July 13 – 23, 2017

Flovilla, Georgia

Cottage Holders Information

This section answers questions pertaining to cottage sales, cottage ownership, building and leasing cottages. It also provides important information regarding the use of your cottage.

 

 

 

 

 

 


New Cottage for Sale -  by Susanna Homes - Reduced to $39,995; call Sarah Luce 502.751.7478

Old Cottage for Sale by Owner - See Flyer - Asking price $14,900; call Davi Tanner 270.929.9044


Cottage Assessments

All cottage and mobile home owners on the campground are required to pay an annual assessment and their individual cottage water bill.  This assessment helps cover the operating and maintenance expenses of the campground.  The Business Office sends out yearly invoices for these payments.

The breakdown for cottage ownership is as follows:

  • Annual Assessment for the Current Year @ $400*
  • Water Bill for Prior Year @ actual rate of meter reading of your individual cottage or mobile home; the Business Office includes this amount with your annual bill.

Assessments and the water bill are due to be paid to Indian Springs Holiness Campground by June 30 of each year. 

Payments should be sent to:  Rob Roy MacGregor, 3342 GA HWY 135, Ailey, GA  30410 or email at rjmac@windstream.com

*Important Note:  Cottage Assessments were increased to $400 for 2014. 

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How to Build or Buy a Cottage (3 Important Forms)

Click here to download three forms:

Information Check List:

  • Have you included a check?
  • Have you signed and dated each form?
  • Have you read Clauses 7, 8 and 9 on the Cottage Lease Form in regard to usage of cottages, fees and approval of plans?

When completed, send to:

Ken Banter H (478) 825-8293
301 Knoxville St. C (478) 960-2255
Fort Valley, GA 31030 kbanter@aol.com

Purchase of a cottage or approval to build a cottage is final only when signed by the Chairman of the Indian Springs Cottage Holders Committee indicating approval by the Indian Springs Board of Trustees.

The Board meets twice a year during campmeeting. You will be notified of action taken on your request. 

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Use of Cottages at Indian Springs

Dear Cottage Holders:

Due to the increasing popularity of Indian Springs Holiness Camp Meeting, we have a number of people who are interested in acquiring a place on the grounds. There is currently a shortage of places available for those who wish to stay on the grounds and attend services. It is the desire of the Board of Trustees, through the Cottage Holders Committee, to encourage the use of cottages by enforcement of the Lease Agreement signed by all Cottage Holders.

Article 8 of the Cottage Lease agreement states: "Cottage Holder shall primarily utilize the lot and cottage for attendance during the annual camp meeting held on the Camp Ground. It is understood by Cottage Holder that the primary purpose of this Lease is to encourage attendance by Cottage Holder and the relatives and guests of Cottage Holder at camp meeting. Failure by Cottage Holder to utilize Lot and cottage for this primary purpose shall constitute a default of this lease. "

Article 16 states: "Upon default in the terms of this Lease by Cottage Holder as set forth herein, the Board of Trustees of the Campground may terminate this Lease, and Cottage Holder must either transfer title of cottage located on the Lot to a new Cottage Holder approved by the Board of Trustees of the Campground, or sell the cottage to the Campground at a fair market price.

If you are no longer able to attend Indian Springs and use your cottage as stated above, please contact Ken Banter, kbanter@aol.com, (478) 960-2255, so he can work with you to resolve this matter.

Cottage Holders Committee

Ken Banter, Chair
Ken Vinson, Ben Lane

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Does Your Cottage Need Repairs or Cleaning?

There is a saying that campmeeting cottages would collapse if the kudzu vines around the porch were pruned! Our campmeeting homes are unique in their own way.  

The following independent contractors understand the nature of camp meeting repairs and cleaning:

General Contracting & Handy-Men:

  • Dan Eddy (404) 798-0862
  • G. T. Martinez (770) 775-3027 or cell (678) 773-9091
  • Fred Merritt (770) 294-8485

Small Appliance Repair:

  • Ricky Wright cell (404) 862-7760; home (770) 775-2484

Minor Repairs & Yard Clean-up:

  • Vaughn Taylor (229) 322-3254 available on Saturdays until June 1st

Pre-Camp House Cleaning:

Plumber: 

  • Jesse Mitchen (404) 392-2260

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The Heritage of Hospitality

Owning a cottage on the campground enhances all aspects of the camp meeting experience.  Spiritual focus and time with family and friends takes on a new depth when camp meeting is shared under one's own roof.  Historically, cottage ownership has always been considered an opportunity to widen the ministry of the camp.

Some board members from earlier times refered to cottage ownership as a 'heritage of hospitality'. Over the years, Indian Springs has developed a unique form of evangelism that could be described as 'cottage revivalism'. 

Cottage Revivalism. This form of revivalism has been going on at Indian Springs for almost one hundred years. Some of the larger homes built at the turn of the 20th century were designed to accomodate numerous guests. These older homes had huge sleeping porches and dining halls that could accomodate 30-50 people! The exposure to the preaching and teaching had incredible affects; many hundreds of people have heard the gospel at Indian Springs because someone at campmeeting purposely opened their home to guests.  

Each cottage - whether large or small - is an opportunity to widen the ministry and blessings of Indian Springs.

Investing in Your Family's Spiritual Future. Cottage ownership at Indian Springs is a signficant way to invest in your family's spiritual heritage.  Judge Bryant Culpepper of Fort Valley made these comments in 2007 after he purchased a home on the campground.

"I've come to camp meeting all my life," said the Judge, "but I had never stayed here before.  Camp meeting has a different perspective when you inmerse yourself in the whole program.  Buying a cottage at Indian Springs is a better investment in my family's spiritual future than a fancy cabin on a lake somewhere."

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