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Cypress Trails RV Resort – Fort Myers, Fla.

A luxury resort surrounded by nature
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 5 stars
$40 to $70
  • 100%


Summary: Cypress Trails RV Resort was opened in 2013 and, due to land use rules, will likely be one of the last resorts of its kind in west central Florida. With more than 218 sites currently open, the resort will double in size by 2017. Final phase will increase sites to 489. The manager boasts, "We aren't selling dirt, we are selling a lifestyle." Lots are available for purchase or for rent, and rigs of all types over 24 feet are allowed. It is not unusual to see a Class A diesel pusher next to a travel trailer. The people living at the park are exceptionally friendly. It is an adult community, but allows children to stay up to 30 days.

Pros

  • Immaculate grounds, well landscaped.
  • Home to a government-protected 17-acre nature area with hiking trails.
  • Three small lakes offer plenty of water views.
  • Large separate dog parks for small and large pets with activities for each (under development Jan. 2015)
  • First class amenities.
  • Large pool for laps plus area for general recreating
  • Hurricane-resistant fenced storage area for RVs, boats and trailers
  • Gathering room for cards and puzzles, plus separate billiards room
  • Plenty of activities including several weekly dinners during winter season.
  • Huge kitchen set up to make catering meals convenient
  • Exercise room with first-rate bikes, treadmills and weight machines.
  • Huge lots average 31×90 with 20×70 cement pads
  • Home to more that 230 royal palm trees. When completed, each site will have a tree.
  • Allows washing of rigs on site.
  • First class resort furniture in pool, common areas.
  • Pickleball, tennis courts, shuffleboard lots refinished annually
  • Park models allowed
  • Specific shed models allowed with plumbing and electricity
  • Laundry is $2 per wash $1.50 for dryers, but dryers work well
  • Mail center features separate box for each site

Cons

  • Hard wired internet may be inconvenient for short-term guests because a modem is required that can only be activated Monday through Friday.
  • Check in procedure is more complicated than normal. Guests must get out of RV and communicate over intercom to announce arrival, then a manager comes to gate with forms to complete before escorting to site.
  • Guests responsible for taking trash to specific receptacles that are on far end of the park which requires a drive for most people.
  • GPS devices and Google Maps shows park entrance being one-third mile further down the road than it actually is. If towing a vehicle, trip back is seven miles.
  • Ten-year age limit on RVs, but may be waived with current photo in advance of arrival.

About Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber is the editor of Let's RV and the editor of RV Daily Report. A Wisconsin native and father of three grown daughters, he is now based out of Arizona and travels the country in his Winnebago Adventurer motorhome interviewing industry professionals and interesting RVers alike. He can be reached at editor@letsrv.com

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