Alsation RV Resort: Stay & Golf San Antonio, Texas (Campground Review)

Alsation Golf and RV Resort, located in Castroville, Texas, is just that place! Situated in Texas Hill Country, this Good Sam rated 10-10-10 RV Resort doesn’t disappoint! Come see why Alsation RV and Golf Resort is one of our favorite RV parks, not only in Texas, but all around! And, guess what? It’s not because of the golf!

Cover Photo: Alsation RV Resort – Photo by Oscar Williams 2019

As full-time RVers, finding an RV park with great amenities and near awesome sightseeing locations can sometimes be a daunting task. But when we happened upon Alsation RV Resort, we were pleasantly surprised at how clean and classy this higher-end park is. Just thirty minutes outside of San Antonio, Texas is a cool destination to park your RV, take in a round of golf by day and soak in the hot tub at night. 

Though this article is a Campground Review, let’s just say this isn’t your run of the mill family campground in the woods. 

 

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Alsation RV Resort (and Golf too!)

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Reservations

Alsation RV Resort’s has the option of making your reservations online however, we found calling them is much easier. Reservations for specific RV sites are never guaranteed however, the staff at Alsatian RV Resort tries to accommodate most requests. 

If you are not ready to make a reservation but have questions or just need to inquire about availability,  please give them a call.  Click here to review their 2021 Alsatian Resort Guest Guide. 

Be aware though, reservations for specific RV sites are never guaranteed. Alsatian RV Resort reserves the right to move reservations from their stated locations as deemed necessary by management to accommodate all guests.

Alsation RV Resort Site Map

Check In

It would be essential for you to call the day of check-in to insure there will be someone to operate the security gate when you arrive.

Once you pull through the gate, park your RV in front of the office. If it’s during office hours, you check in with the office staff. However, if it’s after-hours, your information packet and site assignment will be in the mailbox outside the door.

The RV resort staff managers, Janet (office) and Mike (grounds and facilities) are exceptional and great to get information about the golf course, nearby restaurant and any sightseeing information you may want to inquire about.

Alsation RV Resort RV Sites

Alsation RV Resort Sites

The concrete roadways are wide and very easy to navigate. There are no obstacles that make backing in or pull-throughs difficult. There are 60 big rig  30/50 amp RV sites. All sites are paved, level, spacious and staggered.

In fact, both, our former 44′ fifth wheel toy hauler and 42′ fifth wheel and our Ram 3500 long-bed dual  wheel truck fit perfectly in the pull-through sites with room to spare. Our 25′ motorhome and Jeep fit nicely in their back-in exterior sites. Also, with room to spare.

The sites have manicured green grass with seasonal greenery and ornamental grasses in the utility islands between sites. Each site has a rounded half-circle concrete patio. Your site is also equipped with a small bistro table and two chairs.

Alsation RV Resort Amenities

OFFICE

Alsation RV Resort has a beautiful office area to check in. But also, they offer comfortable seating to gather with your friends to get out of the heat, cold or rain. There’s also tables and chairs to play games, have coffee or work on your laptop. The office also has a take-a-book-leave-a-book library. They also have games and jigsaw puzzles guests can borrow and return when finished.

Also in the office is a very small store to buy Alsation swag and apparel as well as I noticed they had laundry single wash detergents for purchase.

Golfers and Golf Carts

18 HOLE GOLF COURSE

Though we’ve never used it to play golf, we can attest their 18 hole golf course is pristinely manicured because we walked it during off hours. The 156 acre grounds has a fishing pond near the motorhome casitas. And, there is a walking trail however, I’m my opinion, I would stay clear of as you’ll notice a sign warning of rattlesnakes. And YES, they are there (personal experience!).

Oh, and yes, golf carts are welcome at Alsation. However, only adults may operate them.

Alsation RV Resort - Casita

CASITAS

There here are 9 luxury casitas that are designed specifically for pull-in motorhomes only. Each casita is a small private building with a shower, sink vanity, and commode. They also have a closet and room to store your bicycles and golf clubs. However, there is no sitting area or sleeping area inside the casita which we thought was a bit odd.

However, each casita has its’ own beautiful covered patio with outdoor kitchen with granite countertops and sink, grill and outdoor dining set that looks out to the golf course.

Be aware though, the casita sites rent for much more than the regular RV sites. But if money is no object and you want to expand your RV site amenities (again, motorhomes only), you’ll want to consider renting one for the month.

CABINS

If you don’t come with your RV, you can rent one of their two cabins. Each cabin includes a queen-size bed, bathroom, closet, microwave, mini fridge, coffee maker and TV. They located on the far corner adjacent to the casitas.

Alsation RV Resort Pool
Photo by Alsation RV Resort

INFINITY POOL and HOT TUB

Alsation RV Resort has an amazing infinity pool that looks out to the 18 hole golf course. The pool patio is spacious with lots of tables, chairs and loungers. Do know though, the pool is not heated.

However, one of the big draws for us is Alsation RV Resort’s hot tub. What we love about it is that no children under the age of 16 are permitted (by law) to use it; even with parents. So, late night uninterrupted, relaxing hot soaks are just the ticket after a long day of sightseeing in San Antonio or that golf game that stretched those muscles a bit too much.

EVENT PAVILION

There is a spacious pavilion with patio furniture to relax in or take your laptop to work while enjoying the gorgeous view of the golf course. It’s a perfect outdoor venue for RV rallies, group yoga or aerobics. However, birds take refuge under the rafters and make a mess on the furniture, tables and concrete floor. Just bring a container of sanitary wipes to wipe down a table and chairs if you wish to relax or work up there.

