Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Season 2017-2018 Special Events

We have another great season planned for Winter 2017-2018!

Just waiting for our winter guests to arrive.

Special Dinners Schedule

If you have not made plans yet - join us here at the Park for a wonderful New Years Eve Celebration!

Luau Weekend is always a very special event and loads of fun!

We are also looking for a few workampers for the winter season!

Great Location in Southern California High Desert - A few miles from Joshua Tree National Park and 29 Palms Marine Base. Within two hour drive to most of Southern California from San Diego to Anaheim. Located next to an executive golf course with affordable golf rates and packages. We have great amenities including pool, hot tub, tennis, full work out facility, huge laundry, clean bathrooms, game room, store and much more. We have a full winter schedule of activities and fantastic, friendly snow bird group of guests! We are in need of grounds maintenance, general maintenance, housekeeping, night watchman, and camp hosts. We provide full hook up site in exchange for part time work. Please visit us at www.29palmsresort.com and view our blog at 29palmsrvresort.blogspot.com. Positions open now and for the winter season - October 2017 through May 2018. Please send resume and questions to, Vickie Talley at vickie@talleyassoc.com

Come join us in the warm California Desert for a wonderful winter!

Click the link below to view our current activity calendar...

Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort

Monday, September 4, 2017

Getting Ready for our Winter Friends

Busy times here at 29 Palms RV Resort!

Our Maint and Improvement Schedule is Full!

The staff at the RV park have numerous projects going on, some maintenance and some nice improvements to the Park. 

1. Trim Trees and clean up property.
2. Paint the kitchen in the Clubhouse.
3. New window blinds in the Clubhouse.
4. Paint the shuffleboard courts and convert to Corn Hole Courts - Equipment Purchased!
5. New Carpet and flooring for several of the cottages.
6. Assemble new Furniture for the cottages.
7. New Garage Door opener for the shop!
8. Inspect all electric pedestals and clean.
9. Get quotes and arrange repair of the Sauna!
10. New air pump for the Hot Tub.
11. The pool table is being repaired and recovered.
12. Point to Point Wireless expansion into the Clubhouse.

Removing Dead Trees and Trimming Branches!

Not sure what happened here - went in to work in the kitchen and the towel dispenser was on the floor? New one up soon.

The Clubhouse has been transformed into a staging area for furniture and emptying cottages for new flooring.

Boxes are more furniture to assemble.

Nice new tables for the cottages!

And after a long days work - some stuffed peppers for the evening relaxation session!

I hope you are making plans to spend the winter in the Desert! We have a full schedule of events planned. The activity Calendar is loaded with all the main events with more to come - check the link below!

Golf Course Update! 

The watering system is up and running and the grass is greener everyday - lots of maint activity going on, look for some pictures in the next update!

Don't forget to get your reservations in - we are getting calls daily!

Click the link below to view our current activity calendar...

Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Snowbird Special and Event Dates

It's Gonna Be A Great Season!

Our wonderful Activity Director sent me a list of the theme dinners with dates so you can make your wardrobe plans and to make sure you know what activities will be going on during your stay. We have dinners in the Clubhouse every Saturday evening with music and dancing after dinner - below are listed the "theme" dinners, the others are just great food.

Even though our season does not officially kick-off until November, there are several fun activities happening in town during September and October. See our activity calendar!

Season Open Dinner - November 11th.
Thanksgiving Pot Luck - November 23rd.
Christmas Party Dinner - December 23rd.
Christmas Day Pot Luck - December 25th
New Years Eve Extravaganza - December 31st.
50's Sock Hop - January 13th.
Chinese New Year - January 27th.
Super Bowl Dinner - February 3rd.
Super Bowl Tailgate Pot Luck - February 4th During Game.
Valentines Party - February 10th.
Mardi Gras - February 24th.
Luau Weekend March 9th - 11th.
Bury the Pig March 9th
Luau Dinner - March 10th.
Pancake Breakfast - March 11th.
St Patricks Day - March 17th.
Spring Fling - March 31st.
Southwestern Pot Luck - April 7th.
End of Season Pot Luck - April 28th.

Plus so much more...

Around the Park!

We are all very busy getting the park cleaned up and things fixed before our snowbird friends arrive.

BUBBLES - We got the Air pump fixed in the Hot Tub!

The water has been changed and the bottom cleaned! Crystal Clear!

We are making plans for new blinds in the Clubhouse and a new photo display, to brighten things up.

The pool table is being fixed and recovered in the game room.
Bids went out to repair the heating unit in the Sauna!
Trees are being trimmed!
Bobbie is working on new valences and curtains for the clubhouse!

Don't Forget Our Snowbird Special


The sprinkler system has been repaired and they are watering daily - the new owners installed a new 100HP Pump and it is working great - expect some better grass this year. They also have plans to refurbish the clubhouse and are negotiating on some new carts and other repairs.

I think you will find a much Happier Course this season!

The activity Calendar has the above information on it and other activities which we normally have listed starting in November and on through April!

Click the link below to view our current activity calendar...

Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Snowbird Special 2017-2018 We are getting ready for our Winter Friends

No Rest for the Weary - We are very busy here at the park getting ready for our winter season.

