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Rancho Sonora Inn & RV Park

Florence, Arizona


9198 N Highway 79
Florence, Arizona 85132
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 75
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 32.96258
Longitude: -111.33784

Elevation: 1750' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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10 Reviews

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Review Count: 193
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

On a scale of 1 to 10 for quality of the facilities, I'd give this park a 9 or 10. Everything was very clean and well maintained and the park has some of the prettiest desert landscaping that I've ever seen. The showers and restrooms are in the office/clubhouse and somewhat oddly placed. As you enter the building there is a small lounge area to your left, the office itself to the right and a community kitchen directly in front of you. Go to the right to access one bathroom and the "library" or to the left to access the other bathroom and the laundry. Bathrooms are uni-sex, but private with each one having its own toilet, sink and shower. Hint: the bathroom by the "library" is larger and has the better shower. Restrooms were very clean and nicely decorated. The park also has a pool and hot tub which we didn't use. They looked very nice, but the hot tub is only heated from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and the pool is unheated. Now, as for the friendliness of the residents I would have to give this park only a 3 or 4 on a scale of 1 to 10. When we arrived, the man who checked us in seemed a little put out that we were disturbing him on a Sunday, even though we had reservations, because they "don't normally have the office open on a Sunday." Although we saw many residents when we were walking around the park, no one seemed very friendly and it was usually my husband or I who said "hi" first. I got the impression this park is primarily set up for long term seasonal residents and so those of us just passing through aren't particularly welcome. I must say however that the neighbor behind us and the one to one side were friendly enough. A final note: We picked this park for its proximity to Boyce Thompson Arboretum and had no idea Florence is also known as "Prison City" for its close proximity to half a dozen prisons, which gives the area a kind of depressing, creepy vibe in our opinion. Your experience may be different of course. We camped at Rancho Sonora Inn & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Don't miss Boyce Thompson Arboretum - the main reason we came to Florence. It's totally fabulous!

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Review Count: 140
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

The rate is based on monthly charge plus electric. We stayed here for two months, November through December and generally enjoyed the area. The roads as well as the parking spaces are gravel which causes some dust when folks don't obey the speed limit. Each site has a concrete pad with a picnic table. We paid $400 a month and $.17kWh for power which we thought was a tad high. The park's workampers do an amazing job keeping everything clean and tidy. Very quiet park with minimum lighting so one can enjoy the stars at night. The park's WiFi was fair the first three weeks of November and then it really started slowing down as more folks arrived. That is understandable considering the number of folks here that stream TV and video. One gentleman (there were several more) was heard saying that he watches all of his TV and downloads movies using the park's WiFi. That slows everyone down. He also said that he pays for the WiFi (in his space rent) so he is going to use it. Hmmm....OK. We were able to get a DTV satellite from site 52 and the Verizon 4G signal was very strong on our phones and the MiFi. One of the things we found to be troubling is the cost of electrical service. For the month of November we paid $130 but since it was hot most days, we ran the air conditioner a lot. But then for December, we paid the same $130 and we didn't run the AC nearly as much. On top of that, we were gone for a week. No stores in the immediate area so you must go to Florence or Coolidge for shopping. Coolidge has a Wally Mart and a Safeway. We camped at Rancho Sonora Inn & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
52
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 81
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

It is a very nice, clean and friendly RV park. There are some pull through sites but most are back in. The negative is that the some of the roads are tight for a 39 foot RV. We got in fine but we had to be careful. There are some sites that are much easier to get in and out of. There are great places to walk the dog. The park is quiet and everything is really well kept. We did not use the wifi. The sites are all level. The trees had just been trimmed but you can see where they can be a problem in some sites for bigger rigs. We stayed for one night but most people are there for the winter. Florence is a small town with basic amenities, but we were not there long enough to explore the area. If you have a larger rig, make sure they know that when you make the reservation. We camped at Rancho Sonora Inn & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

This is a beautiful park. It is well maintained and the sites are level, clean and have some natural vegetation and trees between most sites. They have activities almost every day, yoga, cornhole and card games in the evenings. The people and staff are very friendly. The pool area is gorgeous with grass, nice landscaping, a grill and kiva fireplace

The only negatives are the wifi, the un-heated pool, and the spa is only heated from 4:30-8:30 every day. It's pretty far from town, which is also a positive since it's quiet and makes for great star viewing at night. We camped at Rancho Sonora Inn & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There's a Walmart about 10 miles away in Coolidge.

