Our stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort was short and mostly pleasant if a bit pricey. We did have some excitement on our last night as an extreme tornado warning was issued for the area and the map showed the RV park as right in the eye of the danger zone. Luckily, nothing more than a lot of lightning and rain came of it. (Note that my photos are all on an overcast day which doesn’t put the park in its best light.)
- Great clubhouse and play areas
- Small shower and bathroom stalls
- Higher than average price
Hill Country is a large park in a suburban setting. At least half the park is dedicated to cottages rather than RV lots and as a result, it caters a little more towards vacationing families than longer term RV residents. As a result, it doesn’t have a lot of community activities or culture. It is a park that is clearly making upgrades and you can find some parts that are shiny and new, while others are definitely showing their age. On the whole, it shows they care about keeping their park relevant and inviting but it does make for uneven quality at the moment.
The RV spots were a little on the small side for our rig and truck. We had to park our truck partly on our concrete patio in order avoid sticking out into the street. All in all, it was adequate but not ideal. The RVs were also packed in pretty close to one another, so on the whole, the park felt a little crowded. The utilities were all in good order and even fared pretty well through the nasty electrical storm that swept through with the tornado warning.
They have a really nice club room, as well as both an indoor and outdoor pool. Both appeared to be fairly modern and new. They also have a large fenced in yard with lots of playground equipment for kids. Their newest edition is a game room with billiards and video game cabinets. Unlike most of those I’ve seen at RV places, these were all in good working order. While it didn’t feel very resort like, their list of amenities and services is enough to qualify for the label.
The bathrooms, on the other hand, showed their age. They had that cinder block public facility vibe and the shower and toilet stalls were barely wide enough for me to stand or sit in. They were kept clean but the plumbing could have used some attention and overall I’d score them as adequate. Compared to the new parts of the park, they felt a disappointment. On the plus side, they made for a good storm shelter since they were sturdy structures with no windows.
The park’s location is decent. It has a nearby gas station and you can get to the city pretty quickly. They did a decent job having enough trees and greenery to keep the street noise down and afford a little privacy from surrounding businesses and residences. The price was a little steep for what I found to be an average quality park and I would not book here for a longer stay.