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04/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
We paid $250.38 to stay at Osens RV Park and Campground for seven nights. That works out to $35.77 per night, which amounts to 10% less than the Good Sam nightly rate. We think that was more than fair because this is a really nice little park. The husband and wife team who own and operate it are super nice and extraordinarily accommodating in every respect. They even brought us some yummy homemade chocolate cake and ice cream one night during our stay. The park itself was more than adequate for maneuvering our 52 feet RV and toad into and out of our level, full-hookup, pull thru, gravel site. Hookups were quick and easy and there was a good-sized grassy areas (with picnic table) on either side of our coach which allowed more than enough space between us and our neighbors. The bathhouse is very nice, and comprises a number of individual private bathrooms, each having a sink, toilet and roomy shower with plenty of hot water and good pressure. The laundry facility is small, having just two washers and two dryers, but the machines are in excellent condition and fairly inexpensive to operate at just $1.25 per load to wash and $1.25 per load to dry (and I mean dry completely). Into the bargain, the park features an excellent free Wi-Fi system, 60-plus channels of free cable TV, and an enclosed dog park large enough to run our 70 pound pit bull to the point of exhaustion. Conveniently located just outside the park are a truck stop and a bulk propane fill station, and there are a number of restaurants, hardware stores and other shopping venues within a mile or two. The park is also just a stone's throw from I-90, but far enough away that traffic noise is not an issue. You will occasionally hear a train whistle, but only faintly. All in all, the park is very peaceful and quiet. The only conceivable "cons" are the lack of shade trees and the absence of a swimming pool. In fact there didn't appear to be any recreational diversions for kids within the park or nearby at all. But being an over-60 geezer from Florida, I wasn't bothered by any of that. Bottom line: my wife and I had a very pleasant and peaceful stay at Osens before heading into Yellowstone to work for the summer. And I'm sure we'll stay at Osens if we ever find ourselves in Livingston again.
04/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
The word "excellent" describes just about every aspect of our 2-day stay at Peter D's RV Park, beginning with check-in, where we met our host, the park's namesake. You could probably visit every campground in the country and never encounter a more congenial guy than Peter D. He was genuinely enthused to meet our 70 pound pit bull and feed her treats right there in his office. We paid $60 in cash for our stay ($30 per night), which was more than 25% off his usual (credit card) rate. Our gravel and grass site was more than adequate to accommodate our 40' motorcoach plus toad and hookups were a snap. Another significant plus was the excellent cable TV hookup, which provided about 115 channels, as I recall. The bathhouse and laundry facilities could not possibly have been cleaner - and I'm an absolute clean freak! The enclosed dog park was another excellent feature of the campground and, being nearby to our site, provided a great place to leave our dog to unwind while we got our "home" set up for our stay. And just beyond the dog park was a four-acre tract (fenced on two sides) where our dog was later able to run free until she'd worn herself out. My only knock on the whole experience was that the Wi-Fi was somewhat spotty, but I suppose that may have had something to do with the weather, which was rainy and extraordinarily windy pretty much throughout our stay. Bottom line: if you ever come looking for us in Sheridan, Wyoming, you'll find us at Peter D's. We wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else.
04/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed two nights at this campground and found the experience to be highly satisfactory, despite the fact that it was cold, windy and rainy in Rapid City for most of our stay. The park itself is small and a wee bit on the "rustic" side, but generally well-maintained, and the manager was a very congenial and accommodating guy. Given that we were travelling with a large pit bull, we were glad to find a nice little park across the street from the campground where we could walk her. In fact, due to the weather, we had the park to ourselves most of the time, which afforded us the opportunity to walk our dog off-leash once or twice. Also, the park backs up to a wooded hillside that is inhabited by mule deer. As I was returning from the park's trash dump on our first day, I suddenly found myself virtually face-to-face with either a large fawn or a small doe, which was a pleasant surprise for a dumb ole country boy from Ft Lauderdale. My only "con" is that the pull-thru sites are on the small side for a big-rig pulling a toad. If my coach was longer than 40 feet, I probably would have had to unhook and park my Jeep off the site. Bottom line: we'd stay here again if we were in the area.
04/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
There's not much I can say about this campground because we only did a quick overnight here. In fact, we didn't even hook up to their sewer system. I can report, however, that it is very convenient to I-29 and the Wi-Fi works well. Also, since the park backs up to a truck stop, re-fueling your RV upon arrival or departure is, in my view, a significant plus. And I like the fact that you can just drive in and park on whatever available site you choose, but the other side of that coin is a lack of staff help should you require it. Another possible "con" is that there aren't many sites capable of supporting a big rig pulling a toad. So if that's your situation, you need to get there when the park isn't crowded or you may not find an adequate parking spot. Bottom line: as other reviewers have noted, this is a most satisfactory campground for an overnight stay.
