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Cherokee, North Carolina

Happy Holiday RV Village (formerly Happy Holiday RV Park)

Cherokee, North Carolina



Cherokee, North Carolina
Phone: (828) 497-9204

Sites: 375
Recent Rate: $47 7/2016

Latitude: 35.471330564588
Longitude: -83.247056007385

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-stream Waterfront Waterfront yes-stream
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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34 Reviews

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed three nights and rested well each night as everyone seemed to adhere to the quiet time guidelines. Restrooms were a little dated but clean and orderly. Originally, reservations were screwed up at least three times by office personnel who either lacked sufficient training or just were careless. The office managers finally straightened everything up and check in went smooth, just be sure to request a confirmation email and a follow up verbal confirmation several days prior to arrival. Cell service is very weak here, best of luck with calls. Wi Fi was a joke, never connected in the three days here. Excuse was it was just overloaded. Newsflash...maybe its time to upgrade the service, if you advertise WiFi it should be expected to work. We, never the less, had fun in the Cherokee area and met many "interesting" fellow campers. We will return again in the future. We camped at Happy Holiday RV Village (formerly Happy Holiday RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Hawk
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Dirt, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

The "manager" lied to me and others, stating that a festival promoter was responsible for disallowing year-over-year customers from camping near friends. He cursed at me when his lie was exposed. This arbitrary and unreasonable policy (not practiced by any other festival camp ground we attend) ruins the event, so we will not be returning. We will not be returning while this "management" is in place.

The sites were somewhat cramped. Full hookups are not available in all sites. Navigation roads are narrow but passable. Bath house facilities are some of the cleanest we have found. The convenience store has basic camping supplies and snack food. However, all of these positives are negated by the disrespectful attitude of the "managers". We camped at Happy Holiday RV Village (formerly Happy Holiday RV Park) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
529
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Granny's Kitchen - all meals are buffet style. Pricey. Medium quality.

Harrah's.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

We were there through Memorial Day weekend and on through the bluegrass festival, the following weekend. We have been there for many years and it's one of our favourite places to go. Even though the wifi is non existent on busy weeks and the cable is just fair on the best days. The management and 'some' of the workers need some hospitality training, some not friendly at all. One worker who was living near some friends who were playing music on Saturday night of the festival, angrily approached them and cursed them for playing music. The event escalated and he threatened to pull the power plug to their camper. Very unprofessional! My friends will not be back. Most irritating is their reservation policy, they do not allow you a grace period to reserve your same site from year to year. In other words your site can be taken from you. We camped at Happy Holiday RV Village (formerly Happy Holiday RV Park) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground is in good shape, bathrooms are very clean, sites are level and maintained, location is convenient to town. Some tent sites even had cable TV hook ups. However, the park staff ruined what was intended to be a fun holiday weekend for me and my grandchild. The manager and one of the women in the office/store were two of the rudest people I've even met in my life. The woman constantly had a nasty frown on her face and acted like customers wishing to check out in the camp store were too much trouble for her to deal with. I witnessed the manager speak to a neighboring camper in a way that would make a sailor blush and he was yelling and cursing at the customer so loudly he disturbed our entire side of the campground. The poor guy trying to do the right thing ended up getting kicked out by the manager after trying to protect ducks from teen/20's guys who were hitting them with rocks. We camped at Happy Holiday RV Village (formerly Happy Holiday RV Park) in a Tent.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

The casino was nearby but we didn't visit. Santa land is an amusement park/zoo which we enjoyed and it was very close to the park.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

No cell service at all. WiFi is fair. Cable is good. Very tight but we had no next door neighbors so was fine. Sewer hookup was barely reachable and almost higher than outlet on rig. Many sites had no gravel at all but ours did. We were here during the hurricane so it rained most of the time. Water running down the streets and standing everywhere. Location close to the casino and Smoky Mtn National park; lots of scenic drives when not raining. We camped at Happy Holiday RV Village (formerly Happy Holiday RV Park) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
702
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Close to downtown Cherokee, casino, Blue Ridge Parkway. Great Smoky Mtn Railway in Bryson City, national park. Cherokee Indian Museum. Fall colors are great when it's not raining.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

