We wandered the area of Farmington looking for a suitable RV park. Finding none we went to the Farmington Visitor Center and was given a brochure for Desert Rose just a few miles south of in Bloomington. We are so glad we stopped to ask where a decent place was because this park was very nice. It had everything we needed, dog park specifically since our larger dog likes to be off the leash when doing her business. Very clean bathrooms with plenty of hot water for the showers. The staff was very nice and quite helpful regarding local attractions and directions. I'd recommend this park to anyone going to the Farmington/Aztec/Bloomfield area since all 3 towns are about 10 miles from each other and easy to get to any of them since they are in a triangle.
Since we were here at the end of September the rates were off season and discounted. I have no complaints with this RV park. This place was perfect a location and had great amenities. Very clean place with lots of washers and dryers. Since it was off season the pool was closed but we expected that. The huge 2 acre fenced dog park was a blessing to our 2 dogs. They have never enjoyed more free running space. They had a great time. It had been mentioned by another reviewer that the WiFi was problematic but we had no problems with it at all. It was quite fast. We were in the back, in the trees area, and had plenty of shade as well as space. I'd surely stay here again on our next trip that way.
We chose this park mainly for its location to various areas we wanted to visit: Tombstone, Bisbee, Kartchner Caverns, Chiricahua National Monument, etc. It was a good choice. The park has a dog run area where we could let our 2 dogs off the leash to exercise and this was a great thing to have for pets when traveling. The swimming pool was a blessing, too, for our weary bones after a long day of sightseeing. There was a nice hot spa and exercise equipment as well, along with a TV/social room and library. The library is where Wi-Fi was available and only in this room. It would have been nice to have Wi-Fi available at the RV site but better this than nothing. Note 1: They do not want you to leave water on the bathroom floor after your shower (understandably) but there are only paper towels to clean it up. It would be nice to keep a bucket and mop in there so campers can do this job easily. It would also be nice to have a bench to sit on the dress and undress; there is plenty of room for one. Note 2: They charge for electricity used at each RV site. The meter number is noted when you check in and when you check out you give them the new meter number and pay for what you used. We stayed 5 nights and the bill for electricity was about 7 dollars total; less than $1.50 per day. This is not a bad thing, or expensive, but I wanted to mention this policy since it is not common. The laundry area was in a separate building away from the main building and other facilities. It was very clean. All the machines seemed to work great. Overall we would stay here again without hesitation.
We chose the RV site closest to the Colorado river. Wonderful view and easy access to the river for us and for our 2 dogs. I liked the fact that most all of the RV sites are lawn/grass rather than paved or gravel. This gave it a fresh, clean feel to each site. With trees, grass and the river, it was a great place to stay and we'd definitely stay here again. Electricity is paid separately from the nightly rate. We paid $5.00 for one night electricity on top of the daily rate. I was OK with this but I thought I'd mention it here. That is their policy.
For the area, this was a great RV park. Very, very clean and the restrooms and showers were clean, too. The entire RV park area is paved so it's all smooth and level. The host was quite gracious and friendly. If you are passing through or need to be in the area for any reason, this is a nice RV park.
It was a great choice for the area. Overall the park is quite clean and the bathrooms were fully functional and very clean as well with nice hot showers. (Note that the showers are coin operated.) The camp hosts moved around the area off and on in a pickup truck keeping their eyes on things and helping campers out with whatever needs we may have so that was nice. If I had one complaint is was that you have to go through the "pay" gate that gets you into the Calico Ghost Town area to get to the RV Park. It was not too bad in early March although we did have to wait but I am sure the summer months the line of cars gets very long as does the wait. You don't have to pay to get in if you are camper but you do have to wait in queue so that can let you pass through.
This is a very nice park and the host was extremely pleasant. We only spent one night here since we were in transit but it is definitely a place I would stay at again. One note regarding water hookup: we stayed here in early March, too early in the season for them to have the water turned on for the RV sites. They did have water available for our tank if we chose to fill up and then park. The water is not turned on until April. The bathrooms and showers were great, very, very clean and warm with plenty of hot water. Even though there was no sewer hookup, there was a dump station if needed. This park is super clean.