RV rental and travel marketplace Outdoorsy is expanding its outdoor experiences portfolio through a partnership with Collective Retreats.
The partnership will allow the growing outdoor hospitality market to develop new accommodations and outdoor services. The two companies will work to build an offering suite made to cater to road travelers.
“Outdoorsy has experienced strong growth in the past year, and we believe the world’s passion surrounding camping and outdoor travel is increasing even more as we enter the 2021 travel season and the reopening of the economy,” Outdoorsy co-founder and CEO Jeff Cavins said.
Outdoorsy invested in Collective Retreats as part of its capital round to help lock in a new world “vision.”
“One of the biggest barriers for RV travelers has always been the looming question of where to stay or camp at night,” Cavins said. “Keep in mind that, for the majority of people renting an RV or camper, this is their first time not staying in a hotel while on vacation, so that is the mindset they are in. Travelers are seeking a bridge between camping somewhere convenient and camping somewhere they can anticipate a high level of quality, consistency and care.”
The partnership will offer an outdoor “extension” to guests’ RVs with a private bathroom with spa shower, terrace area and soaking tub. Guests will gain access to Collective Retreats’ amenities, public spaces and guest programming, such as restaurants, live music and wellness programs.
In 2022, Collective Retreats and Outdoorsy plan to launch a new brand of outdoor hospitality locations for RV travelers. Collective Retreats acquired three new properties in Vermont’s Green Mountains, California’s Sonoma County and Aspen, Colorado, with plans to open 25 full-service retreats in the next four years.