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Review Count: 126
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4
Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $17.00
This is a dark sky, solitude, quiet RV park. Those annoying battery power lights and lights strings are not allowed here. Without a major city or a residential area within 50 miles, the night skies are dark here. The place is absolutely quiet. There are no trains, buses, trucks, planes or boat traffic to disturb the natural sounds blessing this place. A number of improvements have enhanced the grounds including a new gravel, gated entry off the main road. The clubhouse now has an enhanced outdoor patio area, excellent Wi-Fi is available through-out the RV Park. During our stay the pond was being renovated. Panoramic views of the surrounding area is outstanding. We camped at Rusty's RV Ranch in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 33
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 8
Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $24.00
This is a wonderful park. The spaces are 100 feet long pull through so there is no problem parking. There is lots of space. There is an aviary and park that is very relaxing. Rusty herself is a hoot.
There are two unique characteristics of this park that I love. It is a dark sky park. You may not have any exterior lights or unshaded windows after dark. That is so that one can go out and enjoy the stars. It is truly amazing.
Second is the birding. Not only on the park, but just west is a large reserve. Wonderful. We camped at Rusty's RV Ranch in a Motorhome.
Rodeo is small. There is a combined restaurant-grocery that has just the minimum. The food was good, but not much in supplies. There is no gas in town.
The reptile museum is amazing. You must visit it.
Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $15.00
Rusty's RV Ranch is a nice little oasis in the desert. We stayed 3 nights. Sites were okay, but spartan. Seemed to have a lot of wasted space, but plenty of room for our RV and Truck. The Laundry/Clubhouse has a small pond with some caged birds, there is also another pond in the park. We were invited to a talapia dinner on the patio of the clubhouse one of the nights we were there, pot luck. Everyone was very friendly.
This is a "Dark Sky" park, and the stargazing was spectacular. Tons of birding opportunities in the surrounding area: we were even given hand-drawn birding map at check in. We camped at Rusty's RV Ranch in a Travel Trailer.
Close to the Chihuahua national forest. Closest fuel is 19 miles away.
Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $20.00
Great campground. A truly great place to stay. Very long parking sites for the RV, good hookups. Spacious sites add to the experience. Very nice dog run on the west side of the park. Outstanding skies for astronomers, lots of rockhound locations nearby, bird watchers delight. Also great for ham radio!
Easy to get here, take exit 5 south off I-10, go 25 miles and enter on the right. We camped at Rusty's RV Ranch in a Fifth Wheel.
Shopping centers in Douglas south (Walmart) and Lordsburg north. Gas and convenience store and mercantile in Animas (about 9 miles east).
Review Count: 44
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3
Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $21.00
Rate reflects one week at weekly and two days at daily. This is a very comfortable place to stay. Two hundred foot long spaces, hook-ups conviently placed. Owners the best, friendly, knowledgable, and considerate. Dirt/gravel roads and spots. Level. There is a clubhouse with shower, and the owners host a pot-luck Fridays, supplying main course, and campers providing side-dishes. Very tasty and you get to meet other campers. There is a swim/spa which is nice to soak in after a hard day of hiking or bird watching or sitting in the sun. This is a 'dark sky' park, meaning no lights emiting from your RV after dark. The sky out here is amazing. Each space has a table and a fire pit. We will be back here for sure. It is about 50 miles to a large grocery store and about 40 miles to the nearest gas station, so plan ahead. WiFi was great (and free) and water pressure was good. No pool or kid's play area, but there is so much to do in the area that it will not be missed. We camped at Rusty's RV Ranch in a Motorhome.
Be sure and visit the surounding mountains. Hiking and birdding is in abundence.
Review Count: 17
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2
Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $26.00
This was our second stay at Rusty's and the news must be getting around because it was much more crowded with snowbirds and other semi-permanent residents than four years ago. The sites are huge and the setting is spectacular (if you like high desert and mountains). Wifi was mostly good but slowed down at busy times. This is the perfect spot to stay while visiting the nearby Chiricahua mountains. They have a new clubhouse and koi pond, and resident geese and ducks in another small pond. This park is a gem for desert lovers and night sky watchers (they have a dark skies policy). We camped at Rusty's RV Ranch in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 81
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 7
Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $14.00
Rate shown is for a month's stay. This is our third visit to this park. The owners are in residence, and pride of ownership shows. They work very hard to make their guests feel at home. Sites are very large and in pairs, but the hookups are staggered so that you are not close to your neighbor. Roads and sites are dirt - it is the desert, after all. There are many ornamental trees on the property, but there is no shade. There is a swim/spa available for use. The owners host a social on Friday evening - they provide an entree and visitors provide side dishes and desserts. It is a good opportunity to meet other travelers. Shades in your RV must be closed in the evening and outside lights are not allowed - the area attracts a lot of visitors who are interested in astronomy. These rules allow for magnificent views of the night sky. It is about 50 miles to a large grocery, so meal planning is advised. This is a perfect place for solitude. The only problem is the wi-fi, which was not very reliable during our stay. The owners are working to find a solution to the problem, and expect to have improvements shortly. We love this park and will always choose to stay here when we visit southern New Mexico. We camped at Rusty's RV Ranch in a Motorhome.
Bisbee AZ and Tombstone AZ are easy drives and well worth the time. Bisbee has some nice antique stores and it is very picturesque. Tombstone lets you step back in time - walk on board sidewalks, watch a gunfight, take a ride in a stagecoach, and shop.
Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2
Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $24.00
Our first stay at Rusty's RV Ranch! And I have to say, this is a great park that should be busier. Right on the edge of the Coronado National Forest, close to Chiricahua National Monument. Just a great location.
The spaces are very large, and they're all pull through. Great water pressure (sometimes you don't see that) Wi-Fi throughout the park, and fantastic views. If you're into star photography this is the place too.
The owner was very informative when we arrived. She gave us a map of the area, told us about all the birding here, and gave us a few day trip ideas. She was beyond super friendly, and her attitude toward guests set the tone for our stay. Excellent! We camped at Rusty's RV Ranch in a Travel Trailer.
The area is fantastic for outdoor enthusiasts. Mountain biking, hiking, bird watching. The town has little to offer, but if you're visiting you're here for the outdoor recreation. Fantastic getaway!
Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 6
Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $25.00
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! We camped at Rusty's RV Ranch in a Fifth Wheel.
The Desert Museum down the road is very interesting and fun!
Review Count: 283
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 48
Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $25.00
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. We camped at Rusty's RV Ranch in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $24.00
Nice large, level sites with easy mobility within the park. A good distance south of I-10, but excellent location for day trips to Chiricahua's. Staff very helpful by providing a detailed map of area birding hotspots. Highlight of your stay at Rusty's is in their remote location. Stay just for a truly dark evening and a star-filled sky you will experience in few locations. Maybe you'll get lucky and an amateur astronomer is also staying and will let you peak in their telescope ! We camped at Rusty's RV Ranch in a Travel Trailer.
The Chiricahua Desert Museum is a great little place to spend an hour. Really a "herpetology museum", many live rattlesnakes on display along with a collection of scientific documents on reptiles. Also a good display of native American artifacts.
Review Count: 183
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 24
Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $12.00
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. We camped at Rusty's RV Ranch in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $18.00
An amazing place they created here. Huge sites - beautiful desert and mountains. Way more trees than I expected (the website photo(s) are very very old and not up to date). Wi-Fi was very fast. Super nice shower and laundry facilities. Staff is very friendly and helpful. They have a "Friday Night Happy Hour cookout" for the guests. Will definitely stop here again when I pass though this area. Gas up and stock up before you come. Remote location. Rate reflects a special for 10 nights. We camped at Rusty's RV Ranch in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 40
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 3
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $16.00
(Rate is PA and includes additional electric @ $4.00/night after the first night). We thought it is a great campground. Probably not everybody's cup of tea, but if you enjoy very quiet desert spots this is for you. Some of the darkest nights I've ever seen (in fact, quite a few patrons while we were there were astronomers who actively observed). Pretty much nothing around except a few expansive ranches (and the Chiricahua Desert Museum, with three dozen live desert snakes and lizards on display). Super large sites, with solid full hook-ups and (rather surprisingly) strong Verizon data/voice. The closest full-service grocery store is 45 minutes away in Lordsburg (or an hour away in Douglas); propane, gas and diesel are available in Animas, about 20 minutes away. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Rusty's RV Ranch in a Fifth Wheel.
The Chiricahua National Monument is about two hours away (you have to drive around the mountains to get to it, or through the mountains on a 35-mile dirt road that is impassable during the winter). But there is lots of hiking and birding to be done on the eastern side, including the Coronado National Forest (most use the town of Portal, AZ as a starting point).
Review Count: 49
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 8
Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $16.00
The rate is Passport America and includes $8 for electricity. We came to Rodeo to visit a friend, knowing the area was remote. When we asked about campgrounds, Rusty's was recommended. What luck! A great place with huge sites and a fantastic view of the desert and mountains. The area draws bird watchers and amateur astronomers. There is no exterior lighting because it's not needed! The sky is bright by itself and a joy to sky watchers. We will stay here whenever we visit. Make sure you gas up before you leave I-10, and get your groceries as well. We camped at Rusty's RV Ranch in a Motorhome.
The Chiricahua National Monument is about two hours away (you have to drive around the mountains to get to it, or through the mountains on a 35-mile dirt road that is impassable during the winter). But there is lots of hiking and birding to be done on the eastern side, including the Coronado National Forest (most use the town of Portal, AZ as a starting point).wolf59a • February 2015
The Desert Museum down the road is very interesting and fun!GrowFam • March 2015
The area is fantastic for outdoor enthusiasts. Mountain biking, hiking, bird watching. The town has little to offer, but if you're visiting you're here for the outdoor recreation. Fantastic getaway!RichC • April 2015
The Chiricahua Desert Museum is a great little place to spend an hour. Really a "herpetology museum", many live rattlesnakes on display along with a collection of scientific documents on reptiles. Also a good display of native American artifacts.Gary - Jean • April 2015
Bisbee AZ and Tombstone AZ are easy drives and well worth the time. Bisbee has some nice antique stores and it is very picturesque. Tombstone lets you step back in time - walk on board sidewalks, watch a gunfight, take a ride in a stagecoach, and shop.4windstrvlr • July 2015
Be sure and visit the surounding mountains. Hiking and birdding is in abundence.Kalama Traveler • March 2016
Shopping centers in Douglas south (Walmart) and Lordsburg north. Gas and convenience store and mercantile in Animas (about 9 miles east).R Herring • May 2016
Rodeo is small. There is a combined restaurant-grocery that has just the minimum. The food was good, but not much in supplies. There is no gas in town. The reptile museum is amazing. You must visit it.sfrantz • July 2016
Close to the Chihuahua national forest. Closest fuel is 19 miles away.pclchicagox • July 2016
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