By Jan Rahn
The name stays the same—but there are a lot of changes being made by new owners of the Plainsman Inn & RV Park toward the north edge of Grant.
Jason and Ashleigh Noyes purchased the property at 1014 Central, which includes seven motel rooms, a 28-hookup RV park, and a storage facility with stalls of varying sizes from previous owners Ryan and Taren Hendricks.
The new owners have a lot of future plans for the property. Eventually they plan to construct a couple of new buildings which will centralize all three of their businesses into one location to better serve customers on a daily basis—Ashleigh has her own “Studio Designs” screen printing and clothing business, and Jason owns “Noyes Irrigation.”
Immediate changes underway include aesthetics of the rooms and property. Rooms have been, or are going to be, painted and updated.
The RV park nestled in huge old shade trees has been mowed and borders/fence lines cleaned and sprayed.
There has been a steady flow of customers through the RV park.
“We love meeting all the new and interesting people coming through,” said Ashleigh. “It’s certainly a daily adventure!”
In addition to paint, each room has new bedding and will have photography from some of the local artists adorning the walls. Each has its own color scheme—a blue room, purple room, yellow room, red room, a bamboo room, and two that are undecided.
There are three singles and four double rooms, each with a refrigerator, microwave and cable TV.
Chairs, tables and flower pots create an inviting atmosphere for visitors to sit outside to enjoy a peaceful evening.
“The compliments we have received from some seasoned travelers on our updates [to the RV park] so far have been very encouraging,” said Ashleigh. “The advice they have offered on some changes we could make to better accommodate larger units has been greatly appreciated as well.”
Following lots of research and late night discussions, Ashleigh said they decided to leap into an exciting new venture.
“Definitely all of the community encouragement and support following our decision gave us the reassurance that this venture was worth the try!” she said. “We felt in our hearts that if we took the time and the effort this place could bring some steady and true business to our community and help not only our business grow but all of our small businesses.”
Focusing on updates and improvements, Ashleigh said, “We don’t want our customers to pull in or open a door and think it’s okay—we want them to pull in or open a door and be wowed!”
The energetic couple has three young children, Alexis, Landon and Jace.
Eventually a website will be established for potential customers to view. For the time being, Plainsman Inn & RV Park has a Facebook page listing photos and vacancies, or call 308-352-8316.