Sunday, May 11, 2014

Seven Feathers RV Resort, Canyonville, OR

Stay Date:  May 2014
Our Rating:  GOOD – 10
Seven Feathers2Seven Feathers has become our stay of choice when traveling on I-5 through Oregon.  Across the highway from a casino of the same name, the park is truly a resort, with amenities, customer service, and landscaping that would make Disneyworld jealous.  Check-in is under a covered portico with an escort to your site.  The pull through sites are long enough to keep the tow attached without a problem, and are level concrete with adjoining Seven Feathers1pad and table.  Sites are not large, but are adequate and have manicured grass, flowers, and trees.  Cable and WiFi both worked very well, satellite TV was good, and Verizon cell and data were strong.  The indoor heated pool, hot tub, exercise room and media room are all comparable to a fine hotel, and there’s even Concierge service.  A shuttle will pick you up for a trip to the casino or restaurant, and we always find the buffet to be superior for the price.  Too bad all RV parks that call themselves “resorts” can be this nice.  Reasonable at $35/night.  Seven Feathers RV Resort

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Sunrise Valley RV Park, Mina NV

Stay Date:  April 2014
Our Rating:  GOOD – 8
Mina RV Park1This is the best…..and only RV park in Mina, a convenient stop when traveling from Las Vegas to Reno/Sparks.  In the middle of nowhere, it’s an oasis with shady sites and good hookups.  The pull-thru sites are extra long Mina RV Park2with a picnic table and fire ring (although I don’t know where you’d find wood), and hookups work well.  No cable, but no obstruction to satellite, and good WiFi.  Verizon cell and data were marginal and barely worked.  Mina RV Park3Nothing in this town of less than a hundred, so plan on eating in.  A nice place to stop with a friendly owner.  A nice stay at $27.50/night.  Sunrise Valley RV Park

Sparks Marina RV Resort, Sparks NV

Stay Date:  April 2014
Our Rating:  GOOD – 10
Sparks Marina1Sparks Marina RV Resort is in our top three when it comes to the quality of amenities – although the sites are not large, they’re designed so that you can have plenty of room sitting under the tree on the artificial turf on the forward portion of your Sparks Marina2site.  Exceedingly professional and friendly staff, with escort to your site and assistance in setting up if needed.  Nice office/store, exercise room and pool, with free cable and WiFi that worked until the park became Sparks Marina3crowded.  Good Verizon cell and 4G, and no obstructions to the satellite.  Ideally located – just off I-80, but quiet, and near a huge area of shopping and dining.  Our preferred place to stay anytime we’re in the area.  Reasonable during the winter rate (Oct-Apr) at $176/week, otherwise a bit pricey.  Sparks Marina RV Resort

Desert Eagle RV Park, Nellis AFB, NV

Stay Date:  April 2014
Our Rating:  GOOD – 9
Nellis2Not all military campgrounds are built by people who understand RVs, but Desert Eagle is the exception.  Easy to access from I-15, the park is across from the main base near the housing Nellis1area and hospital.  After easy check-in, we were escorted to our site, a long, large concrete pull-thru surrounded by trees.  The sites are spaced widely, and with the trees the sites have a sense of privacy seldom experienced.  Hookups worked Nellis3fine, Verizon cell and 4G were good, and the park WiFi generally worked well.  No obstructions to the satellite, and good broadcast TV.  There’s daily jet noise, but little or no flying at night, so no interruptions to a quiet night’s sleep.  Friendly staff, great commissary, good location – one of the best military parks around.  No weekly rate but still very reasonable at $22/night.  Desert Eagle RV Park