this is an edited site. Content has been approved for our view by the good people who bring us this fun newsletter.
I am happy to hear a call for kindness. This is A-OK with me, especially as it has been done. Thanks

Dana - May 20, 2014 Reply

I agree with Alfred…before I spend the time and money on a tiny house, only to get rid of it, I would like to know if I can really stand being in that small of a space for an extended period. Due to my lifestyle, pets and other aspects, I do know that full-time living is not an option for me. However, I would like to experience tiny house living in order to determine if it would fit into my life as a cabin or writer’s retreat. I welcome information in any form from anyone, any company, that is willing to rent out their small space so that others may experience the lifestyle.

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