LPN to Manage Clover Ridge Reservations

By Susan Thompson

Options to rent a townhome at Lake Panorama for a single night or an extended stay have expanded, because a timeshare vacation operation there is being dissolved.

The Clover Ridge Interval Owners Association originally had 1,100 owners. The number of owners paying the annual maintenance fee has dropped steadily for the past 20 years. This year, fees paid weren’t enough to cover operating costs, and legal dissolution proceedings began.

The association owns 22 housing units along Karen Drive, directly south of the Lake Panorama National Conference Center. Eventually the units will be sold, but it could be a year or more before that’s possible.

A recent contract between Lake Panorama National and the timeshare association gives LPN the responsibility for reservations, check-ins, housekeeping and maintenance for the rest of 2018, and into 2019. 

The LPN already has contracts with private owners of eight townhomes and 27 guesthouse rooms to provide the same services. Renting these private units remains the top priority for the LPN staff.

Yet the addition of the timeshare units broadens the options for potential renters. Eight are two-bedroom units on the west side of Karen Drive. The remaining 14 are on the east side of Karen Drive, and are a combination of two-bedroom and three-bedroom units. Two of the three-bedroom units have a studio unit attached, which can be rented to make these four-bedroom units.

Nightly rental fees for the timeshare units mirror fees already in place for the other units LPN manages. For a two-bedroom unit, the nightly rate October through March is $160. Guests staying four nights or more receive a 20 percent discount, making the nightly rate $128, plus a $75 one-time cleaning fee.

The nightly rate for three-bedroom units October through March is $249. Rates for four nights or more are discounted 20 percent, making the nightly rate $199.20, plus a one-time cleaning fee of $75.

Four-bedroom units October through March rent for $338 nightly. Stays of four nights or more are discounted 20 percent, making the nightly fee $270.40, plus a one-time cleaning fee of $105. 

Studios rent for $99 nightly October through March, and are discounted to $79.20 for stays of four nights or more. A $30 one-time cleaning fee would apply for these longer stays. Nightly rates for all units will increase April 1.

To discuss availability and make reservations, call the LPN front desk at 641-755-2080 or 800-879-1917 during business hours, which are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. Or send an email to lpnlodging@lakepanoramanational.org.

Monthly rentals also will be considered, with a 60-day minimum, and a signed lease required. A two-bedroom unit will rent for $2,000 per month. Units are fully furnished, and the rent also covers utilities, cable and wireless Internet. To discuss monthly rentals, contact Royce Shaffer, LPN interim operations manager, 641-755-2080, or rshaffer@lakepanoramanational.org