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08/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
The price reflects a monthly rate, but when you add electricity because of the heat (air conditioning, you know), it goes up quite a bit ($243 for a month). We liked the location--close to shops and restaurants. It was also close to Lake Travis, which generated a lot of weekend traffic (but we are not into water sports). The employees could have been friendlier (often when you walk into the office they ignore you and trying to get information out of some of them is like a comedy routine); but some (like the guy watering the trees) are very friendly. They had a lot of rules, but did not enforce them consistently (like the rules only applied to some people). Since they charged for the Wi-Fi, I did not use it. We might stay here again because of the location, but might not because of the park itself.
07/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
We enjoyed our stay at the park. I would give it a 7 based on the park amenities, but the location moved it up to an 8. Less than a mile to downtown Fredericksburg, and close to a lot of shops and restaurants. The drought has taken its toll on the grass in the park, but they keep up as best they can with the grounds. Initial check-in was rocky (was ready to leave right then), but the next day I talked to the owner's son and he smoothed things over (so, when you encounter the rude workers, wait for another one because only a few are that way). The Wi-Fi kicks you off if you hit a certain limit (but they will work with you if it becomes a problem, so mention it in the office). We will stay here again when we return to Fredericksburg. Oh, yeah, don't miss the hamburgers at the mini-golf place next door (homemade buns).
06/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
We always enjoy our stays here. Since it was the off season, there were no dinners, but the Saturday breakfast was still offered. They are also doing improvements during this slow season, so some sites will have even nicer views when they are done (unfortunately, they executed the serpent). We were in the row right behind the club house, which seems to be a bad spot for Wi-Fi (the point the furthest from all the sources); and the Wi-Fi is important if your air card is from Verizon. As usual the staff were excellent and helpful. We will stay here again.
06/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
As an ownership park you will have different experiences depending on the specific owner you are dealing with. Each lot is an RV super site with "coach house" (12x20) finished at various levels (from storage to equivalent of an efficiency apartment). The amenities for the village are the same for all (clubhouse, pools, exercise room, billiards, space for organic garden, citrus trees, wood shop, etc.). A great place to stay in the Rio Grande Valley.
12/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
As others have said, this is a great over-night park. The Roadrunner cafe was very good again, but the staff shortage means they are closed on Monday morning (so we missed their breakfast). Just a note, if the Roadrunner closes, we'll stay elsewhere; the convenience of the cafe is what brings us here. The wi-fi was extremely slow (so slow I could not get into my work site), but the Verizon air card worked well. My opinion--offering poor quality wi-fi is worse than not offering it. I wasted a lot of time and was frustrated because I tried theirs first.
12/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
As usual we enjoyed our stay at Hacienda. We are not sure if we like the trade off of lower rates with no breakfast and paper. We enjoyed the breakfast and paper and talking with the other campers. It is a tough call on which is most important--saving money in nightly rate, or saving money on breakfast and paper. Maybe this should not have been an "either/or" question--what if they did like other parks and just provide the cheap pre-packaged pastries and a couple of papers? That way people still gather and visit, but the park saves money and can lower the rates. Just a thought. As usual we enjoyed the area (La Mesilla), and even ran into Laura Bush who was shopping there at the same time we were. The discount program with merchants is great, and the wi-fi worked very well. We'll be back.
12/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
We've been staying here a few years now, and since the new manager took over 1.5 years ago we have seen many improvements. We prefer this campground because it is in the city, so convenient to everything in Albuquerque (also, the bus routes nearby make it even more convenient--for example, you can take the bus to the RailRunner to ride to Santa Fe). There are improvements each time we stay, but the one that we were most impressed by was that we were treated well because we were return customers. It is nice to feel appreciated. We will stay here again.
12/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
It is hard to beat a rate of $15 per night--this was the off-season; and it was the off-season (us and one long-term resident were it). The restrooms were very nice, and the sites were level. However, remember it is native vegetation (so no grass). If you are staying here for the casino, it is a nice location, but we were disappointed in the information they had available about the Cultural Center and Pueblo tours. Also, they discontinued their shuttle so you walk to the hotel, casino, and cultural center (the hotel and casino are a short walk). Also, no information provided to us about wi-fi, cable, hotel amenities, etc. We also had to ask to speak to a manager to get a "late check-out" so we could take the Pueblo tour. It is unlikely we will stay again because we have now seen the tour and are not gamblers. However, the hotel restaurant had an excellent buffet for $7.99.
12/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We chose the park as a halfway point between Las Vegas and Albuquerque. It is an excellent stopping point for an overnight stay, and if you have never seen the meteor crater it is just down the road. There is some grass in a few areas in the park. The free coffee was nice. The Wi-Fi worked fairly well (strength was okay, speed a little slow).
12/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
What can I say except this is a premier luxury resort. While I gave it a 10, there were some issues: They advertise free Wi-Fi in their brochure, but said they charge "guests" (non-owners) $5.00 per day (there is a $20/week rate). They advertise a restaurant on-site, but it is not open, and there were less activities here than in other luxury resorts I've stayed at. Also, while I found the "guests" as friendly as any other park, very few of the owners were friendly at all. It was difficult to find a table to sit at when attending an event because owners would only allow other owners to sit with them. Also, there is no shuttle or easy transportation to the strip (1 hour by public bus, or 10 minutes by cab). Also, some other "cutbacks" are apparent (no heat in 2 of the pools, broken door on restrooms, etc.) and if allowed to escalate, could lower the ratings.
11/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
A good overnight spot. We were surprised by the bathrooms: obviously had just been remodeled, so were very nice. The park is not near the "busy part" of Cedar City. We mentioned we wanted to walk to get some food, and the staff told us about the closest place. Unfortunately, it was closed on Sunday which is a pain when you are walking. We were not told that most places nearby were closed on Sundays and that the places open were further away. As travelers we have to rely on the staff of the campground to let us know what is in the area. The staff lowered the rating. We might stay here again, but would look at other options.