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We were parked in "overflow" parking. It lacked landscaping and was very far from the baths and showers. However, they had warned us that was where we would be when we made the reservation. We were willing to accept those conditions because of the extremely difficult task of getting RV spots in Arizona in February. We camped at Rancho Sonora Inn & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
73
Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Casa Grande ruins.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This is a nice little park. We rented our space for $350 per month that included water and sewer. Electric was an additional charge. They do not have cable but do have WiFi with no additional charge, but it is often difficult to obtain and maintain a connection. Electric service is only 30amp and so we could not use our heat pump because of its amp needs that are in excess of 30amp. We did enjoy our time at this park. We camped at Rancho Sonora Inn & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
Lot B
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

To do anything you practically need to travel several miles. The nearest town is Florence and there are a couple of good eateries but little else. To see a movie or shop, etc., you must travel 30 or more miles.

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Review Count: 51
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

First, this is one of the most aesthetically pleasing parks we've stayed in during our first year of living FT in an RV. The owners have taken great care to keep the facility pleasing to the eyes. There is a B&B on property that is equally nice. There is a lovely pool/spa area with citrus trees growing on the property. They aren't treated so you have to get to the fruit before the bugs do. The coyotes were very interesting to listen to at night off in the distance and sometimes close by, but never on the property. Keep your animal on a leash though. We live in a 39' fifth wheel toy hauler and had no problems getting into our site. This is a small intimate park. The park provided Wi-Fi is very poor. You will be able to use your Verizon phone here, but the air card service is very unreliable. We still work full time and had to leave early because of the unreliability of running off a Verizon air card. The site next to us left too because he has a Sprint phone that would drop his calls. It's very unfortunate because I'd love to stay longer. You are out away from civilization, and your cell signal bounces between three towers. The beauty of this place is it is almost like camping again even though you live in an RV. Also, this is not a 55+ park which is nice. (AZ law requires the parks allow 20% of those under 55 into the park, but you have to take their word for it). The sites are large for this part of the country with lots of natural flora/fauna. We were in site 42 which was very nice until they started parking overflow vehicles in the desert behind us. It killed our view. And, the site that filled up in our right back corner was a little too close, but it's better than most parks in the area. The only negative I can say is the campers who have returned for 8+ years started things off on the wrong track for me. They stay on the back row. We have a dog and take proper care of her. But, I was given the "evil eye" when I walked her in the back row area behind the RV and over by the dog walk. Turns out you are judged before they know you are staying in this back area. They've had problems in the past with other campers allowing their pets in the common RV area for the back row folks and not cleaned up after their pet. Thankfully, I was approached, and the person apologized, but it just set a bad tone. This same group holds daily happy hour as well. I think they could have been welcoming, but I'm not sure I want to associate with folks who are so "tight" and react without knowing facts. I truly hope when I hit the 55+ age that I have more on my mind than to worry about stuff like this and talk about other people. The upside is they do keep an eye on what's going on in the park, so nothing gets amiss fast. If you are a big rig, make sure you stay in a premium site. It's a little more costly but well worth it. Overall, I hate to leave this RV park and would love to return when we don't have to work full time anymore. One last word, the folks are so helpful that make the reservations. I couldn't say anything nicer about the people who work for the RV park. Happy trails! We camped at Rancho Sonora Inn & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 86
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: February, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice people, the long-term section of the park was great (lots of lovely decorations) but unfortunately we had problems in the overnight section. (The electricity did not work: the owner said they would fix it.) Overnight section did not have much privacy plus no sewer. Pool and spa were too cold to use. No fenced dog area but lots of space to walk around. Club house was very nice and the laundry facility was free. Overall this is probably a better place for someone who is planning on staying a couple of months. We camped at Rancho Sonora Inn & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 51
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Nice friendly park. At this time of the year the main sites are all long termers who have been here a number of years. We were in overflow area which did not have sewer nor was Wi-Fi signal available. Had to walk to the club to get signal. People are very friendly and about half the park is involved in traveling throughout the area in their 4-wheel drives, mostly Jeeps. Would stop here again. We camped at Rancho Sonora Inn & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Rancho Sonora is a nice RV park with a small inn and casitas on the property. The park was mostly vacant an quiet as we camped here in the off-season. The park is well maintained and situated in a nice desert setting. There's a walking path through the desert which is nice early in the morning. The stars are bright as the park is well away from the city. The Wi-Fi worked well. We camped at Rancho Sonora Inn & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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