Amanda Stanley and Kasius Stanley purchased the Jonesville driving range on Yadkin River in 2018. It was hard for them to imagine how perfect it would be for their new venture. Their newly opened Hometown RV Park is now open and will be welcoming a full house for Labor Day weekend just a few months after it was first opened, a report said.
Customers love the river location and the proximity to the interstate. They also appreciate the thoughtful design which allows large campers to easily access the park via 20-foot wide driveways.
Amanda Stanley stated that most of their clients are taking advantage of the housing market. She added that there is a fair amount of empty nesters who travel up and down the East Coast, as well as locals from Boonville and Mt. Airy.
The Stanleys have just added an RV park to their business portfolio. Kasius Stanley, his father, took over Performance Motors when he was finishing up at Surry Community College in the early 2000s. In 2017, they opened Hometown River Co. and have also operated a vacation rental house for the past two years. They credit their business growth to the high quality of their employees, which allowed them to explore new opportunities.
Amanda Stanley thanked her husband for their spark and strategic vision for their respective businesses. She’s the one behind the scenes making it happen, maintaining the books and all other details of any business.
The couple’s kayaking and tubing operation are just down the river.
Construction and opening of the park were delayed by a year due to the birth of their third child. The couple also has twin girls 13 years old.
Most of the renovations and construction were done by the Stanleys and their families. Kasius went to Vulcan Quarry on a recent morning to get more rock for his RV pad. He planned to spread the rock himself. His relatives and Kasius refinished the park store and office, added a roof, and assembled and installed the playground equipment.
Together with Kasius’ sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Tonia Jones and Ricky Jones, the Stanleys co-own Hometown RV Park. Each week, the couple alternates staffing the park. The morning begins with trash collection. It is a family affair, to be sure. Relatives are involved in landscaping and mowing. Park guests can also use their private housekeeping services to clean their RVs during their stay.
It was once used as a driving range. They have environmental approval for a man-made multi-acre pond that they could use to host large events and festivals. A creek is available for children to enjoy while their parents sit on lawn chairs. There are also a variety of hammocks that allow them to take in the vast view of the park that was once the driving range.
Amanda Stanley stated that the park’s culture is child-oriented because she has children.