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09/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a great place and we have been here a few times over the last 10 years - great stop for us when going to or coming from OR Coast from Tucson area. And we have seen it grow. And done so well. Nothing fancy but just all well maintained and clean. Did not eat there but sure looked good. Have seen it add 9 holes on the golf course - I can't play anymore, unfortunately, due to hiking fall / shoulder reconstruction. Laundry is small but clean. And nice people as well.
09/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Price does not include $8 registration fee. One of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed. Creek and river there with wonderful walking trails. Did not use or even see the restrooms so cannot comment. Absolutely LOVED the beauty of the place. The logging museum across the road with the old cabins and all the history just blew our minds. Acres of things to see and so well done and clean and nice. Amazing place; can spend an hour or two or days. Two downsides to the campground. They want you to use the dump station when leaving, if possible, to avoid spillages at the sites. However, it is a pull thru on the LEFT as you leave! Never have seen anything like that, ever. And no way to swing around into or out of it. Second, the area where you pull in to check in with the hosts. The road is narrow and they line up to come in. If you want to exit you have to wait as there is no room to get by. (I had to wait 15 minutes one time). But would go back there in a heartbeat.
09/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was number 171 of RV parks we have stayed - many more than once. We were very pleased with this park. First off, we found the people here to be amongst the friendliest of any place we have ever stayed. The staff and the many permanent residents in particular. Very clean park, Wi-Fi was great, TV had huge amount of channels. The laundry room was outstanding. Had to get the truck receptacle for the 5th wheel fixed before we could move on and the camp host recommended a place (who also were exceptional and all cleared up). He recommended the right place. I would have given them a 10 but I don't give out 10s - but this is a very high 9.
09/2014
rating [ 5/10 ]
Rate is based on week stay. Others have said OK, just OK and scruffy. And I would fully agree with that. Lack of upkeep in the site areas to be sure. Lots of permanent / long term residents it would appear with usual "storage" all around. Site was long gravel. BOTH the north and south exit roads from the pull-through sites are blocked at one end as they have put permanent resident sites in there. So you have to back up from the end (north side is a gravel road) to get your rig to pull out - this could be a couple hundred feet or more on the north pull-throughs. TengoInternet had major issues they could not resolve in spite of my conversations with them. I would have given them a 6 but the office staff just laughed when I asked them about the backing up to get my 5er.
08/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Pretty much a large parking lot with not much for any kind of amenities; but that is fine with us. Lots of fishermen and it kinda smelled fishy...hey, it is fishing season! Laundry is very, very good. Staff is very good. Would stay there again.
08/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
This a wonderful RV park in a beautiful setting and convenient to town and beaches. On a hill side to some degree so we had a little leveling side to side - no big deal. Campfires are allowed so it can be smoky. And people will be people and be loud. We never had a problem with smoke or noise when quiet hours went into effect. Staff is great. God willing we will be back here again.
08/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
The park was clean and lots of spacing in the sites. My major complaint was the lack of consideration for ALL guests. They had a movie night and the sound could be darn near heard into the next county. Then came a rally and basically they took over the place with their activities and gatherings and noise. We just wanted some nice peace and quiet after hiking, etc.
08/2014
rating [ 3/10 ]
The park itself was clean and our pull-through site was spacious. The laundry was very, very clean but had only one table for people to use. Although the buildings were factory built buildings (one still had a trailer tongue coming out of it) they were all clean and very well kept up - as was the whole park. However, I do have a problem with people who are not upfront and honest. It related to the Wi-Fi which I need for business / personal reasons. All they did was blame my "faulty computer" but yet we find out they have had issues for a long time with many people. Basically, I could not get access for the entire time (5 days) we were there. But yet this computer has worked hundreds of places in many states and offshore. The computer people who they said I should contact to address it agreed it was Brookhollow fault. One of the Brookhollow employees admitted they have a lot of problems and not my issue. But managers put blame on my computer. Many RV parks have slower - at times - Wi-Fi and most of us accept that. But never completely not operation and denying responsibility. ANY RV park should provide the services they advertise.
08/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
It has a beautiful setting and nice sites; very wooded. Staff was good. I would have given them a 9 except, even though a worker was adjusting sprinklers in the grass for out site, he did not pick up a huge bunch of dog food (kibbles) that has spilled all over as well as a huge pile of toothpicks by the picnic table. It is a very pretty park and we liked it.
08/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
Very nice, very clean, good staff. No shade. Lots of permanent residents who kinda take control over the common areas (pools, etc). They said they allowed children as young as 4 in the hot tub. Good reason to stay out of it! We saw one much younger than that in there. Laws must be pretty lax in ID for pool use.
08/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
Lots of permanent residents and very crowded. But we had a nice site and the people are wonderful.
08/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
We have been here many times and it is very nice - clean and kept up. Owners are very nice people.
08/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
I simply do not give out 10s but this is as close to one as I can get. The place is spotless, the staff is great, etc - what more can I say. We have been here many times - use it for our first night out, last couple of nights coming home - best laundry we have ever seen in now 168 parks we have stayed in, and for when we want to spend time up there for Sedona, etc. Highly recommend.
08/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is #169 of the number of different parks we have stayed in (have kept a log book for 16 years part timing) and ranks certainly in the top 3 - maybe the best. It is pricey but can justify it just based on the beauty and staff and all. Interesting - and something we have never seen - is that when you are escorted to your site the person then has a small clipboard with a sheet and checklist of things to go over with you. And they do each one very thoroughly. Hookup pedestals are extra classy even. Only three things on the downside - WiFi is marginal, even in the middle of the night or early morning, etc; the hot tub is a lukewarm tub (we hike a hot tub after hiking); and they have five American flags on tall poles (and God bless them for that) but they were all frayed and torn - big no no for a class place like this. Other than those things, this is a very class place.
