Copperhead Lodge announces 2nd Quarter Cabin Rental Program performance for 2013
2013 is the fourth year of operation for the forty-seven acre destination resort in the North Georgia Mountains. The full service Lodge including eleven guest rooms, a full service restaurant and bar, and live entertainment, is blanketed by forty acres containing sixty lots for park model cabins.
During the 2nd quarter of 2013 there were 14 of the 20 currently-constructed cabins participating in the rental program. All cabins are individually owned and are deeded real property. Owners desiring a return on their investment participate in the rental program and receive 70% of gross rentals. Copperhead Lodge is a destination resort marketing nightly and weekly rentals to vacationers in the North Georgia Mountains. The resort boasts underground utilities and paved roads. Resort amenities include a salt water swimming pool and natural amphitheater.
There are two types of cabins in the rental program, Standard and Elite. All cabins have one bedroom, one bath, and full kitchen, with some offering additional sleeping in a second bedroom or loft. The Elite cabins offer the same amenities as the Standard including satellite TV, grills, and a sleeper sofa, but also offer an expanded outdoor living area, a full size hot tub, and a private motorcycle/ATV garage. Cabins will sleep 2-4 people.
For the 2nd quarter of 2013 the Cabin Rental Program reported 506 cabin rental nights (39% occupancy), with an ADR of $113, in comparison to 2nd quarter 2012 totals of 265 nights and an ADR of $110. Despite a very rainy Spring/Early Summer season, the season kick-off annual rally, destination events, holiday events and group sales were the driving forces for the increase in occupancy over 2012.
The future continues to look bright for the resort and the rental program. As of June 30, 2013, there are advanced reservations for cabins in 2013 totaling 1,040 nights; 101% of the previous years’ total bookings. Rental Program Manager Michelle Evans said: “We expect to outperform our 2012 results by at least 25%. This is great news for our resort and our rental cabin owner partners.”
“Our growth has been spectacular, but continues to be hindered by a shortage of cabins available for rental. We stay sold-out on weekends from Memorial Day through the first of November, and turn away a great number of groups needing accommodations for more than 50 people,” Michelle went on to say.
Owner Anthony Cassulo said: “We are very excited about the newest addition to our rental program, a two bedroom unit that was completed and ready for sale or rent in May 2013, as well as another two bedroom currently under construction.”
If you are looking for an investment, this is your opportunity. Visit the sales website at www.cabinsatcopperhead.com for information on real estate, and visit the resort website at www.copperheadlodge.com for more information on the resort. If you need additional information, please contact Michelle Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-835-7433. Open house every weekend (when not sold out).