This was, by far, one of the nicest commercial campgrounds we've stayed at. While it is pricey, the campground offers a lot for the cost.
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Overall Rating: 4.2/5
Price per night / Discounts: $50 / 10% Discount for AAA, SAMS, FMCA. 15% discount for Escapee members, weekly.
Campground website: The Villages RV Park at Turning Stone Casino
Our Site #: 513 FHU
Privacy Rating (how spacious and private do the sites feel):
4.5/5: Site spacing is variable depending on which loop you are in. There is decent site separation for just about all of them, but some are a bit better than others. There are plenty of trees throughout the campground and many of the sites back up to wooded areas, improving the situation greatly. We lucked out with no neighbor on one side for our entire visit, but even with neighbors on both sides, I think we would have been happy to sit outside and enjoy all the green.
Location Rating (accessibility to points of interest or to major highways):
4/5: For purposes of interesting things to do, the location is just so-so. You're kind of in the middle-of-nowhere New York. On the other hand, in the middle-of-nowhere New York, there aren't many good options for RV camping right off the highway, so this place fills a crucial need. The RV park is owned and operated by a rather large and modern casino. We did not visit, but I imagine it could provide entertainment for some folks and there is plenty to do at the park itself. It's a good spot to stop along I-90, and a good spot for some R&R, it's just not a place with access to a lot of sightseeing options.
Site Quality and Big Rig Accessibility Rating (utilities and accessibility of campground hook ups):
3.5/5: Our utilities worked well and were conveniently located, but our site was unlevel. We had to use quite a few blocks to get level, which is always a bummer when we're paying $50 per night at a private campground. Roads and turnarounds were wide and easy to navigate.
Technology and Customer Service Rating (online resources, reservations, campground wifi, and staff):
4/5: You have to call for reservations, but the process is easy enough. Front desk check in wasn't super friendly, but it was alright.
Overall Value Rating (the overall value of the campground; was it overpriced for what it was?):
5/5: As expensive as this place was, we found the price to be reasonable given how large, pretty, and well maintained the property was. We loved having a reasonable amount of space to spread out in, we made use of the pool and hot tub, and we enjoyed walking the various trails. We thought, overall, the campground was worth the price.
We were really impressed with this park, not just because it was operated by a casino, but because it was genuinely nice. Site spacing was really good with lots of greenery to add to the sense of privacy at the campsites. The property itself was very beautiful with rolling green lawns, ponds, nice walking trails, and pretty landscaping. Additionally, there is plenty to do with tennis courts, a volleyball court, playgrounds, and pools, all of which are well maintained.