Gold Brook Campground

Stowe, Vermont


1900 Waterbury Rd
Stowe, Vermont 05672
Phone: (802) 253-7683

Sites: 79
Recent Rate: $30 10/2016

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Latitude: 44.442425757042
Longitude: -72.704320321426
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • 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 ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • 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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • 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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • 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 ?
  • 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

Ratings overview

27 Reviews

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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 5

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

Yes, the check-in person was pretty gruff but the park is a good place to stay, especially if you want to visit Stowe. We thought $49 was a bit much for a full-service back-in site on a grass field with spotty wifi, but hey, we just had one day to see Stowe. There are many trees sprinkled about the park but most are open sites. Many sites are right next to each other so you may want to request a site with some distance between you and your neighbor. And away from the road. Our wi-fi was ok but slow. I think we were in # 53 within site of the office. We camped at Gold Brook Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
I think 53
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Gold Brook Covered Bridge is a quick stop near the park.Stowe is a fairly typical ski town. We enjoyed walking the Rec Trail which starts behind the white church. Parking lot below the church.

The Trapp Family Lodge. We missed the tour but enjoyed the 15 minute drive and a good lunch with a lovely view of the area.

We enjoyed the touristy Cold Hollow Cider Mill, especially the apples for sale, the fresh apple donuts and hot loaves of bread.

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

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We made a spur of the moment decision to stay in Stowe overnight rather than deal with weekend traffic. Gold Brook looked nice from the outside, with lots of grass, but the facilities were terrible. Horrible showers, minimal laundry, and rude service. Next time we'll just keep driving. We camped at Gold Brook Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

This CG is practically in Stowe, which gives it a great advantage. The sites are grass covered and ours was level. The owner was somewhat gruff, but not bad. Our wifi was non existant. The location makes this a good spot. We camped at Gold Brook Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

There is little to pick from in the Stowe area when it comes to RV campgrounds. This is one of the few campgrounds period, so there are many tent campers and RVs without shower facilities. That makes the bathrooms very busy. It would be easiest to give the positives followed by the negatives. Positives: Location is very good, 2 miles from Stowe, 5 miles from Waterbury Center, and about 18-20 minutes from the Stowe Mountain Ski area without traffic. Price for site is not bad for a tourist region. No pull-thru sites but most sites are easy to get a larger vehicle into and fairly level. Some sites have trees, some are completely open. 50 AMP service is available to four of the sites. There are a few sites close to the road but most are away from the road and are very quiet. The cable connection pulls in many stations. Negatives: Campground road has several deep potholes, hard to avoid when pulling in. The bathrooms are very old and in serious need of remodeling. They appear to be in the original state when the campground opened at least 25 years ago. There is only one washer and one dryer for the whole campground to use. Sites are close together which is surprising based on the country setting. Wifi does not work if you are not close to the office. When it rains there are muddy spots due to need for gravel. I would recommend this campground mainly due to it's location and the quiet atmosphere. It lends itself well to young families with open play areas for sports and just plain running around. We camped at Gold Brook Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
77
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

By using your smartphone you can avoid the heavily traveled streets by cutting down back roads. Be sure to drive Rt 108 near the "notch." This route leads to Smugglers Notch State Park. Trailers or motor homes are out of the question on this stretch. A very pretty drive that goes for about 3 miles. We just drove 108 and turned around and drove back however there is an entrance to the actual State Park along the way.

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

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

The worst campground experience we've ever had. Staff is the rudest I have ever encountered. Rude on the phone, even ruder in person. Very over priced. Not at all a True Vermont experience. The No Refunds No Exceptions sign in the office should have been our first clue. Sites right on busy Route 100. Traffic kept the kids awake. Very out dated and very dirty. Owner and his groundskeeper appear to drink. Staff Very unfriendly. Not helpful. Thought it funny to give wrong directions to Ben & Jerry's Factory. WiFi did not work. Pay shower did not work. No money back! And after we checked out we stopped at the Coke machine only to be yelled at by the groundskeeper that the machine was only for campers staying there and we needed to leave. Will Never stay here again. Would recommend you keep driving right by! We camped at Gold Brook Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close

