We truly enjoyed staying here the past couple of days. Manager was very friendly and good tips for restaurants and activities. While most of the leaves are off the trees, there is still beautiful color all around. We were in the far back loop; only one other trailer parked a few sites down. If the fish were biting, we would have been fishing about 50' from the back of the rig. Sites are good size, level, and have picnic tables and fire pits. Small book exchange in office. This would be a good place for an RV rally, plenty of sites and nicely covered pavilion. If we are ever back this way, we'll stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A nice park with lots of shade trees and the river running around it gives the constant sound of flowing water. Sites are fairly large and easy in and out; gravel sites with natural grass. Wake up call is 7am when the trash truck arrives. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I fail to understand how Little Creel can advertise Wi-Fi being available. Take it from this camper that their system is essentially non-existent. You may get lucky and be able to log on BUT only if you park within about 50 feet of the router - at the office. Park also advertises picnic table available at each site. Ours didn't have one. When I mentioned our lack of a table the manager promised to get me one sometime before noon. When we left the next morning we were still without the promised table. Site to which we were assigned was pie shaped. Had to ask neighboring camper to move his tow vehicle so we could leave. Will not stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice clean campground with awesome sites next to river. Dirt roads, but not too much dust. Estimated price as stayed here for a Beaver motorcoach rally. No complaints and would come again. Very nice pavilion for group events. Would have rated a 9, but all picnic tables in sad shape. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a quiet little park. Emphasize Quiet. Part of the Chama River runs through it. Very good fishing right on site. 10-16 inch trout are very possible. Playground could use some help, but my kids spend their time riding their bikes. Hiking right on site. We have been here several times and always have had a great time. Good spot for visiting the town of Chama. Definitely would recommend. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pleasant campground located next to river. Very friendly management. Wi-Fi deadzone, but strong Verizon signal with broadband. Restroom generally clean but showers have some mold and men's restroom was never stocked with paper towels. Lots of hot water in showers! Our site was a level gravel pull through. Rate listed reflects a GS discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice managers but poorly managed. Needs a lot of maintenance. Not mowed enough, weeds knee high. They do not patrol the grounds often enough. We had people walking through our site so much we considered leaving. They are pet friendly but do not require the owners to pickup after them. Dogs that stay run wild, non stop barking and whining. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a classic older RV Park that has been updated to all 50 amp. The park is very clean and some what rustic and has a large area over the river bridge for hiking if you want. All spots are gravel and very level. We were able to get 4 analog local TV stations via repeaters. We felt we got our $$ worth and enjoyed our stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were passing through but plan to go back to Little Creel in Chama, NM, at another time. The managers were very friendly and helpful, and the bathhouse was very clean. My only complaint is that the picnic benches are weathered, but the manager said they are planning on building some new ones this summer. We want to go back in the fall to fish at the river that runs through the park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We chose this park because we were traveling with family who stayed in a cabin at this park. Being frugal, we chose a Standard Back-In site. These sites are on the North end of the park and closer to the highway. These particular sites are packed very close together. The rest of the sites are behind a row of cabins. The patrons of this park totally disregarded the 5 mph speed limit even though it is posted at least 4 times along the row that our site was on. In hind sight, it would probably been worth the extra $2 per night for a Premium Back-In site as they are further away from the highway and spaced further apart. All of the picnic tables and riverfront decks were very weathered or broken. The web site states cable TV as one of the amenities, but is only available in the cabins. The cabin that our family rented was not very clean. In fact, there was still hair in the bathtub drain. When we made reservations, we indicated that we would have a dog staying in the cabin and would be crated inside while we rode the train. The person on the phone offered that they would come and let the dog out in the middle of the day for us. When we arrived, they said that they did not know who told us that and they would not let the dog out. As far as this place being called a "resort", that is a big stretch. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground has a nice location on the Chama River. We stayed there on a very busy Memorial Day weekend. Our two biggest problems were they did not have enough trash containers to accommodate a holiday weekend, causing trash to overflow the dumpsters. Also, the bathrooms did not appear to get cleaned until most of the holiday crowd left. We felt that this could be a nice campground with more active management. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice location on the banks of the Chama River. Park seems to be suffering from lack of active management and the facilities, while marginally acceptable, would benefit from more attention to detail. There were a number of longer term residents along one side of the park but their rigs were neat and well kept. Park has some long pull throughs which would work for a big-rig, towing, without having to unhitch. No cable TV, so make sure you get a site where satellite tv access is not blocked by trees. Verizon cell service worked well here and also data access via air card. Good location to visit the Toltec-Cumbres steam train in Chama and see the beautiful countryside. All in all, a decent place to stay for a while. We enjoyed our stay and would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent a week here and were somewhat disappointed with the quality of the "resort". The web site greatly misrepresents the park; while it shows riverfront sites with patios, there are only four in the park; and the patios are very worn. All of the other sites are close to each other with either dead grass or weeds that were not mowed during our visit. We paid for a "waterfront premium site" which apparently means that you're within 100 yards of walking to the river. The park is very popular and was crowded during our visit; but was quiet at night, even during the Fourth of July. A good location if you're visiting the area and riding the Cumbres/Toltec Railroad; but don't expect solitude, this is a very popular vacation spot and if you visit during the summer you'll need reservations. We would try another of the local parks if we visit this area again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for the weekend. This is a wonderful park with many activities available. Facilities were clean. Sites by the water are beautiful. From what we could see most sites are close but do not feel crowded. There is great fishing in the river, especially for the fly fishermen out there. Staff was friendly and helpful. There is a very convenient RV repair shop close by if you need it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice location near river. Some sites on river for an extra charge. We we're early in the season so lots of weeding an general upkeep was being done. Some sites were more level that others. Park had quite a large group of full time local workers which seemed to give the park a somewhat different feel. One truck driver arrived home in the evening in his work truck a very large diesel long haul truck. Overall good for the price and the best in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This a pleasant, quiet little park located in the town of Chama and on the banks of the Chama River. We had a large site on the river's edge with nice views. Our only complaint is that the rate seemed way too high for off-season. The scenic train ride had shut down for the winter and park was nearly empty. