After wildfire destroyed the Wilbur Hot Springs resort in California last year, park park owner Richard Miller faced a critical challenge: How to rebuild the resort as quickly and affordably as possible, while still providing guests with the accommodations they would expect.
The solution is one that is increasingly being used by resorts in locations across the country: Cavco park models.
The 399-square-foot cottage like units have been used as rental accommodations by the campground industry for years. The units are equipped with kitchens and bathrooms, flat screen TVs and other amenities.
Cavco worked with San Francisco architect Nick Noyes to custom design 13 park model RV cottages that not only blend with Wilbur Hot Springs’ natural setting, but contain the luxurious attributes of a world-class resort.
“I think these Cavco cottages are a logical next chapter in Wilbur Hot Springs Resort’s history,” said Noyes, whose wife grew up visiting the resort with her family.
“Wilbur Hot Springs is a magical place,” Noyes added. “Careful attention had to be paid to the new master planning of the resort and also to the specific details of the cottages themselves.”
The understated and refined cottages were designed with privacy in mind and feature private entries and baths. Each cottage has it’s own unique view of the surrounding natural beauty. Interior details include stained oak floors, pine ceilings, smooth sheetrock walls, built-in pine desks, and painted wood trim.
“All of our efforts – and Cavco understood this – needed to respect and enhance the rustic charm that defines Wilbur Hot Springs,” Noyes said.
Miller commended Tim Gage, vice president of Cavco’s specialty division, for his close collaboration with him and Noyes and creating new accommodations for Wilbur Hot Springs.
“The Cavco solution was literally a Godsend for us,” Miller said, “particularly because of our confidence in Cavco, we came away feeling that they understood our situation and took care to get us a good product.”