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Camp Richardson Resort Announces $12M Renovation Under New Concessionaire

Camp Richardson Resort, a storied retreat nestled along the shores of Lake Tahoe, is set to undergo a comprehensive $12 million renovation under new management. 

The resort, which has been a beacon for travelers for over a century, marks a new chapter in its history with ExplorUS taking the reins. 

ExplorUS, a renowned hospitality management company with a portfolio of over 60 locations across America’s most picturesque parks, is poised to elevate the resort’s offerings. 

The company’s subsidiary, Camp Richardson Hospitality, LLC, will oversee the resort’s diverse facilities, including the hotel, cabins, beachside inn, Richardson House, campgrounds and RV park, general store, ice cream parlor, mountain sports center, and restaurant.

Frank Pikus, CEO of ExplorUS, expressed the company’s commitment to enhancing the legacy of Camp Richardson. “We are looking forward to building on the grand tradition of Camp Richardson and welcoming guests,” Pikus said. Our company’s core mission is to be stewards of the land and natural resources and to provide a level of hospitality for visitors worthy of Camp Richardson’s spectacular lakefront location and history.

The resort’s transition to new management will maintain a sense of familiarity for returning guests, with many staff members from the previous season expected to continue their roles.

The USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit’s selection of Advenco LLC, a subsidiary of ExplorUS, as the new concessionaire for Camp Richardson Resort, came after a competitive bidding process. This 20-year permit is a testament to the trust and confidence placed in ExplorUS’s ability to manage and enhance the resort’s offerings.

Immediate renovation plans include updating the historic hotel furnishings in time for the summer season. This move is aimed at preserving the resort’s rich heritage while providing modern comforts to guests. Additionally, the general store is slated for a remodel, and cabin upgrades are scheduled to begin in 2024.

The resort’s restaurant, a favorite for its casual family dining and unparalleled views of Lake Tahoe, is set to reopen in early 2024. A full renovation of the restaurant is planned in the coming years, promising an enhanced dining experience for visitors.

These developments at Camp Richardson Resort are not just significant for the resort itself but also hold broader implications for the campground and outdoor hospitality industry. The investment and management shift underscore the potential for growth and revitalization in this sector.

The comprehensive renovation plan of Camp Richardson Resort, spearheaded by ExplorUS, is a significant development in the outdoor hospitality industry. It demonstrates the potential for historic resorts to adapt and thrive in the modern era, setting a benchmark for others in the sector.

For more information on Camp Richardson Resort and its upcoming developments, visit www.camprichardsonresort.com.

Featured image from Camp Richardson Resort.

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Joseph Wright
Joseph Wright
April 23, 2024 9:36 pm

Isn’t it amazing news for Camp Richardson Resort fans? I’m thrilled! ExplorUS is spicing things up with new activities and amenities. 🎉 Let’s make memories at the renovated resort together! 😊


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