retread

No Avatar
  • Review Count 63
  • States Reviewed 28
  • Helpful Reviews 0

User Map


Reviews

Date of Stay:

As a previous reviewer stated, the rates are very pricey for having no Wi-Fi available at the RV sites. The rate reflects a Good Sam discount of 10%. We were told every day that they 'hoped' someone was coming to work on it, but we were not offered any discount for not having access. Also, at this time of year, all the pool facilities are not available. Our site was very close to neighbors, and a bit tight on departure turns to exit the campground. The landscape around the office is fine, but the sites themselves are tired looking with nothing much more than gravel on the ground. The WiFi was OK in the office, but we found it crowded at times with other guests crowding around the corner seating area to get their internet business handled. We also were 'booted off' the system several times during our connection time. The staff was otherwise very helpful and we found access to the city very easy via the nearby commuter rail station. Being the outermost station, we had no problem finding a seat on the train for a day trip into Boston and likewise boarded for our return at South Station. No standing for the commute - yay! We would stay here again, but without the internet access, we would try to barter for a cheaper rate, especially off-season.

Date of Stay:

The quoted rate reflects $4 in surcharges for our two children and also a Good Sam's discount. We had no problem maneuvering our big rig into the site in the hilltop area of the park. The site was level and easy for hookups. The bath house and laundry were immaculate. When taking advantage of the complimentary van tour of the Amish country, the tour was cancelled due to a vehicle breakdown. We were given complimentary vouchers for the buffet restaurant in nearby Bird-In-Hand that equated to around $50 for our family. We also were provided a highlighted map of the back roads so that we could tour the countryside on our own, with marked stops for shops such as bakers, quilts and handmade furniture. We actually enjoyed looking around at our own pace on a very lovely spring day. A day trip to Hershey was very easy to fit in as well. We would stay here again.

Date of Stay:

The quoted rate reflects a CCUSA 50% discount. We were provided a discount for a nearby buffet style restaurant and a complimentary visit to a battleground diorama. The diorama was on-site at the campground at one time, but has been relocated in town. We liked being in such close proximity to the battlefield since that was the purpose of our visit. The gravel site was a bit tricky for leveling at first, but we shifted our rig a bit and found a level spot that required no blocks. All the hookups worked fine and we found the facilities to be in good order. We would stay at this campground again.

Date of Stay:

This park is extremely overpriced for it's offerings, especially in the off-season. We were directed to park in a part gravel, part dirt pull-through site with nothing for a view but a bunch of seedy trailers in a storage lot, or the full-time resident staffers with their junk piled around their rigs. There was absolutely nothing for the kids to do as all the facilities were closed for the season, even the on-site grocery. We toured nearby Assateague Island, but would look much harder at accommodations for any future visits. We would definitely not stay here again!

Date of Stay:

We stayed at this park to tour the DC area. We do not feel that the RV park itself rates very highly. The sites are paved and level, but packed in very tight and, other than the entrance area, the landscaping is very scanty. The hookups are extremely awkward and we had trouble positioning our rig for the water line. Another reviewer compared it to Fort Wilderness at Walt Disney World. We have stayed at both and find no similarity in the appearance of the park itself or amenities offered. The staff is very friendly and knowledgable, the on-site cafe serves good food in very generous portions and the Metro access is great for touring the Capitol. We also took advantage of a Gray Line pickup for a night bus tour of the monuments. We purchased subway passes at the nearby Metro station rather than purchasing fares from the RV park. The passes are usable for bus or rail fares and the self-serve kiosks are very easy to add additional value (similar to a gift card at retail stores). The RV park does not sell these. We would not park at the nearby Metro system due to security concerns. We had no qualms about leaving our vehicle securely behind the gates at Cherry Hill while we left for the day. We witnessed many vehicles in traffic around the bus that had broken windows and busted trunks as evidence of a high volume of break-ins! We would stay here again if touring DC.

Date of Stay:

We moved to this campground after finding we could not fit into any available sites at a campground at Louisa. We found the location to be good for visiting Monticello and other central Virginia sights. As others have said, the sites are very tight for big rigs. Our 5th wheel is 40' long and has 3 slides. We could squeeze our truck in at the end of our trailer, but not easily. The site was level and the facilities were good. The campground is recovering from a hard winter with lots of downed trees limbs and flooding in the meadow area. The laundry was dirty and ill-kept, but we felt that the staff had been distracted from routine cleaning to address the larger winter cleanup in the campground itself. We would expect things in better order after they've caught up on the outdoor cleanup. We thought the rate was pricey for what still was clearly off-season, but could find no better pricing in the local KOA's. We would stay here again.