08/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
We had an overnight here - it was large with many big trees and, as said, huge sites with picnic table and all. Well kept up and very nice people. No fancy amenities but we could care less about that! Definitely recommend it for overnight - or longer if you are going to be in the area.
01/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
We have been to over 160 RV parks; mostly private. I cannot remember ever giving out a 10 before. Maybe once, not sure. But this place deserves it for sure. The restrooms were probably the nicest we have ever seen - spotless and well appointed. Have never had so much space - about 30 yards to next site on one side and 50 or more to the site on the other side. Yes, you read that right. View of the Catalina Mtns out the back window. There is one downside but not truly RV park related to downgrade them on. The park has an equestrian section and you share the trails. You are told to pick up after your dog but horses / owners just leave their horse "used horse feed". Can make for messy hiking at times. We live only 45 miles away but will be back there a lot now, that we have found it.
01/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a great park. Clean and extremely well kept up. One of the best places we have stayed and we have stayed at over 160 RV parks. But there is no cable and very limited TV. We don't watch it much but did want to see some things. Guy directing the parking simply did not know a thing. He should have brought me in from the other direction for the backing in. We needed an Urgent Care the second day and were given a map of all kinds of things - WalMart, Costco, U C, etc. All numbered at the top but now shown on the map as to where they were! Should be given to everyone at check-in. But all kinds of activities, free waffles, & orange juice in the morning and free coffee all day long. They even have a Concierge service available. We plan to return for a month next Dec /Jan.
01/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very friendly staff, maybe the best ever. We were here two nights and they have a designated row for short time stays. It was not crowded which is good, as the sites are close and you share patio sides with your neighbor. It was gravel and could be dusty in a windstorm I would imagine. Did not use the facilities but they looked nice. Lots of attention to detail: they clean (if necessary) and rake each site after departure, turn off the breakers on the post, etc. Only downside would be no cable TV. We don't watch much but it would be nice to keep up on the news. (Well, sometimes that would be nice!) We had some spare time, found White Tank Mtn Regional Park in the area and did some neat hiking. It is an interesting place: $6 day. They really had nice things to see and wonderful picnic areas for those interested.
01/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
We have stopped here several times as our "last night out" when coming home. Mainly to do laundry - they have a very clean, large laundry. And it is just a great place. They are very busy, not with construction workers in the area taking up most of the spots, so be sure to call ahead. They tell you the Wi-Fi might be slow. If so, just go to the Clubhouse where they have cables for 4 computers all set up and you get right on. And their server blocks long downloads / uploads and that is really a good thing. Nothing fancy - just a good place and clean and great staff.
01/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Great place and we look forward to coming back. Wonderful RV park and great state park. Earlier statements said there was W-iFi there; this is not true. But you can go 2.5 miles into town to Calico's for great coffee and goodies and get on there. Or just use it without buying anything.
12/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Certainly one of the best places we have stayed. Downside was no picnic table and lack of people in office or phone connection sometimes trying to call them. Spaces are very large, Wi-Fi is good (no charge) and very secure park - which is nice being right on the border area, etc. Only place we have even been - in over 150 private rv parks - that had full size lap pool -- and salt water besides! Water was right temps for both lap and rec pool and hot tubs. Lap pools and rec pools are not supposed to be hot tub temps!
09/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
Basically a gravel parking lot with no trees. That being said the laundry was fine and we needed that. The pool looked nice but we did not use it. It is fine for an overnight but not much more. Adequate is a word that comes to mind.
09/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Not sure about the issues raised by others as we sure did not see them as they did. Our spot was large, no hookups by our front door, etc. The area around the park was not good; I would agree. But the park was fenced and we felt totally safe. Artificial grass? Yes. But his is desert and would rather have that than dead grass / dirt. Staff was great. Check-in was the fastest I have seen in our 15 years of (part time) RV'ing staying at over 150 private parks. And very pleasant. And a first. The young man that showed us to the site went through the routine of showing all the hookup things and then went to the electrical box to make sure the circuit breaker was off and confirmed that to me. I am a stickler to make sure the breaker is off when plugging and unplugging (avoid arcing) but to have a staff person do is was super. Many places turn them off when people vacate - as they do here - but no one has confirmed it. Highly recommend this park and certainly would stay here again.
09/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Just in for an overnight. Staff very nice. Restrooms very clean (showers should have grab rails) as was the laundry (did not use it but checked it out). Sites long so did not have to unhook. Seems like lots of more permanent people here. Good for night or two without question.
09/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed in a pull thru on the upper level and they are very, very roomy. Park / campground is very nice and clean and the people are very helpful and cordial. Gave us lots of info. Lots of cable channels if you want them. WiFi was very, very good. Certainly would stay here again and highly recommend.
09/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice place. Only issues were the WiFi that had restrictions on it: per Rafter J those were due to their provider and not them. I was not able to fully conduct business over their site and had to go into town to a WiFi place to do it. And, although clean and nice, their laundry was amongst the most expensive we have ever seen.
09/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Large, well kept and mostly wooded park. Clean and staff was very nice. Understand this is their first season as owners and they are really trying to make it all right with everyone, I think.
09/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Beautiful setting. My main concern was the site itself: gravel, somewhat rutted and very, very uneven side to side and front to back.
