Campground/RV Park: Alsation RV & Golf Resort
If you visit the website, it shows photos of gorgeous grounds, sites and boasts of an onsite restaurant, golf course, spa services, casitas, pavilion, pool and hot tub. Its appeal to adults is what we were looking for wintering over. We were SO EXCITED that we found them; they advertised a winter special on one of the RVer facebook pages which enticed us to book with them.
Free WiFi?? WHAT WiFi??? Neither AT&T nor Verizon worked well there. What ‘free’ WiFi they boasted having, was almost nonexistent. When we left, they were supposedly working on it.
One of our pet peeves is lack of rule enforcement. Resort owner’s family and friends, employees’ and guests’ children riding their bikes and running between sites on the grass. This was supposed to be a respectable ‘Resort’, not a daycare or playground. Also, it stated as one of the rules that one had to be 16 to operate a golf cart however, one of the owner’s family’s kid (was about 10) was full throttle on their personal golf cart all hours of the days and nights; oftentimes going way too fast for conditions and resort speed limit without headlights. If there was a problem or issue, there was no one to report to or take care of them. We felt we were on our own. Too many lack of enforcement issues to list.
The Resort has a small room gym area consisting of a treadmill, eliptical and universal weight machine. There were very vague instructions for any of the machines; small pictures on the machine how to even use the intimidating sized universal weight machine. It was very limiting considering the size of machine. The average person would need a stool to stand on to change the gear. Because the gym room is located inside the building, it was only available for use 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. during business hours. We wanted to use it early mornings and couldn’t. It was locked when the employees went home for the day. Poorly located.
Guests for the most part cleaned up after their pets; always a few though who are careless. There is a dog walk area however, I’ve heard several dog owners don’t use it because its not mowed and there are snakes. Some honored the leash requirement, some didn’t. Some would leave their dogs unattended in their RV’s for the day barking. No one to report the nuisance to.
Landscaping…we realize we ‘wintered over’ during the winter months but they totally let the landscaping go; huge unsightly weeds took over the grounds between and around each site. Hopefully, the new maintenance person can get a hold of what was let go.
The trash dumpsters were not large enough for the amount of trash from 60 sites. They only scheduled once a week dumpster pickup. By the third day, the dumpsters were overflowing with trash. It was horribly unsightly and smelly. The second time we stayed, they arranged for biweekly pickup which was an improvement.
Would we stay here again? The price vs. the LACK OF services, accommodations and ‘resort type’ amenities will keep us away. It might ‘look’ like a ‘resort’ however, it didn’t have the reputation to boast the title of ‘resort’. It was merely a place to park our RV for the winter for an over inflated price ($610 + $100 electric approx). We feel like this is a ‘bait and switch’ operation. The management needs to seriously get on board and recognize this. Alsation RV Resort COULD BE a fantastic winter-over fun RESORT for RVers. Its a BEAUTIFUL facility but business side is ugly. However, through word of mouth of so many, it has a lot to be desired for them…or us…to return.