Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $51.00
Just picked up new MH last weekend and stayed here while trying everything out. Site was gas/dirt and very uneven but within range of hydraulics. Moved the picnic table and fire ring to the driver side in order to make them usable. Fortunately the site was large and the site behind ours was empty.
Water/electric fine. Sewer required suspension of gravity as it was uphill. Did not use the showers but appeared clean.
Staff was friendly. We camped at Roamers' Retreat Campground in a Motorhome.
We stayed at this campground on two separate occasions during the summer as the location was perfect for us to visit family.
The campground is located on Lincoln Highway (Route 30) in Kinzers, PA, which is about 10 miles west of Lancaster, PA. Although it's close to Lancaster, traffic on Route 30 can be bumper to bumper, especially in the summer time, so allow yourself enough time and patience to get where you need to go.
Approaching the campground on Route 30 from either westbound or eastbound, one needs to really pay close attention to where the campground as, otherwise one can drive right past it, even though there is a big sign, as it kind of sneaks up on you and is on a curve, so be on the lookout! There is ample room for big rigs to turn into the campground property from Route 30, so no worries there; however, we had to disconnect our car at the camp office to navigate our 40' motor home to our site. Interior roads are a bit tight for navigation, so use caution. The two different sites that we were assigned were gravel sites and fairly level. There are a lot of permanent campers staying there, but their sites were well cared for and they kept to themselves.
Amenities at the campground included cable TV (approximately 24 channels), free secured Wi-Fi, volleyball, playground, horseshoes, LP gas, and a game room. Laundry is also on the premises; however, we didn't utilize it so I can't comment on it. This campground is generally less expensive than others in the area because they do not have a swimming pool; however one is slated for in the future.
Check-in as easy and staff were very nice and accommodating. We were given a map of the campground and the staff person explained how to get to our site.
We would stay here again. We camped at Roamers' Retreat Campground in a Motorhome.
Tips for other Campers:
As I mentioned, Route 30 (Lincoln Hwy) can be VERY busy and congested, so please allow extra travel time and have plenty of patience.
My family and I have stayed here 4 times in the last year. Super campground. The owner is always around and is making many new additions to the campground. It is right next to Rough and Tumble and a beautiful Amish farm. Not far from any Lancaster activity. Will certainly stay here again. We camped at Roamers' Retreat Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
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.
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.
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.
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $45.00
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.
Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $49.00
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.
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.
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.
Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $23.00
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.
Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $20.00
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.
Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $30.00
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.
Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $30.00
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.
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.