Encore Deals: Venture In/Show Low, Arizona

Arizona's White Mountain Trail

Arizona’s White Mountain Trail System

Come visit us in sunny Arizona and enjoy the spectacular summer weather that can be found in Show Low. With daytime highs that average 85, the evenings cool down enough for you to enjoy the warmth of a campfire. Plan at stay at Encore’s Venture In and enjoy the White Mountains that surround the area and some of the best trout fishing just 30 minutes from the resort.  Explore the Petrified National Forest, which is just an hour away or hike the loop trails in nearby Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. Onsite fun includes live entertainment events, potlucks, card games, dances, and jam sessions.

The White Mountain Trail System consists of 11 loop trails offering over 103 miles of hiking. This system is located within 15 miles of the recreation area in the adjacent Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. Trail maps are available at the park headquarters.

May deals at Venture In include a $199 monthly special (for May only), 30% of weekly and monthly rates and 3 months for just $999. For more information on Venture In, visit www.rvonthego.com


Press Release: Thousand Trails Announces Camping is Better with Friends Sweepstakes


Media Contact: Annie Colletti

Equity LifeStyle Properties





CHICAGO (June 11, 2012) – Thousand Trails, home to some of the most beautiful and natural campgrounds across the U.S., is giving outdoor enthusiasts and their friends a chance to get out and camp with the Camping is Better with Friends sweepstakes.  One lucky camper and a friend will win a free week of camping and a camping gear package, with a combined value of $2,100.  Sweepstakes entrants will also be entered for a chance to win one of five second place prize packages.


The sweepstakes grand prize includes a week long camping trip for the winner and a friend at any participating Thousand Trails or Encore RV resort campground.  In addition, the winner and his or her friend will both receive a package of camping gear, including the following: Eureka! Mansard tent; Rand McNally Trip Maker RVND 5510; Slumberjack Big Timber 20; Strongback chair; Lodge seasoned carbon steel skillet; ThermaCELL outdoor lantern, mosquito repellant appliance plus refills, holster and swivel light; Coghlan’s Camper’s S’mores Grill and Corn Popper; MyRVMarket Party Table; Funky Colored Flames; Lunkerhunt Edu-kit and fishing lures; Winlow Handy Beaner; ChicoBag Bottle Sling rePete; Outdoor Products Trail Diva; Camp Cooking; Industrial Revolution Stormproof Match Set; Nite Ize Meteorlight LED ball; Coleman Instastart Coffeemaker; Coleman All-In-One Portable Sink; $100 gas card; Thousand Trails backpack blanket, travel mug, koozie, window cling; one year subscription to Trailblazer magazine; and Nature-Zyme products.


Five additional winners and a friend of their choice will be selected to receive a second prize package that includes a Thousand Trails backpack, blanket, travel mug, koozie, window cling and a one year subscription to TrailBlazer magazine.


To enter, visit the Thousand Trails Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ThousandTrails.  Entrants are also encouraged to invite their Facebook friends to enter.  All official terms and conditions can be found on the Thousand Trails Facebook page.  The contest will run through June 29, 2012.


About Encore and Thousand Trails

Encore and Thousand Trails feature 173 RV Resorts across North America.  Owned and operated by Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. (NYSE: ELS), Encore, Thousand Trails, and its affiliates offer RV and outdoor recreation enthusiasts opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in top vacation destinations, complemented with resort-style amenities.




Top 10 favorite activities while camping!

Throughout the month of October, we asked fans of the Thousand Trails Facebook page to be a part of The Perfect 10 contest.  We asked a question each day and participants competed to receive a Thousand Trails camping pack – a TT backpack, blanket and travel mug.  From the top 10 things you can’t camp without to your favorite camping memory, we received some great lists from all participants and were able to send out quite a few Thousand Trails camping packs, as well!

Check out this great list and photo we received from Susan and Mel T. of Washington when they were asked the following question.

What are your 10 favorite things to do while camping?

1. International Kite Festival – Long Beach WA TT

2. Relaxing in the sun – Whalers Rest TT

3. Visiting with friends – Seaside TT

4. The beauty of spring – Mammoth Caves Campground Kentucky (Encore)

5. Lobster Dinner – Patton Pond Campground Maine (Encore)

6. Sightseeing around central Pennsylvania – Hershey TT

7. Visiting history in Colonial Williamsburg – Williamsburg Campground (Encore)

8. Going to see the Discovery launch in Cape Caniveral – Sherwood Forest (Encore)

9. A day at Disney World – Orlando TT

10. Swimming in the pool – Sunshine Keys (Encore)

What about you – share your favorite camping activities in the comments below!