This is our first stay in Bluff & we were pleasantly surprised at the way the owners are maintaining the park. Our greeting upon check-in was quite friendly & we will definitely return to this park again. Even though there is no Cable TV per se, there is a repeater here in the park that allows access to seventeen digital TV Channels. The Wi-Fi signal during our stay could have been stronger but the speed was satisfactory & we had no problems with it. The Wi-Fi service is free.
This was not the first time that we have stayed there, but the only reason we do keep coming back is because of family in the immediate area. A city such as Idaho Falls, considering its size & what it has to offer to Rv'rs deserves a much better RV Park than this one. It truly is the best one located close in to town, but their is a real need for improvements around here. When we checked in we were given a 30amp space. After discovering that, we were told by the park staff, when we tried to upgrade to 50amps that we should have reserved one of those spaces at least two weeks in advance. During the hotter weather the power was extremely low, & we had to shut down some of our electrical appliances to compensate for the discrepancy. I'm definitely not satisfied with these conditions but to find a better location you have to go further out ten to fifteen miles. Maybe a miracle will happen before then.
The park continues to improve their services, coupons for use in the winery restaurant, free stay after four visits etc.. But the main thrust of this review is to straighten out the fact that there is no cable TV available, it would be a much better draw if there was plus the addition of Wi-Fi but it hasn't happened. But the nine hole golf course attracts quite a few duffers. The associated winery/restaurant is also a nice feature however breakfast is not on the menu, so to speak.
Very nice park and the winery is a nice touch. However as of this date there is NO Cable TV, as per the office staff. Local TV comes from Las Vegas and Pahrump. Definitely plan to return when in the area.
This is definitely a "Bare Essentials" park, term loosely used. The RV park is out back of the Ramada Inn/Casino in the Motel Parking lot. The power while we were their was at minimum levels and didn't get better until people started leaving in the morning. The grade of the paved area/RV park is quite steep for good run-off when it rains or something. Unfortunately this is the only commercial RV facility in the area although their are two Forest service parks in the area but both are seasonal. The available WI-FI is for the most part not available in the RV area. We will not be returning to this facility again.
The only remark that I have for this park, because it is in a most pictures location, concerns the available Wi-Fi system. Unfortunately Wi-Fi for the resort is only available in the club house/store area which is really unfortunate for an RV Resort such as this.
The amenities of this park are well above what one could wish, although the spaces are a little close together the most outstanding problem with staying here is that the park is directly in the glide path of McCarran Airport. When the prevailing winds are out of the South the noise of the aircraft coming in for a landing is to say the least loud. Some of the aircraft on the glide path to the airport are at about an approximate elevation of three hundred feet while traversing the perimeter of the resort. If you plan on staying you had better like watching commercial aircraft in the process of landing up close. Sorry Rivers Edge, last time here for us.
I noticed while investigating RV Parks in Billings that at least one of the two located on the river was over Forty Dollars per day thinking that just a little bit much we checked into this park instead. Then the wake up call came. This is a nice park don't get me wrong but not for the price listed above, and never again. This affiliation always has been a bit high in price but for Billings, MT. no I'm sorry that's too much.
What a nice little campground this is. It's well kept and has a very nice view of the lakes & countryside east of the park. The husband/wife owners are very friendly. We only stayed here for one night so we can't give any info on what attractions might be in the vicinity but we definitely won't hesitate to stay here again. For the kids traveling with you there is a playground.
The park is in itself nice, definitely quiet with easy access to the town of Iron Mountain and surrounding cities. The WiFi is FREE, however while we were here it tended to go up and down with extreme regularity.
A nice place to set down for a while, it's quiet & right on the Mississippi River. Ask for a water front site if your willing to pay the extra money (6.00) for it. The WIFI signal needs a bit of attention paid to it, we were in space #74 & even with my outdoor antenna the signal strength was nominal to poor. Aside from that we have no problems with returning again.
After reading the first two reviews above I must admit that this park does have a lot to offer. I found nothing wrong with either one. That's the up-side. Now for the down-side. The cost of using the washing machines in the laundry is $2.00 per load. The cost of user time on the extremely slow WI-FI system is $50.00/mo.,$25.00/wk., $15.00/day, & for $4.95 you can have it for 2 hours. These are undoubtedly the most expensive rates that I have ever run into in fifteen years of full timing. However I've got to admit that WI-FI hasn't been around all that time. The park is nice but with the rates that are charged for amenities here I don't think I'll be giving it my business in the near future. Maybe the rates are so high because there isn't any competition around . At least none that I've been able to come up with.
This park needs an update for facilities available anyway. The WI-FI is free. We stayed here over a weekend. On Friday evening the signal began to degrade & then all but disappear. On Saturday we inquired in the office about it & were told by the office staff that the person who takes care of the system does not work weekends. Monday came & still no relief. Finally on Tuesday it came back up but only marginally. The interior roads are a bit narrow. Long fifth wheels might have some backing in problems. Our motorhome made it in but only after pulling onto someone space to do so. Lots of trees, satellite reception could be a problem. Power levels fluctuated quite a bit. I almost forgot the train tracks on the south side of the park. Train traffic is fairly heavy during the day, but during the time we were there only one train after hours. Nice big lake if you boat or fish.
We camped at this location for 2 nights, the park overall is in very good shape. The WI-FI was down at the time & we didn't get the impression that their was much of a hurry to get it back up. When it is up it is free. Their have been complaints about narrow spaces. The entrance to the sites are a bit narrow but the spaces themselves are quite sufficient. I backed into our space with a 38' motorhome without any problems. Would we stay their again? Yes. Only hopefully if & when we do they have the WI-FI up & working again.
We spent 2 months in this location this year. The site pad paving project has been put on hold temporarily due some legal issues. as usual our stay was quite pleasant but we'll be much happier when the paving project is complete.
The owner of the resort has discontinued the Western Horizons affiliation & is in the process of making this a members only park in the Ocean Canyon Properties System. Although we have been told that at the present time he has agreed to maintain a certain number of sites for Western Horizons members. How long this will continue is your guess as well as mine. I think it would be advisable to call WH first before coming by the resort. The rate we paid is WH fees & covers not only 50 amp service ($1.00) per day but a daily WI-FI charge ($2.00). This is inexpensive enough as it is but we have not heard what the new fees will be for WH members in the future if in fact their will be.
All of the reviews posted are not the problem here, the problem lies in the city (town) that is given as it's (the parks) location. The location listed is Sutton, WV. but, the actual location is up the freeway a short distance in the town of Flatwood, WV. I don't understand how the location name mistake came about but the real location should be changed. As reference please see the Trailer Life 2009 Campground directory, page 1330, center page under "Flatwoods."