Santa Cruz Ranch RV Park
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Utilities & Amenities
Power: 30 Amps, 20 Amps
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Tight, nice, clean, expensive!
Prices are high in Santa Cruz, and this is actually in Scotts Valley. There was a nice hot tub and heated pool. Clean large showers. Packed in like sardines but what can you expect from such a populated and popular area? Friendly staff, walking to a restaurant.
I'd definitely come back!
This is a wonderful place. The staff is very genuinely friendly. They clean everything--bathrooms, pools, game room, around the park--daily. The bathrooms have 5 stalls of showers and plenty of toilets and sinks...all with great water pressure that doesn't run out of hot water.
The laundry room is good, too. Plenty of front load HE washing machines and dryers plus a huge washing sink. I believe it's $2.00 for a super wash and $1.25 for 45 minutes or so on the dryer.
There are A LOT of permanent residents here but they try to maintain an air of being more of a campground anyway...not sure why because it's obvious from the chain link fences around rv's and piles of potted plants and "lawn" decorations and outdoor storage that a ton of folks live here but whatever. They do have a tent camping area and plenty of rv's go in and out.
Lots of kids here...nice kids but no playground. There is a tiny, small childrens playground across the street and down a bit at a cute little park but my 4 year old grew bored quickly with the unimpressive spread and lack of other kids to play with there. Another plus is they don't discriminate based on RV age, which is fabulous for people into the tiny house renovation restoration movement like us!
The pool is heated to 80 degrees and there are no trees to get it dirty or overshaded. There are tables with patio umbrellas if you want shade, though. There's also a jacuzzi next to the pool. They check the water multiple times a day to make sure it's clean and sanitary so that's another huge plus from me. My son and I loved playing in it, and it's rarely busy.
Dog clean up bags are everywhere and they are super dog friendly which we love as well. People here clean up after their pets for the most part.
The spaces are sort of small and there's not really any separation like hedges or anything. You can hear everything your neighbors circling you are doing. The hookups are also very low to the ground and kind of old and weird to work with.
The cable TV has good selection and isn't fuzzy. The WIFI is usually a miss but when it does work it's fast. I think they just need to check their routers more regularly and restart them more often. They have 3 WiFi signals but only one sometimes works. When I was here last time two of them worked. Maybe they just don't know how to do it. When I need WiFi to work from home I use my cell phones personal hotspot.
Cell signal is strong here. It's super sunny and dry, a huge difference from the rv places in the redwoods around the corner. No sign of raccoons or anything. They have recycling here which is surprisingly not available every where we go.
There's no tiny store or selection of things you might need here. They have a soda and junk food vending machine though.
This place is probably one of my favorite in the country and we have stayed at dozens. I'd give them five stars but I have stayed at better as far as catering to children and convenience go. I don't think you can beat what you get for the price, though!