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The journey of acquiring our Campground

Let me take you back to the beginning of our Campground Adventures story. It all started in March 2020, thanks to the twists and turns of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the rent moratorium in full swing, we found ourselves dealing with tenants who conveniently forgot to pay, some for as long as 18 months! Even though they were employed, they seemed to have a knack for coming up with creative excuses for late payments. My personal favorite? "I just got back from Disney, but I'll pay rent in two weeks when I get paid!" After months of dealing with this, I decided we wanted to be on the other side of the equation, where we are on vacation. And that's how the idea of buying a campground took root.

Now, let me tell you how we stumbled upon our little haven. Jason, my partner in crime and a high school math teacher (with over 20 years of experience!), is also a real estate agent. We scoured the Western New York area for a campground that was close to home. Lo and behold, we found our gem—just 50 miles from Buffalo and a mere 20 miles from the beauty of Allegany State Park.

When we first set foot on the grounds, we were captivated by its location, nestled alongside Ischua Creek in a valley, surrounded by the Enchanted Mountains.  But truth be told, the initial charm was marred by run-down buildings, crumbling infrastructure, and grounds that had seen better days. Despite the visible challenges and a bunch more we discovered after the purchase, we were pumped to make Campground Adventures our own.

Excitement and nervousness danced together in our minds. Were we in over our heads? Could we handle this ambitious project? Despite the uncertainties, we saw great potential. Our dream was to transform this place into a glamping haven, offering a handful of camping sites where guests could truly connect with nature, bask in the serenity, and create unforgettable memories. And so, the adventure began! Let's dive into the journey of turning our campground into a destination where relaxation and nature go hand in hand.

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