ARROYO CITY, Texas (KVEO) – Atascosa Outlook Resort and Bed and Breakfast located in Arroyo City is fully booked for the weekend, visitors are local.
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KVEO spoke with Francis Wolpin, one of the resort owners, about the growing success and clientele the resort has received.
“Most of my clients are from Rio Grande City or as close as Rio Hondo,” Wolpin said. “A lot of people here don’t have access to the water’s edge, so they come down to enjoy the fishing docks, relax and have fun.”
Wolpin and her husband run the complex together. Building the establishment in 2005 after retiring from teaching, they had always dreamed of owning their own bed and breakfast.
“It’s a lot of fun when my ex-students check in with their grandchildren,” she says.
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While over the years they’ve welcomed visitors from as far away as New Zealand, Wolpin said they’re usually RGV locals looking for a mini-getaway.
“Bird watching, fishing and relaxing and just family time,” Wolpin said. “All of my units have their own barbecue, their own picnic table, to make families feel comfortable.”
Although business has plummeted in the past year due to the pandemic. Wolpin said that due to the region’s isolation and the station’s open space, they were fortunate enough to make it through.
“Anyone looking for a nice place to get away from it all without being crowded was helping us keep going at that time,” Wolpin said.
Winter is generally the resort‘s slow season, but in recent weeks she said business has grown to full or near full bookings and they are feeling optimistic about the trajectory.
“We hope the outlook gets better and better as this all opens up.”
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Wolpin added that the resort is following the outline of Airbnb’s COVID-19 security practices – which is one way to book a stay.
Atascosa Outlook Resort has a two-night minimum stay requirement, as well as weekly and monthly rentals.