Barrington Hills RV Resort
Park Features & Amenities
Pull Through Sites:
Full Hookup Sites:
Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
Utilities & Amenities
Power: 50 Amps, 30 Amps
Additional Pet Information:
After checking out other options in the area since our initial stay in 2011, we returned to Barrington as it was easy to book a reservation online for a short stop in the area.
We knew full well what to expect - not much character, boring non maintained sites, mobile homes as neighbors and non-RV centric hook-ups. Again, we were not able to make use of the 50amp service as it was situated way in the back of our site, so we had to use our 30amp extension cord to plug in.
But, at least we weren't disappointed. And the staff was extremely friendly and gave us quite the welcome kit full of Encore goodies (playing cards, wine opener, etc.).
The rates had also increased to $36/night plus a $3 resort fee. Thankfully, our Passport America discount was honored bringing the rate to about $21/night. So, for an inexpensive stay to be near family - it did the trick. But not the type of park we'd seek out.
With family now snow birding in the area, we came here to visit for the holidays. We sure are glad we didn't have to spend much time in this park as we were otherwise occupied.
The park is more a mobile home park with permanent structures. The RV sites are just whatever is currently open and are scattered throughout. Meaning your neighbors are likely full time residents in the area - and you're an imposition to them. We much prefer being neighbors to other RVers who get the transient nature of the lifestyle. Other RVers in the park were extremely friendly however.
Since the sites are designed for installing mobile homes, the hook-ups are not designed for RVs. On the site they assigned us, the water and electric were 150 + feet away from the parking pad. The park did bring us an extension cord, but it was only for 30 amps, so we were paying a premium for 50 amp service but not able to use it. The water spigots were in such disrepair that we had to use a neighboring sites to fill our tanks and then disconnect. The water pressure was so low that it took forever to fill our tanks.
The park itself has not much ambience or character at all. Just generic and blah. Our site was so barren and ugly, it was shameful. No grass, but a bunch of weeds with painful stickers that got caught on our feet, clothing and cat.
On future visits to the area, we will be checking out other options and will consider this a last resort. And to think, they charge a $3 'resort fee' for these amenities, on top of the daily rate. Just awful.