I understand that winter camping is different, but if you offer it, at least plow out some area. We could not get out of our camper with out stepping into a snow bank.They only remove the snow where the camper sits and then pile the snow all around the site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Been a few years since here. CG still well maintained and well staffed. Everyone is most helpful. Pride is evident. Led to site, with help in backing in. Interior roads are paved, then gravel. Site is gravel and level. Utilities are good. Lots of room to walk the dog. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wi-Fi was only free for a short while then you had to pay a fee to stay connected. Restrooms in bad need of updating. Would not feel secure using the shower as there was no way to lock the door. Cable service very poor. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for 3 nights while visiting Winchester. The site was very accessible and we were shown our site via golf cart. I had some problems with the cable hookup, and they came promptly and checked the post with a monitor which showed that I had an internal problem which I resolved. The cable itself is very basic with little on it but it provided our dogs with something to watch. The WiFi is Tengo Net and cost $10 for 4 days. It was OK but when I got my MiFi going it was much faster than the campground WiFi. The cost seems excessive for those of us who don't use the game room or other activities available. The campground is very clean. and the staff is very dependable and we would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Noisy. Manager is not friendly at all. Over priced. Do not complain, they could care less if you camp here or not. They are the only game in town and know it. Pass it up if you can. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground seemed very nice during our two-night stay on a very busy Labor Day weekend. They have plenty of activities to keep the kids busy, and the campground is laid out pretty nicely. Would have no trouble going back. Store is very well stocked and prices are fairly decent We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a level gravel pull through surrounded by grass, long and level enough that we did not have to unhook for one night. Place is pretty and very clean. Bathrooms are dated but clean. There is a lot of road noise, especially in the 'one night' pull through sites. Some of the backin sites are cement, others are gravel. Convenient location, but expensive. We camped here in a fifth wheel. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Generally a nice place. We had a quiet, wide spot allegedly "premium" though a bit on the short side. Water good, did not use wifi. Access strange - a portion is one way only. Some areas are real close and some near a highway. Many look short - real short. Few pull through sites. Paved interior roads. Clearly would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have camped at Candy Hill twice this year while visiting family for the weekend. The Campground is clean, friendly, and well maintained. On Sunday I stopped into the office to see about extending our stay for a few hours rather than drag our trailer into town for lunch. Someone was already reserved into our spot, but they found us a very accessible site to drop the trailer and plug in for the few extra hours. I appreciated the extra effort they took to find one that would take minimal effort to get in/out of, and their willingness to work it out, rather than simply say: "someone's got the spot, get out!". We would absolutely stay here again, and hope to do so in the fall. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Candy Hill is fine. It is very clean and the upkeep is generally good. It is a campground for people looking to pull off the road and stay the night. They have a great store and arcade. I would say it is one of the most fully stocked camp stores I have seen. Additionally, it was a quiet place. As long as you get a site away from the road it is peaceful. Having said all of that , the campground is very old. The pool is very dated and in need of some maintenance. The kiddy pool is literally a Wal-Mart plastic pool. I had to keep telling my kids to stay away because it was filled with bugs and algae. The bathrooms are very, very old and dated. Again, it is fine for a stay over, but it is not a destination campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice, well run, clean campground. We were in a premium site so we did have road noise from VA 37. One thing I thought was unusual was we were visiting family in the area, and when they came to pick us up, they had to pay $4 per person to visit us and see our motorhome. They were there less than 30 minutes and then we left for dinner so they got $3 of the $4 back. When we returned from dinner, they had to drop us off at the office or pay again: huh? I like that they keep a close eye on the comings and goings of guests, but seemed a bit over-the-top to us. We would stay here again only because it's convenient to family that just moved to the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate reflects Good Sams discount. This is an easy to access, nice well maintained and landscaped campground with paved roads and most sites paved. The campground is very close to Highway 37, which is a heavily traveled limited access four lane interstate like highway. We stayed in one of the 50 amp premium sites, but unfortunately these sites almost look down on the highway which is less than 300 feet away. If your rig isn't well sound conditioned, you want to sleep with the windows open. Or, if you are a light sleeper much of this campground is probably not for you. Perhaps some of the sites near the back (west end) of the park may have less traffic noise. The CG cable contains analog only stations, and there was limited over the air TV available. Most sites are in the open enough to be satellite friendly. Note that Wi-Fi is available for an extra fee, and be aware that the service is provided by Tengonet (need we say more). Verizon LTE high speed data service was good. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very clean and well-maintained campground. We were greeted as we pulled into the campground and had an escort to our site. There appears to be a good deal of staff available. Sites are close together, but that didn't pose any problem. There was a mix of retirees and families with young children. Even though the park was full children playing and lots of people walking about, it still was quiet and peaceful. This is a slightly wooded campground with level sites. The sites are at least partially paved, only a few pull-thrus. Other sites appear easy to back into with ample green space and extra parking. Each site has its own picnic bench, all seem to be in good condition. There is a well-stocked store, pool, and game room. Looks like there is a bike rental as well. The only complaint was the poor cable reception. We will definitely return. Price reflects a Good Sam discount. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very clean and well maintained park. Lots of grass and the pad was level. They had everything you might want in the store. Major shopping just outside the park. We were only there one night and were put in a smaller site. It was very close to the next one. I still would use them again for a one night stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Our site was near the highway, and there was definite noise. Quiet hours at night were not enforced as children were running around and noisy after 10 PM. Easy in and out. Good space between sites and lots for kids to do. Nice grassy dog walking areas. Cable is basic and not very good. WiFi has a fee. AT&T cell was good. Power was 30 AMP which worked for us by juggling usage, but that might not work for some larger motorhomes. Rate is Good Sam discount which seems a bit high for just water and 30 AMP electric. We would probably stop again if going through the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an excellent park for an overnight stay. It is set on a nice piece of rolling land 5 miles from I-81, adjacent to another major highway. (yes, there is some road noise, but not bad). It is as well-organized as a military operation. There is good signage, helpful kids check you in, and someone drives a golf cart to your site to show you where to go and how to hook up. There is a medium-sized RV store that sells most of the basics. The park is not beautiful, but it is extremely well-maintained and there is a lot of grass (good for dogs) and lovely seasonal flowerbeds. When we were here, it was not crowded, but there were quite a few deluxe RVs stopping for a night or 2. My only complaint about Candy Hill is that the cable is basic and does not work well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Only stayed here one night but was pleasantly surprised. The office staff was very friendly and helpful as was the gentleman who led us to our site. The campground roads were a little tight. Some of the sites were also smallish, but our pull thru site was nice and level, a good size, and all the hookups were conveniently placed and working. The grounds were very well groomed and the camp store was full of just about anything you could need and priced reasonably too. We would certainly return here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here a few years ago on our trek north so decided to stop for the night, as friends lived nearby. After charging $50 they have a charge for visitors, even those just stopping by to pick us up or visit for a few hours. All visitors must sign in and pay $4 per person. If they leave within an hour, you will be refunded $3. We were told this was for insurance purposes, but at $50 a night that should be included. As far as WiFi we were confused on their policy. Their instructions on the TV states first 12 hours are free, but their website states the first hour is free. Again for $50 WiFi should be included like the majority of RV parks. The TV reception was snowy so I went to the office and they said they would check it out, but it never improved and no one got back to me. It had snowed while we were there and I asked them to plow the road so we could get out easily with 4" snow and a 40' with tow. They only plowed it partially. Considering there were less than a handful of people there, the staff didn't seem interested in their customers. We have stayed in much nicer places with free WiFi, 70 cable stations (compared to their 26 stations) and paid a lot less with friendlier people. We will not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Candy Hill is on the longer "western route" we use to avoid the high-toll, snail-slow traffic of the I-95 NJ-DE-MD-DC corridor. But we got delayed by snow in the Harrisburg area anyway so we called ahead to say we'd be late. The Night Host/Security, who was waiting at the gate when we arrived completed our registration and escorted us to our site, Due to the time and temperature the water supply was shut off so he first offered to lead us to a usable waterline. Very thoughtful and courteous but not surprising. Each time we have come to Candy Hill we have experienced the same friendly and professional service. A nice CG for a one-night sleep over. A great CG in better weather. Only negative is one hour limit on FREE wifi. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Everything went well. Park shut the water off at 8pm and then turned it back on in the morning so the pipes wouldn't freeze. I stayed here for one night with no issues. Sites were easy to access and flat. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a older, but well-maintained campground. Most sites are gravel, and although there are large trees among the sites, the low branches seemed to be well-trimmed and didn't present a problem. There are just a few pull-through sites, and some of the back ins are a bit tight, but knowledgeable staff was on hand to assist. Sites are reasonably level. Interior roadways are well-paved and signage to the campground is quite adequate. We were here in off-season, although the campground seemed quite busy. The entrance area is a bit narrow, so I can see how it could get backed up during high season. Some sites have hookups on the off-side of the rig. Our sewer was on the left. The water, power, and cable were on the right. But this wasn't a big issue in hooking up. The rates are a bit high, but I've paid more for less. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
My wife and I overnighted here on a scenic trip to Long Island NY in a 29' motorhome. Campground was easy to find and had access off I-81. The park was not crowded and we got a very quiet premium site in the corner of the park. The staff were friendly and courteous. Campground was very clean. We will stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
When deciding to stay here, first disregard the two reviews from July 2012. I don't believe they are about this campground since the physical descriptions about the parking to check in and tight sites and low branches are totally false. On our stay, we were treated very nicely. The office staff were friendly, cheerful and made us feel welcomed. Escort to the site, water quality and pressure good. Minimum leveling required. No one buzzed us in golf carts. Paved entry road in excellent shape, gravel sites. Cable good, didn't use the Wi-Fi. Moderate road noise from Hwy 37. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate is Good Sam after Labor Day! Our check in was very friendly and the young man steered us to a gas station and helped us with a route we were looking for. We were led to a gravel site and received an offer to help us set up. It took a 1" board to level. Pull throughs are "premium" sites, but we would not have fit on most of the back-ins with our 37 footer. Our site was adequate for an overnight. The store was well stocked, and the pool and restrooms were clean though dated. Verizon, water, electric, and cable were fine. Wi-Fi worked well, but there is a charge after 1 hour. Trash had to be taken to the dumpster which wasn't far away. There is road noise, but we were able to sleep. Due to cost, we will look elsewhere when in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We spent an overnight at Candy Hill. Many times we observed the campground while traveling on Rt 37. We thought we would give it a try. We found the signage to be very poor for the entrance to the campground. Our site faced the highway and was a little noisy. We were fortunate to have a paved site. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We spent the weekend at Candy Hill. Upon arrival at the office we were greeted by very friendly employees. We were escorted to our site and the older gentleman guided us into a back in spot. The site pad was paved and we had full hook up. The pad was not completely level, but nothing the automatic levelers could not address. The ground were mowed and well kept. We were unable to get a satellite signal and used the park's cable RV. The pictures was o.k., but frosty at times. On Sunday they featured a car show which was a plus before we hit the road. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campsite in Winchester, Virginia, is quite possibly the worst managed business I have ever come across. Having recently stayed there once before with some issues, we decided to give it another try this week. This time, we encountered even worse issues. As many other reviewers have noted, the vast majority of the staff are exceptionally rude. They whiz around their golf carts starting very early in the morning seemingly looking for patrons to pick on. They will drive right across the lawn up to the edge of your patio mat and confront you, treating you as though you have just committed a crime against humanity. The first time we stayed, my wife was driving in and hesitated before turning right. A staff member (turns out the manager) stopped her and questioned why she was hesitating and said "Are you sure you belong here? You don't look like you know where to go." Not sure why I decided to try it again this week other than I love the Shenandoah Valley and it's rather close to home. Well, the 110 AC plugs and the cable were out, but rather than fix that they threatened to double-charge me because I had my extension cord plugged into the empty (and working) box next to mine (nobody was in the spot). When my 19-year-old son dropped by to come have dinner with me, he drove in (nobody was at the notorious check-point others have discussed) but within a few minutes an employee drove right up to the mat and said we were breaking park rules. In a subsequent discussion with the "manager" over my disappointment with the rude staff behavior, I encountered only hostility, patronizing comments, defensiveness, and down-right unfriendly behavior from the management. It was no wonder to me that nearly the entire staff acts that way. As others have mentioned, the bathrooms are filthy and are probably worse than any other campground we have been to. Please be forewarned--this campsite is not professionally run, and more than likely you will be received at best with cold indifference and at worst with objectionable and offensive mannerisms by the staff. While convenient to I-81, you actually have other nearby options. I strongly encourage you not to encounter what we did--I left mid-week because I would not tolerate being treated as though I am not a valued customer. This campsite wants your valuable money, but they will not treat you as a valuable visitor. Be forewarned! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were here in a pull through site for one night only while traveling to Boston area. Sites are very tight. We were on the end so that did help. Exiting required going down a fairly steep gravel hill with two turns. We are 45' and towing so I walked ahead of the coach to make sure we were clear. Sites are gravel. Tents are mixed in with other sites. Staff was friendly and helpful. Bathrooms are very dated and very tight. We would stay again for one night if we could be assured of end site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There are not many pluses for this park. It's convenient to stores and the bypass around Winchester. Sites are narrow for big rigs, roads are torn up paving and matching the camper size to the site could be better so the whole staffing should be improve. Water/electric are joint use so you could have a long run. We were here when the storms hit in early July. Some limbs were removed Sunday morning then nothing was done while we stayed a few more days. The park management seemed to be waiting for someone to come rescue them. Some RV occupants were actually barricaded in due to limbs falling outside their doors and roofs. Voltage was already low, but it went below 100V after the storm. Staff didn't seem to care after I told them. The whole park suffers from neglect. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I would not recommend this campground to anyone. #1-You have to stop your vehicle with camper in the main roadway in and out of the campground and get out to go register (which can take some time). It causes huge backups and then there is only one narrow lane for anyone going to and from to get through. #2-The campsites are barely big enough to totally accommodate small travel trailers, much less, the larger models with slide-outs. One camper near us could not extend their canopy due to the slide-out of the camper next to them. And your sewer drain is almost under the canopy and/or picnic table of the site behind you! #3-You aren't allowed to use tabletop grills on the tables! #4-The bathrooms are sorely outdated and nasty. There aren't any outlets for hair dryers, etc. #5-The showers are awful. The showerheads don't work. There is not an attached private dressing area, so you have to leave all of your belongings on a bench outside of your stall where anyone in the shower area has access to it. The 'cut' curtain is transparent and barely reaches to conceal from side to side. You have to dry, get lotioned, and dressed in front of whomever else is in there. And there is black mold and grunge around the bottoms of the shower stalls. #6-Some of the employees were not very nice. #7-All other campgrounds that I have ever been to have trash pick-up at your site daily, but that was not done here. They also did not provide trashbags. #8-The pool was not clean at all and the 'baby' pool was one of the 4' molded plastic ones (like you get at Dollar General), with no filtration system, just sitting in the corner of the concrete pool area. #9-Visitors were charged $4 per person even if they only stayed less than an hour. My son and his wife came by just to see our camper and had to pay $8. #10-Would NEVER return to this campground! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was an excellent park. Well cared for and very appealing. Very easy access off I-81. About the only thing I didn't care for was the charge for Wi-Fi. I didn't try it, so I can't say how well it worked. But the paved sites were pretty level, the grounds and the staff were nice, and they did everything they could to accommodate us. I'll stay here again the next time I am in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Well maintained, but a pricey grassy park. My fee was with Good Sam Discount. There is a pool, play areas for kids, a dog walk and an old White Firetruck makes rounds throwing candies to kids like it is Mardi Gras. The staff were all very nice. They escort you to your spot and guide you in backing in. The camp borders the highway and the train tracks. The long trains didn't bother me, they usually pass slowly and I don't sleep lightly. I checked in before Memorial day and stayed over a week in an "F" spot. The prices are higher over holiday and event weekends. No weekly discount around those times. Spot had a concrete pad, no problem with a 40' fifth wheel. However the "F" spots are packed very close together. The pace filled up for the holiday and you basically have about 10-12 feet before the side of the next camper. When full the only "sights" are out the very back or front windshield of your camper. I had 50 AMP power, sewer, good water pressure. If there was cable I didn't notice, but I didn't care to look either. The other spots aren't lined up like sardines in a can--I wonder if the F are for short-timers. Most of the time the F spots have been empty and when another camper shows up it has been for an overnight. The only thing that was truly disappointing was the internet. You have free WiFi for 1 hour a day. Beyond that you must pay $4/day to $14/week. There is a reasonable byte limit per 48 hours. The Internet becomes unusable as the park becomes crowded. The Winchester area is great. Most of the stores you might need are around. 24-hour Martin grocer (aka Stop-n-Shop/Giant), Walmart, Costco, all the big chains and restaurants. Old Town in Winchester is quite nice and there are some really great lcoal places to eat (Winchester Thai, The Chocolate Bar Restaurant). There are upscale outdoor malls as well. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had never stayed at this campground before, but I wish I would have done my due diligence and researched the reviews before committing to this campsite. I would not recommend this campground to anyone. There are various recent reviews on various sites about the employees being rude and aggressive. I could not agree more! We would have left after the first night, however, they have a "no refund" policy. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I have stayed in this campground six times over the past few years. The park is convenient to area highways, though the noise can be trying at night. The location is convenient for shopping, with a Wal-Mart and other stores and restaurants across the road and a 7-11 gas station at the corner which has low gas prices. While professionally run, the staff is somewhat cold. The store is the best I've seen but prices are rather high. I've had a few run-ins with the staff over minor rules. They charge for Wi-Fi and the signal is erratic. This is a convenient overnight stop but staff petty nonsense can be a problem. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was an emergency stop for us - we had broken down and after repairs it was getting late and dark so we needed a place to stay and get off the road and get plugged in for A/C. There was some big fair/carnival in the town that weekend and the RV park was packed with "carnies" and regulars. Office staff was nice to accommodate us BUT -- park was over crowded, sites were close and not all that clean, very noisy with partying til late at night. Appreciate the plug-in, but would not stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price with Good Sam discount. Also price was jacked up because of the special Apple Blossom weekend. Be sure to check their website because they increase the price for special occasions. The park was very clean and attractive. Security was the tightest I've seen - a little extreme in my opinion. Also they charge $4 for a guest to visit. We were in WInchester for a family reunion. Six family members stopped by to see our new 5th wheel. You do the math! In fairness, they did give $3 back since they didn't stay for over an hour - still, come on. Guess they can do want they want since there are no other RV parks around Winchester. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
First the good parts. Access is good. Interior roads are paved and gravel. Lots of areas to walk dogs (but no off leash area). Nice camp store. Now for the not so good parts. The rate reflects a premium site with a discount; and the site was by the activity barn, dumpster, and dog walk. The premium sites are back to back with the RV portion of the site paved and the other half gravel. The sites are long, but really narrow. In some sites when you depart you have to drive over a grass field which could be a problem in the rain and soft ground. Cable TV is basic only. Wifi is TengoNet and you get 1 hour free per day, and then have to pay. Really. A golf course borders the south side, but there are also two busy highways and a railroad, so it is not as quiet as you would think. Staff was not helpful at all. If you want to tour Harper's Ferry, be advised that it is about 50 minutes away. Next time I will stay at one of the campgrounds down the road at Luray. This place was okay for a night, but expensive for what you get. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy on/off. This was one of the cleanest campgrounds I've been to. Staff friendly. My children loved running on the green field. The noise from highway could annoy some. They rate quoted is only for 2 people, so we were charged extra for 3 children. We had visitors who stayed less than an hour and had to pay $1 for each person. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Clean campground but owner is rude, controlling and will not accommodate anything out of his "box". He chases you down in his golf cart and tells you what you've done wrong at his campground. Treats grown people like children. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I like this place. Easy to find. Neat and clean. Spacious park-like layout gives a feeling of peacefullness and privacy. Staff is ever so courteous and helpful. Wi-Fi is free, but only an hour at a time. We're going back because: I like this place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was an overnight stay on our way south. For an overnight it was very nice. Staff was friendly and helpful. They guided us to site and because an ice storm was expected they salted the pad near our door. We didn't hook up to water or sewer because it was too cold. The park itself is older, but neat as a pin. Paved roads and pads. There was road noise as the park backs up to rte.37. But it was easy to get to. Bathrooms are old, but well maintained and very clean. Owners appear to take pains to make it a cheerful looking place. We would stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Although we've stayed here a number of times for several years, this will be our last visit. I've always thought the staff to be a bit pompous and at times "trying." We've dismissed it as the location was convenient to visiting relatives. On this occasion I had made reservations two months earlier for a pull through site. On arrival it was pointed out I would have to accept a backin site, as the pull throughs available were "wet." Accepting, we noticed pull throughs being utilized later that evening. The next day a business associate came for a one hour visit and had to pay a campground fee of $1.50 for that one hour visit. We apologized profusely to her, and quickly determined this to be our last visit to this campground. We will gladly travel the additional distance to Luray where they are much more accommodating. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