10/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
I would say that this park was more of a 7, but the location earned it an 8. We enjoyed the Good Sam discount, even for a weekly rate (it kept the price in line with the amenities). Also, we are giving them the benefit of the doubt: we had problems with the Wi-Fi (and Tengo's customer service was poor), the cable TV, and the water. The cable and water were due to switching companies and maintenance, so I do not think they are normal occurrences; however, the Wi-Fi issue seemed common (other guests complained that it "came and went") and our experience with Tengo is that there are normally problems. We enjoyed the shuttle to Temple Square, and that the KOA is on a bus route for those times after the shuttle is not running or to go to other locations. The laundry and restrooms/showers could use work (for example, in one shower stall all of the hooks had been pulled off the wall). The laundry is at the front of the park, so while a good size facility is a bit inconvenient (the large dryers that start with a quarter are great, though). We did see some high-speed traffic from the permanent folks, but not much. Most of the long-term RVs seemed in good shape, there was one in the short-term area that seemed to have more caution tape and tarp than fiberglass. The part of town was not the best, but we felt comfortable here. If you stay here, Temple Square is a must see (the most popular tourist destination in SLC) and the Choir rehearsal is excellent. We would stay here again.
10/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We were here for a week and enjoyed our stay. Was not able to use the Wi-Fi, so had to rely on my air card, which worked well. The staff were friendly and helpful (great directions and knew the area). The paper during the week and coffee in the office was nice; the cookies were great while they lasted. While it never impacted us, the double-stacking of the pull-throughs was interesting on the busy days. The sites were close together, but not too bad. It appears that ownership has changed, so not sure what type of changes that will bring. Maybe that is why the cookies ran out? We would stay here again if in Pocatello; very close to the University, so convenient to shops and restaurants.
10/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
An excellent resort. We do not give a 10 when we park on gravel, but this park was close. The sites were large, with cement patios, tables, and they were easy to get into and out of. It is a bit out of town, and there is not much to do in Caldwell, but Nampa and Boise are close by. We enjoyed the brunch on Saturday, and the clubhouse facilities were excellent. We also enjoyed the free coffee and pastries each morning. Everyone was friendly. More barking dogs than we normally see, but not at night. We would stay here again. The wi-fi worked some days, but not able to use it on others.
10/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park is in a beautiful location--it is like Idaho's version of Lake Tahoe. The town was close by (short drive), with lots of shops and restaurants (and the best Paul's Market we've seen). We would definitely stay here again. Some of the wi-fi transponders did not work, but some worked well. We were close enough to the lodge to get the signal. We enjoyed getting to choose our site (it was a bit slow). The park is newly taken over by Premier Resorts, so they are making improvements.
10/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We enjoyed our stay at this park, and would most likely call it a 9.5, but not quite a 10. We enjoyed the pull-in site that overlooked Granite Lake so we could watch the fisherman (the salmon were running). The continental breakfast was good, and we enjoyed having the paper delivered each morning (except Sunday). The only things that caused us to drop the score was the laundry facilities were a little old, and they seemed to water a lot (the grass was always wet and mushrooms growing; but they picked up the grass). The wi-fi worked well. There was no exercise equipment available, but a nice walking trail along side the resort. It was also within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, and Hays Produce (a great store to visit). We would definitely stay here again.
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
While the park was very well maintained and a nice place to stay, there were 2 things that lowered the rating. First, the sewer at my site was sticking up so high above the ground it was difficult to dump. Second, the nice grassy areas and dog area caused problems because they did not pick up the grass when they mowed. My wife says there is nothing worse than trying to clean the grass trimmings off the dog. While the sites were back-to-back, the grassy area between you and the neighbor was large enough you did not feel crowded on the front side of the RV. There was a fruit stand at the end of the road and plenty to do close by, especially if you like to golf. Our neighbor and us had the same odd issue, though. At night the satellite signal (DirectTV) seemed to fade and you lost some channels. (We've never seen this before). We would stay here again, especially if we can get a site with a lower sewer connection.
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This was a tough park to review. The first thing to mention is that I always lower the rating when the sewer is up hill from the RV. It is a bit difficult to dump uphill. The good news is the location. Gig Jarbor is within walking distance, and even more shopping is a short drive. The ferry to Seattle is in Bremerton. This is a great location to explore the peninsula and the staff are helpful and friendly. Our site was level, but the park is on a steep hill, so it was tight pulling in and out and you really shake things loose. The trees ensured no satellite reception, and the cable left a lot to be desired. But all the other things to do in the area keep even the full-timers from missing their TV. We also appreciated the set time to clean the restrooms. It is also nice to have a decent price for the laundry. We would stay here again when visiting the area, but might look around for an alternative if we want to stay longer.
09/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We were here 5 days, and I have to say that this campground has potential (could be a 9 or 10), but they do not seem to take it seriously. The campground is new, but the restrooms/showers (we like the "family style" shower/restrooms) look as if they are very old because they look dirty and not well maintained. Maybe having only 3 for a park this size has caused this. If they ever get grass growing on the sites, it will be nice. Also, cable TV can help. (Not their fault: still waiting for the cable company to provide it). The Wi-Fi worked very well (strong signal, and fast: but few people here at the time). There are many things to do if you were here with a group, but no activities for individuals to join in. Maybe during peak times it would be better. The hot tub was broken, but the saunas were available. Watch your bill: they charged us a one day deposit, but then charged for all 5 days when we arrived (so, an extra day). When I pointed it out, they corrected it with no hassle. I read about being escorted to the site, that did not happen during our stay. We also saw sites with old dog waste and trash on them (ours had trash when we arrived). The top resorts tend to clean a site when people leave rather than just hope they did not leave a mess. A good location to visit Mt. St. Helen's and some smaller communities around (good hunting and fishing, I assume). If they decide to make the service match the amenities, and decide to seriously keep up the park, this could be a top resort. It just felt like they were willing to let it "get by." While the trains were noisy and frequent, they did not bother us (except a couple of times the whistle did give us a start). For the price and location, they need to realize they are going to have to offer top service to justify it.
