Sky Valley Parks, located near Palm Springs, California, is the first and only RV resort in Sky Valley. Tim Manthei, together with his brothers, started building RV spaces in 1970 around the mineral hot springs unique to Sky Valley and the surrounding area.
Get Yourself Into Hot Water ~ You’ll Love It!
Since then, Sky Valley Resorts, together with Caliente Springs, (built in 1987 as a 55+ RV resort), has grown to over 1700 spaces. Both resorts are owned and operated by the Manthei family.
There was a time not so long ago when Sky Valley Resorts was nothing more than 160 acres of arid land sprouting native vegetation. That was during the 1950′s, back when the Manthei family was searching for someplace far away from the cold Midwest winters.
Like a miner in search of gold, part-owner Tim Manthei’s father headed off to Southern California after hearing talk of the natural hot springs in the area. Being the entrepreneur that he was, the elder Manthei saw potential in those hot springs and snapped up some acreage. Never did he imagine just how much potential those bubbling underground cauldrons of hot water would one day have!
His son Tim did though and after graduating in 1970 he headed to Desert Hot Springs with plans of building an RV park. Within a few months Sky Valley Resorts was open for business. Literally situated off the beaten track, the resort’s grand opening wasn’t so grand but fortunately that changed once the underground hot springs were tapped.
Word of the hot springs’ therapeutic qualities spread fast and it wasn’t long before Sky Valley Resorts went from ordinary RV park to a much-in-demand vacation destination. Thirty-plus years later, there are now 2 Manthei-owned hot spring resorts in Sky Valley with immaculately-kept space for over 1,400 RVs. The resorts also boast 270 spacious vacation style homes available for rent or for purchase.
With amenities like tennis, shuffleboard, horseshoes, billiards, water games and of course the sulfur-free naturally heated mineral spas, the thing that attracts owners and keeps visitors coming back is the resort owner’s consistent desire for wholesome faith-based activities throughout the resorts. Owners and visitors experience that strong faith and commitment everywhere whether participating in the on-site chapel programs, the numerous volunteer opportunities or any of the other planned daily activities.
There’s so much to do within the Sky Valley Resorts community that there’s never a need to go anywhere else. There’s even a small grocery store and a restaurant across the street serving up delicious meals. Besides garage sales, bingo tournaments, potluck dinners, free cable and even free WiFi Internet access, Sky Valley Resorts is a place where many lasting friendships are made. Visitors and owners love feeling refreshed and rejuvenated and wouldn’t trade this lifestyle for anything else. It’s definitely resort living at its finest. Join us at Sky Valley Resorts and see for yourself!