To begin, this park is rated very high in all of the other travel guides. However, for the price you pay, if you are passing through, it's way over priced. They put us in "the Happy section" overlooking the freeway on a hill. All night you hear trucks and traffic. If you want to use the pool plan on driving to it because you are as far away from it or any other things the park offers as you can get. They say the have Wi-Fi, if you want to pay for it. That's not mentioned in the guides or by the park. They say major cable, not so, only about 24 channels and one is owned by the park to tell you what you can't do. All in all for the price this place is way over priced for what you get and noisy to boot. We stayed one night and suggest you save your money and stay somewhere else. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good park for an overnight. Nice to just pull in, guide to park, and be set up on level concrete pad in minutes with no worries. High iron content in water, though it is good water pressure. Charge for internet for daily use, but can choose the free one hour "sample" which was enough to check emails. Great to have Walmart within a mile away for supplies. Laundry room well stocked and convenient. Only bad thing would be the awful bathouse. Not clean, and in fact quite gross. Old style "60's era high school type" showers which were cramped, dirty, no privacy, and smelled bad. Highway noise bad if you get a site near it, but can deal with it towards back of park. 50 amp "Pull-throughs" in center of park are really not a pull-through as the road does not go through there, but into a shed at the end. We had to disconnect and do a 3 point turn to back out with just our small 32 foot motorhome. Be aware there is construction going on in the park, with jack hammers going from 7:30 am till 6 pm. Not a peaceful place. Would still stay here again for an overnight, but not use the bathrooms. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Went this past 4th of July weekend. I had not been here since back in the 90's. I was looking forward to spending the weekend with my family. Grounds are kept very clean, bathroom's were clean, showers were needing a clean. I soon realized that this is not by all means a kids friendly campground. They try activities but it is geared more towards seniors wanting to get away. No fires after 11 which was disappointing and odd since i have camped in other campgrounds in Virginia and have never come across that. Staff made me and my wife feel uncomfortable and the campground just felt cold it didn't have that I cant wait to come back again feeling. Internet not free even so i was told by the front office that we were entitled to an hour free, game room eats quarters, and last bees. We had a bee issue and when i asked someone for assistance i was told unless i found the nest there was noting they could do. My daughter ended up getting stings twice even so we were so careful. Overall it was just not an exciting experience and we will not be going back again. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
Very professional staff that keeps a neat and clean campground that is conveniently located near shopping and medical facilities. We stayed for 14 days. Sites are spacious and level. Campground store has a nice selection of items, especially Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Pool and facilities were well kept and clean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay here in which we stayed 4 nights. It is a very clean and well put-together campground. Other campers were very friendly and was most of the staff. There is a bit of noise from the highway which borders the campground and from the hospital located about a mile down the road. I do caution you on two things though: 1) If you wish to have visitors, make sure you tell the staff up front and pay for them or else they will harass them. We and our visitors were made to feel very uncomfortable. We did not know if and when our visitor was coming and they ended up showing up a few minutes before the office closed and the owner actually sought us out at the game room to berate us! He was also rude to our visitor. Also 2) There are small fees for just about everything. I would recommend calling to make reservations rather than book through internet because they charge $5 for internet reservations. Also, no free WI-FI. This being said, pool was nice, game room was okay despite several games being out of order, restrooms are exceptionally clean, and nice laundry room. We would not stay there again though just based on our "visitors" experience. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We went for Memorial Day weekend. There was a group of 8 RV sites. We all had a great time. The staff was nice and friendly. The park was very clean. The sites we had were by the pavilion all 8 sites for our group with very large field in front. Had a great time would go back.. Only reason give it a 8 is because not much to do in area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice campground. Clean facilities, well maintained, and nice people. We camped there for one overnight stop, but enjoyed the park. There is small degree of traffic noise, but didn't affect our sleep. The big rig sites were plenty long for our 41' 5er and tow vehicle. We'll be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is our second time there. Have been using it as a stopover, which is great. However we love this place and can not wait till summer/fall to stay there for a few weeks. In the summer they have a trolley to take you at night to the local Ice Cream stand. Only problem is when you get off ramp and if your GPS is slow, you will miss the turn. Plus there is some road noise if camped next to highway side. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice campground. We used it for a one night stop going south in winter. It was expensive for electric only, poorly cleared roads of ice and snow and additional cost for WiFi. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground always delivers what is expected. It is close to I-81 which is important to us on our route South. Very good for big rigs and an escort leads you to your site. Clean and well kept. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Arrived in the dark, check in was fast and they did a great job helping us back in to our site. Park was clean. Security was good. Power was steady. The only complaint was that the highway was noisy. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an excellent RV park. I called from I-81 and got immediate attention. Very friendly and professional operation from the second I arrived. They checked me right in, had an escort fill up my propane tanks, and then guide me to a nice level concrete pad. All of the hook ups were clearly marked and accessible. They have a nice store on site and it was just a well run operation. If you are traveling on I-81 it's about 5 miles off of the interstate accessible by a brand new 4 lane state highway. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent professionally run campground. Helpful friendly personnel. Good entry roads, (some tight turns) hilly terrain. Many sites were concrete pads, and hookups were easily accessible. Very convenient to Winchester and surrounding areas/events. Too convenient to the Super Wal-Mart one block away on Rt. 50, as well as the Sonic, IHOP and Appleby's! The campground store has the best selection of RV supplies/equipment I've experienced at a campground, and the food items were less expensive than the same at 7-11! Gifts/souvenirs were excellent and well displayed. There was one morning we awoke to no electric and called the campground store and within 5 minutes someone was at our site testing the pedestal and the problem was diagnosed and repaired within minutes...excellent service. The campground now has cable TV, which we enjoyed and campground personnel offered support/help when the area was under a tornado watch/warning if we had decided to pop down our pop up camper. Laundry facilities were well maintained and clean. There are bug lights (yellow) overhead, which made stain finding/treating a bit difficult. The camping caboose of years past has been sold and is no longer on site. The trolley is still in use for special events. We took advantage of a Trail Ride flier at the Rocking S Ranch (just a few miles away) and enjoyed it thoroughly. Also visited a haunted house/hayride with the granddaughter one evening, and went bowling one afternoon. This is 'leaf-peeping' season, but no sooner did the color become beautiful than the rains and winds ripped the leaves off the trees! We stayed 14 nights this trip and enjoyed them thoroughly. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We were here only one night, but it was a nice campground close to the interstate. We were not able to get a pull-through but a staff member helped us park. Sites were shaded, level and paved. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stayed in the H Section for the Shenandoah Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival. Positives: Cable TV. Solid surface pull-thru site on hillside. Nice area for walking dogs. Clean. Unique playground for the kids. Negatives: Felt very unwelcoming and we jokingly called it a concentration camp instead of a campground. Grumpy man on a golf cart constantly drove around as if looking for something to fuss about. 5 security cameras inside the arcade (is that really necessary?). Narrow, windy access road into campground. Highway noise. Smell of livestock auction. Workers actually standing in campground holding 5 MPH signs on Sunday morning (never seen that before). Witnessed the younger Littman fella yelling at an older worker in the camp store twice while we were there (very demeaning and rude). Odd rules like no scooters and $50 fee for arrival after 7 pm. Probably will not return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Clean and well organized with paved pads but the only thing more tightly packed than the firewood bundles were the camping sites. Fine for an overnight or two but not a place to go to enjoy nature. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We've stayed here any number of times, over several years. Recently cable TV has been added: it's most pleasant. All of our visits have been in a pull through site with full service. Some sites have been gravel, and others a concrete pad. In every case we've had adequate room. I hasten to add our visits were always overnight so we did not extend our awning. The noise from the nearby highway as well as an adjacent livestock center was a bit disconcerting during the night for sleeping. As mentioned, our visits were overnight. I don't believe we would stay multiple nights. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice campground and even though there is a highway nearby, after 6PM the traffic noise falls off significantly. We had a gravel site near the highway which was shaded and found it to be fine. The site was very roomy and un-cramped with our awning out. Our lounging area was on a bit of a slope but it worked out. There were other, more level sites towards the back of the campground with concrete pads which were a little tight with their awnings out and you would have to unload your bike before you back in. We were in a 26' Toyhauler, stayed for 5 nights, and had plenty of room to drop the back and unload the motorcycle. Yes they are allowed just watch your speed going in and out. 5 MPH max! Very nice staff and general store and pool. Very clean campground. If you like to run, the campground is a big ( 1/2 mile apprx) up and down circle. Some sections are gravel so we headed out of the campground, took a right and after negotiating just one major highway intersection found a sidewalk all the way down into the cute little town area. Nice run about 3 miles down to the city and 3 back. Campground is superb location within 45 minutes to Luray Caverns (awesome) and vineyards. There is a Campers World nearby but ask directions or Google them because there isn't one sign posted. Overall a very nice experience. We would go back for sure. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I would have to echo the previous reviewer's comment on the difference in sites. We also had a larger gravel site on our way north. Two weeks later when heading home, we had a concrete site. These are very small but for us was not an issue as we came in late (7PM) and did not disconnect. It was a quick in and out the next morning. If I had wanted to put our awning out it would have been impossible as our nieghbor's slide was in the way. This is not a destination campground but it is very well run, very clean and everyone was pleasant. It is next to a freeway so there is the noise factor but for a quick overnight stop, it's very convenient. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stayed at this campground 2 times in one week. First time on the 15th of August where we were given a spacious site: gravel but fairly level. No problems. Came back again on the 21st and was given a site with concrete, which was nice however, the sites are extremely small. You can barely fit a picnic table between the sites or open up your awning if you wish to use them for fear that you'd hit your neighbor's rig. Also, the sewers aren't exactly in the best position. In one case, I saw where the hookup for the sewer was between 2 of the sites. Another problem on the 2nd trip, low voltage coming to the site. When we arrived, it was approx 105, in the red. However, the employees that work here said it was safe to use our A/C. We were not very comfortable running our A/C on such low voltage for fear of losing our A/C. We also requested a fire ring for our site, twice. It never arrived. The only way we'd probably go back is if we had a decent/spacious site. Otherwise, we will not be going back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place is a paradox. On paper (and in their physical presence), they are fine. However, there is a weird vibe here that seems to say, quite clearly: "Welcome to Candy Hill. Much of what you might need is subject to an additional fee. And we are happy to have you as a potential addition to our revenue stream." Yep, it's fairly clean and has decent sites (if inconveniently positioned hookups, requiring pulling out lots of hose and electric cable to reach). Showers are okay, etc. Want internet? You must sign up for an account with their affiliate that provides a "free hour." But they don't tell you that once the hour starts, the clock doesn't stop ticking. So if you go to the showers after a quick email check, like I did, you'll find your time has expired and you will be asked to pay a fee when you try to get back on later. I'm betting the campground gets a fee for every new account it signs up through their IP address. Questioning this, I was told that, "Marriott charges $10 for internet..." (Really? No Marriott I ever stayed at!) Need air for your tires? That'll be $1, please, so long as the timer doesn't run out, in which case you'll need another $1. Need a jump start? They are available for a substantial fee: electricity is pricey, I guess! And a diesel rig will cost you more for your jump start, so the welcoming warning sign tells me. Want cable TV? Not available, though on the way, as indicated by all the ditches I stumbled over. Given that I was told by the manager that I would pay $78 in nearby Hagerstown for a night at a campground, they are likely planning to increase rates when the cable is installed. Upon arrival I was offered a great bargain on a "steel fire ring." Marked down from $69, I could have this little beauty for a mere $49. ! For a fire ring, a hunk of steel? (Is that PT Barnum I hear??) In my frequent cross-country-educated RVing opinion, this place is worth $20 - $30 per night. No more. The bottom line. In the future, I will reroute to avoid staying at this place and feeling like a "mark" and a potential source of upselling revenue. Candy Hill left a sour taste in my mouth. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The devil's in the details. This campground has all the right aspects to make it a top notch cg (decent staff, nice playgrounds, nice sites, etc.) but lost out due to some laziness. The staff was friendly, cg store was great, but that was it. To keep it simple, here's a list of rants that you can use to decide if these are important to you. Dirty bathrooms and showers, unskimmed pool, pool hours (closes at 8pm even though the sun is still up and it's 90+ degrees, and they do ask you to leave), no cable TV, no free WiFi, water hookups were on opposite side, and lastly and most annoyingly, it is right on the side of a highway. At $40 a night, these should not be issues. I know they can't do anything about the highway noise, but it was really loud and should be noted. The dirty bathrooms, dirty pools and stupid rules are inexcusable though. The cg sited insurance reasons for the rules but that still doesn't fly. Change insurance companies to please the customers if you have to. