Date of Stay: September, 2009
This was our second stay at this campground and it is our favorite in the Gettysburg area. By far it's the most private and quiet. We enjoy the deluxe pull-through sites. The campground is far from level, but the sites are good. Our daughter enjoyed the playground and mini cabin play area.
Date of Stay: September, 2008
This is a lovely campground. It is well maintained, as previously stated. We had some issues with the site originally assigned to us. While the management staff could have handled the situation better, the maintenance team went above and beyond to assist. There isn't much to do around town other than the amusement park, but it was a very relaxing trip. We would definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: March, 2008
We stayed here for two nights for a short visit to Dollywood, which is about 10 miles from the campground. The campground was practically empty. The campground itself is mostly flat. Our site was long, but not very wide by comparison. If we had neighbors, I think the site would have seemed small. It did have a nice concrete pad. I didn't hear any road noise and we didn't camp here on a Saturday, so I can't speak to the previous review. We never did get our cable to work, but we did not contact the office given our short stay. We enjoyed our stay and look forward to a return when the weather is warmer.
Date of Stay: March, 2008
This is a nice campground located directly across the street from Opryland and the Grand Ole Opry House; it is about 9 miles from downtown Nashville, the Ryman and the Country Music Hall of Fame. It is located next to the highway which provides easy access, but also creates some road noise. The staff was very hospitable and pleasant. We were able to get great reception of local channels with our antenna and digital TV. The campground is small and 50amp, pull through sites are limited. However, the back-in sites were ample size and from what I could tell all sites had concrete patios and tables. If you have the unfortunate need for a veterinarian while visiting, we highly recommend Dr. John Robison at the Mobley Veterinary Clinic. Music Valley Drive has several nice restaurants; don't leave without trying Caney's Fish Camp. You won't be disappointed! We enjoyed our stay and would definitely camp here again.
Date of Stay: October, 2007
The campground is ideally located right off of I-95 in Georgia. It is a lovely place with a large pond. It is well manicured and very clean. The staff takes great pride in the appearance and customer service; it's a shame the manager doesn't feel the same. I made reservations on-line for a two-night stay in April for October with the intent of visiting Savannah, Georgia. While I found mixed reviews on-line, overall this campground provided the amenities and location we desired for our week-end stay. We traveled from Maryland to Georgia and on the day of arrival I called to verify our reservation and ensure a large site for our 40-ft motor home and trailer. The staff member who answered my call was friendly and helpful. She very quickly recognized there was only one large site, referenced as 70 feet, and I was told she would reserve it for us. Upon arrival, I was met outside the office by one of the staff who inquired about my reservation. I showed her the reservation and was promptly met at the door inside the office by the manager, who advised they “could not accommodate” my motor home and trailer. She advised a woman behind the counter to issue a full refund for my deposit. I asked if we could unhook and was told there was no where to put the trailer. She repeated several times, “We can not accommodate you.” When I asked what she expected me to do, she advised I should find another camp ground and suggested one in South Carolina. I left the office and returned with my boyfriend to inquire about alternatives. Once back in the office another manager, was present and through negotiation we were able to unhook the trailer and park in front of the office. We were not offered the opportunity to view the site and determine other options. After arriving at the campsite, we realized there was no need to unhook. I was shocked and disappointed by the lack of customer interest displayed by the manager. Not only was she rude, she was argumentative. She made no attempt to offer resolutions until the second manager was present. The staff was noticeably disturbed by the incident and offered numerous apologies.
Date of Stay: October, 2007
This was our fourth and final visit to this campground. The campground has been under construction for all four visits. The implication is that the owners are making an effort to improve the campground and provide the ultimate camping experience for the guests. However, in reality, all improvement efforts are to increase the owner’s bottom line. There has been an addition of two water-slides. This was followed by a substantial usage fee added to the campsite prices during the “in-season.” The addition of a “new” section about two years ago has increased the number of campsites by 50, plus five cabins. Little, if any, improvement has been made to the narrow roads leading to the newer section where the larger campers and rigs are assigned. This visit was a particular disappointment and the proverbial “straw” in a series of unfortunate events. Reservations were made in January for one of the Halloween weekends, which are considered holiday weekends and must be paid in full with a strict cancellation policy. A call the day before our visit to get our campsite was taken by an office employee whose interest in customer service was minimal. She was unable to find my reservation initially and wanted to exert as little effort in the process as possible. Upon arrival at our site, we were advised by the escort that management did not want campers to use any of the area covered by hay. It seems the “new” sites had recently been excavated, fertilized and seeded. It’s important to note that the sites themselves are very narrow (another effort to house as many campers as possible). The area covered with hay was about 75-80% of the site. What remained was a small gravel section of 24 feet by about 12 feet. We were directed to read the handout in the package we received upon arrival. We asked to speak with the operation director, who was dispatched to our site. A request to be moved to another site was denied because it is their policy. In all fairness they did offer a full refund if we left within the hour, but we opted to stay. Little effort was made to accommodate or console us. I believe there is an expectation in renting a campsite, that the campsite should be usable in its entirety. This was one of the Halloween weekends, and the number of people made it an unpleasant experience all around.
