Blake Ranch RV Park & Horse Motel
Ahhh. We love having an extra day at an RV park. It gives us a chance to do a little sightseeing, as well as get a break from the driving. Three nights would be awesome, but two is a definite plus.
Rod & I prefer camping in the woods, near a lake or river, or along the coast, usually in a state campground. When those aren't available, RV parks are our next choice. The fancier parks may have multiple pools and trash pick up, but they tend to be pricey, especially if we need to stay a couple of nights. As we've been traveling these past five weeks, we've discovered some very nice RV parks that offer many of the amenities we look for, while maintaining a sense of ruggedness. Blake Ranch RV Park and Horse Motel fits this description. It may not have a pool & spa or pickleball courts, but the owners are very friendly and helpful and the grounds are lovely. There's plenty of shade, the sites are level and well-spaced, and while it's close to I-10 for easy access, the road noise was not an issue. To some, it may look like a gravel parking lot, but we've stayed in many of those and this one is charming. If we're ever in the area again, we'll book more than just two nights!
It was such a nice, peaceful morning. I went for a little walk around the park and watched the sun come up over the hills. There were only a few RVs in the park and the folks near us were all friendly and we enjoyed chatting with them before heading out for the day.
We're the third from the left.
Two fenced dog areas so the dogs can play off-leash.
No crowds! This is definitely the
time of year to stay at this RV park.
After breakfast, we headed into Kingman via DW Ranch Road and Hualapai Mountain Road. When time allows, we prefer to get off of the major highways and find a pretty drive such as this one.
The Burma Shave signs cracked me up!
Willie Nelson's Electric-Powered Cart
(with an on-board wet bar)
Get your kicks, on Route 66.
Next stop, the Grand Canyon!