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Yes, we noticed the "cow fragrance" too, but only at rare times as the wind usually (and thankfully) comes from the opposite direction...cute quote from last reviewer. ;-) A bit pricey here, even with Good Sam discount for what they offer. Very large facility with big lawns, but they cram everyone into "islands" near the few trees. Very close fit, hope you like your neighbors. Nice concrete pad to roll our motorhome onto, but our side "yard" was a good distance drop down to crushed rock. Should have brought an an extra step for that. No cable, and very limited channels on antenna. Wi-Fi is strong and fast, but is also extra charge. 4 bucks for one day, and 6 for 2 days. Nice laundry facilities, and pool. Four toilet stalls, of which 3 of the stalls had toilets backed up. Hopefully a temporary situation. Showers a little odd, as they are a line of 4 stalls, with no hooks or shelves to put wash cloths/shampoo inside. They are situated down a narrow hallway along the wall, with a long bench with hooks above, so you need to put everything outside of the shower stall and step out to get them, which is a tight "community" dressing room area. Host to sight, and though close to highway, our site noise location in the "F" section was not as noticeable as many of the others which are very close to the roadway. Need to opt for the back sites if you can. Very convenient to North or South Bound off Highway 37 bypass loop off of I-81. Even more convenient was the super Wal-Mart across the street for supplies. We would stay here again should we pass through the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Two lists - - pros and cons. Pros=We were met at the gate by security. They were extremely pleasant guys and told us why we had to wait a few minutes to move forward, then chatted with us while we waited. We purchased a premium site over the phone and got the exact site we were quoted as having. There were a few trees around us, but for the most part, this is NOT a primitive highly wooded campground, but if you have A/C and an awning, or park amongst the trees they do have, it’s a-okay. It is a small campground – quaint. They bring you a fire ring if you ask. The premium site we had was A-12; it is the BIGGEST site in the campground, right at the playground, which was PERFECT for our 6 year old granddaughter. The office staff was really nice. They had us escorted to our site to make sure we fit – but the largest RV or motor home you could drive would fit into A-12. They offer high speed internet. You do have a bandwidth limit, but the whole time we were here, we never reached it, and we downloaded M/S essentials updates and played games. The best spots for shade are the “V” section. You can make reservations on the phone during peak/holiday weekends, or over the internet during non-peak weekends. No one from the staff tried to run us down with any golf carts to say we were speeding – ever. They were all NICE. My hubby picked up his dad for a 30 minute visit and cup of coffee and no one told us he could not visit, nor did they follow us to the campsite to collect money for his short stay. The pool was nice, the playground is great for little ones, a large wooden, really long wooden train and a swing set made the day. The campground store was pretty big for such a small campground, but stocked nicely. Cons=The price seemed a little high, $56 a night and there was NO cable television. There was no free internet, you had to pay either $4 a night, or for 2 nights it was $6. The highway noise is prevalent. You can’t escape RT 37 (which is not as busy as RT 50, but tractor trailers are there). If you are in your RV with A/C running, you can barely hear it. We really did not let it bother us. The picnic tables seat 4 people – 4 normal size people. We asked for a 2nd table because there was 6 of us, but because it was only 5 adults and 1 child, it was not considered 6 so we were told no, but told if we went and registered for 6 adults (meaning we pay more) we could have a 2nd table – how utterly ridiculous. So if you are fat, or if you need a normal size picnic table, either register for 6 or bring your own. If you stay in one section near the fence, fartherest from traffic you are beside cows. I am a country girl, so no biggie, but they are there and with cows you get some cow fragrance if you know what I mean. We are primitive campers, much prefer backing our unit in the woods and having privacy, but we did like it here fairly well. We were totally surrounded by campers the whole way, but everyone minded their own business for the most part, so we had a good time. Most sites were fairly level, but bring a few boards just in case. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you don't have a smile on your face when you arrive at Candy Hill, you will have one before you leave. The "Rockin Trolley" to and from ice cream is a must do. The people who manage the park are so kind and considerate. The grounds were expansive, grass cut like a lawn everywhere, and wonderful planted flowers in allot of areas. The WiFi worked well for us. The store was well equipped and be sure to ask the "basket lady" to see some of her selection. We stayed here four days and enjoyed it. For us, it was easy in and easy out. We will stay here again, if in the area. We camped here in a 40 footer and had no trouble getting around the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Noisy, noisier, noisiest. It felt like I was laying in the median of the highway. Cramped sites. Backins not the easiest to deal with. Skinny roads. Nice, well equipped store. Paved roads with skinny gravel pads. Our site was not level at all and many looked in similar condition. There is a good playground and activities for kids to unwind. It was not what I expected out of a park charging $40+ per site. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Solid electric, friendly staff, beautiful grounds. This was a good overnight stay. The 50-amp sites are rather tight, but easy to park in. Restrooms were very clean, but old. It was nice to see lots of green grass. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Tidy clean park with paved roads. Friendly staff, they escort to your site. Has level sites with some trees. Fires are allowed, rings available at office. Water pressure and quality both fine. Wi-Fi available for a fee, we didn't use it, so the quality unknown. Bathrooms/showers are clean but updating is badly needed. Located next to busy highway so there is traffic noise early in the morning. We would stay again for an overnight. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an ok park, but not exactly big rig friendly. The four pull throughs are up an incline overlooking the highway, so there is some noise but not terrible. Pricey for what it offers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very clean park. The grounds are large but the sites are poorly laid out and very tight. They have pull through sites but if you have a neighbor you cannot pull through any more. They gave us a site next to a pull through with someone that had not unhooked his car and it was parked in the middle of our site. That is how they assign sites. We refused and got something slightly better. They have back to back sites with newer concrete pads but only 30 amps and water. It seems like they built a huge store, so they can extract more money out of you instead of making the RV sites optimal. (Wal-mart is across the street) No cable TV and a charge for WiFi. We got a 20% discount for military appreciation weekend , otherwise we would have paid $50. To much. We had to be in this area, and this park seems to be the only one here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park. Felt a little intimidated by the staff and the concern over park speed, etc. Good park for an overnight if you can't find a Walmart, but sites are very small and highway noise is present 24/7. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not our style; not as described in the brochure. We were totally disappointed after a 4.5 hour ride. It was 100 yards from the highway and a backhoe was digging in the ground next to our cabin. Not what we wanted to see or hear. It is a very small, unusual campground. We did not consider it a campground, expressed our disappointment and still lost $50 for a night. We did not care, were outta there and headed for another campground in Gore. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
We've camped here for years going to and from Florida but with the change in ownership in the past couple of years the atmosphere is not friendly and the price has gone up substantially. Good paved roads, well equipped store, good facilities but the attitude again is a turn off. We will not be going back here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice little park but the sites are a bit tight. We were escorted to our site and the escort guided me expertly into my back in site. Close to the interstate and good for an overnight. The attendants were very pleasant and helpful. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is still a great stopover, easy in and out. Everything works and it is very clean. Escort to site and regular visits by staff to see if everything is ok. We have stopped here many times and hope they keep up the good work so we can stop again. As far as the review about the sites being tight, we drive a 40 foot quad slide towing a 25 foot cargo trailer and it all fits. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Will do for an overnight. Sites very close together and few pull thrus. Some of the back-ins were so narrow that a pop-up with a slide would have a hard time fitting. Pay for Wi-Fi. Golf nearby. Pay for guest - even if you are only being picked up. Not impressed, but if you want to be here, it will do - for an overnight. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a good park for an overnight stopover along I-81. Easy access to I-81 via a 4-lane highway. Both daily and monthly sites are available. Sites are reasonably level but very closely spaced. If you are group camping, this might be a good thing! The camp store was well-stocked with RV parts/supplies and common food items. Staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. The park maintains a common area with a pool table and video machines, and offers transportation to big, local cultural events. The park even programs its own social events from time to time. The best amenity was the Super Walmart and a couple of chain restaurants within a mile. Overall, a great spot to stay during a short visit to the local area or for an overnight stop along your way. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice campground. Convenient to get to and very well maintained. Some reviews complained about tight conditions but we did not find this to be a problem for our 40 ft. 4 slide motorhome. Office staff is helpful. They provide an escort to your site and help you get parked. Some sites allow a clear view for satellite reception but be sure to request this if you need it. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great place to camp with dogs. They have a great spot to walk them, and they supply waste bags. The lots were a bit small. We had an additional truck with a boat trailer. They were very accommodating, and allowed us to park it within eyesight of our site. Some noise from the highway. Overall, it was a nice spot for an overnight stop. Wi-Fi was available, but you had to pay extra for it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground was very nice, it was clean and our site was on a cement slab. The only problem I had was that the sites that we were in were entirely too close. My awning was just six inches from my neighbors slide out. Some sites were wider, so my advice would be, when you call, ask for the widest site they have. We would go back, just not the group of sites we were in, and that was "B" section. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I don't like rating a nice park as low as six, but for the quality, steep price, convenient interstate location, it should have cable and W-iFi available, which it doesn't. Owner doesn't apologize either - take it or leave it. Nice store, pool area, other amenities also good. Not too many other park choices in the vicinity of Winchester. Some sites very easy to get into -- others very tight. Make inquiry if you have a large unit. Escort service is helpful. Wal-Mart, gas, good shopping very nearby if you need to stock up. Easy access to/from I-81, so good for over nighters. But I agree with earlier posts which point out traffic noise. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We read the reviews before staying here. This park is way too expensive for what it is. We stayed in site F10. BE CAREFUL. The escort did not tell us how to exit the site. We exited to the right. BIG MISTAKE. We ended up scratching the roof on our RV and denting the front bumper on our Jeep. We reported to office. Their comment was sorry; the escort should have told us how to exit the site. If you stay here and are at 36' or larger don't stay in site F10. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rude people from the front gate to the registration desk. Park has very small sites: we had four families here, side-by-side and could barely put out our awnings. There was a strange man hanging around the ladies room so we locked the door as we went in and got in trouble for that. All the owner said was that children should be escorted. Our girl is 28. My wife took our very friendly dog with her to do laundry in the evening. As she did: there stood that same man staring at her. Our dog sensed trouble and went off. This place is not for children at all. I hope you take my word for it. I've been to alot of campgrounds and this was the worst by far. We're used to just hanging around the fire talking and cooking. You are not even able to start a fire until 4:00pm. It actually looks like this was their back yard, transformed into a campground? One positive thing I can say: it was very clean! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 4 / 10 ]
It is a convenient location. It is a tight squeeze to park though. We were afraid that opening our slide and canopy would hit the rig next to us. It's very noisy here as it sits right next to the highway and that's what you hear all night. The showers were dirty and we ran out of hot water as soon as we were soaped up, from then on out it was a cold water finish. I'd only stay here again due to the location and no other reason. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice family park. Sites in F were good. Roads were excellent. Spacious. I rated it as an 8 because cable and WiFi cost. For the price I would expect those conveniences. Good for a long stay with children. We camped here in a Motorhome.
