Wednesday, December 7, 2011

RVC Outdoor launches joint venture with Horizon RV Resorts

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- RVC Outdoor Destinations and Horizon RV Resorts have formed a joint venture to facilitate RVC’s ongoing expansion efforts and to improve both RVC’s and Horizon’s broader operating platforms, the companies announced today.
Horizon will immediately begin assisting RVC in searching for property acquisition and joint venture opportunities, focusing especially on properties in the Western United States.

“We have respected Horizon for many years and are excited to formalize a deeper relationship with them. RVC has grown exponentially since the company was created five years ago, and we are now moving beyond our initial regional footprint,” said Andy Cates, president of RVC Outdoor Destinations.

“RVC Outdoor Destinations is uniquely positioned, fully funded, and actively expanding within this segment of the outdoor hospitality industry," said Randy Hendrickson, president of Horizon RV Resorts. "We are excited to play a significant role in their expansion and are looking forward to working more closely in improving our collective operations. Moreover, RVC’s professionalism and commitment to the industry make them a formidable partner, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to join forces with them.”


In addition to working together in expanding RVC’s network of properties, RVC and Horizon will share industry information, research and best practices. Also, both companies will work together to improve purchasing power and increase marketing impact. Horizon RV Resorts will also provide RVC with additional operational capacity in its expansion, including properties sourced through the joint venture.

“The world is changing, and has changed, dramatically over the last ten years. For the outdoor hospitality industry to move forward and improve, owners and operators of high-quality properties need to work together to encourage clearer segmentation and identification," said Cates. "We believe like-minded property owners want to work within a collaborative system that provides capital, marketing expertise, operating capacity, and best practice sharing. Randy and I have discussed this for years and are ready to move ahead with this logical next step.”

RVC owns and operates a unique collection of upscale destination properties that include RV sites, yurts, and cabins. The company is headquartered in Memphis, Tenn.
For more information, visit www.rvcoutdoors.com.

Horizon RV Resorts is a third-party RV park management, consulting, acquisitions and development group exclusively serving the outdoor hospitality industry. Their corporate offices are in Westlake Village, Calif., and Greenwood Village, Colo.
For more information, visit http://www.horizonrvresorts.com/.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

We're improving our Destinations!


Whether you've stayed with us or not we'd love to hear what you think! 
As we are always trying to improve and create the perfect place for you and your family, we have created a survey to help us share our Outdoor Destinations. 
The survey is designed to give us more insight into how we can serve you better.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Pot Luck Thanksgiving...Pine Mountain Style!


Every year, Pine Mountain, an RVC Outdoor Destination looks forward to hosting our annual Thanksgiving dinner. Come with a hungry belly to fill up with all kinds of delicious traditional food...without having to do the hard work of cooking! Along with the feast, we've planned other special events for you to bond with friends (old & new) and family.

The Details

When: Thanksgiving Day - November 24, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Pine Mountain, an RVC Outdoor Destination; in our main lodge
What to Bring: Your favorite entree, side dish or dessert to share!
Other Fun Stuff: Santa will be making his first appearance in "Santa's Workshop" (our lodge) at 4:00 p.m. to take pictures with children (parents must bring their own cameras).

Additional Details: The turkey (1 smoked, 1 baked and 1 deep fried) and dressing will be provided. Guests must register at the front desk. The office closes at 5 PM. This event is for Pine Mountain's guests only.



If you haven't made your RV site or cabin reservations yet, do it NOW! This is very popular and fills up quick. Bring on the holiday joy!






Call Pine Mountain, an RVC Outdoor Destination, for more info & to book: 706-663-4329.


"We are thankful for all of our wonderful visitors and the memories we've shared with them." - Pine Mountain staff


Find us on Facebook for last minute details: facebook.com/pinemountainrvc

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Calling all Motorcycle Enthusiasts...you don't want to miss this event!

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We want to see you at this FUN event this weekend (Nov. 4-6) in Pine Mountain, Georgia!


Rollin’ Rumble will be a motorcycle rally with more than 35 vendors setting up displays and giving out information and prizes. Dealers such as Harley Davidson, Honda and Suzuki will be holding a raffle for prizes. There will also be involvement from military recruiters, including a large display from the National Infantry Museum of Columbus, GA. 

PLUS a poker run, swap meet, shopping booths, food, and a band playing Friday and Saturday night for guests to enjoy.

Partial proceeds raised at this event will go to the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit organization with the mission of “honoring and empowering wounded warriors.” For more information on WWP, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.

Tickets can be purchased at the gate. Visit www.pinemountain.rvcoutdoors.com for more information!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Congratulations to our Survey Contest winner!




Congratulations to Lawson & Kimberly Chapman (and Daisy) for winning the survey contest! 

