Turn up the music, and make sure it's a vinyl LP.
Date of Stay: June, 2014
Not much to fault about the is resort. Immaculate surroundings in the park. Lots are over sized, nice grass around sites and all roads and sites are paved. If you do have an older RV 10+ years you probably won't be able to stay here. Most of the lots are privately owned and rented out by Gulf Waters. Lots of vegetation between the lots to give a sense of privacy. The upgraded boardwalk to the beach was needed and is nice. Large enough to to accommodate some of the largest golf carts.Management is friendly as well. Now onto some of the cons, the reason this place doesn't get five stars: 1. The pool is really small and at the front of the resort, the hot tub is tiny as well. Really needs to be another pool on the other side of the resort in my opinion. This one gets crowded. 2. There are only two restrooms, by the pool...that's not a biggie but there are only two showers as well, enclosed with the restrooms. So if you're at the pool and gotta..."go" and the showers are being used, there's an issue. If there is another restroom it is not available or mentioned. 3. Now this is big one, (reason it doesn't get 10). When we go to the beach we rent a cart, there are four of us. Gulf Waters makes you use this specific company, or I'd type this on their review, and they have some problems. We went through three carts before we got one that started consistently. The one we finally got, the hill brake did not work. The carts die and need to be choked to be started, then the owner tells us we are, "flooding" the carts. C'mon pal I know what I'm doing. We stopped at a red light and it wouldn't start in traffic. We encountered an elderly couple walking in from the beach, they were furious. She saw the emblem on our cart and started ranting. She told us how she was stranded miles down the beach, and called the "After Hours" phone number on the cart because it wouldn't start...the story was really long and we listened, she was really stressed and needed to get this off her chest. Then she used the same terminology the owner of the cart rentals used, "You're flooding it". Be warned of this place, the cart might work, but it might also leave you stranded with no help. Our cart was a four seater, rented for four days...$632.00 for those four days.
Date of Stay: April, 2014
Most reviews here are pretty accurate about the park. It's older, narrow roads, etc. but very well kept and friendly staff. Sites we've stayed in are long enough for our fifth wheel, 34' plus truck without sticking out. Water pressure is high, make sure your regulator is not worn out. Wi-Fi worked fine, I didn't use it much as my phone got 4G pretty much throughout the park. It's a little farther out than I wanted to stay. We usually like to stay at other RV parks closer to downtown in Austin, but due to a car show being it Austin most were booked up. We actually lucked out, they told us they had a cancellation and were able to get us in and the spot was, "one of the best". I didn't notice it being really anything "...of the best". The only cons are: the restrooms are clean but a little dated; this was obviously a KOA in the past. We came in after going downtown, around 8:30-9:00 p.m. to a heated pool that closed at 5:15, which I thought was odd. Not odd that it was closed by 9:00 p.m. so much, but that it closed at 5:15 in the afternoon. Swim early I guess. Overall nice park...Resort - no, Park - yes.
Date of Stay: August, 2013
Very large park. It is right on the lake. No waterfront RV sites, however there's a boat ramp and dock for smaller boats. The pool is right up from the lake. Staff super friendly and helpful. Lots to do in the park, even live music one evening we were there. Pretty nice to grill under the evening sky and the music being played from a central gazebo in the park. Sites are level and spacious. Park is well kept. Lots of staff running around keeping things in order but not overbearing.
Date of Stay: July, 2013
We stayed here for a few days while exploring the rest of the Keys and Miami. No problem with staff or facilities. We didn't stay in the park much except the evenings. We drove down to Key West for a day, it's about 90 miles to Key West, and about 60 go Miami. It is close grocery stores and restaurants. It appears to be fairly new, there are still some things under construction, but there was no problem with that. Park has a marina close by and a couple of docks. It is right on the water, and the pool over looks the ocean for spectacular sunsets. Our 5th Wheel is 34 feet long, we had no trouble getting in and out. We went to the state park up the street and took a boat out on a snorkeling trip, highly recommended. Club house is new with a game room containing pool tables, games etc. Overall, very well kept, helpful easy going staff.
Date of Stay: July, 2013
We stayed for one night on our way to Key West. Can't say I had any trouble at all. It was mid July, wasn't crowded, all facilities were as clean as a typical KOA. The hot-tub was hot, and the pool was clean and cold. I'm reviewing based on the park itself, not campers. It is close to Baton Rouge, we ate at Big Mike's Sports Bar & Grill--really close, cold beer, good food. Just about the best place to stay in the area. It is not in Baton Rouge, but in Denham Springs next to a Bass Pro Shop. Staff were friendly; helped us in. I would stay here again on the way through.
