2 Parks near Cherry Valley, Ontario
Jul 2009 - $40.00
We have camped at Fairfield's since I was a young child, so well over 15 years! This year we noticed it going downhill!! The washrooms are fairly clean except for the floor that is constantly soaking wet, a danger hazard when you have small children! You have to pay for showering too. The seasonal campers are VERY friendly & we talked to a few of them this year who are also as dissatisfied as we are. It seems there is a new rule daily & it's just getting ridiculous! My main complaint is the customer service!!! We went there with a large group & when one of our families got moved to another site away from us, we asked to get switched closer to us since there was a vacant site next to us, where they were supposed to be in the first place!. We were told by a VERY rude lady at the front desk that she had already checked someone into that site & that the family would have to "DEAL" with their new site even though it was a crappy site & 2 roads away from the group! She refused to come down & look at the vacant site claiming that they must be driving around the park because she checked them in that morning. The entire weekend, nobody ever showed up on that vacant site that she claimed was taken! Upon talking to people camping near us we found out that they also had a member of their group moved too! Also there is now NO visitors! We were planning on having a birthday party for our small child there & had to cancel due to the new no visitor rule, meanwhile there is a big sign beside the pool that tells visitors how much they need to pay for overnight & day uses! If you're going to change the rules, at least POST THEM on the website so people know what's going on! - Amanda09
Jun 2009 - $40.00
In our 10 years of camping and RVing, I don't think we've ever been treated so badly. We rented 3 sites for our group, over a weekend. The park is quite nice in terms of landscaping, and the seasonal people are REALLY nice. The buildings are fairly run down, with the washrooms in poor condition, and the sites difficult to get into because of the poor layout. The site we were on had the sewer outlet at one end, with electric and water at the other! The absolute worst part of the whole experience was the poor customer service. The rules, which aren't indicated on the website, are extremely arbitrary and ridiculous. The gate closed at 7:30 p.m. on a Friday night - and when we told them that the rest of our group couldn't get there in time, their answer was that they needed to find another place to stay for the night, and they would lose their reservation and their $25 deposit. They also have an absolute NO visitor policy. Additionally, when our group was leaving, we packed up our site, pulled out, parked, and wanted to take the kids for a little swim. They told us we had to leave the premises! Just a very sorry experience all around. - accmplce
Jun 2015 - $62.00
The campground is wonderful. New, large office with store. The actual sites are great: wooded, level and large - in both length and width. Unfortunately, there are many negatives.
First, the store/office is not open late until their summer hours kick in. For a Sunday in the second week of June, the office and laundry closed at 5pm (it's open to 7pm on other days). More significantly, there is no emergency contact information listed.
Second, they have two types of 50A service. In my experience, 50A means 220V. They have that, but they also have 50A 110V. When I made a reservation, they didn't tell me they had two types of 50A, so I ended up with a 50A 110V site. Unfortunately, I don`t have an adapter for that.
Third, while they say they have WiFi at the campsites, what they don`t mention is that it`s handled by a third party and has an extra charge. Daily rate of $8, but discounted for longer periods.
Fourth, the pool wasn't open for the second week of June. I guess people who like to start camping at the end of May would be out of luck.
Fifth, this campground is quite expensive. The base rate for a pull-thru is $61.50. However, when you add an additional $3.50 for 50A 220V and about $6 for WIFI, you're at $70 per night. I'm not sure how well the campground is managed. When I went to move to a 50A 220V site, they told me that all 8 sites in one row were available. However, two days later, they said that site was booked and we would have to move - again. When I went to the office to check out, they had a large TV displaying yesterdays weather forecast. When I asked, they said it was controlled from the managers office - which they didn't have a key for.
I`m not saying don't go to this campground. Just make sure you understand what you are getting yourself into. - A. Fischer
May 2014 - $68.00
The park is very well designed and run. That's the good. This is one of the most if not the most expensive parks in Ontario if not Canada. Then when you add in the vet bills for your pets due to the the place being infested with ticks it makes for one VERY expensive camp. In fact I was told by some campers that they have their pets shaved prior to going there just so they can find the ticks easier. I would not recommend or return. - Gilligan
Sep 2012 - $37.00
An excellent park. Sites are large with trees separating sites and almost perfectly level. Staff was friendly and helpful. We had a problem with the internet but they were able to reboot and then it worked fine. The rate quoted is a rally rate and was based on a week stay. The campground is a little difficult to get to but well worth the trip. There is access to Lake Ontario and I it appears that there will soon be sites right on the lake (which will probably be "super premium"sites). Prince Edward County is a great community to explore or just to relax in. - rockfarmer