Date of Stay: October, 2007
We stayed at this campground twice in the last month, both times it was filled to capacity. The campground is clean and well maintained. The owners are on-site and take pride in the family-friendly atmosphere. From the road you would never know of the beautiful view of the stream and farm. The location to Lancaster sites and shops can not be beat. I would have given the campground a ten, except for the T-sites. Some of the sites have been updated to pull throughs or back-ins, but most are T-sites, which can make for difficult maneuvering, especially if you are a large RV. Smaller campers and pop-ups won't have a problem. Also, when Dutch Wonderland is open, the noise from the roller coaster can be loud and disruptive.
Date of Stay: September, 2007
We stayed at this campground to visit Annapolis. In general, the staff was helpful and the campground was clean. Most of the sites were not level, however they can accommodate larger RVs. There is some road noise, but it is not overly disruptive. The campground is over priced, given that there are no scheduled activities.
Date of Stay: September, 2007
The location of this campground is lovely in comparison to the other campgrounds in Gettysburg. It is still close to Gettysburg sights, but secluded enough to provide a peaceful get away. The sites are shaded and well kept. The owners are on-site and take pride in the family-friendly atmosphere. There is a wonderful playground and an adorable play cabin for children. The premium sites have a two-person wood swing, that really adds to the experience. However, the most of the sites are very small and campground itself is not level, which makes for difficult walking and bike riding. The mini-golf is literally on the side of the hill and may be difficult to access for older visitors.
Date of Stay: July, 2007
This campground was more than an 8-hour drive for us and we stayed for seven nights. We had a wonderful site! There was some road noise, but really not too noticeable. Our only complaint about our site was that the cable did not work. When we asked them to check it, they brought a little portable TV that barely had a visible screen and said the picture was fine. We finally got our satellite to work after the third day. We met family there and asked to be put close together and they said they couldn't because the campground was full, even though they don't assign the sites until arrival. My brother-in-law and his family were assigned a site no where close to us and after much discussion he finally got his site moved. It was disappointing that we had to make such a big deal about a simple request, especially since there were several sites close to us that remained empty our entire stay. The campground is by far the most well maintained I have seen. All of the roads are paved and grounds are manicured nicely. We enjoyed fishing in the pond and even caught a few fish! We thoroughly enjoyed the nightly entertainment. However, the campground itself is located in the mountains and as such has many hills, many of which are not conducive to bike riding particularly by children. The front entrance is busy and can be difficult to pass in front of all of the traffic. There is a charming trolley that provides transportation, but due to traffic it is rarely on schedule. The traffic on the main road was so bad that at times we questioned whether we really want to venture out. Overall we really enjoyed our stay at the campground. It really is a beautiful campground and location. It is evident the owners take pride in the presentation.
Date of Stay: June, 2007
We love this campground, particularly when the pool is open. They always have plenty of activities. We stayed here for Father's day weekend and were unaware of the music festival. While we enjoyed the experience, the crowd became rowdy later in the afternoon. I would suggest additional security for this event. As I have written before, there are few sites that can accommodate large rigs and maneuvering through the narrow roads can be a challenge. Most of the sites are not level. On this visit we had a nicely shaded site. Despite the negatives, the staff is always friendly and helpful and we enjoy Harper's Ferry.
