Travel and travel planning have been disrupted worldwide due to the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). It has been recommended that travelers steer clear for unnecessary air travel and cruise ships. People are, however, taking refuge in a different place. The great outdoors. Camping stands out from the hustle and bustle of hotel accommodations. Campers are bugging out (pun intended) in remote locations in tents, RVs, cabins, and cottages. And they are HAPPIER CAMPERS for it!
The Benefits of Alternative Travel Methods
- The views are AMAZING. You control your own schedule and can stop anytime that you want, and the trip can be far more relaxing.
- No embarrassing TSA Checkpoints or taking your shoes off in public areas
- You can always sleep in your own bed, on your favorite mattress with your favorite pillow and blanket
- Your seat will never get bumped from overbooked flights
- Airplane food is mediocre at best, and it’s expensive
- No lost luggage to claim
- Fuel is relatively low-priced right now
Prevention is Key
- This is not an airborne disease – the Coronavirus does not spread in well-ventilated areas (Outside). It does not live outside of the human body, on surfaces, for more than a few hours.
- Don’t handshake – use other non-contact methods of greeting people. This illness is transmitted by person-to-person interaction. Elbow bumps are the recommended form of contact.
- Clean hands at the door and perform regular hand washing throughout the day. To ensure that you are washing long enough (20 seconds), say your complete ABC’s while you wash or sing the first few bars of your favorite song.
- Create habits that avoid touching their faces and cover coughs and sneezes with your elbow versus your hands.
- Disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, tables, desks, and handrails regularly
- Increase ventilation by opening windows or adjusting the air conditioning
- Avoid crowded areas
- Stay at a campground with WiFi to continue working remotely
- Seek out a campground where the bathhouses and other common areas are frequently being disinfected
- The World Health Organization (WHO) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) has recommended that people avoid crowded spaces, be in well-ventilated areas, etc.
For additional travel tips, please check out the CDC guidelines.
Choosing the Perfect Destination
All of our RV Sites, Yurts and Cottages meet or exceed the Social Distancing Guidelines set by the WHO and CDC. At a minimum, RV’s and Cottages are spaced (6 feet or 2 meters) apart. RVC has implemented a Remote Check-In procedure as an option for our guests who choose to limit their interaction with our team. Guests are not required to interact or socialize with their neighbors.
The Coronavirus is predominantly spreading in large cities (New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Atlanta). If you live in a large city, escaping to rural, less populated areas of the country is a benefit. Our resorts are predominantly located in such areas and also include complimentary WiFi, are pet-friendly, and provide on-site housekeeping staff that clean/disinfect common areas regularly. RV sites include electric, water and sewer at each site.
Guest can make their reservation online and can use remote check-in, they not required to enter the Lodge. Socialization is always optional with neighbors, all while maintaining a distance of 6 feet or more. Once they arrive, guests do not even have to leave to go grocery shopping. We do twice daily trash pick-up. Guests simply place their trash at the edge of their site, and our team will come by - NO interaction necessary.
Guests can use a “Meal Delivery Service” (Blue Apron, Freshly, Dinnerly, Home Chef, etc.) and have their Weekly Meals Delivered to our Lodge. Our Concierge Service will send the guest a text message or call them, and we will deliver the Meals to their RV or Cottage, place them just outside their door and leave.
Here are links to all of our destinations:
Catherine’s Landing – Hot Springs, AR
Catherine’s Landing is on the crisp, cool waters of Lake Catherine just minutes from downtown Hot Springs. Enjoy the seclusion of the 400-acre former dairy farm or go back in time and visit the many attractions and restaurants in the Hot Springs area. Call 501-262-2550 or visit catherineslanding.com to reserve your space!
Pine Mountain RV Resort – Pine Mountain, Georgia
Pine Mountain RV Resort is only an hour from Atlanta, yet it’s a world away. Nestled in the Georgia Pines right outside Callaway Gardens, it’s a great place to get away for a tranquil retreat. Call 706-663-4329 or visit pinemountainrvresort.com to reserve your space!
Garden of the Gods RV Resort – Colorado Springs, CO
Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with spectacular views of Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods RV Resort is nestled in the foothills of the Colorado Mountains. Centrally located among Colorado’s historic mining towns with easy access to parks, hundreds of hiking trails, historic locations, things to do for the kids, Garden of the Gods is the basecamp for a truly memorable stay. Call 719-475-9450 or visit GardenoftheGodsRVResort.com to reserve your space!
Medina Highpoint Resort – Medina, TX
Medina Highpoint Resort is nestled in the Texas Hill Country, northwest of San Antonio and west of Austin near Robertson Creek. A gem in the hills, where romantic legends are written, and kindred spirits gather around a campfire after a day of adventure. Enjoy the views from one of the highest elevations in Texas after spending the day visiting wineries, museums, natural areas, and parks. Call 800-225-0991 or visit medinahighpointresort.com to reserve your space!
Mountain Springs Cabins – Asheville, NC
Mountain Springs Cabins is a tranquil getaway nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Charming and fully equipped cabins on 50 beautiful acres by a babbling mountain spring, yet minutes from Asheville. The Biltmore Estate, along with other wonderful attractions, are just minutes away. It’s an ideal place to free your mind, fish, read a book, or just enjoy nature on the porch. Call 828-656-1433 or visit mtnsprings.com to reserve your space!
Live Oak Landing – Freeport, Florida
Live Oak Landing, surrounded by the waters of the Choctawhatchee River system and Bay, is minutes from Emerald Coast beaches and scenic Hwy 30A and the shopping and restaurants of Destin and Seaside. An old fishing camp that’s been transformed into a tranquil haven for visitors, Live Oak Landing is an excellent base for all kinds of Gulf adventures. Call 877-436-5063 or visit liveoaklandingrvresort.com to reserve your space!
Yosemite RV Resort – Coarsegold, CA
Yosemite RV Resort is in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills, a short drive from the South Entrance of Yosemite National Park and close to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Yosemite RV Resort is on more than 35 acres of oak and manzanita trees, with a large pool, horseshoe pits, and a playground for the kids. Besides the natural beauty of the Sierras, wineries, great food, and shopping are just a short drive away. Call 866-862-4059 or visit yosemitervresort.com to reserve your space!
RVC Outdoor Destinations is closely monitoring the current viral situation and actively keeping our staff informed. We are closely following CDC Guidance regarding preventative actions to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, particularly during the flu and respiratory disease season.