RV Park Gym

WORKOUT ROOM

Alsation RV Resort has a small workout room located inside the office building. It only has a treadmill, elliptical and a universal weight machine. The window looks out over the pool and patio as well as the golf course. There also is a television to distract you during your workout.

However, due to the fitness room being located inside the office building, it is only available for use during business hours. So, don’t count on early morning or after dinner workouts. They also close it during their lunch hour.

LAUNDRY

The laundry is not centrally located within the RV resort. It’s on the far end of the resort grounds in the same building as the restrooms/bathhouse are located. It has a few washers and dryers. However, the laundry room is very small. The machine prices are affordable and the facility is clean and tidy. One important note, pet bed washing is prohibited (I can’t blame them). That said, there is a laundromat located in downtown Castroville.

RESTROOMS and BATH HOUSES

There are three sets of separate mens’ and ladies’ rest rooms. One is located on the same floor as the office. The second is in the lower pool level in the entrance hallway leading to the rally room. And, the third set of rest rooms is in the bath house located at the far end of the Resort on either side of the laundry room. All of which are almost spotless and tidy.

Each shower stall is separate but with just a flimsy shower curtain. There were no benches or chairs to sit on in the ladies room or showers. When someone would open the door to the rest rooms from outside, the shower curtain would fly open exposing to whomever was coming in as well as who may be standing outside the door. 

Since there are no shower stall doors to lock, I personally didn’t feel comfortable and safe. I did bring both of these issues to management’s attention but apparently very few use the showers. So, I got the feeling it fell on deaf ears. So, I would lock the door to the entire rest room until I was finished showering. I realize that may not be the appropriate thing to do as far as the RV resort furnishings, it definitely was a safety issue that I wasn’t willing to forgo.

GUESTS and GUEST PARKING

If you’re staying at Alsation RV Resort, you are allowed to receive guests. However, you must notify the office staff of incoming guests before they arrive so they can make certain they can get through the gate. You’ll need to make arrangements for after hours guests with management.

Guest will not be able to park at your site. But, there is ample parking for guests between the pavilion and first casita.

ACTIVITIES

Since there is no Activities Director, there are no organized or scheduled events or activities other than those who are part of the RV rallies.

Also, Alsation RV Resort is geared more towards adults and golf. There are no playgrounds or specific areas for children to play. That said, families are welcome but know that children must have an adult with them at all times.

FREE CABLE TV and WIFI

Alsation RV Resort offers free cable television hookup at the electric pedestal. You will have to bring and hook up your own cable.

While the Alsation does advertise free Wifi, appreciate that it’s nothing spectacular. We found it to be very spotty. Streaming movies or games is strictly against the Resort’s policy.

If you need good WiFi to work, you can take your own cable to the office and work at the tables during operating hours only.

In our RV, we rely on our own WiFi devices to work and stream. On a good note, there is a cell tower right near the RV resort. The signals are okay outside of times of the rodeo, Fiesta and other big events in San Antonio.

Blogger’s Note: The WiFi signal during our COVID 19 stay was horrible! (March-May 2020) The cell tower was overloaded due to so many being home, working and schooling from home. I had to set my alarm to work in the early morning hours.

DOG PARK AND PICNIC AREA

At the far end of the casita sites, there’s a path that leads to the unfenced dog park and picnic area. There are two or three picnic tables to sit or for a picnic. Though the grounds staff mows it regularly, there is a sign warning of rattlesnakes; especially in the warmer months. I recommend keeping your pets on a short leash and away from outer grassy edges.

FISHING POND

Also at the end of the casitas is a small catch-and-release fishing pond. Oftentimes, the pond’s water table will be lower than normal. Swimming is not permitted. And, all children must be accompanied by an adult in the pond area at all times.

OFF SITE RESTAURANT & CLUB HOUSE

Off-sight, Alsation Golf Club has a nice venue to enjoy cocktails and happy hour and Pro Shop. Also, Julianna’s unique dining restaurant is in the same building with an outdoor patio. I loved their artisan pizza! It’s just a very short drive or bike ride from Alsation RV Resort. Be aware though, there are no sidewalks to the restaurant or club house. Those who use the road regularly drive rather fast.

Outside of Alsation RV Resort

While we stay there, we love taking the half hour drive to San Antonio to the Alamo, Buckhorn and Texas Ranger Museum, the Pearl District, Missions Trails, as well as tons of cool eats throughout the city and stroll on the scenic River Walk.

It’s also located in historic Castroville, Texas. Don’t forget to check out their farmer’s market and strolling the historic buildings of Alsace. We love going to the Magnolia Filling Station for coffee and free WiFi. Behind the Magnolia Filling Station, the Castroville Cafe is a wonderful lunch venue that offers quaint indoor and outdoor porch and patio seating.

There is a Walmart on the edge of town to pick up groceries and necessities. There’s also an HEB Plus (grocery) and Walmart in Divine, Texas about 20 miles from Castroville (nice country drive).

To get a good look at Alsation RV & Golf Resort and all of its’ amenities and park structure, check out our video!

 

Our final review of Alsation RV Resort

As you can see, Alsation RV Resort is one of our favorite RV resorts because, seemingly it’s geared more towards adults. We also like it because it’s away from the hustle bustle of the city life in san Antonio. It’s nice to enjoy the quiet country setting yet close enough to San Antonio to go sightseeing, attend events and let loose at the city’s many festivals.

Alsation RV Resort is a beautiful resort with incredibly friendly staff and great relaxing ambiance.

Don’t forget to check out:

Castroville, Texas – Texas Small Town with a Big Heart

7 Friendliest Places to Visit in Texas Hill Country

First Time Visitor’s Guide to Fredericksburg, Texas

 

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