Thursday, April 25, 2013

Campground Review: Rose Valley RV Ranch, Silver City, NM

Rose Valley RV Ranch is close to town but situated in such a way that you feel like you are in the country. Site of a former dairy farm, the 44 acre property is peaceful and natural. Though it is just two blocks off busy Hwy 180, the property is in a small valley sloping away from the road and is very quiet; just a bit of road noise in the day and none at night

There are 57 sites and 14 of those are pull throughs. Roads and sites are gravel, many have a slight slope. Each site has a private sitting area with a unique, rustic feel. Sites are large and very well separated from each other with natural space between them. There are also a few rental cabins.

Facilities include a small laundry room, fitness room and exchange library, and full recycling. The old barn is now a rustic meeting space. We saw a wide variety of birds during our stay...despite the fact that we did not put out our bird feeder. We had been advised that at this time of year bird feeders attract javelinas and skunks. There are a couple of miles of walking trails out behind the barn.

During the month the park was about 50% to 80% full. There are a number of folks who live here permanently or very long term (several years) but all of the permanent sites were neat and clean and not overwhelmed with "stuff".

Very few folks walking the RV park during our stay, so if you enjoy socializing with your fellow campers that could be kind of difficult. Also, the windy afternoons ensured not too many folks were hanging around outside their rigs. If privacy is your thing, then this is the place for you!

The park is two blocks from bowling, groceries and a few eateries. The usual big box store is half a mile away and downtown is 1.5 miles.

We paid $350 + electric for a one month stay. Decent 4G Verizon signal here, though the parks wifi was very slow so we used our own.

This park checked all the boxes for an excellent stay: reasonable price, large sites, privacy, natural space, trails from the park, proximity to services. We would definitely stay here again.

Our site #46. That's a rental cabin beyond our rig.
Our privacy fence in the foreground. Photo taken early on during our stay,
the tree leafed out nicely during the month.

Front view of our site #46 looking in to our sitting area.
Our neighbors rig on the left.

View down the open natural space behind the back in sites.

A trail behind the rv park.
Mementos from the dairy history of the RV park are placed around the property.
View is down the middle of two back-in rows.

The Barn/meeting hall. To the left are horseshoe pits and a community fire pit.

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