Date of Stay: June, 2007
This was our third stay at this campground, but our first since the new water slide has opened. As a result there is a new pricing policy and we were charged $7/person/night for access to the amenities. So, we paid an additional $42 (3 people x $7 x 2 nights). I highly disagree with this policy because the two adults NEVER utilized any of the amenities or participated in any of the activities. My daughter used the slides and the pool, but we never made it to the min-golf or go-karts. Our total cost for the two nights was $144, which is excessive given that we were in Williamsport, MD and not a beach front property. The previous policy was to pay for the wrist bands for those who would be using the facilities. This is a more effective approach. The campground needs to find a new way to cover the cost of their expansion and development or they are going to price themselves right out of business. We noticed that the campground was not full for the weekend, even though many children are already out of school. The pool area is still under construction and a very large commercial back-hoe was parked in front to the pool during our entire stay. It was an eye-sore and a better choice would have been to park it in the back behind the campsites for the weekend. Recent expansion of the campground has brought additional campers, but the facilities (except for the new pool) have not been expanded. The pavilion is entirely too small for the activities held there. We attended the dance Saturday night, which was great for the kids, but there was little room to dance and virtually no where for the parents to sit. (and the campground was not full.) They were selling glow sticks and jewelry, but the cash register was not functional for the entire evening and so some children were able to buy the items and others were not. The snack shop is apparently also under construction and had a limited selection of the regular snack items. While my daughter ate an ice cream, I watched the employee behind the counter turn away four people because she did not have items they requested. At one point the person behind the counter stated there was no running water in the building. (I'm certain that is a health code violation when serving food.) The attitude of the staffers seemed uptight and anxious. While most of the maintenance type employees were friendly, we found the pool staff to be rigid and unfriendly. This campground gets an A for effort and an F for execution. We loved our campsite, it was big-rig friendly and conveniently located, albeit not level. There are a ton of activities, literally something every hour. The new pool is absolutely wonderful, but short on tables and chairs. It's important to note that my seven-year old daughter thinks it's the best campground ever. We have reservations for one of the Halloween weekends and we will probably return to this campground again next year. I just hope the construction will finally be complete and the equipment will be put away. Nonetheless, I just can't justify the exorbitant cost.
Date of Stay: May, 2007
Adorable! There is really no other word. The campground and the town of Edinburg are totally adorable! It's the size of the campground that makes it quaint. The are not very many campsites and several were occupied with long-term guests. Most of the sites were average, some were small. We have a 40ft motor home with two-slides and our site was absolutely perfect right on the creek. We weren't even in the big-rig site. Access in/out of the campground it not an issue following the numerous signs from I-81. The roads are plenty wide enough for two vehicles and I can assure you a "stand-off" is not necessary unless you can't drive your motorhome/camper and if that's the case, well. The campground has the most pleasant atmosphere. The landscaping alone is amazing and you can tell the owner has a personal investment in the property. There are hanging flowers from the trees and several water features including the water mill at the main building. The staff is beyond helpful. The owner checked in on us and realized our TV picture wasn't as he would have expected. (Its was fine for us.) He loaned us a cable booster for the weekend. (We have since bought our own.) This is not a kid friendly campground, there are no playgrounds, scheduled activities, pools, arcades, mini-golf, etc. That's not to say that children couldn't entertain themselves the old-fashioned way and there were many children camping during Memorial Day weekend when we were here. There is a creek right next to the campground and people were in all day either tubing or swimming. Further up the creek people were fishing, although I can't imagine they were very successful given the noise of the swimmers. There was an ice cream social the weekend we were there with real homemade ice-cream. It was a wonderful experience. Because the campground is so small, there is a definite sense of community and family and the owners really exemplify this. The town of Edinburg is just as adorable and we very much enjoyed our visit to Sal's. It is a fabulous restaurant, in an unassuming building, with the best Italian food I have ever had. (I recommend the cannoli.) We also toured a few little towns near Edinburg and stopped for lunch at an authentic roadside diner. There is plenty to do with nearby caverns and wineries. We will absolutely stay here again and we are looking forward to it. I wouldn't change a thing.
Date of Stay: May, 2007
This was our first time at this campground. Our campsite was huge, truly the size of two campsites. Our visit in May was apparently too early in the season, since most of the facilities were not open or looked in need of Spring cleaning. There were plenty of scheduled activities. I also noticed a definite presence of permanent residents. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely return during the summer season.
Date of Stay: May, 2007
This was our second visit to this campground. It is less than 30 minutes from home and provides a quick weekend get away. We camped during Mother's Day weekend and received the second night free as part of the KOA package. I booked a premium pull-through site in January. When we arrived at our site it was not what I had reserved and it was extremely unlevel and small for our 40 ft motorhome. I called the office and spoke with the manager, who advised there were no other sites available that could accommodate our motorhome. The manager and his wife were most gracious in trying to resolve the matter and provided a partial refund. We really do love this campground. It is clean and the weekend is packed with with wonderful activities. The only complaint I have is that they do not have enough sites to accommodate larger rigs.