Editor’s Note: This story was written by Andrew Malo for MobileRVing’s blog The Buzz. 

Sometimes while traveling in your RV, you just need a quick stop off the highway. And, occasionally, that place you stop ends up being the one you stop at every time you are remotely close to that area. Firefly Meadows RV Camp and Cabins in Wood River, Neb., is becoming that sort of spot for many travelers thanks to significant upgrades and renovations by Jon Myers and his partners.

“We are a clean and budget-friendly RV park,” Myers says, “We have 30 total RV sites, 21 are full hookups, including water, sewer and electric. We have 30- and 50-amp sites where the customer can pull through and back up.

Myers originally worked with his dad in HVAC until branching out on his own by buying condos, renovating them and renting them out month to month.

“With the market as it is, it has become too difficult to find a lot of properties to renovate,” Myers says, “So I started looking for other investments.”

He, along with three others, found a property off I-80, exit 300, which had a rundown motel and an old campground on it.

“We crunched the numbers and it seemed like we could do pretty well with it,” he says.

The property was really, really rundown.

“I mean it was scary,” Myers says, “The buildings on the property had bullet holes in it and it was just in terrible shape.”

The campground wasn’t in use by the previous owners, so the camping spots were overgrown and ignored. They bought the property in January of this year and had to wait to renovate until March because of frozen ground and flooding, but, once started, Myers hit the ground running renovating enough to open a few spots in May and opened the rest in June.

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