Like other have said, way too many permanent residents and with them come clutter, cars parked in the way, kids running around leaving their toys all over the place. It appears they keep 6 sites available for short term users. It looks roomy on a satellite view but the trees and shrubs are placed in bad places. The trees need trimming and the shrubs are so close I couldn't open some of my basement doors. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place is only good for an overnight stay and nothing else! There are no fire pits, no picnic tables at the site, and way too many full-timers for my liking. The only redeeming factors for this place are the low prices, full hook-ups, and closeness to some fast food joints for a quick bite to eat. But I wouldn't stay here for more than one night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is mostly long term residents who go to work every day, with a few very tight spaces for over night guests in the middle row. We were advised that one bathroom was out of service and not to use the other close one since the locks did not work. Long term residents cut through open sites with no regard for adjacent guests, driving extremely fast, in spite of many children in the streets. Easy access to propane and diesel at the adjacent truck stop, though speaking Spanish would definitely make your purchase experience easier. We were here for a quick overnight stop, and for that purpose it's OK. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park if you are passing through, or if you have business in the San Jose Area. The managers and maintenance staff are terrific, and the park is very clean. There is a large amount of permanent residents, but I find that is true of most RV parks these days. These folks obviously took pride in their park. Yes, there are some children playing, but what curmudgeon doesn’t enjoy watching kids have a good time? The park is right off the freeway, and there is a Chevron station right across the street with easy RV access. There are also several fast food restaurants nearby. Best of all, an ice cream truck made the rounds through the park one evening, which earned the park five stars as far as I’m concerned. The bathrooms and laundry were all very clean. We come to this area quite a bit, and plan to stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice concrete slabs with a slight patio area, with some nice little landscaping and trees. Cable and Wi-Fi worked fine. There is traffic noise from 101 and there are lots of kids. It is a mostly permanent resident park. The noise died down at night. My Sprint cell and Verizon MiFi worked well here. The facilities seemed nice and the staff was friendly. I would do a overnight here again, even though I think the nightly rate is a little high for the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I found this park to be a good midway stop point traveling N/B on US Hwy 101 from Pismo Beach to I-5 and Corning, CA. Good level pull through sites in area of fast food restaurants, gas stations, a truck stop and wash, and other light industry. I fueled with diesel at the adjacent truck stop and price for diesel was cheapest of anywhere in California. RV park has excellent cable TV with close to 50 channels plus HD. Wi-Fi service also provided for free, but it worked for about 1/2 hour during the evening and then no more. To be fair, my one night stop was made during a pretty intense rain and wind storm. Prior review about long-term residents and their loud, diesel pick up trucks was accurate. No problem in PM, but the park comes alive at 5:30 AM which worked for me as that is my dogs normal wake up time. Office staff and long-term residents were friendly. Good class of working people and well-maintained RV's in park. You feel safe. I did use one of the island restrooms and showers. It was very clean and I had seen a young lady cleaning it when I arrived in the late afternoon. I would recommend this park for a one night stop. There does not appear to be any alternatives in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Paved streets with cement slabs for your RV and nice trees - this is a nice park in itself. However, it is about 1/3 full of full-time residents that are young families living in RVs with 2 cars each (in addition to their RV) parked all over the place, most of the men have large trucks they must work out of that they start up very early in the morning. The kids kind of take over the park in the evening running around riding bikes and playing. Yesterday evening a teenager was playing a very loud, out of tune trombone! The park is located in an industrial area near Highway 101 - but you can hardly hear the traffic. Not a destination place, but good for a night or two. The Wi-Fi is not good, you get kicked off all the time and have to keep logging in over and over, then it's as slow as dial-up. Also, there is a strange yucky smell in this town and it's does not smell like garlic! I don't know what it is - one local thought it was from "Gilroy Foods" - kind of burns the eyes! The management here is tolerant of reasonable requests, as we had to have a wheel hub seal replaced on our rig and they allowed a mobile mechanic to come and do it there, which we appreciated because we would have had to take it somewhere and then back to the RV park again. So that worked out very nicely. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park, only about half full. Lots are cement and level but fairly tight if you had neighbors on both sides. Nice front office, good power, water, cable. Wi-fi mostly good, server down a few times for a very short time. Would stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Clean park and handy to everything we wanted to do and see. It is a tad expensive for what you get, but this is California. They pick up garbage/recyclables at your site. Friendly staff. We had partial shade for part of the day. It will get better as trees grow. Would definitely stay here again. The only negative is the price. