CVT Releases New & Updated Tent Series Just In Time for the Holidays

 

IN TIME FOR HOLIDAY SEASON, CASCADIA VEHICLE TENTS (CVT) RELEASES NEW AND UPDATED TENT SERIES
CVT formally announces new accessories including bed sheets, custom sleeping bags and pet product line

CVT, one of America’s most recognized rooftop tent manufacturers, is gearing up for the holiday season with the release of new tents including the Hybrid, Mt. Hood, Alpha and Black Series Max. Updated versions of the Baker and St. Helens series are also now available for outdoor adventurers to enjoy.

Hybrid CVT Tent

Always adding and expanding offerings, CVT recently released an all-new Hybrid series, an exciting cross between a soft and hard shell tent that incorporates the best of both worlds. With the fold-out design and amenities of a soft shell plus the utilitarian function of a hard shell with crossbars, the Hybrid features a woven aluminum honeycomb floor and a cozy memory-foam mattress.

Embodying function and design, the Mt. Hood boasts one of the thinnest profiles available with the widest variety of options. While taking only one minute to set up, the low-profile clamshell enables campers to bring along additional equipment up to 150 pounds and has an optional platform rack to customize load-carrying capabilities.

CVT Alpha

CVT partnered with The Bush Company to bring the all-new Alpha and Black Series Max to the U.S. market. Designed and manufactured in South Africa, the Alpha Clamshell Rooftop Tent brings together The Bush Company’s expertise in aluminum manufacturing with first-hand experience in overlanding and safari adventuring to deliver an innovative and proven product that is unrivaled in its quality, simplicity and practicality. The Black Series Max edition features a double action opening roof, offering the option to open the tent as a clamshell or open the second roof, providing ample room at the rear and front of the tent. With a setup and pack down time of less than two minutes, this tent is the ultimate in comfort and convenience.

Also new this year are updated releases of CVT’s popular Mt. Baker and St. Helens series. Mt. Baker boasts the simplest deployment and lightest weight amongst CVT hard shell tents, providing the highest value for cost. With a sleeping space comparable to a full-sized bed, Mt. Baker tents make a perfect nest for any couple. St. Helens is an aerodynamic and stylish option for those who prefer ease without forfeiting security. The design provides a comfortable space to sit up and play card games on a rainy day, and features an interior equipped with a ceiling net plus and a portable pocket system that can be placed in different locations, providing numerous storage spots.

CVT accessories include the K9 Polar Jacket and Comfort Bags

In addition to new tents, holiday shoppers can also enjoy CVT’s new 2020 collection of bed sheets and custom fit sleeping bags, sized to fit the footprint of CVT’s rooftop tents. For furry friends, CVT has a new line of reflective leashes, harnesses, cooling vests and more.

CVT recently opened its third retail showroom and adventure center in the U.S., located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Featuring 25,000 square feet of warehouse and showroom space, CVT’s newest location was established to accommodate customers across the Southwestern region with sales, installation, maintenance, warranty replacements, product demos and all customer service needs. With additional showroom and adventure centers in Bend, OR and Chattanooga, TN, CVT has future plans to open a fourth location in the Northeast in 2022 to service all four corners of the country.

About CVT:
Established in 2010, Cascadia Vehicle Tents (CVT) is a family-owned manufacturer of rooftop tents, trailers, awnings and camping accessories designed for cars, SUVs, and trucks of any size. Proud of its commitment to quality and service, CVT is the only rooftop tent company in the U.S. that exclusively sells direct-to-consumer and provides personal installation and servicing to its customers, affectionately known as #CVTfamily. Known for consistently setting the industry standard for design and innovation, CVT offers the largest catalog of rooftop tent models, designed for simple installation and setup to fit any lifestyle, family size, and adventure. With rooftop, canopy or trailer top access, CVT tents allow you to experience the great outdoors no matter where you are, any time of year.

The only rooftop tent provider to operate retail showrooms open to the public, CVT has locations in Oregon, Tennessee, and Nevada, with future plans to expand to the Northeast in order to service all four corners of the U.S. For more information, visit cascadiatents.com and follow CVT on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Youtube.

Cascadia Vehicle Tents (CVT) Opens Third Retail Showroom and Adventure Center In The U.S.

