Darling’s RV Campground & Marina

This was my Airbnb home for two nights while staying near Florence, Oregon.  I was in a one-room apartment without any scenic view (which I knew when I made the reservation) but I was there mainly to sleep, shower and post my blog.  The other features of the facility more than made up for it.  The campground sits a short ways off busy Highway 101 so there was virtually no traffic other than people coming to the campground itself and a handful of neighbors.  The campground sits just across a small road from the north shore of Sitcoos Lake, and they have a few docks where you may rent boats, jetskis and kayaks or put your own in the water and enjoy the lake.

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The current owners bought the dormant 100-year old resort about 4 years ago and have breathed new life into it by putting in a lot of hard work and long hours.  They have a small, friendly staff who help maintain the grounds and cook 3-meals a day in their restaurant/pub.  It is a wholesome, family environment and reminded me very much of a husband/wife operated resort in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania which was a client of mine when I lived and worked up there.  Most of the guests here have their own motorhomes or large pull-behind trailers but there were also some more primitive campsites and rental units like the one I stayed in.

Thursday evening, my final night there, I caught these scenes in the early evening as the sun was setting out over the ocean:

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