$950,000 RUSTIC RELAXATION NESTLED IN THE HEART OF THE NANTAHALA FOREST​

SELLER FINANCED CAMPGROUNDS & RV PARKS FOR SALE

A note on seller financing

This is a business-financing technique in which a buyer borrows from the campground seller instead of, or at times in addition to, a bank. It is sometimes referred to, or called owner financing, land contract or purchase-money mortgage.

A campground seller agrees to finance a portion of the sales price over a specified term at a specified interest rate. If the campground seller is doing seller financing on the entire amount, the buyer pays a down payment up front, to the seller directly, and continues to make payments according to the agreement with the seller.

$12,500,000  SOUTH CENTRAL

Guests come for the activities & breathtaking views at this family friendly KOA

Spectacular resort located on the shores of a destination lake. Lakefront and lake view units offer beautiful views of the beach and water. From their RV sites, guests can relax, enjoy the crackling sound of a campfire, and plan the next day’s adventures. Whether they are coming to enjoy the water, sandy beach, and sports activities or to unwind and spend time with family, the resort has everyone covered. Guests can lounge on the white sandy beach and catch up on some light reading or take in the surrounding areas in a canoe. This is a family and pet friendly RV park resort for sale. Guests can stroll through one of the many trails around the property and take in the abundant wildlife, including bald eagles. The resort is rated 5 stars on Google and Trip Advisor. There is room for expansion on 140 undeveloped acres. This is a very well kept, large, lakefront resort with good bones and multiple sources of income. Seller Financing available to qualified buyers. Terms are $3.5m down and 5% interest up to ten years. The RV park recently converted to a KOA

Quiet resort offers endless growth opportunities on 188 acres

Wildlife and sports retreat facility on 188 acres of wooded meadow and forest. The resort surrounds a 40-foot-deep stocked lake with six partially covered docks with canoe moorings and swim ladders. The lodge sleeps 35 people in four large private bedrooms and two upper floor dormitories with a large, long fully furnished porch overlooking the lake. It is rented “all or none” to one group at a time. Includes a three-bedroom guest home, 2 group campgrounds, 5 secluded tent sites, one motor home/large RV group campsite, four fully furnished cabins, three primitive cabins, and primitive campsites. A sports complex features a field house with coaches quarters, sand volleyball, basketball, soccer and baseball practice fields and an observatory with telescope. There are 4 miles of hike and bike trails and six miles of UTV gravel trails with plenty of wildlife in the forest around the lake and the grasslands of the upper meadow. In addition to a 4-acre lake there are three fishing ponds. Guests can rent side by side UTVs, a golf cart, pontoon boat, kayak, canoe, pedal boat or row boat. This is a quiet and secluded property with great night sky viewing and lots of recreation and wildlife. Growth opportunities are endless with little governmental interference or taxation and permitting is not required. This property is available without equipment for $5.75M

Mountainside resort with beautiful sites and deluxe cabins

This 60 acre resort getaway is built into a mountainside and every site is unique. There are 188 sites in total including a large amount of cabin lodging that sleeps anywhere from 4 to 25 people. 90 full hook-up sites have 50 amp service along with water, sewer, and electric. Cabins, motel units, and a large rental lodge offer accommodations for all types of vacationers. The business also has more permanent renters. Resort amenities include a swimming pool, camp store, propane filling station, laundry, horseshoe pit, shuffleboard, and basketball.

Guests come to relax and refresh while exploring the Black Hills

Full service resort with lots of repeat business, nestled in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. The resort has 24 well appointed cabins with a variety of configurations that sleep 2 to 8 people per cabin. Cabin amenities include TVs, wet-bars, high speed internet, quality bedding and more, and some have bathrooms. There are also large cabins with separate bedrooms and bathrooms. Guests can relax in the heated in-ground 40 ft. swimming pool and hot tub. There are 2 laundromats, and a bathhouse with private showers. Breakfast and dinner are served in the full bar/pavilion area. The bar has a full liquor license. The park welcomes groups, weddings and family reunions. Guests can re-group after exploring Deadwood, Sturgis, and the Black Hills. The resort has a good reputation and is known as a peaceful place to relax and refresh. The location, liquor license, and many amenities keep guests coming back year after year.

$2,999,500  SOUTH CENTRAL

Journey KOA with easy access for travelers

This is the largest and top rated campground in the area. Guests come for the quiet rural setting, fishing ponds, and walking trails. RV sites are full hookup with cable TV and Wi-Fi. Amenities include a large rec room in a large rebuilt turn-of-the-century barn, salt water pool, city water and sewer, dog park, and deluxe patio sites. There are large open tent sites, and three types of rental units. A cabin sleeps 4 and a bunkhouse sleeps 6. Both units have a refrigerator, outside cooking area, picnic table, and cable TV. The deluxe cabin sleeps 4, has all the amenities of the other cabins plus a full bath, mini kitchen, outside grill and campfire ring. This is a family friendly camping experience and the park is a 2022 KOA Founder’s and President’s award winner. The income potential is great with room to expand the campground and storage areas on dozens of available acres.