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We paid $32 a night for 4 nights so we could ride the train plus see surrounding areas. We found the sites to be close together. There are many trees to drive around and could cause a problem getting satellite. They are so close we had to close our windows at night so the neighboring campers campfire smoke didn't come in. Our site was at the back along the river which was nice so we could hear it running at night. The woman at the office told us to park our car in the site next to us. We did. The next day a VERY irate male employee came up to us YELLING RUDELY to move our car! After we moved it he did apologize and said he was yelling "over the noise of the train". That wasn't true because the train hadn't gotten there yet. The sites are too close but are level. The river is nice. The quiet hours are 10 PM to 8 AM.I have no input on showers or bathrooms. There is no laundry. It is cool to watch the train go by on the bridge just over the fence from where we parked. It only goes by twice a day at 10 AM and 4 PM. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed in Chama several times, but never at this RV park, so we decided to try it out. This is a wonderful little park on the outskirts of the town. Everything is close, walking distance, but you wouldn't know it due to the tranquility of the park. Sitting between a beautiful forested area, the fall leave changes give it a true fall feel. It has about 10 sites right on the river, all full hookups. Descent fishing for the kids. Restrooms are a bit outdated, but clean and heated. Showers worked great. Very friendly staff. Don't really get why would anyone give this park less than a nine. Definitely coming back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed this park, ideal for taking the train excursion. Fun when people gathered at 4 pm to wave when the train went over the bridge right past the campground just before the station. Very woodsy and pleasant in autumn. Good wifi and we got a few antenna TV channels. Negatives were minor -the dated trailers near the entrance with high wire fencing and security codes used for restrooms, and the absence of a picnic table - they already had been removed and stacked up even though the season was not over for two weeks still. Seemed a bit premature to start shutting down while guests were using the park. But we liked it overall and would recommend. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very calm and relaxing park, and twice a day, it gets exciting when the train steams right along the edge of the park. Not fancy, but well maintained. Helpful staff, and the seasonal residents made us short term visitors feel welcome. We have stayed here before, and will return again. In our opinion, this is the nicest park in the Chama area. Fast and reliable Wi-Fi, as well as AT&T cellular service. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We came here solely to ride the Cumbres & Toltec train since the depot is only a 10-15 minute walk from the campground, otherwise we would have never selected a campground that looked like it was randomly carved out of a cottonwood forest. We are a "big rig" and maneuvering was very, very tight in here. Many sites are very long but very close together, so close we couldn't extend our awning all the way without touching the 5th wheel next to us. For the few days we were here, I felt like a mushroom - the trees are so tall and thick it was quite the event when the sun would break through the tree canopy (sun would have felt good - it was in the 50s here every morning.) The interior gravel roads are reasonably good but there are low spots that need attention; if it rains the roads will get a little muddy and make it a bit of a mess if you have dogs to walk. The RV population here are primarily seasonal travel trailers and 5th wheels that take up about 95% of all of the available spaces. I had great high speed AT&T cell service here and in town. Don't plan on satellite TV unless you bring a portable dish. The park's WiFi signal was strong but the Internet side of the connectivity was very slow (~256kb if you were lucky.)--->> By the way, if you ride the train, go for the Parlor Car - you want to select seats on the *right* hand side on the ride to Anonito, or the *left* side if going to Chama. We just went to Osier and back by train - we didn't want a bus ride. We've ridden quite a few tourist trains and we actually we like the Durango to Silverton train better than this train - the scenery is just as good in its own right and Silverton is a great little town to shop and eat lunch - very quaint!<<-- We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed two nights here while riding the train to Antonito. The park was preparing to close for the season, and not all services were available. Because of Chama's high elevation, it was quite cold at night, but the restrooms were warm and the showers comfortably hot. The restrooms require that you type in a code every time you enter, to keep non-guests out. There are large cottonwoods throughout the park, and they were gold during our visit. The park isn't fancy, but it's quiet, level, comfortable, and not too closely laid out. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I'd gladly return there any time. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park was clean, well kept, and the office staff was friendly. The bathroom & shower area limited; however, this time of year it wasn't a problem. The park is very convenient for riding and viewing the Cumbres/Toltec train. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We've stayed here several times over the past 25 years. Always a pleasureable place. Big trees for shade, next door to the Cumbres and Toltec RR. Great place to stay for any amount of time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is very clean and quiet. It has many shaded sites and the scenery is beautiful. The Cumbres & Toltec Narrow Gauge Train track is very close to the park, but it only runs during the day. It is fun to go over by the track and wave at the passengers as the train goes by. The staff were friendly and answered all of our questions. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great place to stay if you are taking the Train ride. The train runs adjacent to the park and a nice trestle view is available in the park. Heavily wooded, some parking spots close together. Good WiFi and only a 2 block walk to the train station and downtown. Would stay here again, the other parks are too far away. Make reservations, it was full the nights we stayed here. No reservations needed for the train, usually 25% full. Great food on the train ride. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is nice but we asked for a hookup with a dump and those are reserved for the summer-long stays apparently (but they didn't tell me when I called). The bathrooms are clean but a bit creepy given the constant need to have a code and not share it. There isn't much for kids to do here but lots of retired train fans are here for the summer to volunteer for the nearby Cumbres and Toltec railroad. Lots of mosquitoes so bring your bug spray and mosquito netting. The transient sites are muddy when it rains while the permanent ones have nice gravel. