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

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
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Thursday, March 29, 2018

35250 Outer Highway 15 North 
Yermo, CA 92398 
800-KOA-0059 / 760-904-3069 
12/08, 2/10, 5/23/12, 12/24/13, 3/24/16, 5/19/16, 7/16/16, 3/20/2017, 3/28/2018

2018 UPDATE - We paid $44 for a back-in water and electric, no sewer site but was upgraded to a FHU pull through by the supervisor when we checked in. The prices are still high but it is the best park in the area which is our halfway point of driving from different areas so now that they have much better customer service we will be continuing our stops here as we travel.

2016 UPDATE - We paid $48.50 for a full hookup in an entirely different area we had never been in and we enjoyed ourselves. It was during our trek across the desert so we wanted to be by the pool and our site was level, our electricity was perfect and the gal that checked us in was wonderful. Now the price is still on the high side but we are okay with that when we checked out the other options in the area and found this one to be the better of them all.

2016 UPDATE - NEVER AGAIN...We paid $48.89 for a water and electric only and our electric was questionable...it was dark by the time we realized just how questionable it was. The person in the office would not allow us to just move into the space in front of us since it was a full hookup. We explained we would just be plugging in the electric, then she claimed it was taken but nobody used it all night. Rates are rising and even though they are adding tent sites and updating the grounds this place will not be on our agenda in our upcoming travels. We have been stopping here since 2008 but we will no longer use this as an overnight stop and we will be attempting to contact someone who is in charge to place a formal complaint. On the website it does not have a manager/owner contact person so we are not sure how to start but we will find a way to get our complaint in the right hands so that this sort of treatment does not continue to happen. Until then we will avoid this place!

2016 Update - We paid $44 with our KOA discount for a site with only water and electric since the full hookups were even higher priced. When we were hooking up our water spigot it bursted and Jerry got soaked, so we moved sites and they fixed it immediately.

2013 UPDATE - We paid $36 with our KOA discount for the same site as before...price is rising and the place just remains the same, no better but no worse.  We would still stay here again if we are ever in the area but may also look into some of the other parks in the area.

We paid $26.00 with our KOA discount and points for a water, electric, sewer, fairly level gravel site. It also included cable, WiFi and shuttle service to Calico Ghost Town which we took advantage of on our first visit. It is definitely overpriced, as most KOA’s are but we always come back. The sites were wide and were private with the way the landscaping was created around them.  

We noticed a decline in the appearance of the park, especially in the laundry room. On our first visits the laundry facilities were one of the best we have seen on the road, there were many washer and dryers, even an extra big washer for rugs, which we needed to wash but this time we found there were more out of order than working machines. They had clean individual showers that were being remodeled on our first visit, but have been kept up in the years passing.

The staff has always been the friendliest and accommodating and the store carried many convenient supplies and souvenirs. In our future stays we may check out some of the other parks in the area since this one seems to be going downhill and the price has not.

3715 Burr Street
Bakersfield, CA 93308
12/28/09, 3/24/16, 5/19-5/21/2016, 3/21/2017, 3/13-3/28/2018

2018 Update - We had a back in on concrete with a patio, electric, water and sewer with free cable and WiFi. This place is still kept up very nicely, the staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. We would highly recommend it and will stay here if we are ever in the area again.

This is more of a resort than a park and since we have passed it by several times on our travels, we chose to give it try this time and we were very glad we did. Conveniently located right off the CA-58 highway, it has many amenities to offer. They do not accept any discounts at any time, we paid $32 for a back-in site, the pull thru was a bit more.

They have excellent, clean restroom & shower houses.

The pool & spa were very inviting but it was freezing so we did not partake in them.

May of 2016 we enjoyed the pools since it reached 90 degrees...hot tub had great jets and not too hot and the pool was cool. We were alone and it was just what we needed to soothe these aching bones.

