5 Tips For Getting Your RV Ready For Winter Storage

Winter is on its way, so it's not too early to start thinking about what you need to do to keep your RV in good condition if you'll be storing it away during those cold months. Properly storing your RV in the winter months is the best way to protect it for many more years of future adventuring. Following the basic tips that The Cottonwood Cove has in today's blog will help you do that. 

Drain the Water Systems
Any water left in the plumbing system of an RV can freeze when it gets extremely cold and break the lines and fittings. This can result in extremely pricey repairs to get it going again next spring. All of the water needs to be drained from both the fresh water and waste tanks. Pumping nontoxic RV antifreeze through the plumbing will push the water out, and your owner's manual should have instructions on how to do this. If you aren't completely comfortable doing this yourself, we can help you find a professional to take care of it.

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Schedule a Tour of The Cottonwood Cove RV Resort & Marina

Our Midwest RV Resort & Marina on the Missouri River is a wonderful place to camp from spring through fall. When you become a member of The Cottonwood Cove by reserving your very own RV lot, you have the freedom to enjoy our beautiful vacation destination any time that you like, plus you will always be "in-the-know" about special events that we are planning. 

See the Campground in Person
People travel to this scenic vacation destination in the Midwest from all over the country, and some even visit us from further away than that! We realize that it may be hard to decide where you would like to park your RV if you haven't see the spaces in person. That is why we encourage everyone to give us a call and schedule a personal tour of The Cottonwood Cove. Not only will you be able to see our incredible riverfront campground with your own eyes, but we will also be right here to answer any questions that you may have before making the decision to become a part of our big, happy…

Join Us For a Pork Loin Dinner & Gun Raffle Fundraiser

The Cottonwood Cove not only loves the many people that are a part of our Cottonwood family because they are members at our RV Resort & Marina in the Midwest, but also the many wonderful people that live here in the Blair area. This community is extremely important to us, and we are thrilled to help out when we can. 
Dinner & Raffle Fundraiser
On Saturday, November 10 from 4:30-11:00 pm we are opening our Lodge to host the fundraiser for Blair Youth Shooting Sports. The proceeds raised at this event will go to support this terrific organization.

Tickets will be available at the door for $10 each. Your ticket is good for one full meal and one entry into the gun raffle. A Ruger 10-22 Rifle will be given away at the end of this event to one lucky raffle winner.  

Meals can be enjoyed here at the Lodge or taken to go. On the menu will be: 
Pork LoinChicken Noodle SoupChiliBaked Beans
Live Music In addition to a fantastic meal and the chance to win the gun raffle, this event also has some…

Last Big Bash of the Season - Our Halloween Costume Party!

The time has finally come to shut down our RV campground & marina on the Missouri River for the season, but that's not happening before we throw one more great big fun and exciting party! We've got a lot of great things planned for you in the Lodge at The Cottonwood Cove this Saturday, October 27, 2018, including the best Halloween party in Blair

Cornhuskers Watch Party
Saturday morning will begin with another one of our always exciting Cornhuskers Watch Parties when they take on the Wildcats at 11:00 am. There are 21 TVs to watch on, so there's not a bad seat in the house!  

As always, we'll have delicious food for you to dine on and tasty drinks will be flowing from the bar. T-shirts will be given away after every quarter during the game, and we've got some great specials in store for you, including: 

$3 Well Drinks$3 Coach "Frostys" (shot)$15 Domestic Buckets

Halloween Costume Party
The Halloween "spirit" will be inhabiting The Cottonwood Cov…

Celebrate All Your Special Events in the Lodge at The Cottonwood Cove

Even though the Lodge's bar and restaurant at The Cottonwood Cove are only open seasonally, we are always happy to open up and rent it out for private events, meetings, parties, and celebrations all year long! The same place where you love to hang out all summer is also an incredible year-round special event venue in Blair

What Will You Celebrate?
The type of special event that you can host inside our Lodge is up to you. Anything that requires getting a lot of people together in one space is easy for us to take care of. Whether it's a great big family event, a gathering of all of your friends, or a meeting for work, The Cottonwood Cove can help you get it done A few fun ideas are:
Wedding ReceptionsBridal ShowersBachelorette & Bachelor PartiesReunionsBirthdaysRetirement PartiesHoliday PartiesGraduation PartiesBusiness MeetingsFundraising Events  ...and so much more! 
Hot, Cold, Rain, or Shine
Like we mentioned earlier, you don't have to plan your party during our regular …

Who - or What - Will You Be For the Annual Halloween Party at The Cottonwood Cove?

It's time to mark your calendars and start planning those great costumes for the always exciting annual Halloween Party at The Cottonwood Cove! You get a night full of great company, spooky fun, fantastic live music, and maybe even a bit of "trick-or-boozing!" (You know, grown-up "treats!") You don't want to miss the best Halloween party in Blair on Saturday, October 27, 2018, and invite all of your friends to join us too! 

Cash Prizes
One of the most fun things about a Halloween party is seeing all of the creative costumes that people show up in. Get ready to put on your most amazing Halloween look and compete for some awesome cash prizes for the best dressed to be given out around 10 pm that evening. That definitely makes putting a little extra thought into your costume well worth it. As an added bonus to thank everyone for participating in our Halloween fun, we'll have gift cards for everyone in costume! Yes, you read that right, everyone! 

Live Music

Book Our Lodge For All of Your Special Events Any Time of the Year

The Lodge at The Cottonwood Cove is filled with hungry and thirsty people all summer long because we've got an amazing kitchen and bar staff that creates delicious treats for everyone. It's also a popular meeting place for everyone to gather at our RV campground & marina on the Missouri River, especially with the addition of our incredible new pool. 

Did you know that you can also rent our wonderful lodge for your private events all year long? Well, you can!

Party at the Lodge
We can make arrangements for you and your group to use our lodge for all kinds of parties and meetings during our regular season, and we're also happy to open it back up for special occasions during our off-season too. The lodge offers lots of room to host an event both indoors and out. 

With 7 roll-up doors, your guests can wander back and forth at their leisure, but if the weather throws us a curveball, we'll simply close those doors and keep the party going. That is also what makes it an excel…