WHAT IS A RV PARK MODEL?
Park Model RVs are recreational homes primarily designed for part-time secondary and seasonal housing and have become very popular for resort living, weekend getaways and for use as guest homes. Although they are classified as recreational vehicles, there are no holding tanks, and they are not designed to be towed by a pickup truck. Because of their heavy weight and residential features, a truck specifically designed and licensed to pull an oversized unit should transport them. Park models do not exceed 400 square feet of living space excluding porches and lofts. Porches and lofts add additional square footage.
Park model homes are used for many purposes including, but certainly not limited to:
BED AND BREAKFAST
“HOME BASE” FOR FULL-TIME RV ENTHUSIASTS
Our park model cabins are growing in popularity because they are so cost-effective in comparison to a site-built cabin. Because the cottage/cabin is built in a controlled environment, our customers do not have to deal with the normal headaches of building.
DO YOU OFFER CABINS OTHER THAN PINE MOUNTAIN CABINS?
Yes, we offer a variety of log and cedar cabins. You can even get cedar installed throughout the interior of your cabin.
CAN I CUSTOMIZE THE CABIN TO FIT MY NEEDS?
Yes, definitely. In fact, we encourage it. Please call us to discuss floorplan changes as well as interior and exterior options.
DO YOU OFFER ANY COTTAGES OR CABINS THAT ARE ALREADY BUILT AND READY TO SHIP?
Yes. We have a selection of both cottages and cabins that are already built and ready for immediate delivery. Please call us for specific information on the available cottages and cabins. We also sometimes have overstock cottages and cabins that can be sold at a discounted price.
WHY SHOULD WE PURCHASE OUR CABIN FROM RECREATIONAL RESORT COTTAGES?
There are two main reasons to purchase from Recreational Resort Cottages and Athens Park Homes. The first is QUALITY and the second is SERVICE. Our product line consists of the highest quality park models available in the industry. From the quality of construction materials used to the décor options and features, we only represent the top-of-the-line park model builder. Furthermore, Recreational Resort Cottages and Athens Park Homes are committed to excellence in customer satisfaction. We are dedicated to the sale and service of our cabins and do not sell travel trailers or motor homes, so that our focus is on the park model industry and serving our customers. Our staff is very experienced in the industry, and combined, we have over 100 years of experience providing our customers with factory-built housing as well as providing service after the sale. Our reputation is impeccable and speaks for itself.
WHERE CAN I GO TO SEE THE COTTAGES AND CABINS?
Our cabins and cottages are displayed throughout the nation in various resorts and can be seen at our model display center in Rockwall, Texas. We encourage you to visit us, to walk through a variety of models and to personally meet our staff. To get directions to our display center in Rockwall, Texas, call 877-219-4059.
DO YOU OFFER A COTTAGE OR CABIN THAT IS WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY?
Yes, we offer wheelchair friendly cabins and cottages. Please call us at 877-219-4059 to discuss floorplan options as well as interior and exterior choices.
HOW CAN YOUR COTTAGES AND CABINS BE SO COST-EFFECTIVE FOR SUCH A HIGH-END PRODUCT?
Skilled craftsmen using the finest materials available build our cabins in a controlled environment. Because we build in such a controlled environment, we do not have to mark up the cost for things like vandalism, contractor delays and weather delays. Athens Park Homes is able to build cabins efficiently.
DO YOU OFFER TOURS OF THE MANUFACTURING FACILITY?
Yes, we love to give tours. Tours are available by appointment and can be taken before you choose your cabin as well as while your cabin is in construction. Just call us to set up the tour. 1-877-219-4059. Tours are available Monday through Friday during normal plant operating hours or on the weekends by appointment only.
DO THE CABINS COME WITH CENTRAL AIR AND HEAT?
Cantral heat and air is available. There are several options to choose from, and your cabin will be designed to specifically fit your needs. Most cabins are ordered with a self-contained A/C and heating unit that is placed outside the cabin and provides temperate-controlled air to the interior of the home through the central heating and air ductwork. Unless you specifically request otherwise, the A/C unit and its installation is included with your cabin/cottage and will be installed by a licensed air-conditioning company. Some smaller cabins are available with wall units that provide the heat and cooling. Those smaller units can be ordered without the central air and heat capability.
DO YOU OFFER FURNITURE PACKAGES?
Yes. Several different furniture packages are available and can be customized to fit your needs. Furniture is an option and cabins are avilable with or without the furniture packages.
IS FINANCING AVAILABLE FOR THE COTTAGES AND CABINS?
Yes. There are many different financing sources available. Please call our financing department at 877-219-4059 to request additional information.
WILL YOU PROVIDE WARRANTY SERVICE FOR MY CABIN IF NEEDED?
Yes. We are dedicated to serving you even after your cabin has been delivered to you. Warranty service is provided by Athens Park Homes and the manufacturers of the building materials used in the cabin.
DO YOU OFFER INSURANCE FOR MY COTTAGE?
Yes. We have a licensed insurance agent on staff if you need insurance services.
DO I HAVE TO BUY INSURANCE THROUGH YOUR COMPANY?
No, you can use the insurance company of your choice.
DO YOU OFFER FIBER-CEMENT SIDING BY JAMES HARDI?
Yes. In fact, that is our most popular type of siding because of its awesome features. Please call us and we’ll be happy to give your very detailed information on its wonderful warranties and extraordinary features.
ARE YOUR PARK MODEL CABINS CERTIFIED?
Yes, the RPTIA member manufacturer as complying with ANSI A119.5 home certifies each park model. Each member of the association is required to meet these strict standards for construction. ANSI assures consumers that they are buying a quality product that is structurally sound.
CAN I MOVE MY COTTAGE OR CABIN IN THE FUTURE?
Yes.. They can be moved as often as you would like. However, please do not try to move it with your pickup truck. Because of the high quality of construction of the cottages and cabins that we offer, they are extremely heavy. Our cabins are designed to be moved by a truck specifically designed and licensed to pull an oversized unit. We will be happy to assist you in contracting with a licensed transport company to move your home in the future should you decide to do that.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN THE SETUP OF THE COTTAGE/CABIN AT MY SITE?
Unless you make other arrangements, our licensed, bonded and insured transport crew will deliver your home. We will also set, block, level, anchor and tie down your cabin. Because of the high-quality and heavy weight of our cabins, we allow for a perimeter block set. We encourage you to properly prepare your site prior to the delivery of the cabin by preparing a level spot or, if necessary, a concrete pad. Once we complete the set, you will then connect your utilities from your service meters/connections into the cottage/cabin, and you are ready to move-in.
IF WE DO NOT ALREADY HAVE A SITE IN MIND, CAN YOU ASSIST US IN FINDING THE PERFECT SPOT TO PUT OUR COTTAGE OR CABIN?
Certainly. We are well versed in a variety of different property options ranging from small RV parks to luxury resorts. We also assist our clients in finding and securing lake properties and other vacation sites to purchase.
CAN I DO A WALK-THROUGH OF MY COTTAGE/CABIN AT THE MANUFACTURING PLANT BEFORE IT IS SHIPPED?
We encourage you to be involved in the construction of your home. We have a team of technicians that do a thorough walk-through of your cottage/cabin after it is built and before it is shipped to ensure that no detail was missed. Though you do not have to be there, we would be happy to have you participate in the walk-through.