We will definitely return and recommend this place to anyone even though the price is over our $30 per night budget, it is not that expensive taking into consideration California prices.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Indian Waters RV Resort
47202 Jackson Street
Indio, CA  92201
1/27/2010, 1/14/2015, 12/28/2015, 2/8/2016, 3/12/2018

2018 UPDATE: They take NO discounts any longer so it is pricey and then we arrived at 12:15pm and they WOULD NOT allow us to get escorted to our site until after 1pm...ridiculous. Our site was available, we could see it open and we told the girl at the desk this but she said, "We must wait for the escort at 1pm since that is check in time." We sat there and just heated up because it was 85 degrees in the sun. WE WILL NOT BE REVISITING AGAIN, DUE TO HIGHER PRICES...NO DISCOUNTS...AND WORST OF ALL THE CHECK IN POLICY!

In February of 2016 we finally took a few photos since this was the location we stayed while on our days off at FOY and we took a walk in the evening to the spa and enjoy some great conversation with other guests.

It is no longer a Coast to Coast or Western Horizon Resort and all sites are full hook ups.

In December we paid $27.00 using our Passport America 50% discount membership for a water, electric, sewer pull through level site on gravel.

In January & February we paid $47.01 using our Good Sam 10% discount for a water, electric, sewer back in level site on gravel.  The sites are a good size and have an additional slab for your tow vehicle but we used it for our chairs for sitting outside.

Not sure how recent the sewers in this area were added but the stench was intolerable in December.  We could not sit outside and we even had to close our windows for most of the time we were there. In January and February the smell was non existing.

They still do not offer cable but they do offer free WiFi that we did not use since our Verizon worked perfectly.

If we are ever in the area we would stay here and we would recommend it for an overnight or longer visit.

Written 1/27/2010 - This is a membership park, we stayed with our Coast to Coast (C2C) membership for $10 per night. Upon checking in, we were informed that we would be in a water and electric site only, with a dump station nearby. This was not conveyed to us when we made the reservation, via the C2C online website. Apparently, only Western Horizon Resorts (WHR) members stay in the full hookups close to the pools, spas, and clubhouse area. Normally we would not be concerned since we were only staying for a few days, but we had just come off of a two week stay in the desert boondocking and really wanted to take long showers and give the rig a thorough cleaning. Many of our C2C choices have stipulations that are becoming annoying.

The park was clean and very well maintained. The sites were a good size with a slab that only fit your RV, no patio, just rocks where you set out your chairs. The views of the snow covered mountains were spectacular. Cable was not available, but for an additional cost they did offer WiFi.

For more photos, check out our Google + Web Albums.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Fountain of Youth Spa RV Resort

1500 Spa Road
Niland, CA  92257
3/16-3/19/2015, 12/8/2015-2/23/2016, 3/6-3/12/2018

2018 UPDATE: We came to do some soaking and visiting with friends and prices went up but it was worth it for the soakings, we will be leaving years younger after soaking every day while we are here.

We paid $39.60 per night using our Good Sam 10% discount for a water, electric, sewer, on a level gravel site with a patio pad that includes free cable and pretty decent WiFi.  Our cell phone service was doable but not at its absolute best. 

The sites are fairly wide so we didn’t feel like we were on top of our neighbors which was really nice.  Since most are back in sites, even our neighbors behind us didn’t seem to be close due to the way the sites are layered.

It is in the middle of nowhere but is like a community in itself that has just about everything you need and everything is kept up the best we have ever seen.  Even though the season was coming to an end there were still many people still there and everywhere was clean and kept up.  It was amazing!

We ate lunch at the CafĂ© and the sandwiches were fresh and very tasty and the fries were fabulous, they have dinner specials but that was winding down since the season was coming to an end.  The service was excellent and we noticed all the workers were very happy and many of them return year after year.

The pools were mineral hot springs that eased the pain in our bodies and we took full advantage of them for the few days we were there.

They have all sorts of activities, both scheduled and others you can do on your own time so you never have to be bored.

They have great facilities that are kept so clean, the laundry rooms and restrooms are immaculate. 

The landscaping is perfect.

We are so impressed with this place that we submitted our resume for work next winter and we highly recommend if you are ever in the area to stop by and stay awhile at this absolutely wonderful resort, we definitely plan to return.

For more photos, check out our Google + Web Albums.