Rusty's folks, Bob and June, were managing the park during our stay. They couldn't have been more cordial or helpful. We were given excellent directions and advice on area activities. Even though this RV park is in the middle of nowhere, if you love star gazing, birding and scenic driving, this place is for you. Astronomers and birders come from all over the world to this area. This was our 30th RV park in a period of 8 weeks traveling cross country from Georgia, to the Pacific northwest, down through Utah, Nevada, Arizona and into New Mexico--and our favorite of all. While it had good interior gravel roads and sites but no shade, all sites were 200' pull throughs. The laundry facility was not only inexpensive, it was a place to relax choosing from an extensive library, watching parakeets in a 6' cage or just gazing out at the beautiful water feature garden. Yep, you could also walk around in this little oasis looking at a variety of plants, koi, and a couple of aviaries. Day trips should include Portal, Paradise and more. Be sure you purchase gas before leaving the Interstate; there are no stations within 25 miles. The nearby Desert Museum is an excellent display of venomous reptiles with an affordable gift shop with many items to choose from--very unique. The cafe in Rodeo serves a good breakfast and is also open for lunch. The people are so nice and the skys are so beautiful, we felt we could catch the falling stars. We loved Rusty's RV Ranch in Rodeo, NM.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 40 total sites, all pull-thrus can accommodate any size RV. Big rig friendly. 30/50 amp & lava rock fire pits, free wireless internet, office, store, club house (Rusty's Round up Room), comfort station, laundry. Pet friendly & dog run. Plus 360* mountain range views, garden w/koi pond & a duck pond, park where swim spa is located, outdoor canopy where lawn games are played, walking track around the whole park. Local attractions: art galleries, trail riding, astronomy, birding, hiking, hunting and geo caching about 20 in the area. Located 6 miles from Rodeo, NM and 9 miles from Portal, AZ. ... more less