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.
Great Park with decent spacing between sites. The check in process was the easiest I have experienced. Price is high, but so are all of the other parks in Bend, and this appears to be the best of the bunch. The park seems to cater to retired couples driving 40 foot motorhomes and big 5th wheels. We felt small in out 24 foot trailer. We did not see a lot of families, most of the residents are seniors. We did enjoy talking with everyone we met and all of the staff were very friendly. The only down side was road noise from cars speeding down the nearby street at night. I'm not sure if this is typical or if we just had some kids racing by at night. During the day traffic seemed fairly light. Dogs are very welcome here. The dog run is okay. It does not seem as nice as the rest of the park but is adequate. The rest of the grounds are very nice. We would recommend this park and will stay here again.
We've camped all over the United States over the past 25 years and this is the nicest campground I believe I have ever seen. The lot size is the largest, most level, well maintained, and all around beautiful. This is definitely a resort if you plan to use the facilities the price is well worth it. If you are just looking for a place to park for the night it may be a little much.
The resort is lovely. We had a gold space which is spacious and has a storage space and a nice, level site with pavers. The folks at the registrtation desk are friendlly and helpful.
Negatives: Overrpriced No discounts for AARP, AAA, or Good Sam. Only one restroom/shower facility for the entire resort.
We had a great three day stay at this beautiful RV park. Lots of big trees and grass areas made it a very inviting place. Easy to register and a friendly staff got the visit off to a great start. Utilities and hook-ups were great - and we especially appreciated the small storage shed at the back of the "platinum" sites. Bathrooms were clean as was the entire park. Located south of downtown, it is in a nice residential area close to Walmart and grocery stores. Not far off the highway. Highly recommend
Crown Villa is a true RV resort. The sites are very large with wide grass areas between the sites. The park has great amenities that are all new and clean. See our full review and pictures on our blog at www.thegilliamsisland.com
On a two week trip through CA, OR, ID and MT, this was the nicest park we visited. The sites are huge, the setting was like a country club. There was an off leash area for the dog, excellent wifi, a spa, peace and quiet. We arrived after the office was closed for the evening but we were able to choose a site and self register. Lovely place!
In our short, 3 years of RVing, this may be the nicest park we've stayed at. We loved the wide spaces, the huge pine trees, the green grass, and most of all, the weather! We stayed in July, and the temps were in the low 80s every day. The wi-fi worked well, which is very important to me because I work from my motorhome. We would definitely come back here again if we come back to Bend, Oregon.
A beautiful park with very wide spaces, good cable and WIFI access. It has a large fenced dog park and wonderful amenities for its guests. I don't believe they are as attentive to maintenance now as they have been in the past. While in a drought, the sprinklers came on every night and some areas stayed on for 24 hours straight without anyone checking on the problem. The staff is very friendly and the park is in excellent condition, just wish they were handling some things as well as they have in the past. The location is very convenient to all the services or needs in Bend.
We stayed for two nights while visiting the Cascade Lakes area around Bend. When we arrived, the night host told us that the water wasn't working at our full hook-up site. When we enquired about it the next morning, the staff said it was OK and this was a mistake. Nevertheless, we asked for a different site and everything worked there. The restrooms were clean, but only had two shower stalls, and one of them was not working. When I enquired at the desk, the staff told me that the shower would be fixed by next day. It wasn't. They said I could use the restrooms that were in the office building to avoid morning line-ups. These had two shower stalls, but no private dressing area, just a shower with a curtain. For the size of the RV park, there are not enough showers. The sites and setting are beautiful, but service and maintenance were lacking.
Overall, this is a nice park but to call it a resort is a matter of opinion. We had a platinum site so I don't know if my comments apply to all sites. (And to be honest, I don't understand what all the levels even mean.) As others have mentioned, the sites are built with pavers and include a small shed in back. Our site was plenty long and wide enough for our 45 foot motorhome. The weird thing is they won't let you park your car on the pavers but a 47,000 lb motorhome is okay. There are various parking areas in the park but they are not assigned. There was one parking site between us and our neighbor, and it became a quiet challenge to see who could snag it first. They don't mention this at check-in, but you put your garbage in the trash bin on your site, and it is picked up on certain days. Again, as others mentioned the cable has issues and the hot tub was out of commission. Due to trees, our satellite couldn't find a signal either. The front desk staff are okay but obviously bored with their job. Their answers are short and to the point. We paid for extra nights and still received a knock on our door the next morning asking why we hadn't left. I think it is overpriced but it's the nicest park in Bend. I think they are well aware of that and use it to their advantage.
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10 / 10 / 10 The second rating category concerns the cleanliness and physical characteristics of toilets, walls, showers, sinks/counters/mirrors and floor. If a park achieves a full point in each of the above, it receives a star (), indicating exceptionally clean restrooms.
Also rated are 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.
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