In addition to running a successful business, Arlie and Laura raised 10 children. The restaurant and campground was truly a family affair, with the youngest three children working in the restaurant with everything from peeling potatoes to doing dishes. The youngest son took over the business and ran it under he passed away in 2014.
The campground portion of the business was known for being a peaceful, restful spot. Campers returned year after year, in large part because they enjoyed visiting with Laura. Laura loved getting to know each one of her customers, whether they were regulars, or travellers stopping along their journey. Arlor Haven attracts campers not only from the area, but also from Europe, England, Germany and Holland.
One of the biggest attractions of the campground is the big ships passing by on the river. But it’s the friendliness of the owners, Laura, and now Brenda, that kept them coming back.