Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Pine Mountain Keeping Others in Mind This Holiday

The month of November has been a busy one for Pine Mountain, an RVC Outdoor Destination, and December is already creeping up! The annual Thanksgiving lunch was successful and as joyful as they expected it to be – with about 90 guests (not including staff and family) socializing and enjoying the tasty feast (Be sure to check the Facebook Page for photos!). Now, Pine Mountain has just announced that they are officially a drop off point for the “Toys for Tots” program. Anyone wanting to donate can drop off new, unopened toys at the station in the lodge now until December 16th. General Manager Warren Adams is proud that Pine Mountain can assist in this great cause, and adds that “he cannot stand the thought of a child not receiving a gift on Christmas.”

For those of you who are not familiar with the Toys for Tots program, here is a little background. It’s a non-profit charitable program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve. There are dropping off points all over the U.S. for anyone to donate new, unwrapped toys. The toys are given as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community, who then get to be a part of this special holiday tradition.

And, don’t forget that Pine Mountain is also featuring the “Mid-Week Fantasy in Lights” package, in which 10% of the proceeds will be given to the Salvation Army. A great package for families or couples, this includes TWO tickets to the famous Callaway Gardens’ Fantasy in Lights show, One concrete site (Azalea) with cable and free Wi-Fi, One bundle of firewood, and Two complimentary gourmet coffees in the morning. Value = $85, Pine Mountain's price = just $69. The package is valid for Monday-Thursday nights from November 19th to December 30th. If you’ve never been to Callaway’s Fantasy in Lights, you’ll want to see this. And while you’re relishing in the sites and sounds or relaxing by the fire pit with a cup of hot co-co, you can be comforted in the fact that you have helped to give back to those less fortunate.

 It’s the most wonderful time of the year! 

Call or e-mail Pine Mountain for any questions: 706-663-4329 or pinemountain@rvcoutdoors.com

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

First Time in Industry History; New RVC Partnership Formed

Park Model Pact: RVC, American RV & Athens

November 24, 2010 by RV Business
Article here: Link

For the first time ever, an outdoor hospitality company, an RV dealership and a manufacturer are forming a joint venture.

RVC Outdoor Destinations will be teaming with American RV of Olive Branch, Miss., a dealership carrying a variety of RV classes and park models, and  Athens Park Homes of East Texas, quality builder of RV park models, park model cabins and now the Resort Cottages branded by RVC, according to a news release.

“This is the first time in the RV industry that these three types of establishments have formed a partnership,” said Phil Surles of Athens Park Homes and manufacturer of RVC Resort Cottages.

RVC President Andy Cates added, “A dynamic team has been formed and I believe it will drive more interest to park models and to the outdoor hospitality industry.”

The partnership is new for everyone involved, but relationship ties beforehand have helped to ease the way. Cates and Peter Albano, president of American RV, have been supportive friends providing feedback to each other in the past. Albano was interested in pursuing the park model business that Cates and the RVC team have spent considerable time exploring.

Each company expects to benefit from this venture by giving interested buyers a new and improved product line, thus widening their purchasing options. The RVC Resort Cottage’s superior architectural design, layout options and overall quality are just some of the features that make it stand out from traditional park models.

In addition to providing a new line of park models, American RV is now able to offer a highly attractive destination for people interested in purchasing an RVC Resort Cottage, which can be placed at any RVC Outdoor Destination. American RV will continue to offer traditional park models, which are ideal for farms, hunting camps, recreational land and guest houses.

Furthermore, RVC Outdoor Destinations will assist in sales of RVs by arranging a smooth “maiden voyage” experience. This program is designed to help the new RV owner from purchase to their first RV vacation at an RVC Outdoor Destination. American RV is reciprocating favors by helping to drive traffic to RVC properties via park model sales and cross marketing.

About the Principals
RVC Outdoor Destinations is rapidly becoming a leading outdoor hospitality company. Based in Memphis, Tenn., RVC Outdoor Destinations owns and operates six properties in the Southeast, one of which is a boat club. An RVC Outdoor Destination is a natural environment mixed with a hotel experience. Their properties are typically located in scenic pastoral settings often with significant water frontage.

