Date of Stay: March, 2009
Great RV park. I am a monthly guest and just moved in from a high price campground around Opryland. I wished I found this resort 10 months ago. It has beautiful views, sunrise from over the mountains and sunsets over the lake. That is my view. The camp sites are very large, very clean rest rooms and bath house was fresh and roomy. Very quiet and even a small golf course built around the park. The owners, Ron and Carol are very nice, friendly, and helpful people as well. My overall rating is a 10+. Highly recommended.
Date of Stay: March, 2009
I stayed in park for 10 months. I worked in Nashville and the location to my work was great compared to other commuters traveling downtown. However, the drive just to get to the main road was 10 - 12 minutes depending on traffic and traffic lights. The area is nice with all the restaurants to choose from and other entertainment. I guess for a tourist that would not mind spending big bucks to be close to Opryland and other cool entertainment it would have been fine. I did not see many families there at all. I guess it was to expensive. Rating on price is a 1. Way too expensive. For a monthly traveler I had to pay electric plus site rent. Average price per month was $700 - $800. The daily staff was very helpful and kind but some were just a little snobbish. The park manager, she was called CEO, I guess that meant Camping Executive Office was very rude and I saw her talk down to most folks she came in contact with. The big reason I found another RV park to live was not the price, nor the staff, nor the location, but this park was in violation of state law. The Tennessee law states that anyone residing in a campground for over 90 days would be exempt of sales tax. In my case that was around $45 per month. When I approach the CEO with the details of the law and requested a refund for the overcharge in sales, wow, you would have thought I was asking for a million dollar refund. I made reference to other campgrounds that followed the law and the CEO said the law did not apply to them. I did not understand this so I spoke with a Dept of Revenue sales tax staff member and I was told, yes the law did apply. I asked again for a refund and the CEO went ballistic. I gave her the contact information of the Tennessee Sales Tax department person I spoke with and the CEO said she was not calling anyone and I could move out. In fact she threatened me and I told me since her park was private property, she would decide who stayed and could not stay. Well, I moved out two days later. I found a wonderful park east of Nashville that does not charge sales tax to monthly guests and totally understands the law. Finally, the sales tax department may launch a sales tax audit to see if the money collected was actually paid to state properly.