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Delaware North acquires Colorado outdoor recreation and adventure company Nova Guides and Camp Hale Weddings

Global hospitality and entertainment company Delaware North today announced the acquisition of Red Cliff, Colo.-based Nova Guides, a full-service outdoor recreation and adventure travel company offering exclusive wedding and accommodation offers. The purchase makes Delaware North one of the largest winter outdoor recreation and adventure tour operators in the United States.

Conveniently located near Vail, Colorado, Nova Guides’ expansive grounds include a main lodge with a restaurant and retail store, plus a selection of accommodation offerings, including three two-bedroom cottages, a five-bedroom and a two-bedroom house. lodge.

In operation for over 35 years, Nova Guides is well known for their ATV/UTV summer tours and rentals, snowmobile and snow coach winter tours and rentals, and private lessons. fly fishing and archery. Tours operate under special permits in and around the White River National Forest, with Nova guides having access to 55,000 acres of remote and scenic forest land, allowing adventurers to customize their itinerary to suit their personal preferences.

On campus, Delaware North will also operate Camp Hale Weddings, a popular destination wedding business located on 80 private acres. The wedding experience includes the unique “Ceremony Island”, an exclusive site located on a man-made lake with majestic views of the Rocky Mountains. The location is renowned for its rich history dating back to World War II, when it served as the former training ground of the 10th Mountain Division.

“Today’s outdoor recreational customer is looking for authentic, personalized and meaningful experiences,” said Scott Socha, group president of Delaware North’s Parks and Resorts division. “Our existing portfolio of unique tour and adventure offerings is well positioned for continued growth, and the addition of this unique full-service experience reflects our optimism about the future of outdoor recreation and outdoor travel. ‘adventure.”

Delaware North’s growing portfolio of dynamic adventure tour offerings, now spread across four destinations, helps travelers experience the best of the great outdoors. The company’s current collection of tours includes Yellowstone Vacation Tours, the largest outdoor recreation and adventure tour company operating in Yellowstone National Park in Montana, as well as a variety of offerings outside the Yosemite National Park in California and also on the Lake Erie coast in Ohio.

The acquisition will also expand Delaware North’s existing footprint in Colorado, where the company owns and operates The Ridgeline Hotel Estes Park® and Trendz in the Park retail store in Estes Park, a popular gateway community to the National Park of Rockies. Delaware North’s Travel Division also operates several dining concepts at Denver International Airport, including the award-winning Denver Central Market since it opened in 2018.

The Nova Guides resort will be operated by Delaware North’s Parks and Resorts division, which owns and operates hotels and other lodging experiences, primarily in and near national and state parks and cultural attractions. . The portfolio includes nearly 25 accommodation locations in the United States, Australia and New Zealand, representing over 3,000 accommodation units. In addition to accommodation, the company operates food, beverage and retail services, recreational activities and educational programs in many of the same locations.

As a global leader in the hospitality and entertainment industry, Delaware North is committed to sustainability and responsible stewardship. Its exclusive GreenPath® platform organizes and accelerates efforts across the company to reduce its environmental impact.

About Delaware North Parks and Resorts

Delaware North Parks and Resorts operates accommodation, food, beverage and retail services, recreational activities and educational programs at destinations in North America, Australia and New Zealand. This includes accommodations in and near many iconic national and state parks including the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Shenandoah, Sequoia & Kings Canyon and Olympic National Parks and Niagara Falls State Park, as well as in cultural attractions such as the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Delaware North’s newly enhanced Explore Better travel planning and content platform is a valuable resource for travelers planning to visit a national park and other outdoor destinations. To learn more about Delaware North’s expertise in hotel management, visit

About North Delaware

Delaware North is a global leader in the hospitality and entertainment industry. The company serves more than half a billion customers annually on four continents, including high performance sporting venues, airports, national and state parks, restaurants, resorts, hotels and resorts. casinos. Built on more than a century of enduring partnerships and a commitment to local communities and sustainability, Delaware North’s vision is to delight customers by creating the world’s best experiences today while reimagining tomorrow. Learn more at and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.