What can I say about Saddle Mountain RV Park and campground in Carmel Valley?
We’ve RV’d here numerous times and each time gets better than the last. The breathtaking valley views, the convenient location (all within striking distance: Highway 1, the beach, Aquarium, 17 Mile, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Big Sur, Garland State Park, restaurants, and grocery stores), pet friendly (must be on leash), hiking trails, nice clean bathrooms, hot showers, free Wi-Fi, and plenty of parking. Our 4 year old especially enjoyed swimming in the pool, playing badminton and horseshoes, exploring on her bike, and nature walks.
The only disappointments were not being able to have a fire-pit wood campfire (only propane), a very chilly “heated” pool, and no on-site laundry facility. However, the pleasant staff made-up for it by being so professional and accommodating; they referred us to local launderettes within 1.5 miles. Lastly, the one-lane bridge looks precarious- it’s safe. Just take your time crossing it and note that the left turn up the hill to the RV park will sneak-up on you. If you’re towing, it might be a good idea to unhook prior to turning onto Schulte Rd. while you’re on Carmel Valley Rd.
As world travelers and having lived in other countries, I must say this is one of our favorite places on earth. Cheers and happy travels!