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Dakota Ridge RV Park
Reviewed April 17, 2013

We used to stay at this park for 3 or 4 months each year. It is without a doubt the nicest park in the Denver metro area but the problem is that the administration knows this and could care less about their customers. This year they eliminated the monthly rates for the summer months effectively raising the monthly cost from $950 to $1500. Sounds like greed to me however, it won't be at my expense. I'll never stay here again.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank David L
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Rude, bossy, unhelpful staff. Poor layout in that your door opens right to your neighbor's door. The sites are tight and close together. Zero privacy...ZERO. As I write this, I am looking out the front of our coach and square into the open window of a coach parked "T-bone" in front of us.

This park asks a premium price but does not deliver in premium services or amenities--no cable, difficulty getting satellite connection, heated pool and hot tub closed.

Never, ever again.....

Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
9  Thank ParisPhotography
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Dakota Ridge for one night in May of 2012, when we were passing thru Colorado. I am so glad that we did not plan on spending more time here, as this certainly is not a destination "resort" type campground! I honestly don't understand why so many people have raved about this campground, as it's basically an overpriced parking lot with zero privacy! Dakota Ridge is right on a very busy road, some sites are backed right up to the road. Campground is also bordered by an industrial area, the day we were there, we heard lod jack hammers in the morning. Sites are very close together, exgtremely poor layout, with your neighbors door opening to your door side. For the price, there should be cable (none available) and decent wi-fi (the signal was non existant).

My husband and I were looking forward to using the hot tub before we checked out the next day (the pool had not yet been opened for the season), but a maintenance man was working on it, and told us to come back in 1/2 and hour. He said that there had been some problems with it the night before. Well, we came back in hopes of using it, and it was emptied of water!

The people who work the front dest are rude and have absolutely no people skills. One of the worst campgrounds we have ever stayed at, and we've camped at many all over the country!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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9  Thank Michiganbeachl0ver
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

During our cross country trip we ended up in Denver area.
Not much selection in this area.
Called a couple hours ahead to confirm space.
Pricey, yes. Well cared for yes, staff treated us good.
Spa was open in December.

Bathrooms are very handicapped accessible, warm and clean, traveled in Late Nov, 2012.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank KeithA149
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

This rv park would be so much nicer if they had better prices and changed out thier staff. Biggest issue is the no refund policy which wouldn't be that big of a deal if they at least put a credit under your name to use on the next visit. We paid to stay for a month but got called out to work after hurricane sandy hit after only 2 weeks there. They refused any kind of credit and the front desk manager, brian, was incredibly rude to my mother about it. Most of the staff there was rude and acted like you were interrupting something. Spaces face each other which is awkward to say the least, no cable, bad wi-fi, noisy roads, bars and restaurants all combine to make this place a bad pick. I won't be staying here again!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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7  Thank SalinaM13
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Location is everything! This park charges $50 per night in Sept with Good Sam discount, and no cable. 2nd time visiting Golden. Park is very nice, paved pull-thrus. Garbage p/u. A biker bar is across the street and would have been noisy is our windows had been open. Very dog friendly . Lots of grass. Open all year. Office closes at 5pm, they leave sites for late arrivals which is good. Need to make reservations.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank blondie1949x61
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

The good:
There is limited RV parks in the area with full hookups and monthly rentals.
The pool and Spa are very nice.
The laundry area is large and clean and the bathrooms are clean.
We loved to walk to the 2 bars down the street. (we had no issue with the traffic and walking down the street)
There are lots of nice campers staying at the park.
The Internet was great. (never an issue for the whole month)

The Bad:
On the expensive side. (check out the monthly rates and AAA discounts for shorter stays)
No cable
Most sites are long but narrow and you share your grassy area with a neighbor.
Lots of turnover of campers so our neighbors went from good to great to bad back to great every 3 days.
The office staff is not friendly seems like mostly campers staff the office. The folks that do all the outside work are very friendly and helpful. (ask them if you have questions)
The one side of the park faces an industrial area. (so noisy)

Conclusion:
We had a great time in our stay in September - somehow we always find a way to have a great time. But I would make sure you know what to expect before you arrive or you may be disappointed.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Rochester64
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Address: 17800 W Colfax Ave, Golden, CO 80401-5605
Location: United States > Colorado > Golden
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Ranked #3 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Golden
Number of rooms: 141
Also Known As:
Dakota Ridge Rv Park Hotel Golden

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