09/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We enjoyed our stay. They encouraged us to use our own Wi-Fi if we had it (Verizon worked well); which I did not mind (unlimited plan), and I'm tired of RV parks blaming personal hot spots for problems with the park system. Everything was great: the exercise equipment, game room, location, showers, laundry (nice to see affordable rates for laundry), etc. A great location while in Salem, and it was close to the fair. Our only complaint is that the grass seemed to always be wet (maybe they over-water a bit). We will stay here again.
08/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
I'm not sure what I can add to the other posts. This was an excellent park with indoor pool, exercise room, nice sites, friendly staff, "family style" showers (whole bathroom for each) etc., with plenty of places to sit and drink the free coffee each morning. The shuttle would take you into Canyonville as well as to the casino (nice Health Food store in Canyonville). People mentioned that the Wi-Fi worked. That is true, but in the afternoon and evening it was too slow for anyone who works on the internet (but the Verizon Air Card worked well). Also, the casino was an easy walk, and the restaurant in the truck stop had the best blackberry cobbler I've ever had. We will stay here again. There is only one negative to mention: the sewer setup. They were in the middle of the yard (the neighbors sewer into our sitting area), and no way to make "air tight" (no threading and too small for the donut you can buy); so, when the neighbor dumps their tanks, go inside.
08/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here for 2 months. Since I gave the park an 8, I'll cover the high points first: Beautifully landscaped park where every site has a view of the water (river, ocean or harbor). The waterfront sites on the harbor side allow you to pull in (not back-in), but the sites on the river side are back-in). Within walking distance of Winchester Bay, with many restaurants and shops. Lots of activities going on with the dunes so close. It will most likely be windy. The staff were very friendly. The negatives: no way to adjust shower water temp (was normally too hot for me) and the "timer" was less than 1 minute in the men shower. The dryer was expensive and only ran 30 minutes (not enough time for a normal load of clothes, so you would have to pay for another 30 minutes). No adult area, so it was sometimes dangerous to walk your dog on the sidewalk because of the large number of children racing on the sidewalks on their bicycles. While tents were not allowed alone, you could have a tent on the site with an RV. The Wi-Fi was spotty--very slow the few times I could use it, and I got so many error messages telling me the provider would not respond, that I stopped trying to use it (my Verizon air card worked well). They would not accept mail, which makes it difficult for full-timers. If the location was not so perfect, it would be scored a little lower.
06/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We enjoyed our one-night stay here. The staff was friendly and helpful. It was close to the beach and the river was nice. The sites were long and easy to get into. Gold Beach was an interesting town. We enjoyed the book store and pet store. We would stay here again.
06/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
The staff was friendly, and the location was near lots of restaurants and the coast. There were some issues with sites (they mentioned the one we were on initially had electrical issues; then the next one had flooding issues; finally, they put us on a shorter site that had no issues). Older park, mostly 30 amp hookups, but easy to get in and out. The advertised store (open to the public) was not well stocked. It's a good stopping point near Eureka for a short stay.
06/2010
rating [ 4/10 ]
We stayed here one night. The rate was a water/electric only (no paved site, no cable, no sewer). We were chastised for daring check in early because our "site" was not ready--even though they parked us where the 18 sites around us were empty. Also, instead of letting pull right into an end site, they made us make extra turns (the end sites were empty). The restrooms and shower were not clean (even right after "cleaning hour"). Lots of stuff here for kids, and seeing the peacock walking past the RV first thing in the morning was fun. A tour of San Francisco leaves from the KOA. We would most likely stay somewhere else. The Wi-Fi was too slow for downloads, but okay for e-mail (Verizon Air Card worked well).
06/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here one night and enjoyed seeing the Redwoods (a great location for exploring them). The restrooms near us were closed. The sites were nice. The people in the office were unaware of the construction in the campground (a hole in the road, closed road, sites not accessible), so they put us on a site we could not get to. They upgraded us to a premium site for no extra charge. The laundry was quite expensive, but the doggy wash area was a nice touch. We would stay here again when exploring the Redwoods (one of the few parks in the area larger rigs can fit comfortably). The Wi-Fi was very good, but the AT&T signal was really poor.
06/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
We only spent one night here. It was a beautiful park--clean, wide streets, level sites, and friendly staff. The price included $2/night for the dog--and even with the charge, the dog area was only gravel. But, no ridiculous rule about dogs only allowed to wet in the dog run. The cafe was only open on weekends. The Wi-Fi worked well. We would definitely stay here again. Good location if you want to explore Santa Clara county wine country.
06/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We spent 4 days here. The rate included $3/night for our small dog. This was a first for us (being charged for a dog). We thought--good, if they charge for the dog, they will provide a nice dog walk; we were wrong (gravel only). Plus a "rule" that your dog is not allowed to wet anywhere but one of the 2 dog runs--yeah right. I figure I saw 30 dogs, at $3 per day, that is $90 per day that could buy a lot of sod and grass seed. At least they did not enforce that rule--nor a number of the other rules they told me to make sure I read. We enjoyed the wine tastings and the area--they even had a tasting right at the park one evening. We would stay here again since we enjoyed Paso Robles. The Wi-Fi worked very well. The only downside (besides the dog issue) was how tight the park was because of the crowds--all the vehicles (toad cars and tow trucks) were parked along the sides of the roads making it extremely difficult for big rigs to back into their sites. Courtesy of the other campers (using the parking lots while people are pulling in around you) would alleviate this.
