Tuesday, November 28, 2023


Peek inside the top luxury RV resort in the U.S. Would you pay $800,000 to live here?

Motorcoach Country Club in Indio, California, about half an hour outside of Palm Springs, was named the top luxury RV resort in the U.S. by USA Today’s 2019 Readers’ Choice rankings.

Have you seen this place? It sits on 80 acres and has 400 RV sites, which sell from anywhere between $56,000 and $800,000, not to mention the monthly membership fee is about $550, or about $6,600 per year.

Some of the lots, the most luxurious of them all, come with private infinity pools, pool houses (or “casitas”) with kitchens (both indoor and outdoor) and living rooms and bathrooms (and TVs and washer and dryers…), and patios with grills, sectional couches and fire pits. In addition, all of the 136 lots along the two-mile man-made waterways come with private boat docks.

If you don’t feel like forking over several hundred thousand dollars for a permanent home here, you can rent a space for between $115 and $211 a night. The resort will reopen for renting guests on June 19th, but good luck getting a reservation.

So what else is a part of those 80 acres? In addition to the swimming pools and private patios, you’ll find a nine-hole golf course (see photo below for the adorable golf carts), a fitness center, several public swimming pools, three tennis courts and a restaurant and bar inside a 10,000 square foot community center.

Three hundred of the resort’s 400 lots are fully developed; but if you’d like to purchase one of the 100 that are not, you have the option of building your own area with a pool, pool house, boat dock, or whatever else your RV-lovin’ heart desires.

Take a look at some of the lots currently for sale here. (This one, for sale for $549,000 is especially nice.) You can read more about the resort on their website here.

Would you take our poll below and tell us what you think of this resort?


Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodburyhttps://www.rvtravel.com
Emily Woodbury is the editor here at RVtravel.com. She was lucky enough to grow up alongside two traveling parents, one domestically by RV (yep, Chuck Woodbury) and the other for international adventures, and has been lucky to see a great deal of our world (and counting!). She lives near Seattle with her dog and chickens. When she's not cranking out 365+ newsletters for RVtravel.com she's hiking, cooking or, well, probably traveling.



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Robin (@guest_110670)
2 years ago

Too much for too little- IMHO

Rory R (@guest_83533)
3 years ago

It is beautiful, lots of amenities and stuff. Problem one, based on the pictures I saw, sites are too close together, problem two: when you buy that site, it means you will either be spending a lot of time there or renting it out. I’ve already paid a ton of money for my rig, unless this site is going to be my home base, for me it doesn’t make a lot of sense. I already have a home base, there is seemingly no privacy, based on the fact that there are no real fences or separation between sites. I’m a friendly guy, but sometimes I would like to just chill, no talking no company. Now for those of us who question is this camping? The answer for me is no, but each to his own. I didn’t buy my MH to camp or glamp, I bought it to travel. Some who like to camp or boondock only, don’t seem to understand that people buy RV’s for different reasons, and someone else’s reason may be totally different than yours. They are still RV’ers…..

TravelingMan (@guest_82784)
3 years ago

For $800,000, we would by our own resort and it would be by invitation only!

Mike Mckenzie (@guest_82628)
3 years ago

For those who have and do not want to mingle with those who work hard every day to be able to RV.

James Lennartz (@guest_82266)
3 years ago

Looks to me like a KOA of steroids full of snobs who don’t have the room or privacy to blow their own noses. If they can bring them our of the clouds. Just saying, I lived in California and will never go back.

Laura (@guest_82245)
3 years ago

We’ve spent weeks there and enjoyed it … people watching on steroids, wondered where all those Prevosts and Newell’s were! They’re at MCC!

It’s just one small aspect of the wonderful RV’ing experience; TG many, many different venues to enjoy traveling the country.

Hesn (@guest_82163)
3 years ago

We are at an RV campground that has approx 100 sites on just over 80 acres. We have access to a pool and a lake, plus there are two larger lakes and a river within 5 min drive … great for kayaking … our closest neighbour is at minimum 60′ away … we have room to breathe … an outdoor kitchen – bbq, two burner stove …
To pay that kind of money and be on top of each other, no thanks …
Nothing appeals to me at this ‘luxurious’ resort.

Johanne Cardinal (@guest_82159)
3 years ago

We toured Motorcoach Country Club in Indio (they have another place in Palm Springs). Beautiful surroundings with friendly white-only folks! Not for me for its lack of racial and economic diversity and uniform “Truman Show” vacation atmosphere. Might as well have a stick & brick house somewhere in a plucky burb! 🤷🏽‍♂️

RV Staff
3 years ago

This comment was tagged for moderation by another reader for being “racial” because it mentioned “… white-only folks.” I am leaving the comment “as is” because that was probably what the commenter saw when they were there (not that the club was racist). And I am also leaving it in because Johanne goes on to say that it is “Not for me for its lack of racial and economic diversity ….” If anything, I perceive the comment to be anti-racial. —Diane at RVtravel.com

John & Pat (@guest_82152)
3 years ago

My wife and I rented a spot there a few years ago. Motor homes only! We felt as if we were on welfare, our coach was only worth $500k! Rolls Royce parked in driveways, some very beautiful sites and nicely laid out. They have a great restaurant on site that has take out and is very busy. Make reservations. had our coach washed at our site for $60 done in 1/2 hour. Hard working crew in 104 degree heat. I offered all eleven of them a choice of Canadian beer or pop. Along with the absurd wealth comes the snobs that look down on you as we experienced first hand. Okay to visit for a few days but couldn’t live there nor would I want to live there.

