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Montebello, Virginia

Montebello Camping & Fishing Resort

Montebello, Virginia


15072 Crabtree Falls Hwy
Montebello, Virginia 24464
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Sites: 60
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 37.852433934383
Longitude: -79.132203070175

Elevation: 2610' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $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 no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • 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 no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • 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 ?

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18 Reviews

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Review Count: 133
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 31

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

We came here as an overnight stop off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The drive down from the Parkway is steep and windy. You check into the campground at the general store across the street from the campground. When you call ahead, they tell you to pull into the campground driveway, and then walk across the street to check in. The campground is very shady with narrow gravel roads. It was fine for our 30 foot Class A. Our campsite was pull through and sort of elevated along side one of the roads. It was mostly level (we are in the mountains after all) and the utilities were convenient. The camp host came to greet us and was always tooling around the campground in his golf cart taking care of things. Though we stayed for just one night, we found it a relaxing and pretty place to stay. There are two fishing ponds, though we did not try the fishing. We camped at Montebello Camping & Fishing Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here one other time about 5 years ago (review is on this web site), and I can honestly say this place has gone downhill. The roads in the campground are rutted and extremely narrow, same as 5 years ago. The site I was assigned to, 30, I couldn't open either of my slides. Moved to 31 and with some maneuvering was able to get both slides and the awning out. Both sites were not level and required about 2" of lift. They claim to have a "beach", but you couldn't pay me to go in the water.

Getting out was harder than getting into the site, with large trees making turns very difficult, requiring backing in a couple of cases. My trailer is 31' and it was tough getting through this place. NOT BIG RIG FRIENDLY! The only redeeming thing about this place is its proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway (3 miles). If you come in on the parkway it is much easier than trying to come up route 56 which is extremely steep and twisty. If you come in on the parkway from the Waynesboro end, your GPS may try and take you on Campbell Mountain Road. DO NOT take this road. It immediately turns to dirt and is extremely dangerous!

Stay on the parkway and take the route 56 exit. We camped at Montebello Camping & Fishing Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
31
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

NOT BIG RIG FRIENDLY, terrible interior roads

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

The worst RV park we never stayed in.Had made reservations for 2 day stay. Great direction warning on website, but when we arrived and drove through park (?), found no sites suitable for 38 ft fifth wheel. Very narrow winding road through campground, unlevel sites, with trees right up against the roadway. Decided not to stay; worse than old state park campgrounds. Made reservation at Passport America rate, but when we told the office personnel that we had trouble navigating through the campground and weren't going to stay, they charged us the full rate. Campground was empty, so it's not like our reservation prevented someone else from camping here. Would not have minded cancellation fee of 1 day at PA rate, but being charged 1 day cancellation at full rate was just wrong. Not a campground for rigs over 30 ft. We camped at Montebello Camping & Fishing Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Campground Details

Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

I took the Blue Ridge Parkway - VA56 to get to this campground from northern Virginia. The parkway was a pleasant drive even though they were repaving sections of it. If your GPS suggests that you turn left onto some shortcut side roads before you hit VA56 DON'T. These are very narrow forest service roads with huge drop offs. If you meet someone half way, one of you will have to backup. I only had to drive 3 miles on VA56. It was winding, narrow and was constantly going uphill or downhill. The general store where you check in and get supplies is on the north side of the road while the campground itself is on the south side. I was talking with a lady who was a member of the family that owned the campground. Among the things she told me was that they have RV's up to 40 feet stay there. I found that amazing as the road coming to the campground was bad and I thought the sites were a bit small. She also said that her father worked for the park service and opened the campground after he retired. I asked if this was a former forest service campground because the sign looks just like a forest service sign. She said her father made it that way because he liked the FS signs. This is the first campground that I have been to where I saw no class A RV's. I only saw travel trailers, 5th wheels, tents, pop ups and one other class C RV besides mine. They have two ponds, one within the campground for catch and release (I caught 1 Sunfish!) and a trout pond at the entrance where you can fish for free but have to pay by the pound for the fish you catch. The rest room and general store were very nice. The only short comings that I saw were that there is no cell service, no Wi-Fi, no cable and satellite dishes don't work due to the massive trees within the campground. My site was not quite level and everything (picnic table, water, electric and sewer) were on one side and spaced out. So in order to make most things work, I had to forgo sewer and use the dump station when I left. However, I had a very relaxing weekend here and would return. We camped at Montebello Camping & Fishing Resort in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice quiet wooded site with easy access. Park is very clean and well maintained. The staff was very helpful. Very relaxing! A few miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Note that there is no cell phone coverage or wireless access. Not a problem, but something to be aware of. So, if you every want the perfect spot to get away from it all and chill out, this is it! We camped at Montebello Camping & Fishing Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 61
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

