The Kalispel Tribe’s luxury RV park, anticipated to draw approximately 40,000 guests annually, opened over the weekend in Airway Heights, Washington. The $14 million attraction near Northern Quest Resort & Casino will tap a niche demographic of travelers, families and concert goers.
As the Spokesman-Review pointed out, the RV resort is already sold out for Hoopfest and summer’s first outdoor concert featuring Train and the Goo Goo Dolls at Northern Quest Resort & Casino.
“RV parks have a demographic that enjoys entertainment and relaxation. Also, a lot of resort casinos have RV parks,” said Brandon Haugen, general manager for Kalispel Development. “There’s a lot of nice RV parks in the community, but ours will have amenities that will attract different customers to the region.”
The Bud Surles Signature Resort has been on the planning sheet for more than 15 years as the Tribe sought the ideal 17-acre site. In addition to 38 pull-through, back-in and luxury RV sites (that number will increase to 67 by July) as well as 18 furnished tiny cottages for rent adjacent to Northern Quest Casino & Resort, the gated resort features a clubhouse, outdoor pool with cabanas, laundry facilities, catering kitchen, golf cart rentals, fitness center, dog park, fire pits, shower facilities and a concierge service.
In October, the Tribe completed phase one of a $110 million development. The initial $20 million expansion added a new sporting goods retail store, movie and dinner theater, a family-friendly arcade and entertainment center, three new food court venues, and new child-care facilities. Anticipate bowling lanes and virtual reality sets in the near future. The additions were part of the resort’s overall plans to revamping its image as a family friendly destination.
“We want to be a destination for all ages,” Haugen told kxly.com. “We want to continue to honor the gaming crowd, the patron that’s come to love Northern Quest, but we also want to add something for families.”