Thank you Cutty's Resort for a great weekend! We'll see you soon!!
Time for another Campground Review! I have another positive review (don't worry, I have a negative review coming soon to prove I don't give all good reviews). This campground isn't too far from where we live so we will definitely be staying here again for quick weekend trips. I wish I had gotten better photos of the entrance to the campground. This is Cutty's Resort located in Coaldale, CO along Hayden Creek. First impressions are great! Look at the cute signs and the cute little building. I wish they used this little building in the check-in process. It gets kind of crazy at check-in Friday evening.
I can't believe I didn't take a picture of the main building! The main building has a store (with ice cream!), an indoor pool, storage area for sports' equipment and an 18 and older Lounge area. If you need wireless for some reason, the front deck is the place to get reception because there is almost always someone sitting on the deck on their phone. The people that work in the store/check-in desk are really nice and are very helpful. We went up a few weeks early to check out the campground and to make sure our camper could get in and out easy. The lady working the desk when we stopped in gave us a map and highlighted the spots that were open for the time we were planning on going and told us to go drive around and check them out.
The 18 and over lounge area upstairs is a great place to enjoy the surrounding views from a higher level. I could also see this area being a fun place to hang out if the weather turns bad and you're tired of hanging out in your camper or if you are with a large group that wants a place to hang out together.
Now lets talk about the camp sites. We loved our site when we drove around to check out the campground. We loved the deck area for the picnic table and the spot looked pretty big. Our camper and truck are large and we know that, but sometimes it's hard to judge a site size. We left our truck hooked up to help save room and we completely filled the full length of our site. That was ok, but the slant at the back of our campsite was where our main door is which meant our bottom step was really high. In the photo on the right you can see how high the bumper is off the ground and how extended the jacks are. During one of our walks around the campground, we found a few more sites that would work better. The campsites are close together, but not so close you feel like you are sitting in someone else's area. Each site also has a fire pit and a picnic table.
Cutty's Resort is located along Hayden Creek. There are areas where you can cross the creek to go explore. The creek is beautiful and is a lot of fun to explore. There are even some cabins located along the creek that you can rent! There are a few cabins not on the creek, but if we had to rent a cabin for some reason, I would definitely plan far enough ahead that we could get one of the cabins along the creek.
Now to talk about all of the amenities! There is a LOT to do which is why it is a great family resort to visit. I didn't get photos of everything because there is so much. We'll start with the pools. The outdoor pool is located across from the main building and the indoor pool is located in the main building. There are showers and bathrooms at each pool. One of the great things at both pools was even though most of us didn't know each other, we all ended up sharing our pool toys and playing with total strangers. We had a huge game of beach ball going on in the indoor pool one morning. Our group included cute little girls (we called them the piranhas because they were such fast swimmers), teenagers, adults and ages in between.
Near the outdoor pool is the basketball and tennis courts. You can bring your own equipment or borrow equipment from the main building.
There are also Corn Hole boards set up next to the tennis court. You can borrow the Corn Hole bags from the main building, but I think next time we will bring our own bags. You can tell their bags have been repaired multiple times because they were different sizes and weights.
Another building you will want to check out is the Rec Hall. If they have any group activities scheduled (like bingo), they are held in this building. They also serve breakfast here in the morning. We did not have breakfast here, but we walked by one morning and it smelled really good. Below the Rec Hall is a sand volleyball court. This is a very popular area because almost every time we walked near this area, it was full of people playing. Beside the Rec Hall is a playground, but we didn't bring either of our playground experts with us on this trip so we didn't do a review of it.
There is also a video game room with lots of video game machines, an air hockey table and a Ping-Pong table. The machines are older and some don't work as well as others, but they are still a lot of fun. I wish they would fix the machines that have issues, but at the same time there are some people that stay at the resort that vandalize the property and ruin the fun for others. If you don't bring enough quarters for your stay or you forget to get quarters before you come, there is a change machine that works well.
There is also a teepee on the property! If it isn't rented, you can check it out. It is huge inside and a lot of fun to check out. I think it would be a lot of fun to have a meeting in the teepee during a family reunion or other type of large group get-together.
There are also horseshoe pits! I really like that they include some spectator seating in this area. We didn't play horseshoes, but it we had, we could have brought our EZ-Up to provide some shade and it wouldn't have been in the way of the roads around it or the campsites nearby. I really like how all of the activity areas are spread out, but are still in a central area. They are in the center of the campground, but some are up near the road and some are in the middle and some are towards the back near the creek. There aren't a lot of people packed into one small area which means a volleyball isn't going to fly through the horseshoe pit or into a swimming pool. There is a possibility of a tennis ball passing through the basketball court, though.
One of the main activities we enjoyed the most was mini golf. Who doesn't enjoy mini golf?! The mini golf equipment is located at the entrance/exit to the course. The holes start out pretty easy and get more difficult as you go. Be sure to bring your water bottles because you may decide to play a couple rounds in a row. The only thing I hated about the course was the vandalism. I hate that some people think it is okay to break and steal stuff and ruin the fun for other people. The last morning we went to play before we left and someone had stolen 2 of the horseshoes out of the horseshoe obstacle.
We will be staying at Cutty's Resort again. I can't wait to take our two little playground experts and our niece who I believe is part fish. They will have a lot of fun and we will have a lot of fun with them. The only complaints I have about Cutty's Resort is the vandalism caused by "guests" and the craziness that happens from about 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Friday evening. There isn't anything the owners and staff can really do about either of those issues though.
Thank you Cutty's Resort for a great weekend! We'll see you soon!!
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