I checked reviews before I booked, and all were positive, but they all related to the camping facilities and vintage campers that were for rent. I wish there had been reviews for the cabins. While the "large" cabin (12x16 room with a double bed, 2 bunk beds, mini fridge, table and stack of chairs since there was no room to spread them out) was not exactly what I expected, it served our needs. It was pretty small for my family of 6. The beds need to be replaced. The bunkbeds were very wobbly, had no ladders to access the top bunks, and had no safety railings. One of my 7 year olds fell off the top bunk in the middle of the night. The mattress on the double bed is at least 5 years past its useful life.
All that being said, the cabin and all campground facilities were extremely clean. I was impressed with the amenities and cleanliness of the shower house. Each shower room has rubber mats on the floor and an ante room for changing clothes in a dry area.
I really appreciated the laundry facility, which has 4 washers and 4 dryers. Also in this room is a dishwashing station, which was handy for washing baby bottles.
The campground overall is small and quaint. It was nice to not have far to walk to the facilities. The kids loved the free mini-golf, playground, and pool. The pool is very nice, larger than I expected, clean, outdoors and refreshing (they put a solar blanket on each night).
We happened to be visiting during a vintage trailer rally. We felt somewhat like outsiders, but got an inside look at a subculture I never knew existed. These people really get into their vintage campers and are instantly friends with each other!
The owners and staff were friendly and helpful. Power was lost for awhile one day due to a storm, and we were offered lanterns and flashlights.
The office has anything you might need - ice, firewood, food/drinks (non-alcoholic), basic supplies and even free morning coffee.
While I would only stay here again if I was looking for a true camping experience (and when my kids are older - it's just too hard with a baby to not have our own bathroom and water supply), we had a nice time. I would also recommend bringing a camper as the beds in the cabins do not enable a restful night's sleep.
I almost forgot to mention the views - incredible!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a restored Retro campground and RV park, with sites, cabins and Professionally Restored Vintage Trailers available.The area is filled with exciting and relaxing activites; white water rafting, horseback rides, helitours, jeep trips, hiking, biking, fishing, the Royal Gorge Bridge and so much more! ... more less