Camping Cabins in Your Park, At No Cost

Cabins funded, maintained, and operated by the leader in public-private recreation partnerships.

Here's how it works:

 

Cabins are greatly in demand and can provide a valuable new source of visitation and revenue


Cabins are, by far, the hottest new amenity in the recreation world. The availability of attractive, well-built, and highly customizable factory-built cabins has changed the game. While private campgrounds have installed over 10,000 cabins since 2000, public agencies have often lagged because they have had difficulty appropriating the capital dollars necessary in a tight post-2008 fiscal environment.




We buy and install cabins in your park in exchange for a revenue share


We have the necessary financing and experience to procure and install cabins to your specifications in the location of your choosing in the park. Your agency puts up no capital and it does not have to offer any sort of guarantees – there is no risk or expense at all. In return, we will collect the revenue from the cabins and pay your agency an agreed-upon percentage of revenue, the exact amount of which will depend on the length of the contract and the difficulty of the installation, among other considerations.




We maintain and operate the cabins


While the exact division of responsibilities between us and your local staff is flexible, typically we prefer to maintain and operate the cabins, paying all expenses from labor to utilities to insurance. We like to install cabins in groups of 8 to 10, the number that can be serviced easily by one camp host couple. Typically we either construct a host site for this couple or we lease an existing site from your park.




We market the cabins and can provide the reservations system as well


RRM-CLM Services has decades of experience marketing public recreation areas. Since we repay our investment in these cabins only if we can fill them with happy visitors, we have every incentive to become your park’s marketing partner. We have examples of public campgrounds we have operated where we have increased visitation by more than a factor of 10 in just five years. Most of the agencies we work with already have their own reservation system they want us to use, but we also have our own proprietary system we developed for the Tennessee Valley Authority that we can use as well..




Cabins become the park's property at the end of the contract


While there is a lot of flexibility in contract length, our starting point is 18 years, though shorter contracts are possible if required by agency rules. Longer contracts allow for more investment and a higher concession fee payment / revenue share for the agency. All the cabins we install are very well-built with decades of useful life.




We have 30+ years of experience operating public recreation in a quality manner


Our core business is the turnkey operation (and sometimes refurbishment) of whole public parks and campgrounds. We operate close to 500 locations and have worked with a dozen different agencies including the National Park Service, the US Forest Service, and State Parks. We care about the visitor's experience, and nearly every one of the campgrounds we operate are rated 4.5 of 5.0 or better on public review sites like Recreation.gov and Tripadvisor. We know that public recreation agencies often have different goals and requirements than private campgrounds, and we know how to form real working partnerships that work with recreation agencies.




Our cabins bring private investment without any loss of public control


Our goal everywhere we operate is to create a success for our public agency partners. Our investment, our operating plan, our visitor fees, our compliance rules – everything – are subject to approval by the agency. We never attempt to create our own brand or trademarks in your park – all of our marketing highlights the park name and agency.





 

Case Studies

Please select a Case Study below providing examples of partner requirements, specifications, and contract terms for our current operations in California State Parks, Alabama State Parks, and the Tennessee Valley Authority

 
Primitive Cabins in CA

An aging and unpopular campground loop at McArthur-Burney Falls SP was upgraded with hugely popular cabins.

Deluxe Cabins in AL

Cabins were added to Lake Guntersville SP in order to bring new revenue to a park suffering after a tornado.

Total Park Update for TVA

Two closed TVA campgrounds were made into showplaces with the help of significant private investment.

 

Ready to find out more?

Our management team is constantly working with government recreation agencies. We are happy to send you information and come for a visit to see if we can help your agency.

Different Designs

Our cabin designs range from very basic, primitive style units to high-design, luxury style accommodations. Our most common Partner requested cabin unit is a fully equipped cabin with a full kitchen, bath, and two bedrooms. We have found that offering this style best suits most of camping guests; however, there are guests who prefer a more simplistic, rustic stay in the electric-only cabin units. Additionally, we have ventured into providing other glamping style units such as Screened-in Shelters and Geodesic Domes. See some examples below:

Exterior Full Amenity

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Exterior Electric-Only

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Exterior Geodesic Dome