Top 10 Luxury RV Resorts
There are times when you just want to unplug, head off into the wilderness with your RV and your family and just be away from the world. If you’re boondocking on remote BLM land, you know the amenities are going to be sparse, and that’s OK! With the expectational off grid capabilities of the Bowlus Terra Firma and Endless Highways Edition, we’ve got you covered. But, then there are the other times – those times when you want the luxury camping experience to go beyond the front door of your travel trailer. Sometimes you want all the amenities a luxury RV park can offer, and we’ve got you covered there too. Check out this list of amenity packed RV resorts that we love.
What is a Luxury Camping Experience?
To some, luxury and camping seem like two words that should never be in the same sentence (clearly, they haven’t been in a Bowlus!). But there are a lot of really amazing luxury RV resorts that offer all of the amenities you’d expect to find at a five-star hotel. The only difference is that you bring your own room (and bathroom) with you.
We had a few parameters when we curated this list. First, any luxury RV resort you’ll see here has to accept travel trailers. There are a surprising number of high end RV resorts that only permit Class A and C motorhomes (they’re often called motorcoach resorts). Travel trailers, no matter how nice, need not apply. Since we love travel trailers, this was a no brainer.
We also considered the amenities you’d find at your campsite. Full hook-ups and spacious sites were a given. But we also looked for offerings like a supercharged wi-fi, paved and level campsites, patios with propane grills and gas fire pits, outdoor furniture, and special places for your pup. Though not every resort on the list has all these things, they are among the hallmarks of many.
The amenities of the resort at large were also a factor. Some of these perks vary based on where the resort is located, but here are a few of the things that caught our eye: resort-style swimming pools, workout rooms stocked with the latest fitness equipment, spa services, game rooms, and restaurants.
And speaking of activities, most luxury RV resorts will have a daily roster of fun things to do that are exclusively available to their guests. At minimum, the resorts will be located in areas where there’s plenty to do on your own. And that’s why the types of activities offered by the resort, or that are available nearby, were a consideration. And trust us, we’re talking about things like local winery excursions, not rowdy games of bingo (though if that’s what you’re into, no judgement here).
And without further ado, the list (in no particular order).
1. Moorings Oceanfront RV Resort, Maine
Moorings, which is located right on Penobscot Bay, offers oceanfront camping and spectacular views of the rugged Maine coast from every site. The resort has a private beach and they host a number of special events including a midsummer lobster fest. Located just an hour south of the stunning Acadia National Park, there are also several nearby lighthouses to check out. There are a few golf courses close by, as well as hiking and biking trails. If shopping and antiquing are your speed, you’ll want to hit the nearby coastal villages.
2. Petoskey RV Resort, Michigan
Located in the scenic northern part of Michigan’s lower peninsula is the Petoskey RV Resort. This pet friendly, gated resort has a fitness center, game room, library, and a hot tub. If you don’t want to make the short trip to nearby Lake Michigan’s sandy beaches, RVers can enjoy the spectacular swimming pool. The resort is near the heart of Michigan’s thriving wine country and isn’t too far from Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. You’ll also find a number of top rated restaurants in nearby Traverse City.
3. Normandy Farms, Foxboro, Massachusetts
Normandy Farms is located in between Boston and Cape Cod, adjacent to the Foxboro State Forest. This award winning luxury campground has fitness and business centers, and you can catch a yoga class in the creative arts center. You can even get a massage from a licensed massage therapist in the on-site wellness center. The resort also has luxurious pool facilities, tennis courts, disc golf, a bike park, and a snack bar. Normandy Farms has a 1.5 acre dog park with all the gear your pup needs to practice their agility skills, and an on-site kennel where your dog can camp out while you’re off exploring the area for the day.
4. Bluewater Key RV Resort, Florida
Bluewater Key, as the name suggests, is an exclusive RV resort located in the Florida Keys. The resort is known for its large, private RV sites with tiki huts and ample outdoor seating. The Bay-Front and Canal sites also have their own private docks for easy water access. The resort offers high-speed internet, HD cable, and a temperature controlled fresh-water pool. Take a short trip outside the resort to play a round of golf, visit Hemingway’s house, and soak up that Key West spirit.
5. Two Rivers Landing RV Resort, Tennessee
On the banks of the French Broad River, Two Rivers Landing calls itself a boutique RV resort. The grounds are impeccably landscaped, and all sites have a lush, natural privacy barrier, high-speed wi-fi, and free cable TV. There’s also a unique riverside pool. The resort is located just a short distance away from Great Smoky Mountain National Park and Gatlinburg. If you’re into country music, you’re only about thirty minutes away from Dollywood.
6. Stella Mare RV Resort, Texas
Stella Mare is a twenty-five acre RV resort located on Galveston Island. The all-inclusive resort offers free premium wi-fi, concrete pads on each site, and a heated swimming pool. There’s also a large splash pad for your little ones, a hot tub with ocean views, and two dog parks. With easy access to the beach, you can take a quick dip in Galveston Bay. The resort also features a tiki hut where live musicians amp up the fun.
7. Zion River Resort, Utah
Zion River Resort is located just a short distance away from Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. You can take the resort’s shuttle bus to Zion to kick off a myriad of outdoor adventures, including the perfect hike through the area’s famous red landscape. At the resort you can check out one of their educational programs about the area’s wildlife or Native American history, or you can linger in the heated swimming pool, relax at the spa, and make new friends in the community’s gazebo kitchen. There are even wine and cheese gatherings. Other amenities include a dog park, business center, and free high-speed internet.
8. Tiger Run Resort, Colorado
High up in the Rockies, located in the heart of Colorado ski country between Frisco and Breckenridge, is Tiger Run Resort. This impeccably maintained resort is a great place to kick off your outdoor adventures no matter the time of year. Each site has a concrete pad, grassy area, and a picnic table. To accommodate winter campers who want to hit the slopes at Vail or any of the other nearby ski slopes, each site has a heat probe in the water risers. Amenities include hot tubs, a fitness center, tennis courts and more. Because of the resort’s natural setting, don’t be surprised if you see a moose wandering by!
9. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina, California
If you’re looking for a five-star resort that’s as luxurious as your RV, then you should check out Newport Dunes. The resort offers beachfront sites, a beach area reserved for resort guests, hydrotherapy pools, private poolside cabanas, concierge services, and the largest inflatable water park in southern California. Located right in the heart of Newport Beach, you’ll have easy access to all the area’s festivals, watersports, and fine dining.
10. Sea Perch RV Resort, Oregon
Located in southern Oregon, right on the Pacific coast, you’ll find the Sea Perch RV Resort. Oceanfront sites have a patio that offers stunning sunset views. Take a stroll on Searose Beach or hang out at the Sea Perch Club House. The resort is close to many local attractions including the Oregon Coast Sand Dunes, the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, and the Oregon Coast Aquarium. The nearby town of Yachats is a shopper’s delight with art galleries, gift shops, and more. It’s also home to several amazing restaurants.