We are hoping to gather some new faces for this winter season and have put together a wonderful winter package, see below. We expect to have a great season again, come join us for some winter fun.

The pool was drained and cleaned and refilled.

The Kitchen has been completely repainted.

So far this winter the park has been fairly busy with most of the cottages full for the summer and many are booked for January to May. We have also had a fair amount of RV'ers passing through.

Here are just a few of the projects we have going on at the park!

1. A second additional swamp cooler was installed in the Fitness Room and we are in negotiations for a new tread mill and possibly some other additional equipment.
2. We are planning to refurbish the shuffleboard courts and convert to Corn Hole Courts - Make plans for some fun evening competition and campfires!
3. The pool table in the game room is in the process of being recovered and fixed!
4. The fire pit and BBQ area is cleaned up and ready for winter fun.
5. The Kitchen has been repainted and is being put back in order and ready for Lori & Frankie and thier wonderful meals.
6. The Horseshoe pits are refurbished and ready for play!
7. We are again extending the season to include April so our winter friends can stay and enjoy the good weather and activities rather then driving home in the snow!
8. We have plans to announce the dates of any themed dinner/dances in the very near future so you can plan your wardrobe needs for your time here.

Plenty of fun Planned!

Great Meals!

Fun BBQ's

Plenty of Music and Dancing!

The new owners of the Golf Course have been very receptive to working with us here at the Park and have come up with some wonderful golf packages along with their normal very affordable punch card programs. The couples Bi-Annual Unlimited Golf Package is a very good deal. All of the Golf Specials are available for returning Snowbirds and New bookings, please review and make sure you get your reservations made to avoid the monthly rate increase. You have until September 15th to make your reservations. Any reservation made before September 15th will qualify for the $430.00 monthly rate for whatever length of time you are with us.


You can review all the details on the website HERE!

The golf course is also holding their Punch Card Rates!

The New owners at the golf course have had their struggles but have great plans for the future. They have installed a new 100 hp water pump for the irrigation system so we should have better grass this year. They also have plans to re-do the clubhouse and add a kitchen and are in negotiations with several local restaurants to add some good menu items. The course has been closed while fixing the water system, but plan to be open on September 1.

Look for the activity schedule to be updated soon with themed dinner dates!

By the way - the sunsets are still spectacular even in the summer!

Come enjoy our Winter and Snowbird Friends!

Click the link below to view our current activity calendar...

Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort

Friday, July 21, 2017

Getting ready for Next Season

The park is pretty slow right now - of course all the snowbirds are gone and even most of the year round people have headed off to cooler temperatures. We get three or four nightlys almost everyday, the base is busy so we have quite a few contractors and Marines and families, almost all the cottages are rented so that keeps us busy.

Had a group of local kids try and sneak into the pool about 12 of them, raising a ruckus, so we had to throw them out, the pool and facilities are for residents and guests only. They had a ball and were jumping around in the deep end and sadly did some damage to the drain covers. The day before we had just had the County inspector for the pool and all the food and drink coolers checked and we got a perfect rating, they tested the water and cooler temps, hot tub temp and did a water check, so we were pretty happy.

The same day we sent the kids packin, another pool inspector came by about half an hour after we got rid of the kids and lo and behold the inspector discovered the broken pool drain covers and red flagged the pool. We called our pool service and he came out and tied to fix the covers but they were cracked and the bolts were broken off in the pool bottom, so he needed to drill out the broken screws and tap the holes for the new covers. For some unknown reason he refused to use an electric drill in the pool???

So that evening we drained the pool - huge expense and a ton of water.We apologize for the inconvenience for our customers.

Pool Draining at night.

The next morning first thing we replaced all three drain covers and really cleaned the pool bottom...

We called the inspectors and they came right out and allowed us to open the pool as soon as we had water back in it, which took most of 2 days...

The other big project is painting the kitchen.

Empty Kitchen

Starting on the ceiling...

Gonna Make a big difference...

Everything from the kitchen on the dance floor.

New lake behind the Fitness room from the pool drain

We are still having some amazing sunsets...

If you have not made your reservations yet for this winter, better get cookin the cottages will be full most of the winter and we are starting to get winter campground reservations daily!

Click the link below to view our current activity calendar...

Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort

Friday, June 23, 2017

Summer Visitors

Even with the extreme heat wave all over the Southwest US, Joshua Tree NP and the surrounding area is a wonderful destination and the amenities (pool), electric hookups makes 29 Palms RV resort a welcome reprieve from the heat.

Last night we had a caravan of 12 rental RV's finishing a 90 day tour of the US from Chicago to California, it was a group from Germany and had a tour leader. They return the RV's in Los Angeles tomorrow and head home, we are happy they spent their last evening here in the RV Resort.

Their last night orientation...

Time to make sure you have your site reserved for this winter, the phone has been ringing off the hook and premium sites are filling up. We still have plenty of space available and will welcome some new faces to our regular winter crowd.

Make plans to winter in Sunny California 3 miles from Joshua Tree NP and enjoy the park activities and the hiking and sightseeing in Joshua Tree.

Click the link below to view our current activity calendar check out all the activities we offer in the winter months...

Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort