March 17, 2017

Family announces sale of campground

ARLINGTON — The Pratt family of Arlington has announced the sale of Camping on the Battenkill to Neil Krawczyk and his wife, Leanne Silber.

In January 2016, the Pratts put their campground of 55 years up for sale.

“There comes a time in a family business when you need to decide that the time is right to let it go” said Lesley P. Nase, who has run the business with her brother, Peter Pratt.

“If the damage left by Tropical Storm Irene hadn’t been so extensive and costly to rebuild, it may have been a different story,” she added.

Nase said she looked for a buyer who wanted to keep the campground a campground; people who would appreciate what was envisioned years ago by her father, Lawrence Pratt, and run by her mother, Mary. The new owners are the right people, she said, with nearly 20 years’ experience in owning, managing and improving two other campgrounds. They also have a love for Vermont, and family ties in the area.

“We see the beauty of this property, the love put into the business by the Pratt family for so many years, and the loyalty of so many generations of campers over the years. We knew the moment we saw Camping on the Battenkill that this was the right campground for us,” said Krawczyk and Silber.

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