Have you ever wanted to sell everything you own and just "take off?" Travel the country's back roads, paddle down a meandering stream, experience breath-taking mountain views, walk among 100-year old trees, and just marvel at America's beauty? That is the dream that my partner, Betsy, and I decided to make a reality. This blog describes our adventure. The food we eat, people we meet, sights we see, and the enjoyment we find in traveling.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

RV Park Review - Wine Country RV Resort (Paso Robles, California)

Wine Country RV Park website

Overall, this park’s rating depends on the particular site you are in.  Based on our experience, I would give it a 6/10  Some sites have patios that open to your neighbors with another rig parked directly in front or behind you.  The park does a great job of catering to the wine enthusiasts who visit the area and there are nice amenities if you like that.  The lowest price sites are crushed gravel with grass patios and picnic tables.  This RV park is the only game in town (but it looks like there is another one under construction north of town on HWY 101) so book early if you are coming during a busy time. 
Now, picture a rig in front of us and in front of the RV on the right.  
What we liked the most was the free wine tasting on Friday and Saturday nights.  The RV park has three or four local wineries that offer samplings of their wines and the park provides a cheese and meat tray.  Some of the wineries did not skimp and brought five or six different varieties.  We sampled some wonderful wines that ranged in price from $20-45/bottle. 

The park has nice amenities (pool, spa, clubhouse, game room, fitness room, etc) and was very clean.  It is in a good location and there is one winery (EOS) within walking distance and many more are just a short drive away.

The not so good about this park was the awful site we were in and the jacked up price for President’s Day weekend.  Our site (#140)  was $67 (with taxes) for the weekend as opposed to the regular $52/night (and this wasn't even a premium site).  We were placed in a cluster of four sites with all the patios open to each other.  We pulled in forward and a fifth wheel backed in right in front of us.  There was about two feet between the two of us and their living room was on view through our big front window.  I would definitely request a single site. 

They advertise free wifi at each site but it never worked for us. 

This park would have scored higher if the sites were not as close, the wifi worked, and the price was not as high.

Spirit's two cents was not impressed with the two dog parks that were not much bigger than the motorhome itself.  We found a city dog park about five miles away and took Spirit there instead.

back-in sites
the wine tasting at the RV park
the largest of the two dog parks
one of two clubhouses
the spa and fire pit
pool, duh!
another view of our site and precious dog

3 comments:

  1. Our 'Rainbow RV Group' met up in Paso Robles last year and had the same experience as you. The sites are unusual in that they are 'double' parked. It's only nice if you are with a group and want to be together, otherwise, its too close for comfort.

    We are currently finishing a weekend in Temecula, CA (southern CA wine country) at the Pechanga RV Resort with 74 RV's in our group. I'm sure that you ladies would certainly enjoy our crowd!

    I enjoy your blog,
    Mark from Palm Springs, CA

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    1. Mark, your group sounds like fun - can we join? What is the name of the group. We did meet some great people at the park but unfortunately they were not in our "foursome."

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