Meet the Camping Companies Coming to Explore Park
Does the idea of new camping options at Explore Park have you excited?
Camping is a great draw for out of town visitors looking to play outside in the Roanoke Region. (Who wouldn’t want to explore more than 1,000 miles of trail or paddle one some of the best rivers and lakes in the state?)
Camping is also a great way to disconnect from the everyday hustle and bustle and spend some time with your family in the outdoors.
So what can you expect at Explore Park? Here’s a little more on each of the local companies that will offer camp sites at Explore Park.
Blue Mountain Adventures
Blue Mountain Adventures is based out of Bent Mountain and will run camping services at Explore Park. They plan to have up to 50 camp sites. Options include primitive, hike-in sites as well as park sites with elevated platforms.
The company is owned and operated by Jonathan and Holly Hart. Their vision for Blue Mountain Adventures is “to be a premier outdoor adventure system that highlights the scenic gems of Southwest Virginia and entices individuals to get outside, get active, and enjoy the great outdoors.”
Blue Mountain Adventures wants to help provide an outdoor experience accommodations that are all-inclusive but have a low environmental impact.
Don’s Cab-Inns is a Vinton company and will manage up to 18 cabins at yurts at Explore Park. The first phase of the project includes small cabins that feature a one-room retreat style. Camp cabins come with heat, air conditioning or fans, and include a kitchen, dinette, and queen bed and sleeping loft.
The cabins have been on site at events such as the Chantilly Farm Bluegrass and Barbecue Festival and feature and arched frame style.
In additional to camping rental cabins, Don’s Cab-Inns is built on the idea of “wanting to create housing that is cost effective, efficient, and easy to build. They were designed to be owner built but anyone can have them built with the help of a contractor.”
Cabins are made with the tiny house concept in mind and can be used for anything from simple uninsulated open structures for shops or garages to fully-enclosed, insulated tiny dream homes.