F-section sites were the largest, most level, cleanest sites, paved pads. Other sections had some very ultra-unlevel, unpaved, sites, would never camp there. Very friendly service, escort in golf cart greeted us and guided us to the site. Our site was perfect, room for slide-outs and very level and clean. Very close to the highway, easy access. Highway noise and one train noise during the night did not bother us. Beautiful view of neighboring golf course. View of interstate power lines did not bother us. Large campstore, very bright and clean. Perfect place to bring dogs, bags provided. Good Sam discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is about 6 miles west of I-81, not a bad jaunt, but without GPS might have a little trouble finding. Second traffic light take a left and you feel like you are driving down a narrow residential street toward a dead-end. Don't lose hope, the campground is at the end of this street. It was clean and well landscaped. Sites were a little close, but room for awnings and slide-outs. Full hookups, but no cable. Wifi accessible free for 15 minutes, then charged about $2.95 per day. Instructions for logging in are for PC users, I had a Mac and couldn't get logged in. I'm rating this an 8 as for the price, cable and wifi should have been available. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground, easy to get into and out of. We use it almost every year as a stop over. Reading brochure, their is lots to do in the area. Escort to site, water , electric, & sewer great. Will stop again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice, extremely clean, great natural setting. Would rate it a 10 except for the lack of cable and free Wi-Fi. Kudos for their efforts at recycling. It's a shame more CG's don't make the effort. Close to the highway but it's mostly autos so noise is tolerable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an easy to reach, clean campground with all the good amenities. We spent one night and were pleased. There was some traffic noise, but not sufficient to be a bother. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground was very clean and well kept and had escorts to the sites. The store was very well-stocked; especially with RV parts and accessories and the staff was friendly and responsive. Some of the sites appeared to be very close together. The only real problem with the campground was that our site overlooked a fairly busy dual highway. Traffic noise was constant and a distraction. Some sites in the far rear of the campground may be better. This campground seems like more of a stopover kind of place rather than a destination. Although from their literature they do have lots of activities in the summer months. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park was very neat, office staff friendly and very accommodating. We were escorted to our pull-thru site. The site we were on made egress difficult as we had to execute an extremely sharp right hand turn. In doing so our rig was scraped by some overhanging tree branches. Fortunately there was no damage. I know prices have risen everywhere, but I think this park is a tad over priced. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Candy Hill is a great campground. Road access is very easy from RT37. The sites, pool, etc. were all clean. There are two playgrounds for the little ones. They have the best camp store I have seen at any campground. The staff were all friendly. We camped in a 34' TT with slides, and the site they gave us was plenty big enough. We will be back next summer! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Most sites are side by side but is not a problem if not full. Very friendly staff. Pet friendly. Near the highway with traffic noise. Nice grass and many well trimmed trees. No cable TV and Wi-Fi cost 2.95/day, less for more days. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The entry road to this park passes through an area of run down trailers with junk filled yards then it leads to a serpentine driveway that will provide an unwelcome maneuvering test for big rig drivers. Once inside the park, you will find a large, well stocked camp store, paved interior roads, well maintained lawns and trees but a rather cramped layout. The staff will provide an escort to your site. Some sites have been leveled by piling up crushed rock into a narrow strip. This creates a height difference which can make the first step into your unit a very high one and you may step out onto a steep down slope. Not all sites have this problem but if you have anyone with walking or stepping difficulties, you might try requesting a more level site. No cable TV, additional fee charged for WiFi access and few other amenities. Close proximity to a 4 lane highway makes this a pretty noisy place. We did not use the rest room and shower facilities, but they looked adequate and clean. Many kids tooling recklessly around the park on very low to the ground rental recumbent trikes create a safety hazard that no one seems to care about. As we paid about $43 for a site with 30 amps, this is not a good value choice, but it is a marginally acceptable place to park for a night or two. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground is the only one in the area, and they know it and tell you. They could care less about customer service because its the only game in town. The general response is "well just leave", but no refunds. The 5 MPH speed limit is not possible and the golf carts go around at about 15+. There is no latitude here for anything, Guest came over for honest 10 minutes in the evening and immediately we were confronted that they owed the 1.50 guest fee. No cable TV, they charge for Wifi. The sign at the exit says thanks for staying, hurry back. It's the only thanks or indication that you were welcomed here that you will ever get. The staff must eat sour apples all day. I can understand the no refunds, but at 42.00 a day, you should get cable, a site thats not jammed up another and free WiFi. You can get a hotel in town for 39.95 with everything. We met plenty of folks that said they would have stayed longer, but the staffs attitude made them leave and head for another place, or shorten their stay. Many years ago this place was better, but it's not a place we now like to stay so we minimize our time here. It's not like any other campground we have ever stayed. It's amazing that campgrounds with better grounds, friendlier people and better services abound at 1/2 the price across the USA. We stayed here last year for a few days and if it were not out of necessity, we wouldn't have stayed this year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were weary because of the reviews here but overall, it was nice. And we were able to reserve 2 months before Memorial Day for the holiday, which is rare. Other than the fact than we, and most other campers, were packed in like sardines, it was a nice, small, and friendly campground. Most campsites backed into 1 or even 2 other campers, but there were enough green fields to run in. Also, if you took your dog out to the field, you didn't have to clean up the mess. It's paved and there are lots of grassy sites. It's surrounded by a golf course and a farm, which makes for nice scenery. It is kept up and clean. You do have to request a fire ring and fires are only allowed (fire ranger law, according to the campground) after 4 pm. They have trolley rides and 2 playgrounds, and a pool. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped here during the Apple Blossom Festival thus the higher rate. We had a nice concrete site with ample room. However, some of the other sites seemed to be closer together. Someone led us to our site and was helpful in getting us into the site. The staff was friendly and helpful. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Don't bother! The site that was given to me was nothing more than a mud puddle. The traffic noise was intolerable. I will never pass this way again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
I don't quite understand those who complain about turning off the water during cold weather. Most experienced RVer's carry water in their fresh tank for emergencies. Candy Hill has a Store with most of the items you would need for an RV. We needed to use our longer hose and it saved us a trip across the street or across town to Home Depot. They had everything we needed to insulate the hose. We stayed nearly a month. Great quiet park, close to new Wal-Mart and any other services we needed. Bathrooms were always warm and toasty. We found the owners and workers always professional and very helpful. We felt safe and enjoyed our stay. Will definitely return whenever we are in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Apparently water freezes at 38* in Winchester because at that temp it gets locked off - locked - as in padlocked. Very expensive ($43 was the Good Sam rate) for no cable and a $3 charge for 24 hours of wi-fi not to mention no water. Way too many mickey mouse rules here. Keeping a park under control is necessary, turning it into a boot camp is dumb. For being clean and neat it gets a 4 but I wouldn't stop here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice campground; level sites; they lead you to your site in a golf cart. Open year round but they tell you that during the winter, if the temps are going to dip to the 30's during the night, they turn the water off. Turn it back on in the a.m. I do wish they had cable. Pay for WiFi, as was mentioned. One of the most convenient things for us is that there is a pizza parlor somewhere nearby that delivers to the campground! Great for when you get in late at night and don't feel like cooking. I would stay here again and would recommend it to friends. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
After reading previous reviews, I was optimistic about staying here. I have to say, it was the nicest, friendliest park I have been to. It is immaculate, the sites are well taken care of, roads are exceptional. Each site # is lit. You can't ask for better. I would very highly recommend this campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
There is some traffic noise but it's not of the truck traffic-engine brake-offensive variety. On the other hand the convenience to Winchester and its historic attractions is great. The staff was professional, if not warm and fuzzy, and the guidance to our site and backing instructions was the best I've ever seen. The campground is very nicely landscaped and there is plenty of room to roam. Dog walking is especially spacious. Wireless I-net is pay for but reasonable and it works flawlessly. No cable but that's not a big thing with us. While I've seen reference to the live stock facility in the area, there's no evidence of it once your within the confines of the campground. One also feels secure. Overall a very pleasant two night experience and would definitely return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Pros: Easy access of interstate. Clean and attractive. WiFi available, but at a cost. Assisted into your site by staff. Cons: Small, close sites. Needs to include cable in price, as reception is very poor. Campground is right next to the interstate and depending upon your site, may be noisy. Overall it provides a quick one night stop, but would not stay longer than one night again. Very disappointed. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed one night. Prior phone reservation asked for pull thru and when arrived not available. Sites were close and on grass. We thought office folks had some "attitude". We would stay there again for an overnight stay only if we "had to". We camped here in a Motorhome.
