Sunday, March 30, 2014

Coachlight Motel and RV Park, Las Cruces, NM

Stay Date:  March 2014
Our rating:  GOOD – 8
We’re always looking for a reasonable alternative to the highly-prices Hacienda RV Park when visiting Las Cruces, and found it with this park.  Easy to find and access off I-10, the park is part of a motel complex, and is fenced and secure.  Check in at the motel office was easy and efficient.  Sites and interior roads are dirt but were not dusty.  Sites were long enough to keep the tow attached, level, and hookups were conveniently located.  Not many trees, so satellite TV was unobstructed.  Free Wi-Fi worked well, and Verizon cell and data were very strong.  Despite being close to the interstate, the park was quiet without any road noise.  There’s a nice restaurant in front of the park that serves breakfast and lunch, and Old Mesilla is just down the street.  A great place to stay using the Passport America discount – $18/night for full hookups.  Coachlight Motel and RV Park

Twin Spruce RV Park, Ruidoso, NM

Stay Date:  March 2014
Our Rating:  GOOD – 6
Twin Spruce RV Park2This is our first stay at this park and we probably won’t return.  Conveniently located just outside of town off Rt 70, the park has an upper level for seasonal campers, and a lower level for transients.  Access is good, and interior roads are gravel with gravel sites.  Check in was easy with a friendly host, and we were able to get one Twin Spruce RV Parkof the larger sites, but it was too short to keep the tow vehicle hooked up.  The site was sloped side-to-side, and it wasn’t possible to get the motor home level without lifting wheels off the ground.  Satellite TV was obstructed by the many trees lining the back of the park, but the cable TV was extensive and most Twin Spruce RV Park3channels were clear.  The park WiFi was intermittent, but Verizon cell and data were good.  While dropping off trash in the dumpster, a worker came running out of the office demanding to know why I hadn’t disconnected the water the night before.  I advised him that it was our first night and the forecast was for a low of 38, although it got colder.  He seemed interested in continuing the conversation, but I was not, and left him standing there.  The park spaces are very close with a small strip of grass and a table, and if full it would be uncomfortable.  At $32/night it wasn’t a very good value and we’ll pass next time.  Twin Spruce RV Park

Monday, March 24, 2014

Fort Stockton RV Park

Stay Date:  March 2014
Our Rating:  GOOD – 7
Fort Stockton1This park is our preferred stay location in Fort Stockton.  Located a few miles east of town, it’s convenient to access and fairly quiet compared to the locations in town.  A popular and busy stop, it fills up almost every night, and the addition of an area for oilfield workers has probably Fort Stockton2added stress to the restrooms.  Friendly staff, easy check in, and nice pull-thru convenient to the access road.  Dirt interior roads, although not too dusty, with a few trees and a bit of grass.  Sites are medium sized, with a small cement patio and table, and hookups work well.  No cable, but Fort Stockton3satellite was unobstructed.  The WiFi was slow, probably due to the number of users, but Verizon cell and data worked well.  A small cafĂ© serves breakfast at reasonable price daily and dinner Fri-Sun; we’ve always enjoyed the food here.  A pool is available for warmer weather.  $32/night.  Fort Stockton RV Park

Junction–North Llano RV Park, Junction TX

Stay Date:  March 2014
Our Rating:  GOOD – 9
Junction TX1This park is our stay of choice when traveling in/out of the San Antonio area.  A former KOA, the park is easily accessed from I-10, is gated for security, and gives a 20% discount to military veterans.  An escort is provided to you site, and pull-thrus are level, good sized, and have a shaded patio, furniture, grill, Junction TX2and fire pit – a nice touch.  Located along the Llano River, there are large trees throughout the park but none obstructed our rooftop satellite.  Verizon Cell and data were good but sometimes slow.  Cable TV and WiFi were free and worked well.  Propane is available, and there’s a small store in the office.  Our only complaint is that the interior roads are very Junction TX4dusty, and our car and rear of the motor home were covered by the time we were parked.  The couple that manage the park are very professional and friendly.  Junction doesn’t have much to offer other than fast-food along the interstate, but it’s a convenient fuel stop with two truck stops at the exit.  $31.50/night with discount.  Junction-North Llano RV Park

Priddy Meadow RV Park, Wimberley, TX

Stay Date:  Mar 2014
Our Rating:  GOOD – 8
Priddy Meadow1We spent almost six months here while Brenda recuperated from shoulder surgery, and couldn’t have found a better place for a long term stay.  The location was perfect – just outside  charming Wimberley with its good assortment of restaurants and shopping, and yet just 12 miles to San Marcos and our medical Priddy Meadow3facilities.  We stumbled on this park by accident, a short distance off of Rt 12 on CR1492.  The park only has 15 sites, arranged in a “U” shape around a 5-acre meadow, with trees, grass, and a deer feeder.  The sites Priddy Meadow4are all back-in up against the tree line, gravel with a slope up to the trees, with gravel and grass.  Hookups are convenient and include free cable with a full channel HD lineup.  Verizon cell and 4G worked well, and there were no obstructions to the rooftop satellite.  There are no amenities at this park, no restrooms, pool, playground etc., and there are a few long term residents.  The owner is a delightful lady who has a list of reasonable rules, and considers it her mission to make your stay enjoyable.  She and her parents live on site and check with guests frequently.  The meadow is filled with deer each morning and evening, and there are plenty of birds in the area.  Quiet, secure, and convenient – a great place to stay in the Hill Country.  Monthly rate of $335 plus electric.  Priddy Meadow RV Park