Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
Working at 3 Rivers Resort in Almont, Colorado until the end of August!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Lighthouse Restaurant, Marina & Resort

151 Brannan Island Road
Isleton, CA 95641
(916) 777-5511
9/2010, 5/22-5/26/16

2016 UPDATE - We paid $17 per night using our C2C membership...$10 in points and $7 in fees and the place has not changed one bit...still unlevel sites desperately in need of some major TLC. The restaurant was closed for remodeling and we wish we would have read our own review when planning this stay...we would have found something different. We left a day earlier due to them finally sprucing up the place. They mowed the long grass and took down many hanging branches but since it had not been done in a very long time the debris everywhere was a nuisance to my breathing and made it impossible for us to even sit out and enjoy the fresh air...instead we were stuck inside and had to run the air because at first when we left the windows open the debris came in all over our sheets and counters...it was a mess. DID WE MENTION WE WILL NOT BE RETURNING...

We stayed here using our Coast to Coast membership and paid $13 per night for a FHU back-in. They charge an additional $3 per night for sewer, otherwise for a water and electric would have only been the $10 per night.

The road into the park is a levee, a narrow, very wavy levee, but the scenery was fabulous and if you are into water activities, you are in the right place.

Looks like improvements are continuing but...

They should have started in the laundry facilities. There are only 3 washers and 3 dryers and the room is very large, just laid out badly. The paint is old and chipping and the washers were filthy with dog hair. We had to totally clean out each one of them before even using them, it was nasty. We understand that it is not entirely the fault of the park about the dog hair, that is a whole other story about irresponsible pet owners that we will not get into at this time. Having just 3 washer and dryers for a park with so many sites is just not beneficial to anyone. Doing laundry is always a chore, but having to wait for one to open up just drags out the process.

The sites were not level due to the very thick and long grass, not from not maintaining though, they mowed everyday we were there. We were a bit uncomfortable with the lawn mowers, they came right into our site and began mowing and weed whacking under and around our rig, outdoor furniture, tires and hookups. Usually they do not go into the sites that are occupied but these guys did, we kept a close eye on them so we could see if there was any damage done.

The roads are dirt and they keep the dust down tremendously with a watering sprinkling system that is designed to wet down the roads only, it was a fabulous setup.

On Friday, the weekend warriors showed up with all there boats, there were some real beauties. The staff were all exceptionally thoughtful and helpful. We got great phone reception which made for fantastic internet service and setting up our dish was no problem since we opted to be located in the open area they have available, otherwise they have some sites that never see the light of the sun due to extensive tree coverage. They do offer WiFi but no cable.

Looking back on this review, it may sound as if it is not a great park, for us that is true. Speaking to others, it is the perfect spot for them, so I guess you will have to be your own judge and decide whether it is right for you or not.

Right across the street they have a restaurant, we tried it our first night here. What a nice view and the food was fabulous. The best New England Clam Chowder we have had in quite awhile, it was not as thick as I like it but it had a certain spice in it that enhanced the flavor to the extreme of tasty.

As many of you know, we both quit smoking over 7 years ago and gave up drinking alcohol at the same time since for us they went hand and hand. Well we have been experimenting lately and have tried having a drink or two, just to see if we wanted a cigarette with it. The good news is that we no longer desire a cigarette, so having a drink with our meals is at times a welcomed treat…but not always!

These were a bit sour and very tequila strong, just the way we used to like them but now we prefer a tamer brew.

The Stuffed Shrimp was good, the shrimp were huge and very snappy with a great flavor, the stuffing was a bit on the tangy side and it was not to my liking. The seafood platter was perfect, with a balance of different and delicious seafood tastes.

We would highly recommend eating here.


Wanderin' said...

I tried to comment the other day when you stayed at Winters. It's also a RPI park and at one time we considered it heading that direction. Now we won't. Thanks for the update. Now this one is another one we wondered about! Love the affiliates and nice to read about the parks we just might visit and of course, the clam chowder. You're going north and we're going to be heading south. Be safe!

~~Mike~~ said...

Good review! It is helpful to get your take on the various parks and food, much appreciated! I hadn't checked into the Coast to Coast membership either, I believe I will now, seems like it could be a decent money saver. Thanks for the info!

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