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent one overnight stay here in a big rig. Front desk person was very nice. Once we got in, there were cars parked everywhere, including in the roadway. Security gates did not work and "have not worked in years" according to the desk person. Laundry was propped open and there were people just hanging out there, such that my wife did not feel safe. Children were running around in the streets until late at night. It is off the freeway and fairly quiet, and there is easy access in and out. We stay in the area frequently and most likely will not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for 8 nights while we attended the U.S Open golf tournament in Pebble Beach. The park was very clean and well kept up. It is "family friendly" only in that there is a pool. It is small. Our main complaint would be that it is poorly managed. The manager lost our reservation which was made 6 months in advance. The permanent residents seem to have taken over the park. Supplies in the restroom/showers do not seem to be stocked and I assume it is because they are stolen. Teenagers living there almost took over the pool while I was in it with my toddler grandchildren so we left. It is fine for a quick overnight stop, but I would not recommend it for any longer than that. It was very affordable however and a Good Sam member park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We are here staying for 3 nights. We checked in OK but they gave us the wrong codes to the bathrooms on a sheet of paper. Very frustrating as the office then closed and we wanted to take showers. They say they have Wi-Fi but don't mention it costs you $6 a day. We have never paid for Wi-Fi as of yet at an RV resort, and gave the gal at the desk the name of the service we used at all of them but she didn't write it down so I know they are not making much of an effort to change this. Most of the people here are permanent residents with children. There are tons of small kids and teenagers that hang out in the bathroom areas. One of the permanent people tied their dog up outside and he barks all day and into late late evening. Have to say we've not been to a park yet where that is allowed either. The website looked great but this was a really disappointing stay. We will not stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I've stayed here twice before this. The location is good for my travel route on Hwy 101, and I always stop at the Monterrey Bay Aquarium after. The travel plaza next door has all the fuel and conveniences, and there are a bunch of fast food type restaurants an easy walk to your site. The sites are all paved and there are lots of pull throughs. Didn't use the pool as it was January, but it's in great shape and looks fine. I like their little club house at the pool, with a picnic area etc. The Wi-Fi worked fine for me--it's as good as at most places. I'll be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Check in was a breeze with the gal at the desk. They have cleaned the place up and got out some of the perms. I used the Wi-Fi for email and it worked OK. Not a lot of parking spaces, but the pull throughs work fine. The club house looks good for a small group. (An amazing stainless steel kitchen). The have discounts for local attractions if you ask. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent a month in this park: found the Halloween holiday nice for the kids. We found the park to be clean and well operated with a new manager, new paint and close by to San Jose. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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Don't stay here. Poor internet service. Poor laundry facilities. Poor little swimming pool and an empty club house. Nothing under, over, on or around your RV, so don't bring anything you can't keep inside your unit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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This is a late review as we stayed at Garlic Farm RV Park in December 2008. We weren't comfortable with a large number of the guests. There was just an unattractive element that gave me the creeps. I walked my dog once and kept the door closed and locked the night we were here. As far as the park, the internet was not working, the electricity went out for a couple hours in the morning and the water tasted pretty foul. This park was not an enjoyable experience for me and we will not be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clean, and near truck stop offering diesel at good price. Nice people, but, our site was not wide enough to open slides. Also tree scrapped roof. Poorly positioned big rocks on side of site. It may be that they have better sites to accommodate a 40 + tow. They apologized when I verbally complained. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here while attending the Garlic Festival. My husband and I were satisfied with the park. I was pleased they offered a shuttle at no extra cost to and from the festival. We had no issues with the management and or perm residents. We would stay here again if in Gilroy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It doesn't get much worse than this. At least the electricity, water and sewer were adequate. The sites are so narrow that we could not put out the slide on the driver's side. We also got a couple of shrubbery marks on the passenger side because of the lack of space. The office was closed the whole time in spite of a sign on the door advertising normal hours. The key code operated gate was locked in the up position the whole time. No security. Greasy smoke from 3 fast food joints next to the park. Intense road noise from 101 and the truck stop right behind the park. The wireless internet never worked while we were there. Some of the other 'guests' looked pretty bad but we did not have any particular trouble with them. The rate was about 3 times what I would consider reasonable. Do not go near this place. A few miles south of town there are some other parks that are in a much nicer setting. