Cape Leisure Corporation was founded in September of 2008, when it was awarded the management contract for the Natural Bridge of Virginia, a hotel and attraction complex located on 1,700 acres in central western Virginia near Lexington, not far from the Blue Ridge Parkway. This historic property, a natural wonder of the world, was originally surveyed by George Washington and later owned by Thomas Jefferson. The property consists of a conference hotel, restaurant and banquet/meeting facilities, the Natural Bridge natural rock arch attraction and the Natural Bridge Caverns attraction.
Other successful bids soon followed. In 2010, Cape Leisure was awarded concession contracts at Anastasia State Park, Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and the Ribault Club at Fort George Island Cultural State Park. At these three Florida State Parks, Cape Leisure offers a variety of services to park visitors, including water craft rentals, food and retail shops and even banquet and wedding planning services. That same year, Cape Leisure also was awarded a concession contract by the Port of Canaveral for food and retail services at this beachfront park and fishing pier.
In 2011, Cape Leisure won two additional Florida State Park visitor service concession contracts, these at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park and the Wakulla Springs Lodge at Wakulla Springs State Park. Also in 2011, Cape Leisure was awarded a significant expansion of services at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.
Cape Leisure was founded on the principal of bringing big company systems and practices to small and mid-size concession and management contracts. The company specializes in visitor service operations within settings of both natural and historic significance.
Today, while providing top-notch service to its existing contracts, Cape Leisure Corporation also is actively pursuing other hospitality management and concession related contracts up and down the Eastern Seaboard.