We stayed at this small RV park next to the lodges for a month in early 2015 in our 24 ft motor home while we explored the fabulous nearby Chiricahua Mountains. The park - which has 4 full-service, back-in spots - offers comfortable, friendly, and affordable accommodations in a quiet, beautiful corner of New Mexico. The park is within walking distance of a tavern and a cafe/convenience store - both serve good food. We plan to come back to Mountain Valley again next year. The $20 rate is their current daily rate; we paid a considerably discounted rate for a month's stay. - Wisconsin Travelers
Owner operator of the business is friendly and offers information. There is some shade available. It is a small RV Park but can back up 50 foot RV's. Has a pay shower and laundry room that is clean. Has a beautiful koi pond in the yard. We plan to visit again. - mtvalley
Love love love this park! Yes, it is in the middle of nowhere and you have to drive an hour to get to the nearest store, but that's part of the charm. Perfect spot to explore the eastern side of the Chiricahua mountains (drive up to Portal and on in towards the forest - you won't regret it). Huge, long spots and even though you are close to your neighbor on one side. There's so much space on the other three sides, you won't care. Beautiful clubhouse area with Koi pond and plants, and cages of parrots. Sky so dark at night you can see the Milky Way.
My 9 year old and 11 year old city kids proclaimed that they would happily live at Rusty's forever. Be aware of the geese, though. They are very aggressive and will chase after you (or your kids). And if you don't like parrots and their squawking, don't get a site next to the clubhouse! - GrowFam
You have to love the owner. She is energetic and and enthusiastic. She will give you a map that will take you on a great trip into the Chiricahua mountains. The campground is spacious. The only issue is that the sites are laid-out so that you will have another RV close to you facing the opposite direction, but, in most cases, it will not be an issue unless you have noisy neighbors. The setting is nice with views of the surrounding mountains. The owner has declared that the park is a dark skies park and that you are requested to keep outdoor lighting off and your shades drawn at night. We think that is great and the way all parks should be; thank you! The laundry is clean and very inexpensive. There are only two washers and driers, so plan accordingly. Apparently there are plans to add more. The WiFi is strong and fast. We had good Verizon voice but no data. Satellite was not a problem since there are no trees. This is a great base for visiting the surrounding mountains. We will likely stay here again. - TheJim
Very unusual RV park with its spaciousness, beautiful mountain and desert scenery and its peacefulness. You find yourself almost speaking in a whisper so as not to disturb the quiet. Nice walking trails, social events for those who wish to participate, very friendly and helpful owners. Great birding area. Verizon signal excellent, WiFi good most of the time. Definitely off the beaten path but well worth seeking out. - mockturtle