Hickory Ridge Golf and RV Resort is a nicely run operation that caters both to golfers and those simply visiting northwest New York. We used it as a staging grounds to visit Niagra Falls.
We Paid: $44 per night for 4 nights
Discounts Used: Good Sam Club
Address (GPS Link): 15870 Lynch Rd Holley NY 14470
Amenities List: Power, Water, Sewer, Camp Store, Rec Room, Pool, Wireless, Bathrooms, Showers, Golf Course, Restaurant, Bar, Fishing, Laundry
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
- Well Maintained
- Pretty lakeside location
- Limited Amenities for a “resort”
Trail and I enjoyed our stay at Hickory Ridge Golf & RV Resort. We had the good fortune to be parked right next to the main office where the store, laundry, and restrooms were located. All of these were nicely appointed, better than your average RV park. We were also close to the pool, but we didn’t partake. It was the sort that is too small and shallow for actual swimming, more just a place to cool off and splash about.
The RV park is divided up into two long strips on either side of the road. If you are not as lucky as we were, it’s a bit of a walk to get to the amenities the park offers. On the plus side, there is plenty of parking so you could just drive up. The scenic quality of most of the park is about average, trees, gravel, and lawns, but near the office, there is a modest-sized lake, fronted by a lush lawn that makes a great place to relax. You can go boating on the lake, or do some fishing, though, like the pool, it’s on the small side for serious recreation of either sort.
As it notes, the park is connected to a golf course, and that is where you will find food service as well as a bar and pro-shop. I can’t speak to the quality of the course, but we did order some bar food at their “snack shack” and found it to be surprisingly good. While technically, it has the bare minimums for a “resort” designation, it didn’t have much of a resort vibe to it. None the less, we liked it and while the price is high by our standards, for the region it is about on par.
The sites themselves were quite decent with good level gravel pads and sufficient room for big rigs. Overall, I give it a solid recommendation as a decent, if not spectacular place to stay.
Hitch, I really enjoy your posts, your writing is detailed,entertaining and efficiently delivered. You’ve covered a lot of road since wintering in Texas! I’d love to read your thoughts on what Airstream model and amenities are ideal for two people on the road nearly full time, still thinking that my wife and I will do this someday. Thanks! Robb
Thank you Robb. We have been moving along pretty quickly on our way north. I think we will definitely log more miles this year than last.
A lot depends on who you are and what you want to do. We ultimately went for the 30′ model with the idea that we would appreciate the extra space. The only downside has been that some national park camps can’t accommodate us at that size. If you have a 24′ or 25′ I think that opens up a much wider range of rustic campgrounds and is a little easier to maneuver. So in hindsight, we could go a little smaller than we did. We spend most of our time in the Galley and the Bedroom when we are inside. There is a couch area that we use only rarely which would be the element I’d sacrifice for a shorter trailer. The couch just isn’t as comfy as the bed is for relaxing and the galley table is better for working.
When we were at Airstream Headquarters recently we saw the new Tommy Bahama models. One of the larger ones had a feature we really liked. The galley table was against the back of the trailer, and it had a big hatch you could open, and then a screen that could be pulled down. This way you could sit at the kitchen table with a great open view of the wilds while keeping the bugs out. So I think if I were buying a new one today, I’d get the 27′ Tommy Bahama.