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10/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
The setting for this park is beautiful. It runs along the Guadalupe River. Back-in sites 58-50 have a huge grassy park full of giant trees to their rear: the only thing between you and the river. It's the best dog walking park we've stayed at. The park is full of deer and offers shade for the hotter months. Roads and sites are asphalt and there are cement patios. The park is older and the facilities are clean and nice but show some dating. It has the feel of a good state park but with all the amenities of an RV Resort. Lots of room for Big Rigs and there are some pull-through sites. If it rains you'll get a little dirty but the trees, grass and ambience are worth it. We will gladly stay here again. It's close to Kerrville and all the sights of the Texas Hill Country. It was a lovely surprise to find this park. We have a 45' quad-slide coach and had plenty of room for us and our Jeep.
11/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
If you're reading this, you probably already know what this park is all about. World-Class luxury for motorcoaches only, and a dazzling display of personal wealth, possessions and creature comforts unlike anyplace else. The rental price is off the charts, but the facilities are beyond compare. Everything is done to perfection. Landscaping is gorgeous. Dog walk areas look like lush gardens. Water and fountains abound. Any amenity you can imagine is at your fingertips. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Almost any service or repair can be done at your site: cleaning, technical, etc. The level of individual amenities at your site depends on what you're willing to pay. But every single site is clean, spacious and state-of-the-art. That said, I gave this resort an 8 because many site owners in residence are less than friendly. They seem to tolerate us weekly renters as unavoidable pests. The clatter of traffic inside the resort with workers coming and going is constant during daylight and noisy at night with customized golf carts whizzing by, enroute to the elegant Clubhouse/Bar. We've been RVing and traveling with pets since the 80s. This is the only time and place where another RVer (anonymous) has filed a complaint against us. Management tactfully came to our site and asked us to change our rig set-up. Which (I confess) was in violation of a resort rule. It was a minor thing but really ruined our impression of this place and the kind of people who own properties here. Sadly, we won't be back. We drive a 45' quad-slide coach.
11/2011
rating [ 4/10 ]
This was a waypoint for us traveling into California from Arizona. It's tricky getting to the park coming from the East. The CA Inspection Station is right at the recommended off ramp and trucks pulling out make the turn almost impossible. So go to the next ramp and make a U-turn back onto I-10 East and drive back to the off ramp going eastbound. That puts you right at the park. By now you may have guessed this is a very noisy park if your in a section near the freeway: which is where they put the overnight pull-throughs. The management is very friendly and helpful. The park is older but in decent condition. The park sits right along the Colorado River which is very pretty and on the CA/AZ border. It's a little tight getting into the park but after that, the turns are sufficiently wide and the pull-through sites are long enough for Big Rigs that are towing. We're 45' with 4 slides and had no problem at all. The sites are on grass and sand. The roads are asphalt. Bathrooms are not good: old, dirty and smelly. The water in the shower smelled of sulphur or something dreadful. Had to re-shower later in the coach to get rid of the smell. The park is dog-friendly and has a nice sized, enclosed dog walk. There is a combination of grass, dirt, sand and asphalt to walk on. Lots of folks seem to enjoy living here full-time. Guess they get used to the noise. Will use this park only as an overnight drop when needed.
11/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We wanted to find a place to stay in Benson that wasn't on dirt and gravel and where we wouldn't be kept awake all night by the trains passing close by. We got lucky. Cochise Terrace RV Resort is mainly a snowbird live-in park with long-term rigs and park models. But they have several large pull-through sites on asphalt with middle islands that have the hook-ups and some have shade trees. They are angled so the severe west sun hits along the driver's side: a big plus in Arizona. Everything is clean and very quiet. They are dog-friendly people. The staff is most accommodating and pleasant. They gave us lots of ideas of things to do and see in the area. The location makes easy day trips to Tombstone, Gammon's Gulch, etc. The resort roads are wide and the in and outs easy. It rained hard while we were staying here and the paved sites and roads stayed clean. We'd have been very muddy in some of the dirt and gravel parks. We stayed here in a 45' quad-slide coach towing a Jeep. Whenever we pass this way again we'll be sure to stay in a pull-through at this resort. A very pleasant surprise.