05/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We were here for 4 days. Based on ads, we thought we would be closer to Santa Barbara, but were pretty close. We also enjoyed the drive to Solvang while here. Everything was excellent, including the "Market" down the path. The avocado trees were fun: did you know they grew on trees? The Wi-Fi worked well, and the view of the ocean was nice. About a 15-minute walk to the beach. Hiking is available in the Canyon. While they stated no discounts because of the "peak" season, the days we were here the park was fairly empty. It was completely booked over the holiday weekend, though. Would we stay here again? At these prices, we may stay closer to Santa Barbara next time. (If discounts are available we would consider it: even a 10% Good Sam or multi-day discount would sway us. It's the thought that counts). The only thing that prevented a 10 was that the cement part of the site was a bit narrow for an RV with slides.
05/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We spent one night here. The clerk was very friendly and kept us informed about the road closures during our drive (when we called). Make sure you are lined up well upon entering, the entrance is narrow. The view was breathtaking--you could see forever. The Wi-Fi worked fairly well. We did not eat at the "hole enchilada" but it looked like decent fast-food Mexican. We would stay again as we pass through on I-40.
05/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
The manager has done a lot of improvements since we were last here; more plants, upgrades to 50 amp, more "breakers" for less power outages, and more activities. Also, the addition of 2 lodges for those not in an RV. The rate was based on a monthly rate (615 w/tax) and 4 regular days (49/day w/tax). We are not sure the daily price for a "premium" site. There are still issues with the wi-fi (first, you need a code, so if you check in after hours you are out of luck; second, the signal is pretty low--we could not connect inside our RV). We were here 34 days and enjoy the convenient location when in Albuquerque. My wife took the Green Line bus (a block away) to the train station and rode the Rail Runner to Santa Fe for the day ($5 round trip total!!! train and bus).
04/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
A very nice park in a great location and lots of "perks" (breakfast, discounts at local merchants and restaurants, cookies, etc.). The dividers are nice and provide privacy. While the hookups are side-by-side, they seem to keep the site next to you open as much as possible. The Wi-Fi worked well (no problems).
04/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
When considering this park, you have to consider the purpose. As an overnight stop between Kerrville and Las Cruces, it is perfect. The pull-through was long enough we did not unhook the tow vehicle, and we ate at the Roadrunner Cafe (decent food, right amount, good price). Little grass on the sites, but it is West Texas, after all.
04/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
As usual, BLR was excellent. We love that we pull in and face the stream, so it is right outside our front window. The rate is based on 10 days plus electric. The activities (bus trip, meals, movie, etc.) were a lot of fun and the staff was friendly and helpful. The park would be perfect if there was good internet (Verizon is spotty, but we did get a signal, and the park internet is a bit slow and sometimes unable to connect).
01/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here one month, so the rate is based on the monthly rate. The office staff is friendly. We would have given an 8, but they charged for Wi-Fi and tolerated barking dogs (even at 5:30 am). We are dog lovers, but leaving a dog outside barking almost all the time is not a "neighbor-friendly" behavior. The first site they put us on had an excessive slope, so we had to move. The next site worked well. Also, the trees made it difficult to maneuver in some areas (we saw a fifth wheel that was unable to get into their assigned site)--it was VERY tight leaving the first site we were assigned. I would say the word "luxury" should be removed from the name, but it was a nice park with plenty of amenities. Very close to Sea World and near a ton of shopping and restaurants (but the traffic on 1604 is always heavy). Also, only one activity in the park in December (a New Year's Eve pot luck). We would stay here again. The exercise room was nice. They say they have phone service at each site, but it was a service you had to have turned on with the phone company (not "instant").
12/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
This park was excellent. It had the cleanest restrooms that I've seen so far (even cleaner than the Outdoor Resort we stayed at) and the people were terrific (well, a few members of "The Club" could not lower themselves to talk to us, but most were fine). The activities were excellent--including trips on the park's bus. There were many, many opportunities to get together (meals, movies, barbecues, cookouts, etc.). The park was perfectly groomed and maintained--and the holiday decorations were incredible. The only complaint we had was the internet the last week we were there. They improved the system from what was there earlier in the year and the first 2 weeks there we had zero problems--then it went completely out one day and after that there were intermittent issues. They were working with the provider (I overheard a very heated conversation as the owner was talking to the provider) about getting it fixed. We will definitely be back (actually already have reservations)--it is an excellent place to stay while exploring the Hill Country of Texas (and San Antonio is close by)--Kerrville and Fredericksburg also have plenty to keep you busy.
11/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
We spent one night here. First the only downsides--a bit out of town; wi-fi was weak (so weak late that I could not use it anymore and had to switch to my air card); sites a bit unlevel (like a typical KOA; dirt/gravel parking spots). Now the pluses--quiet (even though close to the highway, we did not hear it and we had our windows open all night); the Roadrunner Cafe was very good (great value, nothing fancy, but a good amount of good food at a low price--you have to season it, though); grass at the site; the prickly pear cactus was pretty; everyone was VERY friendly and helpful. We would stay here again.
11/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
What a great park! We were pleasantly surprised and thoroughly enjoyed this park. Everyone was friendly (employees and guests) and the facilities were top notch. Cement pads and a little more room would have earned a 10. The breakfast was very good and historic Mesilla was a lot of fun to visit. We will definitely be back to this park each time we come through (we are already changing some plans to spend more time here).
