Renewal at The Resort at Boiling Springs – The Licking Information
By Shari Harris, Writer
The Comer household, Robert, Tina and daughter, Natalie, didn’t plan to be the brand new homeowners of The Resort at Boiling Springs after they purchased a house on Freeway BB just a few miles from the Massive Piney River. However when the chance offered itself, it was greater than they may resist.
The Comers grew up in rural northern California, and Robert and Tina drove log vans and operated a trucking firm. During the last three years, a lot of their time was spent doing cleanup after the devastating wildfires in northern California. They have been even compelled to evacuate from their residence because of the Caldor fireplace. Although they didn’t undergo any bodily losses from fires, the emotional toll of seeing such tragic losses of life, of houses, and of their lovely countryside was vital.
The Comers have been drawn to the Licking space as a result of it reminded them of the place they grew up. And after changing into homeowners of the Resort on October 4, they’re wanting ahead to therapeutic a few of these emotional scars, serving to folks have a good time tenting, floating and vacationing on the Resort at Boiling Springs.
The Resort at Boiling Springs gives 32 campsites with 30 and 50 amp hookups and water. Two cabins are additionally at the moment out there, with renovations deliberate on a 3rd cabin so as to add it to the out there leases. An out of doors saltwater pool with a splash pad and a playground are included, with close by entry to the river. A small basic retailer and cafe is positioned there as effectively, with an increasing menu of meals decisions.
The Comers bought the resort from the Dixons and Gilberts, who had made quite a few enhancements to the property throughout their possession, together with including new electrical, sewer and water to the campground and reopening the shop. The brand new homeowners even have concepts for bettering the resort.
Tina Comer enjoys cooking and is wanting ahead to growing their menu. They nonetheless supply pizza, however have already added deli sandwiches, breakfast burritos, biscuits and gravy and baked items. She plans to supply selfmade soups and chilis, and can enlist Robert to assist with barbecues in the summertime.
Robert Comer may even put his carpenter abilities to good use, including extra cabinets to the shop and redoing the third cabin, amongst different tasks.
Natalie Comer has taken over the tech facet of the operation. The web site is her area, and she or he can be excited to assist increase merchandise within the retailer and plan occasions on the resort.
The Resort at Boiling Springs was a deer camp getaway for a number of hunters this season, so the Comers had elevated retailer hours throughout rifle season. They may cut back hours after deer season, planning for 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. However when heat climate returns, they are going to resume seven day per week hours. Tina Comer defined that they wish to see what hours are greatest for the group, and can change hours if wanted.
Different plans for enhancements embody including some dry tent tenting spots within the spring. Neighborhood occasions like stay music, film nights, craft festivals and different household oriented actions are deliberate for the summer time. The Comers want to add shuttle service for floats and supply extra shaded areas and extra parking on the retailer. They want to supply native vendor gadgets on the retailer and invite these enthusiastic about stocking their merchandise on the retailer to contact them. Increasing the kitchen and including extra cabins are different long run plans for the Comers.
With a imaginative and prescient for development, the Comers will probably be busy, however not too busy to make connections and luxuriate in their new environment.
“We wished to decelerate,” mentioned Tina Comer in regards to the transfer. She has been impressed with how pleasant and useful everybody has been, together with the true property brokers (now pals) Tim and Beverly Hurd, the Dixons and Gilberts, and other people stopping in on the retailer.
She is wanting ahead to assembly extra folks within the space, and hopes she will be able to get some copies of pictures to brighten the shop partitions, depicting the campground by the years. She is raring to listen to others’ tales of their recollections.
“We wish to make friendships, not ‘prospects,’” she defined.
If you’re enthusiastic about assembly the Comers, including stock to their retailer, making an attempt their new menu gadgets, sharing your tales of Boiling Springs, or renting a campsite or cabin, cease by the shop throughout their open hours. Or you possibly can name them at 573-889-9085, or test them out at their web site, www.theresortatboilingsprings.com, on Fb or on Instagram.
Images by Shari Harris