We were here after the summer time rush and found the owner very helpful and friendly. It is located behind a big red barn and the Nichols Lodge. We did not have any trouble with the power. Great location for seeing the fall colors and area. Most sites are on grass with some gravel. We did not use the restrooms. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Camp Ground is OK. One water tap shared for two sites. WiFi is at lodge next door. Owner is an awful drunk who is rude and seems to like giving wrong directions and then turns the sign (which faces the wrong direction anyway) off when you are coming in the dark. Told us to go up highway 10 and turn at the big red barn. It's on highway 100 and there are at least 5 big red barns -- it's Vermont after all -- and its not a barn, it's the Nichols Lodge. Lodges are for people, barns are for animals. There is a big Nichols Lodge sign - so he could have said, turn in at Nichols Lodge and we are behind it. We saw Nichols Lodge every time we drove by, but again ITS NOT A BARN. So, I have to assume he does it on purpose. And he seemed to lose phone connection whenever we asked for pricing -- and never would even give it to us in the office. So, we don't know what our options might have been. But it was then 10 PM, after we looked for it for over an hour, then unhooked the car and spent another 45 minutes looking for it in the car. I would never stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lousy restrooms, would not use; in bad need of update or at least cleaning daily, not monthly. Power suspect; AC wouldn't fully power up, but did on our generator, however. Not worth half the price charged. Close to Stowe and Waterbury only pluses here. Will not return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great campground. Please don't let my low score scare you away. I only downgraded it because the staff is not exactly warm. Maybe this is a tough time to make a buck in the campground business, but it sure would be nice to feel more welcome when you do come. Don't take it personally if you encounter what I did. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and the Ben and Jerry's Factory down the street. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful but very old with minimal repairs being done. Grass sites which are very muddy in the rain although probably good in dry weather. Hookups are awful, need extensions for everything if it will work at all. No Wi-Fi, bathrooms are old and not maintained. This place is a disaster. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The is a wonderful spot for visiting Stowe and the surrounding area, very close to town and many attractions and restaurants. Would have given it a 10 but the bathrooms are quite dated and while clean, it's not a facility that matches the delightful setting. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice small simple campground for the purpose of seeing the sites around Stowe, VT. Had the nicest mowed grass of any campground I ever stayed at. The bathhouse was very dated, but clean. Pool was very clean. The small river at the back of the property was fun to wade through. Other reviewers said something about the owners not being too friendly. I would agree. I tried talking to the owner on why his website was hard to find. He said because it was a "private" website for people who paid to view on a regional Intranet site. I tried to explain that if I Googled "Stowe Vermont Campground" his site would not come up in the search results. They had 20, 30 and 50 amp service. I thought the over night fee for 30 amp service was a little high at $40, but the Stowe area is pricey to start with. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful, grassy campground with huge sites, many on the river. Extremely clean. Very close to Stowe, but no activities for children or families. We would definitely camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I like this park. It is small but the sites are large and spacious. The site hookups are side to side where one unit backs in and one unit drives in. This works well but you are very close on the hookup sides. The playground is old but looks well kept. The grass is meticulously kept. The owners are on site and are typical Vermonters, very, very nice but of few words. Don't take it as being mean, its just the way the oldtimers are. I will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Good location to explore the area around Stowe. Side by side hook ups with adequate room. Not much in the way of trees for shade but sites are generally grass and reasonably level. Well cared for but not fancy. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Open sites, great for Fall but not much shade for summer. Easy in and out. Great base for touring Stowe area. 50 amp sites filled up but plenty of room other-wise. Well cared for but not fancy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice open campground. Central to Stowe area. No store, but plenty within a couple miles. Not much activities for kids. Playground is old school, my 5 year old loved it. I will camp here again because the sites are large and flat. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the perfect place to stay if you want to explore the area around Stowe. Beautifully maintained. Central hook ups for two sites means you have some one right beside you with their slides almost touching yours. The sites are big though. The sites numbers are not marked well so finding your site is difficult. The play ground is OK but could stand to be updated. We will definitely be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed for a week at Gold Brook Campground in a 25 foot travel trailer. The site was large and spacious. The staff was pleasant and the grounds were meticulous. The bathrooms were clean and well kept. We will definitely be staying here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is only 2 miles from Stowe and about 5 miles from Waterbury, Ben & Jerrys, etc. It is a good base to explore all of northern and central Vermont. We found the staff brief and to the point, making for a speedy check-in. The cg is on an old farm making for a rather rustic but scenic setting. It is a very large and open area. The entire area is well maintained, grass neatly mowed with large green spaces and a large area for a kids playground. Roads and sites are gravel. The roads had a few potholes with standing water due to the recent heavy rains in the area. The sites have "back to back" utility hook ups, meaning that there is a pull-in/back-in side by side. The spaces are large so you don't feel crowded. We had a pull in site which gave us a beautiful view out our front window across a large meadow with the VT mountains in the distance. We did use the laundry room which is rather small with one washer and one dryer. Our experience here was a positive one and we would definitely stay here again if Stowe is our destination. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Cranky owner- seems to know that they are the only game in town and you have to "deal with it". We spent 2 nights here and hated it. Will never go back. Laundry facilities were out of order for three days, sites have staggered utilties, so half the campers park head-in in to access utilities with long hoses and electric cords. Water pressure was very, very poor, had to fill tank at night so that we had pressure-assist during the day. Voltage was also low- 90-95 volts in evenings. Not enough to run A/C units or water heater. Rules, rules, rules posted everywhere. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Smugglers Notch State Park, Stowe, Vermont September 15 & 16 $20 no hookups. This campground was moved in 2003 from across the street so the bathrooms are new and very clean but only one shower (pay). There is only about 19 sites but only about 6 or 7 that RV’s can fit into and it is on a mountain but you can get level. One would suggest reservations if you are headed this way but during the week in the Fall you may get a site. The sites are a good size but some are hard to back up into. It is near Mt. Mansfield ski area and the Stowe Lodge Resort. There are hiking trails from the campground and it is an easy drive to the quaint village of Stowe for shopping , restaurants and a bike trail. This is a four season resort area with plenty to do in every season. It is considered the best ski resort in the state. Very pretty area and we would definitely return. RV’s should know that they can only drive up to the Gondola section of the resort because they have to turn around since they are not allowed to drive the five miles over the mountain to the Smugglers Notch Ski area so must use route 100 and drive around about 30 miles. If one is going to try the bike trail there is parking at the church to the right to get on the trail but not parking in the rest of the town. This is a wonderful area to camp in but if your RV is over 28 to 30 feet I don’t know if I would come up here but we did see some big campers on route 100. We camped here in a Motorhome.