Resort on Mount Charleston sold for $4M; hotel to be renovated

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Big changes are on the horizon for the Resort on Mount Charleston.  A couple from North Carolina just bought the 64-room hotel that was built in 1984 on Kyle Canyon Road, about 40 miles away from downtown Las Vegas.

The couple paid more than $4 million for the property. 

The new owners say they’re planning some big renovations. Their goal is to make it the world-class staycation “spot for locals, that it once was.”

“Years ago, it was a nice place to be,” said Leo Palacio, Las Vegas resident.

Palacio and his family frequently travel to Mount Charleston.  But, they say their last trip to the resort wasn’t all that great.

“The carpet was just; you step on it, and it’s cracked, the food last time we had lunch here was very disappointing,” Palacio said.

The hotel’s new owners say those problems will soon be part of the past.

“The setting is beautiful, but the property itself looks like it hasn’t been loved in a while,” said Colin Crossman, owner of The Resort on Mount Charleston.

Crossman and his wife Deanna run a hospitality group based in North Carolina.  They just bought the resort from the Siegel Group for $4.8 million.

“Fix it up and make it what people may remember it from the early 90s or late 80s,” said Crossman.

On their to-do list: Fixing the carpet and painting the walls.  Their big plans include reopening the spa, revamping the food menu, and creating an outdoor bar that overlooks the mountains.

“Come up here for dinner; come up here for a drink, if you want to get out of the heat or you want to come and do some work, or whatever, come on up here,” Crossman said.

“1990, February 3rd, we had our honeymoon here,” said Nancy Hughes, a Pahrump resident.

Hughes lives in pahrump.. she has fond memories here — and wants to add to them.

“We were thinking about spending our 30th anniversary here, so I’m curious of how that’s going to look in two years,” Hughes said.

“If they make the changes that they say they will, I think people will likely come back. We would like to come back,” Palacio said.

The new owners say they hope to have all the renovations completed in the next couple of years.  The Crossmans also said the Resort on Mount Charleston will remain open while the renovations are being made.

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