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Rate is based on a month. Excellent, helpful staff! CG maintenance is superb. CG is set in a cottonwood grove on the bank of the Chama river. Wi-Fi was good, water, electric and sewer hook-ups were perfect. Very lovely setting with great view of the daily RR train! CG is basically for adults: no pool or playground equipment for children. Excellent birding as well! Storage for RV's as well. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We couldn't find anything wrong with Rio Chama. The roads are a little tight, but we had no trouble with our 33 foot 5th wheel and long bed 1 ton pick up. We were led to our site. We had a level gravel back in sight right up to the river. We had a great view of the twice a day steam train crossing the river bridge. Sewer, electric, water, cable and wi-fi worked great. There are wi-fi antennas throughout the park. Our Verizon 3G worked well, too. We did not check out the bathrooms or showers, but based on the rest of the park we bet they were clean and neat. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We will stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The best location if you're riding the train. Less than half a mile walk to the station, and the tracks cross the river on a bridge right behind the campground. Some sites look moderately roomy, but many are bunched together and are narrow for our 30 foot trailer with one slide. Site was level, well-packed gravel. Access roads are well-packed gravel, but are narrow. Women's restroom / shower was closed for renovation. Lots of shade (those trees, again) and access to the river shoreline. Great staff. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed 2 nights, primarily to ride the train. Park is somewhat dated, roads and sites gravel/dirt. The grass has seen better days. On the plus side check in was easy and the lady in the office extremely accommodating. Her husband escorted us to our site. Our WiFi worked OK. The train station and the town center are about a half mile walk. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice clean park right by the railroad. It is also within walking distance of town. There are new sites recently added by the river some of which have a view of the train. The only negative is the restroom and shower capacity is small and you might have to wait. However, the showers were clean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our rate reflects a weekly rate. Overall a nice park. However, WiFi comes and goes which is frustrating. Staff for most part is very helpful and friendly. Did encounter some who took their "position" a little to seriously. LOTS OF MOSQUITOES, so bring the repellant. Restroom facilities could use a little updating. Not much to do in Chama if you aren't into trains. Beautiful surroundings and the drive from Antonito is breathtaking. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I will begin by saying that the rough entry mentioned in previous reviews has been fixed. The owner has poured a nice concrete drive entering the park. Having said that my observations and comments echo the sentiments of previous ones. This park is an excellent place for both overnight stops and longer term stays. We loved it here! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I can't say enough about this campground. I signed up for week so got the weekly rate. I wish I could stay a month or 6 months. It's charming and rustic, it's clean, sites are level, and the river is great. When I signed in, the lady knew me because she remembered me making reservations. She checked to see if a package that I'm expecting had arrived. Then, she said, "If you'd like to take a ride on the railroad, we'll be happy to watch your dog for you." The gentleman who showed me to my site offered to help me unhook. Everyone here is just so nice. They have several beautiful walking areas for dogs and we can also walk to the village. The hot shower I took this afternoon felt wonderful. Huge dressing areas. The Wi-Fi hasn't skipped a beat. I think I'm in heaven. Side note: I came up from Taos on Hwy 64 and it was a spectacular drive. There's snow still in the mountains--just a beautiful ride. Tomorrow, aside from town, I'm going to sit outside, read a book, and listen to the birds--it's amazing how many there are. If I could rate this campground more than 10, I would. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed a few nights in our 41' RV which the host helped guide us into our spot. We saw deer in the evening and early morning hours. I've never seen so many hummingbirds as were at our 2 feeders: it must have been nearly 100. It is easy walking distance to the Cubres Toltec Railroad and shopping in downtown Chama. People in the park were very friendly. The river has fishing spots all along and there were several fishermen. Plenty of room to pull our RV through. We had trouble connecting to the wireless: never got it. A lot of big rigs were here. Cool in the evening and warm in the afternoon. We'll go again. It's a beautiful drive from Albuquerque. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I made a reservation weeks before my arrival and was explicit about the size of site I would require. Upon our arrival, we were assigned a site in which my husband made 5 attempts and was unable to get our rig in it due to the fact that the site could not possibly accommodate our rig. We were given our money back and found another park as a much cheaper rate as well as nicer. I picked Rio Chama because the pictures on the internet indicated a beautiful park, however, upon arrival what I saw was worse than the very worst "trailer" park one could envision. The interior roads are narrow and difficult to maneuver "big rigs". We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
My grandsons and myself stayed here for two nights so we could ride the train. Train depot and downtown is an easy ten minute walk from the park. River and train runs next to the park is quite nice for taking pictures. Nice quiet park but no cable and very few sites with satellite access because of the trees. Be sure to ask when you get there because they are very accommodating and will allow you to move if not happy. Town closes up at 8PM and dining options are limited. We will definitely stay again when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I gave this park a higher rating than it probably deserves because the people that are working there and camping there are so nice! I would stay here again. Now for the bad: - One old, run down commercial trailer type bathroom for the whole campground. - Very buggy when we were there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A beautiful little campsite set amongst a lot of trees. Lots of space and grass between sites. Level, gravel parking area. Close to town and train ride. We stayed two days in a fifth wheel. Really enjoyed our stay here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This place if fabulous. Right on the river, lots of birdwatching, nice, shady sites, the train passes right by, within walking distance of town, friendly staff, clean restroom with plenty of hot water - it's almost heaven. I would have stayed forever if they hadn't told me they get 20 feet of snow in winter! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park now has free WI-FI. Staff was friendly and helpful. 50 amp sites are more expensive. The train is the reason we are here, but this is a nice park to stay at with or without the train. We arrived at 2:30 in the afternoon on a Monday without a reservation. There were only a couple of sites available. During June and August the park is full of members of the Friends of the C&TS RR who are volunteering to work on the railroad. Reservations may be a good idea. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Boy, this place has it all. Big trees, running stream, steam locomotive bridge, fishing, secluded tent campsites, morning coffee, free firewood, and even the occasional bear visit. Restrooms/showers clean and neat. Staff was very helpful and courteous. Very pleasant, laid back campground... We camped here in a Motorhome.
