From rustic to fairytale

With the introduction of vaccines, optimism grows for the return of big weddings that will begin later in 2021. Evan Reimondo, general manager of the Nordic Village in Arizona, said reservations for summer and fall celebrations are beginning at the recreation area in the Coconino National Forest. 15 miles north of Flagstaff on Highway 180.

What he’s also witnessing is a significant increase in the demand for camping, especially for those who don’t want to be too far from city amenities.

“We understand our niche is one step above building your own tent in the woods,” he said. “We offer people this bridge to have this rustic experience and to have the feeling of getting away from everything, but also to keep their comfort. We plan for people who have not camped at all, or not much, and may be inexperienced in the outdoors. We see a lot of families with younger children who want the outdoor experience but don’t want to be in the middle of nowhere. “

Future brides looking for a woody overnight stop for their special event that friends and family members can attend can be excited to see the Nordic Village plan to provide more camping accommodation with a Forest Service-style campsite and six to ten additional cabins Yurts.

Proposed improvements listed on the recreation area’s Master Development Plan (MDP) are designed to meet recreational needs and enhance the guest experience. The expansion of the campsite requires 40 units. Reimondo hopes to have 20 to 25 campsites available by fall 2022. The comfortable overnight capacity is currently more than 50 guests. With the completion of the campsite, this number should rise to 170.

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