We spent 2 nights at Santa Fe Skies RV which means it was just a stop-over for us between Great Sand Dunes in Colorado and White Sands in New Mexico. While our stay was short, I was very impressed by the park, one of the most beautiful and well cared for I’d seen. We were less excited about the price, one of the most expensive we’ve stayed in. If you are looking for something upscale, this is a good pick.
- Pretty grounds including lots of art
- Friendly Staff
- Full hookups
- Nice Location
- Amazing clubhouse and bathrooms
- No Pool
- High Price
- Huge Speed Bumps
As we settled into our spot here, the first thing I noticed was that we were surrounded by very expensive motorhomes. Most places we go have a mix of the old and new as well as many different styles. This park was packed with gleaming diesel pushers. I immediately asked Trail (who does all our booking) how much this park was costing us. “It’s not cheap,” she replied. And it’s not. Because we arrived at the tail end of a balloon festival, our first night was $55 while the second was $46. After a Good Sams discount it averaged to $48 a night before taxes, and there were a fair bit of those.
Unlike some parks where we have paid a premium, it was clear the folks who owned this one put a lot of the money they made back into the park. Despite the arid desert landscape, they park has a lot of native plants on display and feels relatively lush. Every site has a concrete patio and furniture along with all the usual hook ups. Each appears to be custom landscaped with both plants and unique pieces of art. Every inch of the park was occupied by either attractive sculptures or well cared for antique cars and farm equipment.
The Clubhouse and bathrooms were likewise stunning, on par with what you might find at a nice hotel or resort. Both men’s and women’s bathrooms had a long row of modern showers, not to mention beautiful tile work and art on the walls. The clubhouse included a wonderful sitting room with fireplace, as well as a full kitchen, patio, and bar. We weren’t there long enough to take advantage but if we’d been staying a week I’d be in the sitting room and patio quite a lot. It’s just a really nice environment to hang out in.
Where this park is a bit weak compared to others in its price range is a lack of a pool or playground for kids. The place has something of an adult vibe to it, great for us, but I could see kids getting a big bored here on a long stay. One thing about the grounds that did bother us where the rather large speed bumps on the main drive. Our rig scraped them hard once coming in, and once going out. No real damage done as it was our hitch that made contact, but they were just too big for an RV park drive.
The location is very nice. The scenery is not spectacular but its back a fair bit from the road so it is quite and peaceful. That said, Santa Fe proper is not far off so there is plenty of shopping and some fantastic food within a short drive. We didn’t do a lot of exploring but it seemed like a great city and a place I’d love to come back to and spend some time. It’s no bargain, but I feel they are doing a good job providing value for the price they charge.