About Blue Water Development

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Blue Water is raising the standard of excellence and innovation in real estate development and hospitality with every entity brought on board.

From humble beginnings to rapid growth, with deep family ties, Blue Water is privately held, family owned by father and son, Jack Burbage, and Todd Burbage. Passionate about land conservation and smart development, Todd & Jack strike a good balance between respecting nature and creating spaces for people to enjoy the beauty of nature for years to come.

To date, Blue Water owns, manages, or develops campgrounds, hotels, marinas, and attractions, with properties throughout the Northeast, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Oregon, Montana and Tennessee.

Blue Water has been creating elite assets and exceeding guest expectations since 2007 and are always building our portfolio.

Our History

When you join the Blue Water team you’re plugging into a dynamic, fast-paced work environment where employees are engaged, hard work is rewarded and everyone is given the tools to thrive.

At Blue Water we’re more than just co-workers, we’re a community. We stand side by side as a team, we share our success and ultimately we grow together. That sense of community has helped us to build an all-star team and emerge as leaders in the hospitality industry.


CREATE unique destinations

PROVIDE memorable experiences

APPRECIATE the time guests entrust to us


To REVOLUTIONIZE the guest experiences and create ELITE assets


Absolute Integrity

We do what we say, we say what we do, we do the right thing even when no one is looking.


We share a deep commitment to our results.


We embrace change, face challenges head on and find solutions.


We believe every detail matters.


Our attitude of choice.


We invite creative thinking and encourage vigorous implementation.

Awards and Accolades

  • Blue Water's Kampgrounds of America (KOA) campgrounds have had the president and founder's award top performance winners every year since opening. Blue Water is highlighted an example within the franchise system on how to innovate and become a better campground.
  • Sun Outdoors Rehoboth Bay recently received Good Sam guest service ratings of 9.5, 10, and 9.5, in facilities, restroom and appeal, demonstrating Blue Water's commitment to excellence.
  • Our Aloft Hotel by Marriott in Ocean City ranks 1st out of 145 Aloft hotels across the country, showcasing our guest experience excellence across our hotel portfolio as well.
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