Rancho Sedona – RV Park Review

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On our recent trip to Arizona, we left one of our other camps two days early, and decided to check out Sedona.  We were skeptical we would find a good park on short notice, but they had availability at Rancho Sedona, and we’re glad they did.  This place was AWESOME.

Even if you weren’t going to Sedona for the natural beauty of the surroundings there, you might be tempted to just go and hang out in this RV park.  It’s beautiful.  There are tall, mature trees covering the whole park, and a creek on one side that you can hear throughout.  The facilities are immaculate, and though we didn’t use the showers or laundry, they seemed quite clean.  They even bother to hide the trash receptacles.

IMG_6806They can try, but they can’t hide the trash from this guy!

The location is great, it’s just a half mile or so from “old town” Sedona, and a short hike further from that to the main shopping area.  We didn’t have any trouble with the trek, and actually appreciated the extra walking.  In fact, from the main part of town, you can look down and maybe spot your rig.  I thought they should install a zip line to get you back, but I guess there are some zoning problems to get around…


Where’s Das Bus?

I won’t review all the hiking and outdoor recreation opportunities there are in Sedona.  You can read about that elsewhere and they’re all right there at your doorstep.  But even in the park, we had no problem getting in some good workouts.  There is a grassy common area with some trees, and we had brought the TRX with us.  So we set up in the common area and got to work.  A number of folks stopped and chatted while we were working out.    But here’s a tip for you:  If you catch us working out in an RV park near you – join in!

There are a couple other things I should say about Rancho Sedona.  When you check in, they will give you a couple pages of rules.  Seriously.  Now, a lot of RVers I know will be put off by this, but it didn’t bother Stef and me.  We’re pretty respectful, and often times it just helps if everyone knows what to expect from each other.  So if you’re looking for someplace to “cut loose”, this probably isn’t the place to do it.

There is an “Adults Only” area, which we camped in – but it seemed that the “Adults” only referred to the residents of the RVs, and not the people riding bikes through the sites.   (FYI:  It wasn’t me.  I wasn’t riding bikes on this trip, and I mostly act like an adult.  Mostly.)

This was on the more expensive side of places we’ve stayed, but overall worth it.  One minor gripe was that they required everyone to have a sewer hose support – which they conveniently sold when you were checking in (grumble – I have one at home, but hadn’t brought it this trip because our RV is so dang small).

All in all, we were lucky to have such a spur-of-the-moment find, and would definitely recommend Rancho Sedona.


  • Fitness Opportunities - 100%
  • Facilities - 90%
  • Value - 90%
  • Total Score 93%

Pros: Great location – walking distance to town. Amazing tall trees over the whole park. Well-kept facilities, and nice common areas. Easy to get a workout in!

Cons: Not many! They run a tight ship though – so if your RV trips tend to get rowdy, this might not be for you.

James is a former rocket scientist, a USA Cycling coach, and lifelong fitness buff. When he's not driving the RV, or modifying the RV (or - that one time - doing both at once), you can find him racing bicycles, or building furniture, or making music. In his spare time, he works for a large IT company.

    2 thoughts on “Rancho Sedona – RV Park Review

    1. Mike Bucalo

      Hey Stef & James. We love you blogs and especially the rv park reviews.So, would it hurt much to ad the cost’s of these RV parks? We stayed at Disney’s Wilderness CG in Orlando in ’09, got stuck because of weather (tornado) an extra day, couldn’t leave. $200.I don’t think we’ll be back any time soon, nice park tho.
      Your site and in-sites are important to us, don’t change a thing.

      1. James - Post author

        Hi Mike – That doesn’t seem like too big of a deal. Sure. Going forward, we’ll be sure to mention the price we paid. We don’t usually get comped, but if that ever happens, I’ll call it out as well and mention the regular prices.
        But I’m flabbergasted! $200 a night? Insane! Did they detail your rig for that price?


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