No two RVers have the same needs. In fact, we know RV-goers are as diverse as they come. For some, a tranquil escape is the thing that hits the mark; for others, it’s a family-friendly location with plenty of amenities and easy access to local attractions.
Whether you’re looking for an RV resort to cater to all your needs, or an RV campground tucked into the mountains, there’s sure to be something for you. For the purposes of this article however, we’ve decided to focus first on RV resorts and where you can go in Oregon to really kick back, relax and enjoy an on-the-road pampered lifestyle.
Before we dig in, let’s review the difference between an RV resort, an RV park and an RV campground. While it’s true that you never quite know what you’re going to get at any facility, there are some things you can expect if you know a little more about how the company in question brands themselves.
The RV Resort
If the word resort is already filling your head with slow-motion videos of a lavish lifestyle, well, you’d be right. In comparison to other RV establishments, any place that labels itself an ”RV resort” is expected to have a number of facilities intended to make your life easier. This may include level parking spaces, laundry facilities, wireless internet access, a swimming pool, tennis courts, a gym, or a game room. You should also expect to have power hookups, and water and sewer hookups. An RV resort is definitely for you if you don’t like roughing it.
An RV park, on the other hand, is very much as the name suggests—a lot like a park. While amenities and facilities might not be what they often are at an RV Resort, the oftentimes secluded location could be more appealing for some. That said, these facilities are still supposed to give good parking access and be friendly to a number of different motorhome styles, including the very large ones. You can also generally rely on roads being paved, or at least well-maintained. This is a good choice if you want to take a road trip and escape but not be too far from a civilized system.
The RV Campground
Sites that bill themselves as RV campgrounds will be more familiar to those who have done a lot of tent camping. Unlike RV resorts, electricity, water and sewer hookups may or may not be available. And, unlike RV parks, level ground and the ability to accommodate larger motorhomes, might also be hit and miss. If you’re worried about heading into potentially unpaved territories, make sure to give the RV campground a call.
Five Top-Rated Oregon RV Resorts
Now you’ve got a good understanding of the difference between an RV resort, an RV park and an RV campground, let’s take a look at some of Oregon’s finest. We’ll begin with the resorts.
Seven Feathers RV Resort
Located near Canyonville at Exit 99 on the I5 Corridor.
If you’re looking for a luxury getaway, Seven Feathers RV Resort is a great option. This resort is located on 23 acres of manicured lawns in a quiet, pristine setting in Southern Oregon.
Here you’ll find a heated swimming pool, a hot tub, a fitness center, a barbecue pavilion, laundry facilities, family-style shower rooms and restrooms, a restaurant, a golf course, and yes, as the name suggests, the nearby Seven Feathers Casino. Access to the casino also means you’ll always have a great selection of events to choose from. In fact, Seven Feathers so wants to give you the best experience that you’ll even have a valet guide you to your site.
When you’re settled in, why not take a walk to the nearby market, or relax and watch something on the free cable they provide? If getting out is more your style, this RV resort even offers wine country trolley tours.
Both Yelp and TripAdvisor give this one 5 stars!
Learn more about Seven Feathers RV Resort on their website.
Premier RV Resort
Located just off Coburg Rd (near Eugene) on the I5 Corridor.
Premier RV Resort actually has multiple locations, including resorts in Redding, Lincoln City, Salem, Eugene, and Granite Lake. For the purposes of our investigation, we’ve picked the location nearest to us.
In terms of access to Eugene, you couldn’t really ask for a better setup, especially with the University of Oregon, Autzen Stadium and downtown Eugene being less than a 20-minute drive away.
The resort itself is large, spacious and clean, and views of the Coburg hills and the green farm lands that surround the resort make it an idyllic place to spend a few nights. It’s also within easy access of Eugene’s many bike trails.
Amenities include electricity, long pull-through and big-rig friendly sites, pond access, a fishing dock, satellite television, bathrooms and showers, laundry facilities, a gift shop, a fireplace lounge, a game room, heated swimming pool and spa, an exercise room, badminton, volleyball and basketball courts, free wireless internet, off-leash dog areas, a book library and even mini storage units! Both family-friendly and pet-friendly, it’s hard to go wrong with this one.