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park; no pet area. Very little grass. The landscaping is mostly large clumps of hard dirt rocks, which are hard to walk on. Upon our check in a man in the office who identified himself as the manager, said he had ‘nothing to do, so he’d help us” get settled in. He went out to our RV, which was parked in the registration area and immediately started yanking on my tow bar. I was behind him and had to yell to him not to touch the tow bar handles as the unit was not straight and they would not release on a curve. When I finally caught up to him, he was waiting patiently for us to straighten up. After we straightened he started “helping” us undo the tow. I was very specific and told him not to undo any cords from the RV but to disconnect ONLY from the car end. He said OK. Less than 2 minutes later he handed me my electrical cord’s adapter - disconnected from the RV. Seeing that the cord had a pin adapter plus my verbal instructions should have given him a clue that this cord has a delicate connection and should not be yanked. I said nothing and we proceeded to our spot. When we arrived at our spot he came over in his truck. He insisted that we park in such a way that our slide trunks wouldn’t open. I informed him of the trunk problems and also the unusual location of our sewer connections and his response was “I know”. It is impossible for him to know the particulars of every make/model of RV, so I found his comment ridiculous. When I told him again that his parking position wouldn’t work for our configuration he got very nasty and insisted saying “I am the manager and it’s my park and I know how to park RV’s”! I told him that we have a similar problem when we stay at a resort in San Diego and we just angle the coach a little and it works well. He answered saying “This isn’t San Diego, and I’m the manager, and you can’t do that!”. I then asked him why we couldn’t angle a little and he said that our car wouldn’t fit on our space. I told him that it was a small car and it would fit. He insisted that it would not, so I moved the car into the space while he watched. It easily fit. At that point he got in his truck and sped away (exceeding his own 5 mph speed limit). We then had to figure out how to park the RV from the unusual position that he had us parked us in, which took us quite a while. He pulled around to the other street and sat there and watched us the entire time. While we had an enjoyable stay, this was not an enjoyable start to our vacation. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park, with a bit of extra effort, could very well be a top park. The office personnel were nice and helpful. The pool area was extra nice and clean, the laundry was okay as RV laundry go. The restrooms were clean. We saw no dogs or dog waste near where we were parked. We are in a 20 foot van with a tow and had a pull through site. Plenty big for us, but pads would be a bit narrow for big rigs with slides, but doable. The trash area was a real mess with lots of weeds. With these two things corrected, the park would be great. Easy off freeway and easy entrance for big rigs. A man, working at trimming bushes, asked if we were okay, and was pleasant. Would stay here again, just would like to see a little more concern about appearance. Did look like a lot of "live-ins." We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has paved streets and concrete pads. However, the pads are very narrow. We had to park with the wheels several inches off the pad because of a tree and electric pedestal on the opposite side. (Quad slide rig). Area is pretty clean. Only a few short term/over nighters, most appear to be long term. When I walked the dog, I did not see any loose dogs like were reported in an earlier review. There is a $1/day additional charge for cable TV. I did drive out to the other RV park here in town. It appeared to be cleaner and a little nicer as reported in the reviews. I just did not have time to check reviews before we got here!! The pads were still pretty narrow, though. If we are back in the area, we will stay at the other park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great for a short stay only. Water real cold in the pool. People smoke in the bathrooms. Trashy toward the back with garbage around long term RVers and it looks to be a junk yard in some spaces. Tweekers run through the park at all hours. Bushes rub and scratch your RV if you have slide outs. Rules are not enforced. Owner appears to not care. Office family to take over the pool area. We stayed here a week. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park. Good manager. All prior comments apply. Wi-Fi worked well on pad 49 - an end spot. Close to a super wally [no over night parking allowed by the city of Gilroy] and lots of other big box stores. I was here for one night and will stay here again when passing through on 101 to SF. