RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

Yosemite Pines RV Resort Sees Arrival of 'Glamping'

Tue Oct 4, 2016

147559745747325.jpgGROVELAND, California - With the addition of five fully-furnished classic and retro trailers, "glamping" has arrived in the Yosemite and Gold Country areas at Yosemite Pines RV Resort and Family Lodging.

Guests who seek "glamping" experiences enjoy connecting with nature in the great outdoors without sacrificing the comforts found in more traditional accommodations.

Guests at the resort now have new lodging choices, other than cabins, tents and RV sites, to spend quality time with friends or family on an Escapation - where "escape" and "vacation" meet, enjoying the many on-site recreation activities. The classic restored trailers - a 34-foot Silver Avion, a 31-foot Silver Avion, and a 32-foot Boles Aero plus new 19-foot and 24-foot Silver Beach trailers built in the "retro" style – sleep up to six people.

The classic and retro trailers offer a fun camping experience for individual campers or groups who want to enjoy a throwback lifestyle but expect comfortable amenities, according to a press release. And, the resort's Yurts offer another "glamping" experience for those who want to combine the ambiance of nature with the comfort of a cabin.

"Glampers" will experience a generous amount of nostalgia, enjoying all the fun of trailer camping, without the hassles and expense of towing a trailer or storing it between trips. The "aluminum houses on wheels" have fully furnished kitchens with wood cabinetry plus large decks with dining tables and gas grills.

Many resort guests spend time relaxing at Yosemite Pines Resort to enjoy the large swimming pool after a busy day of adventures, play a rousing game of sand volleyball or Bocce Ball, or smile as the kids enjoy the playground area or Petting Farm. The family-oriented stay might include participation in the staff planned summer activities such as outdoor movies, hayrides and storytelling around a campfire.

The Resort is located 22 miles from the western gate of Yosemite National Park and is a popular "home base" for experiencing area activities. Guests explore the Sierra Nevada Mountains, a playground of recreation for hiking, biking, whitewater rafting, fishing, horseback riding, rock climbing or photography.

The guests travel the direct route by car or RV to visit Yosemite National Park on day trips to view waterfalls, climb Half Dome, pull in a nice trout, or ride a bike (available for rent) through Yosemite Valley. Plus, YARTS shuttle motor coaches stop at the resort from spring to September. The transportation is recommended for ease of travel and parking, with the affordable one-way adult fare of $5 to $8 dollars eliminating entrance fees.

The Sierra foothills location of Yosemite Pines Resort allows guests to continue their Escapation with a visit to one of the nearby California Gold Country towns of Columbia, Angels Camp and Jamestown.