You don’t need to drive a motorhome, travel trailer, or fifth wheel to enjoy the RV park experience.
More than one third of RV parks across North America offer alternative accommodations, from park models to yurts, enabling travelers to participate in the campground community without bringing their own set of wheels, according to a Good Sam news release.
To help travelers find the RV parks that offer the best RV accommodations without wheels, the editors and consultants of the Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory have compiled a list of the top RV Parks featuring park models or other stationary dwellings.
Featuring parks from across North America, the list is tailored for travelers who don’t arrive at the park in an RV or would like non-RVing friends or family members stay with them in the same campground.
The Good Sam RV Travel Guide’s top parks with non-RV dwellings are:
- Oak Creek RV Resort – Sunland, 15379 Oak Creek Road, El Cajon, California 92021; (866) 916-1318
- Camping At Charlotte Motor Speedway, 6600 Bruton Smith Blvd., Concord, NC 28027; (704) 455-4445
- Catherine’s Landing at Hot Springs, 1700 Shady Grove Road, Hot Springs, AR 71901; (501) 262-2550
- Winstar RV Park, 21902 Merle Wolfe Road, Thackerville, OK 73459; (580) 276-8900
- Mt. Olympus Zeus Village and Camp Resort, 400 County Road A & Highway 12, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965; (800) 433-3557
Dwellings That Stay Put
The most prominent non-mobile dwellings in RV parks are park models, which are transportable trailers primarily designed for long-term or permanent placement at a destination where an RV or mobile home is allowed. These have grown in popularity in recent years.
Limited to a floor plan of 400 square feet, park models average around $45,000 in price and often resemble small houses. Park models are built in styles ranging from faux colonial to log cabin and feature all the amenities found in a small residence
Guests can rent a park model for around $100 a night. Some campgrounds sell their park models to travelers who seek a seasonal dwelling.
More exotic lodgings can be found in yurts, circular, tent-like structures that owe their original design to the nomadic Mongolians, who have used Yurts for thousands of years. Commonly built with durable fabric around sturdy frames, many yurts are equipped with bathrooms, and some even have lofts.
Many campgrounds offer more traditional cabins, which range from spartan dwellings to luxurious accommodations.
Some campgrounds push the envelope when it comes to non-RV accommodations. At Mt. Olympus Zeus Village and Camp Resort in the Wisconsin Dells, guests can stay at simulated tree houses, complete with trunks and whimsically tilted windows. The eye-catching structures provide all of the amenities of a hotel room but give guests the feeling that they’re in a fairy tale setting.
Good Sam Guide
RV travelers can find more information about parks with non-RV accommodations in the 2013 Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory, which combines two of the RV industry’s most popular and respected brands—the Trailer Life Directory and Woodall’s Campground Directory—into one comprehensive volume.
The guide contains detailed information about 14,967 RV parks across North America; each campground is personally inspected and rated by the Good Sam’s consultant teams.
The guide also includes lifestyle features, regional trip guides, and essential travel facts. Readers can get vital tech tips, learn about must-see points of interest in all of North America’s states and provinces, follow a meal and fitness planner, and get Road Ready with a special products section.
Also included are guides to RV-related state laws and information needed for trouble-free trips into Canada and Mexico.
For more information about the 2013 Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory, click on www.goodsamcamping.com.
Please Note: This is Part 1 of a 2-part series
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