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites are concrete and narrow, but fairly level. Nice helpful staff yet only 3 people run this park. Clean bathrooms. Laundry was lacking, many out of order machines, needs updating. Pool and spa closed for season the day we got there. Doggoneit. Great water pressure, good electricity. Fairly noisy from Hwy 101. Would stay again. We stayed a week. I noticed a lot of dog droppings on park streets, etc. With limited staff I don't think there is time for the details to be done in the park. Staff was nice and friendly though. With a little help this could be a real nice park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We won't be going back to Garlic Farm. Although the daughters live close by, we will find a different park to stay at. Prior visits to the park proved to be enjoyable. The facilities were clean and the atmosphere was great. Our last visit (Sept. '06) wasn't as pleasant. The restrooms were unsanitary, residents dogs barked all night, and there was dog excrement everywhere. There are so many permanent residents in this park and the rules we were given seem to not apply to them. I had to sidestep several piles of "fresh" and "weeks old" dog waste when I was hooking up. Yuck! On the morning of our departure (we stayed two nights), a large "bear like" dog came to our campground on a leash. The owner was no where in sight and this dog took a huge dump next to our front door. Yuck again. During an evening walk we met a permanent resident walking three pugs. He allowed his dogs to do their duty without cleaning after them. Some of the permanent residents have really changed the appearance of this park. The folks across from us had a large 5th wheel. Old RV batteries and junk was laying around their trailer. Some of the permanent residents still keep their sites clean and presentable but the "flavor" of this park is certainly moving away from classy and quiet. I attempted to give face to face feedback to the manager or owner, but the office was closed due to a family emergency. So, I called and followed up with an email when we returned home. I haven't heard back from the park's management so I assume they're OK with the direction the park is going. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our very first visit but we really enjoyed ourselves. The park was very centrally located to so many locations, right off the freeway. The restrooms were VERY clean and the park was quiet. The pool and spa were very nice and overall a very positive experience. I would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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Stayed here for the week of the Garlic Fest. Narrow sites, pool might be finished in Sept. Clean restrooms & showers. No recreational facilities at park. To many unsightly sites (perm. residents). No park security, park rules & regulations NOT enforced at all. O.K. for 1 night stay. Would not stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I concur with the previous two reviews. Sure there is no "Garlic Farm" nearby, but it is Gilroy, the self proclaimed garlic capital of the world. If you want to, I'm sure you can find one. It's new and tidy with smallish landscaping. Lots of room to maneuver for Big Rigs w/ many pull through's up to 85 ft. We stopped there for repair of our Monaco at Guaranty RV, right next door. It's right off US 101, so noise is a factor, and there is a truck stop nearby. Diesel prices were a lot cheaper than on the San Francisco Peninsula (by 30 cents a gallon) with easy access (propane too). Within walking distance are a Carl Jr's, KFC and a reasonable coffee shop called Jeffery's. Guaranty RV has a small accessory store along with new Motor Homes to browse. It's an easy drive to a huge outlet mall (cost almost as much as the rv repair), Bonfonte Gardens amusement park, Mission San Juan Bautista and more. Take the Monterey St exit off US 101 call 877-427-5423 for reservations. I'm sure we'll stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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This is a great stop-over park. It has easy highway access, surrounded by a travel stop (fast food, store, RV service, RV Store) and is brand new with wide spaces and cement level driveways. Restrooms are cleaned daily. Highway noise isn't a problem in back of park. Will stay here again when passing through. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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We recently stayed at The Garlic farm. Fairly new park. All facilities are very clean with large pull through sites. I didn't see any trash or dog droppings around. Several fast foot restaurants next door to the park.
We camped here in a Motorhome.
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"No garlic, no farm". Visited in July, returning home to Seattle. Convenient location to main arteries; some noise from nearby truck routes but not objectionable. 158 spaces, full hookups. Plenty of spacing for large and wide rigs; restaurant & RV/truck wash nearby. New park, space landscaping. Park and bathhouses reasonably clean. Not recommended. Could be a good park, but poor management and a needless confrontation by an overzealous 'security' staff soured our experience. We camped here in a Motorhome.
When we arrived we were handed a list of 36 rules! Within 2 hours of being there I saw 6 of the rules being violated without any enforcement. After that it got worse. There are many long term residents in this park - app 85%. They don't respect the space of the short term pull-throughs. We had people letting their dog poop on the small gravel patch that was our spot. Between the hours of 3:30 - 7 on weekdays and well beyond those times on the weekends, we were in the middle of an unsupervised skate park with 7-10 children of all ages running, skateboarding and biking through the streets and unoccupied sites. The long term people used the empty short term spots to park their extra cars and weren't happy about someone being in the spot. The office personnel was not friendly nor helpful. The showers were clean but spartan; only one hook and nothing else. The short term spots are all cement with a little bit of gravel separating some of the spots; not all. While each pull-through is long, there is only 7 feet between the spots so slides and awnings