Post by Greg Stamper on Oct 19, 2019 7:08:58 GMT -5
A 900-acre destination resort in the Red River Gorge area? A concept is in the works Ben Tobin, Louisville Courier Journal Published 1:59 p.m. ET Oct. 18, 2019 | Updated 4:40 p.m. ET Oct. 18, 2019
A destination resort may be on its way to roughly 900 acres of Eastern Kentucky's most popular attractions.
Red River Economic Development, a nonprofit group in the charitable arm of the state's chamber of commerce, the Kentucky Chamber Foundation, is seeking to create a master plan for a resort in the Red River Gorge region.
The envisioned resort would be a public-private partnership and include a 150- to 175-room lodge that would accommodate families and meetings year-round, 12,000 square feet of meeting and event space and wedding venues, among other amenities, according to a concept paper.
But don't get too excited or too angry about the resort just yet: the concept might not become a reality, and construction wouldn't start for a few years, said David Adkisson, president and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
"This it is not a project yet," Adkisson told The Courier Journal. "There is not a set of blueprints. It is a concept."
Post by Greg Stamper on Jan 12, 2020 23:39:57 GMT -5
Listen to development plan for Red River Gorge before you get so angry By Heather Warman January 10, 2020 10:48 AM
It’s a new year full of possibility. Today I spent the day hiking and paddling in the Red River Gorge, a place near and dear to my heart. I remember my mom taking me here every year on our way to my aunt Lila’s in Breathitt County for Thanksgiving. I always looked forward to our Natural Bridge hikes. I grew up in Kentucky and graduated from the University of Kentucky. For the last three years I have stationed my outdoor adventure company, Stand Up Paddle Kentucky, in Slade.
When I first got wind of a big “resort” coming in, I was worried about how a development like this would impact our area. A week later I went to a community meeting about the project. Prior to attending the meeting, I read the full concept paper that is publicly available at redriverky.com. As I read, my initial fears subsided. The language and goals of the project gave me some hope for positive change in eastern Kentucky.
The Red River Gorge is going through a transition. From the time Stand Up Paddle Kentucky first opened our doors just three years short years ago to now the visitation in the Gorge has grown dramatically. I love to see this increase in tourism for the area. Many businesses for the first time ever are able to stay open all year long and not have to shut down for the winter.
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jameskay: im new to this ...I love the gorge ... I have heard of a place called leukeegee (spelling maybe wrong )has anyone heard of it and if so how to get to it ...
Mar 9, 2016 9:50:56 GMT -5
Garmin mapping GPS map of RRG: The link on the Home Page to the Garmin GPS map file is broken. Does anyone have this file? Please contact Rich at RRRRLEWIS@GMAIL.COM Many thanks!
Mar 17, 2016 15:54:29 GMT -5
Curious: How do I pay a parking ticket gotten at Red River Gorge
Apr 9, 2017 21:52:33 GMT -5
Red River Darth: Anyone know how to get to Sky View Arch? seems to have little to no info
Aug 18, 2017 8:43:45 GMT -5
stixman: I was sure where to post this request, but would it be possible to add a link to my website hhttps://www.kentuckywalkingstick.com on your link page? I am from eastern Kentucky and have been making walking sticks and canes for many years..
Apr 16, 2018 0:00:43 GMT -5
jamiekaj: I'm new to climbing (been in the gym for about a month now) and am looking for partners to get me to the gorge and back (from Lexington) / teach me a few things. I have gear (minus a rope) and could provide pizza, gas, and beer.
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