Wednesday, November 28th, 2007
By Ryan Bentley News-Review Staff Writer
Source: Petoskey News-Review
As the first phase of construction wraps up at one luxury RV resort north of Petoskey, plans for another high-end motorcoach park across town are getting consideration from Resort Township officials.
Work on the initial phase of Hearthside Grove, a $30 million RV resort off U.S. 31 North, is expected to be complete by early December. The park will occupy a 140-acre site which had been partially developed for a manufactured home subdivision known as Woodfield.
Lifelong Petoskey residents Craig and Kirk Rose own Hearthside Grove. They’re also co-owners of a nearby KOA campground along with their parents. Hearthside Grove will feature landscaped lots, a pool, a clubhouse with fitness center and wireless Internet connections. Bungalows will be available on motorcoach lots and can provide space for laundry, entertainment or additional kitchen needs.
The resort will cater exclusively to users of class A motorcoaches, which are well-equipped RVs ranging in price from $300,000 to more than $1 million.
“We know these motor coach owners are looking for a very different experience,” said Craig Rose. “The level of service and amenities we’re offering coupled with a great community atmosphere make this a very attractive resort destination for a motorcoach lot.”
Hearthside Grove’s first phase will include 50 lots, with a grand opening planned for late spring 2008. The entire 340-lot park is expected to be developed in six phases over five years, and will be available year-round. Lots prices currently range from the $70,000s to the mid-$100,000s, and owners can make them available for rental in a format similar to a condominium hotel.
The Roses have enlisted Kidd Group of Florida to assist with branding and promotion efforts for Hearthside Grove.
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