Thanksgiving Recipes to Make Around the Campfire

Dutch oven over a campfireIf you’re like us, you start looking forward to Thanksgiving dinner weeks in advance. While some of you may be traveling to your parents’ house, in-laws, or hosting Thanksgiving in your home, many people will be spending their Thanksgiving holiday at a campground. Many campgrounds host Thanksgiving meals or potlucks for campers, but it’s always good to have your own food to feast on. Cooking a gourmet Thanksgiving meal in your RV may seem like a challenge, but these recipes from are easy and delicious! Continue reading

Best Fall Camping Destinations in the US

Indian Cave State Park in Richardson County. Visitors on the boardwalk at Indian Cave.

While we can’t argue that Virginia is beautiful in the Fall, the point of having an RV is to travel, right? For those of you who are seeking a new camping destination, check out these top 5 best fall camping destinations. Here you’ll find cooler weather, changing leaves, and some of the most scenic campgrounds you’ve ever laid eyes on. Continue reading

RV Accessories for Fall Camping

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Now that Fall weather is finally setting in, there are a few items you may want to purchase for your next camping trip. Reines RV Center has two locations in Virginia to help supply you with all the Fall and Winter parts and accessories you need! Here are a few items to consider:

For Sitting By the Campfire

There are a few key accessories you need for those zero-gravity-reclinerbeautiful nights out by the campfire. First, make sure you have enough comfortable seating options for all your family and friends. Zero Gravity Recliners are perfect for the outdoors and comfortable enough to sit in all night long. You’ll also want to make sure your fire is safe and contained by purchasing a Collapsible Fire Ring. These are easy to use and assemble, so you can have s’mores every night!

For a Rainy Day

While Virginia is undoubtedly beautiful in the Fall, mother nature can still interfere every once in awhile. Be prepared for a rainy day by packing plenty of board games, card sets, or arts and crafts supplies. Extra points if you can keep everyone off their cell phones and computers for an extended period of time!

For a Cold Day

Just like rain, cold weather can hit awningcoverunexpectedly as well, but don’t let it ruin your fun. Reines RV Center has a great selection of Awning Rooms that will keep you warm and comfortable, even when the cold sets in. Relaxing in your awning room will allow you to enjoy the camping experience, without feeling like your trapped inside the RV all day (or freezing outside).

Fall is one of the best times of year to camp, and you want to make sure you and your RV are fully prepared for all the adventures ahead. Visit Reines RV Center, Virginia’s #1 RV and Travel Trailer Dealer at our Manassas or Ashland location for all your RVing needs. Browse our huge lot of motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers, pop-ups and more, or visit our Parts and Accessories store to stock up on supplies.






5 Most Romantic Campgrounds

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Now that the kids are back in school, your camping adventures can go from family-friendly to romantic getaway. So instead of packing the RV with toys and snacks, get ready for a couples retreat with your sweetheart at these 5 Most Romantic Campgrounds.

First Landing State Park

With over 200 campsites at this gorgeous campground on Cape Henry in North Virginia Beach, there is plenty of space to sneak away for a secluded camping experience under the stars. Off the main campground road you can find small alcoves that will give you extra privacy. There are also over 19 miles of hiking and biking trails and picnic areas so you can exercise or roast marshmallows by the campfire.

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Photo provided by Wikimedia Commons

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

This 36-site campground with full utility hookups is located in the serene surroundings of Pennyrile Lake near Dawson Springs, Kentucky. This historic park has over 15,000 acres of lush Kentucky trees and forests. Pennyrile’s 56-acre lake is perfect for a romantic canoe, kayak, or pedal boat ride, all of which can be rented at the boat dock. You can also ride off into the sunset on a 1.25 mile horseback riding trail near the campground.


Sugarloaf Key / Key West KOA

While some people prefer the rustic, woodsy type of camping, others would rather spend their time on white sandy beaches underneath the palm trees. The campground at Sugarloaf Key in Key West boasts the most beautiful views of the crystal clear Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean. You and your partner can enjoy waterfront meals, sunset cruises, or walk along the historic “Conch Republic” streets.


Belle Isle State Park

With seven miles of shoreline along the Northern Neck’s Rappahannock River in Lancaster, Virginia, Belle Isle State park has some of the state’s most beautiful trails and waterfront views. Located near the historic town of Bel Air, this gorgeous area is one of the most popular wedding locations for couples looking to tie the knot. The full-service campground has electric and water hook ups, and accommodates RVs up to 45 feet. You and your honey can explore the 10 miles of nature-filled trails, horseback ride, or launch your boat for a day on the water.

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Wellesley Island State Park

A park that can only be accessed by foot or boat is clearly designed for peace and serenity. This year-round campground in Fineview, New York is the largest camping site in the Thousand Islands region. You will be surrounded by wilderness and rustic charm along the St. Lawrence River. The amenities and activities range from swimming and jet skiing in the summer to snowshoeing and ice fishing in the winter. As the weather gets cooler, you can snuggle up by a romantic campfire and enjoy all the beautiful views this camping destination has to offer.

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Photo provided by Full Frame Works Photography

Whether you’re looking to travel across the country, or stay close to your Virginia home, make sure your RV is ready to take a romantic camping adventure with your loved one. Visit Reines RV Center in Manassas or Ashland to get a new or used RV of your dreams. We have a huge selection of motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers and pop-ups to choose from.