10/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We've stayed at this resort a number of times when passing through Las Cruces. The staff is great and the facilities are spotless and well maintained. Sites are a small pea-gravel that you find in many desert states. Roads are wide and easy to negotiate. We're a 45' quad-slide coach towing a Jeep. We choose sites 176, 178 & 180 because they are very long and wide pull-throughs. These particular sites are a little more expensive and we like them because they are angled so you don't get the west sun: which can be very uncomfortable depending on the time of year. Never been here when the wind didn't blow hard at least for a day or so. When it does you'll get dusty and will find it gets inside the RV no matter how tight you button things up. But that's what happens in the desert. There's close I-10 access and the sleepy little historic town of Mesilla is almost next door. It's a delightful place to visit. We highly recommend this RV Resort when in Las Cruces.
10/2011
rating [ 4/10 ]
This KOA was an overnight-only stop for us. It's an older KOA that the management is upgrading. Parts are still quite old and need service. However, they are very friendly and offer large pull-through sites for the biggest rigs. We're a 45' quad-slide motorhome towing a Jeep. The sites and roads are gravel and dirt and you'll get a little dusty: but this is Texas and expected. There is a nice pond developed to the rear of the park and two dog walks. If you need to stop down in this part of Texas this park is an acceptable waypoint. They have a small cafe in the office area and a cook up a mean breakfast and dinner for guests who wish to dine on-site, or take-out back to their RV. This was a plus for us us because we were exhausted when we pulled in.
10/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
Buckhorn is a great RV Resort. Everything is carefully thought-out and well designed and built. First Class all the way. Lots of room for Big Rigs and easy ins and outs. The roads are wide and paved and the pads are cement with large patios and much space between rigs. There are fountains and streams all around the property and the owners and staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome and assist any way they can. Location is about 5 miles outside Kerrville and right off I-10. There is some freeways noise as the trucks pass, but it's offset by the ambience of the resort. Restrooms, showers and all facilities are spotless and new feeling. This is our favorite places to stay when in the Texas Hill Country. Spent 10 days here this trip and will be back again. We drive a 45' quad-slide motorhome and we had tons of room for the rig and our Jeep. Fredericksburg and Luckenbach were fun side trips.
08/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
The Dell is a small very exclusive motorcoach only resort and many of the sites are privately owned - some of those (and others) are available for rent and the entire park is managed by Hidden Mountain Resorts - Very nice people. The park is gated and most sites are paved and very roomy. You can visit their website and see pictures of the sites that are available for rent. Rental fee depends on how developed the site is. Owner sites have much privacy, pavers, large patios with cooking areas, fountains and stonework. They offer less expensive sites with concrete, grass or gravel pads. Each site has a small storage building, but they are not available to renters. Not all of the private site amenities are available to renters. Check with management. The park has lovely ponds, extensive manicured landscaping and is beautiful. They are dog friendly and management can tell you of other places in Hidden Mountain where you can walk your dog. The Dell is not far from the main road that runs to Gatlinburg (10 minute drive weekdays-longer on weekends and holidays.) It's very quiet and away from the chaos of Pigeon Forge, yet close enough for access to all. It's very near to Apple Valley Farm for dining and shopping. Two caveats: there is little shade, and the sites are subject to a very hot west sun in the afternoons. We stayed for a couple of weeks in Aug/Sept. and ran the AC round the clock. Also, there are no restrooms, showers, or laundry on the property. You must be self-contained and use your own facilities. That said, we really enjoyed this peaceful and charming park and will stay here whenever we are in East Tennessee.
09/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Very nice KOA midway between Nashville and Chattanooga. Easy in/out sites and close to freeway. Not a large park but in very good condition, and there are large grassy areas and a dog walk for your furry companions. We stayed in a premium big rig site (more expensive) that was paved, level, had patio with table and chairs and easily fit our 45' coach & toad. There is some road noise because the park is located very close to the interstate. We stayed 3 nights and took the short drive to the delightful town of Lynchburg, TN - home of Jack Daniel's Distillery (which is walking distance from town square.) There are many other places to visit in this area. If you're going into a state park or historic site for a long warm-weather walk, take some bug repellent. We forgot and regretted it later. This KOA makes a great waypoint or base depending on your plans. We were surprised at how much commerce is located in this and neighboring towns. Wal-Mart is only a couple of minutes away. We would gladly stay here again.
10/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
What a pleasant surprise. Lakeside in Livingston is a great way point when bypassing New Orleans and traveling along I-12. Lakeside is only about 20 miles east of Baton Rouge and an easy on & off the freeway. The park is well laid out and sites are roomy and wide. Pull throughs easily accommodate the biggest of the big. The couple down from us were driving an 80' rig overall - and they fit nicely. There are some live-ins but the park is very clean and well maintained. Everyone seems to take pride in keeping the park uncluttered and clean. All facilities are good and the staff is very friendly and helpful. We were only going to stay one night - extended for three. The park is built around a small lake and there is a paved dog friendly sidewalk by the lake. They also have an enclosed leash-free area for pooches to romp. Recommended whenever you are traveling in this area.
