RV Park Review: Hallettsville RV Park
Even before we moved into the RV I knew that I wanted to keep an online log of all the RV parks we go to and what we think of each one. It’ll not only help us in deciding whether to use one again, but I hope it will also be useful to any other RVers who might be reading this blog. I got the idea from the blog Wheeling It and somewhat based it off of her RV park reviews.
The first RV park we stayed at after becoming full-timers was a hole-in-the-wall place called Hallettsville Mobile Home & RV Park. We stayed one night and into the next afternoon. I’m really bummed that I forgot to take photos before we left, but if we ever go back through (which isn’t too unlikely since we have other engagements that bring us down to that area on occasion) I’ll definitely take some and add them to this post.
All in all, we give Hallettsville Mobile Home & RV Park 3 out of 5 stars. Here are the pros and cons broken down:
- Big-Rig Friendly: Accommodated our 37′ rig fairly easily (there were some low-hanging branches we hit at the entrance)
- Pull-Through Slots
- Full hook-ups: Electrical, water, and dump
- Internet: The internet was better, and more reliable, than I expected. But then, I’ve heard plenty of horror stories about RV park internet.
- No-Fuss Check-in: The owners were very hands-off, and check-in was based of the old Honor System.
- Friendly Owners
- Convenient Location: IF you want to be in little ol’ Hallettsville, Texas. Which seems fairly unlikely.
- Lenient Check-Out Time: We weren’t ready to leave the park until after supper, so we called to make sure there wasn’t a strict check-out time (since we didn’t want to pay for a second night) and the owner was really lenient, which is definitely a pro in our book.
- Empty Slots:
- Run Down: The hook-ups are old, and some of the mobile homes look like they’ve been there for quite a long time, and they aren’t well kept.
- Not Pretty: Definitely don’t expect any great view at this place. It’s just not situated in a scenic location.
- Low-Hanging Branches: This may only be an issue for big rigs like ours, but we scraped branches on our way into the park, which obviously wasn’t ideal.
- No Facilities: If you’re needing to do laundry or take a shower, this is definitely not the place for you. They have a parking spot, but nothing else.
- No Amenities: Stay here if you just need a place to stay for the night, but don’t expect to be able to do anything special at the RV park itself.
- Lack Of Contact Information: I can’t even link to this RV Park because not only do they lack a website, they aren’t on Google or the local phone book. I’m not quite sure how they even stay in business in our high-tech society. We had to literally drive up to find out their prices.
- Slightly Pricey: Speaking about prices, the price was slightly higher than I would have expected to pay due to the location (no one knows about Hallettsville, Texas), lack of facilities, and condition. It was $25/night for our 37′ rig. Again, not super high, but just higher than I expected.
As you can see, this place has the bare necessities but not much more. If you’re in a bind and just need a place to sleep this place would certainly work.
I truly wish I could leave a better review because the owner was really friendly and non-intrusive, but the sad fact is that the place just wasn’t anything to write home to mother about. That being said, whenever we’re back in town we aren’t opposed to using it again.