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Grandview RV Resort, owned and operated by Kevin Stickens, is located in South Fork, Colorado. Because of its central location, Grandview RV Park is close to dozens of area attractions, especially those of an outdoor nature. Nearby activities include hiking, fishing, and ATVing, with the addition of skiing in the winter. With accommodations ranging from cabin lodgings to RV sites to tent areas, visitors at the campground can choose whichever place will be most comfortable or convenient to them. At the same time, they can participate in the abundance of activities in the nearby area and on the park’s premises.
The Grandview RV Park property is 9-acres of land covered with trees and grass. It has gravel and dirt roads leading to the accommodations of the campground, which are varied and fairly extensive, allowing guests to stay at whichever of the different lodgings fit their needs best. There are twelve cabins, eighty-six RV sites, and six on-site areas for tents, among the many accommodations. Also, at the RV park, there is Wi-Fi and seasonal shower and laundry facilities available for guest’s convenience.
Each of the 12 cabins at the Grandview RV park is built in a log cabin style while also being modernized in an effort to help its tenets be more comfortable. The cabins are varying in size to cater to groups from two to eleven people. They all also have a variety of features and amenities that include their own bathroom with an additional shower, a full-sized kitchen, a gas furnace, and covered porches complete with a swing and chairs. The lodgings are also fully stocked with towels, blankets and pillows, bed linens, Wi-Fi access, and a flat-screen TV. The kitchens come equipped with a refrigerator, coffee maker, oven, stove, toaster, microwave, table settings, and cooking utensils.
The RV sites are the most extensive of the accommodations on the Grandview RV Park property as there are eighty-six of them available for guests. They each offer full hook-ups, including water, sewage, and power—71 of which are 30 amp power sites, while the remaining are 50 amp power sites. The RV spots also vary in width and length, allowing customers to choose which site fits their vehicles best. The campground also provides those staying in the RV sites access to Wi-Fi and a private picnic table. Similarly, the six tent sites also each include water and electricity and a private picnic table.
Mountain ranges and forests surround the park, reflecting the nature and scenery South Fork, Colorado, is known for. As such, an abundance of the demographic of the patrons that come to the Grandview RV Park is there to participate in the outdoor activities that are available on the property or in the surrounding area. The park tries to emulate this by offering various services and features to their guests that complement these activities. Additionally, because of the campgrounds central location near some of South Fork’s more popular attractions and activities, visitors can explore during the day and not be too far away from the campsite when it’s time to go back.
Some guests might find themselves fishing in nearby lakes, ponds, and rivers, while others opt for hunting a variety of animals from big game to small game. Included at the campground is a walk-in cooler and cleaning station for visitor’s gamed hunts, in addition to a fish-cleaning area. There is also an abundance of space on the grounds dedicated for parking motor vehicles such as ATVs, snowmobiles, boats, etc. This vehicle storing space complements the various Jeep trails, ATV trails, horseback-riding trails, hiking trails, and mountain biking trails whose entrances lie directly on the property, leading into the two million acres of surrounding national forest. The campground guests can also participate in many snow activities during the winter months, including snowmobiling, ice fishing, sledding, and snowshoeing. Additionally, those visitors who wish to spend time skiing or snowboarding can head to the Wolf Creek Ski Area nearby, dubbed as having “the most snow in Colorado.”
The Grandview RV Park atmosphere that the staff tries to create is one that is centered on its visitors. Besides catering to those wishing to participate in the many activities listed above, the campground itself offers various weekly events and forms of entertainment. Potlucks, art classes, campfire socials, church services, craft sales, and card games are among some of the activities available to the patrons staying on the premises. Features such as community fire pits, hot tubs, and a recreation hall are also on the grounds at the guest’s disposal. Because the park doesn’t want to exclude anyone from the family, they allow guests to bring their pets which are welcome in any of the accommodations and around the park. The owner tells how locals generally have happy attitudes and invite guests to come and sightsee or spend time in their town.
Grandview RV Park has an extensive history. It was initially built and established as a logging housing company in the 1920s, nearly one hundred years ago. Over the years, as it has been passed down from owner to owner, its purpose has also been reinvented several times. Regardless of this, the property was modernized in 2010 and established as a campground.
The current owner of the RV park, Kevin Stickens, purchased the property four years ago from Lani and Barry Hawkins. They owned it themselves for seven years and were the people who initially established the park in 2010. Kevin is now the owner and the day-to-day manager who takes care of the park. He originally got into the campground industry because a close friend of his thought that he would enjoy and succeed working in that type of business. After being encouraged to do so, Kevin finally entered the lodging and campground industry and bought the Grandview RV Park. He has since expanded and improved the property and plans to continue his efforts moving forward. Complete with an abundance of RV spots and the additional cabin lodgings and tent sites, Kevin speaks of how the campground has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a logging camp.