My wife and I were here for a week. Check-in was easy but staff not very friendly. Campground is very big, some sites are very tight if camping on the creek. Just appears to be run down, could use a good cleanup and some updates. As for WiFi forget it, very poor. I don't understand why campgrounds offer WiFi if it's that poor. Cable service good if you're not wanting a sports channel. We were here with a group and asked to be close to them and we were probably 300 yards or more away, not good. We camped at Happy Holiday RV Village (formerly Happy Holiday RV Park) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
900
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Had a wonderful stay there for a month. Sites were adequate and the restrooms were clean. There is a pond there for fishing. Mostly for kids as its all real small stuff. The Indians stock the river with trout weekly so if you want to fish for them its pretty easy. The town doesn't offer much but the Casino but there is plenty to do in the other areas and in the Smoky Mtn Park. The work kampers were very friendly and sociable. Lots of Seasonal rigs but mostly they were clean with a few exceptions. Big open grass area with Concerts there almost weekly that were enjoyable to listen to. They also play Bingo every Thursday night. We will surly stay there again as this is a wonderful area to visit and the weather is great. We camped at Happy Holiday RV Village (formerly Happy Holiday RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
520
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

This park didn't have any recent reviews, but we decided to give it a try while in the area. First, the location is great with close proximity to downtown Cherokee, but far enough away from the hustle and bustle. Now for the park review. The staff was nice during the check in process. Loved the escort to the site. The sites are CLOSE. The closest we've ever had. Tons of permenant residents, but they do keep it well kept and clean. Thankfully, one site beside us was vacant or it honestly would have been miserable. If this park is full, be prepared to be on top of each other.

We had a premium site with full hook ups. No complaints with any of that. We did not try the cable, so we can't speak to that. Cell phone reception is non existent (verizon). The wifi they provide is terrible. You cannot stay connected because it continually goes in and out. We are an outdoor family, so this wasn't a complete deal breaker for us, but do not go expecting to have internet via their Wifi because it truly is horrible. They do have a small swingset for the kids with a couple of swings, although very basic and small. We did not swim in the pool because it was always crowded, but it too was small. The streams running by the property are a nice asset, but in our case, the park was full and all creekside spots were occupied making it impossible to enjoy the creek without being rude and imposing onto another camper's site. The organized activities mentioned on their website were no where to be found during our week long stay. Overall, it's not a bad place to rest your head if you dont mind really close sites. That's not our preference so we will do better research and stay somewhere else on our next visit to Cherokee. We camped at Happy Holiday RV Village (formerly Happy Holiday RV Park) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed there during the heavy rains and flooding. (We know the campgrounds are not to blame for this). If they would put more gravel on the road, and gravel the spot where the camper is parked, it would help. There was a camper on the back creek that would leave his dog tied to a tree while going away. At one point he let it run loose, and it went after another camper and dog. Workers talked to him, but the next time they went away the dog was back on the tree. The internet was mostly non existent. We were told it was due to all the kids using e-readers, i phones, and computers. Even after the weekend we tried it up at the office and had very little luck. Workers were of no help. While leaving, someone broke the water line next to us. (Once again not the campgrounds fault). I asked one worker if they could run a line from the other road to us. I was informed he was not in charge and was told to see another worker. When I want to the 2nd worker, I told him the 1st worker told me to see him. In a few minutes 1st worker showed up with a hose and informed me not the tell the worker in charge things he didn't say. When I informed him I didn't, he stated he didn't have time for this and stormed off. My wife and I have camped at many different campgrounds over a 20 year military career. This is by far the worst. Most of the workers couldn't care less about the campers. This could be a great campground with a change in the staff. We camped at Happy Holiday RV Village (formerly Happy Holiday RV Park) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a great time with friends at this park. It is a very big park but not very crowded at all during the four nights we stayed. From the folks at the office to the guys who helped us park, everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. For $3 more per night, we had wonderful premium sites with concrete pads on the lake. These sites allow you to back in almost parallel to the lake, so the water was no more than 10 feet outside our door. We loved these sites. The only drawback came the final day when fishermen (I don't know if they were campers or not) walked between our camper and the water, right past our door on their way around the lake. I don't think there are many campers dumb and ill-mannered enough to do such a thing, so I'm assuming these people had day passes. Nonetheless, we loved the sites and would definitely go back. The campground is very close to the Casino and other Indian attractions. We camped at Happy Holiday RV Village (formerly Happy Holiday RV Park) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

