Last week my kids and I went up to Reno to meet my parents to take their new RV out on it's maiden voyage. We haven't traveled to many hotels and resorts with my kids because the new environment and transitions is a bit of a challenge with autism, and I can not always guarantee success. I thought going in an RV where everything is familiar and we have all our stuff, food choice ability to cater to the dietary needs of my kids without a huge hassle.
So we met up in at their home in Reno and went on about a 60 mile journey to Graeagle, CA at the Little Bear RV Park. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but I have to say I was way more than pleasantly surprised. The setting was stunning, the grounds were very well maintained and the staff was beyond helpful and polite. The other campers were very friendly and courteous, almost not like being in California.
The RV Spaces were big, large enough to put a 38' motor coach in there. The park had WiFi, enormous pine trees and a river running through the park at the back side. It was a little climb to get down the river, but we drove about a mile and found an easy spot to get in the river. The kids were ecstatic that swimming was on the table for activities.
My older son and I rented one of the small cabins in the park. The cabins had electricity and a small TV, bathrooms with showers were available, and located less than 30 feet from our cabin. They were exceptionally clean and well maintained. The Cabin had a set of bunk beds and a full bed, it was a good fit for us and allowed a great night of sleep for my son and myself.
The area Graeagle is gorgeous, there are cute shops in town, there is a lot of rivers to float down, I had no idea how many people floated down rivers and the bridges were such a great back drop.
The whole RV experience was absolutely ideal for traveling with children with autism, I was able to bring all their creature comforts from home, their special dietary needs as well as their particular picky foods that they like to eat. Sometimes on vacation that just doesn't workout and my kids don't eat well or at all. So being able to know they are getting good food, rather than vacation crud was so relieving.
I would and can't wait to do another RV trip, talking my husband into trying it out, and we were so successful at the Little Bear RV park, I would without hesitation go there again.