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Proud Mary Showboat Lake Raystown Resort joins RVC Outdoor Destinations

Proud Mary Showboat Lake Raystown Resort joins RVC Outdoor Destinations

RVC Outdoor Destinations, a provider of high-quality outdoor resorts, announced that Lake Raystown Resort will be re-flagged as an RVC Outdoor Destination in March of 2014. The Entriken, Pennsylvania property was developed by Jules Patt in 1984 and is one of the finest outdoor destinations in the country.  Lake Raystown Resort’s addition into the RVC collection of premium outdoor hospitality properties will coincide with its 30th Anniversary.

Brother and sister duo, Josh Patt and Samantha Patt Kozak, recently purchased their father’s interest in Lake Raystown Resort and continue to operate the over 400-acre property that includes a 52 room Lodge, 79 cabins and villas, 221 RV sites, a 650 slip marina, the Wild River Water Park and a 22,000 square foot state of the art Conference Center.

Lake Raystown Resort is the second separately owned property to be flagged an RVC Outdoor Destination. In addition to providing long-term asset management and branding, RVC will provide capital for improvements and expansion.

“We are very excited to have Samantha and Josh joining the RVC movement and honored that they are adding their wonderful Lake Raystown Resort to RVC’s collection of upscale outdoor recreational properties. They are great operators who add a lot to what we do, and their property is already one of the best outdoor destinations in the country. RVC is redefining outdoor recreation and camping by providing unique environments that provide a consistently high-quality guest experience,” said Andy Cates, RVC’s President.

“Our family has been committed to high quality outdoor hospitality for three decades. RVC is the first company and brand that reflects what we have developed at Lake Raystown Resort. Also, they bring collaborative resources and support that will allow Lake Raystown Resort to grow and improve,” said Josh Patt, co-owner. His sister and co-owner Samantha Patt Kozak added, “Ever since I first read about what RVC was doing, I was excited because their efforts were so similar to what we have been doing here for many years. We have always searched for a way to expand our market reach and to be a part of something larger, and after spending over a year getting to know the RVC team and seeing some of their resorts, we are very pleased to be a part of the RVC family.”

 

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. Horizon will immediately begin assisting RVC in searching for property acquisition and joint venture opportunities, focusing especially on properties in the Western United States.

RVC Outdoor Destinations created the “Outdoor Destination” concept and is the leading provider within this segment of the outdoor hospitality industry. RVC owns and operates a unique collection of upscale destination properties that include RV sites, yurts, and cabins. The company is headquartered in Memphis, TN. 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, CA and Greenwood Village, CO. For more information on Horizon RV Resorts, visit http://www.horizonrvresorts.com

“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. We believe like-minded property owners want to work within a collaborative system that provides capital, marketing expertise, operating capacity, and best practice sharing.” said Andy Cates, President of RVC Outdoor Destinations.

The same guy who drove Soulsville to success and helped steer the NBA to Memphis is now driven to shake up the RV park and campground industry with his fledgling enterprise, RVC Outdoor Destinations.

RVC Outdoor Destinations’ Catherine’s Landing park in Hot Springs includes restrooms, showers, a lodge with Wii, laundry room and wireless Internet.

Andy Cates discusses the next phase at Catherine’s Landing, located on a part of an old dairy farm near Lake Catherine in Hot Springs, Ark.

This is a man who’s eager to show RV owners and outdoor enthusiasts how different Catherine’s Landing is from typical RV parks and campgrounds.

So different, he refuses to label his as “RV parks,” calling them “outdoor destinations” instead.

So different, RVC claims to have invented a new category for the industry, one that offers consistently beautiful natural spaces, upscale amenities, and fine-tuned customer service.

So different, RVC clamors for the kind of “segmentation” in the RV park industry that hotels enjoy. Hotel travelers, for example, instantly know from seeing the signs for a Motel 6, Hampton Inn or Hilton what to expect from each in service, amenities and price.

RVC considers itself the Hilton of RV parks.

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