While much as been debated about the Lake Anna Resort plan, the smaller scale hotel planned for The Boardwalk at Lake Anna has received little community attention.
Recent excavation activity at the site, located next to Tim’s on the North Anna arm of the lake indicates plans are moving forward to the long-awaited additional rooms for Lake Anna visitors.
What stimulated the recent work is a change of hands of the property.
Reef Private Equity acquired The Boardwalk at Lake Anna from Gary Griffith, which includes the existing two-level structure housing Tim’s at Lake Anna, Moo Thru, Below Deck, Mid Atlantic Water-sports, LKA Watersports and an arcade.
Griffith had initially developed the 4.972-acre parcel with plans to build a hotel next to the first building and has received Louisa County approval but never started the project.
According to Reef’s East Coast Development Project Manager Archie McDonnel, the new owner has permits in hand, financing in place and a general contractor selected.
“We have given them the notice to proceed for the 34-key boutique hotel that will be directly adjacent to the current building,” McDonnel told Life & Times. “We are planning on a 12-month con-struction window and to be open for the busy season 2024.”
Giffith sold The Boardwalk at Lake Anna to Reef in October 2022.
Reef Private Equity is a real estate investment, development, and management firm based in Lehi, Utah that is a subsidiary of Reef Capital Partners. They also own the Cutalong Golf Course Community at Lake Anna.
Lake Anna Business Partnership President Jody Korman told Life & Times, “This project is planned in one of the economic growth areas of Louisa County around the lake and I’m sure most will admit having another hotel option to compliment our existing range of overnight accommodations is a good thing for Lake Anna.”
Mineral District Louisa County Supervisor Duane Adamsa noted, “The long anticipated construction of the boutique hotel at The Boardwalk is a welcome addition to the Lake Anna area. Not only will this facility provide much needed lodging for the lake community but the additional job opportunities are an added bonus.
“The Boardwalk is quickly becoming a favorite meeting spot on Lake Anna with options from seafood, deli sandwiches, watersports and ice cream there’s something for everyone.
“I’m pleased to see the additional quality economic development in the Mineral District”.