Monday, September 25, 2006

Deer Ridge Resort, Richmond IN

Stay Date:  September 2006
Our Rating:  3 – UGLY
This is a predominately seasonal camper park, certainly not close to being a resort.  On arrival, the drive was blocked by office personnel gabbing, and we had to ask them to move a car so that we could get through.  Sites were gravel, rutted pull-thrus, with lots of weeds.  Lots of big trees, impossible to get clear a shot of the satellite.   Verizon cell and Aircard worked well.  30A only, no cable TV and poor broadcast quality, WiFi didn’t work while we were there.  Owner/manager was rude, and refused to accept our CitiCard because he was having a dispute with them.  I can’t think of one reason to stay here, and for $36/night there are better choices in the area.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

7th Ranch RV Camp, Garryowen MT

Stay Date:  September 2006
Our Rating:  BAD – 6
We really like the idea of what they’re doing, and recent reviews are more positive than ours.  Our visit started badly with a dusty, washboard road for over a mile to get to the entrance.  The lady in the office must have been new, she had no idea how to check us in and we had to help her.  The sites are long gravel pull-thrus, tiered on a hillside.  The area we were in was so steeply tiered that the driver side slide out storage doors almost hit the hill, and just getting set up was good exercise.  No Cable, Free WiFi, no trees so good shot at satellite.  No Verizon Cell or Aircard service.  An interesting environment, with an emphasis on the Old West.  Close to the Little Big Horn Battlefield, but nothing else in the area.  $36/night is only reasonable if you’re visiting the Battlefield.  7th Ranch RV Camp

Friday, September 15, 2006

North American RV Park, West Glacier MT

Stay Date:  September 2006
Our Rating:  Good –9
A great place to stay while exploring Glacier National Park.  We were here after Labor Day, so it was not very crowded.  Our site was fairly large because we had one at the end of the row; others are close together and would be uncomfortable. Fairly level gravel sites, good power and water hookups, free intermittent WiFi and clear shots to the satellite.  A beautiful setting; mountains in the distance and good access to the park.  Friendly staff and nice office/store.  The daily rate of $38 is reasonable for the area and amenities, and the price drops to $33 after September 1st.  North American RV Park