A weekend getaway is just around the corner

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, October 11, 2016

HOME SWEET HOME: Each large cabin can sleep up to four guests with one queen bed and a set of bunk beds. Photo by Taylor Welsh

HOME SWEET HOME: Each large cabin can sleep up to four guests with one queen bed and a set of bunk beds.
Photo by Taylor Welsh

With the daily stress life presents, people may want to indulge in a quiet getaway from time to time, but the expense and time of traveling can be troublesome to most. However, people in Pearl River County and beyond have the convenience of a tranquil destination located in Picayune.

Sun Roamers RV Resort and Clubhouse provides a quiet getaway for people of all walks of life. The nationally recognized park is rated in the top two percent of parks nationwide and is listed in the Good Sam Parks top 300, according to the Sun Roamers website.

If someone visited the resort four years ago, they would not even recognize the park now. It has been almost completely renovated since owner Robin Poirier took ownership.

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Poirier, of Baton Rouge, La., practiced law as an attorney for 40 years after graduating from LSU in 1974. After retiring from law in 2012, Poirier became bored. Being familiar with the Picayune area, he decided to invest in Sun Roamers RV Resort and Clubhouse.

“It only took about 2 months of retirement for me to realize I needed to do something. So around then I saw that Sun Roamers was for sale and saw a great opportunity to provide something great for the community of Picayune,” Poirier said. “Picayune is a lovely place and provides a convenient getaway for everyone from here down to the Gulf Coast.”

The park offers 155 camper spots along with 11 RV “park model” rentals and 11 cabin rentals for people who don’t want to haul an RV around, but do want to enjoy their retreat, Poirier said.

The resort has amenities for families and friends to enjoy year round, including an Olympic size pool, putt-putt golf, a 5-acre fishing pond, volleyball court, a nondenominational chapel, playground, dog park, spacious grass fields for activities and primitive/non-primitive camping, a pavilion and a 6,000 square-foot clubhouse that can hold 300 people.

The clubhouse can also be rented out to locals for special events. Previously, the clubhouse has been used for weddings, receptions, large BBQ parties and family reunions, Poirier said.

“This place provides everything people want when trying to get away and more,” Poirier said. “For some, it is just around the corner and for others it is a short drive from the Mississippi beaches.”

Poirier wanted to buy the business to provide a relaxing service to the community and as a personal getaway.

“This place is a completely different atmosphere than my years practicing law,” Poirier said. “In a way, my interest in this place was the same as anyone else that comes and experiences this amazing place. We all need time away and this resort provides that with no worries.”

The rental prices range from $29 to $35 per day, depending on the site. Also, there are special weekly and monthly rates available for park model RVs and cabin sites.

Sun Roamers is located at 41 Mississippi Pines Blvd. Visit the park’s website at www.sunroamers.com and on Facebook at Sun Roamers RV Resort.