RV Day #13: Time to move from Quail Ridge RV Park to Monte Vista RV Resort. We’re looking forward to exploring the Apache Trail, Superstition Mountain, Canyon Lake and Old Town Scottsdale while in the area. "Monte Vista Village RV Resort is a beautiful desert resort in Arizona, located on 80 acres of land with 832 homesites... with the perfect playground for activities."
Depart: Nov.21 (heading to Tucson, AZ)
• Apache Trail
• Superstition Mountain
• Canyon Lake
• Old Town Scottsdale
Monte Vista RV Resort
Address: 8865 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa, AZ 85209
Forecast: 52°F – 73°F
~94 miles from Mayer, AZ to Mesa, AZ
Perfect location of our home for the next 5 days. Close to the entrance/exit and the main facilities -- the clubhouse, pool and whirlpool, laundry room, tennis courts...
Such a nice service to have an escort take us to our RV spot. This place is huge and the RV spots are situated in-between homesites of those who are here full-time and part-time. The community is like taking a step back into Pleasantville.
Love having a smaller RV (29-ft) when you're given a spot with so much space! Gravel section for the RV and the cemented drive through for your towed vehicle -- Site #538 on 5th Ave.
✓ Escort to your RV spot
✓ Jacuzzi, Tennis & Shuffle Board
✓ Laundry, Showers, Clubhouse
✓ Billiards and classes...
Heated jacuzzi with waterfall...
You know something popular is going on when you see the back rack full... from bingo, live entertainment and food events.
Bring your own dishes and utensils to enjoy:
#1) $10 Steak Fry
#2) $3.00 Pancake Breakfast
Only a few negatives for Monte Vista RV Resort.
#1 -- Having to wear name tags anywhere on the resort. I guess they've had non-community / non-guests use their facilities in the past. I would've minded so much if the name tags were stickers, a lanyard, magnetic tags or maybe just a bracelet. Instead, they were the cheap plastic name pins that put holes in your clothes.
#2 -- For Internet, you had to get yourself to their clubhouse. It was a really nice clubhouse with big screen TVs, puzzles, couches, tables and chairs and a big book library but my preference would always be to connect from the RV. Once 3-4 other people are at the clubhouse all using Wifi, then the connection would slow down like dial up. It'd be nice if they mentioned services to pay for reliable Wifi for RVers (i.e. Camplink.net which other RV Park Owners have used.)
I did like that the car has a parking permit you hang on the rearview that way the person working at the security gate can easily identify you and wave you in. Very efficient.
Enjoying an evening with our makeshift drive-in to enjoy "42" (The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey. –IMDB.com)