Date of Stay:

We were a bit worried on the drive in to the park due to the narrow road, but once we arrived we were so glad we came. We paid for the Camp Club USA rate with the supplemental $2 for this, $2 for that. After being assisted into our site by the escort, we quickly decided to stay for a week. The weekly rate is much less expensive and none of the supplemental charges are applied. We found no problem filling our time with drives to Kitty Hawk and the Outer Banks. We would have liked to stay closer to those areas, but we didn't find many options for big rigs. We would return again to this peaceful, quiet retreat.

Date of Stay:

The rate we paid was with a Camp Club USA discount. The park was almost empty and only the upper section (across the road from the office and activities) was being used. We enjoyed the seclusion and the site was level and roomy. The showers were not kept in good shape during our stay and had a strong stench of mildew. We would have rated the park a '9' if we hadn't dragged our bike rack on the driveway when exiting. The driveway is too steep, as evidenced by the deep scars in the pavement from repeated scrapes. We would stay here again, but would try to get a spot away from that steep driveway.

Date of Stay:

The rate reflects our Camp Club USA discount (50%) with $10 tacked on for our 2 children. We checked the reviews, but took a chance on this park because of it's proximity to Williamsburg, Jamestown, etc. The reviews about the horrible roads are true. The roads are in horrible shape and the turns so tight that the escort had to call back to registration to reassign us. It was that or cut down a tree. The showers were old and had no hot water. The sites were so close together that neighboring campers were leaning their heads against our rig as they sat around their fire ring. A loose Labrador from the adjacent property tore through an open gate growling and barking at our leashed dogs and kids as we took a walk on the grounds. The dog park proposed for 2010 does not exist. The park is about 50% permanently parked rigs, many in deteriorated condition. The property, without improvements, would be lovely with the huge trees and waterfront location. On one positive note, we found the staff to be very friendly. We held our breath as we were working our way out of the park to make all the turns without scraping a tree or someone else's vehicle. We managed to leave unscathed - never to return!

Date of Stay:

The rate quoted reflects a CCUSA discount. With the discounted rate, the park is fine for an overnight or very brief stay. Watch carefully for the entrance just past the large parking lot for the flea market. We would stay here again for an overnight stop.

Date of Stay:

We enjoyed the quiet setting of the park and the proximity to visiting Charleston. We were worried about getting stuck. The sites are mostly grass and dirt. Heavier rigs were leaving ruts everywhere. The driveway for exiting the park is very tight for big rigs in a couple of turns. When the park is busy, the sites are very close together. The sewer connection for the adjacent site was positioned right in front of our doorway, but was tolerable as no one used that site during our stay. We would stay here again.

Date of Stay:

After checking the reviews for parks in the area, we decided to stay here. The only plus was that the owner was very friendly. The utilities worked fine, but we have come to expect that as basic to park operations. None of the facilities listed on the website were available, even showers. There was no laundry, no showers, no reliable Wi-Fi, no exercise room. Even the bathrooms were incomplete with only one working toilet that had no sink for handwashing and no heat. We were parked next to someone living in a converted school bus that raised chickens that roamed freely and annoyed our dogs. The same full-time residents released the dog unsupervised to do his business and obviously did not pick up behind him. The property has terrific potential, but customers should not be expected to pay full-price rates for minimal functionality. We would stay here again if the facilities are completed as advertised or if the rates were adjusted.

Date of Stay:

This park worked ok for a visit to see St. Augustine. The sandy soil didn't support our rig well and we we hurried to leave before heavy rains. Otherwise, the facilities were ok. We would not stay here again, especially if rain is in the forecast!

Date of Stay:

The site itself was fine with everything in good order. The site we selected was near an open field and had a nice view of the mountain. We were concerned at check-in regarding maneuvering near the office as the turn is very tight and the driveway has some serious spots in need of leveling. The 'new' bathrooms were in terrible shape upon our arrival. The staff faulted a boy scout troop that had just departed. Upon the promise of immediate attention to the abhorrent conditions, we decided the stay. The bath houses are in need of an update and were not clean, but were not public health issues like the bathroom behind the office. The laundry was filthy with a hodge podge of old machines. We did not use them. We did like the quiet as the location is well away from the highway and the go-kart track was not being used during our stay. We would not stay here again as the bath house and laundry are not what we expect for the rate charged.

Date of Stay:

The rate quoted reflects a CCUSA discount (50%). The park has recently installed new internet access equipment, so it worked without a hitch. Things were a bit muddy as the river had flooded the park a few weeks prior to our stay. At check in, there is a sign that notes the river levels for the week as well as the level when the park must be evacuated. The bath houses were clean, but need some work. The laundry was clean and no charge. We would stay here again.