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07/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
RV Park sits next to a slough with a very nice view across the bay. Tight spots, but will JUST accommodate slide-outs. Clean, well maintained, well lit park with very good security. Some dry camping available in the adjacent parking lot. Indoor pool and spa located at the south end of the hotel. Oregon Blue Laws in effect in the casino. Kids can not even enter the casino area at all. Extremely tight video poker, and even if you win the payouts are puny. Forget a Royal Flush, the payout % and frequency of jackpots at this casino is far, far lower than any Nevada joint. Table games OK. Bars close around 2 am, open about 10 AM, and often have entertainment. Buffet usually weekends only. 24 hr sandwich and snack bar. Nice coffee shop style restaurant with above average food.
06/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a membership resort located right on the Colorado River with a $10 a night policy, one time for prospective new members only. The $10 a night deal means you must attend a 2 hour, super high pressure sales pitch. We've been members since day one and have watched the membership cost sky rocket, but that's another story for someplace else. Mostly 30 AMP sites that brown out to mid 20 AMP in the hot summer months. Many of the 50 AMP sites are now occupied by park owned-then-rented-to-members units, but some are available for extra cost. The 50 AMP sites brown out to 40 AMPS on hot summer days too. Two semi-heated pools and a spa, beer and wine bar with burgers and such and a very well stocked grocery store. Nicely run kids club usually on weekends, and through a few weekdays in the summer months. Nice launch ramp on the Colorado river that usually isn't very busy. Off road riding areas across the Highway, but you may not operate off road vehicles within the park. Miniature golf course, free of course. Also a full size Desert sand and grass 9 hole golf course. It's a very well maintained 9 hole called "Jack Ass Flats Country Club" because of the numerous wild burros that live in the area. Kids call the golf course "Stinky Links" because it's next to the parks sewage lagoon, that is guaranteed to be filled nightly, and brother can you ever smell it from your campsite. Yes, you won't miss that nightly event even if you try. Hardly any security anymore, and seems no one cleans up after their pets. HUGE turnover in Employees, but they are usually good folks. They get a free campsite with paid utilities and a few dollars an hour to work here, so it might be a transient "workforce" that moves on from time to time. But they are mostly always nice and somewhat helpful.
07/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
It's an expensive grab your wallet. Locals camp here and gather around your RV spot and gawk at you. Amazing, ridiculous bizarre Florida ritual. We ignore it, but some other campers take issue with the gawkers. Spaces were designed back in the 1970's so most are a little tricky maneuvering into for larger rigs. Mention you have a big rig when booking and perhaps want an easier maneuvering spot. Kind of a shaded National Park setting. Gone is the cool steam train you could ride to the Magic Kingdom, but the "free" boat from the campground dock that travels across Lake Buena Vista to the Disney world entrance remains. Perhaps you really should consider using it. There are some what convenient bus stops close to most campsites, but few "free" buses: they are crowded and very, very, very slow. The showers and laundries near each "cover leaf entrance" are super clean and in modern condition. Most employees are nice but we encountered a few with nasty New York surly attitudes. Forget renting a golf cart as they are expensive with goofy terms and rules. Most people bring their own. "It's cheaper to buy one then rent one here," one camper told us. He wasn't kidding. Campground is really nice and there is lots and lots to do. You may even consider being like the locals where the RV park is the destination and skip Disney World altogether.
06/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
Nice floating bar with a full whiskey license located on their beach on the Colorado river. Owners are former off-road racing champ. Intermittent restaurant hours, but everything on the menu is excellent. Park is very well maintained and very friendly. Zero tolerance for troublemakers with a forever 86'd policy and long memories. Nice beach, no dogs because you can't reason with dog owners and they won't clean up after their pets. So no dogs, solved that issue. Excellent swimming beach, excellent playground with unique games for the kids, shaded picnic park, RV park setting. Beautiful desert surrounds with excellent off-road toy access.
07/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
Park is almost always sold out, so book early. Near impossible to reach sewer connections. Give that idea up. Goofy that you share your shabby electrical box with your neighbor RV camper. Even if you reserved and paid for 50 amp, chances are your neighbor didn't, then has plugged or will plug into yours, an issue will develop and tempers ignite. Nice discount and reasonable prices to the decent adjacent water and amusement park. Everyone is nice, though some employees are lazy and slow. RV Park office sports an old Commodore 64 wood burning computer, with an ancient museum worthy Univac 2 words per minute quadruplicate sprocket printer, so expect to spend quite some time checking in, even if no one else is in line. Large shaded spots on somewhat level grass. A small very nice stream runs through the South end of the park. We've stayed here several times and always had the electrical box issue or see others going toe to toe over it. Someone looses their temper and they usually get kicked out over it. So you can almost bet on an issue developing if you want and reserve 50 amp.
08/2010
rating [ 3/10 ]
I'd say the other reviews are pretty spot on accurate. Very bad fly and mosquito problem as well. Near airport so you will hear the planes spooling up for take-off. Tall trees, forget your satellite dish from working. Seems this park caters mostly to monthly rate residents. Kind of bizarre grounds and employees, but OK for a layover pull-through 50 AMP spot if you're in route someplace. Definitely not a destination park or for traveling single women unless you like the Stephen King novel kind of atmosphere.
08/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
Improved RV customer check-in service. Used to be indifferent, lazy staff at check-in, but seems like that sour attitude is gone. Shuttles to the strip and downtown are finally somewhat reliable, but still pack cab fare, they may not return to pick you up. They feel real good about that BTW. Pool is just an unheated concrete hole. RV park a big parking lot. Sams Town food quality has dropped a notch, but still a bargain though I've tasted better in the military. They have purchased the Nellis RV park location so they now have more spaces. Park is wide open to the public so if you have security issues, don't call the Sams Town Security, dial 911 for a proper response. Nice casino, but the "Where locals bring their friends" claim is all baloney. Very tight machines. The locals have long ago since abandon this place for the Palms and Station Casinos and they know it.
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Can't go wrong here. Well run, well maintained, nice property. The river is excellent. Occasional food specials from the "Slop Chute" food window that are good quality and reasonable priced. Will most definitely stay here again.
08/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
Just a short walk to town. Very well run, rules strictly and immediately enforced. Sweet as sugar girls at the front desk that have their check-you-in act together. Kids galore, everywhere all day long. No pool. Old School Hardware store with fantastic help and well stocked about 50 steps away from the front office for all your needs. Very convenient to the West Yellowstone gate. A bit pricey, understandable because it's a nice park and they have to make all their revenue in about 3 to 4 months. Can't go wrong here.
08/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
A reservation here is almost essential. Nice folks. Kind of a bootleg-in-a-backyard RV park, but that's OK, it ALL works well. Clean, well maintained, very secure, very local and handy to all. Nice full bar with ALL sports on TV, may open 4PM, may not open at all. Owner is a dead ringer for the late newsman Charles Kuralt in looks and voice, and an NFL fanatic. Worth a visit just to check him out. His wife is sweet as sugar. Short walk to a bakery and a small grocery store, and several other very friendly bars. Most the business including the Whispering Elms, make 90% of their income in about 4 short months, so one can't expect them to re-invest a lot of cash back into the park. So with that in mind, you can't go wrong here. A little tricky driving around the trees and poles to get to your spot, patience and a spotter or the RV park owner will gladly guide you in and out. Large, roomy spots, somewhat level gravel and dirt. Not too far out of whack. So shady you can forget Satellite reception, it's not going to happen. Some motel rooms next to the RV sites, often full of Euro visitors visiting the Great Basin Park. 24 hour, unmanned/self serve gasoline and diesel pumps located about 1/8 mile down the main drag, and also on Hi 50 at the Casino. If you encounter locals, don't reach out to pet their dogs. They will bite you.
08/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
Not bad at all. Pretty good all things considered. Remember this park makes 90% of it's revenue about 4 months out of the year so they don't have a lot of cash flow to re-invest in the property. It's clean, it's always freshly painted and very well maintained. Though perhaps a bit shopworn in spots, we can forgive that. The RV sites have a beautiful view of the Great Basin National Park and a clear shot to the Southern sky for us satellite TV junkies. 24 hour video/slot casino and bar and restaurant and store with basic groceries. Cafe Food is maybe C+ quality at best. Some very good, some just heated out of the can so you make that call. Located along what National Geographic Magazine called the loneliest strip of highway in the USA. They have WiFi which is essential because their is no cell service or other wireless internet service what-so-ever. Slot machines are the tightest we've ever seen anyplace. ATM works maybe from 8AM to perhaps late evening midnight. Only ATM we know of in the entire Baker Nevada area. Employees are always friendly, though sometimes tired from working graveyard and double shifts, so we can forgive that too. Locals do visit the bar and cafe with their dogs, and be warned though friendly, don't reach out to pet their dogs, no matter how canine savvy you may think you are. Ignore the dogs and you'll be fine. You've been warned. The Border Inn won't let you down.
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