just miss each other. There is insufficient space to park one's car; so much so that doors are bashed into each other. This is not my definition of a "resort". The Good Sam rating of 9/9/8 is way too high for this park! Everything is a little insufficient in the park, but nothing is really awful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for a week while visiting family in the Palo Alto and Monterey areas. We had a pull-through site that was very convenient to the nice bath and shower building and small dog run area. Utilities at the site are up to date, but quite far from hookup areas on most RVs. The park is mostly occupied by full-timers, but all RVs were kept up nicely. They keep a center lane reserved for overnighters and we had a site at the end of that lane. This park is very handy off Highway 101 and Highway 152. The one detracting feature is the occasional strong odor from one or more of the Gilroy food processing plants. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I always enjoy stopping here when traveling thru the area. Although the park has many permanent residents they work in the area and are very quiet. The manager was very helpful and friendly. Pullthrus were easy to get in and their showers and laundry are spotless. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a clean RV park.The back in sites are narrow and really not long enough for 40+ rigs with 1 car much less 2. The park is probably 70% permanent. The parking for guests is non-existent since permanents with 2 cars are allowed to take all available parking for their 2nd car. The office personnel are rude. This park could be dynamite, but their parking situation is not acceptable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is nice with all concrete and level sites, but sites do not fit big rigs very well and the trucks to pull them. Parking is an issue with notes on your car and threats that they will tow them away; yet there is no parking. Other than that and some families that have uncontrolled kids that run through your spot all the time, park is nice. Some staff is friendly and helpful while other staff is rude. I would stay here again as it is one of the nicer parks in the area, but there are some improvements that need to be done. The bathrooms and showers were cleaned everyday, and the pool was nice and cool. Also laundry is always crowded so be aware you may have to wait to get a machine or go somewhere else. Park is right next to all your shopping needs, so you never even really have to drive anywhere! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The manager is very friendly, professional, and helpful. The park is in excellent condition. There are quite a few monthly tenants but the place still has a "resort feel" to it because sites are kept clean and mostly uncluttered. Interior roads are a little narrow in the areas where monthly tenants are, but they keep many easily accessible pull through sites near the entrance of the park for daily/weekly guests. Spacing between sites was better than average for most sites. For example, awnings were not touching the rig in the next space; there is adequate room for slides and awnings. One "back in" section was a little tight...the rear of one rig was a few feet from the rear of another rig. The other sections had more space between rigs. It was surprisingly quiet for being as close to the freeway as it is. The pool area was clean and inviting. They have activities planned for the community if that sort of thing is important to you, and they are a friendly bunch. Rate reflects a discount for monthly stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
First impression: WOW! There are a lot of kids here! We arrived around 6:30 pm and found the office closed. There were plenty of late arrival packets on the door. We found a good sized pull through that easily accommodated our 33 foot class A with tow vehicle. The overnight spots were surrounded by long term residents. I would guess the park is seventy percent long term folks. Most sites were well kept. We had full hookups available with 50 amp electrical service. The restrooms were mostly clean although some mildew was developing on the grout in the men's shower area. There was sporadic train noise, but overall the park was fairly quiet. The lady at the office was very pleasant when we were checking out. The park is fairly pricy at $45 a night for a pull-through spot but overall a decent place to stay. We would probably return if needed when traveling through the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great place for a quick stay over on your travels up or down the 101 hwy. Clean and quiet, staff was helpful, great shopping nearby plus a Costco for filling your tank. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clean, about half of park seemed to be used by long term occupants. Our pad had cracked concrete, but was not a serious issue. Cable TV choices are limited but covers the major networks. Overall was a good park. Would stay there again if in the area. We camped here in a Tent.
