Quite a lot of things I loved about this RV park - from how pet friendly it is, to the people (of course), to its amenities.
We stayed at Flying Flags for one week, arriving on a Sunday and leaving on the following Sunday. Checking in was pretty easy and they give you a freshly baked cookie when you do, yum! They assigned us our spot and it was long enough to fit our Heartland Road Warrior 427 but just barely. Unfortunately, we weren't able to drop our back patio. The site was also pretty narrow, so getting in and out was not an easy feat. The site itself was dirt and surrounded by tons of grass.
Maybe 200 feet away from our campsite was a wonderful grassy dog park. It was a bit muddy each day on the walk over, which was always gross, but not much you can do. Unlike most RV park dog parks, this one actually had an "unleashing area" which is great so that dogs don't get accidentally let in or out when someone else is arriving.
RV Parks with dog parks will always hold a special place in my heart, especially with a one-year-old doodle that has endless energy! During our stay, since the weather was cooler, we got to put the dogs out on our toy hauler's side patio a lot. They loved it!
Flying Flags also has some really great amenities! The laundry facilities were great, but I did have one issue: the card readers on all of the dryers didn't work. I was standing there with sopping clothes, and it wouldn't take my debit card, credit card, or either of Justin's cards. When we went to the office, the girls working said they knew that the machines were finicky sometimes. As a testament to their great customer service, they gave me the coins I needed to do the laundry.
I also absolutely loved the new swimming pool and hot tub (both salt water) area. The area was just immaculate, and the restrooms were beautiful. Unfortunately, about half way through our stay they had to be shut down due to a child having an accident, but it led us to explore the other pool area. The other pool has children's Disney movies played on weekends. Have I mentioned I love Disney? If you want to get away from the movies or kids in general, there is also an indoor 18-and-older hot tub, which was great as well.
There are a lot of great things to do in the area of Buellton. We aren't big on wine, but for those who are there are TONS of wine tasting locations in the area. Just up the street (literally a block) there was an incredible breakfast place called Ellen's. It's been a month or so since we stayed here, and it's still all Justin talks about - not that I blame him! So delicious. You must try their Danish pancakes if you go. SO good!
About 2 miles from Flying Flags is the city of Solvang. We were lucky to arrive when the Danish festival was going on, but this place is just great in general. The architecture was beautiful, and there are tons of fun shops to peruse. I just couldn't get over how beautiful it was here. It truly felt like a little piece of Europe here in the US. For those who enjoy gambling, just past Solvang is Chumash casino.
In all, I would absolutely come back here. It was such a pleasant place to stay and the employees were all really great. 5 out of 5 stars!
RV Park Information
Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground
180 Avenue Of The Flags
Buellton, CA 93427
*A version of this article was originally published on roadwarrior.life. It is published here with permission. All opinions expressed are solely those of the author.*