"Thanks so much to the RVC Outdoors crew for our new Kindle! We really enjoyed our stay at Live Oak Landing in Florida and hope to return soon. We also are wanting to visit other RVC destinations! (with the new Kindle of course). Thanks again!"


Each guest is sent a Satisfaction Survey within a week of check out. If the survey is completed you are entered into a chance to win a free Kindle eReader. If you stay at multiple Outdoor Destinations you have multiple chances to win!


Thank you Lawson, Kimberly, & Daisy! We enjoyed having you!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Like Us and Win Facebook Contest winners



Congratulations to the Walkers our Like Us and Win Facebook Contest Winners! We welcome you to our new property, Catherine's Landing in Hot Springs, Arkansas!

At the beginning of each month, a random name will be chosen from the likes section of the Facebook page. After the person has been chosen we will give them a free weekend getaway.

Like all of our properties to increase your chances for a free getaway:

Catherine's Landing - Hot Springs, Arkansas

Pine Mountain - Pine Mountain, Georgia

Carrabelle Beach - Carrabelle, Florida

Live Oak Landing - Freeport, Florida

Thank you so much to the Walkers we loved having you!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Live Oak Landing Offers Guided Fishing Tours with Wounded Warrior Charter Fishing!

Just announced! 


Guests to Live Oak Landing, an RVC Outdoor Destination in Walton County, Florida, can go on a guided fishing trip and explore the Choctawhatchee River system and Emerald Coast with local expert - Captain Mark McDuffie.

Click to read about this new offering, then visit Live Oak Landing's website to book your reservations and start the adventure!


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Catherine's Landing Welcomes Manager and New Activities!

Welcome to the RVC team, Brad Boler! 

Brad is the general manager of Catherine's Landing, RVC Outdoor Destinations' newest resort in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Brad Boler joined the RVC team in June after managing an RV resort in northern Minnesota.  Brad has spent several years in the resort industry working with his father Bob Boler, who founded Leisure Resorts of America.  Leisure Resorts of America provides third party management and consulting for the RV resort industry for clients nationwide. Prior to getting involved in this industry, Brad spent several years living and studying in Germany as an exchange student. He is a graduate from the University of Oregon who has a passion for golf, traveling and the outdoors, naturally.



That's not the only exciting news for this resort, Catherine's Landing has also added new activities! And, they have plans to keep adding all kinds of fun stuff, saying they've been forming new ideas every week. Here's what you can find on top of what they already offer:

  • 21' pontoon boat for rent! Cruise around, fish or go tubing with the inner tube that's included with the boat...summer's not over yet!
  • TWO grills in the pavilion. Being outdoors is all about cooking out!
  • Pool aerobics class - this has been a favorite for all ages. Beat the heat and get your day started right with a little exercise.
  • Golf cart rentals - get around the property quicker and easier!
  • Bean bag toss and ladder golf - in a new activity area with picnic tables! Located next to the large pavilion so ice and drinks are close.
  • We offer discounted tickets to Arkansas' best water and theme park - Magic Springs and Crystal Falls! Just ask the front desk.

Like we said, summer is far from over! It's your chance to gather the family for a vacation before school starts and beat the heat on Lake Catherine. Click here to make your reservations!




Tuesday, July 19, 2011

"RV Destination: They Take Paradise and Put up a Parking Pad"



Catherine's Landing was featured in an article in the Sunday edition of the Memphis Commercial Appeal. Read it here!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Photo of the Day - Carrabelle Boat Club





Photo Catch of the Day comes from Andrew at Carrabelle Boat Club in Carrabelle, Florida.

Sandals: Check
Boat: Check
Hat: Check
Sunglasses: Check
Fishing rod and reel: Check & Check
Another awesome day away from the office: Check


Have a photo, camping tip, or just want to share your experience at one of the Outdoor Destinations on our blog? Send it to aembry@rvcoutdoors.com

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Photo of the day - Catherine's Landing

Our photo of the day comes from Ian at Catherine's Landing, in Hotsprings, AR. Our Assistant to the manager Ian (right) endured his first paddle board lesson from the experienced paddle board veteran Autry. Ian says:

"It was very tough to get your balance on a standup paddle board, but somehow I survived without taking a dip!"

Have a photo, camping tip, or just want to share your experience at one of the Outdoor Destinations on our blog? Send it to aembry@rvcoutdoors.com


Become a fan of Live Oak Landing on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Celebrating all dads here at Pine Mountain


Father’s Day is coming up on June 19th. You'll notice the Father's Day themed potluck event here at Pine Mountain.

Sunday, we’ll be gathering everyone with food and gifts thanking father's for being dragged along to all those after school events and sponsoring your oboe lessons. Bring your dish and include it in the wide variety of food sure to please all dads.

