Emerald Coast has everything an RVer needs. Water pressure and quality was good. Electrical connection worked well and the cable TV connection was top notch. WiFi, an extra charge, was spotty. We used a Verizon MiFi if we really needed to connect. Sewer hook-ups were challenging as the connection was surround by concrete and depressed several inches which prevented us from using a screw-on connection. Therefore, we had to use a donut to connect. The pads were level and and plenty large enough for sitting outside in the sun without being on grass or dirt. Some trees for shade but not too many trees that might drop stuff on the RV. Laundry facility was good but expensive. The camp staff could not have been more helpful. Just give them a call and they're right there. Often however, they are around and can be flagged down for help. There are two swimming pools and a spa. Because of the cold weather this winter, one pool was closed but the one near the club house was well heated and working fine. The heated spa was a nice touch on cool days. The only real downside was many of the businesses in the Panama City Beach (PCB) area were closed from early January to mid-February. However, there is great sightseeing west PCB near Rosemary Beach and Seaside. One suggestion we'd make: resort management should put together an information packet of the PCB area. A map and a list of shopping and attractions in the area. It took us several days to figure things out and we would have liked to have spent our time exploring and shopping rather then trying to get an idea of where everything was, and how the roads are laid out. We would return now that we have an idea of where things are. Rates reflect a monthly rate.
WOW is the only word to describe this Motorcoach Resort. It doesn't get much better then this. Excellent Class A only facility and extremely helpful staff. This is mainly a retirement type resort with no play ground for kids. There is excellent dining in the area and lots of top notch places to play golf. Sight seeing is outstanding rather driving north on M-119 to Cross Village through the Tunnel of Trees or making a day trip to Mackinac Island. Shopping in the area is also excellent. Hearthside has all the facilities that a million dollars coach owner (and there several in the resort) would want. In short, if you own a Calls A motor coach, this is a must stay in Michigan. Be warned, this resort will make you want to stay all summer and not leave until the frost hits.
Very nice camp ground. Lots of family activities and a nice play ground. We had a pull-through site which was fairly level and had a cement patio with a gravel parking area. The roads are dirt but well maintained. The cable TV hookup was excellent and the WiFi was good, not fast but okay for our needs. The park has completed several updates and they showed. At the time we were there, in the middle of the week, the park was about 1/3 full. The staff was helpful and friendly. Our coach is mid-sized and anything over 38-40 feet long may have trouble making some of the turns. Ours (35ft.) was okay with even with pulling a tow. The only real negative for some would be the park is next to a railroad track. We had our 4 years old grandson with us and he loved watching the trains go bye. Trains pass 2 to 3 times a day and are on the short side so we did not find them a bother. If in the area we would stay here again.
This a is a very nice RV resort that is slowly being developed. The site are level and have plenty of room for outside activities around the RV. The sites are well spaced so one feels like they have their own quiet camp ground. The only drawback is the lack of cell phone service in this area of Michigan and cable TV is not available. Local broadcast stations are limited so plan on using a satellite system of some type is TV is important. The resort is split into 2 sections one is Class A only and another section, which is well away from the Class A section, that is more like a state park and open to all types of camping. This park is close to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore and Glen Arbor. Leelanau County has plenty to do from great beaches, shopping, and scenic drives. We'll be back.
We stayed here twice last summer and found the resort to be all we would ever want. Friendly people and helpful staff. This resort is close to Traverse City and it's easy to find things to do within a short drive. There's sailing on the bay, golf, shopping, sight seeing of all kinds and plenty of places to eat. The resort has Class A only sections and 5th-wheel and Class A combined sections. If you have a tow dolly they will transport it to the storage area for you and return it when you are ready to leave. We will be back again soon!
Great resort for a short or long stay. The resort is on the Muskegon river and boating is easily available. There's not much that a camper would want that is not available. The resort is open to most types of motor homes, 5th wheels and trailer but no tents or pop-ups. Stanwood is a rural area so there is not much else close by. There is golf, some shopping and a few places to eat within 10 miles. This resort is well worth a stay. Some people stay the whole summer.