Second home second view. Host community perceptions

T. C. Girard, William C. Gartner

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This paper discusses second home owners' perceptions of facilities and services within the community, and moves beyond previous research that addressed primary motivation for location decisions. A total of 513 respondents contributed information on outdoor and indoor recreational activities, tax-supported services, health-care services, environment, crowding, and increases in tourism within a Wisconsin second home community. Findings show that the second home owners may influence the facilities, services, and sociocultural aspects of the community. Second home owners' attitudes and perceptions may be as important in determining community direction as permanent resident perceptions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)685-700
Number of pages16
JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1993


  • cottage industry
  • facilities
  • perceptions
  • recreation
  • second home
  • second home community
  • services
  • sociocultural
  • tourism


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