 

CASCADIA VEHICLE TENTS (CVT) OPENS THIRD RETAIL SHOWROOM AND ADVENTURE CENTER IN THE U.S.
Las Vegas Location to Accommodate Southwest Customers with Sales, Installation, Maintenance, Rentals and Customer Service

CVT, one of America’s most recognized rooftop tent manufacturers, announces the opening of its third retail showroom and adventure center in the U.S. Located in Las Vegas, CVT’s newest location was established to accommodate customers across the Southwestern region with sales, installation, maintenance, warranty replacements, product demos and all customer service needs. With additional showroom and adventure centers in Bend, OR and Chattanooga, TN, CVT plans to open a fourth showroom in the Northeast by the end of 2021 to service all four corners of the country.

CVT has opened their 3rd location in Las Vegas to serve the Southwest region.

Designed to give customers an interactive shopping experience, the 21,000 square-foot showroom features camping accessories and rooftop tents on display, where visitors have the ability to explore a variety of practical setups atop trucks and cars commonly used for camping and overlanding. To find the right tent to suit your style, CVT offers a “Try Before You Buy” program where 100% of the rental fee can be applied toward the purchase of a tent for up to 30 days.


Browse CVT’s largest catalogue of rooftop tents at their new Las Vegas retail showroom and adventure center. Photo by: Nick Savatgy/Rogue Overland

Featuring more than 3,500 square feet of warehouse space, CVT maintains inventory of its entire product catalog at the Las Vegas location, including the latest tents such as the popular Mt. Hood and Hybrid Series, as well as CVT’s Off-Road Trailers that can be customized and configured to fit each customer’s specific needs. Gear and products designed to enhance the camping and overlanding experience include the new CVT Comfort Bag, CVT Portable Fire Pit, CVT camp chairs, CVT UFO light, and recently released line of “K-9” pet products.

Enhance your camp with CVT awnings and camping gear on display at their new Las Vegas retail showroom and adventure center. Photo by: Nick Savatgy/Rogue Overland

“We love building personal relationships with our customers, and being able to accommodate them in person is a huge part of the commitment we make to our #CVTfamily,” said co-founder, Bobby Culpepper. “Our new Las Vegas location allows us to easily service customers from all over the Southwest including Nevada, California, Utah, Arizona and Colorado. We welcome anyone interested in purchasing a tent or in need of service to come visit us.”

CVT’s Las Vegas retail showroom and adventure center is located near the Las Vegas Motor Speedway at 6101 N. Hollywood Blvd., Suite 135 and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information call (702) 462-5291 or visit CVT’s all-new website at https://cascadiatents.com/

About CVT:
Established in 2010, Cascadia Vehicle Tents (CVT) is a family-owned manufacturer of rooftop tents, trailers, awnings and camping accessories designed for cars, SUVs, and trucks of any size. Proud of its commitment to quality and service, CVT is the only rooftop tent company in the U.S. that exclusively sells direct-to-consumer and provides personal installation and servicing to its customers, affectionately known as #CVTfamily. Known for consistently setting the industry standard for design and innovation, CVT offers the largest catalog of rooftop tent models, designed for simple installation and setup to fit any lifestyle, family size, and adventure. With rooftop, canopy or trailer top access, CVT tents allow you to experience the great outdoors no matter where you are, any time of year.

The only rooftop tent provider to operate retail showrooms open to the public, CVT has locations in Oregon, Tennessee, and Nevada, and plans to expand to the Northeast in order to service all four corners of the U.S. For more information, visit cascadiatents.com and follow CVT on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Youtube.

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters Voted Best Helicopter Tour By USA Today’s 10best Readers’ Choice

 

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopter flying over Lake Mead.
(Photo Courtesy of Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters)

PAPILLON GRAND CANYON HELICOPTERS VOTED
#1 HELICOPTER TOUR IN NORTH AMERICA
BY

 Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters received the No. 1 ranking in the 2020 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for Best Helicopter Tour in North America. A panel of industry experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees and then top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

“We are incredibly honored to hold the title of the Best Helicopter Tour company in North America. It’s a testament to our team’s continuous commitment to providing award-winning experiences for our guests in Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and beyond,” says Brenda Halvorson, chief executive officer, Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters.

This award represents the most recent accolade received by Papillon, the world’s largest and longest-running helicopter tour company. Earlier this year, Papillon received two Diamond Awards from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for excellence in maintenance and compliance. Initiated in 1991, the FAA Diamond Awards are considered the highest industry honors within the William O’Brien Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Awards program.

