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Old 08-17-2013, 08:06 PM   #1
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resorts in california

Hello. Coulpe of new bees. 55 plus. Just. Thinking of going to california this winter 3-4 months. Wastold palm desert was nice. We like to golf a bit. Keep active . Is california expensive.

Any comments ,suggestions, examples we would appreciate. Looking for nice quieter resonable resort

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Old 08-17-2013, 08:11 PM   #2
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Yep Palm Desert is nice. California is pricy. I live here. Have been to Palm Spring and hope to travel south next year again.
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If you like golf you may want to visit Golden Village Palms in Hemet Ca. It is about 45 min west of Palm Springs. Have been there many times and there are lots of Canadians with park models there. Just over 1000 spots with beautiful grounds, buildings, 3 pools, 3 hot tubs, and in a nice little city/town. Big Box stores there and it is cheaper than here in Canada for food and booze. www.goldenvillagepalms.com
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:18 PM   #4
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Resort, California, Reasonable (Cheap) don't go together. Lots to choose from in Palm Desert area.
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:42 PM   #5
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Hi too all, thank you for your replies, you have given me a couple of good leads to follow up on and I very much appreciate it. Just a thought, reasonable doesn't always mean cheap.

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On the other side of the mountain from Palm Desert is Temecula. Really nice area with numerous wineries around. We stay at the Pechenga RV resort which is one of the nicest we've ever stayed at. There are also more remote style RV parks about 10-15 miles into the foothills that are quite nice.
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It's been many years since we've been there BUT, with that post! Pechenga was a beautiful resort and while you're there check out Thornton Winery... They used to have 5 star gourmet meals!!
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". We stay at the Pechenga RV resort which is one of the nicest we've ever stayed at."

Last time we were there, there was a no wash the RV policy. I was out washing the windshield, using none of their water, and security came up and said no washing of the RV. I said I was washing the windshield with my can of stuff and my paper towels. Told me to quit or they would ask me to leave the park for rules violation. Told him to pound sand as I was leaving anyway. I have no reason to go back.

Nice campground but a jerk guard ruined it for me.
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You mentioned expensive. Fuel cost and sales taxes. Highest in the nation. RV resorts are mostly average price...except close to tourist areas like Disneyland. Can get pricey.
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

The first winter we had our coach, we spent four months in Indio... which is a close neighbor of Palm Springs and Palm Desert. Beautiful area and weather all winter.

We decided to rent from a site owner at Outdoor Resorts so we had a great developed, private site including patio furniture (incl heater) and a full outdoor kitchen. The best part was that our patio was literally on the 17th tee of their private golf course.

Very nice but more than a bit pricey.

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".[B] I said I was washing the windshield with my can of stuff and my paper towels. Told me to quit or they would ask me to leave the park for rules violation. Told him to pound sand as I was leaving anyway. I have no reason to go back.
Sounds like a rookie employee that was poorly trained. I tend to agree with the no RV washing in most parks but certainly not using a bottle of windex and a squeegee on your windows! I've not ever had that issue at Pechenga.
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Sounds like a rookie employee that was poorly trained. I tend to agree with the no RV washing in most parks but certainly not using a bottle of windex and a squeegee on your windows! I've not ever had that issue at Pechenga.
With family in the area, we spend a lot of time at Pechanga. Have a month's reservation for December. Great park. Never had issues with using minimal amounts of water to keep rig clean. You'll find Temecula much much nicer than Hemet. I would recommend reservations. Save a lot of money by using Passport America midweek.
Lots of good golf courses in the area. At what was March AFB's golf course near Moreno Valley they used to told the Bob Hope Classic. CrossCreek and Pala Mesa are my brother's favorites. The course at Pechqnga is reputed to be phenomenal, but I hear it's very expensive.
Temecula is the land of boutique wineries. South Coast is at least as good as the best Napa has. Just wish they had a better beer selection!
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My wife just suggested Bernardo Shores in the San Diego area. Lies between Imperial Beach & Coronado. Adults only park. After our month at Pechanga, we plan on staying at Bernardo Shores. And it has a putting green!
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Emerald Desert in Palm Desert is very pricey very nice.

The Sands at Desert Hot Springs has it's own public golf course. However the wind there made it so we did not enjoy our stay. Lots of folks like it though.

Pechanga in Temecula is a really nice park on a reservation(middle of suburbia). Casinos nearby but not intrusive to the RV park. Shuttle buses take you around the resort and casinos. Some nice shows,a golf course, gambling if you enjoy it, and surprisingly good restaurants when we were there. California is littered with golf courses of every description and taste.

Further west on the Coast is Chula Vista RV resort and Marina. Surrounded by a city park adjacent to a marina. We like it but some people complain that the surrounding neighborhood is kind of rough. We have stayed there many times, enjoyed ourselves with no problems what so ever. You can see Mexico from there which makes some people skittish.

Check out Mission Bay RV, never stayed there but lots of people comment on it.

Our current favorite digs when headed south is Santee Lakes RV in Santee California. Not all that expensive (cost is so relative to ones experience hard to say what is pricey for someone else). Look it up, we stayed there 2 months last year after one month in Desert Hot Springs. We will be back this year (baring a change of plans due to some illness in our sons family),
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