Enjoyed our weekend here. Camped on the river side and loved that we had a fire ring. Staff was friendly and entertainment nightly at the stage in center of campground. The only negatives were that the WiFi was not consistent. We rarely ever were able to connect. Also, the 24 channels that we were supposed to have via the host were very poor quality. It was not our TV/cable connection. Everyone we spoke to said it was the same with them. We really liked this campground, but for the price would like to see them improve the WiFi/cable issue. One last note, a previous review complained about no AT&T cell phone reception and I will tell you we have frequented this area for years and it's always been that way. Complain to AT&T because Cherokee can't fix it. We camped at Happy Holiday RV Village (formerly Happy Holiday RV Park) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Nights Stayed -3 Park Overall – The Park is large, it is well maintained. All employees go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. A negative thing about the park is it is very near US19, a busy highway. A few of the creek lots, on the Highway side of the park, face the back of some houses. There are a few gravel sites but they are mainly grass. Most of the sites are reasonably level. There are two creeks and a lake all with water front sites. A really nice park overall. RV Type Used - 5th Wheel 28Ft My Site (94) – is on the creek near the highway. The water was so loud that we heard little road noise. The site faces the back of a house on the other side of the creek. We never saw anyone. What We Did – Went to the “Museum of Cherokee Indians” it was interesting, $10/Person Restroom - Modern and clean, soap and hand towels provided. Bath - Modern and clean Cell Service - Verizon worked, 3 bars and 3G at least Internet Access – Wi-Fi at the site, reasonably fast access Basic Shopping - Groceries etc. 3 miles Dining - Best restaurant in town is the “BRIO Tuscan Grille”, at the Casino. I did not get to try Ruth Chris’. Most restaurants are Buffet. Would I Return - Yes, I’m not a gambler but the Casino offer good entertainment and restaurants. The weather and the countryside are beautiful. If I returned I would select site 97 or 98. We camped at Happy Holiday RV Village (formerly Happy Holiday RV Park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed here twice. Most recent visit found new management. Staff in the office and on the grounds was friendly. My negative observation was to many so called staff workers on the grounds. They spent to much time riding around on golf carts doing nothing. The grounds needed much upkeep. Grass needed cutting and flower beds away from the entrance had weeds and grass taller than the flowers. We arrived on a Sunday so there weren't many campers around so it was quiet. I wish the new owners success with this park. We will stay here the next time we go to Cherokee. We camped at Happy Holiday RV Village (formerly Happy Holiday RV Park) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $52.00
Overall Rating:      

This park was ok for us. We travel with 3 young children and this park is definitely not "kid friendly." The pool was pretty clean, but the playground was very outdated and consisted of a few swings. The arcade was very old and dirty. The staff was not the friendliest either, especially the ladies working the front desk/gift shop. The price was also a little high in my opinion for such an outdated park. We will definitely not be camping here again. The only reason I give the park a 5 is because they have a few good stream side sites. We camped at Happy Holiday RV Village (formerly Happy Holiday RV Park) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is an adequate base for exploring the Cherokee area attractions, but the park is not particularly attractive. I reserved a site by the water presuming that we would be on the river. Instead, we were given a site (#812) on the lake. The ducks and their droppings were tolerable, but the bullfrogs, 20' from our coach, kept us and our dogs awake throughout the night. We requested and received a new site (#608) away from the lake the next morning, which the staff handled pleasantly. They even gave us a price-differential refund without our asking. Park is OK overall; just avoid the lake. We camped at Happy Holiday RV Village (formerly Happy Holiday RV Park) in a Motorhome.

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