Roy Ellithorpe (@guest_82145)
3 years ago

I would like to know how much money a person would need in order to consider a couple million not worthy of concern.
I mean to take a $2,000,000 piece of equipment specifically designed to be mobile and then park it for months at a time on an $500,000 lot.
For the life of me I can’t figure out why you wouldn’t just buy a million dollar house on a gated golf course.

Rory R (@guest_82027)
3 years ago

I answered, I like it but don’t want to live there. Sites are too close together. Everyone seems to have their own idea of what camping is. Well I don’t camp, that is why I bought a MH. I did my camping in the Boy Scouts and when I was in the military. Besides I couldn’t tie my wife up and get her to stay in a tent. That isn’t tent camping, that IS camping to me. The location of these super expensive resorts always seem to be in a location that is not year round friendly weather-wise. I wouldn’t purchase one anywhere, because I bought my MH to travel. Buying a site is like purchasing a vacation condo. You go to the exact same site every year. Not exactly traveling, and traveling defines RV’ing for me. Anyone that wants to and can, go ahead, everyone should be able to live life as they want to. It looks like it could be fun if they were not so close together. In looking at the pics, all I see is Prevosts and class A DP’s. They probably won’t accept TT, aliners and 5th wheels and pop-ups anyway. I have a class A DP, and she (Ms Piggy) has seen a few resorts in fl, 1, in NM and LA. But most of our stops are in commercial RV parks and some BLM/NFS lands in the west. Remember people, live and let live, just because you wouldn’t do it, doesn’t make it illegal.

Cindy (@guest_82010)
3 years ago

You don’t go camping for luxury. If that’s what you want stay home. Buy an expensive house and stay home to swim. I want to camp so I can see the world. If I paid that much for a site I’d feel bound to stay there instead of traveling. Unless I was filthy rich and had money to throw away.

Ron (@guest_81996)
3 years ago

So is this REALLY RVing or is Glamping?

Thomas (@guest_81984)
3 years ago

Sardines in a can is the first thing that comes to mind. Looks very crowded. Just for curiosity, where do people get that kind of money. I could never afford that and if I could I’d want some elbow room. No thanks, I’ll pass.

Mark (@guest_82135)
3 years ago
Reply to  Thomas

Seriously, I worked my {bleeped} off since I was 14, 3 jobs during and after putting myself through college. Became a police officer in California (worked tons of OT and a second job), great salary, but as a single guy, living fairly frugally, I still could never (nor would never) afford a $150k-$1,000,000 class A and a retarded spot in a place like this… I always look around and wonder how sooooo many people make so much $…

Lyn (@guest_81980)
3 years ago

I would rather be boondocking in the Pacific Northwest with my 17-ft Bigfoot trailer. And, with nary a human soul within 50 miles. Now, THAT’s my idea of luxury.

David White (@guest_81976)
3 years ago

Maybe they could squeeze a few more rv’s in? Much too close quarters for me. No thank-you. Could not even pay me to stay there

Michael (@guest_81974)
3 years ago

Sites look pretty crowded/close together for the price.

Richard Hubert (@guest_81962)
3 years ago

Having just spent the last 2 weeks in La Quinta, CA – right next to Indio – I wonder why anyone would want to buy a full time lot there. It is much nicer in the winter, but it was well over 100 F every day we stayed there, with a high of 113! Luckily we were staying in a home in one of the many gated communities there and the A/C worked just fine, but most of those homes were empty at this time of year. It was so hot that all you could do as run from your air conditioned home to your air conditioned car to the air conditioned store and back again. We might as well have been staying at the North Pole – or Antarctica – as the heat just quarantined us inside the whole time. Even with full 50 amp service I would not want to have to stay in our RV in any place that hot.

Besides – if we had that kind of $$ we could buy houses/lots in much cooler climates for summertime stays. I know this area is great in the winter (Quartzsite, AZ in not far away – where we have been many times) but it is hard to find 1 permanent, affordable RV park where the climate is fairly nice year ’round.

Finally- I know of other full time RV lots in parks which offer almost as many amenities for far less cost – in a number of different locations. But I’m not telling where – those are my secret!

Lyn (@guest_81978)
3 years ago
Reply to  Richard Hubert

I would rather be boondocking in the Pacific Northwest with my 17-ft Bigfoot trailer. And, with nary a human soul within 50 miles. Now, THAT’s my idea of luxury.

Lyn (@guest_81979)
3 years ago
Reply to  Lyn

Oops, posted this in wrong place. Sorry, Mr. Hubert, for hijacking your comment!

Gene Bjerke (@guest_81961)
3 years ago

I guess the filthy rich need some place to get away from the great unwashed.

bull (@guest_81990)
3 years ago
Reply to  Gene Bjerke

Yes We Do!!

Greg Giese (@guest_81960)
3 years ago

Toss in 30-40 acres with each site and toss the monthly fee and I’m in

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