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“Black Mold in Cabins and Prison Like Rules” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of River Ranch

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River Ranch
Memphis, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Black Mold in Cabins and Prison Like Rules”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2010

We checked in on Saturday July 24, 2010 about 4pm. When we checked in we were told that every one had to read the rules and follow them. We were never told about the facilities, nor were we told to have a great stay or welcome to River Ranch. A man showed us where the cabin was, walked in, explained the rules again, and left. We were pulling trailers with four wheelers and we had to park them over by the lake in a field that was filled with Black foul mud and large pot holes that made it difficult to park in much less move a trailer around. The cabin was left a mess, with trash on the floor, clothes in the closets and drawers. The bathroom was the worst!! The toilet was not flushed or cleaned, there was hair in the sink and toilet and shower. There was such a bad water leak that you could here the water under the floor as you walked. There was black mold on the walls of the bathroom and one of the rooms. The stove in the kitchen leaked gas, so we had to keep the gas turned off at the gas line, to keep the fumes down. One of my family members became sick after about three days in the cabin. We were not allowed to park our vehicle at the site of our other family that was staying at the other end of the camp. We were constantly being watched by the park owners, every time we went to hook up to our trailers and any time we were walking in the park. The owners yelled at us from across the lake telling us to move our vehicle, but did not do the same to another camper who was parked in the same area. The people were hateful and unprofessional and I would never waste my money at this place again.

  • Stayed July 2010
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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9 Thank mdclayton
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dallas, TX
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2010

We booked our lodging here since my parents were bringing an RV, and we wanted somewhere with a cabin/hotel and RV lodging both in one spot. When we arrived we were told we could not be out after 10 PM or we would be locked out of the facility. We could not have a campfire at night. We had to have a tag hanging from our mirror, or we would be towed away. It was very much like living on a prison camp. We asked for our money back to move to another facility, but we were denied.

  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank TornadoTJ
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CANADIAN, TEXAS
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2010

Great Fishing pond. Rustic Camp facilities just like we love. We were parked parallel to the flowing river with door of our fifthwheel opening to the river. We opted for this site because we only stayed for 5 days & knew we did not need sewer or tv cable because we have camped so much we knew our black water tank would be sufficient for this amount of stay. The River Ranch has sites with sewer & cable hookups. They also have cabins to rent for your stay. They are much more children friendly than the Roadrunner RV Resort down the street that we stayed at the year before. Much more friendly too. There were no hidden fees like we encountered at the Roadrunner RV Resort the previous year. We DEFINITELY recommend River Ranch. Thank you. Ron & Tammye ONeal from Canadian, Texas

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank BABYNURSE52
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colorado
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2009

my friend and I stayed in one of the cabins. Very relaxing. Yes, the cabins are a bit rustic if you are use to modern appliances. The cabins were very clean as well as the campsite.

Yes, you could not find your own firewood, but besides that, it was very peaceful and quiet. I would not suggest to bring children, since there is not much for the children to do at the camp site. This is also not a place for 'techies'.

There is a free shuttle that would take you into town, if you got to bored with mother nature.

I enjoyed my stay -- the staff was friendly as long as you showed proper manners and respecting the campsite. If you don't have proper manners (expect everything now..now...now attitude) you will not enjoy your stay.

This is a campsite to slow down and enjoy your surroundings and leave all the technology behind.

I will be coming back.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ladydyiad
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Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2009

This campground is not the most luxurious in Red River, but does provide a comfortable and relaxed experience for visitors at unbeatable prices. The staff was very attentive and worked hard to make our stay as pleasant as possible. The campground accommodates families well and presents a casual atmosphere. The cabins were older, but clean and had all necessary convienences (hot shower, comfortable bed, stove, and refrigerator). I would be aware of proper food storage as we did spot a large black bear rummaging through the dumpster during the night. The one drawback to River Ranch is that the lawns and river area were in need of mowing and lawn maintenence. Overall, we would stay in the cabins at River Ranch again.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Reshablu
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US
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2008

What else can I say, the campsites are overgrown, unlevel, very rocky and small. Firewood wasn't available and it is against park policy to find your own, The people there are more than happy to take your money but then have nothing to say to you unless your spending more money. The maintenance personnel was especially hateful, not far from a few four letter words. We paid for 6 nights and left after one and was denied our money back for the other five nights as they didn't have it. I will never stay there again and would not recommend it to anyone else.

  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank travelingjoeUs
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denver
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2008

Horrible, Horrible, Horrible.. Smelly old cabins and rude, rude, rude owners. I would not recommend this place to my worst enemy. Do Not Stay There........

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  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
3 Thank greenwienie
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Additional Information about River Ranch

Property: River Ranch
Address: 1501 West Main, Red River, NM 87558
Region: United States > New Mexico > Taos County > Red River
Amenities:
Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 25 Speciality Lodging in Red River
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the southern part of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and completely surrounded by the Carson National Forest. River Ranch is at the West end, and a nice stroll from Red River a mountain town with quaint shops and relaxed dinning. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
River Ranch Hotel Red River

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