Campground Review Summary
- Name: Santa Fe Skies RV Park
- Dates of stay: September 26 – October 22, 2018
- Location: 14 Browncastle Ranch, Santa Fe, NM 87508
- Type of campground: Private / Independent
- Cost: $60.19 / night (with Good Sam discount)
- Additional fees: none
- Stay limit: none
- Accepts mail / packages: yes
- Cell reception: ATT reasonably good
- Website: www.santafeskiesrvpark.com
- Pros: Great location, nice amenities
- Cons: a bit pricey
I’ve already shared how much we’re enjoying our stay here at Santa Fe Skies resort. There’s a lot to like!
Our back-in gravel site is long and reasonably level. The interior roads are gravel, but offer adequate maneuvering room. We back up to a wooden fence, which provides a measure of privacy. The full hookup site includes a paved patio with table and two chairs. We had room to park our truck sideways in front of our bus. No cable TV is provided, but our satellite-friendly site gets Direct TV with no problem, along with an assortment of local over-the-air channels. We found our AT&T phone and data signal to be adequate. The campground offers wifi, but I always seem to have problems with the password – we are probably too far from the office for it to work well anyway.
Amenities include a fenced dog run, walking trail, dump station, club house/lounge, coin laundry, and an outdoor patio area in which the RV park hosts occasional music concerts. There is only one bathhouse for 70 plus sites, but with 6 clean shower stalls, I have never found the facility to be overcrowded. One of the best amenities is the free hot beverage station in the office/store area. The beverage station is accessible during office hours (7 am to 7 pm) and offers an assortment of coffees, teas and hot chocolate.
One interesting feature of this park is the metal art that is scattered throughout. It adds a certain visual interest and unique aspect to what could otherwise be rather mundane landscaping.
The RV park accepts all forms of mail and packages, but it should be noted that they place everything out in a central location in the office/store area and there are no checks on who picks up what. The Park is the most trusting that I’ve seen for a while (there are also no codes/locks on the restrooms), so I guess they’ve never had a problem! I haven’t had any issues during my stay, but if you are expecting a valuable piece of mail, you may want to track it and pick it up right away.
The Park is located on a rise just outside town, which affords beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, the town, and clear night skies. The sunrises and sunsets are also spectacular. I love walking the trail and seeing the bunnies hopping around. Located right off of I-25, it is easy to get to downtown Santa Fe as well as surrounding attractions. Santa Fe has all of the usual town amenities including a mall, two Wal-Marts, movie theaters, and restaurants.
The only possible negative is the cost at an average of $60/night. Of course, we are here during the balloon fiesta which is the peak of the peak season. Different times of year may be less. But when you factor in the friendly staff, great location, and amenities – I think it’s worth it!
I left a rock here – maybe you’ll find it!
Bottom Line: Great Park for this area – worth the price.
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