We are almost finished with our 7-day stay at the Seaside Leisure Time Resort in Seaside, Oregon. It is a Thousand Trails Company resort. We are staying here with our Resorts of Distinction (ROD) membership. We had made reservations at this popular resort about 90 days ago. There is a 7-day stay limit for affiliate membership programs at this particular resort.
We stopped first at the sentry gate for check-in. It was a quick stop as they had everything in order. We were instructed to continue on and select our own site and then report back to them. One BIG condition (which had changed since our last visit) was that we had to stay on this South side of the resort with the 30 amp. spaces. It seems that the North side of the resort is only held for Thousand Trails members. OK, we’re still good with that. We quickly found that site #75 seemed perfect for us.
This South side actually had better sites, in our opinion, than the North side. Here on the South the spaces seemed further apart than on the North side.
South side row of RV’s…..
North side row of RV’s………
I did the usual walk-around at this resort campground. The South side and the North side are separated by a public road, but it has little traffic. If you want to go to the indoor pool…..that is on the North side.
There is also a Sand Dollar Cafe attached to the pool building where breakfast is served on Saturday and Sunday. There are long tables here and this is where they host bingo, games, and other social activities.
There is a family lounge area, library, and WiFi room on the North side. Restrooms and showers are in this area. A playground, horseshoe pits, volleyball and tennis courts are here as well.
Back on the South side you can find a large laundry room and equally nice restrooms and showers, that were very clean. On “our” South side is an Adult Lounge which was fairly small and not of much use from what I could see. There is also a nice playground for kids on the South side.
We are enjoying our time here at this resort campground. It is quiet and peaceful here and an easy 1.8 mile walk to the downtown “Turnaround” by the Prom in Seaside. We are far enough away from Highway 101 so that we do not hear any traffic noise.
Thousand Trails is using an interesting approach to try and attract new memberships. They have opened the resort up to the general public, I’m sure in hopes that folks will like it here and opt to purchase a membership. We saw the Park Ranger (that’s what staff are called) one day and I asked her what the daily rate was for the general public. On weekdays the daily rate is $62.00 and on weekends it is $67.00. That seems like a lot to me and she even said it with a straight face !! But here’s the real kicker…..even at those rates they CANNOT stay in the 50 amp. sites. They are stuck over in the 30 amp. sites on the South side. If I was paying $67.00 a day for a weekend stay I’d be pretty ticked off if I couldn’t stay with the 50 amp. service.
Even so, for our price of FREE upon check-in we’d certainly come here again. FREE is still a bargain no matter how you look at it.
Until next time……so long for now!