Date of Stay:
August, 2016 -
This is NOT a resort.
I understand why this park hasn't had reviews in 4 years. It is mostly permanents and seasonals. Out of all the well over 100 sites in the park, we only saw a handfull that looked to be vacationers.
Their website is grossly misleading. The entrance to the park is nicely paved and gives you an inviting feel. That is where it ends. Once you get to the gate, it is apparent that this place is not a 'resort'. The roads to the sites are gravel narrow and hilly.
As we arrived to our site, we were greeted with the neighbor playing very loud music outside as they stood around shirtless (men) at their PERMANENT outside bar! The overweight, hairy, old guy with no shirt is obviously the dress code here.
The 'game room' is very worn. The heavily stained carpet looks 20+ years old.
The pool is very overcrowded on the weekends because they allow locals to pay for use.
The golf course, oh my. Their website shows lush greens with well dressed golfers. It was nothing but yellow grass, not much bigger than a putt-putt course, and we only saw one group of players and yep, again, shirtless guys in flip flops.
This campground sort of served our purpose as we weren't looking for a vacation destination. But we chose it, even though it was far from our event, thinking it would be a safer choice when we left our MH overnight. That was not the case.
On the plus side, the quiet time is obviously strictly enforced. Even though many are partying all day, it is quiet at night and getting sleep wasn't an issue. During the week many permanents work and they aren't there.
If you are looking for an upscale vacation destination, this is not the place. Let me reiterate, resort is not what this place is. We camped at Coldbrook Resort & Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay:
July, 2014 -
As others have said, it is good for a quick overnight stop but not extended stay. We don't know what this area is like other times of the year, but right now the mosquitoes are horrendous. You have to run to get inside as quickly as possible to avoid attack. We have even seen someone wearing mosquito armor. We have traveled the country and the only place that was worse than here was the Everglades and Bad Lands. So don't plan on sitting outside and enjoying the weather. Other than that, the campground is adequate. Didn't use the restrooms so can't rate that. The Wi-Fi is very weak. The town of Shelby has nothing exciting to speak of. We wouldn't stay here again unless necessary. We camped at Lewis & Clark RV Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay:
August, 2013 -
We stayed for one month and very much enjoyed our stay. Even though the park is mostly a short stay park, we found it very nice. The owners truly do provide western hospitality. We enjoyed the pool very often and walked to downtown Buffalo every other day on the convenient walking trail. Bighorn national forest is only 20 miles away on a fantastic mountain road. Moose, pronghorn, fox, etc. The only negatives are that the sites are close together and the interstate is very close. Again, neither of those were a big deal to us. We will definitely stay again. The owners go above and beyond most every other owners we've seen. The park is also a very convenient central location to the Black Hills, Badlands, and Yellowstone. We camped at Indian Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay:
August, 2012 -
Shouldn't campground employees have some sense of measurements? We called ahead to verify that they had LARGE pull-thru sites that would accommodate our 40ft rv WITH a 20ft trailer. They said no problem. THEN when we parked outside the gate to register, I specifically asked "You see how long we are, will we definitely fit in the site?"; the lady said yes, no problem. So we paid our $50, looped around to the site only to find that we had to squeeze between trees and then after we did, we hung out into the road on BOTH SIDES. This required us to go back around the campground, drop the trailer (where we couldn't see it) and pick it back up on our way out. We are full timers and have been to many campgrounds. When we are just stopping for one night we like the convenience of not having to drop the trailer. Especially this night when we got in later in the evening and had to check out (mandatory) by 11am. This is why we are very clear when we call and explain we are the size of a tractor trailer. We don't expect everyone to be able to accommodate us, but at least tell us the truth. We usually stop at parking lots when just going through for the night but we paid the $50 this night for the convenience; which we didn't get. For the price, I would expect more. Like updated bathrooms, appreciative helpful staff, a level site etc. We wouldn't stop here again. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay:
March, 2012 -
We were looking for a place in Western North Carolina that was secluded, quiet, and more of a high end RV park. When we found the Cardinal Ridge RV&B in Franklin, NC on the Internet, we couldn't believe it. What a great concept. A Bed&Breakfast created just for RVs. The owners of the "RV&B" are RV owners as well. They spared no expense creating the layout of the property. There are currently only 3 RV spaces on the property, so you always have peace and quiet. It was like we had our own private campground. The owners are wonderful friendly people, and being avid RVers themselves, know exactly what motorhome owners like. The "welcome home" sign at the gate is truly how you'll feel. The farm fresh breakfast is to die for. Every day we saw lots of turkeys and deer come right through the property. The property borders a designated wildlife sanctuary, and you'll know it. In addition to the deer, we saw and heard whippoorwills, woodpeckers, and lots of other birds. Pets: we don't have pets but they are pet friendly and have a designated dog walk area. The owners are also motorcyclists (like us) and they are motorcycle friendly. Some of the best motorcycling roads (on and off-road) are minutes away. As far as amenities, we've never been anywhere better. Totally level sites, concrete pads, full hookups with 50 amp power, free Wi-Fi Internet, great sewer connections, and as large of a site as you'll ever see. 3 sites on 20+ acres. While we were there, we hiked the Bartram and Appalachian trails, and fished some local trout streams. Everything was right out our door. The RV resort (as I refer to it) is within 5 miles of Franklin, NC and 60 miles south of Asheville, NC. I could go on and on, but all you really need to know is we will be back as many times as they'll have us. I can't recommend any RV resort, "campground" (I can't label it because it really isn't a campground) more highly. Trust me, visit them and you'll want to go back again and again. We wish we didn't have to leave, but we'll be back. We camped at Cardinal Ridge Farm RV in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay:
February, 2012 -
We stayed here two months. The staff is very friendly and they work hard to keep the place clean. Although we didn't choose to participate they offered a lot of activities if you enjoy the group stuff. They only negatives were the price is a bit high in season if you don't pay a large deposit in advance. They charge extra for everything from electric, washing your car, to parking an extra vehicle, even if they have a ton of extra space available. I certainly didn't understand having to pay $5 a night for a visitor when we were paying for the electric separate anyway. The noise level at times was excessive for the hour of the day. For example, chainsaws at 7 AM when they decided to do tree trimming and air boats in the middle of the night from local hunters in nearby swamps. We would stay here again if we needed somewhere for a few nights, but as full timers we won't be staying again long term. We camped at Christmas RV Park in a Motorhome.