A key factor in planning an RV road trip is selecting RV parks and resorts.
If you’re looking for a five-star RV resort with all the amenities including 50-amp electric, water, sewer, cable TV, and Wi-Fi, there are several things to consider before making your decision.
An earlier post on Vogel Talks RVing detailed the nine characteristics of a five-star RV resort: quality customer service, adequate space between sites, pull-through sites that are spacious and well maintained, utilities are centrally located and up to date, quality Internet at all sites, convenient way to dispose of trash, clean and well-maintained laundry facilities, picnic tables, and pet area.
During the past several years we’ve had the pleasure of staying at numerous 5-star RV resorts. Following are some of the more memorable resorts.
Big-rig friendly, Columbia Sun RV Resort is a new 5-star resort that opened in 2013. Spacious sites, manicured grass on both sides, wide paved streets, and a perfect 10/10*/10 Good Sam rating.
Easy-on and easy-off (I-82; Exit 109), level pull-through sites 40 feet wide and up to 100 feet long with water, sewer, 50/30/20-amp electric service, and TV cable (49 channels) all centrally located. Wi-Fi worked well from our site (#133).
7 Feathers Casino RV Resort, Canyonville, Oregon
Big-rig friendly, 7 Feathers Casino RV Resort is a 5-star resort with a perfect 10/10*/10 Good Sam rating. 191 pull-through and back-in sites. The park is well laid out and designed. Utilities including 50/30/20-amp electric service, water, two sewer connections (middle and back of site), and cable TV (25 channels). Wi-Fi worked well from our site (#59).
Interior roads are paved, pads are concrete. Landscaping between sites with birch trees and varying sizes of shrubs including flowering rhododendrons. Easy-on, easy off Interstate 10 at Exit 98.
Big-rig friendly, Durango is a 5-star resort located on the Sacramento River. Most sites are pull-through 70-90 feet in length and 30-35 feet wide. In addition there are 11 riverfront sites and 21 water-feature spaces (fountains); these sites have utilities on both sides of the concrete pads enabling fifth wheels and travel trailer to back onto the sites and motorhomes to drive forward maximizing the view and water features. In addition, there are a number of buddy sites.
The park is well laid out and designed. Utilities including 20/30/50-amp electric service, water, sewer, and cable TV (63 channels) are centrally located. Wi-Fi works well from our coach at our site (#114). Interior roads are paved. A beautiful RV resort with friendly and courteous staff. We have stayed at Durango on several occasions and would return again in a heartbeat. On I-5, Exit 649 (Highway 36/Antelope Boulevard).
This upscale resort makes for a perfect home base to explore the Texas Hill Country. All sites are paved, have a paved patio and offer satellite TV, Wi-Fi, and instant-on phone. Relax around the two heated swimming pools/spas. Tennis courts. Adult fitness center overlooking the creek.
While staying in the park, make it a point to see the “Club” section, a unique approach to the RV lifestyle. You’ll definitely want to make this resort a repeat stop on your RVing agenda. On I-10, Exit 501 (Highway 1338), turn left and scoot down a few hundred yards to the park on the left.
New in 2009 with paved streets, Cajun Palms offers long pull-through sites that range in length from 55 to 75 feet. Not to be ignored are the back-ins to the lake in the 55-60 foot range. Pull through and back-in sites have 20 feet of space between each concrete pad.
A full service resort, Cajun Palms features numerous traditional as well as high tech amenities.
Accommodations consist of over 300 deluxe RV sites and 25 cabins. RV sites have full hookups, 30- and 50-amp, 70+ channels of digital cable, and on-site water and sewer. Easy-on, easy off Interstate 10 (Exit 115) at Henderson (near Breaux Bridge).
Vogel Talks RVing selected this list of 5 star RV resorts from parks personally visited.
Please Note: This is part of an on-going series on 5 Star RV Resorts
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