We came here specifically to enjoy the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railway, along with some “down time”, and we were not disappointed on either front. The train ride was spectacular, as expected. Our “down-time” was wonderful because of the bird-watching right outside our door. Some of the birds, we had never seen before, including Lewis’s Woodpecker. We were able to get a satellite-friendly site, although most of the sites are in the trees. The rates have gone up since a year ago, as our rate was based on a weekly rate. Needless to say, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would return in a heartbeat!!!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We chose this campground for its proximity to the Cumbres and Toltec Narrow Gage Railroad and were not disappointed as the train passes practically through the grounds. The campground itself features graveled sites and is well maintained. Maneuvering a large rig is a bit of a challenge as some turns are a bit tight. Management friendly and helpful and rate very reasonable. Good shade, sites fairly level. Especially attractive to train geeks (like myself). We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is one of our favorite campgrounds. The managment is friendly and aims to please. A lot of full timers work here. It is heavily wooded and very rustic and quiet. There is not a lot for kids to do since there is no pool or playground, but the Chama River affords a lot of chances to fish. The Cumbres and Toltec train (steam engine) runs through the campground at 10:00 am and then also late afternoon. A great sight seeing that steam engine come through the woods! Campers go down to the river to wait for the train and take pictures or wave at the people riding it. Chama Valley a great place to get away from it all and this campground the best. Chama is a small, quiet town with only a few shops. 40 miles away is Pagosa Springs, CO and from there you can go up Wolf Creek Pass and see some beautiful country. The drive north out of Chama along the train route is also a beautiful drive. Only negative is that in July there can be a mosquito issue. Otherwise, perfect place to go and veg. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a good park with some great pull-thrus, next to a river. The river has a bridge and provides fairly good fishing and recreation. We visited during the summer of 2006 and the winter 2005 and found the hosts to be really nice, friendly, and helpful. Winter daily rates were $15; summer (daily) were $28. We camped here in a Motorhome.
OK park for the area, it has a 'state park' feel, very heavily wooded. For rustic campers, it is perfect. For RVers who want Wifi, phone and cable, not so good. In season, a steam locomotive runs beside the park and there is a very nice mountain stream as well. This is a remote area with only a couple of small restaurants, but perfect for someone who wants to get away from it all! Our cell phones didn't even have a signal anywhere in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wonderful camping with nice shaded sites. Most sites are pull thru. Nice tent camping area. Restrooms are clean and neat. Pets welcomed but must be on leash and not left unattended outside. Near the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. Campground has a collection of railroad cars onsite. River fishing right outside the campground. We camped here in a camper.
What a gem! This is a nice clean, well maintained park. The owners are very friendly. The laundry and restrooms are spotless. Get a spot overlooking the river. It’s a great place to relax, read a book or just daydream. All they need is cable TV to make it perfect. We are definitely coming back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great rv park; friendly, helpful owners, very clean; quiet; level, easy in/out access; great sites right on lovely river; nice fenced in dog run area; highly recommend when staying in Chama. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Best in the area. Friendly hosts. Sites range from riverside to trees to an open area, all gravel but very level. Clean restrooms and reasonable laundry. Definitely stay here again when in the area. Have not stayed at others in the area but from drive by / drive thru this is definitely the best. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We can't add much more to the kudos this lovely campground has already received. We just stayed one night but will be back next season. We had a beautiful spot on the river, surrounded by radiant fall colors. If you can, you must come the first part of October. The Chama River Valley is spectacular! The park is as nice as everyone says it is, the owners are great, the WI-FI worked. It's quiet and peaceful and beautiful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Awesome place to stay! Owners very welcoming. Very clean well maintained park. Level sites with easily accessible hookups. Beautiful tree lined gravel roads. We felt like family the moment we arrived. We will return again & again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an extremely clean and well run RV park. The owners are very good, make sure you are welcomed, and have a great experience. I have stayed here the last 4 years and the service has remained constant. You can not go wrong in staying here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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Lovely campground. Owners were delightful and helpful. If we hadn't had plans to move on, we would have stayed longer. Very clean bathrooms and laundry. Park is well maintained. We will definitely be back for a longer visit next year - and early enough to enjoy some good trout fishing! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our 1st time at this park, but it won't be the last. We changed our plans and came back thru Chama just to stay in this park. Clean, extra quiet, friendly, owner operated, spacious, great river sites. I would have paid more. We have reserved a site for next year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wow, nice park. Plenty of trees, immaculate bathrooms and laundry, grassy common area with picnic tables, horseshoe pit, and close to town. The best thing about the park is their lots on the Rio Chama River. We stayed in spot 2 on the river in a motorhome, and the view was great. Each spot has a picnic table, and the sites were level and gravel. Very quiet park which is managed by the owners. They were nice people who take very good care of the place. We could only stay two nights,but would love to stay longer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great park with awesome owners. They are very pet friendly, and the amenities are great. Clean showers, fairly priced laundry that worked well. The sites are level with new gravel throughout the park. We stayed in the pull through and back in area as opposed to the "tree canopy" because we felt it had a little more room. There was a large field between the office and park where we were allowed to throw a ball to our well behaved dog, and they had a small dog run as well. I can't say enough about how nice and accommodating the owners were, and the town of Chama is really lovely. We will definitely be back when we are in the area! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were the first customers of the 2013 season. We have camped here many times, and this is our favorite campground ever. The owners go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. They recently made some improvements including new gravel throughout the entire park. We had a spot right on the river. We enjoy bird watching, and this is a great place for that. This stay, we saw some Bullock's Orioles, Lewis Woodpeckers, ducks, geese, doves and lots of hummingbirds. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is, quite simply, the best campground we have stayed in during our 32-state, 4-month RV vacation. Highlights were: the very friendly mom-and-pop owners; the excellent selection of 2nd-hand books for sale; wonderfully clean and tidy toilet/shower block built on a heated slab; and a beautiful setting among the autumn trees by a small creek. Any attempts to describe minor shortcomings would seem petty and trivial in comparison. Price reflects Good Sam discount, and the levy for our extra 4 hangers-on (aka kids). We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate reflects a week's stay at a site not on the river. This is a really nice RV park. The couple that runs it are very helpful, friendly, respectful, and happy. They keep the place very clean and orderly. Very quiet location off the road. Nothing but fields and trees on three sides of the park. We weren't crowded, but it was off season. I would definitely stay here again. The town of Chama does not have a lot to offer other than the Cumbres-Toltec Railroad, but the surroundings are very scenic and close enough to other towns and areas of interest. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The people who run this place are very friendly and helpful. Some sites are level, some are not close. Showers and laundry are clean and have a combination lock on them, however you need a flashlight to read the numbers at night. Some spaces seem to be double wide and some are barely wide enough for your slideouts! My awning extended to 18 inches from my neighbor and I saw some closer than that! Best places are by the river but it's a looong walk to restroom and laundry. I'm not sure whether I would return or not. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The place is clean, clean, clean. Not that that means they landscape it to death. If you're a birder (if you're an Australian a "twitcher") it's a good high-country place to bird. Gotta river, have warblers, flycatchers, Leweis's Woodpeckers, and at this time of year, tons-o-hummers. Aside from a skunk strolling by an hour or so ago, no worries. Would some back. Nice place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Absolutely wonderful park! The owners are so courteous and helpful - from the reservation process thru to check-in and set up. Park is so clean and spacious. Will definitely be here again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is just OK. They have at least 3 sections. The river sites are the best. Next are the sites in the tree canopy. Then there are gravel sites out in the open arranged in parking lot style. I wouldn't stay here unless I could get a river site. We are in the tree canopy area but it is a back in so our view out the front window is of a bunch of trailers parked in a gravel parking lot. Not real scenic for $32. That is with Good Sam rate. We are pretty close to our neighbors. The Wi-Fi is good. The park is well maintained. Can't get much in the way of TV channels, but it is that way in all the parks in Chama. We probably won't come back to this park on our next trip. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very friendly hosts. The best spots are along the waterfront and in the shaded area. Restrooms, showers and laundry very clean. Waterfront sites are meant for motorhomes to drive in forward, the hookups are at the road end of the site. In a travel trailer making connections may be difficult. We will stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice, very clean campground near the Rio Chama River. Roads and RV sites are well graveled. There are a number of nice shady sites near the river. There are also a number of big rig pull throughs and back ins along the property line that have little to no shade. If you are coming from the direction of Chama, you really have to be looking for the entrance sign as you can't see it until you are almost past the campground. The owners are very honest people who are very helpful and friendly. We would stay here again if in the area! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Has to be one of best maintained RV parks in Northern NM. All things RV park related are top notch. Staff is extremely customer oriented. Spaces are large. We had to leave early due to family illness and park staff worked with us to accommodate our needs. We will make a point to stay here in the future anytime we are in the Northern NM area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful! Quiet! Nice! What can I say?! We pulled in on a whim a little after 9 PM and the staff/owners saw us through their window and came right out. Opened up the office and let us stay; 'no charge for the kids'. Wonderful. EXTREMELY EASY sites to park in, even at night. Would definitely stay again. Would definitely recommend. They honor Good Sam Club. The camp area is bordered by tall cottonwoods that provide shade to many sites. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a beautiful park located on the Chama River. The owners are very friendly and go out of their way to make sure you have an enjoyable stay. The campground, restrooms, showers and laundry room were immaculate. The Wi-Fi signal was strong throughout the park. The view of the mountains and river were great. This is the best managed RV park we have ever stayed in. We will certainly stay here again. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Very nice and friendly park. Sites were level and big rig friendly. Owners are extremely nice and helpful. Laundry was immaculate. Sites on river are for motorhomes, hookups on wrong side for trailers. But the rest of the park is wonderful. Even in the middle of the park, the sites are staggered so you are not just looking right into the neighbor's rig. Wi-Fi is good, good cell phone reception and Verizon air card worked great as did satellite, and could get several local channels on antenna. Close and convenient to town. Easy access. Entrance ramp is fine, new concrete. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This a very nice park and is big rig friendly. Camped right on the river in a very large gravel site. Sat. Dish worked well and Wi-Fi was fine. Owners very nice and helpful. They only offer good Sam discount, so price was a bit high. Weekly rate a little less. Great park! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great park. The area is beautiful, the sites are clean and well taken care of, and the owners are very helpful and friendly. You can tell that they are putting everything they have into making this a 10 park all the way. We were told about this park by a camper that was staying in a park we were working at in Colorado so we decided to try it. I am glad we did. The WiFi is the best I have ever used in a park, easy access and fast. This couple were perfect camp hosts and owners. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a great park with long, level sites. The entrance is concrete and the roads and sites are gravel. The riverfront sites are the nicest, but everyone has access to the river. The owners are friendly and are constantly working to keep things clean and attractive. Restrooms and laundry are very clean. We would stay here again if in the Chama area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park was really special to us. We had stopped there for 2 nights before going on to CO and then decided to come back for a week. The owners are very nice people and helpul. We will go back there again or at least we hope to. EAS We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground was very clean and the river front sites were excellent. It was peaceful, the owner's were friendly, and the dog walk area was enjoyed by our little terrier. Chama area offers nice shops and it's main attraction is the steam railroad that goes to Colorado. The internet connection was great. The restrooms/showers were very clean. It has a laundry room. We camped in our big rig and would camp here again if we return to Chama. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I will begin by saying that the rough entry mentioned in previous reviews has been fixed. The owner has poured a nice concrete drive entering the park. Having said that my observations and comments echo the sentiments of previous ones. This park is an excellent place for both overnight stops and longer term stays. We loved it here! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a rustic, pleasant, well kept RV park. We had a camptsite right along the river. You pull in head first, so the river is right out your windshield. Sites were nice size. WiFi worked great. The owners work hard to please. Clean, quiet park with everything you would want in a mountain setting. No playground or cable TV, but I don't think any campgrounds in Chama have cable TV. Previous reviewer mentioned a problem with the entry to the park. The owners jumped on that problem and there is now a concrete driveway when you enter this RV park, so no more problems there. We will definitely go back again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved this resort so much that we extended our stay for three more days. It is beautiful, peaceful, and relaxing. Sites are fairly level with good hookups, especially for motorhomes. If you're staying on the river in a 5th Wheel, be sure to take power, water and sewer extensions if you want to back in. Those sites were built for motorcoaches to pull in and back out. Another plus is a very nice laundry facility and great camp hosts. We've already reserved for month next summer. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A very nice park. There are some sites on the river, others in the woods. They do have large pull through's or back in's in open area. The entry road was damaged while we were here, but as soon as possible repairs were going to be done. The owners were friendly and helpful. We will return when in the area. Great stop over, especially for the Chama train. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here for four nights with a group with seven other rigs. We had made reservations in March for specific sites and when we arrived the campground owners had everything correct, checked us in quickly and led us to our sites. We had a riverfront site under the trees. It was very beautiful and quiet. The restrooms, showers and laundry were very clean with plenty of hot water. Most of the sites are well shaded giving you a feeling of camping out in the woods. There are several open sites however for those who need open sky for their satellite dishes. There are also plenty of sites that will accommodate a 45-footer. The current owners have only had the place for three seasons now but have made many improvements and have many more planned, including repaving the entrance road with reinforced concrete. This is one of the nicest parks we have stayed in. The location is beautiful and quiet and the owners will really go out of their way to make you feel right at home. We will definitely stay here again the next time we are in the Chama area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Big Rig friendly. Entry road needs repair. Satellite friendly. This park is a work in progress, Not a Resort at this time, No Pool, and No Club house. But owners did have large tent for get together of large groups. Best RV park in Chama area. Owners/staff very friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We pulled our 41' Monaco into a corner of the park along the river and wow did we have a nice view of the river. It was quiet and roomy with friendly neighbors. Lots of trees too. Trails along the river were easy to navigate and the managers of the park were the friendliest we'd met in many of our travels. It is a bit far from town, so we didn't walk into town, although the manager offered us a ride into town. We spotted many deer crossing the river every morning and every evening. The laundry room was very clean, the wireless worked very well. Our stay was in late fall when leaves were falling. We would gladly stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of the cleanest, most comfortable, friendly, quiet campgrounds we have ever stayed in. Restrooms and showers rival 4-star hotels in cleanliness. Likewise with the laundry facilities. The hosts are super friendly and helpful. The views are absolutely breathtaking. The whole town of Chama is glad you are here. The campground itself is well off the highway which contributes to the peaceful atmosphere. We highly recommend this park! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 7 / 10 ]
The owners are fantastic hosts. They go beyond the expected to help you. I was having trouble with my laptop computer and they stopped what they was doing and helped me to get it connected to their Wi-Fi. They will also help you get parked and set-up in your site. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Quiet park and a nice spot. The owners were so helpful and friendly. Have great pride of ownership. Has clean restrooms and laundry. The local grocery is great, clean and well stocked. The RV park is only open for the summer season. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a lovely, quiet park with very friendly people running it. They gave us our choice of spaces and were extremely helpful. There are both shaded and sunny spots and some by the river. Very clean and we would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a one of the best campgrounds we have stayed at in the last five years of our travels across the country in a RV. The owners are very nice and will work with you to make your stay the best experience you could ever expect. This is the second time that we stayed at this campground and on this trip we drove 200 miles off of our original route to stay here. We were having trouble with our computer, getting logged on to Wi-Fi but staff took the time to get our laptop reconfigured and it worked great. We stayed at a river site and the sound off the flowing water in the river was very peaceful and relaxing. The roads and lots in this campground are spacious and staff gave us an escort to our site. If you are looking for a campground with natural beauty, peace and quiet and congenial people, this is the place for you. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great campground. The owners are extremely friendly and knowledgeable of the area. There are sites to fit every size of RV. This is one of the few RV parks you can actually view each RV site using the virtual tour they have on their web page. I can't see how anyone can say they were mislead regarding their site. RV sites are level and wide. Each one has a picnic table and fire ring. There are sites with shade and without shade. The park is very big rig friendly. The Wi-Fi is the strongest we have used this year. We stayed here for a month and enjoyed every minute of it. Oh, regarding the "potholes" be advised that last year a new asphalt entrance was installed but due to the extreme changes temperatures it apparently did not last. After closing this year the owners are laying down a new concrete road leading into the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Highly recommend this RV Resort. Long, wide pull-thrus. Not necessary to unhook toad if just passing through. Big rig friendly, easy to maneuver. Pot holes previous reviewer mentioned cause no problem to get around. Owners were most friendly and helpful, even offered to help set up. Very convenient to train depot. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Owners of Sky Mountain, made us feel very welcome, as did others that stay there seasonally. We felt like part of a big family. This is a nice quiet park that we'll return to in the future. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The most wonderful place, with amazingly friendly, helpful owners! Congenial group of campers, both short term and long term RV'ers. Great for families. Beautiful site with lots of mature trees shading most of the campsites. Lots of birds and the river is beautiful! Great place for dogs with a huge play area to run and fetch. Quiet and peaceful with great amenities. Book early for a river site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Recognize that ratings here are totally subjective, but after nearly losing my toad in the entrance pot-hole, we found this place to be one big graveled parking lot with hook-ups. RVs are stacked elbow-to-elbow, vehicle traffic through the place raises dust-this is in my opinion, definitely not a resort, nor does it live up to the ratings listed here. We were assigned a site when the reservations were made, but that site was occupied when we arrived. The brochure states the resort is "Located on over 10 wonderful acres at the southern edge of the spectacular Rocky Mountains, our pristine surroundings and beautiful campsites are unsurpassed." Maybe I am at the wrong park? We camped here in a Motorhome.
The owners were the nicest of hosts. They were friendly and helpful with advice we wouldn't normally have known about local attractions. The park was well-maintained and clean. They were in evidence a lot to see that it stayed that way or to see if anybody needed anything. The atmosphere was so pleasant with the nights quiet and dim. Many of the campers were regulars, so there was a welcoming/familiarity here also. When we thanked the owners upon leaving, we told them we would stay again should we be back their way again, and we most certainly will! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
The wifi here is blazing fast, and there is a good signal throughout the park. River sites have hookups at the front of the site, which is convenient for motorhomes, but fifth wheels will need a long sewer hose. The owners are exceptionally friendly and helpful. Sites in the tree grove are unusually spacious and inviting. This may be one of the best parks in the country. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice little park, owners extremely friendly. Facilities and park well maintained. Only reason not rated 10, sites were a little close and the sites on the river aren't set up for 5th wheels. Utilities are located in the front so motorhomes can pull in forward. I would definitely stay here again. Beware, call owner for directions, it is real easy to miss and you don't want to miss this one. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were greeted by managers who were extremely helpful and friendly. The park sites accommodate "big rigs". We experienced no difficulties parking our fifth wheel which has 5 slides. The view of the mountains is extraordinary and the rates for a week extremely reasonable. Definitely would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The sites here are well spaced and staggered so that you aren't looking directly at the RV next to you. We stayed near the tree canopy but on the edge so satellite reception was easy. The owners live on site and are the managers. They have to be the nicest owners we've encountered. We watched one of the owners helping people park in the midst of a rain storm. We plan to come back here next summer and stay longer. The park is well maintained and a very peaceful and relaxing place to be. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great park right on a nice stretch of the river in Chama. This park is much nicer than any other in the area. The park owners are extremely friendly and accommodating. The riverfront premium sites are level, spacious, and give a great view of the river. They have 50 amp connections, water, and sewer. The riverfront sites are set up for motorhomes where you may pull head in to use those big front windows for a view of the river. The laundry and bathroom facilities are exceptionally clean. There are fire rings at each site for a camp fire and split wood is available at the front for $5 for a good size bundle. This place is kid friendly and so nice that we decided to stay an extra night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This has to be the best RV park we have ever stayed in. The “resort” is the cleanest I have ever seen. The grounds are immaculate and the bathrooms and laundry are new and spotless. So many things add to the experience, such as the wood carvings of the eagles and bears that are carved on tree stumps throughout the park. They have three RV areas; an open area, “tree canopy” (shaded area), and “riverside.” Very quiet. We stayed on the riverside and could barely make out a truck every now and then on the highway. Could hear emergency vehicles on the highway but not many went by. Riverside sites are fantastic. River is beautiful, and sounds so good. Don’t know what the flow is like normally, but was very nice while we were here. Large level sites with easy access, and good gravel roads. Couldn’t ask for better host. They were very knowledgeable of all the attractions in the area and even print up a synopsis of special events in the area. WiFi worked flawlessly. Even though is doesn’t have a pool or cable, it still rates a 10 in my book. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Nice little campground in a beautiful valley. The owners show you to your spot and help you hook up if you need it. We had a spacious pull-through, but we wish there were more trees. Wifi was real good. The campground was easy to get in and out of, but there are some potholes at the entrance that need to be taken care of. All in all a good camping experience. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed 2 nights in this park. Owners are very friendly. We stayed on the river. Next time we will probably stay back in the trees as there is more shade. A dog run is in the future plans for the park. We will definitely stay here again if we are in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
