Park of the Month: Monte Vista Village RV Resort

Monte Vista RV Resort

With sweeping vistas, warm weather, and welcoming hospitality, the historic city of Mesa, Arizona is yours to discover. From world-class museums, unique desert expeditions, and scenic lakes and canyons to explore, Mesa has what you want in a vacation destination! Add to that a great RV resort known for its hometown friendliness and cruise ship style fun and you’ve got the makings of a perfect get-away.

Rest Awhile

Monte Vista RV Resort is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. Located at the base of the Superstition Mountains on 80 beautiful acres with 832 sites, Monte Vista is the home away from home you’ve been looking for.

Mix and mingle with the residents and take part in some of their fun activities. There are plenty of great amenities here including a spa/whirlpool/hot tub and a restaurant. The tennis courts are very popular, with eight courts for you to play to your heart’s content. There’s softball, pickleball, shuffleboard, and lawn bowling too! Try your hand at pottery or woodworking, take in a dance or two or play a game of pool.

Adventure awaits!

When you decide to leave the park, adventure awaits. There’s a Monte Vista bus to take you out on some great explorations. You can also head out on your own and explore all the wonder of this area.

A short drive from Mesa you will find the Apache Trail. This scenic excursion will lead you on a journey into history, as you’ll follow in the footsteps of Native Americans and treasure seeking prospectors who traveled through the area over a century ago.

While on this tour, you’ll be watched over by the haunting volcanic Superstition cliffs which rise an impressive 609 m (2,000 ft). These secretive cliffs hide the Lost Dutchman Mine, which is one of the most famous mines of the west.

For those who want a view from the water, climb aboard the Dolly Steamboat! Get your camera ready to capture bighorn sheep wandering on the shore, bald eagles soaring above, or a myriad other wildlife and waterfowl. Your captain will also regale you with the legend of Superstition Mountains.

If you consider yourself to be a foodie, Mesa is known for its year-round fresh produce offerings Imagine treating your taste buds to citrus in January, peaches in May, or olives in October. Take a tour of the Fresh Foodie Trail® and enjoy chef-directed dinners in some of Arizona’s most romantic settings.

For the horticulturist, stop and smell some of the nearly 9,000 rose bushes growing in the desert. The Rose Garden at Mesa Community College is where you’ll find the vibrant colors, different forms, and various growth habits of these beautiful flowers. They are truly a sight to behold!

History Comes Alive

If historical aircraft gets your propeller spinning, be sure to visit the Commemorative Air Force Air Base of Arizona. Get up close and personal with some of the rarest and most unique military combat planes in the world. Be sure to bring your camera to snap some photos of amazingly preserved authentic war artifacts.

For historical artifacts of a paleontological nature, the Arizona Museum of Natural History offers a glimpse into life millions of years ago. There are also more recent civilizations, such as the Navajo, Apache, and the Ancestral Pueblo peoples.

Cultural Discoveries

The state of Arizona has an incredible array of world-class live theatre. From Broadway-style shows to classical music performances to comedy, there is something here you are sure to enjoy.

The Arizona Broadway Theatre has several excellent shows planned, which you won’t want to miss. For those who wish to engage in an amazing auditory experience, the Mesa Arts Center offer several inspiring classical music performances.

Back at the Resort

After a day out exploring this fascinating area, you’ll be happy to see smiling faces back at Monte Vista Village. Take in a live show, meet up for cocktails, or simply relax in your RV and plan your next day’s adventures.

From RV sites to new homes, learn more about all that Monte Vista RV Resort has to offer!

Visit the Mesa-Phoenix Area & Explore the Beautiful Southwest!


Looking for a new winter home away from home? Well the beauty of the Arizona desert, its splendid colors, the unique flora and fauna, and the purple mountains will have snowbirds rethinking their tropical migration.

Winter temperatures in the Mesa-Phoenix region are comparable to the temperatures in Daytona Beach. Though Arizona also has a reputation for having the most stunning sunsets in the United States. But we’re going to cut the comparisons there because Arizona’s Mesa-Phoenix region has enough natural beauty and unique attractions to put it in a league of its own!


Golf is a popular pastime in Arizona and Viewpoint RV and Gold Resort offers both an 18-hole championship course and a 9-hole executive course. The 18-hole course is a par 71, with hazards that demand strategic play, and four sets of tees to accommodate all skill levels.

viewPointWhat makes this course and resort special is its location at the base of the Superstition Mountains. So while you golf you will also be able to enjoy a breathtaking, panoramic mountain view.

Non-golfers can take in the scenery while hiking, biking, or walking along dry river beds through local parks. This age-qualified resort has it all, and is prepared to assist senior guests so they can fully experience all the perks that an active lifestyle has to offer.

Cactus League

In spring Major League Baseball comes to train across from the Mesa-Phoenix area. You can take in pre-season games between teams from the western divisions, including the World Series Champions the Chicago Cubs.

In fact, the Mesa Spirit RV Resort is less than a 20-minute drive from Sloan Park, which hosts the Cubs in spring. Mesa Spirit is also about a ten-minute drive from the Oakland Athletics springtime home: Hohokam Stadium.mesaSpirit

For sports fans it’s just a short trip into Phoenix to catch the Phoenix Suns play. Canadian hockey fans can travel a little farther if they want to catch the Phoenix Coyotes in Glendale at the Gila River Arena. Keep your eye on the schedule —you may even be able to see your favourite Canadian team live in action!

Arts and Culture

The Seyenna Vistas RV Resort is minutes away from both downtown Phoenix and the Mesa Arts Center, which makes it a great home base for those exploring the rich culture of America’s southwest.

The area is home to a plethora of museums, galleries and historical sites where you can seyennaVistasabsorb the local culture and history. At the Mesa Arts Center, you can attend a variety of performing arts from music to comedy to theater, or visit the center’s museum which houses exceptional pieces of regional, national, and international contemporary art. Some snowbirds take advantage of their long stay and choose to take a class (or two) at the Mesa Arts Center.

Sports and Leisure

Arizona’s temperate winters make it ideal for active snowbirds who want to enjoy their favourite pastimes all year round. Monte Vista Village RV Resort has the facilities for you to swim, play tennis, pickleball, volleyball, shuffleboard, and horseshoes.

Nearby you will find opportunities to explore the natural beauty of the desert. Saguaro monteVistaCanyon, Roosevelt Lake, and Apache Lake are picturesque surroundings you won’t ever tire of exploring.

Monte Vista Village Resort is pet friendly, which means you can bring your faithful companion(s) with you to enjoy the scenic lakes and rugged mountains.

Enjoy all the attractions Mesa-Phoenix has to offer

Casino Arizona has all the excitement, food, refreshments, and games you’d expect and is located in Scottsdale, just outside of a number of Mesa-area resorts.

It’s hard to get a full sense of the beauty of the Sonoran Desert and Mesa-Phoenix area without visiting the Desert Botanical Garden. Along its trails you will discover the unexpected diversity of desert flora.

Another beautiful, but unexpected, attraction is Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights. This “jewel in the desert” is a local curiosity. Built in the 1920s, many people wonder why and by whom. The best way to learn the story behind this wonderful building is to visit, but be warned you will need to book your tour ticket well in advance.

There’s no doubt that this majestic desert has something for everyone, which is why it’s a popular destination for RV’ers and Canadian snowbirds.

If you’re interested in visiting the Mesa-Phoenix area, let us know in the comments section!