We had our tour of the third and final campground just before lunch. It is a gorgeous property, but small (just over 2 acres). We think that the buildings were constructed in 1999. That was probably when the hook-ups were installed. Most of the equipment was removed by the previous owners (compressor, tools, appliances, mattresses, and even picnic tables). There are 3 hotel rooms and 1 suite. Also, there is a special campsite for a campground host and a bonus site near the entrance by the hotel rooms.
Surprisingly, the house and hotel rooms are in great shape. No one had gone in and ransacked the place. Having a hotel is a little stressful because of the whole bedbug issue.
Riverhaven: office, house, motel
One of the motel rooms
Kitchen of main house
The campsites are quite close together, so there isn’t much privacy. Neither of us liked that. It is different than government campgrounds. I suppose private campgrounds have to cram as many in as possible so that they can make a living.
The hook-ups are all very modern; however, many were on the wrong side for trailers. Our friend Rick, who has stayed there before, explained that this is because many motorhomes like to nose in rather than back in. That makes sense. It would take some juggling when people call for reservations.
Since every site has full hook-ups, the wash house is small: only 1 toilet and 2 showers in each room. This is all part of the main building. You enter into a room where the washers and dryers once were. To the left is the women’s washroom, and to the right is the men’s. Both washrooms have tiled floors with modern fiberglass shower stalls. These were among the top washrooms that I’ve seen in a campground. Nothing was done as an afterthought. The whole complex was thoughtfully planned.
One of the shower stalls in the men’s washroom
Diversification of Income
Below the utility room, there was a room that was only accessible from outside, down some sweet stone steps. Now, I am no exotic gardener, but I’m pretty sure this wasn’t used to grow mushrooms. What do you think? I think we could grow our own strain and call it “Riverhaven Heaven Bud.” We wouldn’t need to use the Airstream like Ricky and Julian did in Trailer Park Boys.