December 11, 2017 – We’re excited to welcome Palisade Basecamp RV Resort to Colorado’s Grand Valley ! The resort offers new accommodation and recreation opportunities in the heart of Wine Country. Here’s more from The Daily Sentinel:
“The first thing you’ll notice is the views. It would be nearly impossible not to.
The newly opened Palisade Basecamp RV Resort off Palisade’s North River Road boasts nearly panoramic views of the surrounding cliffs. From the campground, Grand Mesa looms large to the east and Mount Garfield commands any down valley attention. A peek from atop the bluffs gives way to the meandering Colorado River. The site hemmed between a cherry orchard, a peach orchard, vineyards and views of hiking and biking trails surely offers a taste of the Grand Valley’s finest attributes, the owners of Palisade Basecamp said.
Co-owner Keith Ehlers said he’s enjoyed conversations while booking campers, especially when they ask about his opinion of the best site. The answer depends on personal preference, he said.
‘Are they coming for Winefest? Then they might want to stay near the vineyards,’ he said. ‘Do you want a river view? Are you into sunrises or sunsets?’
The 15.4-acre resort at 985 North River Road has been in the works for almost two years.
Owners Keith and Brandi Ehlers and Brooke and Bart McElley have invested more than $3 million into the project, with the help of the Grand Junction Economic Partnership, the town of Palisade, a commercial loan, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority and the Business Incubator Center.
The site is the former home of the Palisade Greenhouse. The Ehlers and McElleys are selling off a parcel of the land that includes all but four of the greenhouses on the site.
A shower house with full bathroom facilities is completed as well as a general store and check-in registration building. The owners said they would like to sell local food and art in the store, possibly on a consignment basis.
Several of the dozen cabins slated for the site are complete and others are under construction. A swimming pool is planned for the area. The owners also plan to use the greenhouses to grow food and for educational purposes.
In all, the campground includes sites for 71 recreational vehicles or trailer sites. Twelve cabins will line the west side and two suites are available in the main house. Fourteen sites are available for campers with tents or pop-up campers at river bottom sites.
The facility can host group events including weddings, for up to 400 people.
That makes it the largest gathering space in Palisade, because other local facilities can host up to 150 people, said Juliann Adams, executive director of the Palisade Chamber of Commerce.
The resort will be a boon to the area and should draw visitors during festivals, showcasing Palisade’s offerings all year long, she said.
‘People pulling in there are going to have the wow factor,’ Adams said.”
Photo from The Daily Sentinel article.