With a pool and cable, I would rate this park a 10. The owners and operators are very nice and lead us to our site with an offer to help set up. The park is very well kept and has spacious sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park for a long stay. We stayed 4 months at the monthly rate of 500 to 600, depending on the site. Facilities are excellent. Washer and dryer and shower and restroom building is always clean and heated. Wi-Fi works most of the time and is fixed promptly when needed. The owners and operators couldn't be nicer and more cooperative. We did business and took care of medical business at the office with their help. We enjoyed nights and the fire-ring at the river. We took trips into the mountains in the Jeep several times a week and the country is beautiful. The train ride is also exciting. We will stay here again when in the southwestern states. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We are camped here from May 1st till the middle of September of 2009. Very pleased with the camp as a whole and the couple who own it and staff in particular. It's clean, has all the necessary facilities and caring people to help any time we need them. Monthly rates are very reasonable. Cool weather in the summer is a must for full timers and this is perfect. Beautiful country to check out and a few places providing entertainment. Rates are reasonable for full timers. Will stay here next year if possible. Thanks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at this excellent RV park last month in our Class A motorhome. From the moment we drove into this park it was clear this was exceptionally clean and attractive. The area surrounding the village of Chama is so picturesque and these owners have done nothing to disturb this natural beauty, in fact have enhanced it by maintaining the park to a pristine condition. We never use park restroom facilities so we cannot comment on those, but the laundry room is cleaner than ours at home. A bonus of this laundry room is the covered porch outside where you can sit in the provided chairs while your clothes are tumbling and drink in the view. This is the first RV park and area we have stayed in that we immediately planned on returning to in the near future. We have made reservations for a month here in August and have begun plans to make this happen. My husband is on dialysis with a portable hemodialysis machine, which we take in the motorhome. This requires shipments of dialysis solutions and these very gracious owners have agreed to handle and store the shipments for us when we return. They could not be more accommodating, truly making the RV'rs feel more like their guests than customers. Any special needs are cheerfully dealt with and they are a truly friendly and cheerful couple. We chose a riverfront site, with the Rio Chama right outside our front windshield for our May stay. It was lovely hearing the sound of the water right outside our rig, very peaceful. For our return trip we chose a site in the open area of pull-through spaces. Even though these are open, there is a canopy of trees between these and the river which will provide late afternoon shade and the river is a short walk from there. You have a choice of riverfront, tree canopy and open spaces in this park. All look to be excellent, level sites. We would highly recommend this park to anyone visiting the picturesque Chama area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
We visited this campground in late May. This is one of the most well cared for campground we have ever visited. The grounds are pristine...the restrooms and laundry facilities were very clean. Also, the free Wi-Fi worked flawlessly. We Stayed in one of the river front sites in a 5R. These sites are more or less designed for Motor homes as sewer, water, and electric are on curb side. Presented no problem for us though..we had enough water hose and extension cord to facilitate. The staff is very friendly and helpful..They even furnish "leveling boards" to level your rig if needed,but we found the sites very level..where have you ever seen a campground go to this extent? They were also available to help guide you into your site. In closing, if you decide to visit Sky Mountain Resort...you WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED... The park is located South of the town..about a mile. If you aren't careful you'll drive past the entrance on the right..the signage could be bigger and more prominent... BTW, visit their Webb site it's a good one..Virtual views of the park! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Stayed there 4 nights in a river view site. The hosts are wonderful and very helpful. This is really a great RV park, run by some very good caring folks, we will go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Excellent! We stayed one month and were so happy here. All facilities, including laundry, showers and restrooms were new and very well kept. The most enjoyable thing about the stay was the couple who own Sky Mountain Park. They were helpful in parking our RV, we used their WiFi for free, they printed out a form we needed from email, furnished change for the laundry and gave us all information we asked for about the area. We are fulltimers and will spend one or two months here in the summer every year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Advantage - live on site owners eager to please. Location is excellent. Shower room is "almost like home". Far enough off highway to be quiet. Lots and lots of stars (in the sky). We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Sky Mountain Resort RV Park was delightful, clean, quiet, scenic, spacious and user friendly. The owners went out of their way to make guests feel at home. We hope to return in the future and plan to stay for a much longer period of time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful setting on the Chama River in the cottonwood trees. Sites were not very level but there was quite a bit of room between them. Owners were very friendly and helpful. Nice, quiet park. Would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First the people are great, very friendly, very helpful with all your needs. The campgrounds and the bath house are very clean and updated. The setting is near the Chama river and sits under cottonwood trees. It is quiet and very beautiful. We needed help with parking our trailer and they were very willing to help. We also needed a pump for the trailer and they helped us with the location of trailer parts. They take reservations, so we plan on going back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
This park is under new management in 2007. They had just opened for the season and I was the only one in the park for two days. The bathroom and laundry facilities were brand new. WiFi and cable TV were not available while I was there. It is located in a beautiful setting along the river with adjacent pasture lands and views of the mountains. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Despite earlier reviews, we decided to try this campground. We found it to be very clean and quiet. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It is just a basic campground, with gravel sites and roads. Wi-Fi is available at no charge. We would stay again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We made reservations two months ahead but arrived at the campground, toured it, and moved on to another. It had permanent trailers parked and sites looked unkempt. It just gave an overall appearence of being rundown. Would not make reservations again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A well maintained park located near the main intersection in Chama. The pull throughs were long and wide. Many of the picnic tables were under shelters. The free WiFi signal from the Chama Visitors Center was accessible from a number of campsites. Convenient to the scenic railroad which runs from Chama into Colorado and back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.