This previous weekend we went on such a enjoyable household journey. We rented a Class C RV via Outdoorsy and headed just a few hours east to dip our toe into the RV life. I’m going to share our full expertise with renting the RV, however first I assumed it could be useful to focus in on the place we stayed on this Carolina Pines RV Resort Overview.
We selected Carolina Pines as a result of it’s lower than 4 hours from Charlotte and was beneficial to us by a number of totally different pals. They described it as being a higher-end RV resort with a ton of child actions. Whereas ideally we’d like to strive some extra off the crushed path adventures, we knew for this trial journey we’d be staying put on the resort since we weren’t going to tow a automotive. This gave the impression of the right spot to spend a weekend.
Carolina Pines RV Resort is situated in Conway, SC, just a few miles inland from North Myrtle Seashore. When you’ve got a car, there may be a lot to do shut by, from purchasing, eating, Myrtle Seashore State Park, and extra. Since we stayed on website the entire time, this submit is concentrated solely on the resort expertise.
Methods to Keep at Carolina Pines
Our function was centered on attempting out the RV life, however Carolina Pines gives a hearty mixture of RV websites and cottages. RV websites begin out starting from $68 Normal RV website to $83 per night time for an elite again in website. All websites come full with full hookups for 30/50 amp electrical, water, sewer, cable and embrace free Wi-Fi. See all RV website choices right here.
We have been driving a 31′ Class C and rented the Elite Again-In Website which all have a big concrete pad that may accommodate RV’s as much as 40’. These websites additionally a big concrete patio with an upgraded outside furnishings bundle and a fireplace pit.
In addition they supply cottages, starting from $140-$200 an evening. They provide studios, one bed room, and two bed room cottages. See all cottage particulars right here.
There are such a lot of facilities supplied that you simply would possibly end up by no means leaving the resort, even you probably have the flexibility to take action. It reminded us of the enjoyable we had glamping at Jellystone Golden Valley!
They provide organized children actions like sports activities video games, trivia, and bingo. Dwell music, karaoke, dance events on the garden. Waterpark (opens Memorial Day Weekend), swimming pools (three are heated, together with one indoor pool), canine parks, fishing pond, playgrounds, sports activities courts, health amenities, billiard room. See full listing of facilities right here.
Toilet amenities and laundry are simply accessible, as there are a number of areas all through the property. In addition they supply a Normal Retailer that provides lots of useful gadgets you may need forgotten (like we forgot charcoal), in addition to espresso.
Further Bills to Finances For
There’s greater than sufficient to maintain you occupied with out added expense, however to get the complete expertise, it’s a good suggestion to funds for just a few of the premium choices.
We added a golf cart to our rental for $70 per day. It felt a bit of pricy, however it was a extremely handy and enjoyable strategy to scoot across the giant resort with ease. You may deliver your individual golf cart, however there’ll nonetheless be a price of $30 per day to take action.
Different pay-for additions to remember are:
- Mini Bowling – we LOVED this. To play, you load a card with credit and swipe your card to play. It finally ends up being roughly $5/particular person per sport. It’s 10 frames, identical to common bowling.
- The Arcade – I appreciated that the arcade was clear, well-lit, and all of the video games labored. Just like the bowling, you load a plastic card with credit and might earn tickets to show in for prizes. $30 price of credit saved the youngsters busy for a full hour.
- Restaurant – If you wish to take a while off of meals prep, there’s a full service restaurant, an informal snack and bar spot, and pool-side concessions.
A Few Shortcomings
The one factor that wasn’t a homerun for me was the meals. Nonetheless, nonetheless give them a strive as a result of we have been informed the meals was wonderful, so maybe we simply ordered incorrect. It was actually good to have a restaurant and snack choice for taking an evening off of cooking, and the workers was pleasant and sort, however we most well-liked sticking with making our personal.
Wifi was spotty. I feel it correlated with busy instances. Within the morning it labored nicely, however within the evenings, maybe when everybody had turned on a film for the night time, it was sluggish, bordering on non existent at instances.
Carolina Pines Overview: Total Impression & Last Ideas
For households, you possibly can’t beat a keep at Carolina Pines Resort. The workers was pleasant, the grounds all felt protected and have been immaculately maintained, and all of the facilities felt clear and nicely cared for. There’s a lot for youths of all ages to do and it’s good to provide the older children a bit of freedom. Our youngsters loved attending the Gaga Ball event and children’ trivia on their very own.
It’s very dog-friendly and each we encountered was respectful of one another, choosing up canine waste (there are just a few stations situated all through) and maintaining canines contained.
I used to be shocked at how peaceable it felt. We have been there within the off season (March) however have been nonetheless impressed that our late night walks and early morning walks have been quiet. Individuals could be arrange by their fires, however it by no means felt noisy or chaotic. Simply pleasant waves and quiet dialog.
Convey child bikes. I’m so glad we bought this tip, and would have introduced all our bikes if we may have made them match. The youngsters liked the liberty of exploring on their bikes, taking them to satisfy up with newly made pals, and even taking them right down to the bogs.
If there may be something I missed on this Carolina Pines assessment, please ask! Kaitlyn is already asking if we are able to return when the waterpark is open, and all of us had a soothing and pleasing weekend. If there’s a RV park that you simply advocate, please let me know. I’d like to make an inventory of locations to go to as we ponder extra RV journey sooner or later.