09/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Large park with some lingering interior road damage from 2010 flood in older sections. New patio sites are big rig friendly but pricey. Lots of room to walk your dog and a leash-free enclosed dog area is a nice touch. Close to Nashville and the Opry. Bus and van shuttles to downtown and various tours are available daily, so you can relax and leave the driving to someone else. We've stayed here twice in the last year in a 45' Quad-Slide coach while towing - 65' overall. Pull-throughs in new section were long enough and comfortable in & out. Showers and restrooms are new since flood and very clean. Will always stay here while in Nashville because of the location and amenities.
09/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
It's all been said, and I agree with the previous glowing and positive reviews. Excellent park with wonderful amenities and customer service. Lady in the front office is a joy to work with. Bella Terra has plenty of room and luxury for all big rig coaches. Interior roads and in & outs are well thought out and comfy. Best approach from the north is to take the Foley Beach Expressway to Brinks Willis and turn right. Saves a lot of traffic and stop lights. They are very dog friendly, and there is an excellent grassy leash-free dog park in the corner of the property. They go out of their way to provide interesting and fun things to do and see. This is our first and forever choice when in Gulf Shores. If it's hot and sunny, I'd suggest a site with your patio on the opposite side of the west sun. Makes being outside much more pleasant. Thanks Bella Terra.
10/2011
rating [ 1/10 ]
Big mistake. This is not a big rig friendly park. There are only a couple of sites able to accommodate a 45' Quad-Slide coach and toad. We were squeezed into E1 (J1 is big enough) and our front mirror stuck out into the cross lane in front and our toad stuck out into the cross lane in the rear. Just a foot or so, but enough to be worrisome. This is an old KOA that's been taken over by someone else and not improved much or updated. There is a newer section toward the rear that appears to cater to long-term fivers. The park is full of workers and live-ins and every conceivable version of pickup truck. The trucks are parked at various angles up and down the cross roads in the park and that makes getting out of your site extremely difficult without an RV shoehorn. We had to un-hook our toad and back out of our site in the morning and then re-hookup. Not exactly what we had in mind when we reserved a pull-through. It was raining. Yes, rain in Texas. That was the good news. It kept the giant ant beds inactive - including the one right in front of our door. Dog walking is decent here. But we will never stay at this park again and would advise Big Rig people to seek another waypoint. There are several in the Houston area. We made the wrong choice. Getting off I-10 and into this park and especially back onto I-10 is confusing and a little tricky. I had to ask the dumpster truck driver how to get back onto the freeway heading west. Most friendly guy I met in Houston.
09/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a lovely tree-filled RV park in a quiet country setting about 4-5 miles from the freeway, but the roads are good, and there are no gotchas. The park has two small lakes you can easily walk to, and it's a perfect setting to walk your dog. I was surprised that Sherling Lake was able to handle big rigs and that the turns were comfortable. We drive a 45' Quad-Slide coach and tow. This was a one-night stopover, and we asked for a pull-through. They have a few pull-through sites that are very nice and roomy. We stayed in site 39. We loved the spot, but the trade-off was that our satellite was blocked by the trees. Some sites had no such problem. We regretted not being able to stay more nights. it's so peaceful, and the staff is gracious and helpful. Highly recommended in a region where there are not many really good options for RV travelers.
09/2011
rating [ 2/10 ]
Old KOA now privately operated. Very run down and in generally poor condition. Roads are asphalt but full of potholes. Sites are uneven, and some sites make leveling difficult. Turns are tight and the sites need repaving and leveling. We chose a site that was fairly level, and thankfully our auto-leveling was able to do the job after much adjusting. Our mud flap was dragging and our corners were all at very different heights. We watched a couple of other large coaches towing toads have to make a couple of 360 degree round trips to find a spot at their site where they could level. Lots of workers and others living in this park. Restrooms and showers were only adequate. Train noise at night. Close to Home Depot. Biggest problem is ants, ants, and more ants. it's been weeks since we stayed there and we're still trying to get rid of them. We stayed 3 nights in a 45' Quad Slide coach & towing. That was 2 nights too many. I tried all the usual tricks to discourage the ants. No luck. When I told the front office their response was: "Yeah, we have a big ant problem, you can buy some Raid on the store shelf for $6." That should tell you all you need to know. This is not a comfortable big rig park, and we will never use it again. My opinion; if you have no other choice it's a one night stand.
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