Alsation Golf and RV Resort, located in Castroville, Texas, is about thirty minutes from San Antonio and an hour to the wonderful towns in Texas Hill Country. Alsation RV Resort is Good Sam rated 10-10-10 Resort with a beautiful infinity pool, motorcoach casitas, spacious RV sites, plenty of amenities and a pristine 18 hole golf course. Come read why Alsation RV and Golf Resort is one of our favorite RV parks
Most times, we make our reservations at least three months in advance prior to our arrival. The office staff and reception are very cordial and accommodating to most requests. With a deposit, they assign our site on the phone.
They do have 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. Do know that they reserve the right to move reservations from their stated locations as deemed necessary by management to accommodate all guests.
To make phone reservations, you can reach them at 830-931-9190 during their office hours of Monday through Saturday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, closed for lunch and they reopen from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The office is also open on Sunday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Check here for their current rates.
We typically call the day of check-in to insure there will be someone to operate the security gate when we arrive.
Once we pulled through the gate, we parked our RV in front of the office. If it’s during office hours, we check-in inside the office. However, if it’s after-hours, there is a mailbox at the door that will have your packet and site assignment.
The RV resort management staff, Janet (office) and Mike (grounds and facilities) are exceptional and great assets to Alsation RV Resort. They are very friendly and super accommodating as are the other staff members.
The concrete roadways are wide and easily navigable. 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.
We fit nicely with a 42′ fifth wheel and Ram 3500 dually in the back-in interior preferred site. With our 25′ motorhome and Jeep, we fit nicely in their back-in exterior sites with room to spare.
The sites have manicured green grass with seasonal greenery and ornamental grasses in the utility islands. Each site has a nicely rounded patio with a cute little bistro table and two chairs.
18 HOLE GOLF COURSE
Though we’ve never used it, we can attest that is pristinely manicured. It has a fishing pond near the motorhome casitas. Off-sight, there is a club house and Julian’s club house restaurant a very short drive from Alsation RV Resort.
There here are nine luxury casitas that are designed specifically for Class A motorhomes or Class C motorhomes due to their pull-in layout. 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.
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, you’ll want to consider renting one for the month.
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 relaxing and uninterrupted hot soaks are just the ticket after a long day of sightseeing in San Antonio.
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! Just be aware, the management staff does not tend to it’s cleanliness regularly. Just bring a container of sanitary wipes to wipe down a table and chairs if you wish to relax or work up there.
Alsation RV Resort does have a small workout room located inside the office building. It 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.
Because the gym room is located inside the office building, it is only available for use during business hours. So, don’t count on early morning and after dinner workouts in their workout room.
The laundry is not centrally located within the RV resort. It’s on the far end of the resort grounds where the restrooms/bathhouse are located. It has a few washers and dryers. Only one person can be in the laundry room at a time. The machine prices are affordable and the facility is clean and tidy. One important note, don’t plan on washing your pet beds there. There’s a laundromat located in Castroville though.
RESTROOMS and BATH HOUSES
There are separate men’s and ladies’ rest rooms located in the office location, entrance hall to the rally room and in the bath house located at the far end of the Resort on either side of the laundry room.
Blogger’s Opinion: Each shower is separate with just a shower curtain. Since there were no shower stall doors to lock, I didn’t feel safe unless I locked the door. When someone would open the door to the restrooms, the shower curtain would oftentimes fly open. Also, there were no benches or chairs to sit on in the ladies room or showers.
There is extra parking for guests between the pavilion and first casita. However, you must notify the office staff of incoming guests before they arrive so they can make certain they can get through the gate.
There is no Activities Director nor are there any scheduled or organized events or activities other than those who are part of the rallies.
FREE CABLE TV and WIFI
Alsation RV Resort offers free cable tv. Just bring and hook up your own cable.
While the resort advertises free Wifi, we found it to be very spotty as some guests stream movies or game against resort’s policy. So, we rely solely on our own WiFi devices. 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 tower was overloaded. 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, be aware of rattlesnakes. There are signs alerting of rattlesnakes in the area. Keep an eye on your dogs (and yourself) on the outer grassy edges.
BLOGGERS NOTE: I can vouch that rattlesnakes are definitely there as we had a close and not-so-pleasant experience with one. BE ON THE LOOKOUT!!
Also at the end of the casitas is a small catch-and-release fishing pond. Swimming is not permitted. Children must be accompanied by an adult in the pond area.
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.
Our final review
Alsation RV Resort is one of our favorite RV resorts. We like it because it’s out of the hustle bustle of San Antonio to enjoy the quiet country but close enough to the city to enjoy sightseeing, events and festivals.
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, there’s a wonderful indoor and outdoor cafe that serves amazing lunches.
Alsation RV Resort is a beautiful resort with incredibly spacious paved sites, friendly staff and great relaxing ambiance.
Lastly, since you’re staying at Alsation RV Resort, we encourage you to visit the Historic Town of Castroville, Texas!
So, if you’re headed to San Antonio for the Rodeo, Fiesta or to enjoy the Riverwalk and sightsee, this is the best place to enjoy country RV life in a pristine park.