Learn more about Premier RV Resort on their website.
Winchester Bay RV Resort
Located in Winchester Bay
Location, location, location—right? Well you couldn’t ask for a better one. Located right on the Oregon Coast, this beautiful RV resort is the place to go for some of that fresh ocean air. And if you’re lucky, you might even get to watch seals playing in the bay.
Amenities include spacious sites, full hookups, wireless internet, showers, bathrooms, laundry facilities, and a clubroom. This facility does not have a pool. That said, do you really need one when you have beachfront access?
This is a central location for access to coastal activities. If you’re in the area for a while, be sure to check out some of the local cafes and taverns, the fish market, as well as the dunes where you can even use an ATV. However, don’t expect to be able to run the ATV on site; they don’t allow that. Be sure to check in early as the coastal location makes it a popular destination for RV-goers in the summer.
Learn more about Winchester Bay RV Resort on their website.
Crown Villa RV Resort
Located in Bend, Oregon
If a mountain getaway is more your style, Crown Villa RV Resort should definitely make your list. This luxury RV resort is located in southern Bend. The many pine trees throughout the resort give the facility a tranquil, forest-like feel, and the incredible number of facilities at your disposal mean you won’t have to go far for anything.
The resort includes large, level sites with full hookups, all of which are big-rig friendly. All sites also feature decorative paver bricks and include a bistro patio set. You’ll have plenty of your own space to sit outside and relax.
Amenities include wireless internet, cable television, a clubhouse, a jacuzzi spa, steam rooms, a fitness center, guest lounges, laundry facilities, restrooms and showers, a business center, a tennis/pickle ball court, an off-leash dog park, a concierge service, a large courtyard with gas fire cauldrons, shuffleboard, horse shoes, a pool table, pickle ball and even disc golf!
Better yet, you won’t be short of things to do as Crown Villa RV Resort is located near some of Oregon’s most popular attractions, including easy access to the mountains where you can ski, snowboard and snowshoe, partake in fine dining in Bend, fishing, museums, golf, rafting, music and many events.
Learn more about Crown Villa RV Resort on their website.
Mt Hood Village RV Resort
Located off Highway 26, in the foothills of the Mt Hood National Forest
When it comes to experience, Mt Hood Village RV Resort has you covered. Opened in 1984, this RV resort is well-known throughout the industry, and has received some of the highest ratings the industry allows.
Just outside Mt Hood Village, nestled between two rivers and with excellent access to the mountains, this is a good place for a romantic getaway, a retreat, or a family reunion.
The resort feature hundreds of RV sites, allowing you to take your pick and giving you a good chance of there being something available regardless of when you decide to travel.
Resort amenities include a clubhouse, a hot tub, RV storage, a store, laundry facilities, a playground, a ballroom/banquet hall, a business center, an indoor pool, volleyball, a game room, wireless internet, a fitness center, a restaurant, restroom and shower room facilities, a picnic and barbecue area, horseshoes, and a library.
The resort is also minutes away from a 27-hole golf course, hundreds of hiking and mountain-biking trails, world-class rock climbing, fishing, lakes and even the well-known Alpine Slide attraction. This is one of the few places you can go year-around to enjoy skiing and snowboarding. And, if festivals are something you enjoy, think about taking a trip that coincides with the Huckleberry Festival or the Salmon-Mushroom festival. It’s hard to go wrong with this one.
Learn more about Mt Hood Village RV Resort on their website.
What’s Your Favorite RV Resort?
In conclusion, we hope we’ve given you an idea of how diverse a selection of RV resorts you have at your disposal. Oregon really is one of the most beautiful places to spend time in the great outdoors. And, if you’re lucky enough to have an RV, you get to experience all of it in comfort! For More information check out part 2 of our blog.
We’d love to hear your thoughts as well. What’s your favorite RV resort in Oregon?