After Columbus Day weekend, we headed up to the northeastern part of Ohio to visit Barry's parents. We stayed at Wood's Tall Timber Resort, outside of New Philadelphia.
This is a full-fledged RV resort and would be a spot we'd avoid like the plague during the summer, as it is full of amenities that bring lots people and tend to get far too raucous for our liking: a swim beach, fishing lake, zip line, par 3 golf course, putt-putt, cabin rentals, a snack bar, and so forth. Thank goodness our visit in October was in the off season and mid-week, so even though there were a lot of seasonal rigs here, there were almost no other people. It was super quiet, in fact.
The campground loops are built into the side of a big hill and terraced, with narrow roads that are a bit daunting for a Class A motorhome, especially with large trees all around. I am not sure I would want to bring a rig much bigger than Pearl into it, but I am sure it has been done.
Barry did a great job maneuvering Pearl through the narrow roads, especially since his left shoulder was really ailing him, so he was essentially driving one-handed!
We got lucky as our assigned pull-through site in the A loop had an unoccupied seasonal trailer on one side and an empty site on the other, giving me plenty of grassy space to walk Paisley.
The sites here have full hookups. Our site with 30-amp electric ran us $35.10/night with our Good Sam discount. 50-amp service is also available but costs more. All the utilities worked fine. Since the area is quite rural, we picked up no over-the-air TV stations, but we did get a decent (3 bar) Verizon 4G LTE signal. The laundry room was small (2 washers, 2 dryers) but it was clean, and the machines worked well. The staff was friendly and helpful but not many workers were around since this was off-season and mid-week.
Our next stop takes us to West Virginia and a very pretty Corps of Engineers campground, so stay tuned!
Emily & Barry
We're a long-married, early-retired couple who are currently traveling as nomads with no fixed home base. After years of living in North Carolina (Emily's home state), we spent 18 months living oceanfront on Ambergris Caye, Belize, a year road-tripping the US in a Honda CR-V, a year in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and are now roaming North America in our 32' motorhome, Pearl, following warm weather whenever possible.
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