Date of Stay: March, 2015
This is our 2nd time at HHIMCR. We really like the area, lots to do and see. This is a member owned resort and it's very expensive to rent a site, the highest we've ever run into. There are lots of trees for shade. WiFi and cable are excellent. Lots of friendly owners. On the up side HHIMCR is located in the middle of everything. Publix, Walgreens & a hardware store are very close, plus lots else. Noise levels are very low given the location. The ocean is about 1.5 miles away. Great bike paths everywhere. The lots vary in size and shape. All are paved, water and electric connections work well. The roads are some what narrow and winding. On the down side stuff falls on the coach all the time. The pads are often covered with leaves, sticks, pine cones and so on. The resort works at keeping things cleaned up but the rain makes that difficult. Roads are often covered with tree "stuff" which will track into the coach if not careful. In the spring tree pollen is a real issue. Everything turns yellow. Rain keeps it down somewhat but it is sticky and does not wipe off well. We will return but not often as we would like because the cost is very high. This is a high maintenance resort so the rental costs are high. The rate reflects a monthly rate.
Date of Stay: February, 2015
This resort is in tradition to become a member owned facility. Sites are available for rent but if the site you rented gets sold you'll have to move. I met some long term renters who were several hundred miles away for a few days and had to return an move within 24 hours or else. We met several RVers who will not return. The resort is not far from Disney. Lots are generally wide and paved and easy to access. Roads are good and the place is fully gated. They claim WiFi is available but in the month we stayed there we could never hook up to it. TV is provided through a decoder box that is obtained from to office for a $50 cash only fee which is returned when the box is returned. The resort is a nice facility but just seems cold and not real inviting however, we did meet some nice people. We might stay there again if nothing else is available in the area. Rate quoted is a monthly rate.
Date of Stay: January, 2015
Over all a very nice RV Resort. The WiFi was one of the best we've used in any RV resort, connections were strong and fast. Nice location across the road from the beach, may be 250 yards away. Paved roads and sites. However, travel within the resort is tight. We had to work at getting our 40' coach on to the site. No real problem just had to go slow and watch all sides. Longer coaches can get in but with even more care. Some of the sites are level but most will need the use of leveling blocks. Propane is not available at this resort. Friendly helpful staff. Some RV supplies are available in the office. Cable is limited but quality is good. Most tourist type sites will require travel. Carrabelle has an IGA and Ace hardware. We will return again as we only had time for a 10 day stay and need more time to fully investigate the area. Picnic tables are wood and showing there age.
Date of Stay: January, 2015
Over all the connections; water, electric, and sewer were good. Note: the water pressure is high and needs to be reduced with a pressure regulator. Office warns of this. Sites are gravel and level. The parks location is not in the best neighborhood. Care needs to be taken if walking, after dark, to a nearby restaurant. The parks offer propane sales but the connection from the propane tank would not connect to our coaches propane port. We've had no trouble with this at other places. Would stay here again with caution.
Date of Stay: September, 2014
Very nice new RV resort. Large level paved pads, good water pressure and sewer hookups. Fire rings and picnic tables are provided at each site. Wi-Fi worked well for the first part of our stay and then locked up. Access is by wide gravel roads that are well maintained. The resort is still in the construction stage, 50 or so sites are fully operational. About 100 more sites are planned as is a club house and swimming pool. There is a nice shower building with laundry facility. Lots to do in the Frankfort, Beulah, Benzonia area. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a short drive as are several good bike trails.
Date of Stay: August, 2014
Very nice RV Resort. Great family park. Lots for kids to do. Good everything - pool, playground, utilities, paved roads and sites. In some parts of the resort trees were planted close to the road and now have grown to the point that backing into a site can be a challenge. A few pull-through sites are newly available. The Good Sam discount is now gone, as is daily garbage pick-up. Sites are not overly big so parking at the site can be an issue for bigger RVs. Some campers park in the lot near the Welcome Center and walk to their site. Lots of modified golf carts that travel at speeds well over the posted limits so kids and at times adults need to be careful. We have stayed here several times in the past and will return.
Date of Stay: August, 2014
Not a great park but one that fits the bill. Good water pressure, 50 amp service, and sewer connections all were easy to reach. Gravel pull-through sites and roads that are dusty. No trouble getting into our site. Wi-Fi was better then most we have come across in an RV park, was easy to hook up to, not great and could be slow at times. Cell phone connections faded in and out both with AT&T and Verizon. Cable TV was available only in a digital format so if you did not have a way to decode the digital signal there was no TV. Over the air TV is very limited, may be 2 channels. The Bay Mills Casino is across the street and Wild Bluff Golf Course is a few hundred yards down the road. We would stay here again if in the area but would not rush back.
Date of Stay: March, 2014
Busy place. Some new construction taking place. Easy in and easy out. Our paved pad was close to level. All hook-ups worked well. We stayed one night as we were headed home and didn't realize how close this park is to all of Nashville's music area. We plan to make sure to stop here again and investigate Nashville more then we had time for this time. I strongly suggest making a reservation as we did not see many empty RV sites even in a cold, rainy March. Lots to do in and around this KOA.