“Natural beauty” typifies this campground, said to have been the family for four generations. Has lots of mature trees and shady spots with grassy sites. They have the best camp store I've seen, plus fuel and a post office. Campers were enjoying fishing and there is a small beach. We approached from I-81 via Rt. 56. Reviewing driving instructions on the campground's web site is a MUST or you can get into trouble. Rt. 56 is not for the timid and has signs posted to warn truckers not to take the route. We had no problem but driving slowly is necessary (20 mph is the rule). To avoid a good length of Rt. 56, approach from the Blue Ridge Parkway and go 3.2 mi to the east, staying on the main, paved road; don't be tempted to take hyws 6xx. Camp staff was great and allowed us to stay for one night even though they have a two-night minimum on weekends; they favored us with a 10% military discount. Forget cell phones and WiFi. I would have rated this campground a "10," save one problem: the sanitary drain was too high with no screw-in connector. Even with a drain hose support, fluids are forced to go uphill. When a bolus of water full of "stuff" hits the hose and it starts to snake around, things can get UGLY! In any event, this out-of-the way place is worth going out-of-the-way for campers who like spacious, shaded spots in cooler mountain climes at an altitude of nearly 3000 ft. We camped at Montebello Camping & Fishing Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Two items of concern: (1) Tree hazards exist in this campground. Old, tall pines with dead branches, one tree totally dead, others unhealthy. (2) Beware reservation cancellation policy. A $10 fee against credit card for cancellation for whatever reason, no matter how far in advance cancellation is made. When cancellation is made within a week of planned camping, a charge of first night camping is charged. Best to check campground website for unreasonable policies. We camped at Montebello Camping & Fishing Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Very remote location but beautiful and peaceful. We had a nice spot right on the lake and it was very quiet. The lake is not clean - the kids swam in it because it was very hot but the water was a brownish color. My daughter and husband went on a horseback ride one day and loved it. Their guide was knowledgeable and they said the scenery in the Appalachians was beautiful. My main negative comment about this campground and the reason I won't go back is that the road to get there is treacherous. It is almost a vertical climb up a mountain with a vertical drop off, no guard rails and very curvy road. Large RV passed us going down while we were going up and I thought we were through! The way down was a little easier because we were on the other side of the road with no drop off. Something else to keep in mind - there was no cell phone coverage anywhere. The woman who ran the store was very nice and let me check my messages from work as I was expecting an important call. I am not complaining about the lack of cell coverage (it was very nice to be disconnected) but it is something to know before you go. We camped at Montebello Camping & Fishing Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent two nights at this beautiful, rustic, shaded campground. This is the first campground we have given a 10 rating, but for campers like us who want a clean place out in the woods, it is well merited. Both the reservations and check in were friendly and efficient. The campground store is very well supplied, even including some meals (we had a fine breakfast there one day). The sites are really in the woods like we prefer, well spaced, level, with convenient utilities, fire ring/grills, etc. There is a friendly on-site host who welcomes new campers and otherwise ensures that all is ship shape. The connected lake is clean with a nice walking area. We met one family who had been coming here for decades: because it just is such a tranquil beautiful setting. We certainly will return to this gem of a country campground. We camped at Montebello Camping & Fishing Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Small campground not far from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Getting there can be a challenge as the roads are quite steep, twisty and narrow. We were on site 33 which was a pull through, but in order to get off the site I had to go through a site across the road due to trees (thankfully no one was using it). Site itself was shaded and appeared to have fresh gravel, almost level. Roads are very narrow and in need of work (severely rutted in places). Grounds were generally very clean. We were there during the week and it was very quiet. WARNING: If you are towing or in a motorhome and your GPS attempts to take you on Campbell Mountain Road, DO NOT take this road. It is directly off the Parkway with a sign pointing to RT 56, and is immediately dirt and loose gravel, becomes very steep, twisty, no guard rails with steep drop offs, generally pretty scary. We camped at Montebello Camping & Fishing Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This park was very nice and relaxing, had plenty of shade. We went horseback riding and it was awesome. Everybody was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back. We camped at Montebello Camping & Fishing Resort in a Tent.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice campground however the sites are all on top of each other and the roads inside are confusing. We had two sites #19 & #20. Our friends were on site 19 with a pop up also. Ours was #20 which is directly along the 'lake.' Loved having that site but no shade and there were two pair of geese each with young that left behind lots of 'droppings'. You constantly had to watch where you were walking. Great staff at the little store. Anyone going to this campground, only drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway to access it. The roads are terrible. You can see your own tail lights around some of the curves. Would go again for more than two nights. No Cell service so it was nice to be unreachable. Camp host was extremely friendly and helpful: said that if there was an emergency he could get us to a phone or vice versa. We camped at Montebello Camping & Fishing Resort in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

