Favorite RV Parks and Resorts
Hacienda RV Resort, Las Cruces , NM

740 Stern Drive
Las Cruces, NM 99005
(505) 528-5800

We had planned to stay just the night at Hacienda, but ended up spending three weeks there! The park is located in beautiful high desert country in one of the nicest, cleanest cities in the US. The scenery is wonderful and this is one well-maintained park. Each site is well groomed and perfect. There is a nice motel style buffet offered in the clubhouse each morning, a complimentary daily newspaper and even a hosted Margarita social on Friday evenings. The staff is always helpful, friendly and a joy to interact with. Cable TV, instant telephone service and pay WiFi are available. 

We highly recommend Hacienda RV Resort if you are in the Las Cruces area.

Chula Vista RV Resort, Chula Vista (San Diego), CA

460 Sandpiper Way
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(800) 770-2878

Located just a few miles south of the city of San Diego, Chula Vista RV Resort is a beautiful destination” RV park that will appeal to both full-time and recreational RV’ers alike.  The park offers 237 spaces on beautifully landscaped and very well maintained grounds.  It seems like someone is always going around tending the landscaping and sweeping the streets. 

One thing that we enjoyed was the location of the park which is adjacent to a large 557 slip marina facility. Where there are marinas, there are usually restaurants and this marina is no exception, having several excellent restaurants within easy walking distance of the park.

Park amenities include a sparkling clean heated pool, spa, exercise rooms, meeting rooms, laundry facilities and clean restrooms.  Cable TV and pay WiFi is available. Once a week there is a “Happy Hour” complete with entertainment where they serve low cost beer and wine. 

The park offers a variety of long paved pull-through and back-in spaces and rates will vary according to whether or not you choose a view site, interior space, back-in space, end space, etc. The park website has a park map that should make choosing the type of space a snap. To the best of our knowledge, the park will not guarantee a specific space, but will do their best to locate you in the category of space that you want based on availability. 

If there is one area where we would fault this park it’s the dog facilities. They are completely inadequate for the size of park.  The dog-walks are small fenced in areas filled with sand. Park guests are very good at keeping these areas clean and picked up, but there is still an offensive odor in the area of the dog walks. We avoided them at all cost instead preferring to take our little pooch outside of the park to do his business.

On the subject of pets, there is a $1.00 per day charge for each pet and they do have a weight restriction of 20 pounds per dog.  From what we’ve seen though, they’ve either abandoned the weight restriction or they look the other way, because we’ve seen many very large dogs in the park.

 Mountain Valley Airport RV Park, Tehachapi, CA

P.O.  Box 100
Tehachapi, CA 93581
(661) 822-1213 (Daily between 7 am and 4 pm.

We absolutely love the RV park at Tehachapi's Mountain Valley Airport. In fact, it just might be our all time favorite park. This park is a no-frills operation with no fancy clubhouse, no swimming pool or spa and no social event's calendar. What it does offer is spectacular scenery and the ability to relax in total peace and quiet. There is the occasional sound of a tow plane taking off with a sailplane in tow or maybe the whoosh of a sailplane passing by as it lands on the nearby runway, but this place offers solitude for those that crave it.

As I said, this is a no frills operation, but it does have basic hookups and excellent pay WiFi. The sites are basic too with most being pull-thrus. All have a picnic table and trees nearby. We always pick a space at the edge of the runway so that we can watch the gliders take off and land, but since the entire RV park sits next to the runways, there is always excellent viewing available from just about anywhere. Airport operations stop at night so there is no noise to spoil a good nights sleep. 

The airport offers a 5% discount on glider rides to RV park guests, which is a great incentive to take a first flight. If you've never been up in a sailplane, we think you'll love it. It's flying's version of sailing and there are few things more wonderful than soaring quietly with the birds. 

The park is located a few miles off of highway 58 in Tehachapi, but the drive out to the park is an easy one and well worth the few minutes it takes to get there. If you love airplanes and gliders in particular, you'll love the Mountain Valley Airport RV Park.

Driving directions to Mountain Valley Airport via Highway 58:

From Los Angeles: Take Interstate 5 north past San Fernando to Interstate 14. East on 14 past Palmdale and Lancaster to Mojave. Northwest on 58 to first Tehachapi turn-off. Turn left (west). Take Steuber,  first street (next to Chevron station) south to Highline. Turn right (west) on Highline. Turn left at airport sign. Total distance from Burbank about 103 miles.

From Bakersfield: Highway 58 east toward Mojave/Tehachapi. Take first Tehachapi turn-off. Continue on Tucker Road straight through the lights at Tehachapi Blvd. and Highway 202. You will pass two shopping centers including an Albertson's, Save Mart, and Rite Aid on the right. Continue 2 miles and make a left (East) onto Highline Road. Proceed about 4 miles and make a right at the brown airport sign. Total distance from downtown Bakersfield is about 45 miles.

Bourquin's RV Park, Colby, KS

155 East Willow, I-70 Frontage Road (North Side)
Colby, KS  67701
(785) 462-3300

We found this nice little west Kansas RV park almost by accident.  We were looking for a place to spend the night while making a trip across Kansas on I-70, but pickings are a little slim out that way. Fortunately our Trailer Life Directory came to the rescue.  It listed the Bourquin’s Park in Colby, Kansas, which was about where we wanted to stop for the night. What really caught our eye were the words “Wash Your RV!” printed at the bottom of their display ad.  While most RV parks frown on vehicle washing, this park actually offers it for free.  We took full advantage of their offer by washing not only the motor home but our towed vehicle. What a treat it was to be able to wash our coach at our leisure using a hose and bucket.

The park has level grass spaces with 50 amp hookups, showers, laundry facilities, WiFi, cable TV, cabins and even horse stables for those traveling with large four legged companions. There is a Wal-Mart Super Center located right across the street, which makes for a convenient place to stock up on provisions.

Park owners, Dan & Shirley Bourquin also operate a nice restaurant on the park grounds.  The “Old Depot Restaurant” offers dinner as well as a Saturday brunch and daily lunch service.  We enjoyed our meal in the old Union Pacific Railroad depot, which was moved from downtown Colby back in 1981. 

If you happen to be passing through this part of the country, we recommend Bourquin’s RV Park.