Campground Review Summary
- Name: Hacienda RV & Rally Resort
- Dates of stay: Nov 6-13, 2020
- Location: 740 Stern Drive, Las Cruces, NM 88005
- Type of campground: Private / Independent
- Cost: $55.02 / night
- Additional fees: none
- Stay limit: none
- Accepts mail / packages: yes
- Cell reception: ATT good
- Website: https://www.haciendarv.com/
- Pros: Beautiful pull through site, great amenities.
- Cons: none
This was our second stay at this large, immaculately maintained resort campground. There are other campgrounds in the Las Cruces area, but this is by far the nicest, in my humble opinion. The cost is a bit higher than some places in the area ($55/ night), but the amenities and location are well worth it.
The resort sits conveniently off of I-10, but is far enough away that the highway noise is negligible. We chose a pull through site, which was long enough for our rig, toad (parked sideways) and motorcycle. The pull through sites are oriented back to front, meaning that the hook-up sides for every pair face each other. It’s a little tight side to side, but a landscaped fence separates the patio sides, making every site feel a bit more private. We didn’t have a picnic table or fire ring (not enough space), but the gravel site was immaculate, level, and solid as a rock for our heavy jacks. The interior roads are paved and big-rig friendly. You see a lot of large buses here.
One note — the sites are all elevated from the road. You bump over a curb to enter and exit, which creates a bit of a trip hazard. Jeff slipped and twisted his ankle (not badly) while unloading our bikes. It’s just something to watch out for.
Our site was full hook up (50 amp electric, water, sewer) and cable TV. During our last visit, the cable signal was snowy, but this time it was just fine and we used it extensively. Maybe it was just the site we were on last time? Our site was also satellite-friendly for our Direct TV channels.
Our AT&T signal was great and our internet connection worked adequately. The campground offered free wifi, and it worked reasonably well, better than last time. We were nearer the office, which may have helped. The campground info stated that the water pressure was high and advised using a regulator, which was no problem for us since that is our standard practice.
Amenities at the resort include a workout room, a fabulous hot tub, laundry facility, individual showers, restrooms, covered patio with fireplace, meeting facilities, living room area and gift shop. However, during our COVID-era visit, the beautiful hot tub was fenced and locked, preventing access. The other amenities were secured with card key access and were immaculately clean. Not only did they accept packages, the office diligently called to notify us every time one arrived. For shopping, a super WalMart is literally across the highway with everything you might need.
There are ample activities in the area including the historic town of Mesilla, the Organ Mountains, White Sands National Park, the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum and the city of Las Cruces itself. Don’t miss the fantastic Farmer’s Market in downtown Las Cruces on Saturday mornings.
Bottom Line: Great resort and a great area. It’s a favorite spot!