Date of Stay: March, 2014
Good hook-ups, spotty WiFi. Narrow concrete pad with a big curb on the drivers side which made sewer hook-up less then easy. Water hook-up was on a riser which made life much easier then those near the ground. I'm not good at standing on my head to hook-up water that is just above ground level. Roads are a mix between paved and gravel. All where in good condition and of no trouble. Lots of room between RV sites. Because of cold weather outdoor water activities where limited. Callaway Gardens is about 4 miles away and FDR Little White House is a nice scenic drive in Warm Springs. Drive there on Highway 190 to get a great view of this part of Georgia. Rate reflects a weekly stay. We used a pull thru site and will stay here again if we return to Callaway Gardens.
Date of Stay: March, 2014
Top rated park. Used a pull thru site and had no trouble. WiFi was spotty. Concrete pads were narrow but wide enough for the RV. The pedestal is placed in the middle of the pad which made hook-ups easy. We found this to be the type of place where people come for a night or two and move on. Not a real community type park. Group rallies are common there were two different rallies while we were there. Easy in and easy out with nice meeting room. It's not uncommon for the resort to be full. Reservations are recommended most of the time. The resort's website works well on a computer but not if you use an iPad or iPhone. Jekyll Island is just a few miles away and St. Simons Island is just a little farther. Swimming pool was closed and is unheated. Rate reflects a monthly rate. If in the area we'll stay again. Flying J is just a few blocks away as is Love's and T/A.
Date of Stay: January, 2014
Emerald Coast has everything an RVer needs. Water pressure and quality was good. Electrical connection worked well and the cable TV connection was top notch. WiFi, an extra charge, was spotty. We used a Verizon MiFi if we really needed to connect. Sewer hook-ups were challenging as the connection was surround by concrete and depressed several inches which prevented us from using a screw-on connection. Therefore, we had to use a donut to connect. The pads were level and and plenty large enough for sitting outside in the sun without being on grass or dirt. Some trees for shade but not too many trees that might drop stuff on the RV. Laundry facility was good but expensive. The camp staff could not have been more helpful. Just give them a call and they're right there. Often however, they are around and can be flagged down for help. There are two swimming pools and a spa. Because of the cold weather this winter, one pool was closed but the one near the club house was well heated and working fine. The heated spa was a nice touch on cool days. The only real downside was many of the businesses in the Panama City Beach (PCB) area were closed from early January to mid-February. However, there is great sightseeing west PCB near Rosemary Beach and Seaside. One suggestion we'd make: resort management should put together an information packet of the PCB area. A map and a list of shopping and attractions in the area. It took us several days to figure things out and we would have liked to have spent our time exploring and shopping rather then trying to get an idea of where everything was, and how the roads are laid out. We would return now that we have an idea of where things are. Rates reflect a monthly rate.
Date of Stay: August, 2013
Very nice camp ground. Lots of family activities and a nice play ground. We had a pull-through site which was fairly level and had a cement patio with a gravel parking area. The roads are dirt but well maintained. The cable TV hookup was excellent and the WiFi was good, not fast but okay for our needs. The park has completed several updates and they showed. At the time we were there, in the middle of the week, the park was about 1/3 full. The staff was helpful and friendly. Our coach is mid-sized and anything over 38-40 feet long may have trouble making some of the turns. Ours (35ft.) was okay with even with pulling a tow. The only real negative for some would be the park is next to a railroad track. We had our 4 years old grandson with us and he loved watching the trains go bye. Trains pass 2 to 3 times a day and are on the short side so we did not find them a bother. If in the area we would stay here again.
Date of Stay: August, 2013
WOW is the only word to describe this Motorcoach Resort. It doesn't get much better then this. Excellent Class A only facility and extremely helpful staff. This is mainly a retirement type resort with no play ground for kids. There is excellent dining in the area and lots of top notch places to play golf. Sight seeing is outstanding rather driving north on M-119 to Cross Village through the Tunnel of Trees or making a day trip to Mackinac Island. Shopping in the area is also excellent. Hearthside has all the facilities that a million dollars coach owner (and there several in the resort) would want. In short, if you own a Calls A motor coach, this is a must stay in Michigan. Be warned, this resort will make you want to stay all summer and not leave until the frost hits.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
This a is a very nice RV resort that is slowly being developed. The site are level and have plenty of room for outside activities around the RV. The sites are well spaced so one feels like they have their own quiet camp ground. The only drawback is the lack of cell phone service in this area of Michigan and cable TV is not available. Local broadcast stations are limited so plan on using a satellite system of some type is TV is important. The resort is split into 2 sections one is Class A only and another section, which is well away from the Class A section, that is more like a state park and open to all types of camping. This park is close to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore and Glen Arbor. Leelanau County has plenty to do from great beaches, shopping, and scenic drives. We'll be back.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
We stayed here twice last summer and found the resort to be all we would ever want. Friendly people and helpful staff. This resort is close to Traverse City and it's easy to find things to do within a short drive. There's sailing on the bay, golf, shopping, sight seeing of all kinds and plenty of places to eat. The resort has Class A only sections and 5th-wheel and Class A combined sections. If you have a tow dolly they will transport it to the storage area for you and return it when you are ready to leave. We will be back again soon!