Paradise in the Woods – Strafford, MO
Our first RV experience in our new 34′ motorhome with 2 slides was outstanding at Paradise in the Woods RV park. I called from I-44 and Mary (the owner) told us exactly how far away we were and how to get there. KOA nearby charged $43 for the night and her rate was $25 with hookups and sewer.
She welcomed us when we drove in and quickly invited us to the Fourth of July BBQ and Fireworks show that the park was having. I had forgotten to send a document from my computer that had to be emailed before midnight and when I couldn’t make my computer work, she loaned me her wifi stick, which wouldn’t work in my computer. This was after loaning me a golf cart to drive around and try to find a stronger signal. When nothing worked, she told me about a WiFi McDonald’s 4 miles down the road and insisted that I use her personal car to go there so I could email my important document so we would not have to use our motorhome. Upon our return, the residents of the park gathered near the food, she blessed the food, and we had a great meal, followed by a stellar fireworks show.
The campground has great drive-through sites, with plenty of room. The park is very clean. They have modern laundry facilities and the clean pool was a big plus, besides the hospitality of Mary, Will, and the many long-term residents of the park who quickly made you feel like “family.”
On a scale of 1 to 10, I give Paradise in the Woods a 10+ and pray that the rest of our RV park experiences are 1/2 as good as this one.