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Winter Holidays in an RV

Friday, December 20th, 2019

Spending the holidays in an RV is an open invitation to do whatever your heart desires. During the winter holidays, the options really are endless! Why not get the whole family on board and start a new stress-free holiday tradition! Load up the presents, candy canes, and twinkly lights, here are some road trip ideas for your winter holidays in an RV.

Visiting Family

Driveway Surfing: All the joy of visiting your family with the comfort of your own space to retreat to. Consequently, save money on hotels or hopping from guest room to guest room. Instead, enjoy the convenience of your RV while you driveway hop through the winter holidays.

Grand Canyon in RV
Photo Credit: xanterra

An Adventurous Holiday

Meet the whole family at the Grand Canyon. Escape the hustle and bustle of 1000s of tourists and the sweltering heat of Arizona’s summers. The whole family can stay at the year-round RV Park. Skip the stress of hosting the family and make memories that last a lifetime.

Christmas Spirit-Filled Holiday

Get in the holiday spirit with a month and a half of holiday cheer at Stone Mountain Christmas Festival! Enjoy holiday train rides, daily Christmas parades, nightly fireworks, and millions of dazzling lights!

A Sunny Holiday

Escape the holiday hustle and bustle and spend the days on the white sandy beaches of Pensacola Beach, Florida. With many RV Parks to choose from, enjoy miles of crystal clear empty beaches and getting a tan during Christmas Holidays!

Yosmite for winter holidays
Photo Credit: travelyosemite.com

A Peaceful Holiday

Sink into the peace and quiet of the season at Yosemite National Park. Sparkling snowflakes fall silently in this gorgeous National Park. Skip the crowds and enjoy a variety of winter activities. Spend some quality time in nature this holiday season.

Leavenworth, Washington
Photo Credit: Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce, Brian Munoz

A Bright Christmas

Leavenworth, Washington, a quaint Bavarian town that becomes a village of lights for Christmas. Experience over half a million lights in this magical Christmas display. Also, don’t miss the carolers, Santa, and a full Christmas festival the first three weekends of December.

The convenience of spending the holidays in an RV means endless possibilities. You can visit the family, start a new family tradition, choose a destination or maybe do them all! However you are hoping to spend your holidays, make memories that will last a lifetime, and have a happy, stress-free holiday in an RV.

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Best Ski Resorts to Stay in an RV this Winter

Monday, November 25th, 2019

Tis the season to put the skis in the RV, chase the snow, park and stay at these great ski resorts. Spend the days skiing, and the nights staying in their onsite RV lots! Enjoy waking up in a cozy RV and being first at the mountain in the morning! We have compiled a list of our favorite stay and ski resorts for the best RV ski resort holiday experience.

Ski Resort RV Camping
Photo Credit: Snow-online

Crystal Mountain Resort, Washington

This RV friendly ski resort is top of our list! Located in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest with breathtaking views of Mt. Rainier, get ready for an epic day of skiing! Crystal Mountain Resort is the largest ski resort in Washington State! Home to 2600 acres and over 50 named runs!

Park the RV at one of the 70 sites, about 35 sites have 50-amp hookups. The cost is $35 per night, except around Christmas when you have to purchase a 9-night block. The best part of setting up in the RV lot is the community of fellow skiers camping in their RV’s, a great way to meet new friends, throw some high fives and cheers to the day.

Stevens Pass, Washington

Part of the award-winning Cascade Loop Scenic Byway, the drive alone will be awe-inspiring. Park the RV at Stevens Pass Ski Resort for a few days of epic skiing. With family-friendly groomed runs to big mountain bowls and chutes, this resort offers fun for every skill level. Open from 9 am-10 pm ski long after the sun goes down, with their night skiing.

The best place to spend the night at Stevens Pass is in the RV lot. Offering 60 RV sites, with plugins and an easy online booking system. A reservation is a must to score these great spots! The fee is $44 dollars to be part of the fun RV village at the base of this great ski hill.

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows ski resort
Photo Credit: Alterra Mountain Company

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, California

A premier ski resort, with over 6000 skiable acres, accessed by 42 chair lifts, spread across 8 beautiful mountain peaks. The Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Ski Resort has the best skiing Lake Tahoe has to offer!  The most affordable way to stay in Tahoe is in an RV. The resort has limited RV parking on a first come first serve basis. Here there are literally no amenities, but the stay is free!!