Where: Pine Mountain: an RVC Outdoor Destination
8804 Hamilton rd, Pine Mountain GA, 31822
(706) 663-4329
When: June 19th, 2011
Time 12:00pm - !:30pm
Register your dish by Saturday June 18th 5pm

Monday, June 13, 2011

Pine Mountain Raises More Than $1,000 for Alabama Tornado Victims


RVC is very proud of our Georgia property, Pine Mountain, an RVC Outdoor Destination, for their charitable work in a fundraiser for victims of the April storms in Alabama. If you didn't hear about these, many states in the South had damaging storms and record breaking tornadoes, leaving many people without shelter, food and basic necessities.

Pine Mountain raised approximately $1227.00 in this disaster relief fundraiser for the storm victims of Eclectic, Alabama (just a couple hours from Pine Mountain, GA). They also filled three trailers and multiple trucks of donated every-day use items and food to be given to victims. Pine Mountain worked with Heaven’s Saints Motorcycle Ministry (HSMM), a national Christian motorcycle organization, who raised an additional $2570.00 in cash donations from Calvary Tabernacle Assembly in Smiths Station, Alabama, Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, and HSMM family and friends.

The donations were driven to Eclectic, Alabama for two days, starting on May 19 with HSMM. Jim Anderson, General Manager of Pine Mountain, an RVC Outdoor Destination, said the monetary donations are still trickling in and they are continuing to send these.

All donations were given to Agape Assembly of God church, located in Eclectic. The church administration is using the money to purchase furniture and pay for hotel rooms for people who lost their homes from the damaging April tornadoes, as well as distributing the item donations to people through an on-site store and via deliveries. The church is helping in the recovery process particularly for Myers Country Estate, a trailer park that was destroyed by a tornado.

“With the help of our home church (Agape Assembly) and the assistance of its pastor, Joe Creamer, we have been able to coordinate deliveries, set-up a store, and arrange distribution of all donations through the use of this facility. Community volunteers have worked tirelessly since May 21 alongside (HSMM) chapter members, making an array of phone calls - from contacting victims to coordinating donation deliveries - and stocking shelves, packaging and arranging items for delivery to families, and continually meeting the needs of the people,” said Denise Grier, HSMM representative and church member/fundraising coordinator.

“It was a pleasure working with Pine Mountain in this effort and we hope the donations help many families. We think the fundraiser was successful and want to give a big thanks to everyone who donated and participated in moving the donations.” 
Lamar Richardson, HSMM President and Alabama state representative.








Thursday, June 2, 2011

Photo of the Day - Live Oak Landing





Our photo of the day comes from Patricia at Live Oak Landing in Freeport, Florida.


"Fishing in the Black Creek, Skipper shows off his catch of the day. He was so happy."


Have a photo, camping tip, or just want to share your experience at one of the Outdoor Destinations on our blog? Send it to aembry@rvcoutdoors.com


Become a fan of Live Oak Landing on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! 

Friday, May 20, 2011

RVC Outdoor Destinations and Pilot Flying J Form Strategic Relationship



RVC Outdoor Destinations has formed a strategic alliance with Pilot Flying J, the largest retail operator of travel centers in North America. Through this relationship, RVC will give guests a complimentary membership to Pilot Flying J’s reward program for RV drivers.

“We wanted to partner with Pilot Flying J not only because they are a top-rated company, but also because we feel the pain of the rising gas prices, especially for RV travelers,” said Yale Spina, RVC Vice President and Director of Operations.

In regards to these high fuel prices, RVC is giving each and every guest an exclusive membership that includes a Pilot Flying J frequent fueler advantage card and RV travel guide in an effort to keep RVers on the open road. 

With the frequent fueler card, RV patrons will receive many benefits, including discounts on gasoline, diesel, propane fuel and dumping fees at any participating Pilot Flying J location. The cards have no expiration date. The travel guide that guests will also receive shows the location of every travel center that accepts the membership discount along with other useful information, such as if the locations have restaurants, RV parking, RV dumping and bulk propane. The locations and contact information are listed for every state.

Each RVC “Outdoor Destination” will give guests this gift upon check-out. These are the RVC properties:

·         Carrabelle Beach, an RVC Outdoor Destination (Carrabelle, Florida)
·         Catherine’s Landing, an RVC Outdoor Destination (Hot Springs, Arkansas)
·         Live Oak Landing, an RVC Outdoor Destination (Freeport, Florida)
·         Pine Mountain, an RVC Outdoor Destination (Pine Mountain, Georgia)

For more information on Pilot Flying J, visit www.pilottravelcenters.com. For more information about the Frequent Fueler Advantage Program, click here.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Live Oak Landing Grand Opening Celebration!

Mark your calendars - You’re invited to Live Oak Landing's grand opening celebration, Thursday, June 9!