08/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is mostly wooded beautiful setting (wooded and on a lake) and clean campground. 65 of the 110 sites are permanent (at least spring through fall) sites and many more are customers who come here frequently with their groups. The owners / staff that we met are great people and there are many activities. WiFi is just ok. TV is a couple of channels by antenna and you might have sat issues due to trees. Many of the residents have an “ownership” attitude. Some of the sites get so crowded that things like people, dogs, ATV’s, bikes, golf carts, etc., spill over onto the narrow roads. Not very welcoming to “short timers.” If you have any sort of smoke issues / allergies I would highly recommend you look elsewhere. Lots of smoky fires go all the time to some degree and the air is really, really thick after about 4pm. People bring in pickups full of wood and have storage areas on their sites. But here is a first: there is a little mailbox in the laundry room with a sign, “Honor system - $1 per load.” And we felt it is pricey at $48 / night with no Good Sam or other discounts: only mid week and weekly discount.
08/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is one of the best places we have ever stayed and we have been to many private RV parks. Yes, sites are close, but patio side is fine. It says on here that there is no swimming pool - but the fitness center (including a pool) is maybe one of the finest I have ever seen and I have been lots over the years and belonged to several. RV park visitors can use the fitness center for $5 / day so we got our laps in. And it, like everything else, is spotless. Downside, really my only "negative" thing was office staff. We were told about a fuel special deal and how to do it. So a day or so later I did it - following all the rules as given to me. When I went to get my refund I was told that I did not do it right and the person could not have told me that. (Yeh, I just made it up, right?). I had the receipt but they would not honor it.
08/2012
rating [ 1/10 ]
I strongly recommend you avoid this park. The owner is out of control with his attitude, his mouth and his rules. And you better listen up, know them (whether told or not) and obey them. He has a reputation is known amongst those staying there and in the area. The Wi-Fi consists of a modem / router in the office which is rarely functional and owner does not feel he owes its working properly to anyone. He said so. But the park is clean and kept up. Keep in mind, as the owner well knows, he is - by far - the "only show in town' (or at least the only FHU place) for many miles around. So he will tell you to go someplace else if you don't like it or if he wants people to leave.
08/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
All back-in, kind of narrow sites and many roads not that wide either. But we got in OK. Check-in staff not at all friendly and not much - like none - info given on the RV resort; just a map. Laundry was very clean. Easy walk to the casino if you are so inclined - it has a great buffet.
08/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Good place - no major amenities but just a nice, grassy level spot. Antenna TV does not really work, but Wi-Fi was great right at the 5er. Most sites do not have sewer, but he will pump you out for a very nominal fee. Very nice people.
07/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
We were here for an overnight, very clean and nice place. Wi-Fi a little slow during peak time; really just can't get on at times. We would highly recommend this RV park.
07/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
Price based on Good Sam and fee for Tengo internet. Good news - site was shaded and level. Bad news. Only phone reception is a "hot spot" by the office which is same as picnic table area used by people for card games, coffee in the morning, etc. and they really don't want you there. WiFi was off more than on for our 5 day stay - one time for 24 hours. Staff gets really surly about it all. Says it really works fine but cannot, even themselves, find any of the towers on their office computer. I need it for personal and small business - so trust a place when I make a reservation and they say it is good. Water pressure went to nearly zero the morning we were leaving. We just left. Would not return.
07/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Good place. Only comments I would have is that there is no TV. (Not that we care that much: just watch news and now kind of wonder why we do that!) The road coming in is rough, and the hookups are located way to the front on the 50a pull through sites. We said we wanted a site for an overnight and would not be unhooking and had to pull way to the front so electric cable would reach. We kind of hung out the front a little on the road with the truck, but there was room for people to pass. Well, we think the 45' DP that just came in one "upstream" from us will be able to go by if he has to: but we will be out early in the morning! They have other FHU PT's they could have put us in that would not have been an issue. We made the reservation a long time ago and have a KOA Kard.
07/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
We have used this place for overnights several times in the past and given a higher rating. Downside is that they say they have WiFi and they do not really have it; MAYBE down in the office. And the TV hookup did not work on the upper level which is where you are generally sent (we just wanted to see the news). OK for overnight in any case if you can live with this. We don't use the restrooms; what has been said about them is true.
10/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is the 4th time or so we have stayed here as it is convenient to the Mayo Phoenix campus. I have not a clue what the person who gave them a 3 was talking about - have never seen any of that here. It is mainly a resident community, older to be sure but well kept up. The laundry is great and huge. As are the pool and jacuzzi - both indoor. Short term sites are pretty level and long. Downside is no TV for short term section and Wi-Fi is Tengointernet which is fine except they don't tell you that up front. It works great. We are certainly happy here and would stay again.
09/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a no frills RV park / campground. But clean and nice and great staff. Sites were level and some shade. Nice pond with benches to sit and enjoy the serenity. You need to go to the back area and say hi to the two goats and two ostriches. Some show no sewer connections. There are those connections. And Wi-Fi was just fine. Not lavish but a good place and best place in the area.
09/2011
rating [ 5/10 ]
Most unusual place we have ever stayed. The original (front) half if old and dumpy - which is where the 3 washers (1 not working) and 3 dryers are. The back half is designed to be ownership spaces - they are very large and that section has the pool / hot tub (off limits to those staying in the front half). But the plan was to sell these into 3 story condos - first floor only garage / storage as they are in a floor plain. So there are two of them. And no more planned and not selling driveways / sites for $125K right now. And there is a nice dog park back there. They have, without question, the finest bathroom / shower we have ever seen in 130+ private parks we have seen - but it was built for this ownership deal and had to be nice. But even the back area had knee high weeds between sites. And the whole place smelled all the time from the cattle, etc, right next door. Would only go back if Moab Valley were booked solid as they were this time.
09/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a return here for us. Lovely place and very well kept up. Staff is wonderful and the gift shop is very, very good and very reasonably priced. Would certainly come back.
09/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Good place. Shade trees and nice, level PT site. Laundry room spotless and store really good for all kinds of RV type and other supplies. Block or so from Flying J (you go right by it) and a couple of blocks from Wal-Mart.
