Bentsen Palm Village RV Park is located less than 1/2 mile from the state birding park and about 1 mile from a butterfly farm. The review in Feb 2013 wasn't quite accurate as while the site conditions and locations are varied, the pricing is also varied at least the monthly rates. I'm not sure what activities were missed as there were dances, a barbeque, Margarita night, beer tasting, wine tasting, several breakfasts, a few potlucks, music concerts, sewing, horse racing, horse shoes, crafting, quilting, Swedish weaving, and a great wood shop. Every Friday there are two music events for a very reasonable price, usually entertainers from Branson, MO that come to the valley for winter. At least once a week musicians in the park get together for a jam session to which everyone is invited. A vegetable vendor also comes once a week. Sites: there are 4 circles of pull-through sites. The sites in 3 of the circles are asphalt with concrete patios. The 4th circle has concrete pull-throughs and concrete patios. There are also back-in sites that are concrete with concrete patios and what is known as the "super sites". The super sites are back in, double wide concrete with a small "shed" on the site and a large backyard. There are two bath houses and laundries (one at each end of the park). The swimming pool is small for approximately 200 to 250 guests that stay the winter. In previous years the park is full usually by mid-Dec until the end of Feb. BPV won two park awards this year, but an unfortunate end of the season event may cause many previous guests not to return. We won't go into details (which is what soured the guests) but the RV sites in this park are going up for sale. The prices range from the high 20's for back-ins to about 40,000 to 45,000 for the beloved circles and almost $50,000 for the super sites. The circles are enjoyed by many since they become a family within a family. Each circle has an amenity in the center which always makes a great place to meet and greet your neighbors. We have camped at BPV for 2 years for 4+ months in a Class A 40ft. Rate listed is approximate day winter rate based on monthly stays.
Buckhorn Lake Resort is a well kept, clean, and family owned RV park. There are a number of site types. Some of the sites offer a water view which can be anything along the creek that winds through the park. There is a large meeting area which is also used for some meals prepared by the park staff and reasonably priced. The entertainment (usually every 1 or 2 weeks) is pretty expensive. Dinner and the entertainment run around $120 per couple. Breakfast and dinners without entertainment are very reasonably priced. The few meals we've had were absolutely excellent. The park offers occasional bus tours to various destinations around the Hill Country. There are not as many activities as some winter RV parks, but there are many things in the area to do with friends or on your own.
Catherine's Landing is one of the prettiest campgrounds we've stayed in. Our site, as requested, was right next to the river with plenty of shade. The campground is well kept with some construction continuing. A boat ramp and dock are also available with kayaks available for rent. The overall upkeep of the campground shows the dedication of the staff. There's a swimming pool, large under cover area for groups, and many long pull-throughs. The river sites are back-in which is sad since it would be nice to actually look at the river. We camped in Oct. 2012 and stayed for 1 week.
We first stayed at this park in March 2012 and found it very nice and convenient to Galveston. However, we learned the hard way that if you expect that reservations made months in advance should be honored then don't stay here. We made reservations in Aug 2012 for a very special occasion to us in Nov 2012. In early Oct 2012 we were notified that our reservations had been downgraded to a lesser site than what we'd reserved because a large group was coming in. The manager then contended that a new employee had messed up our reservation. When I asked why I the customer should be penalized for a "new employee" error, I was then told that even though we have emails to prove the reservation, he didn't believe we'd even made reservations. Note: he contact US to tell US that our reservations had been downgraded, contended a new employee messed up our reservation - yet we were supposedly lying about having made a reservation! When we then called owner James Henderson to politely complain that our reservation had been confirmed therefore we felt it only fair to honor them, we were told we were "high maintenance, our reservations were cancelled and we were not to come again for 1 year! Seriously? Why would they even dream that we might come back after that treatment?
Extremely attractive park. Well maintained, sealed rock roads, concrete sites with brick patios. Nicely landscaped. There are 3 sections to the park, the back area where we stayed included street lights. Friendly, helpful management. Local newspaper provided every day, making it handy to find out what's going on in the area and learn a bit about the city.
The host is the best part of this park. He's friendly and full of information to share about the area. Sites are asphalt with asphalt roads. View of the South Beach bridge. Sites have night lamps in case you arrive in the dark. Next to a marina with a brewery and restaurant 2 blocks away. Nice walking area. Science Marine Center and Aquarium are also in walking distance and well worth the visit.
