Having been knocked down really hard with severe bout of the flu and a heavy workload at the office as my time for retirement draws near, my online activities literally grounded to a halt. Sorry about that!
For my 61st birthday, we flew down to Vegas for a week. We stayed at the Aria resort (pictured above). As Canadians, we have to be very careful about how much time we spend in the United States. We are planning to be south for 6 months starting in November of this year. The maximum time we can spend in the United States is six months on a rolling basis. Which means no more time in the U.S. until we head down to Florida in November.
We have been planning our agenda for our first winter south. A few months in Florida followed by a few months in California. We were also thinking about spending a month in Las Vegas. Specifically at the Las Vegas Motorcoach Resort.
While we were in Las Vegas, we took a drive out to the LVM Resort and we were given a tour of the facility.
I was on the back of a golf cart so I did not have any opportunity to really frame the images but here are a few that should give you a bit of an idea about the resort itself.
This is the entry gate to the resort property.
LVM is on the small side at 41-acres. It is a Class A restricted park with sites that are 35′ by 80′ or larger. The gatehouse is staffed 24×7 and the clubhouse is well equipped with a concert hall, lounge and outdoor kitchen. There is also an onsite diner.
There were a variety of coaches in the park. I caught a few Prevost coaches like this one.
Each site offers some unique touches like this one with the Tiki huts.
The photo below would be a fairly typical site at the resort. Most of the pads are concrete. Most are back-ins. Purchase prices range from a low of $80,000 and most sites for sale seem to be around the $160 – 260k mark.
Rental rates off season could be up to $2,400 a month and closer to $2,700 in peak season. Discounts are available to Good Sam, FMCA, AAA and military.
LVM was not quite as nice as we expected. Sites were a bit narrow and the overall feel of the resort was closed-in and some of the sites did look a bit tired. The staff were accommodating and not as friendly as we have experienced in other Class A restricted parks.
The area of Las Vegas that LVM is situated is not particularly attractive although the resort itself was well appointed with numerous palm trees and flowers.
Despite those few concerns, if we did decide to come into Vegas, this would be our first choice of park for our coach.