Amenities

ALL guests at Wales West enjoy complete access to all our facilities. To find out more about individual RV sites, click HERE.

The "Keep"

The Keep

THIS charming structure guards the gate to Wales West and houses the registration desk and resort store. It is modeled after the medieval Welsh fortifications called Keeps that protected local villagers from pesky Vikings and Englishmen. The "KEEP" is open daily for checking in, picking up mail, boat rentals, buying ice, and getting information about the area. Be sure to check out the "G" gauge train in the "KEEP Garden".

Community Building

Community Center

MODELED after an English lord's manor house, this structure sits on a high point with a sun deck overlooking Lake Victoria. This grand structure houses a variety of services and forms the heart of the resort. For a room by room description please scroll down.

Great Room

Great Room

PERFECT for parties, group meetings, weddings, this 2000+ sq. ft. room is room located in the front of the community building. It has Cypress ceilings, ginger bread trim, large handicap restrooms, a stage, a complete kitchen and lots of windows.

Heated Indoor Pool

Heated Indoor Pool

LOCATED in the center of the community building, this 1/2 Olympic size pool and Jacuzzi is is totally enclosed and heated. In the summer families love it for the children. In the winter the "snowbirds" have found it great for water aerobics and pure relaxation. With wide entrance steps getting in and out is easy to do. There is even an underwater setting ledge for folks that like to soak the time away.

Library

Library

WITH comfy, couches, a book exchange, writing tables, and phone jacks, the library is a quiet room located in the rear of the Community Building.

Family Bath Rooms

Family Bath Rooms

THESE huge family baths are located in the back of the Community Building. Each one has two sinks, an easy chair, shower, and a handicap toilet. With high cypress ceilings and stained glass windows these baths will really make you feel like the Lord or Lady of the manor.

Exercise Room

Exercise Room

LOCATED in the Community Building, the exercise room is equipped with a treadmill, stair stepper, and bike. You can watch TV or look out the picture window into the pool area as the pounds fade away (we wish) during a good work out.

Full Laundry

Full Laundry

THIS spacious coin-laundry located in the back of the community building has 3 washers & dryers and plenty of elbow room. There are wall hangers, a folding table, benches inside and out, vending machines for newspapers and soft drinks along with lots to read and people to talk to.

Playgrounds

Playground

THERE are currently two operational children's playgrounds open in the resort with plans for two more in the near future. Both the "Hill Top" and "Lake Victoria" playgrounds are fenced in. They both have swings, slides, play houses and other fun equipment to keep the little ones busy. The "Hill Top" playground also serves as a picnic area with tables under a nice shaded area over looking the lake.

Shady Circle

Shady Circle

IF YOU like to rest in the shade this is a great place to do it at. This raised circle is covered with ivy and shaded by two large live oak trees. It is located between the Keep and the Promenade with benches all around and a great view of the trains as they curve around the gardens by the resort entrance. The circle marks the start of the nature walk that passes in front of the nearby playground on the way to the lake in one direction or the promenade that leads to the main station in the other.

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

THIS 3.5 acre fresh water lake is the perfect summer retreat for the whole family. There are gazebos, white sandy beach, and a waterfall all fenced in where parents can sit and relax while the kids play in safety. There is also a roped off swim area for the older children with play-ground equipment and a water slide right at the water's edge on a white sand beach that is also fenced in. There are also pedal boats for rent and lots of fish waiting to be caught from just about anywhere along the grassy banks. The lake is also a great place for model boats. Summer families and winter "snowbirds" have all had wonderful times with their model sailboats , speed boats, and steamboats in the protected waters of Lake Victoria.

Foot Bridge

Foot Bridge

THE Footbridge that connects the upper parts of the resort and public parking area is totally handicap approved. It is 210 feet long and 15 feet tall at the point were it crosses over the railway and offers some great views of the resort. The bridge descends at the rate of 1 inch per foot as it circles around a large oak tree before ending at the foot of the promenade. Lit at night this is the fastest way to reach the buildings in the main part of the resort from phases 2,3, & 4.

Nature Trail

Nature Trail

FOR the in walkers & strollers the resort offers a one mile nature walk that crosses several dams, passes a waterfall, skirts a ten acre wet-land, follows a creek, and passes a very large cow pasture. There are interesting buildings to see along the way along with views of the lake and timber lands. With flat stretches and hills to climb this trail will give you a work out as you follow the train tracks through the out back. Take the pets with you but please remember to pick up after them! Pet mess stations are located along the trail and in the RV resort for your convenience.

Promenade

Promenade

WELCOME to our old world. This unique road is 400 feet long, 30 feet wide, and built to resemble a Victorian promenade. It was built by laying over 5000 paving stones in a rainbow of colors all the way from the "Shady Circle" to the far side of the "main train station". With grass lawns, shrubs, picket fences, quaint street lights, gingerbread building, arched stairways, an authentic Victorian train station and railways on both sides we have recreated the look and feel of what was surely the good old days. Come here to spend some time with friends over a cream tea or to catch a real steam powered welsh narrow gauge train. As far as we know, there is no other place like this in the Americas so enjoy!

Main Train Station

Main Train Station

THIS wonderful structure is home to America's only authentic Welsh Victorian two foot gauge Light Railway. With a waiting room, tea room, gift shop, large rest rooms, and a large attached train shed you will swear that you have magically gone back in time to the wonders of Victorian England. From the ginger bread exterior to the arch ceilings, wall murals, train photos, antique exhibits, and "G" scale train that loops through the whole station you will feel the joy buildings like this invoke. Under the train shed you will find a wealth of authentic and reproduction steam and diesel locos, and rolling stock all in daily use on the mile long two foot gauge railway.

Miniature Trains Platform

Miniature Trains Platform

DIRECTLY across the Promenade from the station is the 7.5 inch railway. This miniature railway is the little sister to our main gauge and also has a wealth of locos and rolling stock. Children of all ages take great delight in a 1/2 mile ride on these amazingly powerful trains. You have to see this wonderful place in action to believe it so come camp with us and we will throw in a ride for free. This system is a volunteer effort that is always expanding. If you would like to get involved see how to join the club on the railway pages.

Garden Gauge Trains

Garden Gauge Trains

WE even have trains in our garden and inside the main train station. This popular "G" gauge track is very popular with model train hobbyist. We encourage anyone with "G" gauge trains to bring them with them when they visit and run them on our tracks. This track system is all volunteer built so if you have an interest and would like to get involved we have a place for you.

Chapel Halt

Chapel Halt

EVERY railway needs a destination and this is ours. Located at the far side of the resort property the "Chapel Halt" complex is a 10 minute train ride from the main station. Comprised of a covered train platform, two story Children's activity building, fenced in playground, and entrance to the wooded wetland and future chapel board walks there is a lot to see and do here. The train platform is modeled after an English one that was used to load Lord Winston Churchill's casket onto his funeral train. The children's building is a 1800 square foot traditional Gambrel roofed structure perfectly suited to all types of field trips, parties, and special events. The fenced in playgrounds over look a cool brook and have a host of playground equipment and a picnic area. The Easter Bunny, Pumpkin Queen, Santa Claus and their helpers all make their homes here during "Special Events". This area is open now and in daily use but will be under development for several more years so please excuse our progress.