Date of Stay: July, 2013
What can you say, this is Disney, they got ya, and they know it. But if you're prepared well in advanced the sticker price won't be as shocking when you're there. We stayed in a premium site, 408. Close to the shuttle boat to Magic Kingdom. I noticed lots of empty spaces in several loops in the park, and some loops empty. However , it rained, A LOT. I've been to Florida quite a few times and not experienced this much, but it was hurricane season. Lots of standing water around roads and some sites. But surprisingly good drainage considering all the rain this July. The sites aren't really as "Premium" as the website makes them sound. If you have a long fifth wheel or motorhome, go with the premium or you may not have room. The park is BIG. We rented a golf cart for the duration of our stay as there are no parking lots for cars/trucks around the pools, stores, restaurants, bus stops, boats, restrooms etc. in the park, except for golf carts. No golf cart? You will be walking a lot. The area is nice, green, lots of trees, vines, etc. The roads inside the loops are narrow and one way. However, once backed in everything was fine. Everything fit, with no room to spare. Awning out, truck pulled up close and golf cart next to our truck to charge. The park stores have everything for a price. The pools are crowded. Both of them. One pool is supposed to be a "quiet" pool. No luck with that, kids running everywhere, throwing balls, jumping, etc. We dipped in one afternoon while taking a break before a dinner reservation. Over all, the park is pretty amazing for how large it is. Staff is super nice and informative. I guess our bias towards Disney gives this place a 9, narrow loops and all.
Date of Stay: July, 2013
Really couldn't find a thing wrong with this park. Pools, facilities, up-keep was exceptional. Lots of in park things to do and close to everything else. Could have stayed longer and we will be back. One of the better fitness facilities I've seen in an RV park, overlooks one of the pools. Attention to detail in this park is nice.
Date of Stay: April, 2013
I'll start off by saying we've stayed here before and had issues with what happens in the reservation process on the website. What you are picking and what they actually have available are two different things, and it was no different this time. I was in town to take my daughter and two friends to concert, so we only stayed one night. I knew going in the site size might be an issue. We didn't partake in activities and only used the restrooms, at the office area, not the ones that look like an old gas station restroom in the back. Front restrooms by the pool and office are in good condition and were clean. Park is well manicured, and from year to year it looks like improvements are always being made from landscaping to security surveillance and gated entrance. Now the trouble I have regarding the reservations: here is an email snip-it from KOA: Your Campsite: Pull-thru, Full hookups, 50/30 amp, Cable, WiFi Our LARGE SITE Some with patios are very popular, accommodate g very large units. These go quick, so reserve yours today! (yes that "g" was in the email, it was unaltered) I had to move sites and still had to park the truck perpendicular to our 5th wheel and partially in the neighbor's space to fit. Wasn't a big deal as we only stayed one night. But this is an on going problem for this park, read my other posts about this KOA. Leveling wasn't that bad, only 4 to 5" slope, easily corrected. Everything else was fine as far as cable - about 25 channels, didn't use wifi this time, good cell connection with Sprint, no trash anywhere, no loud barking dogs, etc. Just wish the reservation system was a little more accurate, especially when it comes to choosing sites based on size, amenities and price. I'm a KOA member, so price is based on a 10% reduction.
Date of Stay: November, 2012
This is a new park. When we stayed here only 27 of the 54 sites were open. The sites are 90 plus feet, plenty of room for the larges rigs. Finally another place to stay in Fredericksburg, without having to use the KOA. Sites are level, cable is clear, lots of facilities for kids and adults alike. The pool is larger than the average RV park pool as is the hot tub. Pretty big park, still some construction going on. There are cabins/cottages as well. Really close to all the wineries, shopping, restaurants, etc. Site offer tables, fire pits, cable, water everything you need. Outdoor theater, large meeting rooms, exercise rooms, laundry and its all NEW! Store is also well stocked. Most Jellystones are designed for families, this one is too, however it's large enough for privacy as well. I look forward to coming back.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
Are you looking for full hook-ups, two pools, 66+ cable clear cable channels, everything clean and well kept?? This is it. Internet access is pretty good, they have 5 or 6 towers to connect. We've stayed here a couple of times before. We always have our golf cart as Pioneer has a boardwalk directly to the beach that will accommodate the largest golf carts. No ATVs, motorcycles, mopeds, scooters, etc. which makes it nice. No teenagers zooming around being disrespectful. Speed limit in the park is 5 mph. The park is monitored but not so much that you feel like they are spying on you. Very friendly management. There are quite a few full time residents, but there has never been a problem. The two pools are sparkling clear and stay open late, one until 11:00 p.m. and the larger pool open ALL NIGHT!! probably seasonal, but a big YES! as we've stayed in parks where the pools close at 8:00 p.m. even in the summer. Not here, and by the way the ocean was open 24 - 7 as well. Grounds well maintained, restrooms/showers up to date and clean. We've stayed here a few times, sites in the "West Bank" are off a road that is a more narrow but manageable. See ya next summer!
