RV Resort Review: Thousand Trails San Benito

The Thousand Trails San Benito RV Resort is a place full of wildlife, rolling hills and beautiful sunsets. Located near Hollister, CA it’s near great shopping, great restaurants, and Pinnacles National Park.

When you are at this resort you are immersed in nature. One day I was boasting to Danielle how it feels like we were in the middle of nowhere and she was quick to remind me that Target was just 15 minutes up the road (she took me shopping). If you go 20 min the other direction you end up at Pinnacles National Park which is the youngest National Park and one of the premiere Rock Climbing destinations in the country.

We were coming from the Morgan Hill RV Resort which is less than an hour away and arrived on Halloween evening in the dark. When you arrive at a campsite in the dark it’s best to do minimal set up and in the morning scope out the best sites available. For our tips on finding an RV site in the dark click here.


This 4 Point Buck was eating right near our RV. Everyday we saw at least 5 deer. 150760_1512966492290155_1042292686146936770_n10614161_1512964705623667_8105295332344609967_n

This area is part of Central California’s Wine Trail. Gorgeous vineyards are all over. For the best views, we recommend Guerra Cellars and Pietra Santa Winery which are both within a few miles from the Resort.

Guerra Cellars has absolutely breathtaking views. Guerra Cellars is known in the area for the Concert Venue they host on their property.




These Vineyards were right next to the Resort.


I loved the view out of our bedroom window!


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One of the things that is great about Thousand 1509053_1512967632290041_1763911219725657833_nTrails Resorts is they have the things you need on site. We’ve been Full Time RVing for months now and it was time to refill the propane for the first time. Lucky for us they fill it up right there at the resort.

They have other agriculture near the RV Resort other than just wine.



We rented a few movies at the Country Store in the Resort. Movies are only one dollar.


The sites have picnic tables and often we get work done with the  laptops outside. These birds joined us out in our front yard. 1535041_1512966975623440_8764047592043742792_n 1558440_1512967335623404_7049130204495428869_n

This resort has workout equipment on the trails. I put in a workout one morning.

The first night we stayed here before deciding to choose a site secluded in the woods. Because the Resort is so large you have a variety of different types of scenery when choosing a site.  1976966_1512966355623502_6570097239735723432_n

While hiking we caught this cool view from above the campground.


I love the rolling hills of central California, The Hollister area is filled with scenic rolling vistas. 10392366_1512967152290089_5027273049922490007_n

One thing we found really fun and unique was the mail service. The mail doesn’t go to the Resort and you have the pleasure of going to the local Post Office in Paicines (just down the road). You stop at the local general store and go around the corner where it connects with a large winery vineyard. I’ve never been to a post office at a Vineyard before.


What would living in an RV be if we didn’t grill often. Danielle loves to prepare Kbobs and I grill them up like a boss. 10563170_1512965058956965_8045188539344410839_n1511149_1512967032290101_3300288780874213002_n

1688773_1512967605623377_4970635734724886512_nDanielle makes the BEST RV CHILI! This Magma cookware set nests into each other and fits into a small drawer.

10696327_1512967482290056_8566847825954078561_nThis is our Wilson Cell Booster. It boosts our cell phone and internet signal. When we get to a new location I climb up to the roof and put it in the front middle. The base is a magnet so it stays firmly connected when the wind blows. We found both AT&T and Verizon service.

Bailey wasn’t sure if the heater was a friend or a foe.


We love to set up camp and then play around with the football, play cornhole, or just relax while we grill. Do you see Bailey by the surfboard?


The garbage can to the left is a collapse-able garbage can that’s made for RVing. It collapses into almost nothing and works great for making it easy to take out your trash. When it’s full just walk it over to the dumpster.


The biggest perk to me of this RV Resort is how close it is to Pinnacles National Park. Words and pictures can’t accurately describe the beauty of Pinnacles. This place is the most recent addition to the National Park System. To see my Bat Cave and Vista adventure click here.

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We go biking often when we RV. Our bike rack goes right on the ladder. To my surprise they are incredibly stable back there while our house is bouncing down the road. To watch our bike ride at the resort click here.

We absolutely loved our stay here and would recommend it to anyone! Have you stayed here? Share your experience below.

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