There have been many reviews on this campground complaining about the owners. We did not have any problems with them at all. At times, though, it appeared they were not very enthusiastic about their jobs. The campground is clean and well kept. They had a security guy right beside the entrance to make sure you did not go over 5 mph. The laundry room was clean and all equipment was in good condition. We stayed here because it was close to relatives. Rate includes Good Sam discount. The owner did not seem happy to give it to me but did not say anything. We would return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is not good for children. It is not "kid friendly," so be sure you have plenty for them to do inside the camper, unless you venture outside the campground for activities. They have a pool, which if your children act like kids, they will be removed. This goes for the small game room, which has cameras up, (not sure if they are real or not). If you are just staying overnight it is not bad, get in and get out. The owner is former military and as a former Marine myself, I find his "boot-camp" attitude very amusing, (LOL), and it rubs off on the staff as well!! Beware of his short fuse. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
BEWARE GOOD SAM MEMBERS. We pulled in on the last night of a 6 wk trip x-country and were met with shockingly rude, abrupt, questionable practices. Our GS membership had been honored at 95% of the parks cross country, never once were we asked to show the card or even present the number. Firstly, this park is clean, nice grounds and that's where it ended for us. When the gentleman behind the counter asked about my being a GS member I said yes, but didn't have my card, just the number. Another fella was suddenly on the phone while asking me what name it was under. (We use both mine and my husband's name.) First I gave one name, then went to write down my name and address for him when he said most smartly, "I don't need that, think I can remember it." They told me I was expired. I knew I was not and offered to go for the number. I was told, "No, you are expired." They could not tell me as of when. The next question was, "Would you like to renew it for $12.00?" Throughout this whole process, I was made to feel as though I was quite a bother to them. I did not receive the discount, which isn't the problem. I called GS from my site and I WAS VALID THROUGH 06/09. The representative offered to talk with them, and when I asked the guy to take the phone he said, "No, I have nothing to say to them." This entire process ended up with a conference call between myself, the supervisor at GS and the park manager lady. Her point was that I didn't have my card and the clubs rules say we must present the card to get the discount. During this call when it was said I have the road service program the manager quickly cut off the rep to ask, "Excuse me, did you say she had just the road service membership, and that entitles her to the GS membership services?" Surprise: it does. Needless to say we received nothing from this campground but bad manners, policies, and zero good feelings. The owner wouldn't even come and speak to us when we asked to see him: no one came all night. So, if any of you need a campground overnight or for a few days and you have to choose this one, be prepared. I have come to find out they are the number 1 GS membership card sellers in the country: umumum. If they treated people with more respect and decency well then by all means they would have gotten a thumbs up. Never would I recommend this park or go back for that reason and for the mistreatment of the GOOD SAM PARK logo we come to trust. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We took our new popup here for its first adventure. The distance from home was our main reason for deciding this location. To begin with, the grounds were very clean; the staff courteous at all times. The rules are always enforced, which is generally a good thing. We did not like the rule about only building fires between certain hours. The pool was not open and we did not try the pool room after reading online that my children wouldn't be allowed in due to age. It was very,very quiet during the day. We could hear highway noise while sleeping, but it wasn't too bothersome. We only saw one other popup and a lone tent. It seemed to be an older crowd, but it may have been the time of year. My family decided that we're going to try other places that cater to families with children and pets. However, we might try camping here again in the summer. Overall, it was okay for us. It's a perfect site for older folks passing through. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
STAY AWAY! Where to begin. We are full-time campers, so we have been in a wide variety of campgrounds in all different seasons. This was our worst experience by far. We called enroute, as our plans where changed last minute due to an approaching snow storm. We were notified that space was available and that we would have to "night register" since we wouldn't be arriving until about 7:10p and they close at 7:00p. The fee for night registering is $40 and it wasn't until we arrived that we learned that this has to be paid in cash. We were told they had 50 amp pull-through sites, but when we arrived it was dark and there were no maps available. After over 30 minutes of searching through the park we could not find a single 50amp site, and could only find 4 paved pull-through sites, 3 of which came to a peak in the middle of the site, making parking any type of long RV very tricky. The rest required driving across a rutted grass field to "pull through." So, we settled for the ONLY good 30 amp paved pull-through site. I might also mention that part of our problem in navigating the park is that the signs made no sense and were not at all helpful. The next problem was water. We were told when we called that the water was going to be off because the temp was going to drop below freezing. I assumed the next day we could get water on for a few minutes to fill our tanks. Wrong. The owner refused to turn on the water for the 4 days we were here, because he was afraid his pipes would freeze. Technically though, his water was on the whole time: just had padlocks on the spigots. His statement to me was that some overnight campers didn't turn the water off, and he had to do that. Didn't make sense because I was asking for it to be turned on for 5-10 minutes during the day with him standing there. No flexibily, and the only time I have ever had this happen. So, I got exercise all week carrying water back and forth in gallon jugs from the bathhouse to our RV, which I filled in their bathroom sink, in order to wash dishes, have drinking water, and "flush" the toilet at night. (An not walking the 1/4 mile to the bath house when it's 11 degrees!) Also, be sure to read the rules before visiting. They strictly enforce every one. Typically I appreciate this, but they have some really absurd rules and have no flexibility when common sense should prevail. The next day we had to re-register for the rest of our stay and were given a 20% seasonal discount, which was greater than the 10% Good Sam dicount. Funny thing is they wouldn't even need the Good Sam card because it is given to every camper, even states on the night registration form that your Good Sam discount is included. Some discount. Our view from our site was great. On one side was the interstate and on the other was the local cattle exchange. Both were quite noisy, and I was informed by local people that the smell from the cattle exchange during the summer is very pleasant. I can imagine. As we looked around the camp we found more good news. First, the bath houses which we were forced to use, were supposed to be "squeaky clean." In fact, they are closed every day from 10:00a -11:00a for cleaning. Or so the sign says. I can almost guarantee they were never cleaned during our stay. They were not clean. In fact, I accidentally left some scrap plastic on the sink one day and it was still there the next day after the scheduled cleaning. The laundry room is in very good condition, as it should be for the prices they charge. The game room is the same. Very good condition and very expensive. And, if you have children, don't expect them to be welcome. My 12-year old son could not play pool with me because of the 14-year old age limit. Don't know how good the Wi-Fi is, because I was unwilling to pay their prices for it. Too final notes. First, I noticed a sign in the office that said any RV over 10-years old must have management approval. Second, as I mentioned, it snowed during our stay. They scraped the roads the next day but did not scrape in front of any parked units. In fact, when they scraped the roads they left it piled up directly in front of parked units. So, it was up to us to dig ourselves out. I had to help an elderly couple get their motorhome out and they said they would never come back. I echo their sentiments. This place was miserable enough because of the attitude of the owners and restrictions on reasonable use, without even considering the high prices. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very clean, but cramped. We were fortunate to be in the tent sites at the bottom of the hill next to the rail road tracks. No hookups so we just ran off of batteries and carried our gray water out. Right next to a state highway, when the wind blew right the first night we couldn't hear the cars as we were down in a valley. Up on the hill with the big rigs you would always here the trucks rolling by. They do have rules. Two things come to mind. 1) We checked in and brought the camper to our site and then set up. I then drove up to the store to check on our friends coming in and was followed by a golf cart riding employee because I had not yet hung my vehicle tag. "Just checking to see if you were lost." 2) An actual security guard doing rounds at night told our neighbors to put out the camp fire because the fire marshall could come at any time and write a fine? Anyhow, clean place, very much law and order. Judging by the reviews, probably one of the nicer places in the upper valley. We go up for the Cedar Creek re-enactment, so we'll be back. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is a very clean and attractive campground. This is a family enterprise, and the son and his wife were in charge while we were here. They were very helpful and advised us on places to shop and eat. The woman who checked us in was also very nice and helpful. We did not think the rules were any stricter than any other well-run campground. WiFi is provided by an outside service and cost us $5.95 for three days. The showers were clean, but I did not like the fact that there was no outer dressing area for privacy. Four shower stalls shared the same curtained area. Also, the shower heads are out of reach. Also, there is a lot of road noise from nearby Highway 37 bypass. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Two words: clean and insane. If you have no plans to bring children and need someplace to stay overnight, it works. On the other hand, if you have children, stay away. Imagine if Gunnery Sergeant Hartman ran a KOA on Parris Island, but I've digressed. I give them a TEN for cleanliness and a MINUS EIGHT on everything else. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I agree with the other comments that this campground is very clean and well kept. If you have children there isn't a lot for them to do except the small pool and riding bikes. They also rent small three wheel bikes. It's a nice place if you have a small rig. If you have any kind of rig over 36' space is very limited. Most sites are back to back or back in. They do have a few pull thoughs, but they are for overnighters only, no exceptions. I know all campgrounds have rules, which is ok. These owners are a bit anal about their rules. The office staff is very nice, but the campground owners are rude, unfriendly and inflexible. They both lack any type of people skills. When we checked in, the nice lady helping me at the desk made an error when running my credit card through. The owner was watching her every move and when she proceeded to fix the error, the owner was very rude to her right in front of me. This made her so uncomfortable and flustered that she almost made an additional error when trying to remedy the first one. Everything worked itself out, but, I have to say, if that would of been me, that would of been my that last day of work there. I felt so bad for the nice lady and I was extremely disturbed at his nasty attitude towards her. This is a good campground for an overnight, but that's about it. I have to rate it only a five out of ten. I give it a five for having clean and well maintained facilities and for being a good overnight but that's about it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
This is a very nice park. Very clean. Very quiet. Everyone was very friendly and courteous to us. They offer “Good Sam” discounts and I had forgotten my card. They immediately called the Good Sam 800 number and got my membership information and gave me the Good Sam Discount. Yes they have a lot of “Rules,” but many people do dumb things if they aren’t reminded not to do it from time to time. Our site (A-7) was particularly nice as the door side of our trailer faced an open entrance lawn and not the side of another RV. We enjoyed watching all the big rigs come in. They are pet friendly (the owners have a dog) but you are expected to clean up after your dog, which is common courtesy. Since many of the sites were very crowded and not shaded we only rate this park a 8 over-all. (We give a lot of points for cleanliness and quiet.) We stayed 3 nights; it was a shake-down cruise for our brand new 25’ Bigfoot. It was less than 50 miles from our home if we had any serious issues. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The staff were so rude and unfriendly! We just bought our new TT so it is like new and well kept but that did not stop their rude comments! When we asked a question we got barked at. We left. I would just stay away from this campground. There are so many other places to stay where people are warm and friendly. It is sad when mean hatefull people think they own the world. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
They are snobby to popups. The "rules" are that popups can only stay one week, but no such rule applies. I know, I asked. I chose to have a RV that doesn't cost what my house did. I am not a low-life because my camper is not high dollar. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We only camped here for one night. The pool was not open, but our kids had lots of fun playing at the playground. This campground is very clean. The cleanist I have ever seen. Yes it would appear that they have a lot of rules but when you think about it, the rules just make sence. This is also one of the few campgrounds that I have been to that actually post the rules around for you to remember. There have been some campgrounds that we have stayed at where some of the kids were running around unsupervised and just acting like bullies. We plan on visiting again this summer. We camped here in a Tent.
