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“Rock Hounder's Paradise”
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Rusty's RV Ranch
Reviewed February 17, 2014

We came to Rodeo to visit Rockhound sires near Lordsburg. We were going to stay 2-3 days but kept extending our stay to over a week. The park itself is great and the folks there were terrific.The rockhounding was, if possible, even better. The scenery up many roads was breathtaking. We are (were) full timers and traveled back roads. Thank heaven we found Rusty's. This park ranks in the top 5 all time for location and amenities. You will not be disappointed.

Jack & LaDona Field Virginia

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

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.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Oasis in the middle of no where.

Came to go birding in the Portal, Cave Creek area. Found only a few birds but found Rusty's RV Park.
Enjoyed the RV park so much we stayed an extra day.

Pro: Huge clean sites, good free wifi, great hot tub/ swim pool. 2 Nice ponds complete with ducks,geese and koi. Nice laundry room. Rec room with TV and games.
Very friendly staff.

Con: No cable or satellite TV, No cell service for AT&T (not Rusty's fault ) and they don't take GoodSam (they do take Passport America but also charge $4.00 for electric)

We had a really nice time here. The owner Rusty is a consummate host. We will return again next year.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

This is an oasis off the beaten path. The sites are large and laid out so you really feel the openness of the terrain. The views of mountains are spectacular. Rec room (big screen TV, games, puzzles included), pond with fountain, swim spa, tented porch area and bird feeders make it feel like you're on your own back porch. The proprietors are delightfully sincere and helpful. There are nice roads into Coronado National Forest with spectacular mountain scenery nearby. Stock up on groceries and come relax for a few days - watch sun rises and sunsets and enjoy crystal clear star gazing. Pulled in planning to stay a night and leave the next AM - stayed for three days...

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 30, 2017
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Stayed: April 2017, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Rusty's RV Ranch

Address: 854 The RV Way, Rodeo, NM 88056
Location: United States > New Mexico > Rodeo
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Rodeo
Number of rooms: 40
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 

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