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
Aug 2015 - $59.00
It is rated by woodall as one of the best... but for the $$ spent I have been in better rv campgrounds and paid a lot less. It is good rv campground but not the best. - mgfiest
Aug 2015 - $69.00
i was surprised that all monies were required up front before arriving. 1st deposit was 1/2, and 2 weeks before arrival they billed another 1/2 (i received the good sam discount when i checked in as a refund), i was charged a 25.00 deposit for the gate key (no choice), and 10.00 - thanks for doing business with us reservation fee (charged no matter how you reserve - online or phone). Personally i find it offensive to be charged a fee to do business with a company - not for any specific item just for being their customer. There is no refund once you are within 2 weeks of the stay - they keep the ENTIRE amount regardless of reason for cancelling. We found the site small but 'ok'. the site was level. They have a 'travel' section in the front building - that consisted of 3 brochures - 2 of which were for selling their seasonal trailer units. The wi-fi we found out after we checked in was quite expensive (we ended up not purchasing). For 70/ night it should be included. We were offered 'beach front' sites at 10 MORE a night - but declined when we found they had zero shade, & only electric. The beach is rock - not sand - it's a pretty view though. There are 'group' camping sites elsewhere in the park (due to noise) but for some reason they allowed 2 or 3 groups of people on the 3 sites all behind us. The entire weekend was noisy and loud. The CG is mostly seasonal now - there's a few acres more of seasonal sites - it seems they are raising the prices of overnight camping to pay for the infrastructure of building new seasonal sites by the acre. Everything extra charge -charge for wi-fi, charge for mini-golf, charge for horseback riding, charge for arcade games, charge charge charge. The 'restaurant' is nothing like the website pictures or description in the least. For the value we won't be returning. It was just too expensive for basic camping. (Keep in mind while the pool area is gorgeous we don't use that area so it doesn't play in the the equation). - ciara
Jul 2015 - $80.00
A gorgeous campground. We got one of the new waterfront sites right on Lake Ontario. Beautiful views, lots of wind at times. The lake can really change from beautiful calm, to choppy and rough. It was much farther from the original campground, but that was okay. It was a good bike ride to get up to the pool, and would be along walk - but on bikes it was fun. The main pool is nice and there is a splashpark for little kids. Very clean and new. The sites are grassy and well maintained.
Kids found it cool because there was lots to do. Rec hall was fun with ping pong. Picton is a cool town for shopping for the parents and you can visit the nearby wineries.
The sites up near the pool are regular size. Water sites in the future will be phenomenal when they develop and add a bit more down there like a pool. Very nice marina down there. It is a long road between the two campgrounds - so doesn't have an active vibe. The problem is, we were spoiled and have gone to other more "resorts" (for less money), and felt a few things could have been For the price, it is a little (a lot) overpriced - $88/night, but we would expect more activities to be run daily.
Suggestions - need more than one basketball court, more activities for teens, more ping pong tables, trivia night, chocolate bar bingo, tie dye t-shirts, bike park, frisbee disc golf , dog park, kayak tours, etc. For that price, those kinds of things should be happening. Overall, a great park, but we can get more value for our money at Danforth Bay or Normandy Farms. - User901