11/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
Since we are from Albuquerque, we stayed here 7 months (the price was a monthly rate--our last 3 nights cost $130). The only reason we chose this campground is for the convenience (it is the only RV park actually "in town." The manager is very helpful and friendly, as are most of the work-campers. However, there was one couple who were very rude--I heard many, many complaints about them from guests and other help. For some reason, though, they are kept working there and rumor is they will return. When behind the counter this person's answer to any question is "NO" and not nicely either. When I said that I could go to another park I was told to go ahead because there were 15 other RVs waiting for my spot--the place was almost empty, so I'm not sure why they were waiting for MY spot. They have let the park get old and run down, but they keep it up just enough to be functional (corporate KOA). Right before we left they raised the price on dryers from $1 to $1.50 with no increase in time. At 1.50 for washer and 1.50 for dryer, this is not the most expensive we have seen, but it seems expensive for such old machines that are not the best. We will stay here again (again, because of the convenience). Also, do not leave loose stuff outside or it might disappear--we even had another camper take our outdoor rug during a windstorm (sure, it probably blew off our lot--but most campers turn things in rather than keeping them). We also had someone begging for money at 10 pm one night and while we were there motorcycles and bicycles were stolen from other sites. Again, if you can talk to the manager, he will work with you and provide great service. But you have to ask for decent service, it is not automatic (especially if that one couple is there--they would keep us from returning).
05/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
We have been here for one month, the rate is based on the monthly rate. We like being in town, and this is the only campground in Albuquerque that is actually in town. We've had some issues since arriving with things like asking for a site where we can get our satellite TV and being given one of the few sites with a tree blocking the view of the sky and asking if the Wi-Fi is good, and being told it is new and works well. However, the antenna for the Wi-Fi are low, so the other RVs block the signal quite effectively. We could not even get a strong enough signal to connect until we moved closer to the source. My feeling is that they will promise you anything you ask for, but then just put you on any site. We were not allowed to shift sites because all of the other people had reservations. Of course, we also had a reservation, but for some reason did not get what we were promised; a central location in the park, satellite TV, and Wi-Fi. The major problem is that only one person, the manager, can handle issues. No other employee is allowed to address problems and he was not here when I had the issue. The restrooms are a bit worn and old as well. We finally got a site that met our needs after speaking to this manager. Except for one lady in the office, the help was friendly, but they politely kept saying that we were out of luck because everyone else had a reservation. They completely disregarding the fact that our reservation was made months ahead of time and we were promised specific things. Once we got the Wi-Fi signal, it kept dropping me offline. The manager was quite responsive to our complaints (site issues and wi-fi), but he cannot be in the office all the time, and nobody else is allowed to be responsive. We will stay here a few more months (have not found a better alternative), so will see how things go the rest of our time here.
04/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We spent a night here on our way to Albuquerque. The location was good because the west side of town is where all the "chain" restaurants, big mall, and etcetera are located. While I thought the campground was good overall, it highlighted issues in advertising and ratings in the RV guides (i.e. Trailer Life). For example, their ad states "Big Rigs Love Our Sites!" Well, I only have a 38 ft motor home, but (especially with the pick-ups parked in specific locations) found it tight to get in (if I wanted to avoid the low overhang) and make some turns. So, while big rigs can fit, I'm not sure that I would claim that they "love" the park. Also, Trailer Life gave the restrooms a 10*. While they were well-equipped and clean, age has taken its toll and it was the first RV park restroom I've every been in that did not provide some sort of privacy for dressing or undressing to get in or out of the shower. I would never give this type of setup a 10. I only used the wi-fi for a short time, but it worked well for that short period. We would stay here again. My wife also loved the gift shop.
04/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We spent one night here and would stay here again for short stays, but with no wi-fi would likely not stay for any length of time. The staff was very helpful, including providing clear directions for when we arrive and when we leave. The field of fire hydrants for the dogs was cute (we've found that dog-lovers seem to create the friendliest environments in their parks). I really liked how they "phrased" their rules for the park...instead of the typical list of "do not...or get evicted" it was phrased as "your neighbor would appreciate" kinds of statements. Much more welcoming than most lists. The pull-thru was quite long, but narrow. Good satellite reception, but also excellent cable provided.
04/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
The rate was a monthly rate plus electricity. We stayed here 4 weeks. The staff was very friendly and helpful (they even opened before 9 to close out our ticket when we were leaving to pay electric bill). The restrooms were some of the cleanest we have ever seen (but it seemed there was only two of them). The wi-fi was spotty and wasoften not available and dropped you all the time when it was available. The other downside was the white gravel roads. The rock size made it very noisy when cars drove by and the white dust was everywhere. The location is fairly clost to Georgetown and there is a large county park within walking distance. We would stay here again.
03/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
We spent one night here because it was on our route to our next location. We were looking for a comfortable place to spend the night (meaning get some sleep). Between the drag races nearby (with live band and fireworks), the people riding motorcycles in the park, the screaming kids, and all the other activity that happens on a Saturday night, this was not the best place to try and get an early night's sleep. The sites were very close together (not much room between each RV) and so many people were parked on the road instead of on their site it was VERY tight trying to get in and leave. It seemed like a decent park and might be quieter during the week. Most likely would not stay here again. The employees were friendly and helpful. The wi-fi worked very well and was free.
03/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
We spent 6 days here and the rate is based on paying for a week (it was cheaper than paying for 6 days; there are no discounts except for longer stays). The employees were friendly and told us to shift sites if we did not like the one we had been assigned (they must have had a feeling we would not like it...it was small and overgrown, even though there were many open and wider sites and with 4 slides you do not want them in the brush). We enjoyed the seafood restaurants in the area; but they were not as close as implied in the ads. Also, the "newest" park in Biloxi was misleading; this is not a new park and the laundy did not quite seem "beautiful" to me :) We did not have much trouble getting in, but it was tight in some places because of other trailers and vehicles. Also, the wi-fi is "Air DSL" and you have to pay for it, so we chose to stick with our air card. We would consider staying here again, but might look for other options.
