Roamers' Retreat Campground

     


Kinzer, Pennsylvania
Phone: (717) 442-4287

Sites: 50
Recent Rate: $29 7/2014


Latitude: 39.9971119062438
Longitude: -76.0501956939697

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

34 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Faun

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Set in the midst of PA Amish country. Neat, pretty campground. Sites appeared level, but we had to level when we set up. FHU with cable. Wi-Fi offered, but it was a free promotional program that required registering. Bathroom old but clean. Rate reflects two nights at Passport America rate, and one with Good Sam discount. We would return. We camped at Roamers' Retreat Campground in a Motorhome.

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On the road again

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

Date of Stay: - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

We have been coming to Roamer's for several years. Every year we see new improvements. Many new sites have been added and all sites have fire rings and picnic tables. Our site was shaded by large trees but they did not hinder our slide or awning. Site was big enough for us to park our 30' motorhome and not have to unhook the tow dolly. Still plenty of room to park on site. WiFi was good and no problems with electric as note in a previous reviews. The staff is always friendly and accommodating and the grounds are well maintained. We like Roamers because it is quiet and conveniently located to all local attractions. If you're lucky you'll get a visit from local Amish children selling whoopee pies and other homemade goodies. We will be coming back again very soon. Nightly rate stated was based on Passport America. We camped at Roamers' Retreat Campground in a Motorhome.

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HollyLouise

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Only stayed one night, passing through, but it's a very pleasant, clean, quiet park we'd stay in again. Appears to have many seasonal long-term sites, notably well-maintained, no "trailer-trash" here like we've seen in so many other places! We camped at Roamers' Retreat Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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rgramley

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

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Roamer’s provides a fantastic view of the surrounding Amish farm fields and you can see for several miles. We can sit at the campsite for hours taking in the spectacular view and watching the Amish farmers, their adult children and their teams of horses and mules working the fields. You can learn a lot about their way of life by just observing. They are also very friendly. We have spent, on average, about 20 nights a year at the campground for some time but recently have seen a gradual deterioration of the campground since the younger generation has taken over the operation. Their heart just doesn’t seem to be in making any major investment in upgrades, concentrating mostly on grass cutting by workcampers and trimming and repairing the roadways as they frequently wash out with heavy rains. The owner/operators don’t seem to understand the need for good customer relationships and the work needed to take this campground to the next level. Roamer's has the potential to be one of the premier campgrounds in Lancaster County. The infrastructure needs some serious work as the roads are in need of a good manicure, campsites need leveled, overgrown trees which impede vehicle movement in the park need trimmed back and the park electrical system needs substantial improvement. Also, the upper level of the campground is getting pretty junky looking. On our last trip we experienced a severe voltage deficiency at our site, which was out in the field. We had to run all of our appliances on propane for the duration of the trip, as there was just not enough voltage to run them safely. I took my voltage meter up the line and found a power post where the voltage dropped 10 volts between itself the next site, deteriorating further down the campsite line. I went to the office to request a resolution and the answer was that there was nothing they could do. I’m sorry but they could have at least opened the power box at the reported site to check voltages and isolate the cause of the power drop. Power has never been good at Roamer’s and they blame it on PPL when they should be looking at their own electrical components as well. We were prepared to make reservations for 20 days next year but after being so frustrated with the park management made our 2013 reservations at another campground in the area. I must say the nice lady in the campground office was of much more help than the owners. We have no plans to return to Roamers in the future. We camped at Roamers' Retreat Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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SunnyMac

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

A very dated and getting antiquated campground. Most trailer sites are jammed in tight, not every one has a fire ring; and a lot are on hillsides. Toilets and showers are old. No swimming pool. It's OK in a pinch if you are out and about Lancaster sight seeing; but not worth more than a couple of days. We camped at Roamers' Retreat Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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NEEP46

Review Count: 53
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

When we first started coming to Lancaster, this was our favorite Campground. As time went on we traveled away from this area and haven't been back in some years. Upon returning, we noticed the endless views have been encroached upon by the Museum next door. The campground is still a very nice place to tour the area or just relax, although increased truck traffic on Rt 30 has made it a lot noisier. The staff was very accommodating as we changed our site a couple of times due to our long absence and poor memory. The one complaint I do have was the unannounced party being held by the owners next door to our campsites with a large crowd of guests. With little or no camper etiquette they roamed around our camp sites and had loud music (not my kind) for quite a while on Saturday night. My wife and I had planned on eating out at one of our old favorite restaurants, but we were afraid to leave with all the strangers roaming around our motorhome and the excessive noise aggitating our dogs. We may return, but will definitely ask if we will be subject to any inconveniences while paying good money to relax?? We camped at Roamers' Retreat Campground in a Motorhome.