Prior to that, Papillon’s safety management system obtained full Stage Three registration with the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), granted by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). IS-BAO Stage Three represents the highest level of compliance with IBAC’s standard of best practices for aviation operations. IBAC granted Papillon the prestigious designation following an extensive, multi-year audit of its safety practices, safety reporting, dedication to ongoing improvement and overall safety-oriented company culture. No other aerial tour company serving Las Vegas or the Grand Canyon has obtained IS-BAO Stage Three designation.

ABOUT PAPILLON GRAND CANYON HELICOPTERS
Founded in 1965, Papillon (French for “butterfly”) Grand Canyon Helicopters is the world’s largest and longest-running aviation tour company with over 450,000 passengers served annually on more than 50 state-of-the-art, quiet helicopters and airplanes. Papillon is the only helicopter tour company that flies the entire length of the Grand Canyon with bases in Las Vegas; Boulder City, Nevada; Grand Canyon West; Grand Canyon National Park and Page, Arizona. For more information, go to www.Papillon.com or call (702) 736-7243 and follow Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. (#IFlyPapillon).

Blacksford RV Rental Company Opens Las Vegas Location – Get Out And See The West

Blacksford RV Rental Company Opens Las Vegas Location 

Blacksford is a new recreational vehicle rental business offering fully-stocked Mercedes-Benz Sprinter overland adventure vehicles from Winnebago with an all-inclusive pricing model that includes unlimited miles, no generator fees, bedding, bath, and kitchen supplies, free Wi-Fi, a free annual pass to national parks, and 24-hour roadside assistance. The company now has a Las Vegas location. Founded by tech entrepreneur Jonathan Distad, Blacksford also curates road trip experiences by connecting travelers with vetted campsites, guides, and other hand-picked attractions. In addition to daily and weekly rentals, Blacksford offers multi-month mini leases for those who want to truly experience van life. Rental prices start at $199 per day. For more info, visit https://www.blacksford.com/ or call (406) 384-6758.  Facebook  Instagram

“In Las Vegas, we have our full fleet of Revels, Solis, Vita and Views and are located across the McCarran Car Rental facility through an agreement with AVR car rental,” said Distad.  “We also have a local delivery option at 500 Pilot Road, Suite F, Las Vegas.”

Currently available at airports in Las Vegas, NV and Bozeman, MT, Blacksford has plans in place to expand into a dozen or more airports over the next two years, including Denver International Airport in March 2021. Blacksford RVs can be booked via Outdoorsy, the #1 most trusted RV rental marketplace in the world.

“From the seamless online experience to our fully-stocked vehicles and all-inclusive prices, this is what the RV rental process should be like,” said Distad. “We greet you at your airport gate, load your bags, onboard you virtually so you don’t have to spend hours getting to know your RV, and offer 24-hour roadside assistance.”

About Blacksford: Blacksford offers brand new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter overland adventure vehicles from Winnebago.  We allow you to either choose your own adventure with one of our vehicles or we can curate your experience with GuidePost by Blacksford. We help connect you with campsites, guides, and other handpicked experiences that make your adventure amazing.  We have locations in Bozeman, Montana and Las Vegas, Nevada. We offer an all-inclusive experience so you don’t have to worry about all the bits of camping and adventuring – we will even provision your vehicle prior to arrival. https://www.blacksford.com/

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Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters Introduces New Exclusive Fly, Dine Experiences

 

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters flying by The Palazzo at The Venetian Resort.
(File Photo Credit: Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters)

PAPILLON GRAND CANYON HELICOPTERS INTRODUCES NEW EXCLUSIVE
FLY, DINE EXPERIENCES

 

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters is introducing two brand new, exclusive packages featuring a luxury dining experience and a fabulous night flight of the Las Vegas Strip.

The VIP Fly & Dine Luxury Night Out package is a great way to experience the best Las Vegas has to offer. Starting at $199* per person, guests begin the evening with an incredible five-course tasting menu at Mott 32 at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas, a Forbes Travel Guide 4-Star Award restaurant. This contemporary restaurant brings a modern approach to Chinese cuisine. The menu features dishes** such as Hot & Sour Iberico Pork Shanghainese Soup Dumplings, Signature 36-month Acorn-fed Barbecue Pluma Iberico Pork, Grilled Sea Bass or Stir-Fried Australian M6 Wagyu Sirloin and a signature Maine Lobster Fried Rice served with king oyster mushrooms and edamame. The meal concludes with the Bamboo Green Forest, an elegant dessert with rich Yuzu cream, yoghurt, lime sorbet with matcha sponge cake topped with crispy yoghurt and a white chocolate bamboo.

