This was our family's tenth year in the last thirteen going to Fun Valley. In the beginning, we would rent a cabin or motel room, then we rented one of the travel trailers, and now we take our own fifth wheel trailer. Where to begin ...
Fun Valley is a giant family park. Accomodations include full hook-up RV spaces, cabins, a motel and a bunch of 26' travel trailers that have been permanently installed. There is a restaurant that serves great breakfasts, lunches and dinners cafeteria-style. There is also a snack shack that serves burgers, hot dogs, pizza and the best ice cream! There is a gift shop and recreation building with all of the pool tables, air hockey and video games a kid can play. They also have a grocery store with an amazing inventory of stuff, a gas station, including diesel, a laundromat, two restroom / shower buildings, a "Funatorium" and the dance hall (where they do dances, small concerts, etc.).
The whole facility is secured - security staffs the front entrance and you must be a registered guest to enter. At last check, you also had to be a couple or a family to get in ... they do not allow overnight transient travelers. This is the only place our family has ever felt comfortable "turning the kids loose" to go play.
As far as things to do there, you can play putt-putt golf, rent a bike if you didn't bring one, rent a paddle boat on one of their dozen or so small lakes, go fishing on any of these lakes, tube down the Rio Grande River (the Rio Grande River goes right through the property!) or go for a two-hour horseback ride through the beautiful mountains. Best of all, the kids can take a walkie-talkie and explore the whole place, meeting new friends and spending time in the great outdoors.
The staff are mostly retired folks from Texas and Oklahoma. Their personalities, charm and friendliness are unmatched. They do this because they love to, not because they need a job. You always feel welcomed at Fun Valley.
There is so much more to this place than I can put in a review ... if you are thinking at all of going, you must try this place. You can reserve anything EXCEPT RV spaces ... these are on a first-come basis only. While the majority of spaces are taken during the summer, they always seem to find a way to fit you in. I believe they are open from May through September, but you'll want to double-check that. We have recommended Fun Valley to a lot of people, and nobody has been disappointed.
We look forward to going back again next summer, and for many summers to come.
- Also Known As:
- Fun Valley Family Camping Hotel South Fork
- Fun Valley Family Resort Colorado/South Fork