Rocky Point Resort – camping, fishing, rv, restaurant, marina fun for the whole family
ROCKY POINT RESORT – THE GRAND OLE GAL REBORN
February 22, 2016 We began the process of bringing good life to this Grand Ole Gal known as Rocky Point Resort. It’s been quite the journey and continues as a labor of love by all who work here, live by or visit this wonderful park.
The biggest transformation is the restaurant, when Chrissie Hathor and I walked thru the Restaurant to lease with Georgia & LindaRose it looked like a chore but not the chore we were about to undertake. With the past management as a possibility of being this years management and Chrissie as my friend we couldn’t see the restaurant doing well under that regime. Therefore I applied for the job as Park manager thankful the board chose me the future over the past.
What we first encountered was a very dirty restaurant things not put away properly for the winter and obvious lack of cleaning though out the previous season or more.
These pictures I’m sharing at this time are just a tip to the iceberg of the work done so far on the park this year. But they will certainly give you an insight to the extent of damage lack of care and/or maintenance your past has given this wonderful ole gal. She deserves love, respect and care from this day forward!
The floors were the first indication of poor cleaning ethics as we stuck to the floor upon our first walk though.
The biggest transformation is the porch dining floors, when Chrissie wanted to replace the carpet as it was very tattered & worn, what we found was that it was 30+ years old. The carpet fellow came to look under the carpet to see what work needed done and found layers of decay. A couple layers of press board and a couple layers of linoleum. To save money a crew was assembled to tear out the old flooring and we were going to replace the subfloor with new plywood etc. When we got down to what we thought was ugly green linoleum it was actually 4 to 5 layers of forest service green paint on the original straight grain fir floors. We had to bring them back!
And now the removal of the forest service green paint
Around the corner to the other part of the porch dining area, once we removed the rotted press board the black mold is gone. Due to the water damage from the south wall not being maintained for the last few years their was sever water damage to the wall, sills and support struts. We removed a small wall separating the two dining areas.
With all the water damage to the south wall from lack of maintenance. The sills, supports etc had to be replaced as the damage was quite extensive.
There was also a couple bullet holes in one of the windows this led us to getting better windows, as we would like to stay open longer into the winter. We also noticed with the old single pane windows the sun damage to the furnishings & pictures etc was extensive. With the new windows cooling, heating and uv damage would be lessened.
KITCHEN – RESTAURANT BUILDING
Where do I start with the kitchen, we encountered so much filth, many local people showed up to help with repairs, cleaning, electrical, counter work and anything else we needed to get this going again. They loved this grand ole gal and so do we.
It was filthy 2 black garbage bags of cat waste in the kitchen along with other garbage. Furniture was removed I was told. What was left in the house was so filthy with cat, dog and people filth we took them to the dump. The cleaning began, we only have a few pictures of the before of the “Big House” which is now a rental for the park.
The entire house had to be painted, approx. 100 screws removed from the walls and those holes patched. Food on the walls, a putty substance which we believe was for surveillance purposes. Quite a few alcohol bottles left in the house, which disappeared when Troy left. Many food items from the restaurant etc.
Leaks through out the house, again mainly from lack of maintenance and letting the debris build up on the roof. Causes the snow and ice to build up and back up to places it would normally run off.
Cabins – Rooms – Linen room
Some things we did not get pictures of we just went to work getting them straightened out and workable. The linen room was so full of old tattered pillows, broken lamps, broken coffee pots, garbage etc etc etc. You literally could not get into the room, we had to start pulling items out sorting the usable from the garbage. We were told there was 2 new vacuums bought last year. We have one that minimally works, Chris goes over things many times when she shouldn’t have to work so hard to vacuum.
Store – Marina
We walked into the store and their was a smell that just wouldn’t go away. It was dark & dirty the floor just like upstairs was horrid. The office had grunge on everything, you were literally afraid to touch anything. The chairs were horribly stained, thanks to Rodney they are no longer stained. One chair we put paper on to sit on it, it was literally that bad.
The tool room was like the linen room stacked so high with boat motors, life jackets and garbage you could not get in to it except to open the door step to the left 2 feet and that was all the entry you had. All storage area’s in the park were the same way, we are slowly making some sort of order out of them and throwing away broken garbage every week.
I just wanted to leave you with the beauty of this Grand ole Gal – Rocky Point Resort
We have many guests that are so happy to be back and enjoy their stay. The next couple pictures were taken recently by guests and shared with us I also want to share a really nice entry Mr. Eastman put on his website myfocusonbirds.com about our Park.