A spotlessly clean campground with a great pool, shopping nearby (Super Wal-Mart within a mile) and an easy commute into Winchester, VA. Entry road is paved, well marked. Main roads through the campground are paved and in good condition although a little tight for the bigger rigs. Most sites have a tree or two to give shade to the campsite at some point during the day. In prior trips we've been disappointed due to road noise from Route 37 and Rt. 50 traffic, but it did not seem so noticeable this trip. Day time temps were in the high 80's and low 90's, so we did utilize our AC. Being a holiday weekend, the Campground was pretty full and kids seemed to be having a blast renting those low rider bicycles and loving the pool. Showers/restrooms were spotlessly clean, store neat, clean and well stocked. Staff was helpful and friendly. We will return. They now have a new WIFI service which just requires you to have an 802.?? card in your laptop/computer and you can access the service anywhere in the campground or so their advertisement says. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
The owners, which I might add, are the staff, are quite rude. Many Many rules. Same as military style. If you wish for a babysitter for your child, just send them to the gameroom. They have cameras that monitor their behavior and if they do not behave according to owners specifications, they will be escorted to their site. We called them on a Friday evening to advise them we would not be arriving until Saturday morning. They called me back and wanted to know what time we would arrive because if they could rent my site out, it would be less expensive for me. When I arrived, a neighbor told me my site had been occupied Friday evening. When I inquired at the office with one of the owners, he told me at first it was not occupied, however when I cornered him, then he played "dumb" and told me I would have to check with his wife or daughter in law later. Needless to say, I did not persue the issue as I believed the battle would have been quickly lost. Do not believe that they even want people to use the restrooms either. I have been to many rv parks that were just as clean as this one keeps their grounds, but not nearly the amount of rules or rudeness. They need to keep in mind, it is us campers that keep them in business. Without us, no campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 2 / 10 ]
About all I can say about this campground is that it is clean and at least the girls in the office have been nice. The owner nor any other person having anything to do with campground has been nice. And I can deal with that except that is very expensive and I would at least expect the staff to be cordial. No one is friendly, no one waves, or even smiles! They have this speed limit of 5 mph too, that doesnt apply to their golf carts I am told because the golf carts are more visable(than a 40 foot motorhome?) The other complaint I have it that it is so noisy, all night and all day long! I didn't pay this rate for a spot on the beach! You folks go on down to Front Royal or Middletown! Is very nice and cheaper and the folks are very nice! We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
We stopped here New Years Eve on our way back home. We had no problems with the owners. CG was very clean. Had fun in the game room, yes there were cameras watching you, but that is probably why the pool tables and games were in nice condition. The site we had A2 had well grown trees on both sides of the site that made it slightly difficult to back in without a couple people guiding you. With the bypass just behind the CG had traffic noise. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rather than impose upon our daughter and family who lives in Winchester, we decided to camp at Candy Hill and have her join us during her time off work. It worked out great. The campground is off Route 50 one block west of Route 37 (Winchester bypass), and there is a lot of truck traffic in the area, accordingly, road noise. We had made reservations about a week prior, and were told that it was a busy weekend. The Apple Harvest Festival was being held that weekend, and many of the vendors would be camped in the park. Upon arrival, we were offered Good Sam membership and discount, our reservations were in order and we were escorted to a water/electric site for our Pop Up Camper. The escort helped us position the camper, as well as hooking us up, told us where everything was and was very accommodating. Not at all like two of the prior reviews. As to the rules and regulations: none are unfounded. Speed limit must be enforced: paved roads are rather narrow with some sharp curves. In addition, bicycle riding (even those low bikes they rent) are only allowed on the blacktop: and with the low rider bikes, you in a vehicle only see a flag. So go slow!!! We ordered a fire ring, and paid for fire wood, and enjoyed our campfire with our daughter and granddaughter and had no problems with the fire being extinguished by 11pm. We were sited in the grass area, and our site was pretty level. We had shade trees, the park is immaculately maintained, as are the bathrooms/showers. The coin operated laundry was very nice and I have nothing to compare prices to: but it was worth it to use. We spent most of our time helping our daughter to move, so did not enjoy the trolley transportation to the festival as we were so very tired. We did enjoy our morning coffee looking upon the horses in a pasture next door, and our dogs, daughter and granddaughter enjoyed feeding the horses carrots and petting them too. We originally reserved for 3 nights and ended up staying 5. Well worth it. Over the weekend, we did have helicopter traffic to the nearby hospital, and Monday morning, we awoke to 'jake brakes' of trucks coming eastbound on Rt.50 slowing for the light. The campground store has lots of gifts, souveniers and some groceries, as well as a good selection of RV supplies: all at very reasonable prices. The store had better prices than the 7-11 on the same street! We did not participate in the Sunday fellowship, and did not get to check out the game room. As it was past Labor Day, the pool was closed. But, the personnel were all friendly and helpful, and even inquired as to my health (when I made reservations, I had no voice. Little more when we arrived). We had no problems with our daughter visiting, we'd gotten her a pass up front upon our arrival. One prior review mentions the 'crossing the double line' when re-entering the park and another vehicle being parked at the registration area. Had the reviewer but looked, there were two roadways to the left upon entrance and all issues could have been avoided if only they'd taken one of those two roads and by-passed the registration area. I did it with no problem or issue. We will stay at this park again. The only reason I rated it a 9 vs. a 10, is the road noise, but I don't think they can do much to control that unless they plant a ton of trees around the parameter. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
After reading some of the previous reviews about rule enforcement and road noise I was a little nervous that I had picked the wrong campground, however my fears were completely unfounded. We enjoyed our stay very much. There was a little road noise but it was not too bad. We even slept with the windows open. I saw some enforcement of rules, but each time a rule was being broken like parking in a clearly marked no parking area. When we arrived for Labor Day weekend, there were 8 RV's in line waiting to check in. The staff was very efficient getting all checked in and escorted to their sites. I've waited longer at other campgrounds when I was the only one in line. We were in sites B2 and B3. Both had concrete pads and were perfectly level. The sites were a little narrow but comfortable and there was plenty of room behind us. They have a very nice store. The pool was clean. The entire campground is kept spotless. The only complaint we have is the TV reception in the area is terrible. We couldn't even get network TV to watch a race. We don't use the bath houses, however they are closed for cleaning between 10 and 11 A.M. We saw several people complain about that. We will definitely visit again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The staff were very friendly and helpful. We had a pull thru side in the F section (F1) next to the Pavilion. Plenty of space to open the flour slides. There's a bit of road noise, but it was tolerable. If you get this site and are planning on leaving early Sunday morning beware that Church services are held at the Pavilion in the morning and they use the whole area to park the cars. Overall we had a great stay. We will go back at another time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed there several nights about 3 weeks ago. Had a unpleasant experience with one employee at check-in. The road going in has a double yellow line down the middle. There is a line where they want check-ins to stop upon entering. When we got there, an SUV towing a pop-up was in line but there was a great deal of roadway between him and the stop line. An occupant in the SUV waved me around. Thinking that they were having mechanical problems, I pulled around, parked and walked into the office. A gentleman from the SUV was checking in ahead of me and upon completion of the paperwork, the lady behind the counter told a young man where to park him. Upon realizing that I was now ahead of the SUV, the young man said "For future reference, those yellow lines are just like a highway. No passing." I told him that I was waved around and that there probably would be no "future". It seems that an employee leads every registrant into his site. We got a fairly wide site and put out our rug and chairs and set up their picnic table. Because of windy conditions, we rolled our awning up before we left the next morning. When we got back, all our "stuff" had been moved so a motorhome could pull through to the site behind us. Nothing was put back in place. I guess if our awning had been out, they would have rolled it up before the MH drove through. I can only assume that an employee did this. Well kept and clean. Sites farther away from the office are the widest and highway sounds were not a bother there. Probably would stay there again but it would be more pleasant if some personnel had more interpersonal training. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 1 / 10 ]
I just spent two weeks on the road in the RV. Spent about 5 days at this place. It's one of the few places I can definitely say I won't visit again. The positives first. This place is immaculate. You could eat off the ground. They mow the grass constantly, you never see any trash, and the campground store actually has a little bit of everything. The store was big, as far as campground stores go. They had about any RV part you'd need. It was like a mini-Camping World. As far as a neat, clean campground, I've never seen anything better. The negatives. The staff was rude and pompous. When my wife was registering she had a long wait due to an older man in front of her that had a hard time hearing. My wife politely waited and was shocked when the lady behind the counter told her (right with this guy standing there): "I'll help you if this guy will ever decide to hear anything I'm telling him." Another customer asked about who lived in a nearby house, saying he lived in the area years ago and thought he knew them. When he mentioned the name and she said that wasn't who lived there, he asked if she was sure. She replied, "Look, no one you know ever lived in that house." Strike one. This place is literally on the highway. The traffic rolls by steadily until the wee hours of the morning. Every night was a struggle trying to get the kids to sleep and my wife and I had fitful nights at best. I tried to trick myself by comparing the noise to ocean waves. This worked until you heard jake brakes or sirens, which was about every 10 minutes. Strike two. The sites were the smallest I'd ever seen. I couldn't even open my awning the whole week. Had I done so, it would have been touching the silde on the MH next to me. I went to the office on the second day and inquired about moving to a more spacious site. The guy became defensive and wanted to know what was wrong with the site I was in. When I said I just wanted some space to open the awning and have some space for the kids to play, he rolled his eyes and pulled out his reservation book like it was some effort to do so. He said I could move, but he'd have to move me again the next day since he was booked and people made their reservations a year out, etc. He spent the rest of that day scowling in my direction whenever I saw him. As some sort of consolation a few days later, he told me to feel free to hang out in the area behind the camper. The site I wanted remained unoccupied until the last day we were here. Surely they could have accommodated my request considering I was paying $33 a night for almost a week. Strike three. I'll never go back, just because of the attitude of the employees. I guess it's okay if you need to stop in a safe place overnight, but that's about it. Really not a lot for kids: a few playgrounds. I never saw anyone in the pool during the 5 days. I noticed they had more rules about that pool than you could shake a stick at: no kids allowed that weren't potti-trained, even if they had swimming diapers on. Hard to believe that certain campground directories gave this campground their highest marks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was an excellent place for a two-night stop. Convenience to the highway meant there was some droning background noise from Rt. 37. The place was clean and well-maintained and the camp store well-stocked. The staff was friendly and assisted us in backing between two trees into our site. The "Stop Here to Register Line" is in front of spaces A1-A6; avoid them if you don't want a delay exiting your space when other rigs are arriving. