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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Rocky Top RV Campground & Motel Review

I will say right now, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Rocky Top! If we ever live near Colorado Springs again, I will stay here once more.

I lived there for exactly a month from May 12, 2013 to June 11, 2013, and I was sad to leave there. I had started to feel like family and it was becoming a second home.

I will try to leave my emotional bias for them out of my review and will stick to the facts.

  • They have full hook-ups.
  • Electricity is metered if you are staying for a while. All other utilities are included in the site fee. Propane ran me about $20 to fill up my 30lb tank.
  • Some spots are year-round, some aren't.
  • The year-round spots have already been winter-proofed for you, i.e. heat tape ran up the water spigots with the plug sticking out, ready for you to plug it in.
  • All spots are gravel.
  • All spots have a picnic table and fire pit (though be sure to check with the office if there are any fire restrictions).
  • Some spots allow you to park 2 vehicles (and even more).
  • There are well-maintained bathrooms on site with showers.
  • There is a dishwashing station on site.
  • There are laundry facilities on site, but they DO NOT have hot water.
  • They have a food stand "The Chuckwagon" they open up during the summer that cooks up yummy food on the weekends. The prices are not expensive and the food is good. The only vegetarian options are a salad...none of the dressings are Vegan, but I doubt that will affect too many people.
  • They will pick your empty propane tank up via golf cart, fill it up for you and bring it back to your site. You can go to the office and pay for it whenever you're available.
  • You must dispose of your own trash.
  • Lots of wildlife in the area. Bears are known to rummage through dumpsters in the middle of the night, though I never encountered a bear while there (thankfully).
  • They have a pickle-ball court, a porch swing, 2 playgrounds (although the "larger" one has dangerous and outdated playground equipment...play at your own risk for sure).
  • They have a rec room with billiards, ping pong and such.
  • They have a store in their office carrying essentials should you run out.
  • The have a motel, but I don't know more than that (i.e. it's conditions, info, etc.).
  • Their rates are lower than the other parks in the surrounding areas and with all the mountain scenery around you, I'm not sure why you'd pay more to stay somewhere else.
  • If you need help with something (even if you don't know how to make your hot water work) they will come help you out.
  • Van and Cyndi will treat you like an extension of their family!
If I think of anything else, I'll add it as I remember.  Happy Camping!!!


 
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