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Frequently, we take our Class B RV out into the middle of nowhere, and try to camp where we won’t see another soul.  We don’t typically camp alongside the big-rig RV-Park set.  It’s nothing personal, that’s just how we roll.

But recently, we were invited to stay at Golden Village Palms RV Resort in Hemet, California.  And after spending a few days there at what felt like a docked cruise ship, I’ll confess, I saw the attraction of the “RV Resort” lifestyle.  Have a look at this video and you’ll see what I mean:


We stayed at Golden Village Palms RV Resort in one of their “cottages”, but it felt like we were staying in a nice one-bedroom apartment.  While we were there, we had the opportunity to try out just about all of the amenities that their resort offered.

There were plenty of fitness opportunities.  They have a rather large gym, with a complete complement of weight training and cardiovascular machines, as well as free-weights.  All of the machines were in working order, and we didn’t slack at all on our fitness regimen.  But if you prefer to get your activity in the company of others, they have an impressive pickleball facility, as well as a fantastic shuffleboard pavilion.  They can also set you up with a round of golf through their golf center.

This is Southern California, so the weather was predictably nice (and hot, while we were there).  So outdoor recreation needs to be seasonably appropriate, but should also be available to you.  The resort is also within walking distance of a shopping center (with a Target) and several restaurants.

Over the years, I’ve learned to never even bother with trying the Wi-Fi at RV Parks.  I’d make an exception for this place.  I was able to work, remotely, using the included Wi-Fi at Golden Village Palms, and I experienced no issues or outages.  I work for a large IT company, so properly working Wi-Fi is a must, and this place didn’t disappoint.  Of course, we were there during the off season.  The Wi-Fi may be more congested during peak snowbird season, but I can’t say.

About the only negative I can think of for Golden Village Palms was that there were some ants that found their way into our cottage.  The management there is on top of this problem though, and will send someone to your site to spray for ants on request.

So – if you’re tired of roughing it, and you feel like pampering yourselves for a while, you’d do well to head to Hemet, California and check yourselves into Golden Village Palms RV Resort.  While we’re not exactly ready to give up boondocking, this place makes us think twice about it.


Golden Village Palms RV Resort did provide us complimentary accommodations.  But they didn’t request anything from us in return.  The review, and the video, are our own.