02/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
We stayed here 2.5 months. Everything was excellent. Since most of the people here own their lots, it is much more like a neighborhood than a campground. There were many activities in the resort and it is close to shopping, restaurants, shows, ocean, etc. The only gap is no Wi-Fi; amazing that a place of this caliber does not have Wi-Fi. The resort was offering half-price deals while we were there, but the owner we worked with held us to our original agreement. Just a caution for people working with the owners.
03/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
We spent one night here: a good stop after a day of driving because of the convenience to the internet. While the sites will fit a big rig, the road in, entrance, and interior roads are a bit tight for large coaches, but you can make it with little trouble. Not a lot of amenities here, but a level place to park with full hookups. The rating may be a bit harsh, but after 2.5 months in an Outdoor Resorts location, we have a very high view of what a "10" is.
11/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here 2 weeks, and once again enjoyed being so close to the beach that you can hear the ocean and have a nice view. We definitely prefer the sites with concrete pads (they seem to be getting more of these each time). We like the nice laundry and other amenities in the park; but it does get a bit crowded sometimes and the "full-time" or "regulars" seem to feel that you should cater to them (for example they will park in the road and make you wait while they chit-chat).
11/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We enjoyed this park last time, so returned when in the area. It is not as "overgrown" as most KOAs, so we had no problem getting in and parking. We also enjoyed being right on the lake. We love the food in Charleston. This KOA is a little more conducive to "RVers" instead of just campers, but it still does not provide any pads or other nice to haves for full-timers.
12/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
We were here for 2 weeks. We enjoy the park and location because it is on the base where family is stationed. Not much amenities, though. Also, the grounds and restrooms were not as clean as they were when we stayed here a year ago.
12/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Not sure the actual price of the lot since it was part of a vacation package; but it was at least $60. Since it was a Disney park the location was excellent for the park. The short boat ride to Magic Kingdom was very nice. All the activities and close restaurants were nice. As for a campground, it was a bit rustic. It was very difficult to get into the space (very tight fit) and the people working the gate did not know anything about RVs. When I asked if the site was a back-in or pull-through, they did not know what I was talking about. And, even though there was a pull-off for hitching and un-hitching, the person was not aware of it or what it was for. Since you stay here to see Disney, it is a good location; but I wonder why Disney does not see a market for a more "resort-like" section that does not feel as "camping in the woods." Everything was kept very clean, though.
11/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here four weeks. It is on a hill, so has beautiful views, especially with the fall colors. You can even see the Biltmore. While the previous comments about pulling in on a blind curve and having the office on a hill were correct, it was not as tight as some posts made it sound (maybe because we've spend so much time in the Northeast where they are REALLY tight). We did not have to re-exit to get to our site, but 2/3 of the park requires that. The staff was friendly and helpful and very accommodating. The park would score higher, but the restrooms could be a little cleaner (often found them out of paper towels as well) and the sites could have a little more room (and we were told we were in the "larger" sites). The first spot we parked was not able to get the wi-fi (it constantly dropped the connection because the signal was so low), but when we parked near the transponder it worked well. The showers seemed old (difficult to find a temperature) and the laundry facility was not very nice (but the centipedes were fun to watch in the laundry room--NOT). Because of the location (very close to Asheville, Farmer's Market, stores, restaurants, etc.) and the staff, we would most likely stay here again.
10/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
We spent one night at this park. We thought the price was a little high for a dirt pad with no sewer. While we were able to get to the site with the car attached, but it was a little tight with all the trees and curves. There was a little diner (The Pink Cadillac Diner) within walking distance that served typical small-town diner fare. It is rare to find a KOA that is not woodsy and rustic, so we got what we expected. Not likely to stay again. The staff was very friendly, the wi-fi worked for the few minutes I was on, but the cable selection was poor.
10/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
We spent 4 weeks at the campground. We enjoyed the location because it was so close to the battlefields and town (1 mile from downtown). The campground (even though it has "resort" in the title) was a nice campground like a typical KOA with many close trees, narrow roads, and nothing but dirt pads and sites. It is nice if your goal is to get back to nature and see Gettysburg. For full-timers that still work full-time, it was a bit too rustic. They charged for the internet wi-fi ($60 per month) and our neighbor said the signal was poor we were in a "weak spot" according to the office. The laundry facility was expensive, and the water level in the washing machines was so low that you could not get your clothes clean or rinsed and there was no sign warning you about this. When we return to Gettysburg we will look at another park one less "woodsy". We had to unhook the car prior to going to our site because of the narrow roads and sharp turns even though we had a pull-through, our 38 foot motor home could not get there with the car attached.
09/2008
rating [ 3/10 ]
We spent one night here because it was halfway between the Red Apple Campground in Kennebunkport and the Drummer Boy Camping Resort in Gettysburg. It must be the off season...it was almost empty. It looked deserted as we pulled in and we were not sure where to go. So, we stopped and called and someone came out. The restrooms were not at all clean and they charged for the showers (I would not have used them for free because of the way they looked). It seemed expensive for what you got...very "rustic". Also, the easiest way to get there is the Taconic Parkway, which you cannot drive with an RV (so you have to take a much longer, windy route through Hopewell Junction). The manager was knowledgeable and friendly, but doubt that we would stay here again. It seemed like a good place to spend some time camping and fishing, though (the lake looked nice). They did have cable tv at the site.