American RV, located not far from RVC’s headquarters, has been operating for over 10 years and is the oldest northern Mississippi RV dealership. They take pride in their vast selection, dutiful assistance and economical prices. Their “easy to find…hard to beat!” motto reflects their devotion to sell the right kind of motor or land home for each customer.

Athens Park Homes is headquartered in East Texas and operates the nation’s largest park model manufacturing plant. With their already advanced floorplans and features, they have joined RVC to create another exceptional product in the industry.

More information on these partners:
RVC Outdoor Destination

Monday, November 22, 2010

Pine Mountain's Gobbler and Cobbler Feast 2010...A Tradition!

This Thanksgiving, Pine Mountain will have its annual Thanksgiving lunch, a collaborative effort between the staff and their guests. This is one of Pine Mountain's most favorite events as it is a way to get everyone together to socialize, eat, and mix their good spirits (....plus the amazing food is abundant!) The meats and dressing are provided and guests are invited to bring their favorite traditional side dishes to be served as well. The feast will be served at 1:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, and the festivities will continue until every guest is stuffed!
After dinner, guests are encouraged to sit around the fire pits to relish and enjoy this fall holiday. Coffee, beer, and wine is available at the community lodge, and don't forget about the game room for the kids! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Carrabelle Boat Club Gives the Franklin County Press Tour its First Taste of Carrabelle, FL

Last Wednesday, November 11, was a lovely evening for RVC's Carrabelle Boat Club, as they hosted the Welcome Reception for the Franklin County Press Tour. This is a tour of 20-30 travel writers from all over the country that are visiting Franklin County, FL in preparations of future articles on the area. Carrabelle Boat Club welcomed an estimated 75 attendees which included local political leaders, business leaders, Club members, and journalists. Captain Chester Reese, of Natural World Charters - 'sportfishing and environmental excursions providing adventure and education on the Gulf of Mexico' - gave a brief, yet colorful description of the local area. Captain Reese will be partnering with the Carrabelle Boat Club and will be giving ecotourism and fishing charter tours starting December 1st. Also, special thanks to The Pit Stop for providing an amazing and delicious display of local delights. Check the Carrabelle Boat Club Facebook page for pictures coming soon, and thank you to everyone that attended!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Pine Mountain is giving back to the community with their "Mid-week Fantasy" package

RVC's Pine Mountain, GA destination will offer a “Mid-week Fantasy” package to coincide with the Callaway Gardens “Fantasy in Lights” show. The package can be purchased from Nov. 19 to Dec. 30 for mid-week stay only.

Guests of Pine Mountain will have the benefit of obtaining access to the many amenities and features the resort has to offer, while also enjoying Callaway Gardens’ famous holiday light and sound show. RVC Outdoor Destinations has chosen to give back to the community by giving ten percent of the package proceeds to the Salvation Army.

This special holiday package is for Monday-Thursday reservations, but weekend lodging is also available for purchase. The package will include two tickets to the Fantasy in Lights show, one concrete site (Azalea) with cable and free Wi-Fi, a bundle of firewood, and two complimentary gourmet coffees in the morning. The cost of the package is $69, with a value of $85. Additional nights for the concrete sites are $40. Cabin and yurt stay is not included in the package.

Pine Mountain, an RVC Outdoor Destination is only three miles from Callaway Gardens, and just one hour from Atlanta. RV and non RV guests are welcome and there are cabins available for rent starting at $80 a night. There are also furnished yurts available for stay starting at $38 a night. Along with cozy accommodations, guests can enjoy concierge service, a community lodge with a coffee, beer, and wine bar, free Wi-Fi, activities pavilion, Bark Park Off-leash area, plus more.

The “Mid-week Fantasy” package cannot be combined with other offers and reservations are required. Pine Mountain, an RVC Outdoor Destination is located at 8804 Hamilton Rd, Pine Mountain, GA 38122. For more information, click here. To make your “Mid-week Fantasy” reservations, call 706-663-4329.