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Where do I start? I wish I would have read the reviews here before I stopped. Basically, the nice amenities of the campground are offset by the rude and overbearing nature of the main visible staff members. I found the senior staff members to be quite nice but they weren't the ones enforcing the rules in the concentration camp. You see, the campground manager has a calibrated eyeball for the 5mph "STRICTLY ENFORCED" speed limit. He will be sure to chase you down in his golf cart (exceeding 5mph, but I'm sure he's trained for high rates of speed in the golf cart) to inform you of your infraction and promptly warn you he will ban your vehicle from the campground. Most vehicle speedometers don't even go below 10 mph (mine doesn't). Not more than 5 minutes at the campground and the staff was already out reminding us of "the rules". While registering, my wife was slowly driving around the office building to keep our son asleep when she was stopped by the manager and asked to stop driving around the office. When she explained why, she was told to drive around outside the campground. It wasn't until later in the day that the manager explained the reason was to prevent the vehicle sensor from constantly going off in the office. That's fine, but he could have explained it at the time. That started our camping trip off on a sour note and really never got better than that. Do you have a guest visiting? Be sure they do not exceed the 5mph speed limit! Also be sure they don't come right to your door and they register first or they will have a visit from the golf cart to receive their first warning. How about taking a shower? They say they're cleaned daily (at least they're closed an hour daily for cleaning) but I've seen the same mud in the same sink for a week. And the laundry. Who closes the laundry for days over spring break when the park is at its peak? Made little sense to me. I've been threatened, insulted and made to feel very unwelcome. Where the staff gets their business sense is a mystery to me. If this weren't the only campground in the area, they wouldn't be in business very long. I understand the necessity for rules in any setting, however, how one delivers the rules makes a considerable difference. We all know police allow a certain amount of slack in speed. How many of us have been pulled over for 1mph over the speed limit? You will be here and you will be lectured as to the necessity of the speed limit. So if driving with your head in the car staring at the speedometer the entire time instead of looking outside for hidden dangers and exercising caution is your cup of tea, then this is the campground for you. If you enjoy a laundry list of rules at a cost greater than usual for a campground, then this is the campground for you. If you want your visitors to be greeted rudely, reminded of the rules and left asking themselves "who is that guy?", then this is the campground for you. If I had any other choice in campground, I would have left here the same day I pulled in, but due to circumstances had to stay here. Though services are adequate, the staff's lack of ability in dealing with people outweighs the benefits and renders an overall rating from me as poor. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Visited for a short weekend retreat. Kids had fun, we enjoyed the facilities, and had no
issues with the rules. Can't comment on the cable TV service (we travel with DirectTV). Staff was just fine - never saw anything that might legitimize the early post about risking "life and limb". All in all, decent CG, good stopover spot, adequate for a weekend getaway trip. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Responding to the unhappy camper, previously. This is a very nice campground, a bit pricey
but the cleanliness, convenience and facilities justify the cost. We stop here frequently on our way back and forth to upstate NY. We usually stay a few days to decompress, catch up on email, shop, great roadside markets, and see local attractions. There is an outstanding library in Winchester. The staff have never been anything but courteous to me. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 3 / 10 ]
We came here in our fifth wheel in the fall. The park was not crowded therefore the staff should not have been busy and stressed. As the other reviewers mentioned, they were rule crazy. I like rules, but they were drill sargents. I had 2 friends visit for 20 minutes, they charged them visitor rates. They didn't use any of the campground features and they barely let their car engine cool. However, the final straw happened when a tornado was coming through the area. I was driving in, and my pass to the campground was on my dashboard in plain sight. He stopped me because it wasn't on my mirror. There was a tornado less than a mile from the campground and I was trying to get to my family. They also did not seem to have a severe storm plan, other than the restrooms. They also were refusing to let the pets in the restrooms if needed for the storms. We left a few days later despite the fact we paid for 2 weeks. There are other campgrounds within 20 miles of that campground, so I won't choose this campground again even though I have friends in the area. They did have a nice campground in terms of landscaping and a nice field to walk your pets, had they been friendly we would have really enjoyed this spot. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stopped here as a halfway point when traveling from TN to PA several years ago, prior to 2004. We too were very surprised to see all the rules, as we had been to many other campgrounds and never saw so many rules. Yes rules are necessary but this place had so many it felt like an Army base or something similar. One of the things that really bothered us was that lights were turned off at night in the restrooms and on the road near where they put us. This was very disturbing to us since we had a tent camper and had to use the restrooms during the night. It was very dark. We understood the need to conserve electricity, but, this is a campground for goodness sakes. Again we had never seen this before anywhere. We felt like someone was going to slap our hands if we forgot to turn off the lights behind us because of all the signs posted everywhere to turn off lights. Also we found the office to be somewhat rude too. We decided that would be our first and last visit to Candy Hill. We are by no means party people and go to bed at an early hour and it was just my hubby and I but we did not care for this place at all, it was not a fun place to camp. Although it was convenient it was just way too restrictive about everything. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
After reading the above review I just had to comment. This campground is favorite close
by retreat for us. We have found the staff to be extremely helpful. Yes, the have rules like every other campground but I did not find them unreasonable. I noted that several children seem to be enjoying themselves with the camp activites. The camp store is one of the best we have seen. Great weekend activities appear to be planned for every weekend. I am not sure what happened to the previous camper but I find it difficult to understand if they were at the same campground I use several times a year. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 1 / 10 ]
Yes the restroom were clean because you are not actually allowed to use them. They don't
provide any soap to wash your hands with because then that might tarnish their PRISTINE bathrooms. You see the staff at CANDY HILL really wish that you would just GO AWAY. If you go there and bother someone YOU RISK LOSING LIFE AND LIMB. Don't believe me? Try it for yourself. They will only too happy to
remind you of their rules lest you forget one or if you can't read because of course THEY ARE POSTED EVERYWHERE. We were unfortunate enough to get on the ugly side of the CANDY HILL (lovingly referred to as NAZI HILL) staff. We were no match for them of course. There is no good side and if there is well it was not exposed to us on our "shortened" visit there. We left early. If visiting an Aunt's spotless house where you are not allowed to touch anything or enjoy yourself then this may be the place for you. Don't bother bringing your small children who are not potty-trained because as one of their LOVELY rules states (who could miss that HUGE sign by the pool) no children allowed in pool unless FULLY potty trained, no swimees, or diapers PERIOD! IF YOU LOVE TO PAY MONEY TO LIVE IN A RULE ORIENTED ATMOSPHERE WHERE THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS WRONG THEN THIS IS DEFINITELY THE PLACE FOR YOU. They won't mind at all taking your money. The attitude of the staff there was so poor that I couldn't get into the gift shop to see what was there. They were very cold and
short-tempered. On our second day we felt so unwelcomed that promptly exited. MAY GOD HELP YOU IF YOU ARE THE UNFORTUNATE SOUL WHO PARKS IN THAT TEENSY SPACE WHERE THEY SWING BIG RIGS IN AND OUT!!! I was breathing had a pulse and Oh I was also a customer THEREFORE I WAS WRONG as you will be too if you ever cross them! We also complained with the Better Business Bureau. They lied and said that we verbally assaulted someone, we did no such thing. That's not who we are. We just want everyone to know what this place is all about. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Ok for a stopover, and very clean, sites on top of each other. Highway close by. Would not
spend a vacation there We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Beautiful, well organized & laid out campground. Spacious sites, great playgrounds for
the kids, looks like the golf course next door. The website is very accurate in how great the campground is. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 6 / 10 ]
Stayed there over Memorial Day. Weather was lousy and they didn't have much for kids to do - this was partly due to their office/gameroom building collasping over the winter from all the snow, so the office is out of a trailer and they have no game room. A lot of rules - so much so that the kids were making jokes regarding every little thing saying "check the rules". On the upside - very clean and well maintained. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 4 / 10 ]
Small Campground, too close to highway, sites are too small, and some are not level. My MH front tires were 6 inches off the ground before being level. Store a little short on supplies. CG & bathroom were clean, it was quiet, with the exception of the highway noise. We camped here in a camper.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Nice park to look at! Very clean and well keep up. Road noise from Hwy 37. People who run park have a lot of dumb rules and will give you hell if you are not careful. If we ever come back in future it would only be a stop over. All TV channels over the air were very poor at best and no cable TV at sites. A $5.00 charge per day for 50 amps power is too high. We see $2.00 per day on other campgrounds and that will more
than cover the power cost. We camped here in a camper.
[ 5 / 10 ]
Our family has stayed there many times in the last 6 years. Very clean campground. A good stop if your going north or south . Located along Rt. 37 bypass that blends into RT.81. Do not reconmmend small children. They have no written policy on small children using the pool. One owner said we could use pool, another said NO!!, They would have to drain it the if there was a accident. Their rates have gone up faster then inflation in the last 5 years. Many sites are narrow. We camped here in a camper.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Very Clean and Grassy Campground, Loved the Meeting Place. Owners and Family very nice, and always willing to help. One of our Favorite Weekend Getaways. We camped here in a camper.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Very nice clean campground, Some sites are narrow. Most sites are on cement pads. Roads are paved and the sites are grass. Very nice staff. We camped here in a camper.