09/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
We spent 5 weeks at the campground and enjoyed the location. The only thing stopping it from getting a 10 is the space...as with most campgrounds in the northeast, it was designed for smaller units and caters to "camping" vs. RVing. We thought that 7 am was an odd time to close bathrooms for cleaning (and the line outside seemed to support that), but the restrooms were very clean and well-maintained. Having to push the button every 30 seconds to keep the shower going (it was supposed to be 60 seconds) was a bit annoying. The paper each morning and mail delivered to the site were nice touches and the activities that collected money for charity were a lot of fun (we attended a lobster bake and a breakfast). The owner and other staff were helpful and provided great info and directions to all the sites in the area.
08/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
We enjoyed this campground! It is the first one in this part of the country that actually provided some space between the RVs. Everyone working in the park was very friendly and helpful. At check-in the owner helped me get connected when I had problems with my cable. We enjoyed the activities at the resort and all of the nearby things to see (including Stephen King's house) and do. The only complaint that I can come up with is that there is too much grass! We love the grass, but we prefer to have an area where we can put out our mats, chairs, etc. Many sites had a gravel patio area (double-wide RV pad) to give you this space and we were told they are adding more. Ours did not so we tracked in grass because the wet summer caused them to mow quite often. We stayed here 3 weeks and will stay here again! The restaurant at the entrance had a sign posted that they are closing this month.
07/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed at this campground 15 days. We enjoyed our stay very much. The staff was very friendly and helpful--the place was run like a nice hotel; for example, when my wife had problems with a washer, they refunded her money with absolutely no hassle at all and sent someone to look at it right away. The Wi-Fi was $1 per day per computer. The connection was spotty (the connectivity kept going away. When I talked to the manager he willingly refunded my fee and stated that Time Warner Cable was having intermittent outages of their signal). The manager was sincere about it bothering him since he promises Wi-Fi ,and there was nothing he could do to improve it because it was not in his system. The campground's system always had a strong signal--it was just the connectivity issue from the provider. I did not think I would ever give a campground with sites so close together and dirt spaces a 9, but this one was run so well, I feel it deserves it (the attitude of management always make a huge impact on your stay). Maybe it was because the ducks were so much fun to watch! They also had a lot of the Maine State Bird there--the mosquito--so come prepared!
07/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here 2 weeks. I wasn't sure about the attitude at check-in; first, this was the first campground that demanded to see my Good Sam card, and then told me it was expired based on the "member since" date. Also, as I was checking in they made the comment "if you are thinking about staying any longer, we are booked"--maybe I just took it wrong, but I wasn't sure what prompted that since we had pretty specific reservations. However, after that exchange, the staff/owners were excellent the rest of the stay--very friendly and helpful. As others have mentioned, the wi-fi was spotty; strong signal and good speed but often dropped the signal (may be fine if you are only checking mail; but when you work full-time on the computer this can be annoying--and sometimes extremely inconvenient). Also, as full-time RVers that work we are less into the nature and woods and campfires than some. When your front door is only a few feet from your neighbor, it can get a bit crowded and having your neighbor sitting right outside your front window feels cramped. We also had to manuever under a low tree (growing at an interesting angle) to squeeze into the site and the neighbor had to pull all the way forward or we could not pull out forward. You can maneuver with a big rig, but it is tight. The campground would have scored higher if there was something besides dirt on the ground; and since it rained a lot while we were there, there was lots of mud. No grass, gravel, pads, etc.; just dirt (site, space, and trees) because of all the trees. All of the kids seemed to be having a good time, though; again, as full-timers when kids are running through your campsite it makes it feel as if you don't have your own site. Kimball Farms Ice Cream is a must-have while in this area!
06/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We enjoyed this park--it is a beautiful setting and the grounds are well-kept. As full-timers who still work using internet, we would prefer wi-fi service (my Verizon air card worked well) and cable tv when there are too many trees for satellite. We also prefer to use a credit card rather than write checks. We enjoyed the waterfront space--watching the boats on the Mohawk-- and most everyone was very friendly (lots of seasonals/regulars). The showers were satisfactory, but could be cleaner. We stayed here 2 weeks. The spaces were close together, but did not feel too crowded because of the circular layout. We would stay here again.
06/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here 1 week. The Wi-Fi worked well, even though the signal was low because of a building between me and the antenna. They only have 30 amp sites, but we had no problems with the power. The one day it got very hot the power tripped off in the early evening when everyone turned on the air conditioners, but the owner said that they were just waiting for a part to double the capacity in this area of the park. The owners were friendly and helpful and seem to be continually improving the campground; which is 75% seasonal sites. They took credit cards, and we enjoyed having ice cream on the porch at the snack bar each evening. We would stay here again--but make a reservation since there are so few sites that are not seasonal. The park has ponds for fishing and even swimming. They had bingo the first Saturday we were here, and the Saturday we left they were having a potluck and dance. It is a bit of distance from town for our taste, but not too far.
05/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here 3 weeks and enjoyed the area. The owners were very helpful and knew the area well. The sites are a little tight pulling in, but they gave good advice for best approach. The best part of the stay was watching the Amish Buggies and talking to the farmer across the street. We were also invited to an Amish, Mennonite church service and lunch with a family. Even though it is up hill to town and no sidewalk, the walk is nice and lots of shops right there. The Wi-Fi service was very good and we enjoyed the ice-cream social in the park on Memorial Day weekend. Definitely an excellent place to see Amish Country.
