Distant Drums 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, 20 Amps
Park here if you?re a rich snob
Been traveling with our dogs for a month at many different parks. Never had a complaint that they barked (they were in the coach with the air conditioning on and windows closed) until this park.
Spaces barely fit our 38 ft motor home. The were so narrow we could not open some of our bays because of a retaining wall next to the coach. The space didn?t even have a picnic table! WiFi and cell phone reception practically non existent.
Park was very clean and well maintained
Distant Drums is Calling You!
Distant Drums! It just sounds enchanting. It's hard to know from reviews sometimes if a place is worthy or not, especially when you don't know an area. It's like rolling the dice at the Casino just over the hill from the Resort. I am happy to report that this one was not a crap shoot. Score, Distant Drums RV Resort!!! We were in the area to visit Sedona. This place was convenient and the best place to park your RV of all the places we passed when out exploring the area. We are so glad we were able to get a site in here. Yes, the RV Resort is kind of on a hill, but the sites are paved and not too hard to level. The pull thru sites alternated or were opposing, meaning you could walk out your door and hang out at your picnic table and so could your neighbor walk out and hang out at theirs... So you got to know your neighbor, which we didn't mind at all. The highway noise wasn't even noticeable. There was a nice pool and jacuzzi, a great laundry facility, the best gym set-up I've encountered yet, and they had meeting facilities, nice showers (though we have no need of them), and propane. The landscaping was also appealing and the sunsets were nice. The office staff were also very friendly and helpful. Furthermore, I knew this was the place for me when the big marquis advertised that The Band Perry was playing at the Casino in a couple of weeks ( I took it as a sign of fate bc they are from my hometown). We are already making plans to come back later in the year for a longer stay. Do yourself a favor and don't miss out on this place!
We're from oregon and hate the bland packed in rv camps so this was a delight. Big spaces with most facing out to wild spaces. Great for dogs! Beautiful vistas and just across the freeway from montezumas castle. Casino is nearby but not obnoxious. Super friendly staff, very clean and maintained. So pleased we happened across this place.
Very Nice RV Park
We stayed here because we couldn't get into the RV park we really wanted to stay at but as it turned out, we were very happy to be here.
We were assigned a pull through site #79 with full hook ups. We were facing East so the sun came up on the passenger side of our motor home which meant we would have afternoon shade. Our site did not have any mature trees but it did have a nice level concrete pad long enough for our 39ft motor home and our CRV in front of it. Site #79 is the 2nd from the last site in the row so we were close to the casino which was across the freeway.
We did not ever hear any freeway noise or any traffic noise from the street. On Saturday night, the casino had an outside concert which we were able to hear very well. However, because the weather turned bad with lightening and rain, we believe they had to end it early so the music stopped around 8pm.
The park is very quiet and very, very clean. The will pick up your trash bags if you leave them out in front of your site before 8am. However, this means that there are no trashcans around the park. There are two dumpsters over by the dog run which is really out of sight of the park.
We have a dog so we had to walk him all the way to the front of the park and a little beyond to the pet area. It's nothing to write home about, just dirt and some weeds, but I guess the dogs don't mind it. But it is clean because MOST people pick up after their dogs.
The drive into Sedona is about 20 minutes which we made every day and sometimes, twice a day. I liked the location of the park because it was not congested with traffic or shopping.
I know there were complaints about having to obtain a key for the restrooms, but I did not encounter this problem because I never found the need to use the park's restrooms. I guess if you choose not to use your restroom in your rig, then you would have to use the park's restroom and I think it is a good idea for them to know who uses the restroom just in case something is damaged or broken, they would know who was in there. I also think it's a good idea to have a clean restroom/shower if you needed to use the restroom.
I really like this park and I would come here again when we return to the area.
The employees are very nice and friendly here too.
Best Place Yet
We have only stayed at about 10 parks/resorts so far and this is without question the best. They have 158 sites of all sizes, from drive throughs for big They have motorhome sites that ring the south end of the resort that have very nice views of the moutains surrounding the Verde Valley. Spectacular sunsets, of course.
The grounds are tended to after each guest leaves so the site is ready for the next. They rake the gravel and tend to the concrete by sweeping off any leaves, etc.
They have a very nice laundry that is open every day. The office/store is open 8 am to 9pm and houses a banquet room with a kitchen that you can use if needed. There is a patio off that room that has a gas grill you can use too. There is a swap library to you are welcome to utilize while you are there.
The approach they take to the showers is amazing. The showers are cleaned after each use. Every time. No exceptions.
Across from the Laundry is a workout room with machines and free weights that is open for your use.
The resort has Propane on site, which is very handy for those of us with gas grills, not to mention filling the tank on the rig.
There are also vendors that come in and will wash your rig for a fee. The one we used did a very nice job.
Despite being right next to Interstate 17 it is amazingly quiet.
The staff and Workampers are very friendly and always smiling.
The resort is across I17 from Cliff Castle Casino/Hotel so you have gambling and some fairly nice restaurants available within a couple minutes drive. Plus they have a shuttle that comes through the resort every 20 minutes or so.
The Resort has daily, weekly, monthly rates as well as 3 month and 6 month rates.
This is a gem of a place to stay.
They accept all the clubs and have been rated 5 Ws by Woodalls and 9.5s by Good Sams
Don't miss this one if you are in the area
Cleanest park ever
We found a nice little RV Park called Distant Drums in Camp Verde, Arizona, not far from the Sedona area. We found out that sometimes clean and tidy gets in the way of functional and convenient!
Nearby attractions - 7 - Very close to Montezuma Castle and Sedona. Flagstaff less than an hour away.
Staff was very nice at first, but if you want to take a shower late or get your laundry out of the dryer at 8 pm, you might hear a sweet but unmistakable rebuke.
Great mountains all around. Interstate very close by. We paid $18 a night for three nights.
What to say about the bathrooms. They were immaculate. Here's the catch though. You have to ask for a key, because they clean every time someone uses them. That way they know when to clean them. This means you can only take showers during office hours. The office was supposed to close at nine, so I got there at 8:10 and the lady said she guessed I could take one, but it would be hard on "the guy." My wife got the third degree about how many were going to use the shower when she went as well. Personally I felt like a third grader asking his school marm if he could go to the potty.
Plenty of parking room and a picnic table at each site..
Heated pool and hot tub. Exercise room but no playground. This is the cleanest park I've seen yet.
Nice laundry facilities, swapping library, wifi was very good. They sell propane, small store, we had a back-in site since we were Passport America, but they have lots of pull throughs.
This is a very well kept park. They even sweep the small rocks every morning in between the sites. Just be careful of the bathroom key nazis.