Come enjoy the live music, yummy catered food and refreshments, and private tours of the property – including the custom-built RVC Resort Cottages! The event is open to the public, so bring your family and friends! 

We’ll be doing a ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony, too! 

When? Thursday, June 9 from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where? Live Oak Landing property - 229 Pitts Avenue in Freeport, FL 32439
Directions: Live Oak Landing resides on the north side of the Choctawhatchee Bay, just east of the Hwy 331 bridge and up Black Creek.
Cost? FREE!


Did you know?

*Live Oak Landing is the only overnight accommodation in the entire city of Freeport, and it also happens to be a resort.

*Live Oak Landing gives guest some of the best fishing in the state; having river, bay, gulf and creek fishing.

One more thing –

We’re offering a very special discount on your entire stay…
50% OFF both RV sites and cottages! (see the “specials” section of our website for details)

You don’t want to miss out on all this fun! Hope to see you all there…

Questions? Give them a call -
877-436-5063






Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Photo of the day - Mountain Springs Cabins

Pekin Ducks 




Our photo of the day comes from Alicia at Mountain Springs Cabins in Asheville, N.C.  

"Mountain Springs' resident, Pekin Ducks are out for their daily shenanigans; trying to get the bugs from the garden bed and greeting our guests."


Have a photo, camping tip, or just want to share your experience at one of the Outdoor Destinations on our blog? Send it to aembry@rvcoutdoors.com

Become a fan of Mountain Springs Cabins on Facebook and follow us on Twitter 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Photo of the Day - Live Oak Landing



Our photo of the day comes from Patricia at Live Oak Landing in Freeport, Florida.


"Skippers catch of the day, he was so happy."

Have a photo, camping tip, or just want to share your experience at one of the Outdoor Destinations on our blog? Send it to aembry@rvcoutdoors.com

Become a fan of Live Oak Landing on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Urgent! Pine Mountain Hosting Disaster Relief Program!!

RVC's Georgia property - Pine Mountain - is assisting the victims of the recent tornado damage in Alabama by asking guests and outsiders to donate. In return, Pine Mountain is giving all donators a 20 percent discount at their property. The program is a joint effort between Pine Mountain and Heaven’s Saints Motorcycle Ministry, a motorcycle club with multiple chapters across the nation.


“We were lucky to not receive harsh damage and our hearts go out to those who did,” said General Manager Jim Anderson. “We want to help the surrounding areas as much as we can,” he added.

Pine Mountain is asking people to donate items or cash/check donations made out to Pine Mountain RVC, which will one hundred percent go to people in need

Items being requested are daily-use items, such as (but not limited to):
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Diapers of any size
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Brooms
  • Mops
  • Dish detergent
  • Washing detergent
  • Baby food
  • Can food
  • Non perishable food
  • Pots & pans
  • Dishes

    All items and donations must be received no later than May 18, in order for trucks to be organized and loaded. These can be shipped, brought directly to Pine Mountain, or made over the phone. The majority of the donations will go to the city of Eclectic, Alabama, which is two hours away from Pine Mountain. The storm marked the worst tornado outbreak since 1974 and unfortunately Alabama was one of the states to be hit the hardest.

People and current guests donating to victims through Pine Mountain will receive a 20 percent discount on their stay or be mailed a voucher for future use. Please call Pine Mountain at (706) 663-4329 to make donations by phone or request more information.

Pine Mountain, an RVC Outdoor Destination is located one hour south of Atlanta at 8804 Hamilton Road in Pine Mountain, GA, 38122. For more information, visit www.pinemountain.rvcoutdoors.com.


Thank YOU for your help and prayers to all of the people affected!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

RVC Outdoor Destinations Officially OnStar and NaviPro Compatible!


RVC Outdoor Destinations has signed up all five of their properties to become searchable with OnStar and NaviPro, two popular GPS/POI mapping systems.

By doing this, guests are not only aided in directions, but potential unexpected customers can now be informed of RVC’s destinations, as a couple of guests to Live Oak Landing in Freeport, FL experienced.

Neil Sorrell, General Manager of Live Oak Landing, tells the story:

“We had a couple from Atlanta visit a few days ago. They had to make a quick trip to Freeport due to an unexpected occurrence. They weren’t sure where to stay, so they typed  “overnight accommodations in Freeport” into OnStar and it gave them turn by turn directions over the radio. I’m especially excited that Live Oak Landing is part of OnStar and Navipro, since it's the only lodging option in this entire city.”

Another added bonus of being listed in these programs is that it does not limit RVC to one type of accommodation category. Since all of RVC’s properties feature both cottages and RV sites (and some have yurts), it is extremely important that the resorts are not misunderstood to be solely RV parks.

With OnStar or NaviPro, searching for area/city specific resorts, accommodations, travel, hotels, and /or lodging will suggest an RVC Outdoor Destination.

Happy travels!