Thursday, May 7, 2009

Casey KOA, Casey IL

Stay Date:  May 2009
Our Rating:  GOOD – 7
We enjoyed visiting this park; it's a reminder of what all of the KOA's used to be - clean, neatly manicured, nice facilities, and family oriented activities. On the other hand, the sites are small, the trees prevent use of a satellite (and there's no cable), most of the sites are 30A only, the roads are gravel and potholed, and the price is exorbitant for an overnight stay. It's a great weekend destination park for families, but at this time of year, the facilities aren't usable and there aren't any activities during the week, so a weekday overnight is overly priced. Casey is a small town with not much to offer and there's not much in the area, but the park is a nice place to just relax and enjoy the birds. This is a nice park, but due to the price ($38/night) we won't stay here again.  Casey KOA

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Red Barn Rendezvous RV Park, Edwardsville IL

Stay Date:  May 2009
Our Rating:  GOOD – 8
We were pleasantly surprised with this immaculate little park during our week-long stay. Level, gravel pull through sites and convenient hookups were separated by a small grass strip. Although our site in the rear of the park was not overly large, we had an end site which gave us plenty of room. The park is nicely landscaped with flowers and small trees, and although it has a number of what appear to be long-term residents, their sites are well maintained. The owners were friendly and were quick to ask how our stay was going. No cable TV and spotty WiFi, but clear view of satellite.  Located near an exit on I-55, it was very convenient to St. Louis attractions and shopping in Edwardsville. The only drawback is the drone of the interstate traffic, but it wasn't enough to keep us awake. The owners do not accept credit cards, requiring check or cash only. There aren't many parks in the area, but even if there was, this park would be worth staying at for the $30/night fee.Red Barn Rendezvous RV Park