The Best Resorts For RV Travel in January

The lure of the open road and the comforts of home come together when you’re traveling in a recreational vehicle. You’ve already considered the best places to RV in January.

A key factor in planning an RV road trip is selecting RV parks and resorts. Before you hit the open road, there are a few things you should understand about RV parks.

Bentsen Palm Village RV Resort, Mission, Texas © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Bentsen Palm Village RV Resort, Mission, Texas © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

When it comes time to park and unwind you want an RV park that will make you feel at home. As any experienced RVer can attest, not all RV parks are created equal—the quality varies from budget to high end.

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 for RV travel in January. Travelers exploring the country in an RV will want to put on the brakes and stay for a while at these RV parks and resorts around the United States.

These top rated RV parks have been personally visited and provide the most discerning RVer with best-possible guest experience.

Bentsen Palm Village RV Resort, Mission, Texas

Bentsen Palm Village RV Resort sits adjacent to, and within walking/biking distance of Bentsen Rio-Grande Valley State Park and World Birding Center Headquarters. The RV resort offers paved streets, sites, and patios with numerous sites in the 75-80 foot range. Other features include Wi-Fi, cable TV, fitness center, woodworking area, heated pool and spa, dog agility course, free bicycle and kayak rentals.

Sundance 1 RV Resort, Casa Grande © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Sundance 1 RV Resort, Casa Grande © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Sundance 1 RV Resort, Casa Grande

A 700-site RV resort, Sundance 1 is a 55+ adult community conveniently located in Casa Grande just 45 miles from Phoenix and 65 miles from Tucson. Sundance 1 RV Resort is close to large shopping malls, theatres, fine dining, golf courses, modern medical facilities, and major grocery chains.

The resort offers a variety of amenities including 50-amp service at all RV sites, modern club house, gated community, paved interior roads, indoor/outdoor heated pool, indoor spa, newly remodeled exercise room, billiards room, card room, and quilting/sewing room.

The park offers activities for a variety of interests including pickleball, horseshoes, shuffleboard, bocce, darts, craft classes, ceramics, silversmithing, lapidary, and stained glass.

Indian Waters RV Resort, Indio © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Indian Waters RV Resort, Indio © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Indian Waters RV Resort, Indio

Now open year-round, Indian Waters RV Resort & Cottages is located in the heart of the Coachella Valley that includes Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, and Indio. Recently new ownership totally renovated the resort property, adding cottages, a second pool, lighted pickleball courts, 50 amp service and city sewer service to all sites, resurfacing of roads and sites, enhanced Wi-Fi, and a complete “make over” for the large clubhouse that now includes a new fitness room, billiard room, office area, dining area, and lounge/computer center.

Located five minutes from I-10 (Jackson Street exit), east of Palm Springs.

Bella Terra of Gulf Shores, Foley, Alabama © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Bella Terra of Gulf Shores, Foley, Alabama © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Bella Terra of Gulf Shores, Foley, Alabama

Expect to find an upscale Class A motorhome ownership resort. Daily, weekly, and monthly stays welcome. Lot sizes range from 3,500 to 4,500 square feet with paved pads approximately 16 feet x 75 feet and a paved patio. Select from pull-in facing the nine-acre lake, pull-through, or back-in sites. Paved streets. Cable TV, Wi-Fi, telephone, and 200 amp service capability.

Once settled in, consider the “Grand” clubhouse and zero entry infinity pool with Jacuzzi and various patio overlooking the lake. Inside you will discover the great room with large screen TV, movie theater room, fitness center, dry sauna, pedicure/massage room, and lounge/bar area.

Arizona Oasis RV Resort, Ehrenberg

Arizona Oasis RV Resort, Ehrenberg © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Arizona Oasis RV Resort, Ehrenberg © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

A big-rig friendly park, Arizona Oasis RV Resort is situated along the Colorado River at the desert’s edge. There is a beach area with a few chairs and at least one hammock.

A clean, quiet, well-managed, and well-maintained park. Sites are gravel and level with concrete patio and BBQ grill. There are a few trees in the park, none were in the way of our rig. Rather, they provide a little shade, but mostly just add to the surroundings. Amenities include a large pool, kiddy pool, and hot tub

This campground is right off Interstate 10 (Exit 1), but the road noise was minimal.

Worth Pondering…

Have you put…

Step up

Antenna down

Wife in?

—sign at a Dickson, Tennessee campground

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