Park has its HOURS

08/16/2009 at 4:05 pm 1 comment

Having just posted my “Park Has Its Seasons” blog, I realize another fact should be mentioned. HOURS.

If you drive by High Plains Camping at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. virtually any day of the year, you will wonder how the business can stay open. Or you will wonder if it IS open for business! So I’ll explain it a bit.

We’re an overnight facility. Many people tell me we are becoming a destination park because of our service & amenities, but nearly every day of the year the park nearly empties out by mid-morning. That’s a fact.

Someone has to be the first one in, and invariably they ask if we’re open for business. It doesn’t matter if it’s January or the 4th of July … the park looks to be empty or closed.

What most don’t realize is that we are holding spots for our reserved guests, and most of our guests call on the day of arrival rather than book months or weeks ahead of time, so from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. our phone is jingling and our site map is filling up.

I’ve grown acclimated to the guests who snub me (sometimes “snub” is putting it somewhat mildly) because the park is empty in June, July, and August when most parks are filled with RVs. Typically, those same people return to the office later in the evening in amazement at how nicely we filled up. They simply don’t understand my business and that’s OK … as long my guests enjoy their stay, and I understand my business, and God continues to bless me, that’s all that matters to me.

Since I can now talk to people through my blog, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to share this story to enlighten those who read it.


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  • 1. MM  |  08/16/2009 at 9:39 pm

    When you’re have to turn away customers because you ran out of room, you’re must enjoy the peace & quiet that comes with an empty park in the middle of the day.


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