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 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!
I found this interesting.
One of the things that is great about Thousand Trails 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.
This resort has workout equipment on the trails. I put in a workout one morning.
While hiking we caught this cool view from above the campground.
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.
Danielle makes the BEST RV CHILI! This Magma cookware set nests into each other and fits into a small drawer.
This 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.
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.