Benson, Arizona

Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory

Benson, Arizona



251 S. Ocotillo Avenue
Benson, Arizona 85602
Phone: (520) 586-4400

Sites: 173
Recent Rate: $15 1/2016

Latitude: 31.9673060560729
Longitude: -110.306972377488

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $3.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 3.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities yes
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities yes
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards yes
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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124 Reviews

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xrayaz

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $38.00
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Spent night on my way home to Phoenix. Great staff in office. My sister went to the observatory and thought it was great. Well presented and answered all questions and all had a chance to look thru telescope. The park itself was very clean and well maintained with about 30 pull thru spots and the balance back-in. As others have mentioned, you can hear the train at night and early morning. I kind of liked it and my sister thought it was too much. We camped at Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Don't miss the on site observatory !! Very close to a Safeway for those items you may need.

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Stevie Ray

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $15.00
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This is a very nice and well kept park with wide streets and spacious lots. Sites are gravel with some trees and level. WiFi is extra and poor. Cable is poor as well. Very friendly staff. Excellent facilities, club house, pool and hot tub. This park would rate a "10" if not for the constant train noise. Tracks are a block away and VERY busy over night and early morning. Not the parks fault, but annoying just the same. We camped at Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory in a Fifth Wheel.

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ALbums

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $40.00
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This is your typical big RV park with long gravel pull throughs lined up in row upon row. Unfortunately, it is very near the train tracks and the trains roar through blowing their whistles all night long - bring your earplugs! We dealt with two different women in the office and one was very nice and helpful and one was quite a sourpuss. Wifi did not work for us. We camped at Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory in a Travel Trailer.

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Bahoppe

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $25.00
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Very clean park with paved roads and level site pads. Staff was friendly and helpful. We camped at Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory in a Motorhome.

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Mr. Rick

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $19.00
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This is absolutely the cleanest RV Park I've seen in over 40 years of RVing. When we came in there was a worker sweeping rocks off the paved access roads and back onto the sites. Another worker was power sanding and refinishing the picnic tables. All roads are paved and excellent. Some sites also had paved parking pads. The rest were gravel, as were the sites themselves. Power and water were good. Cable was a bit limited and only Standard Definition. Wi-Fi was fast and strong but the park was only 10% full. Don't know how it would work with a full park. Staff was friendly and helpful. We attended the observatory program one evening and it was excellent and entertaining. Safeway, Ace Hardware, and several good restaurants were in walking distance. Wal-Mart was a block away. No highway noise but a busy train track was close. Train horn was noticeable until we removed our hearing aids. Most sites had some shade part of the day. Plenty of room but during busy times, one would have to unhook the toad. Pool, hot tub, and restrooms were very clean. Dogs runs were fenced but rock. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Benson is higher and 10 to 20 degrees cooler than Phoenix. Evenings were super. Tombstone is about 25 miles and worth the trip. A mining town, Bisbee is about 25 miles beyond Tombstone. Don't forget to attend the observatory program, weather permitting.

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ziaptrn

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $19.00
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We stayed here overnight, and had an outstanding time. Staff are super-friendly and go out of their way to be helpful. Park is spotlessly clean, and so is pool and hot tub (both of which we enjoyed). WiFi service included and was excellent; parking pads are asphalt and level. We camped at Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Very close to Kartchner Caverns, which we thoroughly enjoyed. The drive is about 20 minutes away, and the guided tour about an hour and a half long. Well worth the trip!!! VERY happy to recommend this park.

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RetiredVagabond

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $19.00
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Very nice park with a few full time 'Park Model' homes. Very well kept; the property and the facilities. This time of year it's very empty but I was told in the winter months it's full and they do not take the PA discounts. I was going to stay here 1 night, but liked it so much I stayed 3. A fellow camper enjoyed the Observatory and presentation so I am going tonight. It's free! The roads are very nice and paved. The sites are paved with gravel on the sides under utilities and table. We camped at Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

I went to Tombstone. It's interesting if you enjoy history of the old west and only a 30 minute drive. Bisbee is another half hour. I didn't go there but my neighbors enjoyed it.

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User3125

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $29.00
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This is a very nice resort. It is very neat and well maintained. The pull-thru sites are paved and mostly level. Most sites appear to have a hump in the middle probably to avoid standing water. If you are using it for just an overnight stop the sites are not long enough to leave your toad attached. The sites along the outside of the park are all gravel. There is no fire pit or grill, but there is a picnic table. They have a nice small pool and hot tub although we did not get the opportunity to try them. They have their own observatory but unfortunately it was not operational while we were there. The roads in and around the park are wide enough to easily get around. There is shopping nearby. It is a block away from a railroad and the trains pass through about every 20 minutes. The cable had only a few channels. The WI-FI worked well. It is a good place to stay if you plan to see the sights during the day and only use the park to sleep. We camped at Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory in a Motorhome.

