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Shelby Country Inn and RV Park

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15 East St, Shelby, IA 51570-3310
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 09/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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3.3
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2.8
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3.2
Value
3.0
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Blackout curtains
Housekeeping
Private bathrooms
Whirlpool bathtub
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Complimentary toiletries
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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mlm wrote a review Oct 2021
Putnam, Illinois102 contributions26 helpful votes
This place is a total dump. Everything was filthy dirty. The inside and outside of the door was gross. The bathroom sink had not been cleaned. Dirt around the base of the toilet. Don't know when the last time the windows were cleaned. Could not see out of them. I guess that is why the drapes were closed when we got there. Only one light in the room which had a VERY low voltage in it. I guess that was intentional so you can't see the filth. We slept with our cloths on. I should have looked at the reviews here on Trip Advisor first. I based my decision on the Google reviews. BIG MISTAKE. I usually always go with Trip Advisor reviews and I don't know why I didn't this time. We should have slept in our car instead and would have saved 80 bucks.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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C W wrote a review Oct 2021
New Mexico136 contributions31 helpful votes
Pros: easy access from the highway, no issues with power or water. gravel sites. Cons: the RV park was built between 1940s-1950s which doesn't allow for slide outs. The park appears to be unsafe with abandoned RVs parked within the area, disabled school bus that was occupied.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Peewee wrote a review Oct 2021
Batavia, Ohio24 contributions4 helpful votes
Listen to others who have given bad reviews! This place was awful and felt unsafe to us. We selected this campground because it’s right off the highway and we only needed one night. What a mistake, we should have listened to the other reviews. There are run down trailers with trash outside in black bags surrounding the camper. One trailer looked like it had ferrel cats hanging around. It looks like several “campers” use this as their permanent or semi-permanent home. Several unfriendly individuals with big scary dogs. We never used the bathrooms as I would have been scared to walk out to them by myself. (Call it my instinct but I’d rather be safe than sorry). There was a “key” for the water like someone else mentioned and we never used it either. I think the owner tries as there was a note in the office about people picking up after their dog, the grass is being cut but a lot more maintenance is needed.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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SILVIA Z wrote a review Aug 2021
Flushing, New York98 contributions36 helpful votes
It is a motel that needs a lot of maintenance, cleaning the door, changing the ceiling tiles in the bathroom. uncoggled the tub, etc and please put an ice machine is the minimum in any accommodation. The lobby attendance are friendly but ineffective
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Dont choose this Motel, I made the reservacion for 2 nights an error. The internet show me this...
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Bette C wrote a review Jul 2021
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This is a VERY weak excuse for an overnight stay. The first clue was the owner told us to back up a 37' RV w/tow. Next we picked a spot and were told to use the "key" to turn the water on - it was already flowing freely on the ground. Then the unit next to us had a tarp for a roof w/a tire holding it in place. Would not recommend this place. A rest area on the interstate would be a better option.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Torrie wrote a review Jul 2021
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The room looked ok when first walking in. Very dated bathroom, shower curtain for the bathroom door. Tub area didn’t look good so I didn’t take a shower, bottom of shower curtain was gross looking 6” up the curtain. Towels are well worn. Toilet seat needed tightening. Glad I found a tiny bar of soap to use. No glasses supplied to get water although there were 2 paper cups by coffee maker. No extra chain or lock on the door. A bit grungy looking on trim work and walls. No lights on nightstands so you’d have to get out of bed to use lights. No working ice machine.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: Maybe the others rooms are better 🤭
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bluebird wrote a review Jun 2021
11 contributions4 helpful votes
UNSAFE and disgusting! This place had trash all over, very very old trailers that meth heads live in with trash all around!! The owner is too busy playing on his Xbox in the front office to do anything else! Worst place we’ve ever stayed!!! There was trash all over the campground, dumpster was over flowing and an old pillow in the back on the ground by the shower house! Shower house had old nasty curtains, not safe or sanitary!!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Anthony Zappia, Owner at Shelby Country Inn and RV Park
Responded Aug 23, 2021
I am not sure if you have gotten us mixed up with another RV Park, but drug use is not tolerated here. The people who stay in our park for extended stays are generally work crews for construction and other on the road workers. We also don't have any type of gaming system in our office and the office is ran by a middle aged woman. Our shower houses are cleaned every day and the shower curtains are bleached every week and replaced every 6 months. We have had no issues with safety since the park was purchased in 2019. Thank you for the review, it made me check into each concern that you voiced.
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Stac Gable wrote a review Sep 2020
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We stayed from April until August in the park while my husband worked in Omaha. We have been doing this for 4 years and travel all over. This was the best so far! Such a friendly atmosphere, everyone gets to know each other. We felt like family with the owner and staff! We will definitely miss this place and will return if ever there again! We had to stay in the motel while waiting for repairs on our Travel Trailer and it was so nice! Felt like home! The new rooms were comfy and the colors comforting! We wish y’all the best!
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Date of stay: April 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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C S wrote a review Aug 2020
Cloverdale, Indiana10 contributions4 helpful votes
cant speak for the RV park, except to say that some of the spots were in a parking lot behind the motel. didnt seem much like camping to me but maybe fine for those staying. we stayed at the motel in room 6 which had been recently renovated and was nice enough for a somewhat budget price, and clean. i have no issue with dated or unmatched furniture as long as the room is clean and furniture is functional, and bed is decent. but the bed was a giant lump of foam or something, not fit to sleep in from a comfort perspective. also only a thumb turn lock on the door, easy to bypass if someone wants in, no deadbolt or even a chain lock. this was especially unnerving because it appeared that there might be full time residents (not extended stay), and in my experience there is a lot of non-resident traffic at places like that. the grounds of the motel looked like a dated trailer park, junk and trash lying around everywhere. a work in progress is one thing, but disregarding the presentation of your place makes one question what else is disregarded. would not stay here again and would not recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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46JimH46 wrote a review Jul 2020
Casa Grande, Arizona886 contributions351 helpful votes
Lot of seasonal residents that were very nice but this creates somewhat of a trashy appearance. Spots are very close to each other, but electric amps were good. Nothing special, but Ok for an overnight stay. Then, move on.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shelby Country Inn and RV Park
Which popular attractions are close to Shelby Country Inn and RV Park?
Nearby attractions include Carstens 1880 Farmstead (1.3 miles) and Rock Island Old Stone Arch Nature Trail (1.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Shelby Country Inn and RV Park?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Is parking available at Shelby Country Inn and RV Park?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shelby Country Inn and RV Park?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chester's Chicken, Cornstalk, and Godfather's Pizza.
Are any cleaning services offered at Shelby Country Inn and RV Park?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Shelby Country Inn and RV Park?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.