- Excellent price for a full resort park
- 30 and 50 amp hookup, water, and sewage
- Great pool and Clubhouse
- Lots of events all week long
- Large spaces with concrete patios
- Wireless internet works great at clubhouse
- Good central location
- Fantastic amenities all around including professional pickle ball courts and pool tables
- Wireless didn’t work well at our parking space
- Limited pull through spaces
- Gravel spaces for RV and tow vehicle parking
We’ve both been eager to head to Grand Canyon national park but the weather there has been pretty cold of late, dropping down below freezing at night which leads to hefty propane bills and other costly perils. To bide our time we decided to spend a while south of Phoenix in a town called Casa Grande. Partly we are here to check out local attractions, and partly to spend some down time working on our business and finances.
I thought the name of the resort a bit ironic until I realized that was the name of the town which in turn was named after the nearby Casa Grande national monument. Despite the small homes, it shelters the name is apt in that as a whole it is a pretty grand resort both in terms of size and quality of its amenities. It underwent extensive renovation in 2012 and boasts impressive facilities.
The pool is far and away the best we have encountered with two mid-sized outside pools and a very large hot tub along with lots of comfy lounge chairs and an outdoor cooking station on the patio. The pools are clean, well maintained and kept at very comfy temperatures. One is equipped with a volleyball net and there is a closet of pool floats, balls and the like. We’ve been spending most of our evenings tubing and swimming while we have been here.
There is also a large table and parlor games hall with a dozen well-maintained pool tables as well as darts, ping-pong and more. There is also a dedicated card room, library, computer lounge and probably a few other places I haven’t been yet. Outside there are some professional quality pickleball courts with nighttime lights as well as shuffleboard and the staple of all RV parks, horseshoe pits.
There is an 80+ person clubhouse hall where they host events like bingo, potlucks, and seasonal events as well as free waffles in the morning and special meal events throughout the week. Next to it is a big screen TV room with a comfy couch and a public computer station and printer connected to the internet for guests to use.
Speaking of the internet; it’s not perfect but the wireless is better than most. It doesn’t quite reach our trailer, but since there are plenty of public spaces with power outlets we have been able to work effectively here by camping out at the dining hall, library or even poolside. Trail has already done a bit of troubleshooting for one of the residents having issues with his iPad.
While the price is a little higher than we sometimes shoot for but considering what they offer it’s a great deal, well worth what they charge. The laundry machines are a tad expensive here but it’s nothing outrageous and the equipment is in great shape. They even have amenities like a large scale water purifier/dispenser that gives you a gallon of water for a quarter which is a big money saver vs buying bottled water.
All in all a great stay and very highly recommended by Trail and Hitch!