Bend, Oregon

Crown Villa RV ResortOther reviewers at

October, 2016

The Lowe’s overall rating (based on value for the money,
quality of amenities and utilities, site suitability and what
we believe other RV’ers in our situation would be looking
for) = 8 out of 10 stars

Very nice site in the trees with some space between the neighbors
Streets were wide, even with cars parked along both sides
Fairly small bathrooms, but they were plush and clean
Common shower area – I didn’t like this arrangement
The building complex contained the office, bathrooms, laundry room, lounge and indoor/outdoor hot tub
We don’t normally use hot tubs, but this one would have been OK. It was in a room that had open sides

Noise level and overall “feel” of the campground?
Some exterior traffic noise from the road out front.  An occasional train
went by as well, but not often.  This is definitely a resort, with a resort
price!  It’s in a nice treed location on the edge of this busy city.

Road and site access?
Interior roads were paved, and the sites consisted of pavers – only the
second time we’ve seen that.  Easy access into sites because of the wide
streets.  There were back-in and pull-through sites here.

Condition of sites?
The sites were plenty long and fairly wide – 23′ x 72′ according to their
website.  Cars were not allowed on the paver area and had to be parked on
the street, but there was plenty of room for them.  Spacing between sites
was fairly generous.  Most sites we saw were very close to level.  There
were mature trees scattered throughout the park which provided a lot of
shade and a nice environment.

Utilities offered and their quality?
The full hookup 50-amp power was strong, as was the water pressure.
Utilities were located at the rear of the site behind a nice block wall – very
tidy looking!  Cable was provided, which was good since there was no
satellite reception through the dense trees.  WiFi was offered, but we
didn’t get a chance to try it.  The Verizon signal was super-strong.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
A nice metal table with two chairs was provided, no fires allowed.

Bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
Beautiful bathrooms, although a bit small.  The two showers were
located in a common area separated by curtains.  Separate stalls would
have been better.  The laundry room was nice, with a lounge area and
several high-quality washers and dryers.

Pet friendly?
Lots of large grassy areas for walking doggies on-leash.  No dedicated
pet exercise area that I saw.

Bicycle/walking trails nearby?
No paths directly out of the park.  Very nice paths along the river only
a couple of miles away, but those had to be driven to.  The campground
was fairly large, and several people walked around it for their exercise
each day.

Groceries & other services nearby?
Lots of options here.  Bend is a large city with all kinds of shopping and
restaurants.  There were also some large RV dealers where I assume
services could be performed.

Bend is a large and very busy city, with lots of traffic – too much for us.
The campground was conveniently located to everything we wanted to
do, and we took several walks and hikes while here.  The paths at
Riverbend Park were particularly nice and we went there twice.  The
campground was beautiful, but expensive.  We were unable to get
reservations at other parks before coming here, but it might be a good
idea to check them out if cost is an issue.  But if you want to splurge and
hang out in a nice resort for a few days this is it!