09/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very clean and very nice. Wi-Fi went down but not sure it was their fault. I also do not feel the Wi-Fi should not be limited at this price but, on the other hand, we are not on it to download all kinds of things; just don't like the restrictions. Staff was excellent.
09/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
In the over 130 or so RV parks we have stayed in this takes the prize for the largest gravel parking lot! And side by side hookups to boot. We got a "wooded" site with the 18 inch tree at the front that I doubt will make the winter. We were here for two nights as we wanted a day to drive the Flaming Gorge Loop. Well, now got that out of the way - with some great photo work - and don't plan to ever stop here again. Bath, rather "swimming pool", was shut down and drained. And $39 a night at KOA rate. Ho boy! But, pretty much the only show in town. Good news about it - the dog area and the couple from Alabama workcamping here; both great.
09/2011
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice former KOA with nice staff. Not many washers / dryers but very clean and working well. Would stay there again and recommend it.
09/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
We have stayed in about 130 RV parks in the 11 western states and 2 western provinces (I thought it was about 160 but DW corrected me!) and have walked away from a few dozen more places. Emerald Desert in Palm Desert, in its heyday, was always our standard of comparison. But this park, we just spent 5 days here, is right up there with it. The owner, is a class guy. Only downside was the jacuzzi that needed some attention, but not enough of an issue to move me off a 10.
08/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
(Rate reflects KOA Rewards Kard discount) I used to rate this as one of the best parks we have ever stayed; but have to diminish that. The view is to die for; main reason we stay there. The staff was "just OK" - some very good and others with a "could care less" attitude. We used to love their hot tub; no longer there, and we miss it after hikes. Laundry room clean, limited folding table, etc area - and cold water wash only. The thing that got to me was that the sewer for our site was uphill so that I was trying to dump up about a foot! At first the pressure dumped some but could not truly dump the tanks. On top of that they put and extension on it to make it even higher! We would go there again as we feel it still is the best place in town.
08/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
Great view and good full hookups - and that is all. Incoming road to RV section a disaster; extremely rough. But only show in town with hookups. Would stay again due to proximity to Dunes.
08/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
Older facility with the basics only - no WiFi, small, older restrooms, etc. Upper level FHU pull-through sites are large and level. We use it for overnight only - see no reason to stay there any longer. Take cash or check only.
03/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We go back to this park fairly often in that it is a perfect first night out, last night out or great to for hiking / photo shooting around there or near Sedona. We don't like side by side hookups which is the only downside I see to this park. But the plus side here is that the pull throughs are very long so the patios are offset. Best laundry you will ever find!
03/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
As I have said before: this is not a resort. But it is a very good RV park. I rate places not on the number of amenities they can wow you with, but how well they do compared to what they say they will do. You have 50amp, cable TV if you want it, and generally a good, level site. All pull throughs as far as I know. Has shuttle service right from the RV park to the Rim. I cannot say enough about the South Rim and the beauty here. Been here a number of times and always wanted pictures with snow. Be careful what you pray for. We got snowed in! They were kind enough to extend our stay one night and we did not have to change sites. Good staff and all. Will certainly go back. Oh, shot some 300+ pix, some in the middle of one heck of a snowstorm!
03/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
Older, adequate place for any overnight - which is more than enough time to see Seligman (not someplace we choose to come back to). They were working in the laundry so don't know anything about it; nor did we use the restrooms. Pretty much of a large gravel parking lot. Office was closed but met by a work camper and the information for our site was taped to the door. Did not know of any discount for Gray hairs like us as we made the reservation online. Fine for an overnight though and we would again if needed to.
03/2011
rating [ 9/10 ]
We have been here 4 times in the past and have never been disappointed. Only downside I have is that they charge a lot for the Wi-Fi; it is not included in the price. Brings the rate to $50+ / night if you stay a few nights and get the weekly rate.
03/2011
rating [ 10/10 ]
In the 160+ private RV parks we have stayed at in the last 13 years, I have given only one other 10. I guess that pretty well sums it up. This is a super place!
09/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
The site was nothing special; in fact, the hookup box was falling apart. And babies in the spa. Setting that aside this was a great place for our overnight. I don't think we have ever had a better / more caring staff anyplace. At check-in I owed them for the pet fee and it came to $1.10 and I gave him $2. He tossed one dollar back and reached in his pocket for the dime. His money or the maybe the resort's - makes no difference; it was the idea of it. As we are walking around one of the staff members (had SC shirt on) asks if she can answer questions or help out - shows us the large, spotless laundry and the ladies bathroom to DW. As we are walking back to the 5er we see her going to a room and getting supplies - yup, one of her jobs is cleaning the bathrooms! And you would not know it from her manner or appearance. Then, I messed up on the Wi-Fi and charges and all - definitely my fault. Called them at 8 PM and the guy got on a cart and brought me new connection codes no charge even though I told him it was my fault. Yup, would go back there again!
09/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a good park and the only things were the trees and no age restrictions on the spa. There were babies in there and I don't follow them in and, subsequently, we did not use it. Which we would have liked to do. Great store. We would return.
