It's too late for me! Turn back and save yourself! Like most campers, I love experiencing nature, but in this town, Mother Nature has expressed her mean streak. Mosquitoes rule this campground! I asked a staff member if it was due to the recent heavy rains and she informed me that it is this way all the time. Being from Florida, I'm no stranger to mosquitoes, but these are really out of control. We've started turning on the fan full blast pointed at the door before exiting the rig, otherwise 5 or 6 make it inside with every door opening. We would have left after day one, but foolishly ordered a package the day before getting here. It arrives today and we are out of here. Grounds are otherwise fine, but nothing special. "Lake" is really a pond covered in algae. On the plus side: internet is good at the lodge, and the staff, bless their hearts, are wonderful.
Rate reflects weekly rate. This is a wonderful campground that is very close to everything. Some of the previous reviews had me wondering if it was too much of a "trailer park" with too many permanent rigs, but we gave it a try and now feel compelled to report that the situation is very different from what it may have been in the past. There were only 6 rigs in the entire campground when we pulled in, and it appears as if 4 of them are visitors who leave their rigs here but only visit occasionally. We've been here 12 days now and aside from the owner, have only seen one person, who is very quiet and appears to be the groundskeeper. Everything is very tidy and clean. The owner is setting up beautiful displays of spring flower beds and the entire setting reminds me of the family-run campgrounds we visited in the south of France. Another pleasant surprise is that it's actually closer to Boone than some of the campgrounds that have a Boone address! Six miles to the famous Mast General Store in the historic section. The setting is also gorgeous, with a little stream on the property and a lovely field across the road with stunning Black Angus cows grazing. Whenever we are in this area, this is the ONLY place we will stay.
This park is in need of many repairs. Heavy snowfall this winter destroyed several buildings including the small grocery store / outpost. We were here over July 4th weekend and the pool was still empty and there was no activity which seemed to hint that it would be open at all this summer. There are no full hook ups, so you have little choice but to use their showers, which were in very poor condition. The second day we were there I reported no hot water and a leaking shower head which remained leaking for the 11 days we were there. It caused the floor to remain wet, even in the toilet areas. There was no hot water. Not ice cold, but barely tepid. I got in the habit of showering at high noon when it was at least warm enough outside to tolerate a cool shower. (The evenings get chilly!) It's unfortunate that TT does not seem able (or willing?) to maintain their parks because this particular one is in a beautiful area. On the positive side, the staff were all very friendly.
Our price was based on a one-week stay. This little park was a perfect find, especially out here where there are mostly National Forest campgrounds with no facilities. You can hear the river from practically any site, and I found most of the sites to be of average to slightly larger than average size, for a private park. The LARGE pet walking area is watered regularly and well maintained - unlike many parks pet areas, there were no stickers or weeds, just soft green grass. The rest of the park is nicely landscaped with beautiful flowers, trees, and our site even had a small herb garden which we were invited to use. On weekends, the owners put out a nice spread with free coffee and pastries, which we found to be a very hospitable gesture. The owners are friendly, helpful and really seem to enjoy having guests and meeting new people. The bathrooms are spotless with plenty of hot water. Excellent Wi-Fi, and our spot was the farthest one from the office. I'd highly recommend this park to anyone staying in the area.
A nearby sign just outside this park indicated that it was 101 degrees the day we arrived. When we walked into the office and gave them our reservation info, they were considerate enough to tell us to go hook up first, so we could get our AC going. The owners and staff all were very helpful and considerate. As a previous reviewer mentioned, the sites are quite small, especially the FHU ones, but if you are here to see the sights rather than spend much time at your site, it's adequate, and each site has a picnic table. They offer river rafting, which we did, and the guides were very knowledgable and showed everyone a good time. There is river access on their property, to wade or relax, but there are no riverfront sites. They also have a mountain biking guide who took me on a great ride directly from the campsite. As other reviewers mentioned, the bathrooms are small, but I found them to be very clean and in fact noticed them being cleaned every day. Plently of hot water, too. No Verizon, but 3-4 miles west, in the town itself, you can pick it up.
This campground is in a beautiful spot, just outside of Brevard. The lovely trails throughout the campground lead to marvelous spots along a little stream, with all kinds of nooks and crannies to relax in, and soak up the peaceful environment. The warm and friendly hosts are what really made this place stand out, and their pride of ownership is pretty clear wherever you look. We spent a week here and loved it.
We found the staff here to be very difficult to deal with as soon as we presented them with a relatively minor problem. When we made our reservation, we were told we had a full hook up site only to learn that we were assigned to a site without sewer. This should have been an easy fix, but it was not. After a lengthy and quite tense discussion, they finally agreed that perhaps there was one spot available that they could reassign us to, and their entire manner made it clear they thought they were doing us a huge favor and that we were causing them a great inconvenience. The spot they gave us was very inferior to most other full hook up spots, several of which remained vacant during our stay so it seems they could have easily given us a better spot, but we opted to just make do rather than deal with their very unpleasant manner any further. During our stay, we observed several other campers with varying complaints, trying to resolve issues with equal difficulty. We did not stay as long as original planned, and instead moved on. I would not recommend this place.
We were planning to stay at the "other" Sedona park since it seemed to have more amenities, in spite of several reviews that had negative comments about the management. When I phoned to make the reservation, I understood very quickly what they meant, and opted for this park instead. It may be the humbler of the two, but in my book, friendly helpful service goes a very long way, and the staff here was great. Walking distance to several restaurants, hiking & mountain bike trails, and only a mile or two from town. We had no problem with the water pressure as mentioned by previous reviewer, so perhaps it was a temporary situation. We were in a 28' trailer, and had no problem maneuvering into the site, as it was a pull-through. I would definitely stay here again.
Be sure you're aware that no dogs are allowed here! Several campers were turned away at the gate. Only a small number of sites have electric, and that loop does not have restrooms, only a porta-potty. The restrooms are about 10-15 blocks away, in the larger, non-electric loop. Also a bit uncommon is that the electric sites do not have water hookups. Other than that, it was a pleasant park to spend a few days in.
The biggest problem we noticed was the flies. Due to the dairy farm next door, they were abundant. We were told at the gate that they were especially bad that day and were advised to choose a spot in the farthest corner from the dairy, which would be sites from 400's to 500's. To be fair, it was much better on that side, and there was also no manure odor on that side, which others mentioned was a problem. On the plus side, the pool was refreshing and clean, as was the jacuzzi.
I was pleasantly surprised to find such a charming, tidy park right in the middle of the city. The staff was efficient and courteous, and one was especially pleasant. Very well landscaped, with beautiful trees and plenty of green grass. Bathrooms were spotless, and thoroughly cleaned every day. The park felt safe and was relaxing and peaceful. Walking distance to several restaurants. My only complaint is that there is a donut shop only a few blocks away that stays open 24 hours. How much will-power does a guy have to have?