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. In earlier posts we detailed five such parks. In today’s post we offer five more memorable RV resorts.
The MotorCoach Resort, Chandler, Arizona
Newly opened in September 2016, The MotorCoach Resort located at I-10 and Wildhorse Pass (Exit 162) is the only exclusive, boutique motor coach resort in the Phoenix Metroplex. An unique plan, all sites are drive-in and face a common landscaped area and central patio.
Located on the site of former Baudry’s RV, The MotorCoach Resort offers paved interior roads and 32 large paved sites on eight landscaped acres. 50/30-amp electric service, water, and sewer are centrally located. Amenities include laundry, showers, bathrooms, picnic area, dog walking areas, 24 hour patrol security service, and Wi-Fi.
The MotorCoach Resort is owned and operated by its adjacent development RV SuperStorage, a Class A RV storage facility. The amenities at RV SuperStorage is available to RVers staying at the MotorCoach Resort, including propane, reverse osmosis RV wash and wax, and an on-site RV repair company, RV SuperService.
The resort is across the interstate from Wild Horse Pass Casino and other luxury amenities on the Gila River Indian Community including the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa, Whirlwind Golf Club, Rawhide Western Town and Event Center, Phoenix Premium Outlets, and Wild Horse Pass Motorsport Park, a world-class racing facility for motor sports (yes, we hear the racing loud and clear).
JGW RV Park, Redding, California
This is a beautiful 5-star RV park with water, sewer, and 30/50-amp electric service centrally located. The majority of pull-through sites are back-to-back and side-to side. There is no cable TV; however, we’re able to obtain a satellite signal between trees and pick up numerous local stations on the antenna.
Our site (R-1) backs onto the Sacramento River. Interior roads are paved and in good condition with concrete pads.
Unfortunately due to the distance between our site and towers, Wi-Fi is very poor at our site, fading in and out even when I move my laptop to the front of the coach.
Smokiam RV Resort, Soap Lake, Washington
Smokiam RV Resort is the old WHR/AA membership park. Under new ownership the park is undergoing a full renovation with new premium big rig friendly RV sites, remodeled restrooms/shower facilities, renovated playground area, new cabin rentals, Tepee rentals, a sandy beach with a new dock and watercraft rentals, a renovated clubhouse for groups/events/adults and families, new café and espresso bar, and a new miniature golf course. Renovations are on-going.
Our site, D-3, is one of the ten new premium pull-through sites facing the lake. These sites are extra long and extra wide designed for RVs up to 45 feet in length. 50/30-amp electric service, water, sewer, and cable TV (25 channels) are centrally located. We’re able to locate a satellite through the trees.
Waltons Lakeshore RV Resort, Osoyoos, British Columbia
Big-rig friendly, Waltons Lakeshore RV Resort is a 5-star resort with 71 back-in sites. Laid out on two tiers with paved designer stone sites and asphalt interior roads, all sites offer views of Lake Osoyoos. 50/30-amp electric service, water, sewer, and cable TV are conveniently located.
Sites are 60+ feet in length with ample parking for toad/tow vehicle. Wi-Fi work well from our site (#60). Lots are available for purchase in addition to rental. Since we planned to stay here for 3+ weeks we had a reservation for a month.
Whispering Hills RV Park, Georgetown, Kentucky
We have a mostly level pull-through site (#29) in the 60-foot range. Utilities are interspersed with the 30/50-amp electric service located toward the rear of the site making it necessary to park the toad at the front of the site. Most back-in sites tend to be considerably shorter and slope downward. There are nine new pull-through sites in the 70-90 foot range. Interior roads and sites are gravel.
Stayed at Whispering Hills for seven nights and explored nearby Bourbon and Bluegrass Country. A generally pleasant campground in a pastoral setting.
Whispering Hills RV Park is located approximately 2.5 miles off I-75 (Exit 129).
Vogel Talks RVing selected this list of 5 Star RV resorts from parks personally visited.
Please Note: This is part of an ongoing series on 5 Star RV Resorts
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