09/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
Diamond Lake RV Park is one of the most beautiful settings for an RV park one will ever find. Sites are very spacious in amongst huge pine trees. That is the good news. The park has no amenities but the proximity to Crater Lake and surrounding area was our primary reason for being there. The office is half of a single wide with the other half being a “common” room as far as we know - nothing written about it was given to us and nothing was said about it. There are two smallish cinder block bathrooms and a cinder block laundry - all three located up to one end (perhaps the original section) of the park. We did not use the bathrooms. The laundry is archaic with iron pipes all over - even one tied to the ceiling apparently to hang things on. It was dark and has no heat. And expensive. And a big sign saying to use the equipment “at your own risk”. We did not use the laundry. But it was the attitude that got to us. With it being the only FHU facility even reasonably close to Crater Lake there is the “only show in town” syndrome. We could not get on the Wi-Fi - we were told it reaches ALL sites - hardly at all. We got there about 1pm and tried until 7am the next day - with sporadic sleeping habits we tried even all hours of the night. If it did connect it would continually drop you off. Connect was “Low” at all times but it was the absolute slowest I have ever seen. They had given us a sheet that they were serviced by TengoInternet so I called them at 7am. All equipment was operating fine but, he said, they were again over their monthly broadband limit from their ISP - nothing he could do about it. That morning I called and asked for the manager. I was told she will stop by because she is busy right now. This is about 10am. I wait until noon THE NEXT DAY - and call again. She is busy but she does call back right away. And gives me a verbal tirade the likes of which I have never heard. About how the park was full and all the customers are using up the broadband and she can’t even do her business! Well, excuuuuuse me. I was very polite - realizing this was going no place - said thank you and hung up. Well, we were there another five days - the park went to about maybe one third full. We still never got any Wi-Fi improvement. I even took the laptop up under a tower with no success. Summary - doubt we will return unless I have a need for an RV park owner to yell at me.
09/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a great place. We have been here three times in the past as an overnight, which we did this time. Nothing fancy but just a good place. We did laundry and while small, spotless and equipment was good. Staff is great. And we love the General Store in town, you have to go into the basement and see things there as well. We have decided the next time we go through this area we are actually going to spend a couple of days here. And then you can get a Likely story!
08/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Love this place. We had made reservations a year ago for our week here: have to make them that far in advance to get site you want. Tried to get in this site for next year and already booked so we took the side next to us for two weeks next year. Had no problem with phone or WiFi or anything else. Can't comment about the restrooms, showers or pool as we did not use them. Got some outstanding digital images in the area and love the beach walking.
08/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
We really like the place except for a couple of things. One was NOT the trains; lots of places have trains. And we had a great site. But our fireplace grate was gone. Not that we wanted it or would use it but there was this very messy hole where it had been. It could have been cleaned up at least. And someone before us must have had a bad sewer connection as there was evidence of such on the ground. Had they been checking sites at all they would have noticed and taken care of these things. The WiFi was slow; no question. But it went down one night at 10pm and came back on precisely at 6am. I asked them if they shut it down every night and they said no. They also insisted that it was not down the night before. But it was: no WiFi spots even showed on the selection screen. Their company may have shut down for a maintenance thing: I do not have a problem with that. But they could have been honest about it and told me it was just a one time deal. The following two nights it was fine. We would come here again, however.
08/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We did an overnight here. The manager is a really nice guy and helpful as can be. Sites are good. This place is only a couple of years old. Has several full time residents but that is not an issue at all. Laundry is small but spotless: we used it so firsthand knowledge. I would not expect a pool or anything as this is not really a "destination" area in our mind. So I did not downrate them accordingly. And the price does not have resort rates either. Would definitely stop again if in the area and do recommend it.
08/2010
rating [ 1/10 ]
I try to be positive but I simply cannot find one thing positive to say about this place. Not one. In 12 years RV'ing and staying at over 160 private parks in the 11 western states and Alberta and BC, this has to be the worst of any. There are no rules given out so nothing to be enforced of any kind. Total chaos and unruly. RV sites with an RV and up to 3 tents. The ultimate and this is the honest to God truth (can send pix!), is someone put a rope between two trees up in the air a little over the road and used it as a dog run! It obviously was not high enough as there was a knot in the middle so someone ran into it and broke it at least once. I could go on and on but no sense; you get the message.
08/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Trains squealing around the bend is about the worst thing I can say, all else is just wonderful. The trains are no big deal. Staff are super people and work very, very hard to make and keep this place up at a solid 9+ rating. Been there twice and will return, highly recommend it.
07/2010
rating [ 4/10 ]
In 12 years of RVing and staying in nearly 160 private parks, some very nice resorts, this was the most expensive place we have ever stayed. I had an email that said the price was $34 but got the same story as someone else. Price can change without notice sort of thing. From the owner / manager. Then there was a $6 fee for a one night only stay. Then the tax to get to the over $48. Site was nothing special. We certainly would not return here.
08/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
Great pull through site - same as previous stays. Everything as advertised. Wonderful place and staff is, of course, great. Would strongly recommend reservations as 2/3 of this is closed for re-construction.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was our second visit here and it is perfect for our needs. Staff is wonderful. Everything is as advertised; no "surprises"!
07/2010
rating [ 5/10 ]
Well, gang, we have stayed here 3 times before. They have now developed an "only show in town attitude." Rules? Very few and the ones that are in place are ignored. Very young children driving full size ATV's around, babies in the hot tub, the Pet Area was turned into tent area to bring in more bucks, etc. Some of the staff was super (brings it up to a 5) but LOTS of people very, very unhappy as the WiFi was terrible and they admitted it. But they told us that it was because so many people were using it. Wife and I tried it at midnight, 3am and 4am (3 times) and could not get on. One tower was not working for anyone but they said it was fine. They kept saying, "Well, it IS free" implying "what do you expect." At $50 / night this is hardly free! The last straw was when they told me, and others, "You can always just leave." They get about 98% of the business at St. Mary (for FHU) so could care less if you ever come back. We have been in some 150 FHU RV parks in the 11 western states; this place not fills the bottom spot. I don't like places with an attitude, and neither did a lot of others there this last week.
07/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
We have stayed here for an overnight twice before and as before, were very pleased. The comments stated, pretty much tell the story. Lots of residents here but that does not bother us for one night. They gave us an end pull through site, which was super as we just had nice grass on our patio side. Definitely would recommend it and would stay here again.
