Campground Review: Safe Harbor RV Resort, Nashville, TN

014Campground Review Summary

  • Name: Safe Harbor RV Resort
  • Dates of stay: Aug 30 – Sep 8, 2019
  • Location: 3343 Bell Rd, Nashville, TN
  • Type of campground: Private / Independent
  • Cost: $67.80/night
  • Additional fees: none
  • Stay limit: none
  • Accepts mail / packages: Yes
  • Cell reception: ATT good
  • Website: http://www.safeharborrvresort.com
  • Pros: great location and amenities
  • Cons: Pricey

Full Review

Nashville has been on our bucket list to visit for some time, and this new RV resort is within a half hour of the city center (traffic depending). It’s a bit pricey at $68/night, but the quiet location looked awesome.

The RV park is laid out on a peninsula that juts out into a large lake, so nearly every site has some kind of water view. It just opened a year or two ago, so the amenities are brand new. Check in is done at the office at the front of the property, before a gate that lets you into the rest of the facility.

The long hilly one-way, one lane campground interior road requires some careful navigation with a big rig. Our site required us to traverse all the way to the end and around to our back-in concrete site. The site is long and just wide enough to just fit our bus, motorcycle and truck. Alas, the pad was not quite level, with about 1% grade back to front. Doesn’t ANYONE know how to lay a truly level site?? We haven’t had a level pad since Petoskey.

The utilities work perfectly, with water/sewer and 50/30 amp electric hookups. The campground also offers quite an extensive free cable TV package, but we are using our satellite TV and local digital over the air channels. All of the sites are open and satellite friendly. The free campground wifi is surprisingly robust and usable and a higher-speed wifi package is available for a fee. Trash is picked up daily from every site.

The new amenities are gorgeous. The bath house shower facilities are separate complete bathrooms – spacious, clean and beautiful. There are additional toilet facilities in the building next door and at the pool area. The pool area offers a sparkling blue pool, kiddie pool area, and lounge/pavilion. Other amenities include shuffleboard, corn hole, playground, dog walking areas (not fenced), and coin laundry. The Park also offers rentals of golf carts, paddleboard, and kayaks.

We were here over Labor Day weekend and the Park provided band entertainment at the pool area on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. The staff is friendly and helpful. I had packages shipped here and when I walked to the office to pick them up, a friendly staffer gave me a golf cart lift back to my site. It really is a beautiful park with lake views everywhere and beautifully-kept landscaping and amenities.

Really the only downside is the price, but I believe all of the campgrounds in the area are similarly expensive. The pricing seems overly complex though, based upon site, dates and length of stay. It should be noted that not only is there a gate code for entry, there is also a separate security door code for the bath houses and laundry.  If the Park was located downtown or in a sketchy area I could see it, but the neighborhood is quiet and upscale. Seems a bit of security overkill to me. Still, I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here if we passed this way again.

Bottom Line: Beautiful park and amenities, if a bit pricey.

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