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Date of Stay:
July, 2015 -
We made reservations and when we did that staff was very helpful and efficient in getting this done for us. The staff also was great about welcoming us in the morning (we arrived after hours).
Even though we arrived late at night towing a big dolly and vehicle (our total length was 70'), we were greeted by new owner. The owner happily led us to our campsite. Our site had 1 tree on it and we were lucky enough to get a site with a casita type structure that gave us a second tree, fenced grass area and was the perfect place for me to put our chairs. The owner also stayed and helped us get settled in and told us that is we needed anything at all to let him know.
The sites are very large level sites and most are pull-through sites. Easy hook ups and located in a great place. There is a great pet area that is fenced and has a couple of benches for us owners to sit on. Pet area is very convenient and clean. If you're traveling with horses they have some corrals too.
The pool is extremely clean as are the grounds here. They also sell propane here as well.
There is a beautiful stocked fishing pond-catch and release fishing only. A perfect, serene and peaceful place to relax and detox after a long day of driving or fish for a bit. There is also a beautiful view of the mountains.
It's extremely quiet here, which is a great change from most RV parks. It's off the highway and down the road a little bit. I think we took exit 140A and drove past a glass station with a Wendy's. Turned left at the sign.
Van Horn RV park has daily, and monthly rates - possibly weekly (didn't ask about weekly). We are here on business and found their monthly rate very competitive, with a large site and all the amenities that they have. They also have a 24-hour laundry room, restrooms and I believe showers too. There is also a playground, tent area with picnic tables and small BBQ grills installed. We camped at Van Horn RV Park (formerly Van Horn KOA) in a Motorhome.
Dinner at El Capitan Hotel was wonderful!
Date of Stay:
June, 2015 -
Love the RV park. Cement pads that are level, grass areas with picnic tables. Easy pull-throughs, pool and playground if you have kids. Very friendly staff.
When we were there they had a power outage that was not their fault. It was due to construction next door to them. However, our neighbors knew we had left out dog inside the RV and went out for the day. When we got home and found the power out my DH went up to the office to find out what was going on and was told that it had only been out 10 minutes. Our neighbors told us they went up to the office over 2 hours prior to our return and told the office they could hear our dog and were concerned about our dog. They say they were told that pets are not the parks concern. While I understand that they do not want to be responsible they had our cell phone number and could have called to let us know that this unusual problem was happening. Luckily our dog is fine. We camped at Pony Express RV Resort in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay:
May, 2015 -
This RV park is mostly for people that want to stay longer term. Lots are larger with small rock and asphalt pads. Sewer hookups are different and on the wrong side of the RV sometimes.
There is about a lot of rules there and there are 2 that seem a bit extreme to us. One is that we had to weed our lots even though it cost us $485 a month. The other is that the RV's next to you can not hear noise from your area, which is difficult if your outside with friend BBQing. So this is not a place to stay if you like to have any social time with family or friends. Also electric is not included, and that is fine however out electric bill was really high and we were gone 2 weeks of each month. We were selling a house at the time and our 5 bedroom SB had a lower electric bill then the RV did. So not sure why that was. We camped at Woodside Manor in a Motorhome.
Bonney Lake is very close to several lakes and Mt. Rainier. I think most RV sites had a good view of Mt. Rainer as well. Many stores, restaurants and fast food places are near by as well.