Date of Stay: July, 2008
We stayed in the Pa Co Chu Puk - G loop. I usually resist giving a perfect score, but this area earned it :) The sites have concrete pads and are very level and clean. The sitting area, with a campfire ring, was also concrete. The views are fabulous we enjoyed ourselves a lot, there is a lot to do in the park and surrounding area. It does warm up during the day, but luckily in Colorado it cools off nicely at night. During the 4th of July weekend, we did have 1 night that we felt more comfortable in a lite jacket by the campfire. We were impressed with the thoroughness and quickness of the camp hosts during check-out time. They did a wonderful job! **Things to consider when visiting Ridgway** 1. Bring Mosquito repellant! 2. There are actually 3 camping areas, plus a walk in tent area. Pa Co Chu Puk is the furthest from the lake. 3. The Elk Ridge and Dakota Terraces campground roads are one way. Keep that in mind when reserving your spot because most sites are pull-thru and the hook-ups are on the driver side of your rig. 4. There is a swim beach. 5. There is a lot of fishing in the area, so bring your fishing supplies. 6. The showers are coin operated, with a 4 minute minimum. Count on paying $.25/minute and the showers do not give you a warning when your time is near, they will just turn off when your time is up. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we have already reserved our spot for Labor Day weekend too!
Date of Stay: June, 2008
The site was level, however we were disappointed with this campground. The sites are close together, in a sardine-type configuration. We did not see any children other than our own and the owner's. There seemed to be a lot of long term residents at this campground, in fact the campground shared roads/space with a trailer park (homes, not RV's). We didn't want to sit outside because there were a lot of ants at our site. We did not have a campfire area (some sites did). They advertised a "community campfire" but it did not happen. The bathrooms were clean, but in a converted mobile home (there were only 2 toilets). We love the Buena Vista area so we will continue to search for a better campground, but we will not visit this one again.
Date of Stay: May, 2008
We enjoyed this campground. It was our 1st campout of the season. The owner's have a lot of activities planned during the weekend. If you want to go someplace to stay in the campground, but still be entertained Cutty's can do that. It is a true family campground, similar to the Jellystone brand campgrounds. The playground area was fabulous, even for my 9 and 10 year olds! I would have given Cutty's an 8 if not for 2 things. 1. The main women's bathroom (near the outdoor pool) was really dirty, the toilets were leaking. One stall was out of order and as the weekend progressed the other 2 were having problems too. Gross. I must say they had a lot of use, it was a really busy Memorial Day weekend. My husband said the men's room wasn't that bad. 2. The sites really aren't that level. We had to really jack up our front end to level it. **Things to know if visiting Cutty's** 1. Be prepared to have to use blocks or other devices to level your rig. 2. Their website states that they can accommodate rigs 36' and under. 3. They have an indoor and outdoor pool! 4. Bring cash for the extra activities and optional meals.