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Campground Review: Vines RV Resort, Paso Robles, CA

IMG_3352Campground Review Summary

  • Name: Vines RV Resort
  • Dates of stay: April 8 – 22, 2018
  • Location:  88 Wellsona Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446
  • Type of campground: Private / Sun RV Resorts
  • Cost:  $50.70/night, with PA discount
  • Additional fees: None
  • Stay limit: None
  • Accepts mail / packages: yes
  • Cell reception:  good (AT&T)
  • Website: https://www.sunrvresorts.com/resorts/west/california/vines/
  • Pros: Beautiful resort with great amenities, in the heart of wine country
  • Cons: moderately pricey

Full Review

This is, officially, our favorite RV resort yet. It is like staying in a hotel, except that you bring your own cottage with you! The sites are stamped concrete pads, surrounded by immaculately kept landscapinIMG_3348g.

The pool area includes two heated swimming pools plus a beautiful spa. There is a laundry facility, a work out room, several ballrooms (for guest functions) and a small general store. And the bathrooms, my goodness …. seriously it was just like a hotel bathroom, complete with chandeliers and individual shower rooms. I liked it so much, I took my showers there instead of in my own bathroom, and that’s saying something! They were absolutely the nicest RV bathrooms I have seen yet.

The resort also offers cabin rentals, making it a great place for non-RV-ers to stay on property with their RV-ing friends and family. Just sayin’. According to their website, 1 bedroom cottages (sleeps 6) start at about $155/night.

IMG_3354We had the usual full hookup site with 50 amp electrical service, water, and sewer. Cable TV hookup was provided, but there were so many over the air channels available plus our Direct TV satellite feed – we just didn’t bother. Wifi was available, but our AT&T hotspot signal worked just fine. Site length was just right to accommodate the truck in the back and motorcycle in front. We also had a small patio with a picnic table.

The gate rate for the resort is not cheap – $75/night for our pull through site. However, they accept Passport America for weekdays, which brought our overall cost to a little over $50/night. I didn’t investigate long term (monthly) stays, which may be cheaper.

We only had one glitch while here – a water main break. Although the resort is relatively new (4-ish years old), the water main on the property broke because it wasn’t installed properly.  We did receive one email about the problem – while we were out adventuring – which didn’t give us time to fill our tanks to prepare for an extended outage. The water supply went on and off unpredictably for a day or so while they worked the problem, then went out entirely (without warning) and stayed off for a couple of days. The problem was finally fixed, and we managed, but the communication could have been better. It looks like they fixed the water line properly, so there shouldn’t be a repeat problem.

Paso Robles is located in the heart of wine country, there are over 200 wineries within a few miles. Downtown Paso Robles with its dining and shopping is only about 15 minutes from the RV park.  The Pacific Ocean and Pacific Coast Highway is about 20 miles away. Hearst Castle is less than an hour away. The Vines RV resort is a great home base for exploring this area. Starting later in May, the RV resort offers planned activities and an onsite bar/lounge (open on weekends). I could definitely see it as a spot for a family gathering for a long wine country weekend.

Bottom Line: Favorite spot yet! Loaded with amenities, the price is worth it.