07/2010
rating [ 7/10 ]
Would agree with the comments made and second them. Hosts are very nice and really keep the place up. If you like photography you should see the prints and post cards of their work in the office. This was our third time here.
05/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
I'm kind of 'a glass is half full' guy. Yes: the roads are not great and the sites are gravel and sometimes uneven, etc., but I also accept the fact that this is National Park that gets a LOT of snow and cold weather that does havoc in here. But is was certainly spacious and even had FHU with 50amp, cable TV, a picnic table, and charcoal grill setup. It is a walk, short drive or shuttle to Market Plaza for WiFi connection in the Cafe which is really a cafeteria. And there is a grocery, post office, etc. We just spent 5 days here again. We accept this RV park for what it is: not a resort, but a base for what you are really here for, to see one of God's greatest creations. I shot over 600 images this time: many, of course, got hit by the Delete button, but many very good ones. We are fortunate to live two days away and can get up here when we want.
05/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
Because of the proximity of Distant Drums to our home, we have frequently stayed here for first night out or last night out when traveling in that direction. We also use it as a base for activities in Sedona and the surrounding area. We have never been disappointed about anything in this park. Sites might be a tad close as mentioned, but not an issue with us. Picnic tables would be nice but that is not a factor for us. We were just here for 5 nights and were very pleased. Staff is great and the owner really does a great job running the place. The laundry is spotless and we use it each time except when first night out. Highly recommend Distant Drums.
11/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here for my visit to Mayo Clinic. They are only 15 minutes from the Shea location of Mayo and offer a Mayo discount which have flexibility. Really fair and nice of them. I would have probably given them a 10 but we found the rules on the hot tub to be unacceptable. They allowed children of any age. We had people bring babies in there which is, first of all, not good for the child and secondly not good for the rest of us even with all the chemicals. I did talk to the manager - very nice gentleman - and he was going to look into it. Particularly since their brochure says no children in the hot tub (posted sign allows it). We would certainly go back and highly recommend it.
11/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
We stayed here once again: been here several times in the past; guess our returning says something! One of the cleanest and well kept up RV parks we know. We stay for visits to Sedona area for hiking and photo work; and use it as a last night before home when coming in from the north to our home south of Tucson. Great staff and great facilities. Our price is for a pull through site. Highly recommend it and we will return many times. (I don't give out a 10 very often!)
08/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is our second visit here - were here a year ago for a couple nights and six nights this time. Probably the best KOA we have stayed at - great view out our back window (but we knew what spot to reserve based on last year!). And one of the best RV parks we have stayed at, bar none (have been to about 150, give or take a handful). Place is very clean. Staff is outstanding and always spotless in their yellow shirts and all. One little touch that really impressed us. Our site was not only spotless to pull in to but they rake it from front to back which gives you the impression they really care, and that they were there to take care of it. We plan to go back and highly recommend it.
08/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
We got here this afternoon and were greeted at the stop sign and immediately led to the site - can check in later. Wow. Site was fine but no shade. Roads can be tight as are some spaces - like ours. Pool looks to be more hot tub size. We like Wi-Fi - we don't live on the computer; too busy doing other things, but when a place says it has Wi-Fi one expects it to work in a reasonable fashion. I kept having issues and called the office. Oh yeah, there are a dozen people on right now so you will have a problem. Best you try very early in the morning or very late at night, I am told. Kind of like - yeah, we know it is bad, but take it or leave it. Attitude issue to be sure. Will have some time tomorrow and will check out another park down the road; we are only here a couple of days but would not come back again or recommend it.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
We lived in Estes Park 1995-2003 and stored here; this is our third trip back. I have always said that Elk Meadow is not a great RV park but it is the best in Estes. I still feel that way. But I also feel it has gone downhill a great deal. On the positive side it is very close to RMNP, has many activities, has great views which means not too many trees, etc. When we were here last year they acknowledged the Wi-Fi was bad and the manager sent me an email when we got home and said a whole new system had been put in and was great. Well, we are here for a month this year, 3 weeks to go, and the Wi-Fi is marginal at best. They even told me in the office that their speed is low and they get dropped off. It is dusty. It is gravel. Yes, there are ruts and the sites are uneven: 3 orange blocks worth. Cable is $2.50 / night; I set up the Dish. The Hot tub spa is now working again; it was down for a while. This says something. The manager and spouse and 3 work camping couples all quit and left about July 1st. Don't know details and not sure I want to but you can imagine staff issues right now. The new manager has just been hired; local person. Before she came they gave me the name of the owners to call with several items and he seemed nice enough but nothing changed. One major concern is that there is very marginal cell phone service here. They removed the only outside pay phone by the office. There is no way to call out once the office / lodge has closed and this, to me, is a serious issue in case of emergency. There is nothing posted on the office as to whom to contact on site in case of an emergency. I brought this to the attention of the staff here and the owner rep a week ago and they basically have ignored it and did not get back to me on it as promised. But, I would stay here again as it is the best place in town! Honest.
07/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a wonderful RV park. First of all, it is well designed providing well spaced both back-in and pull through spots. Each site is full hook up, 50 amp. There are great views of Cheyenne Mountain and Colorado Springs from all sites - the night lights view of Colorado Springs is great. Facilities are first class and spotless. Trails are well marked, varying lengths and a variety of woods and grasslands. The only downside is no WiFi - which is not uncommon for a state park; but could be added at the Visitor Center. This is one of the nicest places we have stayed, would stay again and highly recommend it.
