Date of Stay: October, 2011
As past reviews have mentioned, this RV park is nothing terribly fancy and is laden with asphalt with tufts of grass between the spaces. It's a very quiet park and lots of rules that help keep it that way. Also, there are a LOT of full-timers and it often feels like your encroaching. Each site has citrus trees and you are welcome/encouraged to pick as much as you want, but it's kind of awkward and it's on "your neighbours" block. The staff were friendly and even took us to our site. The Pool looks good, although we didn't use it. You are in an urban area, so it is noisy during the day, but things really quieted down quite a bit at night. Movie theater and many restaurants are within walking distance. Wi-Fi is free and worked well enough, but it's not the best and is a little temperamental at times. There is a bus stop just outside that runs within 1/4mi walk of Disneyland. The people aren't that honest though. I dropped my teeshirt in the showers one day and it's been stolen. Which really saddened the experience.
Date of Stay: October, 2011
We arrived at 06:30pm, and the office was closed. My traveling buddy was directed to the manageress who was very grumpy and not too impressed we turned up "late", despite our calling ahead three hours ago to say we'd be arriving after 6pm as we'd hit traffic and road works. She told us to go park in a lot and to fix the rest of the business up in the morning, then closed the door in her face! Not a friendly reception! And no key to access the facilities overnight that we'd already pre-paid for in full. Boo! No discount given in the morning either for a lack of access to the facilities. The park itself is a little out from San Diego, about 35mins drive, about 3 hours via public transport. On a positive note, there is a bus stop right out the front of the park that takes you to the trolley, which runs into SD. Unfortunately, this service is limited and inconsistent, and non-existent on Sundays. It also drives through some pretty rough neighborhoods. Otherwise, the grounds of the park are clean, and it's got a reasonable amount of shade. It's very hilly with some tight turns. The lots are gravel, some have concrete slabs, and most very uneven. There is a clean pool, 2 large showers with 2 sinks and a key is needed for access. As previously stated, the "Fitness room" is nothing more than a large closet with a treadmill with two dumbbells and a multifunctional gym piece that is falling apart. It requires a code and is located right behind the office. If you use it with music aloud, the office complains. It also smells like it rarely gets air. The laundry is a mix with both top and front washers and there are plenty of dryers, note however, the facilities (including the pool) all get locked at 9pm. Too bad if you are doing laundry and you've spent all day at the SD zoo. The park is generally quiet, filled with a large number of permanent residents, and often it feels like you're intruding. The management is unfriendly, inflexible, and at times, dictatorial rude. One day I mentioned to the office that the hot water was not working in one of the showers after waiting 20mins (timed on my phone). Despite being there a number of nights already - where the water did work - (and in the USA over 4 weeks) and showering frequently, the management told me there was no problem with the unit but they'd get maintenance to review it anyway. The janitor then came to my RV stating because I was "a foreigner", I didn't "know how to use the shower faucet correctly". I was not impressed. Hwy 8, Walmart, Vons, Radioshack and UPS are located about 2mi from the park. I'd recommend staying elsewhere but it'll do if there is no other choice. Although there doesn't not seem like a lot of choice in SD, there is plenty of hidden gems closer to the city.
Date of Stay: October, 2011
Located in pretty wonderful Sedona, this little RV park surprised us greatly. Have the name "Rancho", we were a little scared of the quality of the location compared to what we had seen advertised. It has turned out to be lovely! The bathrooms are better than mine at home and they even put recent magazines to read in the restroom cubicles! The showers are plentiful and HOT! The laundry is clean and the machines are affordable. Inside there is also a note taking change machine and a pin board with updates of what is happening around town. There are plenty of shade trees and area is peaceful overnight, thanks to their noise reduction 'curfew' which runs from 10pm to 8am. No big deal for us as we don't have kids. Propane is delivered to the site every Saturday. The staff here are wonderfully friendly and willing to help with just about anything should they even see a need. We stayed in a van conversion 8x10 ft and while we went out exploring the town and local state park in the van all day until late, the staff put out a little "reserved" road cone in our spot so others in the park knew that the area was taken. It was a very cute and thoughtful touch. Affordable, peaceful, friendly. We stayed here for an extra two nights because of it's awesomeness. Total of four nights. I totally recommend this RV park!
Date of Stay: October, 2011
We stayed four nights in a 8X10 foot van conversion. The sites are flat, level, gravel sites and seemed to accommodate most van sizes well. Each site has a picnic table and a fire pit in the ground. The sites are all off a paved road. It took a little finding on the map to get to our site, but the sites are numbered, just hard to see. In the office, they sell small items such as washing powder and fabric sheets, purification tablets etc. There isn't really a club house common room at this site, you are here for the scenic Zion National Park. There is a little coffee machine in the lobby but it's overpriced at $2. Restrooms and showers are available during the day in the office. The showers were very clean, are 6 minutes in length, and controlled by a shower token which you get one each day. The timing on the water is fine. The water is hot and plentiful once running and long enough for even the laziest of showerers, but getting one token per day to be collected on the day did get rather annoying quickly. The laundry was clean with a large folding table but there is no change machine in the laundry itself and no powder/fabric sheets dispenser in the laundry room. Change and individual powder are provided at the office. The free Wi-Fi worked, but barely. For a large park the Wi-Fi is unreliable and almost inadequate. No reception on private AT&T mobile broadband. Public library located across from the park had better Wi-Fi! The staff was friendly and provided good suggestions for places to eat and local attractions. The park is 1/3rd of a mile from the Zion National Park entrance and the town of Springdale has free shuttles running up and down through town, as well as to the front entrance of the park every 15 minutes. There is a shuttle stop to the National Park just feet from the RV park front gate. The views throughout the park were spectacular and it was a very pleasant stay in the park. Would definitely return!
Date of Stay: September, 2011
We stayed three nights in a little 8ft X10ft van conversion. Nightly rate was at a discount for being a AAA member (less $7). Our site was at the bottom end of the park and was a relatively flat, level, gravel site. Their was a paved road to our little site with had 30amp hookup with a leaky water tap. Mentioning such thing meant they came and fixed it within an hour. Brilliant! There is a little gift shop in the office, they don't sell bread, milk, etc. A short walk to Wal-Mart (about 1/4 mile) fixes that. The club house was nice with a large screen TV (free), couches, pool table ($1.25), video machines ($1), a work out room (free) and a kitchen. There was free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate available all day long which was awesome! There is a nice outside patio with a large BBQ pit. The restrooms and laundry were clean. The showers, whilst clean are a little impractical as they on.y have a 'dry' bench which often has beach sand underneath. The free Wi-Fi worked pretty well at the far end of the park. The staff were very friendly and eager to make our stay as pleasant as possible. They provided good suggestions for places to eat and visit as well as having plenty of quarters for the laundry and gaming machines. I didn't hear much freeway noise. The park is right near the ocean via a path by their rear gate. Visiting the town Monterey while we were here, was very convenient. Lovely little RV park: we would definitely return.