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Vail Lake RV Resort
Ridgecrest, California, United States
1 review
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“LOVE THIS PLACE!”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

Never had a bad experience..as a Temecula native this is the best place to "camp" in So Cal! We now live 3 hours north and travel to come just to Vail Lake. Yes its a little pricey but so worth it..I dont know any other resort that lets you bring your off road vehicles to use on the facility...and we thank them for making it that more enjoyable for us and our children! they have great hiking trails and horse back riding too! So what if the pool isn't heated...lakes and rivers arent either..if you want heated pools then go to a hotel! Awesome atmosphere down at the main site for campers and over all amazing experience every time...never want to go back to reality~! Holiday weekends are busy but sooooo fun...Vail Lake really knows how to decorate and get you into the spirit!!! everyone is so friendly and having a good time...noise is usually loud until around midnight and then its nice and quiet but thats better than out at the desert! Highly reccomended...great place for family and fun and very very kid friendly!!!

Room Tip: This is one place that offers grass areas...we love Lower Charrdonay Plaza!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2012

My family and I discovered Vail Lake about 18 months ago and have spent at least 35 nights camping there since then. We love it, feel safe, enjoy the scenery, find the staff friendly, the hook-ups in working order and the restroom/shower facilities nice. Be ware......there are lots of wild animals there......coyotes, deer, bobcats, turkeys, hawks, herons, snakes, etc. But, that is one of the things that we like - seeing nature at it's best. Definitely keep your pets on a leash for two reasons; 1. so that they don't molest the animals and 2. so they don't become prey. You won't be disappointed with your camping experience at Vail Lake.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Lake Elsinore, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2012

We have been coming here for years & will keep coming back. We have never had a problem that was not corrected quickly by the staff. The manager Vera is very professional & has always been friendly, we make it a point to stop & say hello when we stay there. Love the village atmosphere on the weekends & it's nice to have an option to get out of the campsite for a while if you choose. Lots for the kids to do including nice pools, minature golf, crafts, etc. We recommend it to our friends & by chatting with our camping neighbors find that most everyone we meet are repeat customers.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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suncity
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2012

dont understand all the negativity. we have camped there forover 10 yeas never had a problem with staff or campsite. and as far as vera being rude is not true she has been very freindly with us . we will always come back great place

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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San Diego
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2012

I have loved coming to Vail Lake Resort for years.
There is something for everyone to enjoy,
from sports to relaxation. If you want to ride your dirt bike there is a great down hill track. If you like to ride horses you can go for a beautiful trail ride.
If fishing is your thing ,then you will love the big mouth bass you might catch .a big bass 12Lbs + you can get a day pass to shore fish for $10.
There are a lot of fish in Vail Lake ( The Largest man made, privately owned lake in California ) one of my friends caught 50 fish in one day!

There are things for the kids Water Slides, Pool, Mini Golf, RC Race Track and an Arcade. On Saturdays you can come and enjoy the live music of a good band.

if you just want a quiet place to relax, you can find that to.

My favorite thing about Vail Lake Resort is the people you meet and the memories you make. Come out with your family to a holaday event like Labor Day at the lake or Halloween to see what i mean. Bill and Tish love seeing the families enjoying them selves ….. I will be back to see what is next

PS The community store staff are very awesome and family friendly and the food is yummy. do not forget the tacos, burritos and homemade carne asida grill on saturday evenings

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2012 via mobile

We are part of a church who has been coming to vail lake every year for nine years now, the last two years my family and two more families from our church stay for seven nights, for us it is an incredible experience in all areas, starting with the staff, they always try their bes to make our stay as comfortable as possible. They always ask if there is anything that they can help with. I remember one time one of our friends needed a table and the people in charge of maintance brought them one to our campsite, as soon as they could which was nice. The facilities that they offer for large groups are awesome, they have very large sites with a lots of shade, bathrooms with hot water, three nice swimming pools, convenient store, live music on weekends, water slides, horse back riding.... Etc. Also our husbands love to bike ride, they have nice bike trails with amazing views. We just came back, and like always we brought with us beautiful memories, being in a place like this brought the families from church closer together .... And our kids ... They always look forward to having our family camp every summer. We really recommend this place, they're not perfect but they always try their best to make our stay as enjoyable as possible.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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3 Thank Monica M
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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2012

they think tent campers are undisirables. they put you down and away from the motorhome section so they can ignore you and not pick up the trash or clean the bathrooms

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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VailLakeTed, Manager at Vail Lake RV Resort, responded to this review, August 1, 2012
Dave,

I am sorry you are unhappy with our decision to eliminate Tent Camping. The decision was made some time ago but we have honored reservations that were on the books and, in some cases, allowed in tent campers who were "stranded".

It is true that we have set aside a certain area for the remaining Tent Reservations but that area is one of our most scenic with scores of ancient Oak Trees. There is no excuse for garbage not being picked up and we apologize for that.

The decision to eliminate Tent Camping was not an easy one for us - especially in this economy. We arrived at it at the urging of our thousands of RV Guest who felt there was a small but boisterous segment of the "Tenters" who were disrupting their peaceful stay.

Again, our apologies and rest assured you were not subject to dirty bathrooms because you were a Tent Camper. We failed to do our job and thank you for letting us know.
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Property: Vail Lake RV Resort
Address: 38000 Highway 79 South, Temecula, CA 92592
Location: United States > California > Temecula
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Temecula
Number of rooms: 467
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vail Lake RV Resort features 467 full hook up RV sites with 30 and 50 AMP power. The property is adjacent to Vail Lake with great Largemouth Bass fishing and boating. Vail Lake has miles of challenging and scenic mountain bike trails (best suited for intermediate and advanced riders)along with miniature golf course, horseshoe pits, bocce ball and more. The majority of our RV camping sites are located among a large grove of mature oak trees offering shaded areas for relaxing. We are minutes away from the wineries and amenities of the Temecula Valley but the setting is rustic and natural with views of the surrounding mountain region. Currently we do not offer tent camping at Vail Lake but we may be offering some tent sites in the near future. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Vail Lake Village And Rv Resort
Vail Lake Village & Rv Hotel Temecula

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