Saturday, November 7, 2015

Cotton Lane RV Park, Goodyear, AZ

Stay Date:  Oct 2015

Our Rating:  GOOD – 7

Cotton Lane3This large snowbird park was mostly empty during our visit, which considering the narrow sites made it acceptable for our four-slide motor home. Paved interior roads with gravel sites and Cotton Lane2a strange arrangement where the patio was at the rear of the site. Small trees, so no TV satellite obstruction and lots of OTA channels. Good Cotton lane1Verizon cell and 4G, but park WiFi was too slow probably because of our location on the far side of the park. Convenient to I-10 and Loop 303, so a good stay for easy access, otherwise nothing special about this park.  We’d avoid it during the winter months.  Pricey at $34/night.  Cotton Lane RV Park

Blake Ranch RV Park, Kingman, AZ

Stay Date:  Oct 2015
Our Rating:  GOOD - 8
Blake Ranch2Easy access to the interstate and 12 miles from Kingman, this park is our choice of places to stay when transitioning the area. The level gravel Blake Ranch3sites are at the top of an uphill slope and it can be difficult unhooking a tow vehicle, but with a restaurant within walking distance there’s no need to unhook for one night. Sites have partial shade and a table, and are well spaced. Blake Ranch1The park WiFi worked well in spite of the number of RVs present, and Verizon cell/4G were strong. Cable TV was adequate and there were no obstructions for a TV satellite. Friendly office staff. This is a popular place and was full by early afternoon, so reservations are a must.  Reasonable with the Good Sam discount; $27/night.  Blake Ranch RV Park.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Young’s RV Park, Caliente, NV

Stay Date:  Oct 2015

Our Rating:  GOOD – 8

Young's RV2Caliente is a small town in the midst of a beautiful area, and this park has great views of the surrounding mountains.  At the south end of town with easy access, Young's RV4check in was with the very friendly and helpful owner.  Interior roads and sites are gravel, with small trees planted in the rear of the sites.  Convenient Young's RV3hookups and plenty of room between sites.  No cable TV, but clear shot to TV satellites.  The park WiFi worked well, and Verizon cell/data were good.  Some long-term Young's RV1residence but not much clutter.  Quiet at night with no road noise.  Lots to see in the area, and we’ll be back.  With Passport America the first night is 50% off, all others 10%.  A great place at $23/night.  Young’s RV Park

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Valley View RV Park

Stay Date:  Oct 2015

Our Rating:  Good – 7

Valley View1Convenient to the highway, with fairly level gravel pull-throughs near the front of the park. Friendly folks at check-in. A bit tricky navigating Valley View2the pull-through between the trees for big rigs, but doable. Trees blocked the satellite, but there were plenty of OTA channels available and a an extensive cable selection. Valley View3Verizon cell and data were strong, and the park WiFi worked well. Plenty of truck noise throughout the night, otherwise a quality stay.  OK price at $27/night.  Valley View RV Park

Sparks Marina RV Resort, Sparks, NV

Stay Date:  Oct 2015
Our Rating:  GOOD – 10
Sparks Marina1Lots of places use the term “resort” but this is truly one that earns the title.  Check I under the portico across from the pool, indoor hot tub, rec room and Sparks Marina2lounge, then get an escort to your site.  Paved streets and pads, artificial grass between sites, picnic table with grill area, and a shade tree, with parking next to your rig.  Sites Sparks Marina3are not large, but are laid out so that there’s a comfortable area for the table and to lounge in chairs under the tree.  Good cable, solid WiFi, and clear shot to TV satellites, with Sparks Marina4strong Verizon cell and 4G.  Convenient to a large shopping area with all the restaurants, i.e., BJ’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Outback, etc. and on the corner be sure and visit Sinbad’s Hot Dogs, some of the best ever.  Down the street is the Western Casino with fairly loose slots and a great restaurant, Pancho and Willy’s.  One of our top three places in the country, for good reason.  Worth the price at $46/night.  Sparks Marina RV ResortSparks Marina5