Date of Stay: October, 2007
Just returned back to our trailer from an awesome Halloween night--Colonial Woods Campground has three weekends of Halloween. My little ones had tricker treating and the regulars--both week enders like us and the seasonals decorate their sites and give out candy. My kids loved it and I think next year we will do this instead of neighborhood trick or treating. After reading about the bathrooms and rowdy neighbors, I was a little nervous, but my sister had reserved this weekend and couldn't make it so we took their spot--I understand Halloween weekend spots are sold out quickly and I can understand why. Anyway, the bathroom stalls are not huge, but they are no different than any other public bathroom, BUT they were amazingly clean. Because we had such an awesome time today, I had to get my internet connection up and post immediately. Going to come back in the spring and do some fishing and again in summer to check out the pool. Also planning on Halloween again next year! I highly recommend this campground.
Date of Stay: April, 2007
This will be our third year of camping at Colonial Woods. My favorite site is W9 but there are lots of great others. The first thing to attract me to this campground was the clean bathrooms--nicest I have been in--the next was the friendly owners and staff. I have a teenage boy and he enjoys going to this campground. We are local, so I have to admit that we don't head out to the local attractions (Sesame Place, New Hope, etc.) but instead enjoy the relaxation and activities at the campground itself. Store prices are awesome--in fact, we get ALL of our propane tanks filled there because of the great prices. The owner's seem to strive for a nice family campground without a zillion restrictions which is really nice. We attended the Halloween festivities last year and they were great. This spring we attended "Easter" dinner. I have never seen/heard an outdoor PA system at this campground.
Date of Stay: May, 2006
We were there Memorial Day 2006. I was very excited as we were making our first trip of the season and the campground had great reviews. Unfortunately, it was a wet weekend, but we were still looking forward to sitting in our screen porch and relaxing. We checked in and went to our site. The site was very narrow with a huge boulder in the middle of it. If we could have gotten the pop-up in it, we never could have opened the screen porch (unless the boulder was in the middle of it). Not only that, their were ditches between the road and the sites and you had to carefully back in to miss the ditches. So, we went down and explained that the site would not do and got lectured on how it is a perfect site and that other pop-ups fit. I explained we couldn't and they finally gave us another site. It was as we pulled into that site we discovered the ditches--the hard way. Meanwhile, there are no gravel sites and it was pure PA wet clay. We got in and got set-up and then went to hook up the TV since the boys were restless. No cable TV. Husband went down and requested maintenance. The came and couldn't figure it out. Finally, my husband who is very familiar with this stuff had to figure out the problem and show them that they needed to rerun the cable for us. Then, during the night, the power kept fluctuating. My husband who is on a sleep apnea machine kept having the machine stop and start all night. When we reported it, we more or less got a blank stare with the promise that they would look into it. We had to use 4 wheel drive just to get in and out of the sites and some of the people in tents had to have straw laid just so they could stand on their sites. We could not use the water as there was some sort of reported (via signs in the bathroom, etc.) problem so we didn't even use the water for washing our hands. Instead we used hand sanitizers at the site. The boys were able to enjoy the golf hitting range, but the golf course itself was out of their league. For the most part, the campground seemed geared towards the permanent campers (not RV's but the modular type cabins) or at least that was my feelings. We ended up being so disappointed that we left a day early.