Rate shown 10% discount winter rate. Site concrete back-in and level. Attached pad, but no table. Utilities worked fine. Cable TV has around 20 channels. Wi-Fi was Tengo, but strong signals from three different sites. Friendly office staff. Handy to large shopping centers nearby. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is well maintained and landscaped beautifully. A portion of the park borders fields of bell peppers and food processing facility, another part backs up to storage facilities, and another part backs up to shopping. Yes, there's a train, always a train, and plenty of freeway noise. Along with all that comes the convenience of being close to transportation and shopping. A negative is that the sites are too small and don't allow for adequate parking of tow vehicles. But all the sites are concrete and look to be fairly level. There are many long terms (with kids), but their sites are reasonably maintained. The bathrooms are amazingly clean, although showers are awkward due to lack of bench or shelf. The pool is sparkling and there is a big outdoor kitchen for parties. We would definitely return if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here during the Garlic Festival. What a great park1 The laundry room, bathrooms, and showers were clean, A+. This park was very clean, something that is very important to me. They escorted us to our camping site and offered to help us with our hook ups, very nice touch. During the festival they had a nice BBQ and live band. The park was packed during the festival so if you want to stay here book early! We also stayed an extra day, and the park was very quiet, and just perfect. I would highly recommend this RV park. There was so much to do with in an hours drive, we wish we would have stayed here longer, and will definitely stay here again! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I don't usually write reviews on parks but, this park deserves the review I am going to write. The new manager is one of the most gracious managers we have ever met, her smile warms your heart. They deliver everything they say they will and with a smile! We went to the Garlic Festival and had a lot of fun, but we had more fun in the park to be honest. Friday and Saturday night they had live bands and fantastic food. We danced, laughed and won a raffle prize! The facilities were spotless and the pool was crystal clear and clean. We were able to walk to restaurants close by and ride our bikes to the outlets, none of the other local parks can offer that and with gas prices so high, thats a huge savings. We can't say enough about this friendly, clean park. Thank you for making our stay so much fun, we will be back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed our stay here. The park is relatively new. It has good Wi-Fi, clean washrooms and laundry facilities and provided us with a very convenient base from which to tour the area with easy access from Hwy 101. It is located very near to shopping centers and big box stores. The manager was very friendly and knowledgeable and she provided us with suggestions for touring the surrounding area - Monterey, Carmel, Santa Cruz Capitola, and Big Sur. We had planned to stay for a few days but instead we extended our stay to nearly three weeks as there was much to do and see. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were in Gilroy for the Black Friday sales and thoroughly enjoyed our stay here for 2 nights. The location is exceptionally convenient, in close proximity to major stores and restaurants and 1 freeway exit from the Gilroy Premium outlets. The sites were a little close to each other and did not have picnic tables provided, but hookups and Wi-Fi worked well. Not much grass around, but the deciduous trees in the campground looked wonderful in their fall colors. The park manager, Edie was very friendly and helpful and we are grateful to her for recommending a short trip to the nearby Casa de Fruta Orchard Resort, which we enjoyed very much. We will certainly return in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here frequently. The old manager is gone. He may have been a bit of a jerk, as previously discussed here in this forum, but he kept the place up well and made sure everyone was respectful of the park and the guests. Things have changed and it seems to be going down hill. It always has been concrete slabs and not much more. No fire pits or picnic tables. It's an RV park, not a campground. The new management is removing trees - they took out the palm next to our site and left a muddy hole there for four days before filling it in. Not sure why they are doing that - it's not like they were in the way or anything. The park has many residents. In the past, they didn't really "look" like residents. There were no decks or storage sheds there, but that seems to be changing. The quality of the residents is going down hill too. One guy recently tried to kill himself and burnt up his RV. A month later and it is still there - charred remains with caution tape around it. Our opinion of the residents is not only based on this one person. The grounds were always well kept, but again, that is changing. Maintenance seems to have stopped. Lights are out at the sites and they are not being changed. The park seems dirtier than it was in the past. It is close to shopping, and if you are on the east side of the park, there is little highway noise. It smells like garlic a good part of the year - but after all, it is the garlic capital of the world. Internet is good and free. Pool is nicely kept. It is the only thing for kids to do - no activities or anything like that. Laundry is clean, but don't do it on Sunday. One woman sits in there all day and says "oh, you might not want to wait because I have 4 more loads to do." And she does this every Sunday. Our biggest complaint is that they raised the rates. Earlier this year they were charging only $25 for the back in sites. When we returned at the end of the summer, they had raised it to $40. They discount "everyone" for a $36 rate, but there is no weekly discount, only if you do monthly. It's high for what you get here. We stay here frequently, mainly because it is much better then the dump down the road, and we have to be in the area. We are actively looking for a better place because we can see this one going down hill. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park does not encourage you to lounge beside your RV. No shade, all concrete (which makes tremendous heat and terrible glare). We used it as a stop over, so that didn't matter much to us. Also, there is non-stop freeway roar. All in all, we feel this park is a bit overpriced for what you get. Showers were clean, and there was plenty of hot water, but there is no shelf or bench on which to put shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc--and there is only one hook for your towel and clothing. It was frustrating! I looked at the bathroom cubicles, and 2 of them were not clean. The pool looked inviting and clean, and the park grounds were tidy. Wi-Fi worked great and was free. They have propane available for sale. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a good park for an overnight stay. Sites are all concrete with no picnic tables. The sites are level and are easy pull throughs with plenty of parking for the tow rig. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great location as the outlet stores are right here. Very clean and well landscaped in certain areas. Friendly office staff, but not many amenities. Very clean swimming pool. We enjoyed our stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park was clean and easy to maneuver into pull through site, which was all concrete. Wi-fFi was great, hookups easy and good. I marked it down because of all the concrete, if we were staying more than a day, I would want a somewhat welcoming spot next to my coach to put out my chairs and table. Spaces are narrow too, so not a whole lot of room for outdoor lounging. My club comes here so it can't be too bad! Staff very nice. Heard RR but didn't really bother us. Very nice grass area for pets and children. Right across street from Target and other stores, convenient! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The manager was very helpful and pleasant. The park and its restrooms were very clean . Our site was a large pull through with adjacent young growing trees. We were near the outlet stores and a truck stop with diesel fuel. We had easy access to Hwy 101. The garlic smell from the nearby farms was pleasant. We were close to San Jose where our children live. The pool was immaculate and there were two meeting rooms with a kitchen and outdoor barbecue area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great place to stay. Manager was friendly and helpful. Made recommendations for local restaurant. Wi-Fi connection was great! Restrooms and showers were clean and well kept. When I visit Gilroy I will stay here again. Did not charge for a second vehicle that was in our group. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The manager of this campground is the most rude individual I have ever met. When I inquired why I wasn't given the $29.00 rate advertised on the large sign out front, he shook his finger at me and invited me go to elsewhere. Since the office was closed when we arrived the night before, we were already unhooked so I just put up with the rudeness. He was really a little frightening. Would not stay here again. The park seems to cater to monthly renters. The wifi was slow. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park has changed a lot over the last 2 years and unfortunately not for the better. The new management has let anyone and everyone no matter what they drag behind them in. I'll stop and look this year when I am there and hope for the better. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is our third year staying here while on our winter trip south. Everything seemed normal until I got a frantic phone call at 8:00 AM on my cell from a male agitated office monarch who was vehemently complaining about my tow vehicle being parked (as others were) in one of the many empty spaces around us and threatened to have it towed away if I didn't move it immediately. How aboutL “Welcome to our RV Park, we hope you enjoy your visit with us and please do come back because in this economy we know you have many choices and we truly appreciate your business.” I moved the tow vehicle and never heard another word. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is a shell that looks great in appearance but lacks body. The manager was cool and appeared unappreciative. They will not accept mail for other than monthly tenants. The rate was not as published on their website. The excuse was they had just changed prices (a previous review noted the price for one size site changed a lot earlier). The showers lacked dressing area, hooks for clothes and shelf or other for shampoo etc. The floor outside the shower is slippery, an accident waiting to happen. The placement of the utility post and plantings at the site prevent using the slides and still be able to park the toad in the adjacent area provided. I will never consider stopping here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very good RV Park. I have stayed here 3 times now. Close to big box stores: Costco, Wal-Mart. Staff seems stressed. Maybe they need a couple more people in the office. They just raised the price to $45 per night for the pull-through sites: ouch. I will stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We dropped in on our way south, never expected such a clean, well-run place in Gilroy. We found the pull-through site to be level, the staff was very helpful with our "after hours" arrival, and the facilities were very, very clean. My family agreed that we'd look forward to staying here again, for a longer period, as it's a very short walk to the outlet mall and some really great restaurants. Quite a great surprise. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice RV park if you need a base from which to visit Gilroy Gardens, Gilroy Garlic Festival, etc. The park is new and in excellent condition, although there wasn't much to do at the park. There is a nice pool but no picnic tables, no fire rings, etc. The trees are a few years old but don't provide much shade yet. The bathrooms are new, clean, and showers are roomy and well equipped. The camp store is OK. Staff was friendly and helpful in giving directions, etc. The sites are level and concrete. Hookups are new and worked great except the cable TV which was snowy and had limited channels. Plenty of shopping (Costco, etc) nearby, but you feel nicely isolated inside the park. This is a quality facility and a good value for a place to stay at night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A good clean RV park. Not a campground. Big box stores nearby. Lots of permanent residents but not in the 'transient' area. Good pull-through sites. Some minor construction. They are replacing the dirt, which can get muddy, with gravel. I stayed here last year and will stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you want to stay in a new park with a large mall right across the street, has small spaces, narrow access, no grass, no table and is noisy, this is the place. To top it off it's probably over priced. I believe there are better options in the Gilroy area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sites very close to each other, restrooms/showers not clean, no toilet paper in any stalls. Looks to be a fair amount of full-timers. Nice level concrete pads, wireless very good. Appears that this place could have some very good potential if they added some TLC to the laundry room and restrooms, added some grass to the sites instead of dirt where the grass should be. This park is just behind a shopping mall with industry on one other side and a dirt field to the east. Not a quaint setting. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What a great and friendly experience this RV Park has. From the greeting we received to the free shuttle service we received to the Garlic Festival. Then a full barbecue provided and cooked by the owners of the park. The staff gave outstanding service. I would definitely make the stop at this RV Park many times again. Best park I have ever been to. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is what it is! It is a very convenient stopover off Highway 101 with every restaurant and store imaginable within walking distance and an outlet center one exit north. Target, Costco . . . The staff is friendly, the sites are level and the restrooms are clean. I'd give it a 10, but it doesn't have a table on the patio area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Preceding comments are generally accurate. This is a very nice parking lot behind a large shopping center. It was surprisingly quiet -- Highway 101 is just about a quarter-mile west, but the noise of the freeway is blocked by a large building. There's not much shade. If I had to stop in Gilroy again, I would definitely choose this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Newer, clean, friendly and located near shopping. Not to be confused with other RV Garlic resort in Gilroy that is not as nice. Some noise and bad smells all night from local industrial site south of park which might be a problem in summer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice out of the way park that is situated off Hwy 152. It is quiet, and really pretty. The park is well maintained. Free Wi-Fi and cable TV available. It has been called Gilroy Country Garlic RV Park, but as you can see by the Website it is not under that name now. It shouldn't be confused with The Garlic Farm either, which is a separate park in another location. Restrooms are clean, as is office, laundry room, and grounds. It is a pleasant surprise in an otherwise very busy area. Restaurants, and shopping are within walking distance. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park should not be confused with the other park in Gilroy with a similar name. It is off Highway 152, and on a quiet side street behind a brand new Major shopping center within walking distance. It is very clean, very well laid out, with beautiful landscaping throughout the park. There are lots of different plants, and flowers, a wonderful clubhouse, and pool. The park is very quiet day and night, with the freeway noise being very minimal, and you really can't hear it although it's close by. Staff is friendly, and helpful. We're planning on staying here a while for family reasons, and this is the ideal place to relax or to drive out of to visit nearby areas. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Clean, quiet, friendly park. The sites were a little close together and narrow. Nice shopping area with restaurants just a short walk away. We visited this park on our way up north and then again on our way home. We would visit again and recommend it to others. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The sites had a concrete parking pad bordered by gravel areas with small greenery and large rocks strategically placed to protect the utility poles but rather in the way for slides given how narrow the pad was. The concrete part of the sites were level and long but really a bit narrow, the site overall was a reasonable width. We stayed here while having maintenance done on our 30 ft class A at Guaranty RV and it worked great for that. The nightly rate was discounted while we were having work done and you can't beat the convenience of having the RV wash, gas, scales and RV service and repair right next door. Some train and freeway noise; did not bother us much but some are more sensitive. We liked the paperback book exchange and found the bathrooms to be clean and modern. If we were having more work done at Guaranty RV we would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very new park. Nice friendly staff and very clean. Sites are long enough for a 41 foot fifth wheel and large Freightliner truck. Very little traffic noise and close to lots of shopping. Best place to stay in Gilroy. Actually, we think it is the only place to stay in Gilroy. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.