Alsation RV Resort – Castroville, Texas

Alsation RV Resort located in Castroville, Texas is only about thirty minutes to San Antonio and an hour to the wonderful towns in Hill Country. Alsation is a Good Sam 10-10-10 Resort however, there are some things we loved about staying there and other things that need improvement. Come read why…

Campground/RV Park: Alsation RV & Golf Resort
Location: 1581 Co Rd 4516, Castroville, TX 78009
Phone:  (830) 931-9190
Date(s) Stayed: 11/1/15-2/29/15, 4/1/16-5/13/16, 3/18/17-4/18/18
Length of Stay: Varied
Site #: 209 & 204 & 210
Cost per night (with taxes): $630/month + Electricity
Discount Used:  Not with Monthly
Connections: 50 amp FHU’s

Stars:  3.75

 

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 Reservations

We made reservations about 6 months prior to our arrival. As always, the office staff is cordial and accommodating. We were assigned our site immediately with a deposit.

Checking In

Once we pulled through the gate, we parked our RV in front of the office. Checking in was easy and quick. Again, the office staff was super friendly and eager to get us checked in so we could enjoy our stay.

Parking and Our Site

The concrete roadways are wide and easily navigable. There are no obstacles that make parking 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 dually. The sites have manicured green grass with seasonal plants near the utilities. Each site has a nicely rounded patio with a cute little bistro table and two chairs.

Amenities

There are several amenities throughout the resort.

There are nine luxury casitas that are designed for Class A’s only because of the way they are designed (pull-in). They are only a small building with a shower/commode, and closet inside.  No bedroom.  However, each casita has its’ own covered patio and kitchen that looks out to the golf course.  Each comes with a grill.

Infinity Pool – The pool is a nice size and overlooks the golf course. The patio is spacious with lots of tables, chairs and loungers. The pool is not heated.

Large hot tub  – One of the draws for us is the hot tub however, sometimes its not hot enough and needs to be cleaned regularly. We found it cloudy with ‘floaties’.

Large Event Pavilion – It was absolutely beautiful however, management left the chairs and tables covered so we couldn’t use them on nice days.  Unfortunately, they have a bird problem which soils the patio furniture anyway.

18 Hole Golf Course – Never used it; no review. But, we heard it’s nice. There is a club house and small restaurant up the road before arriving at the resort.

Gym – The gym is nothing more than a small room consisting of a treadmill, eliptical and one 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. An average lady needed a stool to stand on to change the gear.

Because the gym room is located inside the office building, it was only available for use 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. during business hours.   We wanted to use it early mornings and after dinner but couldn’t.  It was locked when the employees went home for the day. 

On-site Laundry Facilities – The laundry is not centrally located. It’s on the far end of the resort grounds where the restrooms/bathhouse are located. Its very small and not really accommodating for the size of the resort. Only one person can be in the laundry room at a time.

NOTE: On our most recent visit, we noticed they put key code locks on the laundry room door as they were getting out-of-park people coming in to use the laundry. 

Restrooms – The park restrooms were clean however, they too are at the far end of the resort in the same building as the laundry room. Since there were no shower doors to lock, I didn’t feel safe unless I locked the door. When the door to the restrooms is opened each time, there was a bee-line view into the shower area.  There were no benches or chairs to sit on in the ladies room or showers.

Parking – Plenty! Guest parking lot is close to one side of the Resort near the pavilion and restaurant.

Activities – There really are none other than a holiday party.  They seriously need to hire an Activities Director.

Staff – The staff Janet and Mike are exceptional and do well with what they have to manage (except for the hot tub cleanliness and heat! They are friendly and helpful. There are others who also work the office and maintenance who we’ve found to be friendly and professional as well.

Free WiFi –  We rely solely on our own private WiFi so we are unable to give an assessment of their free WiFi. However, we’ve heard that its not reliable because everyone is using it.

Hiking Trail – The resort has a nice hiking trail on the far side of the golf course that you can walk to from the resort. Its a great place to walk the dogs or get some exercise but be wary of rattlesnakes and armadillos. We’ve seen both. We recommend walking dogs on a very short leash.

Our final review

Alsation RV Resort is one of our favorites. We like it because it’s far enough out of the city so we can enjoy the quiet country feel but close enough to San Antonio to enjoy the events and festivals. Its also located in Castroville which is a pleasant and quaint small historic town.

Our wishes for improvement are relocating the gym to a 24 hour usage, clean the hot tub regularly and turn up the heat. Also wish they could heat the pool so we can enjoy early morning or evening swims. And, if they could only install hard doors with locks on the shower rooms at the end of the RV resort.

All in all, its a beautiful facility with spacious sites, friendly staff and great ambiance. Of course, we’ll stay again hoping each time it will improve.

Since you’re staying at Alsation RV Resort, go visit the town…

Small Town in a Big State; Castroville Texas

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