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06/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
What a wonderful park! Extremely congenial hosts checked us in and escorted us to our site and helped us back in. Beautiful, quiet area in the tall pines. Centrally located to tour the Black Hills. We had good electric power and water pressure, but never ran the a/c - ran the heater instead! They even deliver firewood to your site. Only down side is no cable - I did manage to snake a long cable to our dish and get it between the pines for service. Good Wi-Fi service. We would sure like to come back!
06/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
The hosts seemed indifferent to our choosing to stay at their KOA. Sites were level enough to where we did not have to unhook. Electric power was marginal according to our meter, but water pressure was quite high. Use your water regulator here. We might have stayed elsewhere, but there isn't much else close by. We'll probably come back next time through as it is good enough for overnight.
06/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
We checked in and found the hosts to be very cordial. We were guided to our site and the gentleman stayed to be sure we could hook up okay. Some traffic noise but we ran the a/c and didn't mind it. Voltage was marginal according to our meter as everyone was running the a/c in the Texas heat. Water pressure was good. Not a lot of shade or grass, but this is an arid part of Texas. Somewhat unusual layout as this probably was formerly a mobile home park, but no problem getting in or out. Coffee and donuts in the morning! We stayed overnight going north and coming back south and will certainly come back.
04/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
We were in the full hook-up section which had cable TV which is really nice! Water pressure was good as was electric service. However, sewer connections were above grade and unusual. Good birding location with two bird blinds with water features. We had a pair of elf owls visit our campsite (number 6) for 3 nights in a row at dusk which was a big hit with us and our fellow campers. Excellent food at the Black Bear Restaurant at the Lodge. Each staff member with whom we had contact was absolutely great. We plan on returning!
10/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We are return visitors to the Lost Alaskan. Excellent location just north of Alpine. Very nice hosts on check-in, and a guide to your site. And the gentlemen stayed to make sure we were adequately situated. Sites were gravel, but level, electrical service very good, water pressure very adequate. Nice quiet park and a good base for visiting the area. One down side is that all the sites face west. Loved the trees in this arid part of the world!
08/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Being from hot and dry central Texas, we enjoyed our stay because it was cool, the grass was green, and we had a cooling shower of rain nearly every day. No cable, so bring your dish: no problem in getting a signal. Nice trees everywhere. We initially didn't like the face to face sites on the east side (30 amp sites), but it was nice to chat with our neighbors. Many repeat visitors here and all park residents we met were friendly and cordial. Office not always staffed, but a park host was always available. Very quiet and restful park. Sites were gravel, level, and with adequate room. A nice small cafe and a small convenience store can be found in Mayhill. We would certainly come back.
03/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
We are repeat visitors here! Very friendly staff and very nice facilities. Even has cable tv! We especially liked the ranger education programs and the bird watching at the Interpretive Center. We seldom rate a campground a 10, but this one is deserving!
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We are repeat overnight visitors here each year going north and back south. We return because of the friendly and accommodating hosts and the pull through sites. Escort to your site. Park appears to have started as a mobile home park that converted to RV's, but that gives plenty of room. Easy off and on the Interstate, but that means some noise. We ran a/c, so no problem. Trees are scattered and grass is sparse, but this is an arid part of the world. Sites are level. Water quality and pressure were good. Most importantly, the electric power level was "in the green" according to our voltage meter, even when everyone pulled in and started their a/c's in the 100 degree heat! Big Tex Steakhouse is near and worth a try! Free coffee and donuts in the morning.We will certainly come back.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
After looking at other RV parks nearby, we decided Monte Verde was by far the best. Location is in a beautiful valley with views of mountains in any direction. Quiet in the evening. This is a small "Mom and Pop" park with fewer amenities that would routinely be found in larger parks. Spaces were a little close together which worked out okay as we were able to sit in the evening shade of the camper next to us. Water pressure and quality were good; however, power fell below safe levels according to our voltage meter during the afternoons when everyone had air conditioners running. The delightful couple who ran the park were the friendliest and most accommodating folks we have ever dealt with. Escort to the site and excellent tips on local points of interest. Even loaned us several books on local history from their small library. Nearby Angel Fire offers a splendid small grocery. We would certainly come back again.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice hosts who gave us escort to our site. Sites were wide, level, and long so we didn't have to unhook. Trees, grass, and shade were sparse, but this is an arid part of the world. Ice cream offered in the evening, pancakes in the morning. Minimal road noise at night. Water pressure and quality was good, but power fell below safe levels when everyone pulled in and turned on the a/c in the 90 plus temperature. Nice nearby restaurants and refueling opportunities. We would certainly come back again.