Date of Stay: March, 2012
We've been to this park multiple times around Spring Break while skiing at Taos Ski Valley. Never disappointed with service or surroundings. I believe it to be the best park in the area. There is some greenery to break up the fact that most RV parks are just parking lots, this one is not. Roads are a mix of large gravels, and well maintained, some spaces have concrete pads others gravel. Grills, tables and lights are at all RV spaces. Everything is clean, however the showers are starting to show a little age. They are secure and cleaned daily, just need an update. Close to everything you want: downtown shopping, Walmart, grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants and of course Taos Ski Valley. See you next year, we will be back!!
Date of Stay: December, 2011
Finding a place to stay in San Antonio is not the easiest of tasks. However, we found Travel's World a few years ago and every time we are in San Antonio this is the place we stay. Safe and secure never an issue, ownership is friendly and helpful. Large on sight store. Plus, many restaurants deliver to the park if you don't want to leave. Sites are level and well manicured. I've heard some people complain of train noise, I did hear a train one night, but it was no problem...it's a city of over a million people it could be worse. Restrooms and showers look to be remodeled every time we come, but my wife said they were the same last time we came...they were that clean. The park is on a bus route if you need transportation. The pool was closed, as it was about 40 degrees outside, but the hot tub was open. When you pull up it's hard to believe what is behind the fence. We will be back!
Date of Stay: December, 2011
We have been here a few times when stopping in to visit Fredericksburg. Sites are gravel, fairly level, with all amenities cleaned daily and trash pick at your site. Close to downtown area and grocery stores. However this is the last time I will stay here due to the price. There are some other comparable parks in town. The price you see in this review is not wrong, $72.00. Price for the site $32.00 plus $15.00 per child! $30.00 extra dollars for my kids because they are older than three. That's uncalled for...an yes it was for one night on the way to San Antonio. Thanks for helping make this my last visit to this KOA.
Date of Stay: July, 2011
Easy to get to, facilities are clean and appear new. We met the owner, very nice and helpful about surroundings. Walmart super center less than a mile away. The pool is sparkling clean as are the restrooms and showers. The park is not very large but it doesn't matter. There is a playground for kids and each site has green grass...amazing considering it's 104 degrees in July. Good job KOA.
Date of Stay: July, 2011
Wow, I am amazed at all the negative reviews. Do your investigations before you go. It's Yellowstone! We were on the D Loop all sites had 30-50 electricity, water and sewer, it all appeared fairly new. The sites are narrow, if you can't back up your RV go somewhere else. If your kids can't use their imaginations, don't come. There are no playgrounds...but the whole park is a playground for adventures. I watched kids playing every night in and around the park. We were rarely in the park during the day. We ate breakfast, packed a picnic lunch then headed out, eating supper at one of the many magnificent lodges. The showers were pay showers, but were clean. We only used them once, then used our shower and emptied the gray tank when needed. Wildlife is everywhere, don't let anyone tell you there's nothing to see in July. We were there in late July and saw 4 bears, badgers, elk, pronghorn, marmots, rented a boat on Lake Yellowstone, etc. As far as the park it is close quarters, and we did have mosquitoes, but nothing OFF didn't fix. The lodges, stores, restaurants are really well equipped, I even picked up a bottle of Yellowstone Whiskey at the general store at Fishing Bridge. This is "THE" park to visit. don't let all the, "Negative Nancy" reviews get you down, it was awesome, the staff was always more then helpful...I've only been gone for a few days but miss it already. We Will Be Back!!