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BAMA S
12-16-2018, 03:11 PM
Would you come


To lake Martin for a week. To fish and get away if I was offering a week stay in a two queen bed room with private bath for 500 a week ? Looking at a 25 room lodge with pier ,boat ramp and restaurants on premises. Also covered boat parking included. What's y'all s thoughts.


YOU CAN'T PUT A PRICE ON A SMILE!!!!!

Redge
12-16-2018, 05:08 PM
Thatís a heck of a deal, IMHO.



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usafret99
12-16-2018, 06:53 PM
I think if advertised correctly you could do well. Great striper fishing there as well.

TerryD
12-16-2018, 08:44 PM
Are you guiding us during that week's stay? If so, go ahead and sign me up! LOL
Seriously, that sounds very reasonable. Hot meals, a place to sleep, bathe, and fishing, all in one spot. What more could a man ask for!?

Rees Guide
12-16-2018, 09:27 PM
I know of a place just like that on Lake Martin, I'd make the trip once a year for sure

chaunc
12-17-2018, 05:24 AM
Would it be half as much if itís a single bed? Most of my buddyís still work so I travel alone most of the time.

BAMA S
12-17-2018, 05:33 AM
Off season rates during spring I would entertain 350 a week for a single King. Chaunc that's 50 a night.

BAMA S
12-17-2018, 05:52 AM
May through September. Would be my busy months for recreation rentals. Plus the crappie slow way down during those months. Fishing is good during the other times. End of sept until end of May. So that would work out good.

slowhand
12-17-2018, 02:23 PM
May through September. Would be my busy months for recreation rentals. Plus the crappie slow way down during those months. Fishing is good during the other times. End of sept until end of May. So that would work out good.

Sounds like a good deal for a destination fishing vacation.
Hope you can make the numbers work for you.
Is this package something the previous owners offered?

Bamafan2277
12-17-2018, 03:04 PM
That is a great price! I used to pay that for a floating cabin on Lake Guntersville and loved every minute of it! I may have to talk to my dad and see if he is up to a early spring trip. He lives just south of Huntsville. We don't have a boat but have a good time fishing docks.

huntinslabs
12-17-2018, 04:26 PM
Yep.

cevans
12-17-2018, 05:22 PM
BAMA S,
If your going to jump into this kinda business, you will need to advertise it accordingly to make it work and be booked up constantly. 25 rooms is alot. I have been in the trade show business over 46 years min. and you might want to consider, hitting some Boat & Sport Shows,,fishing shows, Outdoorish shows, with a booth and brochures,,,alot of resorts rely on these type of shows to book their fishing resorts. Another way is to join a Assn. like a lake or tourism assn, and they pass out your color brochures and do the advertising for you. These Tourism Assns do not talk up or personally sell your business, as personal touch is the best way is you or your reps. talking to the possible clients as best sales way. Alot of these exhibitors book right during the shows they do as they keep their schedule book right with them. You have the internet,,putting together a nice website with your advertising and pics in it. Hit all the fishing forums,,and advertise that way as as well. Check out other fishing resorts, and how they do it, but the established resorts,,have built up their client listings over the years they have been in business and are pretty well established. Use your imagination how the fishing camps and resorts have established their business. Check out local pricing of others in this type business around Lake Martin and see what they are charging also. Just a couple of thoughts for you to think about as it can be quite a bit of work, filling 25 rooms in your peak seasons. I visit about 20-25 shows and events per year throughout the US in my work promoting and selling the Indy Boat Sport & Travel Show, the Indiana Deer Turkey Waterfowl Expo, and the Indiana Motorcycle Expo.

kycreek
12-17-2018, 06:45 PM
Those are good rates.

chaunc
12-18-2018, 02:56 PM
One more question. Would you consider a monthly rate for us retirees that would like to stay a while? Been visiting Ky lake for 31 consecutive years now. Use to stay a week to two starting out. After I retired, I decided why not make it a month trip. Itís nice getting a discount when staying that long.

Boa3
12-19-2018, 10:59 AM
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