RVing on a Budget: Resorts of Distinction 

Our journey began in Montgomery, Alabama

It’s December, and Kathy and I have been traveling North America for over a year now. We’ve been to Canada, Mexico and 24 of the United States in our Minnie Winnie RV.  As full time RVers on a budget we are always looking for great accommodations at affordable prices. 

The day we bought Winnie!

We’ve stayed in Walmart parking lots, state and national parks, casino parking lots, on city streets and in private RV parks.  Right now we are staying at one of our favorite places: Mountain Lakes RV Resort.  This is a private, members only park. I joined over 20 years ago when I was tent camping with my sons. This membership is really paying off now that we have the Winnie. One reason for this is that our Mountain Lakes membership entitles us to membership with nation wide Resorts of Distinction

Mountain Lakes Resorts, Lytle Creek, California

For $140 a year our Resorts of Distinction membership allows us 2 weeks of free camping at over 50 RV parks in the U.S. and Canada.  We were pleasantly surprised at the ease in using this product. A simple phone call or visit to the website creates a reservation within minutes. We kept expecting to see hidden costs or catches but have found none. We visited the  one park in Canada and several in the U.S.  All have full electric, water and sanitation hook up which are included at no charge. 

Rock Glen Family Resort, Arkona, Ontario, Canada
Roaring Run Resort, Champion, Pennsylvania

Each park we visited had its on unique character, amenities and community. We were welcomed warmly at each park and every stay was a positive, hassle-free experience. 

Eagles Landing, Grove, Oklahoma

All of the parks we visited had some sort of body of water. Our favorite was the one in Oklahoma, situated on beautiful Grand Lake. 

Allegany Mountain Resort, East Otto, New York

Some of the parks had very distinct communities, some with options for permanent residence.

Allegany Mountain Resort, East Otto, New York
Niagara Lazy Lakes, Lockport, New York

Use of recreational facilities, like miniature golf, swimming pools and basketball courts, is also included in our free stays.

Niagara Falls, New York

Many of the parks were very close to sightseeing attractions. Niagara Lazy Lakes RV Park was less than 30 minutes away from the falls. 

Roaring Run Resort, Champion, Pennsylvania 

Kathy and I both enjoy our daily walks. All of the parks we visited were great for walking!

Allegany Mountain Resort, East Otto, New York

We look forward to visiting more parks in the Resorts of Distinction system as we continue our travels.  Perhaps we will visit one in a place near you. Please let us know! 

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2 thoughts on “RVing on a Budget: Resorts of Distinction 

  1. This is awesome! Sounds like you’ve been a lot of wonderful places. I do not RV, but I have friends that do and I hope I can figure out how to share this Blog, or at least tell them about it!

    Continue enjoying life and having a fabulous time traveling around. All the best.

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