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Review of Happy Jack Lodge & RV Park

Happy Jack Lodge & RV Park
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Happy Jack Lodge & RV Park
Certificate of Excellence
Oregon
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Heroes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

I just read Kristina's review and had to chime in on it as it was my experience the first time I had the good fortune of staying at HJL to be involved in helping two different stuck vehicles, one large trailer buried in mud. Terrance and Pat were truly heroes in coming to the rescue of folks who were not even staying at the lodge. They spent hours getting these stuck folks out of the mud. I have stayed at HJL five times these past four years. What is there to say but first-class all the way if you like rustic accommodations; all clean, staff on top of things, and the peace and quiet of this special place cannot be beat on the Mogollon Rim. Some years back they had the absolute best steak and pub house but the economy was such that they had to cut back on this yummy place. I understand the restaurant is about to be resurrected and I can't wait to have some good micro-brew and meat. Their buffalo burger is to die for. I visit every year in late May to enjoy the crisp mountain air and awesome stars display. It is so clean there that they have recently put up an astronomy near-by. What is there to say but this is a place time forgot: people care, the setting is spectacular and it is a place you don't forget. Money and time well spent.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Travelingman1953
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Greer, Arizona
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35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

We were here last summer for alittle bit and after getting an email newsletter about all the changes and improvements over the winter we came up to check it out. The new RV sites are simply stunning and the decks on the cabins turned out beautiful. I love the direction this park is taking, and can't believe how new and fresh eveything looks. The community vibe up here can't be beat. We look forward to our long stay this summer and maybe next year we will be able stay the whole summer. Thanks to Kenny and Jen. You guys always go out of your way to help us and everyone else in Happy Jack!! Let the Summer fun begin!!

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank greer_girl33
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Surprise, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

Our original plan was to go camping in the middle of no where with our friends for our kids spring break. What we didn't know was it was still too cold and not "camping season". Our spot was closed off and after attempting our own camp spot one of our trailers became stuck in the mud and it was not coming out. We made our way to the lodge where they helped set us up with a spot for the other trailer and a cabin for the family with the stuck trailer. The staff was amazing to us. They even helped with some supplies to use to get the trailer out the next day. They checked on us at night to see if we needed anything and the next day when we showed up with the trailer, now out of the mud, they even cheered for us! They were so good to all of us and we highly recommend them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KRISTINA D
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HappyJackLodge-Jan, Public Relations Manager at Happy Jack Lodge & RV Park, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Kristina, what an adventure you had! We're so glad that Kenny and Jen, our on-site managers, could help you out and make everyone a safe and comfortable place to stay. We know our staff always goes above and beyond, but it's nice to have one of our valued customers tell us that, too. We sure hope you'll come back to visit us again this season!
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Surprise, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

My wife and kids look forward to going to Happy Jack Lodge and RV Park every year. The customer service is amazing, the prices are reasonable and you will have some amazing adventures, if you are looking for a great cool place to escape to when the summer heat kicks in then head over to Happy Jack Lodge and RV Park and you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank azpictures
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HappyJackLodge-Jan, Public Relations Manager at Happy Jack Lodge & RV Park, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
AZpictures, thanks for the kind words in your review. We're so grateful that your family finds Happy Jack Lodge & RV Park something to look forward to in the heat of the summer. The forest service roads are all open now, so let the adventures begin!
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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

only spent one night at the rv park with a friend who was there for a week;. so this a limited review. professional staff with clean; great amenities in the cool pines. Access to lakes and the national forest couldn't be better. My experience was so great that I'm going to look into a seasonal site for summer of '14.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank huckey22
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HappyJackLodge-Jan, Public Relations Manager at Happy Jack Lodge & RV Park, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Huckey22, how great to hear that staying at Happy Jack Lodge & RV for only one night convinced you to become part of our community! That's fantastic. We've built several new full hook-up sites during the off-season, and our dry camping area has been expanded. We hope you'll get your seasonal reservation in soon ... our official "season" opens May 1! Looking forward to seeing you soon.
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Mesa, Arizona
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

The best place to camp in Arizona great staff great environment nice and quiet A lot i've been going here for over 10 years and never had one issue anytime some happened they are willing to help you they have good food good entertainment and are very friendly to the children

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Azcowboy2626
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HappyJackLodge-Jan, Public Relations Manager at Happy Jack Lodge & RV Park, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Azcowboy2626, thank you so much for taking the time to give us a report card. We have a bunch of long-time customers like you that come back to Happy Jack Lodge & RV year after year. You're the folks that make our little community what it is! We're looking forward to seeing you again this season!
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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40 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

We will be staying here for the third year to escape the weekend Phoenix heat all summer. The area is lovely, the weather very comfortable, and the community feeling is abundant. We have made good friends here and share dinner every Saturday evening. Once I arrive, I feel like I am on vacation. The team who runs the place are wonderful. I even rent the cabins for at least three different weekends for family. There is so much to do in the area. And, my hotspot works great so I can teach my online college courses.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Vicki S
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HappyJackLodge-Jan, Public Relations Manager at Happy Jack Lodge & RV Park, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Vicki, isn't it great to leave the city over the weekend and come back on Monday feeling as if you've been on vacation? We love that about Happy Jack Lodge & RV! Thanks for mentioning our cabins! We think your family and friends who come up this summer will be delighted to see that we've done some serious "sprucing up" during the off-season. We're glad the Verizon tower on our property helps you get your work done, but we hope that you're able to take some time off to rejuvenate when you're with us, as well! :) See you soon!
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Additional Information about Happy Jack Lodge & RV Park

Property: Happy Jack Lodge & RV Park
Address: MP 292.5, Lake Mary Road (FH3), Happy Jack, AZ
Location: United States > Arizona > Happy Jack
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Happy Jack
Number of rooms: 177

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