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BLT101

Review Count: 147
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Site; While here we were on three different sites. Sites 4 and 9 under pine trees, site 91 in lower loop on grass, no trees. Even though we were on long term site, because of special events and letting weekenders reserve specific sites, we had to move three times. Long term and seasonal site are different. They let people reserve sites a year in advance. We had full hookups with 30 amp electric. There are some 50 amp sites, but they are not long term. Site 4 and 9 were back ins, and site 91 was pull through. All sites have a picnic table. About half the sites have fire rings. There is no privacy on the lower loop. Laundry; There is a clean laundry with 4 washers and dryers. Each is $2.50 a load. TV, Wi-Fi, Phone; Cable TV w/25 channels. Verizon phone was good, 3 to 4 bars. Wi-Fi was good to very good on all here sites. Dog Friendly; A lot of areas to walk a dog. Amenities; no planed activities, nice playground, a few video games. Summary; We did enjoy this park other then the site changes. Under the pine trees was very dirty. The stuff was friendly and helpful. Roads are gravel and sites are gravel or grass. Low level lighting at night. There is a small book exchange. There is road noise from a very busy route 30. Comments; Located in the beautiful Lancaster County, surrounded by Amish farms. A super location for touring the area. Reasonably priced. We paid $575. Month. We camped at Roamers' Retreat Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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revs2010

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate reflects Passport America and Good Sam discounts. The water, 30AMP, sewer & cable work as advertised, the wifi is very slow or intermittent. The restrooms/showers are older and "usually" clean. The sites are not level and need gravel or other hard surface; grass is too soft and muddy. There are tight turns, site space, trees, and hills are difficult for big rigs. We will not return. We camped at Roamers' Retreat Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Garth

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

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

OK, First for a piece of grass 30.00 was lot! Now the nasty part! I took a shower when we got there. The young kid had just mopped the floor. I found tissue on the floor. Needless to say he did not do a very good job! I jumped in the shower and saw blood on the wall!!! (How do I know it was blood? I am a Paramedic and have seen my share!) I informed the staff an 12 hours when I left it was still there! All I can say is NASTY NASTY NASTY!!! We camped at Roamers' Retreat Campground in a Tent.

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dalacamper

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Roamers seems to be doing some improvements since the last time here. The sites near the pavilion are very bad after a rain as there is no stone, its all grass or mud. At least it's not after a rain storm so I can't say if that has improved any. Our site this time is 56 and it slopes to the right side about 4 inches off level. You need to have an extra step to get into the RV. It would be great if the management would attempt to level the sites better side to side with more stone. They have added a stone roadway to the sites near the open field #2B -9B, which helps in wet weather getting in or out of the sites. This is a great place to stay with plenty of things to do and see. I just hope the owners and management continue to make improvements and bring this campground up to it's full potential. We camped at Roamers' Retreat Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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destinygal

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Neatly kept. Lots of seasonals. Good views. Bathrooms need updating. Lost electricity in the bathrooms and couldn't use. No windows in that area. Sites are not attractive but the location is great for the tourist area. UN-level sites were hard to maneuver. Good shopping nearby. Motorhome next to us was WAY too close. All sites close to each other. Easy pull through sites. We camped at Roamers' Retreat Campground in a Motorhome.

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FLtravelers2

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects Passport America discount. This could be a picture postcard campground. It's surrounded by farmland and comparatively quiet however it has been sadly neglected. The laundry room is clean but located in the basement of the store/living quarters - complete with lots of spiders. A good cleaning, a little paint and some yard work would add a great deal to this area. Hubby went to hook up electric and the box cover fell off in his hands. Some roads rutted but as of this writing it looks as if they're trying to rectify the situation. Wi-Fi and cable access are excellent. We were afraid to check the restrooms. There is no pool but that didn't bother us. We would come back just for the Amish country ambiance. We camped at Roamers' Retreat Campground in a Motorhome.

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Onemoretrail

Review Count: 419
States Visited: 51
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate shown includes a Good Sam discount. Sites are gravel pull through and level. Some more gravel could have been used as our site had dried mud depressions. After looking at other reviews of the campground I was surprised at the negative views. Our site was surrounded by grass and trees. It was a good size for our 25 foot rig. Another section seemed more crowded. Cable TV and WIFI worked fine. The campground in the back is surrounded by Amish farms. We camped at Roamers' Retreat Campground in a Motorhome.

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thelloyds

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

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is really run down. The interior roads were a mess: some stone and a good number of water holes from recent rain turning the dirt into mud. We were only 1 inch from stalling our M/H on the way out in what we thought was a shallow water hole: turned out to be deep and muddy. It'll take me a couple of hours to wash off the mud where the duals threw it every where. Initial lot was too unlevel and the second one still made us have a 2 foot step to the ground (even with our portable step. We got around OK with our 40' M/H, but I would not say the park is "Big Rig Friendly" by any means. We camped at Roamers' Retreat Campground in a Motorhome.

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Davetheroamer

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $51.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a nice park. It wasn't in the best condition. At times we experienced very low water pressure. No pool either. The site was not level, but it wasn't anything that leveling jacks couldn't take care of. In general, we had a nice time. There wasn't much for the kids to do though. The hot air balloon was awesome, and there was no charge for a tethered ride. Nice park, but don't expect much. Very nice people. We camped at Roamers' Retreat Campground in a Motorhome.

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