Kampgrounds of America Inc.

2019 KOA Patio Site Field Guide

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"If a cabin is two rooms, you can turn around and almost double the living space by taking the experience outside. You're getting a great outdoor experience with the Patio Site, plus indoor living with the Deluxe Cabin." Aaron Williamson, manager of Nashville KOA (COP) "Online, the Patio Sites are the fi rst ones to be reserved. The campers love the spaciousness, landscaping and amenities. They are always rented fi rst and they do have higher occupancy percentages." Garry Cole, owner of Shelby/Mansfi eld KOA Resort "Deluxe Cabins that we updated were my worst sellers before the faceli s. Now they are my highest grossing units and are also the most requested. We need to invest in our campgrounds, and one of the best things we can do is to share this information and see the ROI and go out and say, "OK, it's worth it.'" Chris Wood, San Francisco North/Petaluma KOA Frankly, we could use another 30-plus Patio Sites right now. Our goal was to build a better high-end RV market for our campground. Building a lot of Patio Sites was a means for meeting that goal. The more an RVer uses a Patio Site, the more they'll want and expect another one. Soon they will be picking campgrounds based on availability of Patio Sites." Paul Friesen, owner of Watkins Glen/Corning KOA Resort "KOA owners can expect to easily get an extra $10-$15 per night for Patio Sites. Your direct payback should be within three to four years. You should also see more nights of use with all of the sites due to all the talk going around among campers." Jerry Dale, owner of Manchester KOA Holiday "We have taken the least productive sites on the campground and turned them into the best producing sites. Our campers just love them. They are always the fi rst sites to sell out, and that's why we're looking to add some more." Angie Dickerson, manager at Branson KOA Holiday "We have several campers who see our Patio Sites while they stay with us, and then rent them the next time they come through." Jodie Bartelson, owner of Wellington KOA Holiday "If we had the space, we'd add more because our Patio Site is the most requested site for the longer, newer big rigs. Campers love the site and it gives them the privacy they want." Scott Jacobson, owner of Denver East/Strasburg KOA Holiday 25

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