07/2009
rating [ 3/10 ]
Nice enough place for an overnight except voltage is so low the A/C won't stay on (we are on 50) and it is 99 degrees outside. We have shut down everything else and still drops off. Checked the voltage - it is 108-109 volts. And the Wi-Fi is very spotty. We would not stay here again nor recommend it.
05/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is the best rv park in the area; but not all that great. We stayed for a week as there was a lot of things in the area we wanted to do. We told the owner when we checked in that the spa was important to us - use it after hiking. What we were NOT told that, since the pool, spa and fitness center were indoors and were locked up when he was not in the office - he leaves pretty early and it is closed Sundays and holidays. So our use was very limited. TV service went out for days (still out when we left) - not that important to us except for news on occasion. We like this area for hiking / exlploring and will most likely stay here again - but now we know what to expect.
05/2009
rating [ 5/10 ]
This is a nice place and our site (70) was very level. I would have given them a much higher rating except for the terrible WiFi and no picnic tables. They have a nice, wind protected area for each site but no table. I think a very few sites had them but only a few. The WiFi was something else - probably the slowest I have seen anywhere - rv park, coffee shop, you name it. Sometimes it could take 5 minutes to load a standard page. I talked to them about it and they said they knew it was really slow. They did not seem too concerned about it.
10/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
The pull through sites are very long and staggered entry so that you really do not have anyone off your patio area right next door. It is very clean and very well maintained. The only downside is that it is 10 miles from town. There are lots of park models but all well kept up. Lots of green area as well.
08/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
We were there just for an overnight. Wanted to check it out with the new ownership. We were very, very impressed (and we tend to be fussy!). We did not want or need the pool or playground but they may have been the best we have ever seen. The whole place was spotless. Big, level pull-through. Great enclosed places for dogs (2 places). The new owner, is very nice and wants to re-build the image here. Highly recommend and certainly would go back.
08/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
I am surprised no one has reviewed this RV park that has been here for many years. It is older but clean. There is one island of backins to each other but think those people are here for the whole summer season. And an island of pull through sites, plenty large for very big rigs. Then a long row of backins along the river. This is what you ask for! There is a nice path along the river with only fairly short walk into the pools in town. The whole park is gravel but each spot has a picnic table. The views from the park are outstanding: canyon walls on both sides and the mountains behind Ouray at the end. This is our third time here and would stay again.
07/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
First class operation with wonderful owners. We were on the upper level - kind of tough to get to but just 3 wonderful sites. Very helpful with local info and all. We will be back!
07/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We really liked this park and will definitely go back again. The only reason I downgraded them was the Wi-Fi. However, they are limited by having only one provider in town who simply does not respond to them. They gave me his number to call, and I did; he did not return my call. The managers and staff are great, and there are lots of activities. They work hard to get group tent camping for teenagers, and they really do a job to educate them on the area and history. Just great people and a great program.
07/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
Pretty much agree with last posted comments except that there is not a charge for the TV. If you have a 5er with back window as for Row G; then you get a great view of Long's Peak. Laundry is excellent. Lots of activities. Roads could use some improvement but no real big deal. The WiFi is terrible -- you are on and off and on and off. However, this is the best park in Estes.
07/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We were quite pleased with this park. Downside is the entry; makes you wonder. Some of that is not their facility; but some is - a fence to hide all the junk would be in order. Nice little lake and path around it. Sites large, concrete pad, grass in between, etc.
07/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a pretty nice facility. Hot tub - for my bad back - was one of the best we have ever seen. Just had a staff issue: we made the reservation on 11/2/07, and we arrived here at 1 pm. We have a KOA Kard. We are stuck in the furthest back, and probably worst, site in the place! All kinds of other spaces closer to the buildings. I called the office and manager was out to lunch. (I won't go there!). Asked to have the person stop by or call me. Never stopped by and never called. I don't handle that kind of poor service well.
07/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This place is more rustic than most, but we liked the trees and shade! Wi-Fi did not work for me; they have problems with only a small percentage of people (they say). There was no TV. They were very nice people, but I felt it was overpriced for what was there.
07/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
An older park, but well kept up. Big pull thru spaces are great for an overnight - which is what we have used it for several times.
05/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Yes, this place sure could use a face-lift but it is kept up very well for the immense amount of use it gets. We would go back again - and have done so a few times. There is no WiFi in the Trailer Village but there is at the library at the Park HQ - and it is free.
04/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
We have stayed here several times - extremely clean and well appointed. We use this as a base for all the places around including Sedona. Highly recommend it.
04/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
I was not sure of a 6 or a 7 but gave the 7. This is not fancy but definitely suitable. The restrooms and laundry were spotless. The pool was not open but looked like it needed work before it could be. The owner was very nice. We used this as a stopover between Pahrump and the Grand Canyon and would do so again.
04/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
The new section in the back has very nice asphalt sites with grass and palm trees. The restroom was clean but very small. The laundry room was a mess and obviously had not been cleaned for some time - the floor was filthy and all kinds of dirt on it.
03/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We have been here several times and like it very much. I would give it a higher rating except for one main reason - the WiFi was marginal at best and the most expsensive we have ever experienced. And the spa temperature is not up to standard. But we certainly would return.
03/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
I don't give out a 10 but this comes as close as I can! It is spotless and wonderful sites. And great people. We did not hear hardly any highway and no train noise. Have used this for an over night many times and would come back again for sure. It should be noted that you most likely need a reservation - only a few sites. Seems a new mine opening up, a new hospital and Chrysler taking over a Ford proving ground has given them nearly 100% resident customers. But not an issue by an means.
08/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is the 4th time we have stayed here; we use it as our last stop on the way home. Do laundry, etc. Maybe the cleanest RV laundry room we have ever seen. WiFi was great. No much in Gila Bend but would highly recommend this park as a stopover.
