CLEMSON, S.C. (Nov. 9, 2017) – Members of “Clemson Nation” seeking a lake house experience with other Tiger faithful on game weekends and throughout the year will soon have a new home base. Reservations are now being accepted for the opportunity to purchase condominiums in a resort lodge to be built on the shore of Lake Hartwell directly across from campus.
Designed to provide many of the amenities of a high-end hotel, Lakeside Lodge Clemson will feature 116 residences with a mix of studio, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom condos, and the resort will include a lobby bar with food service, a pool and hot tub, walking paths, fire pit, meeting space and fitness facilities. The family- and pet-friendly resort will feature an expansive outdoor gathering place for tailgating on game day, and modified hotel services such as housekeeping and maintenance so owners can enjoy time at their lake homes without the hassles and upkeep of owning a house.
Condo owners at Lakeside Lodge Clemson also will have the option of generating income while they are away, by utilizing the resort’s professionally managed short-term rental program to lease their units for the night, weekend or week at a time.
“We see Lakeside Lodge as the best of both worlds. Owners can enjoy being in Clemson on game day or any other day of the year, plus they are right on Lake Hartwell with all of the amenities they could want,” said Leighton Cubbage, Chairman of Allie Capital LLC, one of the developers of the project.
“And when they aren’t using their condo, we can rent it for them, so they have the opportunity to generate income,” Cubbage said. “We have a similar development in Asheville that has been a big hit, and we believe Clemson is the perfect location for this project, especially with its easy access to the mountains of Western North Carolina and downtown Greenville and Anderson.”
Cubbage is part of a unique local team bringing Lakeside Lodge Clemson to reality. In addition to Cubbage, the development team is comprised of Allie Capital partner Steve Mudge along with Southern Resort Group and Sundog Development Company. The same team is behind three other real estate projects, including the successful Residences at Biltmore in Asheville, which is a similar condo resort project, and two residential developments – Falls at Meehan in Pendleton, South Carolina, and Creekside Village in Weaverville, North Carolina.
The developers have assembled a group of about 30 lead investors, the majority of whom are Upstate South Carolina business leaders with strong ties to Clemson University. Clemson Family Investors include Jeff Bostic, a 1980 Clemson graduate and offensive lineman on the football team and three-time Super Bowl Champion; Joe Erwin, co-founder and former president of Erwin Penland and now president of Erwin Creates; and Julie Ibrahim, president and CEO of the Tiger Sports Shop whose late husband, Dr. I.M. Ibrahim, coached the Clemson men’s soccer team to two national championships. They also include Steve Navarro, president and CEO of the Furman Co., and devout Clemson fans Jim Riggs, a who played for Danny Ford in the 1980s and went on to co-found Hot Springs Pool and Spas, and his wife, Liz Riggs, named Miss Clemson in 1984.
“When Leighton and Steve told me about the idea of Lakeside Lodge Clemson, I knew from the beginning that I wanted to be a part of it, not only as an owner of a unit so that I can enjoy my time in Clemson and on the lake, but as an investor to help bring this idea to life,” said Joe Erwin. “The development team is proven and the demand for a higher end resort in Clemson is there. Plus, this group of investors may be diverse in our backgrounds, but we are collectively passionate about Clemson and making Lakeside Lodge a success.”
Former Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd is managing sales for Lakeside Lodge Clemson. Reservations for units are being accepted now with a refundable deposit. For more information on the reservation process, interested buyers can visit the web site at www.LakesideLodgeClemson.com. The sales office, currently under construction in Tiger Plaza on Highway 123, is scheduled to open before unit sales start in late 2017.