Pretty park on grass with gravel roads. A bit difficult to find and when we called for directions, there was a lot of confusion and very little correct information. Crowded entrance if more than one RV coming in at a time. Nice enough people but not knowledgeable. After a long check-in (15-20 minutes) we found our sewer was full. It took 45 minutes before they decided if they could fix it or if they would move us. Very confused about what sites, if any, were open. Sewer finally fixed so we could set up. Fisherman apparently love this area, lots of campers and boaters. Sites are large, plenty of space between. In addition, all the utilities are arranged so that one camper is not looking at the other camper's utilities. Every other RV parks the opposite direction. Picnic tables at every site. This area is VERY remote. Super markets and other conveniences are 20 miles away so stock up before you come.
If you enjoy being stacked in like cord wood, and want to know every time your neighbor passes gas, this is most certainly the campground for you! We were put in a row of RVs where there is not even enough space between them to set out chairs. I could easily reach out my front door and shake the hand of the neighbor next to us on one side. On the other side, the neighbors could see in our windows if we opened the blinds. I find this totally unacceptable while they are charging premium rates. We asked to be moved since there are some sites empty where we would have some space until someone came in. The request has been ignored. We only stay because we have to meet up with someone tomorrow. Then, we are out of here and certainly would never purposely return.
We stayed at the Missoula KOA for 2 days in mid May and again on our way back through about 10 days later. We really enjoyed this campground. As you see the prices were very reasonable due to giving us a Veterans' discount. Management is very nice. The store is well stocked. The campground main roads are asphalt and the sites are gravel. No problems with level sites though we did think it was a little close to make turns into the sites while avoiding the trees. The trees are trimmed but still could cause problems if you misjudge turning into a site. Guess that's the price of shade trees Campground is real close to a small mall: ask for the shortcut instructions! Laundry, showers and baths were well maintained. We would be happy to return if we go that way again.
We were unexpected guests at this campground for 2 days after our RV broke down on a Saturday morning in St. Regis. The owners were very gracious when we showed up being pulled by a tow truck and offered to do all they could to make us comfortable, including drive us to a store if we needed provisions. The campground is beautiful, set in a woodsy setting on a cliff. There are plenty of places to walk, hike or just wander about. There is no cable TV and antennas do not work in this area. Without a satellite dish we watched movies in the evening. The campground has both a book and movie library. In early May the campground store was not well stocked but there is a good sized grocery just a few blocks away down the hill. You won't find much prettier country or nicer, more accommodating management. We did feel it was pretty pricey even with our Good Sam's Discount.
Fairly nice park in an industrial area of Bellingham. Close to shopping. We enjoyed this park, however several of the sites, including ours, were simply not level. Even with all our blocks under the front jacks, we could not get our motor home completely level. Campground has grass, some flowers but little to no shade. We'd made reservations for a week but only stayed 4 days because we had a breakdown. Management was very good about cancelling the reservation when we called and making space when we arrived. Park is clean, sites are gravel. A good hike to well hidden garbage area. Management was friendly, showers, restrooms and laundry were well maintained. Park was quiet with well mannered residents. We would return, but ensure we got a site that could be leveled.
What a nice campground and extremely nice management. Campground roads are gravel, sites are gravel but very level. Many nice shady spots, pull throughs, picnic tables, grass between sites, 2 areas for showers and restrooms. At least one laundry. Small store with essentials. Campgrounds are right off the highway in an industrial area, but the campground is well kept, neat and clean. Sites are nice sized. We thought this campground management went the extra mile to be helpful and friendly.
How this campground got a 4 star rating in Camp USA's book, we can't explain. It has the usual amenities (cable TV, WiFi, the pool was closed on our visit, sewer, playground and 50 amp), but it's bare bones. Old picnic tables, grouchy management, behind grain storage, fuel storage and right next to the railroad tracks. There is a tree at each site but not sufficient to provide shade. The whole campground is dusty gravel with some of the sites not level. At best we'd give them a 2.5 star rating.
No super frills but a nice place to stay. Peter D. is wonderful. A trolley comes by to pick up park residents every hour and takes them downtown and to local attractions. Peter D. provides free tokens. Sites are nicely leveled, campground is gravel and sites are gravel. Not too much space between sites but where possible management spaces out the residences to every other site. Peter D. is very visible and constantly checking restrooms, showers and laundry. We'd return again in a heart beat!