09/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nothing fancy but good, clean place. This is the third time we have overnighted there and would do it and recommend it anytime. Nice pull through sites, spotless restrooms, etc. Make sure you stop at the General Store in town - great people there as well and most any supplies you would need. Check out the basement for antique treasures. They also have both gas and diesel and cheaper than Alturus.
08/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
One of our favorite places. The restrooms and laundry are a little older but spotless. The setting is one to die for. And so much to do there and in the area. We is a return for us over and over. Great owners and staff.
08/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
New and very clean and nice. All asphalt roads and sites. Only real downside was no picnic table which a new park like this - at this price - should have.
08/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
One of our favorites. WiFi had some issues but really like this place, it was our third visit there.
08/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed there for 3 nights and it was fine. Nothing outstanding but clean and they tried hard to do what they could for you and to keep it up. We would go back and would recommend it for someone for a short stay.
08/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
Never say "Never". Said I would "never" rate anyplace or anything a "10". This RV park gets one; a first for me even after all these years. It is only three years old and the trees will grow. The location is kind of remote but no big deal - the park and staff are superb.
08/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
I don't give out 10's but we came in here for two nights based on a change in plans. After the "WalMart lot with hookups" rv park we just left in Oliver, BC this is a true and welcome sight. Would come back again and highly recommend it.
08/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
This place is a Wal-Mart parking lot with hookups. It is clean and modern - no trees. Very little grass and you cannot use your picnic table on it unless you move it at night - so people use theirs on the blacktop. WiFi works if you choose to disable your Firewall and other protection and use their un-secured site. They have a real "attitude" - lots of rules which must be obeyed or you get charged.
07/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very clean and very pretty. We got a site on the gravel and you want to ask for the grass. This gravel area appeared to be an playground or something at one time and they decided to make it into three sites; not real good. We would go there again.
07/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice park and run by nice people. Not luxurious but clean and well kept - that is most important in our mind. Would stay here again for sure.
07/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice, quiet place - shaded. A little older but clean and good. Good owner / staff (one in the same!) They work hard at keeping it up. We certainly recommend it and would go back.
07/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice enough park but not really "great". The WiFi did not reach our site more than 50% of the time although they assured me when I called to make a reservation and at check in that it would be great. Laundry room stifling hot and staff would not allow the door to office open to allow a little of the air conditioning in. Very unhappy people - including my GW. They hooked up water to water the grass without saying anything to us; water pressure in our site dropped to less than half. People in other rows kept losing power - we were ok. Not sure we would come here again but appears to be about the best in the area except for the KOA which is considerably more expensive.
07/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
They work very hard to make this a good place and we feel they have done a great job. Staff is super and all are well groomed and polite. It is wide open but great views. The new pool, soon to open, will be the largest we have ever seen in an RV park other than a few resort types. The new spa is huge. We were extremely pleased and would go back again. People said we should check out Johnson's and we did. Won't give it a review as we did not stay there, and, simply stated, would not stay there.
07/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Stayed here for an overnight. Nice place. The staff was among the best we have ever seen anyplace. Even though they were packed with people, they worked it out so we could have a spot for the night.
07/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
We are here for Craters of the Moon. Have to fully agree with the other posting here - Ron & Kat run this place; without outside help. Spotless is an understatement ! Only two washers / dryers, but among the best we have ever seen. Lots of grass and shade trees. I don't know when Ron sleeps - he is working constantly; setting sprinklers before we were even out with the dog, and we are up at sunrise or before. Highly recommended it here.
07/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Stayed two nights as we LOVE Bryce Canyon! Quite dusty, which is the only thing we found that we did not care for, but no big deal. Lots of ATV's, but no problems of all night parties or anything, all very well mannered. Had long pull thru site (102). Will be going back again.
07/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
Stayed for an overnight; lots of trees for shade and quite nice. Staff was very good. Seem to have lots of long term people for the lake use, but no issues at all. Would stay here again for sure.
06/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Used it for an overnight as I had to go to Mayo Hospital for a shot for my back (very handy place to stay for the hospital). We were in a pull-through site (501) and it was good. Level. Typical AZ park: gravel. Wonderful indoor pool and good laundry (did not use it but checked it out). Staff extremely helpful: needed directions, etc. How about an ice machine with free ice: have not seen that before.
10/2006
rating [ 3/10 ]
This is an unfortunate addition to the review I gave in October. When we got our Visa bill we noticed that they had charged us more that the store receipt we had for a purchase. The store receipt was correct. In spite of several efforts, they have refused to credit our account or send us a refund. Not the kind of people I want to do business with. And my earlier posting gives the rest of our feelings. Never again there nor recommend them.
10/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very nice park in a beautiful setting. We would recommend it and will certainly go back.
10/2006
rating [ 5/10 ]
First, let me say this. This place is beautiful and spotless - first class without a doubt. But we are paying $46.50 per night Good Sam rate. There is no TV and they charge you extra for everything - in spite of the extremely high price. Cell phones don't work here and they charge very high fees for the phone service. WiFi is another $5 a day. We don't use them but if you did want to take a shower that is another $1 a time. We will never be back here or recommend them.
10/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice park - very clean and the owners are just wonderful people. Gift store has many great items that she buys herself and hand picks her suppliers and items; not the usual commercial things you see. Highly recommend a stay here for Capitol Reef (which we love).
10/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very clean and well kept up park.
10/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
Maybe the cleanest park we have ever stayed in. Sites were concrete and perfect. Would go back anytime.
03/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
Large park with large spaces - easy to get around. All gravel. Well maintained. New clubhouse and laundry are excellent and spotless. Staff is great.
01/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
Spotlessly clean - competent and friendly staff. Paved pullthroughs. Professional observatory with digital camera and tv screen for viewing. Many activities.
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