Southern Comfort RV Resort Review & Rating
Southern Comfort RV Resort Overview:
Review of Southern Comfort RV Resort in Weslaco
Southern Comfort RV Resort in Weslaco is one of several Encore & Thousand Trails RV parks spread throughout Texas and one of the 10 Rio Grande Valley RV Resorts - here is a link to find their other Texas RV Parks.
Southern Comfort RV Resort has 493 sites and is very popular with winter Texans because of all the events, activities, and resort amenities within the Resort. The sites are a mixture of RV sites and Park Models for sale and rent.
The roads throughout the Resort are paved and lighted and the Resort is well maintained and manicured. Southern Comfort RV Resort is about a mile and a half from interstate 83, the main thoroughfare through the valley. Southern Comfort RV Resort is clean and well maintained
In the center of the park is the Rec Hall, pool, and all of the amenities, which are easy to walk to from anywhere in the park. Common mode of transportation is bikes and golf carts.
Part of what makes staying here fun is that the staff, residents, winter Texans, and visitors are very active, outgoing, and friendly.
Amenities and Fun Things To Do:
Southern Comfort RV Resort has a over 493 sites that are set up for mobile homes, park models, and RVs. The mobile homes are permanent residents as are some of the park models. And 4 of the park models are available for rent for a minimum of 3 months or longer. The rental park models are 1 bedroom with a hide-a-bed and are fully furnished with everything you need for an extended stay.
The 87 RV sites are spread throughout the park and mixed in and between park models. The RV sites are 34' wide and 43 feet long and include a cement parking and patio pad that is 12' wide by 24' long. RV's park on the grass next to the pad. All of the sites are full hook - water, cable, sewer, and 30/50 AMP service. The hook ups may require extensions because they are at the back of the site with water an electricc on the left of the site and sewer on the back right side - not real convenient. All of the sides are side by side with grass plus the cement pad and some will have a tall palm tree swaying in the breeze.
Visitors keep Southern Comfort very busy during the season with retirees and winter Texans seeking warm weather and fun thing to do, which are abundant in Southern Comfort. Some of the amenities at Southern Comfort include:
- pool and billiard tables, lighted shuffleboard courts, and golf driving nets
- fitness center
- heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi
- recreation center, clubhouse, library, computer room with internet, and mail room
- propane and RV storage facilities
- business center with fax and photocopy services
- restrooms and showers and a coin-op laundry
The pool tables and shuffleboard courts are keep busy with park tournaments as well as tournaments with other nearby parks. If all the games aren't enough to keep you busy, you'll find lots of events and activities (including a full time activities director) every day of the week. For example:
- live music and entertainment and dances
- golf outings and tournaments
- weekly dances
- Red Hat Society, Guided Tours, and Sightseeing Tours
- bingo, pot luck dinners, ice cream socials, card games, and more
- happy hours, dinners by State, luncheons, theme parties, and other special events
- arts & crafts, jam sessions, wood working and computer clubs
In the Rec Room they also serve breakfast and lunch. The park is always got something going on making it impossible to get boring during your stay. The guests and staff are very friendly and outgoing and encouraging you to participate.
Southern Comforts' next door neighbor is another Encore RV Resort, Country Sunshine RV Resort. During your stay you might check their list of events and activities for something that is of interest - there is a walkway between the two Resorts.
A Typical Texas Outsider Day:
We stayed at Southern Comfort RV Resort as a part of a trip to escape the north Texas cold weather and to play some golf. The Valley is home to some great courses and here is our list of the Rio Grande Valley's Best Golf Courses with contains a rating and review of each of the courses we've played.
Between rounds of golf, we enjoyed some live entertainment, a jam session, a game of shuffleboard, and some pool at the Resort. We hated to have to leave and start heading back toward Dallas.
Cool Nearby Activities:
One of the advantages of staying at Southern Comfort RV Resort is that they have enough activities and things to do to keep you busy every day from dawn to midnight.
But if you do need to escape the Resort, you'll find lots to see and do nearby from attractions to the beach to golf to museums and zoos. Here is a site that has a good list of what to do in the Rio Grande Valley.
If you like golf, there are lots of good options and choices - here is our list of the Best Rio Grande Valley Golf Courses and our rating and reviews of the courses we have played.
If you like the beach, you're not that far from South Padre Island and all it has to offer. Check our list of things to do in South Padre - horseback riding, fishing, ATVs, parasailing, pirate ship cruise, and more.
Here is a link to our South Padre Island Winter Vacation article that is loaded with stuff to see and do in South Padre Island.
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Texas Outside uses a tough rating scale and it’s difficult for a campground to get a “10”. Each park is rated on:
- Scenic Beauty: a campground that is flat with no trees or character gets a “1” and hills, lots of trees, beautiful lake site, and lush ground cover gets a “10”
- Park Condition: the cleaner, well kept, and maintained campgrounds receive high scores
- Amenities: we are looking for lots of amenities like restrooms, dump stations, playgrounds, boat ramps, shelters, concession stand, rental toys, and more.
- Campsites: low scores are given for sites that are right next to each other (good for getting to know your neighbors, but not what we’re looking for when we’re camping); have no lantern holder, no water or electricity, no fire pit, no grill, or no picnic table (or it’s rotten wood); have no trees and no view; the ground cover is crushed rock (my bare feet hate that stuff!); and they require a lot of work to get your rig level.
- Things To Do: Bonus points are given for campgrounds that offer lots of fun things to do at the park or very nearby – this includes: biking, hiking, climbing, boating, entertainment, golf, swimming, fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, and more