Construction crews are putting the final touches on the Waxahachie area’s latest amenity, Northside RV and Resort. The gate on the new haven for visitors to the city is anticipated to open Aug. 7.
Northside RV and Resort features 123 concrete sites with full hookups that provide utility connections, electricity, high-speed internet, wifi and DirecTV. The resort is just off of U.S. Highway 77 at 200 E. Butcher Road.
Kellie Pike, resort manager, said the resort is “one of a kind” and will bring visitors to the city to enjoy the community and its year-round attractions. She noted there are a few more steps nearing completion before guest reservations can be taken. As an example, Oncor was on site installing power poles last Wednesday.
“Getting the electrical has slowed us down a little bit but AT&T has been wonderful working with us,” Pike said. “They have kind of been on standby waiting for the electric and waiting on everything to get hooked up. Everything has gone smoothly other than the rain.
“We have had tons of people stop by already,” Pike said. “If you stood at the front of the gate, I promise you within 15 minutes you would have two to three people come up.”
The resort hasn’t gone live with its website yet but people have already been making contact about the development.
The resort offers three types of spaces – deluxe, premium and premium-plus – for guests to choose from and rent at a daily, weekly or monthly rate. Deluxe spaces are on the outside ring are back-in access only. Premium spaces are in the middle of the park and feature pull-through access. The premium-plus sites are in the middle rows and feature pull-through access and covered patios. All sites are concrete.
Daily rents are $55 deluxe, $60 premium and $65 premium-plus. Weekly rates are $225 deluxe, $250 premium and $275 premium-plus. Monthly rentals are $675 deluxe, $700 premium and $725 premium-plus.
All amenities are included in each rental plan except for electricity under the monthly plan, which is paid by the renter. If a person’s RV is 10 years old or older, a photograph must be sent in for it to be approved. No tents will be allowed on the site.
The resort features jogging and walking paths, dog parks, a lake that is stocked for catch and release fishing and a community campfire that is built on a concrete pad and features an outdoor fireplace since individual campfires are prohibited. There is also a laundromat as well as a private bathhouse.
“I feel like our amenities will be good and we will have lots of room to add,” Pike said. “There will be someone here to show you to the site and someone to help you with your hookup if you need that. Our office will be open seven days a week.”
Along with the current generation of RVers, Pike said she’s seen many millennials embracing the lifestyle of traveling and seeing the world around them. She feels the resort will add to the growth the city is experiencing.
“I believe that this is going to bring a lot of revenue into Waxahachie,” she said. “The Texas Motorplex is a prime example. The last time that I spoke with folks out there, they said the closest place they could find to stay is in Irving. So many of your racers have RVs and that is going to bring them in.
“I believe our resort will offer alternative lodging for construction crews that are stationed in our area,” she said.
”More and more construction companies are purchasing RVs for their traveling employees. I also believe full-timer RVers will enjoy shopping and touring historical Waxahachie.”
People who have questions about Northside RV and Resort can contact Pike at 469-383-5939.