Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Campground Review: Trailer Ranch RV Resort, Santa Fe, NM

Trailer Ranch RV Resort is right in Santa Fe, close to everything you could possibly want in a city. The RV park allows patrons 21 and up, and it is attached to a 55+ mobile home community.

The RV park has 50 full hook up sites; premium sites have a concrete parking pad and all sites have a picnic table. The park sits right on a very busy road so the sites closest to the entrance are likely to be noisy. We had a premium back in site at the back of the park so road noise wasn't too bad. The premium sites are for the larger rigs. All sites are pretty close together. We paid $270 for one week.

Amenities include laundry, pool (still closed for the winter during our stay), exchange library, and recycling. The park is right on a bus line. Restaurants are in walking distance of the park. We used our own Verizon internet and had decent 4G service and when our mifi device died we found the parks wifi worked quite well.

The front part of the park contains RV sites and the back part holds mobile homes and permanent RV sites. These two areas are separated by a beautiful, wide band of grass and cottonwood trees. Even though it was surprising to see quite a bit of grass in such a dry area, we were happy to have a site along the back row and we enjoyed several happy hours with our neighbors sitting under the trees.

This was a good place to stay for convenience to the city. We were glad we had a site in the back because it was quieter. We also really enjoyed the green space behind our site. The sites are quite close together but, as is usually the case, everyone in the park was respectful of others space. The price was high but typical for a city park.

Also, just across the street from the RV park is a tiny, nondescript eatery in a strip mall called Chris' Cafe. We had an excellent New Mexican-style breakfast there one day. It lived up to the very good reviews we had read online. There is nothing fancy about this place and they only have a handful of tables, but it really was all about the food.

Site T-13. To our right is a casita apartment.
In the background is the mobile home portion of the park.
Our small patio area.
The lovely grass area separating the RV park from the mobile home park.
View from the park entrance. It's a pretty, green oasis behind the adobe walls.

1 comment:

  1. If we ever go back to Santa Fe we're staying there. We have friends that go for 2 months every year. We stayed out at the KOA which is really far away from everything and wasn't anything special. But then, they never are. We were amazed at the retail opportunities in Santa Fe, especially the jewelry and belt buckles. I looked long and hard at an inlaid buckle, but I don't wear belts like that anymore! Money saved.