When you enter Rustic Creek Ranch and observe the spacious green areas, the unique metal animal sculptures, and the landscaping you sense that you are in for a treat. Known as "the shining star of North Texas," Rustic Creek Ranch is well deserving of it's title - this is one outstanding RV park.
In 2010, Rustic Creek Ranch received the 2010 "Best Accomodations" award by the Texas Association of Campground Owners. In addition, Rustic Creek became part of Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park system.
Located on over 65 acres in the growing community of Burleson just 10 minutes from downtown Ft Worth, Rustic Creek Ranch is one of the best RV parks in Texas. In addition to over 240 RV sites, the Park has 37 very unique custom built luxury cabins that are perfect for a weekend or longer stay to explore and enjoy the local area.
Rustic Creek Ranch is very well maintained, restrooms and other facilities are spotless, and the service is second to none. The staff is dedicated, friendly, and out to make sure you have an enjoyable stay. When we stayed at the park, two out-of-state guests (one from California, the other from Pennsylvania) told us that they thought Rustic Creek was one of the best parks they had stayed in and that the staff was outstanding. After an hour meeting with park management and the owner, we left the meeting impressed with their commitment to excellence, service, and to ensuring a good guest experience. And they have some unbelievable future plans to make Rustic Creek Ranch (formally known as RV Ranch) a true destination resort and unique to north Texas - stay tuned!
The good news, bad news, is that Rustic Creek is located on the frontage road of I-35W which provides convenient and easy access to lots of fun things to see and do, but also results in some freeway noise. However, we stayed in a cabin close to the interstate and didn't hear any of the freeway noise. Rustic Creek Ranch is in a perfect location to explore Ft Worth, Arlington, Granbury, and Glen Rose and to take advantage of everything they have to offer - from the best amusement parks to fantastic zoos.
The original section of Rustic Creek Ranch is a fairly typical RV park with 184 sites that are a combination of back-in and pull through. What separates this section of Rustic Creek from other parks is the well shaded and maintained sites, the easy access to two pools and four unique group facilities which are available for reunions, rallies, and weddings. Each of the sites have a picnic table, full hook-ups, cable, and instant phone service. Stay in this section if you want shade.
The newer section of the park has 80 full hook-up pull through sites that have a unique and patent pending design that typifies managements philosophy of providing a unique guest experience. The V-Pod sites offer more grassy open spaces between the sites and share a covered picnic table. When you set up your lawn chairs in one of these uniquely designed sites, you don't feel as cramped and crowded as you would in most RV Parks. Each site has a concrete patio for your chairs and most have some colorful landscaping.
Big rigs and long trailers should not have any problem maneuvering throughout the park and all the streets are lighted. Common to all the RV sites are:
The V-pod sites are unique, innovative, and different, but you'll be amazed by the very cool cottages at Rustic Creek. Most RV parks are now adding cottages/cabins to their parks, which is fantastic because it means that all our kids, grand-kids, and friends without RVs can now join us without trying to cram into our motorhome! The majority of the RV park cabins that we have seen and stayed in are cookie cutter manufactured "park models," but that's not the case with the Rustic Creek Ranch Cottages. Some of what separates these luxury cottages from others include:
All of the above should get you excited about staying at Rustic Creek Ranch, but if not, here are some other things that we liked about this outstanding park:
Management has some very exciting future plans to keep this park as one of the best in Texas. In the immediate future all the roads will be paved, more cottages added, and a group area with a unique group facility, a cluster of cottages, and a private pool with a beach entry will be added. I can't wait to come back when some of the other cool future improvements are added which will make Rustic Creek Ranch a true destination resort! Rustic Creek has plans to continue investing in additional amenities over the next year, including a pedal kart track, arcade, and laser tag. A waterpark and sprayground are also expected to open by the summer of 2011. The park is also investing in inflatable climbing structures for children and is ramping up its slate of campground activities to include daily craft classes, family games, hayrides as well as rides on the park’s fire truck, which the park recently purchased.
We had a very enjoyable one night stay in one of the Rustic Creek Cottages. The cottage we stayed in got multiple "Wows" when we opened the door. The bed was truly very "fluffy" and comfortable, the fireplace would have been great if it wasn't 100 degrees, the free popcorn and peanuts were appreciated as a late night snack, and the jacuzzi tub helped get rid of some of the kinks from golf. Some of what we enjoyed during our brief stay included:
Rustic Creek Ranch is a perfect location to explore the area and within an easy hour drive you have tons of choices for fun things to see and do, some of which include:
Have fun and enjoy your stay!
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