Date of Stay: October, 2008
This was the best place in Denver area. It is in a senior mobile home park: quiet, safe (important for Denver area) and well maintained. Friendly hosts and the full timers who live there are a great source of information. Denver does not have other RV alternatives that are worth considering. We were here to visit family and would stay again. No dogs so there was no yipping & no excrement laying around. There are some very slight downsides: no cable tv hook up for RV, no pull throughs, and we had to take lap top into the community room to access Wi-Fi which signal just wasn't strong enough to get to our motorhome. It's Good Sam; they take only personal check or cash. Different: no credit cards. Office hours are limited.
Date of Stay: June, 2008
There are no campgrounds in the Pittsburgh, PA area so we thought we had hit a jackpot when we found the Mt. Top RV campground on Sun Mine Road in Tarentum PA. Well it's through Passport America, so we thought give it a try. The owners (Fran and Ed) are very nice and accommodating. There are hook ups for electricity and water. The place is primitive--up narrow lanes. They host an annual Blue grass festival to which, I understand, over July 4th they will pack in over 100 campers. Some people are rather permanently hooked up there while working in the area. Next to us were full time RV'ers with a big 5th wheel. There is no sewer hook up--the owner pumps the RV out when needed. It rained nearly every night while we were there and we worried about sinking. We could not level in the first spot he suggested, so fortunately he moved us to the next spot which had gravel. There was some gravel on our spot because, we learned later, the last motor home had sunk in the soggy ground. Ed, the handy owner, pulled it out with his tractor. There is no wi-fi. This is a big concern for us--we try to keep in touch on the RV road. We ended up frequenting the local library. Pittsburgh Valley Mills mall is about 7 miles away. I wouldn't be so brave in winter--the muddy roads would be too much! Some RV travelers pulled in and stayed overnight while we were there. It is very quiet and peaceful. It is a step up from parking lots with no cost. Access is not for the faint hearted. There are no shower houses nor public restrooms, so completing this survey was not applicable. The electric and water are the amenities. No store, no ice, no wi-fi. This is our first post to this forum although we have RV'd for many years.
Date of Stay: May, 2008
Easy access in and out. We've stayed here twice, last year and again in May while visitng the Amana colonies. It's a wide open field, though there are small trees planted. When we were there in May, a trailer rally was underway. Although we enjoy animals we do not have any. Even when we did, we did not take them in the RV. However, there were many people who take their small dogs along with them and who allowed them to do their business in the grass, which was near our spot. Although these "pets" were small, I do not want to walk through their waste. There was no concern about this violation against the policy of the RV park by the owners or managers. Probably because the rally had many folks here.
Date of Stay: May, 2008
We stayed here 4 nights over Memorial Day weekend. It is very convenient access from the highway. The owners were cordial. It was relatively quiet. The owners said it was the first Memorial Day in a long time that they were not filled up. Roads in the park are gravel. Wifi access was good most times and cable TV reception adequate. This is not a resort type place but worked well for us. We'd stay there again.