04/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice enough park with ample room to maneuver a big rig pulling a toad. Staff were courteous and friendly, hookups were easy, restrooms were clean and showers were nice and hot. The well-stocked general store was a big plus since the nearest grocer is about 6 miles away. The nearby airport services commercial aviation so expect some big jet noise. Being a retired Air Force veteran, that noise just sounds like freedom to me, but it may be bothersome to some. I do have two "cons" to report: (1) the park's Wi-Fi system was terrible (in fact, useless) and (2) they don't appear to be very proud of the fact that they're a Passport America park because they don't advertise the fact. We were initially booked more than $97 for two nights, but they refunded half of that when we discovered (elsewhere) that they were a PA park and asked for the 50% rate. Bottom line: we were satisfied with our stay at Basswood and wouldn't mind staying again. But in the interest of having a well-rounded experience, we'd probably look at other parks if we were in the area again.
04/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
We did a quick overnight at Harvest Moon, so I can't say too much about the park. But what I can say is mostly very good. The park is very convenient to I-75 and we had no trouble getting in and out with a 40' coach pulling a toad. We arrived after closing but found site/parking instructions waiting for us in a box outside the office. Our full hookup pull-through site was level and adequate to our needs, and we enjoyed a night of peaceful rest. We didn't use any of the park amenities, nor the cable TV hookup, but did use the Wi-Fi connection and found it to be just fine. If there's a negative to this park at all, it would be that the dog walking area is fairly small. I should also mention that, contrary to what has been reported, this park certainly does accept credit cards. I'll close with a "Thank you" to our cordial and accommodating hosts, and a recommendation that you give Harvest Moon a try when you're in the area of Adairsville, Georgia.
04/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
Being the lazy guy I am, I'm going to hitchhike on the comments of another reviewer, who said: "More for adults than children. Check-in was easy and staff was very polite and helpful. Located in the town of St. Charles but easy to get to, about a mile or so from I-370. The interior roads are all paved with level concrete pads and patios with plenty of room on front back and sides with a nice grassy area and a table. Full hook-ups with good WiFi and over 60 cable channels. Very clean restrooms, showers and laundry. Entire park is well maintained. Close to historic St. Charles which is worth a visit." That's a very succinct description of this park. I would only add that it would be more accurate to describe this park as "pet tolerant" than "pet friendly" since there is no dog walking area. You have to walk your dog outside a pedestrian gate at the rear of the park. That being the case, unless your dog has a strong plumbing system, you may want to ask for a site close to that gate.
04/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a great place to camp for active and retired military in an RV. The staff is unbelievably accommodating and friendly. The park is easily accessible from I-75, the grounds are idyllic, and there's plenty to do without leaving the campground. We didn't get to use the hiking trails as they were somewhat muddy from too much rain during our stay, and you wouldn't want to swim in either of the two lakes abutting the park (Lott's Pond and Grassy Pond) unless you're fairly adept at alligator wrangling. Now for the bad news... After two nights on a FHU pull thru RV site, we moved some of our provisions into one of their 3-bedroom rental cabins for a 4-night stay while our coach was being worked on at Alliance Coach in Lake Park. We won't remember that aspect of our stay with the same fondness as we will our RV experience. The cabins may be a good deal for a family large enough to fill the three bedroom, but at $72 per night, they're way too expensive for what you get (for two people and a dog). The kitchen and dining areas are barely adequate for two people, the largest bed in the cabin was a full-size (my wife and I had to sleep in separate rooms), and the satellite service was terrible while it was raining and not that good when it wasn't - which was just as well considering that there was only one small, fuzzy, tube t in the whole cabin. So, let's review: RV camping - Good; Cabin camping - Bad.
04/2014
rating [ 5/10 ]
On the plus side, our paved full-hookup site was level and adequate to accommodate our 40' coach with toad. On the other hand, we were somewhat disappointed to find that we did not have an outdoor wood stove, as we were given to believe when we booked our stay. Also, we found the exit signage at this park to be lacking, which caused a minor problem as we attempted to get out of the park. But the bottom line (for us) is that this park is way, way, way too expensive for what you get. We won't be returning to the Nashville KOA.
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