Date of Stay: November, 2010
Rate based on monthly rate. Electric is additional. This park has undergone major upgrades just since we arrived in November of 2010,and it was already the nicest park in the area. There is a brand new and very nice addition to the clubhouse, additional space and machines in the (reasonably priced) laundry, and two more terrific rest rooms. Those rooms have great showers with fold-down padded seats in them, and they're luxuriously spacious. I don't normally rhapsodize over rest rooms, but really, these are by far the nicest I've ever seen in an RV park at any price, and as with everything else, they're kept spotlessly clean. The managers and work campers are friendly and very customer-oriented and helpful. Most of the sites are larger than average, and the 50-amp power has been very solid, even during an amazing cold snap that had everybody using electric heaters as well as their propane ones. The water pressure is fine, too. We've stayed in some fine RV parks, and this one surely is right up there. There's room in the clubhouse for group crafts, potlucks, and game nights. There's a large book exchange and video takeout. The managers are happy to accommodate use of the clubhouse by groups, as long as you let them know when you need it. There's also a nice covered and shaded outdoor patio area at the clubhouse/office, very nice for sitting outside. Of course, this whole area is desert, so don't expect lots of grass and trees! But the landscaping is attractive and well maintained, and the management seriously enforces a low speed limit to keep the man-made dust down. All in all, after looking at all the other parks in the area and after staying at another one last winter and the beginning of this winter, this is the one we'll come back to.
Date of Stay: November, 2010
Rate shown is based on the monthly rate, electricity is additional. This is a hard review to write, since we enjoyed our stay at this park last winter and were very much looking forward to a repeat this year. We made many friends, including people who had been returning here for anywhere from 3 to 7 years, who considered the park their second home. Unfortunately, the entire atmosphere had changed drastically, and it became clear that the management, especially the new 'co-manager,' had no use for any of us. There was no reason for this – we’re a group of middle-aged and senior adults, who like to laugh and have a good time but who don’t cause trouble, drink too much and become unruly, or make messes we don’t clean up. Several of us asked to talk directly to the owner to try to help him realize what was happening so he wouldn't lose the core of his winter business. We knew he wasn't involved in the day-to-day running of the park and would only be hearing what the managers told him, but he wouldn't meet with us, either individually or collectively. Each couple who arrived noticed that something was wrong, but to everyone’s credit, no one spread a bunch of negativity or rumors as people arrived. Each of us had to find out for ourselves that for reasons we were never able to find out, we had become unwelcome. The result was that over a dozen rigs gave up and left for another park in town. None of the guests who left were rude or nasty to the managers, and we remained civil even as we were unhappily deciding to leave. Unfortunately, the managers have chosen to behave quite badly, and have returned important packages and mail to the senders, rather than calling to let individuals know they had mail to pick up, or forwarding items to our new address, which they know. They have, when some of us have gone back to the park to visit friends, given us incredibly nasty looks and attitude, and even threatened to have a couple of visitors thrown out of the park, or even arrested, for simply driving in and going to a friend's space! Though maintenance has fallen off somewhat, it's an attractive desert park. The spaces are large enough, the utilities work, the Wi-Fi works, and the clubhouse and activities are pleasant. We were pleased with the facilities, and with the hospitality we received last year. There was a significant rate increase this winter, but though no one was told of it ahead of time, we still would have stayed had the atmosphere remained pleasant. I'm sure that anyone going there now won't have a problem (unless they're looking for any of us who left, as the managers have refused to tell friends who dropped by where we were.) It's interesting to note that on the park's website, the pictures of people enjoying both the park and some of the nearby attractions are people who have left the park. It would surely be more honest if those pictures were removed from the website and replaced with pictures and testimonials from current guests.
Date of Stay: July, 2010
We thoroughly enjoyed this park. It was clean and quiet, with trees around the perimeter, grass, and a nice rural feel even though it's close to I-90 and town. The owners were very nice and helpful. We enjoyed our first couple of days so much we extended our stay. It's a little over an hour to Yellowstone, but the ride is beautiful and I'd definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: June, 2010
The rate is the Passport rate. We have stayed here for over a month several times in the last few years, and we've never been disappointed. The sites are comfortably large, easy to get into, and mostly level. They are gravel, but there's plenty of grass between sites and around the perimeter. It is near I-90, but I've never found the road noise bothersome - if you do, you might ask for a space toward the back. The owners are wonderful people, who do everything they can to make people comfortable. They bent over backwards for us once when a medical issue kept us from leaving on time, right at the busiest time of the year (Sturgis Bike Week) and managed to squeeze us in. They work hard maintaining the park, and every time we go they've improved or upgraded something. The Wi-Fi works, the location is convenient for the whole wonderful Black Hills area, and the rate is more than reasonable for what they offer.
Date of Stay: June, 2010
We have stayed here more than once in the last few years, more than once for more than a month, and we'll go back - there are improvements every time we go. The owners bend over backward to accommodate their guests and to be helpful, even during Frontier days when they're packed. The sites are level and grassy, and the park is nicely maintained, including the pool. The spaces are long enough to stay hooked up if you're only staying a short time. The power is steady, and the water pressure is good. It's on a frontage road near I-80, so if traffic noise bothers you ask for a spot not in the front row.