05/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is the first 10 rating I have given and it is well deserved! The Park Staff were absolutely great and treated us like old friends. The park is on the edge of the Chihuahuan Desert and their rainy season doesn’t start until July, so park was dry, but this is arid west Texas. We were in the full hook-up section which even has 49 TV channels! Most sites have shade trees or shelters. We had no cell service until we drove up the mountain to the overlook, but didn’t miss it! About 6 javalinas came out from under the RV one morning as we were sat down to coffee, deer wandered to within 40 feet of us. There are two bird-watching areas set up in the park and we were not disappointed. Lunch at the lodge was excellent! We recommend the nearby McDonald Observatory’s Twilight and Star Parties, and also the botanical garden at the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute southeast of Ft Davis. The park was clean, the staff periodically checked the area, we felt safe, and we loved our stay.
10/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
A small but decent convenience store on-site, hosts very accommodating. Our site not quite level, but noticed that management is leveling the pads and installing patios which will be nice. Most river-side sites were set up for nose-in motorhomes, but will work for back-in trailers if you don't mind snaking your hookups under your trailer to connect on the opposite side. Sewer hookups on both sides; however. Quiet and restful, lots of shady sites, and friendly folks. We are repeat visitors and will certainly come back again.
08/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We are repeat customers. Nice place for an overnight stop. Friendly and accommodating hosts, an escort to our site, clean facilities, and donuts and coffee in the morning. Easy off and on for the Interstate, but that means some noise. We used AC, so no problem. Good electrical power, good water pressure, no problems with Wi-Fi. Could be a few more trees, but this is an arid part of the world. We'll definitely come back.
07/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Peace and quiet! Most sites have large trees. Bring your hummingbird feeder! Nice room between sites. Grass - good for this part of the world. Good power level and good water pressure. Wi-Fi always worked. Very nice area. We'll certainly come back! We used satellite dish and had no problem getting signal through the trees.
04/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice hosts, and as nice as the pictures indicate. The road in is gravel and a bit tight, and the sign on the highway is hard to see, but otherwise, a nice place to stay and we certainly would come back.
06/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We are repeat visitors here. Nice place to lay over for the night. Very nice staff, and an escort to your site. Easy access off interstate, but that means some traffic noise. Level sites. We ran a/c, so no problem. Water pressure and electric service very adequate even with 100 degree temperature and a/c running. Wi-Fi in office, but not on-site. We'll certainly come back.
06/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Friendly staff welcomed us and provided an escort to our site. Graveled spaces and a bit windy, but we really enjoyed our stay. Very quiet and restful. Beautiful mountain views in all directions! Church service in park on Sunday. We'll certainly come back.
06/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice clean park for our overnight stay. Friendly staff. Easy to find and sufficient space. Some traffic noise, but we were running a/c and was no problem. Water pressure good and electric service very adequate even at 100 degrees and with a/c on.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very friendly and accommodating host. We found the park to be very clean and nice for two overnight stays on our way to and from destination. Some road noise, but as we ran the air conditioner, no problem. Electric service was adequate. Spaces face each other and are a bit tight - our slide ended up about three feet from the neighbor's, but not a problem getting in and out. Office closes early, so reservations are best way to go. We will stay there again.
