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!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Saco/Old Orchard Beach KOA

814 Portland Road
Saco, Maine 04072
June-July 2014

This is another of our experiences where we stayed on site while we worked there, Jerry worked at the Merry Moose, I worked in the store and we both did security after hours.

We also spot checked the restrooms and showers but since their cleaning crew was so great we did not have much to do.

Most sites were very rustic and under trees, finding satellite for us was impossible but they did offer cable so that is what we used while parked here.  Most sites had a heavy cover of trees and we missed the sunshine and the mold had some great time to fester and grow more inside our rig.

Prices were high but this area has only a few short months to make money due to weather and they were the same as others in the area.  They also did NOT offer any sort of weekly, monthly or seasonal rates it was always by the daily rate only no matter how long you stayed which will probably change due to the new owners.

Workers and management were very good folks to work with but since Sun Communities just bought the place there was a lot of miscommunication and procedures that were not in place that should have been. 

The hiring process was a nightmare.  The corporate office does not understand that this was a short season and when it takes weeks to finally make it through the process then usually folks like us have already found other work and have already made a paycheck and moved on by the time they have completed all the nonsense.  We stuck it out but lost weeks of pay.  Because of this process they were understaffed and it started to show on the workers they had and we were there only for a month to help alleviate this so they could find more help.  That never happened by the time we left but they knew we were only there for a short time but we did feel bad leaving them without any replacement or additional help that they so needed. 

Rowdiness was not tolerated, we know since we did security at night and were informed to shut it down quick since it was a very family oriented campground and unruliness was unacceptable.

There will be major changes in the next few years so this review will be obsolete because Sun Communities has some major renovations and changes planned to be completed by next season.

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1 comment:

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Sounds a lot better than most KOA's we have been too!