SOLD!  SOUTH EAST

Gorgeous waterfront property with premier fishing, boating and kayaking

Quiet, family owned and operated marina and boat docks, store, deluxe cabins and RV campground with large lots. Guests come for the fishing, access to pleasure boating, and marine gas. This is the only gas available on the south side of the scenic river. The store offers boating and fishing supplies, scooped ice cream, an assortment of snacks, cold beverages, sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, t-shirts, and branded apparel. The park is located in a beautiful natural area and benefits from multiple revenue streams. This is a business for owners who love working near the water and meeting people who enjoy the outdoors.

Lakefront resort with multiple sources of income

The newest anld nicest destination campground in the area with four attractions: Docks on a class A lake, UTV ATV trail access to 600 miles of trails, a bar/restaurant on-site and a seafood food truck. There are very few properties in the area that have more than one of the 4 options, let alone all four. This offers the owners the opportunity to demand premium rates of up to $3000 per season with 90-100% seasonal occupancy. The location is key. Tucked back on a dead-end road, 1 minute from the main boat landing, on a snowmobile trail, and 5 minutes from downtown shopping. This resort business checks all the boxes for its location and for families looking for a vacation getaway

SOLD!  SOUTH CENTRAL

Desirable location with beautiful mature trees on an heavily traveled interstate

2023 President’s Award winning KOA conveniently located right on a interstate. Shopping, services, and healthcare are within 5 minutes of the property. Guests enjoy small city quality of life, while the park draws from major metropolitan areas in the region. There is great potential for revenue growth with modest capital improvements. This is the only large tract of land near the intersection of a major highway and interstate in this location. The camp store offers unique RV artworks for sale. Amenities include a pool, pond, dog park, playground, and lawn games.

SOLD!  NORTH EAST

Family camping at its best in mid-Michigan

Family-oriented campground centrally located in Michigan. It is 2 hours from Detroit, 1 hour from Lansing, and 1.5 hours from Grand Rapids. The park is nestled amongst the forest and teeming with wildlife. Lodging consists of deluxe and rustic cabins, and 87 water and electric campsites. There is entertainment both young and old can enjoy without having to leave the campground. A variety of on-site activities include pancake breakfasts, crafts for people of all ages, walking trails, swimming pond, sand volleyball tournaments, and KampK9® for four-legged friends. During holidays and themed weekends there is music and movies on the beach. Venturing out of the park, guests can hike, swim, fish, ATV, golf, dine, bowl, and take in a show or go to the waterpark at Soaring Eagle Casino, 20 minutes away in Mt. Pleasant.

Rustic relaxation nestled in the heart of a national forest

This 49+/- acre park is bordered on three sides by national forest. The campground and cabins are surrounded by hiking trails, trout fishing, whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, bicycling, horseback riding, and much more. After an invigorating hike in the national forest, guests can spend a relaxing evening around their private campfire. The park is located 3 miles from a popular river access ramp for rafting and kayaking. Trout fishing in sections of the river is ranked in the top 100 in the United States.The campground was established around 20 years ago, and the rustic charm remains even as improvements have been made. Enjoy peaceful mountain living on this income producing property.

Why would an owner offer seller financing on a campground?

Many potential buyers just don’t have the necessary capital or business lender resources to cash a seller completely out.

Even if they do, they might be reluctant for what they consider an untried new venture in unknown waters. When that buyer opens the doors to their lender of choice, they will find many hoops they need to go through and many personal documents they will need to supply. Of course they will reach into resources for the down payment the lender requires (20% to 30%) – and added to that will be extra costs – like document prep fees, etc. It is a common misconception in this industry for a seller to assume that if a buyer has a great credit score and the necessary down, it’s pretty much a “done deal.” Not so. The entire business will come under a magnifying glass as much, if not more, than the potential buyer. In order to sell a campground it will have to appraise at agreed sale price or more, or the lender will not open the vault. In the meantime, the seller are “mentally packing” with fingers and toes crossed, hoping the lender says “yes” many weeks after the application process is first started.

With seller financing a buyer and seller can “get creative” to both parties advantage.

The agreement can be “interest only” payments, for a part, or full duration of the time frame before a balloon payoff is due. If a buyer has intentions of investing in something to bring in needed revenue to support the business, the agreement can contain escalating payments each year for the duration of the agreement – even adjusted interest rates (starting lower, and each year increasing one half to one percent). The balloon term can be as few as 3 years before the balloon payment is due in full, or the loan can run the full course of years until the entire balance is paid off. This creativity often makes seller financing attractive to campground buyer and seller.