Following dinner, guests will be transferred via limousine to Papillon’s VIP Las Vegas terminal to begin their helicopter Strip Highlights Night Flight. Guests will experience breathtaking sights of the Las Vegas Strip as they enjoy views of the Luxor’s Sky beam, the Eiffel Tower, the fountains of Bellagio, Doge’s Palace plaza at The Venetian, the 1,000-foot-tall Strat & SkyPod and Downtown Las Vegas.

The second package, the Afternoon Bites + Night Flights, includes a tasty three-course lunchtime menu from Matteo’s Ristorante Italiano at The Venetian Resort. Priced at $129 per person*, this dynamic menu brings flavors inspired by Northern Italian cuisine with choices that include Cremella, Mandilli di Seta, Branzino, Herb Roasted Half Chicken with Reggiano crema, and Slow Roasted Pork Belly. For dessert, guests will choose between a homemade Cannoli or Panna Cotta. This package will also include the exciting Strip Highlights Night Flight.

To book reservations, call (702) 736-7243 or book online – Fly & Dine Luxury Night Out or Afternoon Bites + Night Flights.

ABOUT PAPILLON GRAND CANYON HELICOPTERS
Founded in 1965, Papillon (French for “butterfly”) Grand Canyon Helicopters is the world’s largest and longest-running aviation tour company with over 450,000 passengers served annually on more than 50 state-of-the-art, quiet helicopters and airplanes. Papillon is the only helicopter tour company that flies the entire length of the Grand Canyon with bases in Las Vegas; Boulder City, Nevada; Grand Canyon West; Grand Canyon National Park and Page, Arizona. For more information, go to www.Papillon.com or call (702)736-7243 and follow Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. (#IFlyPapillon).

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Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim Opens, Has Lodging Available Through Oct. 15

View from Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim
(Photo Courtesy of Forever Resorts)

GRAND CANYON LODGE NORTH RIM OPENS, HAS LODGING AVAILABLE
THROUGH
OCT. 15

 Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim, inside Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, announces it has lodging units available beginning today through the end of the season, Oct. 15. Sitting at an elevation of more than 8,000 feet, the comparatively tranquil North Rim receives just one-tenth of the visitation of the South Rim and is known for its recreational activities including hiking trails, mule rides and exploring the local flora and fauna.

To comply with current public health guidelines, the historic lodge will open with certain operational changes, including a limited number of cabins will be available to guests to account for social distancing. In addition, staff will no longer share living quarters and will be housed separately in observance of social distancing mandates. More details below:

Available overnight lodging units (Grand Lodge):

  • Front desk is open for overnight accommodations.
  • 40 Western Cabins from July 6 through July 14.
    • Six Rim Views
    • 10 Partial-Rim Views
    • 24 Regular Cabins
  • Availability of additional Western, Pioneer, Frontier Cabins are to be determined on a staffing availability.
  • The Grand Lodge Lobby will accommodate a maximum of six to ten people at a time.
  • All 56 Western Cabins available from July 15 onward.

Food and Beverage (Grand Lodge):

  • Grab and go food and beverage services from the Saloon are available from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week based on staffing availability.
  • No indoor seating will be available.

General Store:

  • Store hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.

Gas Station:

  • Open 24 hours, seven days a week for credit card customers.

“As people increasingly seek outdoor destinations for the 2020 summer travel season, we have enhanced our already high cleanliness standards,” said John Schoppmann, executive vice president, Forever Resorts, the concessioner operating Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim. “We continue to monitor new guidelines to ensure our public health protocol follows the latest recommendations to safeguard the health of our staff members and guests.”

In addition to using the EPA recommended cleaning and sanitizing chemicals, the lodge has implemented the following supplemental standard operating procedures:

  • All staff and guests must wear face coverings in all public spaces.
  • Increased cleaning and sanitizing frequency for all public and staff areas.
  • Sanitizing stations located throughout the property for employee and guest use and are checked frequently.
  • Public touch points such as doorknobs, railings and faucets are cleaned and sanitized multiple times throughout the day.
  • Public surfaces such as counters and bathrooms are cleaned and sanitized regularly.
  • All guest room surfaces are sanitized thoroughly prior to new guest arrivals.
  • Increased staff training and awareness regarding maintaining cleanliness and hygiene as related to current public health considerations.

