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Friday, September 12, 2008

TRAILER RANCH RV PARK, SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO

Our Opinion: Rave. If you are looking for a convenient, urban park in Santa Fe (and willing to pay the price), this is the place.

Date of Stay: September 11 through 17, 2008

Weather During Stay: Sun and clouds, highs in the low 70’s, lows in the upper 40’s.

Site Description: This is a small, urban RV park in the front section of a 55+ mobile home community. We are in site 20, one of 22 “premium” big rig sites, a wide, level, graveled site with a concrete pad, parking for our car, and a picnic table. 50 amp FHU with cable TV.

The RV section of the park is fairly small and extremely well maintained, with a small, clean, swimming pool, small community building with pool table and library, dog walk area, and sufficient trash disposal. Laundry is open 24/7. Lots of large shade trees. The entire park is surrounded by an abode wall, spacious and very visually pleasing for an urban park. The office staff is extremely helpful and friendly.

Rate: We paid the weekly rate: pay for 6 days, get the 7th free, which worked out to $32/night. Pretty steep for us, but we wanted a convenient spot and this is it.

Phone/radio/TV: Verizon service is good here, phones and aircard. We have around 20-25 channels on cable TV, and our TV satellite works here. NPR is available on 89.1 and 89.9. Free WiFi is available.

Elevation/Landscape/Terrain: This is a flat, shady park at 7,300 ft elevation. Views are of neighboring rigs and trees.

Lighting/Noise: Night lighting is typical for a commercial park, “streetlight” type lighting that is brighter than necessary or desirable, but we‘ve seen worse. Noise is typical for an urban park on a busy commercial street, but not excessively annoying in our middle-of-the-park site with our windows open at night. I would avoid the sites in the front of the park, along the road.

Favorite Sites: The “premium” sites all are very large, long and wide. We would be pleased with any of them.

Hiking/Walking: Not much space for exercise in this small park, though a few loops through the mobile home section would be better than nothing. The park is located on a wide, busy, commercial thorough-fare with sidewalks; lots of traffic rushing by.

Comments: We are pleased with this park. We wanted to explore Santa Fe from a convenient location, and the park is better than we anticipated. Santa Fe has a good bus system, easy to navigate and inexpensive ($1/day for seniors). The bus stops right outside the park for a 25 minute trip to the plaza. Albertson's, Best Buy, Target, Borders and the usual companion stores are a few blocks in the other direction, within walking distance.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like your format and many of your details. But please include more info about where the parks are exactly at (e.g. address). For example, is this the same park as "The Trailer Ranch RV Resort" located at 3471 Cerrillos Rd, Sante Fe? If the park is a member of a campground system, please mention that also. For example, the one I just listed is a Good Sam. Thanks. I really like your blog.
Mike Martin
akeley@msn.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this great site and the energy you put into it. We are considering a stay in Santa Fe and really appreciate your input. We will surely follow your travels!

Rob said...

Great review. As I type this I'm camped in the same spot you occupied last year. Good city location and the bus into Santa Fe is a bargin.

Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

I like your comments and I would agree that you should post the address. The only issue is all the reviews I have read is everything is to expensive. $30 a night in this day and age is fair for full hook ups and 50 amp