08/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice hosts! Escort to the site and they help you to get situated. Several sites not level fore and aft (not a real problem), but ours was perfect side to side. Sewer was a bit far and they provide an extension if you need it. Hosts knowledgeable of area attractions and can make some excellent suggestions! Bring your hummingbird feeder! Lots of other birds to watch too! Our AT&T cell phone didn't work until we walked up the hill to the office. No cable, so bring your dish. Some with fixed dishes had problems with trees, but I had portable and had no problem with reception. Location had minimal road noise, just the wind in the trees and the birds. We will come back again.
06/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
One of the best! Very accommodating and friendly hosts with an escort to your site. The area is cool with minimal humidity. Sites are graveled, trees are planted but will take time to grow. We really didn't miss not having shade as there was frost nearly every morning in June! Country quiet in the evening and night. No cable TV, so bring your dish. Very nice church service held at Rec Center on Sunday. The mountains surrounding the park are beautiful. We'll certainly come back!
06/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
Parks appears to be an older but nicer mobile home park that was converted to an RV Park. Accordingly, hook-ups might be a bit unusual necessitating a pull-in/back-out parking at some sites, but really not a problem. Sites are wide, some have trees. Even saw cotton-tailed rabbits in the park! Very accommodating and friendly hosts with escort to the site with care taken to be sure hook-ups are adequate for your rig. Easy access from I-40, but that comes with traffic noise. Since we were running the A/C, was no problem. Electric service was adequate, even with 100 degree temperatures. Good water pressure. Limo from Big Tex Steakhouse a few blocks away will pick you up in the park free. Coffee and donuts in the morning at the office! A good overnight stay!
06/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a small "mom and pop"-type park which we have been coming to for years. It's on the side of a hill and a few spaces may be difficult to back a heavy trailer into if you don't have four-wheel-drive; however, we've never seen anyone not be able to get into one. Some spaces are short and some are long, so its best to coordinate with the owners before you get there. We've never found anyone in the office, but check-in procedures are clear. They don't take credit cards but will accept checks. This is the only park in the town - we've stayed in some of the other parks nearby, but we think this one is the best. This is not a major park with lots of amenities, but if you like cool (9000 feet elevation), quiet surroundings in a simple but beautiful setting, this is it.
06/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
We were here just for an over-night stay. This is an adequate park; however, we didn't particularly like the face-to-face pull-through sites. We arrived about 7:00 PM and the office was closed, so had to use the night registration without provision for Good Sam discount. Sites were level and long enough so that we did not have to disconnect. They have good directional signs in town so park is easy to find. Park was clean and quiet. Barbeque grill and nice table were at each site. We would stay here again.
06/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
Friendly and courteous staff checked us in and guided us to our site, making sure we got settled in nicely. We had a back-in site right on the river which was beautiful! The sites were a little close together, but that was more than made up for by being on the river. We enjoyed feeding squirrels and visiting with neighbors. The Kiwanis held a pancake breakfast in the park on Saturday - excellent quality and quantity and nice folks too. Beautiful cottonwood trees gave shade. Easy access to Rocky Mountain National Park and restaurants in Loveland. We certainly would go back again.
06/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
The sites are narrow but this is an adequate place to spend the night. The staff was friendly and courteous. There is a truck stop on one side and the interstate on the other side; however, noise was not excessive. Surfaces in the park were gravel and there was a light coat of dust on the vehicle the next morning. Trees were small, but this is an arid part of the world. We would stay overnight again.
06/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
We spent two nights in the park which we found clean and well-tended. The staff was friendly and courteous. We stayed at the Sagebrush Campground which had very spacious, level, paved sites. Now this is an arid part of the world so you can't expect large trees. No cable, but we got excellent local TV reception from nearby Amarillo. The musical production of TEXAS was quite good and the catered meal beforehand was excellent. We found the dump station clean and working. We would certainly camp here again.
04/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
We've been coming back year after year. The park is well-maintained, quiet, and restful. The staff is friendly and ready to help you and/or assist in directing you to area attractions. They have a nice selection of convenience items in the on-site store. The sites are not quite level, hence the "9" rating, but it doesn't take much to take care of that. Nice shade and right on the beautiful Frio River.
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