Date of Stay: March, 2012
We made a reservation here in 2011, planning to stay about two weeks to learn if this was a good area to camp, in our 40 foot Ventana. We were fortunate to obtain a site that provided a view of Mt. San Jacinto behind Palm Springs. However, we had very little maneuver space to set up our chairs outside the RV. The Policy for pets was that you couldn't have more than two pets, and that you must take them outside the "resort" for potty time. Their feet were not supposed to touch the gravel or concrete. We did enjoy the area, so we were able to extend our stay for six weeks. We also found (another local) RV Resort, but no sites were available. While we enjoyed the area, the RV experience in this resort was difficult. The staff was rather indifferent. If you had business with the office staff, you would wait a long while, as a single person worked the front desk, (while another watched) no matter how many RVers where left waiting for service or to have questions answered. Additionally the Wi-Fi was pitiful. When many people are trying to use their system, it bogs down. You have to keep trying until someone else drops off. Thus, we did most of our Wi-Fi at Starbucks. We will return to Palm Desert, but never again to Palm Springs Oasis.
Date of Stay: January, 2012
We returned from our second visit in 2 years, and thoroughly enjoy Emerald Desert RV resort. It is an exceptional RV Resort, unlike any that we have stayed at in the past 15 years. There must be at least 30-40 gardens throughout this 33 acre resort. Just beautiful. There are so many things to do at the Resort and the Coachella Valley area, we had to come home after 90 days to get some rest! The staff is exceptionally responsive to guest needs. Yes, there are some RV'ers who can't seem to understand the rules, and who expect so much to be done for them. The current website provides the basic information that RV'ers need to decide to visit and stay a while. We booked for a short stay and really wanted to extend, but you have to realize that people come here from all over the world just to enjoy the RV Resort lifestyle, and they only have 251 sites. Don't expect to arrive without a reservation. Plan in advance to stay here. It will be worth it. It is also pet friendly and is not under the domination of a Homeowners Association, as several resorts nearby. Advantage: Emerald Desert RV Resort. We will arrive here on January 15th for another 3-month stay.