Spindletop Hall, a club on Ironworks Pike owned by the University of Kentucky, may host luxury recreational vehicles for people to stay in during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
Jana McGuire, the club's liaison to the Games, said the club is considering having RV Sales of Broward bring some of the RVs they use at horse shows around the country. The people who stay in them would have access to all of Spindletop's amenities, including pools, tennis courts and the club dining room.
Spindletop must get permission from UK but is not subject to zoning rules because it is owned by a state entity. Tom Harris, UK's community liaison, said nothing has been decided, but "it's an opportunity they're exploring."
The company's CEO, Gigi Stetler, said the club could fit as many as 12 RVs behind the clubhouse, which would be totally self-contained with electricity and water. The cost would be $9,000 for one week and $15,000 for the two weeks of the Games, Sept. 25-Oct. 10. That price would include maid service and staff to maintain the RVs.
"A lot of my customers are going to WEG, and it's difficult to find a place to stay," Stetler said. "The convenience of being across the street and being able to use the facilities is great because it's so beautiful."
Stetler said they are still trying to work out how people would get from the club to the park, a distance of almost a mile. Parking will be tight, so they've inquired about using golf carts for the short distance, or one of her buses as a shuttle.
Stetler said she knows there will be plenty of interest.
"When I'm on the road, I live in a bus. There's nothing better than sleeping in your own personal sheets," she said. "Of course, we'll provide custom linens."
The 62-acre club would get a percentage of the rental price. McGuire said the club had considered creating accommodations at the Spindletop mansion for the Games, but it was "too expensive."
One-year club memberships would be included in the RV deal.