To make reservations, visit www.grandcanyonforever.com or call (877) 386-4383.

ABOUT GRAND CANYON LODGE – NORTH RIM
Grand Canyon Lodge – North Rim is the only lodging inside the National Park on the North Rim. Located at Bright Angel Point, the Lodge was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987. The original Lodge was constructed in 1928 and burned in 1932. The current Lodge was rebuilt in 1937 using as much of the original structure as possible. Here guests may enjoy the quiet serenity of the North Rim while enjoying comfortable guest rooms and cabins. Our cabins were constructed in the 1930’s and 1940’s. While restrooms and showers have since been added, these cabins retain their original rustic charm. To this day, not one of the cabins has a television or radio. The Lodge Dining Room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. It features regional cuisine; all-natural beef and poultry products are antibiotic and hormone free and the wine list showcases American organic selections available by the glass. Meanwhile the Gift Shop purveys Grand Canyon souvenirs, clothing and accessories. Free self-parking, bus, truck and RV parking are available. For more information about the lodge, visit www.grandcanyonforever.com or www.facebook.com/grandcanyonnorthrim.

ABOUT FOREVER RESORTS
Forever Resorts is an exceptional collection of destinations providing hospitality services throughout the world.  The company focuses on properties with access to nature and one-of-a-kind surroundings for vacations, including houseboating adventures.  For more information, go to www.ForeverResorts.com or www.Facebook.com/ForeverResorts, and follow us on Twitter @ForeverResorts.

Rail Explorers Celebrates Fourth Of July With Family-Friendly Event

 

Evening Tours at Rail Explorers in Boulder City, Nevada.
(Photo Courtesy of Rail Explorers)

RAIL EXPLORERS CELEBRATES FOURTH OF JULY WITH
FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT

 

WHAT:
Light up the rails this Fourth of July with Rail Explorers, the all-ages, outdoor-adventure attraction featuring pedal-powered rail bikes. Enjoy a family-friendly, fun and unique event with a ride under the stars with glow sticks, a champagne toast, and ice-cold beer (for guests 21 and over).

Plus, guests are encouraged to illuminate their adventure and come wearing light-up shirts, headbands, shoes, bracelets and rings. Plus, a special prize will be given to the party who lights up the night the best. Guests will begin the evening on the Rail Explorers platform, then ride the rails under the stars. Nevada State Railroad Museum’s historic train will then take guests back to the train station. Book online today at www.railexplorers.net.

WHEN:
Saturday, July 4
10:00 p.m.

COST:
A tandem rail bike for two starts at $85.
A quad rail bike for four guests starts at $150.

Health and Safety Notes: Rail Explorers requires that all guests on premises adhere to social distancing protocols to protect guests and employees from COVID-19. Guests will need to wear facial masks when in public areas and must remain six feet apart. Rail Explorers will additionally request that each guest answer health safety screening questions upon entrance and will be scanned for temperature readings using a contactless thermometer. Rail bikes are thoroughly disinfected and cleaned between tours. Hand sanitizing stations are available to guests and are located throughout the facility. For more information on Rail Explorers Social Distancing protocol, click here.

ABOUT:
Located in historic Boulder City, Nevada—just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip en route to Hoover Dam—Rail Explorers offers exhilarating, guided excursions in two- or four-seat rail bikes along the same tracks used during construction of the dam.
Rail Explorers Las Vegas tours include three memorable options, including the Southwest Ramble, a four-mile downhill pedal-powered daytime ride; the Sunset Tour, a picturesque downhill ride in the evening as the sun sets behind the River Mountains; and the Evening Lantern Ride, a one-of-a-kind experience illuminated by the glow from the moon and stars. All rides start at the Nevada State Railroad Museum and continue downhill to Railroad Pass. Each tour also includes a nostalgic ride back to the top of the hill in one of the museum’s historic trains, along with free museum entry. Knowledgeable guides lead every Rail Explorers tour, ensuring guests enjoy not only the majestic desert scenery, but also learn fascinating insights along the way. Rail bikes provide a truly distinctive way to explore this extraordinarily scenic and historic area.