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Old 07-13-2016, 06:59 PM   #1
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What makes it a resort?

Riddle me this Batman, what is the difference between a campground and a camping resort? We are out camping in Custer, SD at a great campground, but as we drive down the road we keep passing little places with a dozen back in sites, no grass, no trees, maybe a swing set, and stacked like sardines, but to read their sign at entrance they are a camping resort. Are there any standards for what's a resort? Maybe there should be.
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Riddle me this Batman, what is the difference between a campground and a camping resort? We are out camping in Custer, SD at a great campground, but as we drive down the road we keep passing little places with a dozen back in sites, no grass, no trees, maybe a swing set, and stacked like sardines, but to read their sign at entrance they are a camping resort. Are there any standards for what's a resort? Maybe there should be.
That's a good question. We were out there last summer and noticed the same thing. Sadly I don't have an answer. I sure hope you aren't staying at Custer's Gulch.
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Tiger Run RV Resort

Not sure of any specific definition or guidelines, but I (like many other forum members I'm sure) have stayed at places where the campground didn't quite measure up to their online pictures or description.

However I recently stayed at Tiger Run RV Resort near Breckenridge, CO. This facility is absolutely as nice and beautiful as their pictures depict. Tennis courts, indoor pool with 2 hot tubs, fitness room, paved streets, concrete pads for all sites, beautiful landscaping, very clean, etc. I absolutely consider this place an RV resort! It also has many homes interspersed with the RV sites, but they were all well-maintained and beautiful too. Would stay there again in a heartbeat!
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Its usually about $50 more haha... And you pay extra for kids and animals...

I always thought it was their way of drawing in a higher class of RV'ers with the name RESORT...

When we stay at the camp grounds with hookups we seldom go away from our designated camping spot...

We just sit around the patio and relax in the front of our fire pit... Usually too much foot traffic for us...

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Hi there Camping Couple. No, we are at Big Pines and love it here. It's more of a secluded place and no pool and only a small play area, but the sites are large and the owners are awesome. Not a lot for kids to do around here, but for us having deer in our site in the evening is much nicer. Just wish this was closer to home so we could come back.
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The term "resort" is abused a lot. I was just in NH at a large lake and taking note of places to rent on the lake... all of which were called a resort although some ranged from full amenities like pool and restaurant to other places that resembled plywood shacks next to a dumpster.
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If you like their amenities vs price, then it is a Resort for you.
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The sign is usually about the only difference...I use reviews, google maps and word of mouth for my choices.

Problem is that you have to enter both resort and campground to do a good search of an area to find them all.
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What makes a resort is a sign and a 25% increase in rates..
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What makes a resort is a sign and a 25% increase in rates..
Amazing that they would resort to such subterfuge.
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