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I spent an enjoyable few days at Peach Haven Campground, part of the relatively new Spacious Skies Campgrounds. Although I’m an avid RVer, having camped in everything from a tent, travel trailer, and motorhome, I left my current pop-up home on this trip and enjoyed one of their cabins.
What is Spacious Skies?
Spacious Skies is a relatively new company co-founded on March 19, 2021, by New Jersey-based camping enthusiasts, Eric and Ali Rasmussen. It boasts a collection of 15 member RV parks and campgrounds in the Eastern US ranging from Savannah, Georgia to Abbot, Maine.
They became the first private campground company to partner with Black Folks Camp Too (BFCT), an organization that promotes the outdoor lifestyle to campers of all experiences and backgrounds. All 15 of the Spacious Skies Campgrounds are “Unity Blaze Certified,” which acknowledges the campgrounds’ commitment to the Unity Blaze motto: “You are Invited and Welcomed.”
Spacious Skies Discounts and Promotions
Spacious Skies has a loyalty program for short-term camping at any of its parks They also offer 10 percent discounts to military, first responders, and Campers Card members. Groups booking three to five sites will receive 10 percent off the cost of the sites. Groups booking six to 10 sites receive a 15 percent discount. And groups booking 11 or more sites will receive a 20 percent discount. Groups of all sizes receive a 10 percent discount on holiday reservations. Themed weekends are another unique feature you find at all the Spacious Skies Campgrounds. It’s based on seasonal themes.
One of these themed promotions is a Fall Color Trail that begins at the Spacious Skies Balsam Woods campground in north central Maine and continues south as the East Coast’s local hardwood forests of maple, birch, oak, ash, hickory, beech, and other trees turn shades of red, purple, orange, and yellow.
Campers are encouraged to follow the trail over multiple weeks in autumn, beginning in Maine and working down to the Spacious Skies Savannah Oaks campground in Georgia as the leaves turn. Campers booking multiple campground sites for the Fall Color Trail will get a 13% discount.
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Spacious Skies Peach Haven is a family-friendly campground located at 160 Sarratt School Rd Gaffney, SC 29341 just about nine miles from the Visitors Center/Art Gallery in Gaffney, South Carolina. You are even closer to the beloved Gaffney Peachoid, the city’s iconic peach-shaped water tower. The area surrounding the campground is rural and peaceful. Each park in Spacious Skies has its own hat pin and naturally Peach Haven’s is a peach. They will soon have their own mural painted by a local artist. It’s scheduled to begin in mid-October. Also, Spacious Skies Peach Haven runs a special through November where a camper can book two nights and get one free (except holidays).
Almost all of the campground is shaded by tall pine trees. Whether you have a big rig motorhome, want to book a cabin, or go rustic with a tent, Peach Haven can accommodate you. The general manager at Peach Haven, Nicole Lara, makes check-in easy. The store is stocked with anything you may have forgotten to bring including ice, propane, firewood, or groceries.
Peach Haven’s unique themes include Halloween Preview, Hollywood, Travel, Oktoberfest, Halloween Blowout, Fall Festival And Pumpkin, and Monster Mash.
The RV sites have everything a camper needs and more. There are 111 RV sites. Full hook-up sites have 50 amp /30 amp electric, sewer, and water. There are some pull-thru sites and some back-in sites. You can book just water and electric sites if you choose. If you are a more rustic camper, they have eight tent sites with water and electricity and seven primitive tent sites. All sites have a picnic table and a fire ring.
If you would like to try RVing but don’t have a camper of your own, Peach Haven works with RVShare so you can rent one and have it delivered to your reserved site.
There are five adorable little cabins. All are fully equipped with dishes, utensils, pots/pans, a microwave, a mini fridge, and a coffee maker in the kitchenette portion of the living area. All the cabins have a porch a fire pit and a gas pit; they are air-conditioned and heated. They all have a wall-mounted flat-screen TV but you do need to bring your own Roku or Fire Stick.
You Have several choices. You can choose between two Deluxe Lodges that Sleeps 6 with a Queen bed in a separate bedroom, a Futon in the living space, and a set of bunk beds in a little alcove off the living space. There’s a Private bathroom with a tub. The kitchenette is fully equipped with dishes, utensils, pots/pans, a microwave, a mini fridge, and a coffee maker.
There is one Deluxe Cabin that sleeps four with a Queen bed and the kitchenette in one room with a set of bunk beds in a little alcove off the living room and a Private bathroom with a tub.
If you are solo or just a couple traveling, there are two cabins built for two that are similar to the Deluxe Cabins but there are no bunk beds and just a shower, no tub in the bath.
My Stay in a Peach Haven Deluxe Lodge
I stayed in a Deluxe Lodge and my back deck was facing one of the lakes. I enjoyed watching a pair of geese swimming around. It was very comfortable. I had brought some food and was able to prepare meals easily between the microwave and the hot plate. I brought my own linen since that is not furnished as part of the package but if you want you can rent a linen package there.
At the front of the campground where you check in, there is a small camp store and office. There’s a colorful jumping pillow in front and a swimming pool directly behind the office. There is a nice bathhouse and restrooms by the pool. There are laundry facilities so you don’t have to drive into town to wash clothes.
The mini golf course where you can play putt putt is done in a cute Gaffney theme.
You can play in the rec hall and arcade or lounge under the pavilion.
If you want an easy way to get around the campground, golf cart rentals are available. Peach Haven is pet-friendly so your fur baby is welcome in both campsites and cabins. There are two dog parks at the campground. I met a beautiful German shepherd enjoying one when I was there.
You can go gem mining, play horseshoes, or Gaga ball here. If you like to fish, there are three lakes for catch-and-release fishing or just relaxing around. The hiking trail runs around the rear of the campground through some beautiful piney woods..The wifi works great. I connected more easily than I would in most hotels.
Need to Know
Remember to pack your own towels, sheets, pillowcases, blankets and toiletries. They are not furnished. And, before setting out for the campground, check the Peach Haven website for possible road work that will not show on Google or Waze. When I went, crews were working on I-85 and the exit was blocked. There was no way to know how to detour, except on the Peach Haven website.