Mount Baker Ski Area, Washington

The third highest mountain in Washington and known for its legendary snowfall. With accessible backcountry, and lots of natural terrain features Mt. Baker is a fun stop. Park the RV for free in select parking lots at Heather Meadows or White Salmon lots.

Willamette Pass Resort, Oregon

Willamette Pass: The first ten RVs to arrive get first dibs at electrical hookups. Otherwise, there is an overflow lot with no hookups. Stay for up to 7 days at $20 a night with hookups and only $10/night without. With big vertical, night skiing, and cross-country ski trails this hill is fun for everyone!

Visit ski resorts in rv
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Book your RV now for the most affordable and convenient way to chase the snow this winter. Ski trips don’t get better than sleeping right at the foot of the mountain! Ski and stay at these resorts and many more, for your epic winter ski holiday!

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Heading South for Warm Weather Camping

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Some people get the winter blues or February blahs, I always get itchy spring feet. I can’t wait to go camping and yet it’s still a bit cold in the north for me to brave the cool winter-moving-into-spring weather. Perhaps investing in some warmer winter sleep gear is needed, but sometimes heading out on the road for an adventure to warmer climates is what’s on the menu.

Understandably, warm-winter camping is found mainly in the southern side of the states. So treat yourself to some warm-winter camping and give yourself a thaw.

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’
Beaches, sunshine and fun times all along the 1100-mile-long coast of California. With so many options to camp where do you start? The first stop would be a book store to pick up this little gem: California Coastal Commission’s California Coastal Access Guide. “With up-to-date maps and information, it is an invaluable travel guide for all coastal visitors—beachgoers, hikers, campers, swimmers, divers, surfers, anglers, and boaters—detailing where to go, how to get there, and what facilities and environment to expect.” If you miss picking up the book, here are a few sites not to be missed:

Channel Islands National Park underwater shot

Channel Islands National Park or there are seven state parks between Gaviota and Point Mugu all just offshore from the glamour and glitz of Santa Barbara. Climate is mild year round and in the winter as many as 50,000 seals and sea lions can be viewed at protected breeding grounds. For more information: nps.gov/chis.

Leo Carillo State Beach

Leo Carillo State Beach is 25 miles up the coast from Santa Monica along highway 1 and offers 1.5 miles of beach, tide pools, caves and reefs to explore. Giant Sycamore trees line the stream-bottomed canyon and provide shade for the campground. For more information: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=616.

SOUTHERN GEMS

Camping on Cumberland Island National Seashore
Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia is only accessible by ferry but offers 17 miles of clean sand beaches, nearly 20,000 acres for exploring and features saltwater marshes, freshwater ponds, moss-covered forests and massive dunes. For more information: www.nps.gov/cuis.

The Natchez Trace Walking Trail, Mississippi/Tennessee

The Natchez Trace, Mississippi/Tennessee whose ancient game trail originally connected southern portions of the Mississippi River to central Tennessee salt licks. There are more than 400 miles of protected trail. There are no reservations and no fees to camp here. For more information: http://www.nps.gov/natr/index.htm

UTAH’S DIXIE

Snow Canyon State Park

Snow Canyon State Park named for pioneer Erastus Snow is a bit off the beaten path but well worth the travel to see the views. For more information: https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/snow-canyon/.

ATVing in Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is a bit higher in elevation, however, is well worth the cooler weather if you are an 4WD or ATV fanatic. And of course, the pink sand. For more information: https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/coral-pink/.

DESERT VISTAS

Boulder Bay, Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Arizona/Nevada. There are just so many options to choose from between Lake Mead and Lake Mohave but a favorite is Boulder Bay. Three of America’s four desert ecosystems — the Mojave, the Great Basin, and the Sonoran Desert — meet here. For more information: http://www.nps.gov/lake/index.htm.

Arial view of the Big Bend

Big Bend National Park, Texas is on the Mexican border, where Rio Grande makes its “big bend” and is well worth the effort to travel here to experience with 800,000 acres to explore. For more information: http://www.nps.gov/bibe/index.htm.

So get out there and explore the adventures of winter camping in an RV today.

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