GATEWAY TO GILA WILDERNESS & SW NM Get comfortable in our supersize sites for big rigs or small, enjoy our western themed decor. No RV? Enjoy a cozy casita. Explore, rock hound, birding, hiking or just enjoy the night skies. Groups welcome.
cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.
Although the park has a lot of natural green space the logistics of getting from camping areas to the restrooms, showers, laundry and dumpsters means there is a lot of foot traffic through the sites. The facility has good WiFi but no cable. There are also no activities. There is a little book room with wired internet but it isn't large enough to have a card game or put together a puzzle. When I asked about park sponsored activities, the woman at the front desk was very rude with her "No."
The restrooms/showers were spacious but could be cleaner. The shower curtains need a good washing with bleach to get rid of the black stuff dragging on the floor. The toilets also could benefit from a bit of bleach. The laundry was small with only 3 of the 4 washers currently working.
Spent 2 nights while visiting the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. Rose Valley RV was a very nice, spacious, quiet and comfortable place to stay. I had been boondocking at Big Bend for a week, so badly needed the shower and laundry to restore myself to civilized status. The shower and bathroom facilities were first rate clean, roomy and lots of hot water! The laundry was nicely laid out and did not try to bust the bank to do a load...$1.25 for a regular load of laundry. Front office was friendly and provided info on the local Silver City sights. The only rough spot was an uneven site on my first try. I tried a back-in site that just didn't fit my little trailer...after three tries at getting it level enough so my legos would get me even, I gave up and went looking for another site. Found one, but it was farther from the facilities and cost a bit more because it was a pull-through. Internet was very good at the laundry/bath building and I was able to catch up with a weeks backlog of e-mail and the like. I'd go back in a heartbeat and would recommend it to anyone looking for a convenient, quiet, pretty spot in Silver City.
Called in January of 2019 for a reservation for April 2019. Wanted a large pull-thru site, but all pull-thru's were already reserved. I was assured the back in sight that was being reserved for us would be large enough for the RV with no problem. When we got to Rose Valley RV park, the site that I was told we would have when I reserved in January, was given to someone else, but no problem, right. . . . . not exactly. The person at the desk said she was surprised to see what sight we had been assigned, as it was too small to accomodate an RV our size and she wasn't sure what else was available. I showed her my reservation from JANUARY, and asked why there wasn't a sight for us. . . . . she kept looking and found a site that she said "would work". We were able to get situated after much adjusting . . . . the sight was very uneven, had a significant drop off in the back, and had a drop off right where our back steps would have folded down hence the reason(s) for much adjusting! There were alot of weeds, tall weeds, growing in the site. My husband and I both pulled weeds for awhile to clear them out.
Since we have a bathroom in our RV, we didn't have reason to use the RV park bathroom until we were leaving and our RV had been disconnected from services and the tanks emptied. I am SO GLAD that we didn't have to use the RV park bathrooms for anything more than that quick pit stop on the way out . . . . they were unclean to say the least. The showers looked grimy, the floors were dirty, no handsoap by the sink and the wastebasket was overflowing. Needless to say, it didn't leave a good feeling. We've stayed at Rose Valley in the past, and never had issues like this. It just felt like it was run down from our previous visit very disappointing.
Based on this experience, any recommendation that I give for this RV park would have to include the disclaimer that it seems to be getting run down and the condition of the bathrooms is iffy.
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