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Hidden Ridge, an upscale 131-site RV resort in Hopkins, Mich., has enjoyed strong business since opening in April.
“We’ve been very happy,” said resort manager Ann Schmidt. “We’ve had 80 or 90 rigs a night and up to 107 rigs on busy weekends.”
The resort, which is limited to recreational vehicles 10 years old or newer, is situated between Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids. “We attribute our success to our location,” Schmidt noted.
The 110-acre park, open from April 1 through Oct. 31, is owned by Kentland Corp. of Grand Rapids, whose holdings include Gulf Waters RV Resort in Fort Myers, Fla.
Hidden Ridge features water, sewer and cable TV hookups as well as 50-30-20 amp connections at each of its campsites. Campsites also offer cement slabs and parking for two vehicles. The park can accommodate RVs up to 45 feet in length.
Resort guests have access to two fishing lakes, a 78,000-gallon swimming pool and a 4,000 square-foot clubhouse, which includes a big screen TV and game room, laundry facilities, camp store and bathhouse with private showers. Wireless Internet service is being installed in late summer.
The park also offers an array of activities, including pancake breakfasts, hot dog roasts, arts and crafts, and hayrides. Additional activities were being planned under the supervision of a campground activities director, Schmidt said.
Hidden Ridge plans to continue expanding, with future phases taking the resort up to about 320 sites, Schmidt said. Campground rates range from $39 to $44 per night, depending on the location of the campsite.