01/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
We were here almost 2 months--the "rate" was based on their monthly rate. Since we were here a while, the distance from town was not convenient. Overall the staff was friendly, but some were not (I guess that is expected when you have so many work-campers; there were a lot!--when I wanted to fill up with propane I checked into the office to let them know and they said someone would be right out. I was near the fill tank, but waiting for the person to come out and guide me the remaining 6 feet. I waited 20 minutes and went back in to find out when they would come out--the guy said "I'm not coming out there until you pull all the way into the fill station." Probably just me, but I thought that was not called for.). The monthly rate does not include the free continental breakfast. We have dogs and (natural for New Mexico) there were tons of stickers anywhere they could walk. The sites were level and not too close together. We are full-timers and were not sure how long we planned to stay, but were told that we could not check in without providing a departure date--so we made one up. The wi-fi was free when we arrived, but then they started charging for it. The service was intermittent--it constantly went down and kicked me off line. When we complained to the staff, they commented that it was noise and that was just the way it is with wi-fi. The Thanksgiving potluck in the clubhouse was a nice touch--they provided the turkey! We would stay here again. Even though it was a bit out of town, it seemed to be the nicest park in the area.
12/2007
rating [ 3/10 ]
We spent one night here. The park was very tight (very little room between sites--nervous about putting out the slides). We did not get to use the Wi-Fi because we did not know the password and even though we arrived during office hours there was no staff to be found. Our Verizon air card only picked up the slow access as well. The one thing we liked was that there was a grocery store right across the street and eating places within walking distance. Probably would not stay here again. It looked like a great place to stay if you were getting work done at the dealership next door.
12/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
We spent one night here. They did not take credit cards. The sites felt like plenty of room on each, but since there was only 1 other RV in the whole place it was hard to tell. A great place for a one-night stop along I-40, but not sure about a longer stay. Did not seem that there was much in the area to see. Very close to the highway, so a bit noisy.
05/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
We stayed 2 weeks at this campground. We are full-time RVers and I still work using internet and phone. This is an exceptional campground for "campers" in that it was in a beautiful location with great access to National Forest, stream, etc. As for a full-timer in a bigger rig, though, it was difficult. The sites were not level (we found one we could level on our 4th try). The "Wi-Fi" was horrible--it is the older service that has decent download but extremely slow upload. The cell phone reception (AT&T) was terrible. There was no cable TV and only a few stations accessible by antenna--satellite was no good because of the trees. It was difficult maneuvering my 38-foot motor home inside the park (but possible). As I said, an awesome campground when your goal is to "get away".
10/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
It was a clean and quiet campground right in Santa Fe--walking distance to restaurants and shopping and a bus stop to the Plaza right at the gate. The staff was very helpful and friendly--this was our first stop in our RV after picking it up, and they gave us a bottle of sparkling cider to celebrate. The wi-fi was excellent. The only down side for us was the rule about no dogs on the grass--the non-grass sites were too dirty for the dogs. We were there almost 2 weeks.
12/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
We thoroughly enjoyed a week at this campground watching the barges go up and down the Mississippi River. The staff was exceptionally friendly. This is the only park we have been at that provided free laundry! Plenty of room at each site and right on the river.
12/2007
rating [ 3/10 ]
The restaurant was excellent--best catfish ever! The campground was not so good. While the access is okay for big rigs, the sites are not level (we could not level the coach) and very short. Also, we asked for 50-amp but were initially given a 30-amp. They only accept cash. It was fun for one night and was worth the trip for the catfish (would also be nice if you want to catch your own catfish). Not likely to stay here again. The staff seem to be there to run the restaurant and the RV sites are a distraction.
12/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
We spent one night at this campground. It was fine for one night, but a bit cramped. We were told that our pull-through was long enough to leave the car hooked up, but it was not. We were also told that they had Wi-Fi "at the sites" when we made the reservation. Upon arrival we were then told that it was only available within 30 feet of the building. The staff was not very helpful.
01/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
This was the nicest campground we have ever stayed at--asphalt sites with lots of space in between. We spent 2 weeks here and were only able to stay because of active duty family. The people were friendly and the sites were extremely well maintained. If you are able to stay at military campgrounds, this is excellent. Of course, what comes with any air force base is being near a flight path and noise when jets are practicing. Even though there was no Wi-Fi, the Verizon air card worked very well.
03/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Since we were there in the off-season, we were able to get a monthly rate. We spent 2 months here. We enjoyed our stay and found the staff friendly and helpful. We enjoyed looking out our window at the lake. It was a quiet and friendly campground with plenty of room at each site. We loved the area as well--there were excellent restaurants in Mt. Pleasant as well as in Charleston. While we were there they completely retitled the bathrooms and showers. The rating would be higher if there had been sites that were not dirt and the sewer connection was not so high (hard to dump your tank when the sewer connection is higher than your drain).
04/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
We enjoyed the park, all the amenities, and the beach. Also, the park was close to many restaurants, tourist locations, and RV repair services. Our only complaint was with the Wi-Fi service--it was very poor and when we complained about paying for service that did not work we were told that it was not guaranteed to work inside an RV (seemed odd to offer Wi-Fi in an RV park that does not work in an RV and not to tell you prior to paying). After several days of complaining and calling the service provider and speaking to the park manager finally got a callback from the provider owner and was given a refund. Parks should only get credit for having Wi-Fi if the service actually works.
04/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Enjoyed the stay at the park. Nice to have a self-serve car wash with an RV bay right at the park entrance. Close to town to enjoy the restaurants and attractions. Enjoyed the pet play areas. Needed more than one bath-house; it is a long walk from the back of the park. Our site had recently had work done on it, so there was loose dirt that became very muddy in the rain.
04/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
Overall, a nice park. It was too close to the interstate, so the noise level was high. Also, the drainage was poor, so the rain caused a lot of the campsites to be in the middle of large pools of water. The showers could have been cleaner and a place to park for laundry would be nice. The Wi-Fi was intermittent (continually dropped the signal all day).
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