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Review Count: 150
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Pretty much everything other reviewers have written about the conditions of the park are true. We didn't have any trouble with the front desk or camp workers; we saw no evidence of rudeness or drinking mentioned by the previous reviewer. Four 50 amp sites are towards the back of the park with plenty of maneuvering room. We had #79 which is the last one and looks out over the open meadow. We are self contained and had no need to use the bathrooms or laundry. The park served us well as a base for exploring Stowe and the surrounding area. We stayed three nights. We camped at Gold Brook Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
79
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Visit the welcome center and get maps and information on the area. There is a lot to see and do here. Enjoy!!

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Review Count: 122
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful campground with sites fully grassed. Water, sewer, electric, and cable all work great. Laundry, bathrooms, and showers are a disgrace. We use our bathrooms in our RV but the tenters do not have that option. The owner was a rude, unkind man both on the phone and in person. We would stay here again if in the area. It is so handy to attractions nearby. We camped at Gold Brook Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Abrupt Reception - felt unwelcome even though sites readily available (we had not booked and arrived at 5 pm) Grounds very pleasant but facilities old and in need of a good clean and/or renovations - would not be inclined to return. We camped at Gold Brook Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 151
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 42

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is in a large grassy area. Sites are grassy with some having a bit of gravel. Roads are gravel. Water/sewer/electric & cable worked very well. We could not get WIFI at the site at all and our Verizon Mobile Hotspot did not work very well. The location is perfect for touring Stowe and Waterbury. The sites seem to be close together, but the owner places you so that you have excellent space between units. There is plenty of room for maneuvering. The restrooms and showers need some serious attention, updating and deep cleaning. We liked it here and would stay again. We camped at Gold Brook Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We were here after the summer time rush and found the owner very helpful and friendly. It is located behind a big red barn and the Nichols Lodge. We did not have any trouble with the power. Great location for seeing the fall colors and area. Most sites are on grass with some gravel. We did not use the restrooms. We camped at Gold Brook Campground in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Camp Ground is OK. One water tap shared for two sites. WiFi is at lodge next door. Owner is an awful drunk who is rude and seems to like giving wrong directions and then turns the sign (which faces the wrong direction anyway) off when you are coming in the dark. Told us to go up highway 10 and turn at the big red barn. It's on highway 100 and there are at least 5 big red barns -- it's Vermont after all -- and its not a barn, it's the Nichols Lodge. Lodges are for people, barns are for animals. There is a big Nichols Lodge sign - so he could have said, turn in at Nichols Lodge and we are behind it. We saw Nichols Lodge every time we drove by, but again ITS NOT A BARN. So, I have to assume he does it on purpose. And he seemed to lose phone connection whenever we asked for pricing -- and never would even give it to us in the office. So, we don't know what our options might have been. But it was then 10 PM, after we looked for it for over an hour, then unhooked the car and spent another 45 minutes looking for it in the car. I would never stay here again. We camped at Gold Brook Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 377
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Lousy restrooms, would not use; in bad need of update or at least cleaning daily, not monthly. Power suspect; AC wouldn't fully power up, but did on our generator, however. Not worth half the price charged. Close to Stowe and Waterbury only pluses here. Will not return. We camped at Gold Brook Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

The is a wonderful spot for visiting Stowe and the surrounding area, very close to town and many attractions and restaurants. Would have given it a 10 but the bathrooms are quite dated and while clean, it's not a facility that matches the delightful setting. We camped at Gold Brook Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 68
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful but very old with minimal repairs being done. Grass sites which are very muddy in the rain although probably good in dry weather. Hookups are awful, need extensions for everything if it will work at all. No Wi-Fi, bathrooms are old and not maintained. This place is a disaster. We camped at Gold Brook Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 115
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great campground. Please don't let my low score scare you away. I only downgraded it because the staff is not exactly warm. Maybe this is a tough time to make a buck in the campground business, but it sure would be nice to feel more welcome when you do come. Don't take it personally if you encounter what I did. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and the Ben and Jerry's Factory down the street. We camped at Gold Brook Campground in a Motorhome.

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