We had the good fortune of connecting with Sarah King Beauregard and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sarah, what habits do you feel helped you succeed?
The main habit that helped us succeed sounds so simple, but helped me tremendously mentally and that is at least doing one thing each day to help my business move forward. Knowing that not everyday is going to be successful, but as long there’s one action that was positive. Even down to a social media post. It all adds up and gives your business life and movement even during hard days.
What should our readers know about your business?
The Range Vintage Trailer Resort in Bristol, TX was just a dream four years ago. We loved traveling in our 1975 vintage Airstream as a small family and yet couldn’t find a local place to go with all our wishlist check boxes met. We decided to create our dream destination with 22 sites on 30 acres, with all sites at least 100ft a part. We also built a cedar timber barn for the restaurant, weddings, and events, with a 1953 Airstream fully stocked bar. A beautiful pool, 7ft fire pit, stocked ponds, oak trees scattered throughout the property with string lights, a bathhouse and complimentary laundry, and vintage trailers to stay in, fully provided like a hotel. We knew how much we loved the experience of being together in a vintage Airstream that we knew others would love it too even if they didn’t have their own. It’s been a long journey, but with only being open 5 months, we have over 40 “Repeaters”, with some of those guests coming here over 4-5 times each. That is our success and we couldn’t be more grateful to have a place people can come and feel safe and loved at during this time.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Bristol, TX is a true Texas gem. We have amazing sushi at the Bristol General Store, the Sugar Ridge Winery around the corner, Galaxy Drive-In Movie Theatre eight minutes away, and we’re so proud to have an Ennis address. Ennis, impresses me constantly. There is so much heart in the center of this city and it shines in its small businesses. I have a list of restaurants and activities, but I always recommend The Wildflower Cafe for lunch and brunch, plus they have an adorable store, Home Grown Market for our chef’s cuts of Wagyu beef and so much more to stock up on, which also includes Well Labeled Boutique, El Mexicano and Rooftop 101 are always on our list to dine at and the list goes on. Ennis always has either a Farmers Market or event in the works and you can’t beat the Ennis Bluebonnet trails in the spring, which we happen to be located on.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’m grateful that I have a long list of people that deserve a shout out in my story. Starting with my husband, Paul Beauregard who stood completely by me and fully supported this dream whole heartedly. I can say that the Navarro College SBDC office helped immensely. Their services are priceless, yet free and the team there goes over and beyond to not only give you immediate answers, but comforting guidance. Judy Loden and her team at Greater Texas Capital Corporation always stood behind us and never gave up on helping us find a bank to back The Range Vintage Trailer Resort. There’s countless others and I’m beyond thankful.
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Clay Hayner Photography (airstream), Rebecca Baker (family pic), Robbie Tomlinson (barn), Sarah Beauregard (interior 1966 Shasta)