The luxury of owning an RV isn’t something everyone enjoys. For those of you who do, the joy is sometimes accompanied by the problem of where to park your traveling home between trips. If you don’t have enough room on your property, a monthly fee to store it is usually the only option. Often lot sizes don’t make an RV parking pad feasible or homeowner association rules don’t allow it.
New homebuilder Hayden Homes has come up with a solution to this problem. It has created a community of cottage style homes with plenty of space and facilities for homeowners and their RVs. Called The Village at Cold Springs, it is in Sisters, Oregon, at the foot of the Cascade Mountains, within reach of all the splendor and recreation that this beautiful area offers.
“We recognized that in Sisters there is a large population who are seasonal residents, retired, or downsizing who love to travel around the Northwest, and want a home base that is within reach of everything here. We felt there was a need for this kind of offering,” says Deb Flagan, vice president of sales and marketing at Hayden Homes, a company that has been building homes in Oregon and Washington for over 20 years. “And since we started giving homebuyers the RV option, this has proven to be the case. People are genuinely excited to find a community that understands the RV owner and they’re taking full advantage of it. Even buyers who don’t own motorhomes use the optional pad for parking their boat or snowmobiles, or other recreational vehicles. Having water, electricity and a waste disposal pipe installed at your house makes it easy and convenient.”
Homebuyers at The Village of Cold Springs need not worry that the 12-foot x 40-foot RV pad means the size of house has to be small. Home plans range from around 1,000 square feet up to 2,600 square feet.
“We have families who have moved here for the security and comfort of living in a small town,” says Flagan. “They like the great schools in Sisters, and they also enjoy the recreational opportunities. We wanted to make sure they have all the house they need. And the space is great for homeowners who may not have an RV, but have visiting friends or family that do.”
The large 12-foot-wide gate encloses and screens RVs from the street, keeping the community looking like a well-maintained neighborhood. Low curbs and street snow removal in the winter make it easy to back in and drive out.
In a perfect world, RV owners looking to be new homeowners would never be faced with the “parking issue.” For now, The Village at Cold Springs in Sisters, Oregon, offers a solution that provides what you might call “the perfect launching pad for life’s adventures.”