Rate is based on a monthly stay. This may not be the fanciest place but it is perfect for us so it gets a "10." We prefer the basics and not paying for a lot of things we do not use (pool, club rooms, etc.) Pros: Quiet, clean laundry, extremely well cared for grounds (lots of flowers, green grass at each site and along the river front). All utilities worked fine. The owners live on site and are RV'ers themselves (understanding); also have a park host who is very friendly; not a zoo like the places in Joseph! The sites are fairly well spaced to give you a little breathing room; and there is a small grocery store within walking distance. Cons: minor issue with our cable connection but nothing we couldn't work around; a little far if you want to go into Joseph a lot, but we found plenty to do a little closer to the park Interior roads and parking pads are gravel. The roads were easy to negotiate (28 foot fifth wheel). We saw quite a few longer rigs here too. Our site was perfectly level which was pleasant after a long day of driving. We didn't have any problem with dust at all. We will definitely be back! We love this park and the area.
We stayed here in April 2013 (monthly) and for a week in May 2013. We were going to stay again in September but they would not honor the internet price they had advertized. In May, the internet rate was listed as $165/week. In September, it was the same. We were told both times that the rate had JUST increased. We fell for it in May and paid it. We didn't stay there in September because they were aware of the discrepancy in May and didn't fix it. We felt that was deceptive. Too bad, because the place meets our basic needs when we visit relatives in the area several times per year. Pros: quiet, close to Carson City, full time residents are friendly don't have lots of junk spread around their sites. They keep it pretty clean. Cons: no shade, very windy (area in general), staff not knowledgeable about which sites are appropriate for RVs with slides. If you stay here, visually confirm that the site will be ok for your vehicle. Price discrepancy we thought sloppy at best and deceptive at worst. We will not be staying here again.
Rate reflects a discount for a weekly stay. We came for a week and extended our stay because we liked it so much! We were there Labor day weekend and it was pretty packed, but still serene and a nice place to be. Guests were mostly middle aged and better. The interior roads are easy to navigate even for large rigs with a toad. The sites are paved, wide, well spaced, and mostly level. A couple of sites had pavement in need of repair but the vast majority were in excellent condition. The grounds were neat, clean, and safe. They have "panic buttons" around the campground but other than a medical emergency, I can't picture a reason why one would need them. The view is great, typical Eastern Sierras mountain vistas. Laundry room is large and clean. I did not have to wait for machines. The showers are large private bathroom/shower combos. They were pretty clean too. Wi-Fi is available in the main office area. There is a comfortable lounge area there. They charge extra for Wi-Fi at the site, hence a rating of 9 instead of 10. The $2.99 breakfast special at the casino cafe can't be beat. If you are looking for a great burger, drive east on 80 a few miles...Robb exit..."Burger Me" has the absolute BEST burgers! We are looking forward to our next stay at Gold Ranch.
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.
This is not a resort, destination-type RV park. We stay here when visiting family in the area. It meets our basic needs. The roads are gravel and wide enough for large rigs to navigate. Dust is minimal because the gravel is well packed like cement. The parking pads are gravel or gravel and grass. They are mostly level on the North side of the park. There is at least one spot on the south side that is deeply rutted but the host told us about that spot ahead of time. South side of the park is next to beer distribution facility but I can't comment on the noise because I couldn't hear it from the North side of park. They occasionally have car races at the fairgrounds next door. It is loud but over by 10 or 11 pm. We could barely here it with the stereo on medium volume so I consider it a non-issue. It's a city park...I don't expect to listen to the crickets here! The laundry room was fairly clean as were the restrooms. There is some highway noise but that is expected since it is near the freeway. Verizon cell service worked fine. We will stay here again. Rate reflects discount for weekly stay and Escapees discount.