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R&S

Review Count: 124
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $21.00
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Our rate was Passport America. Lovely place, that is typical of a snowbird type RV park with paved roads, nice landscaping, well-maintained grounds and good hookups. Our site had a paved surface for the RV with crushed gravel. There is a nice smaller heated pool, a trade library, a computer in the building to use, clean modern restrooms & showers, a very clean laundry area ($1.75/wash), a dog walk area. The hot tub and observatory were down when we were there and they were waiting for parts. There is a grocery store 1 block away & a post office across the street. Office & grounds workers were super pleasant and it was not busy in May. Tengo internet was available. We had good Verizon reception. We loved it here. We camped at Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory in a Travel Trailer.

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fanrgs

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $26.00
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One of the best RV parks we have ever stayed in: paved streets and paved sites for short-term RVers like us; off the Interstate and main road and screened by a shopping center from highway noise; exceptionally well-maintained swimming pool, community room, coffee room, craft room, and laundry; and walking distance to both Safeway and Walmart (which we did walk to). The nighttime telescope viewing program was an extra-added benefit that you don't find anywhere else. We would stay here again in a minute and have already recommended it to friends and family! We camped at Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Great location near I-10 to stay while maiking a big loop to visit Tombstone, Bisbee, and Ft. Huachuca. Mostly occupied by snowbirds in winter and early spring. But, since all newer RVs have air-conditioning, it could also be used during school vacations by families on the way to the Grand Canyon or the amusement parks and beaches of southern California. The pool and observatory programs should be especially interesting to those families.

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Dave and Linda

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $40.00
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Wonderful rv park. Lots of activities. Very clean restrooms, I don't think I have ever seen anything cleaner. Even the laundry room was very clean. Office has great hours from 8-5 seven days a week. Pool was closed for a couple of days for safety as the wind had blown a lot of yellow pollen into the water but after the filters cleared it we enjoyed our time in the water. I will be back. We camped at Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Blacktop parking pad. Day trips to Tombstone, Kartchner Caverns, Tucson, Sierra Vista, Bisbee, etc.

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Dave - Kathy

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $21.00
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We stayed for 7 days and 5 of those days the pool was closed. The water looked foggy and they must have had problems with it. The restroom was dirty and the same dirt stains on the floor were there for 5 days. Also the trash can was over flowing so no one had cleaned in there for awhile. Just about every time we went to the office it was closed. When we came to register on arrival we had to wait about 5 minutes at the front desk as the clerk was in back and said she'd be right out. We had cable TV but not many channels. One channel went out and never came back leaving us with one less channel. This used to be a very nice resort and we looked forward to relaxing by the pool but being closed most of the time, we were not able to use it. We were not satisfied with our stay and would not stop here again. It seemed to have gone downhill. We camped at Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory in a Motorhome.

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Dave and Kim

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $21.00
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We stayed at this park last year and loved it so much came back again this year. Last year we thought the park was already great, but this year it seemed even better! Roads resealed, picnic tables painted, and just as before, friendly as ever! We were told that April is the first month of the off season, so most of the staff is gone forcing them to close the office for an hour at lunch. I was amazed that they were still open 7 days a week until 5 pm. We have been to a lot of parks in off season, only to find very limited everything. They even had a few activities still going on at Butterfield. Even with their summer skeleton staff, the park was still very clean, great bathrooms, and clean showers. The pool was closed for a few days when we were there...while it was sad to not be able to use it, we had to admire how hard the manager was working to get it re-opened. The park has a pine tree at every site, (not common in AZ) which we love, but some high winds and lots of pollen made it really difficult to keep the pool clean.

We love the park, the people, and everything this area has to offer so much we are thinking about buying a park model! We camped at Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory in a Motorhome.

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timetocamp

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $32.00
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Loved this campground. We were only there for one night, but would definitely go back. Lots to do here and within walking distance to grocery store. Our site was level, but short. We camped at Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory in a Motorhome.

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Mike1987

Review Count: 88
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $27.00
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The sites are fairly close together, but not exceptionally close. The park is very clean. We camped at Butterfield RV Resort & Observatory in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Good place to visit Tombstone, Bisbee, Karchner Caverns, Ft. Huachuca and Army post.

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