The first year we camped here (2007) we had one of the tiny pull through sites. Since the sites are so close together it feels like everyone in the campground is family because there is no separation. The next year we got the large site on the "Lake" which is more like a pond or borrow pit - very pretty. This trip would have been fine, but the owners let some tent campers have the back half of our campsite without consulting us. We went to hike Crabtree falls and came back to people pitching a tent on our site. We politely let them know that that was not a separate campsite but they insisted that the owners assigned this site to them. They paid for it. and the site number was 19 and a half (seriously). We went up to the store to find out what was going on and the employees were very rude (as they were each time we went to the store). We spoke with the owner who was even more rude, getting in my husband's face and insisting that that was a site; it was on their map and the people were staying. We went back to our site and endured extreme harassment for the rest of the weekend. The owner told the family that we "tried to have them thrown out" (very unprofessional). The husband threatened us with a knife, the wife screamed profanity at us several times (it was the campground joke - all of the other campers heard and kept asking us what was up with the crazy family on our site). The mountains are beautiful, the campground is fair, but definitely not safe!! We will NEVER camp there again. We camped at Montebello Camping & Fishing Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2008 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We couldn't wait to get to Montebello after reading all of the wonderful reviews. What we found was a mixed bag. The store is as described; clean, cute, well-stocked, and picturesque. Employees are plentious. First, please note that you must climb mountainous roads to get into the campground. They are pretty, but steep and curvy...so just be careful. The campground is across the street from the store. I only saw one employee enter the campground on Sunday evening to collect trash. They seem to hang out at the store. The bathrooms were not cleaned the entire time we were there. The men's restroom was great, but the ladies' was terrible. The playground is small and quite a distance from the sites. Someone has spent some money on some landscaping. That's nice. Wish they would spend some on things you need in the campground. The sites themselves need some work. Most sites have very little gravel and are unlevel. The campground roads need to have more gravel and some work done. Our site's road was full of huge ruts. There is a brand spankin new barn facility behind the store that is gorgeous. Just wish they had spent more money on grain and hay. So, you can trail ride on their horses because they're safe because they're so weak from being underfed. Does this make sense? I think this place was once beautiful. I think the funds are not going back into the campground. It is a shame. I would return if they'd improve the sites and totally revamped the entire campground. I wish they would feed the horses more and not offer the trail rides. I'd rather see them well fed and happy. We camped at Montebello Camping & Fishing Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice little campground in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We stayed on site #19, which is "on" the lake, but also under trees. The grounds were well groomed, but the small lake was kind of green. There is a small beach, but we did not swim. Everyone respected quiet hours, and the atmosphere was friendly. The owner/operator was very polite and helpful. Dump station was immaculate! The pull through sites were a little close together for our taste, but there are plenty of other sites with more room. Bathrooms were a little dated, but were clean and kept clean througout our three night stay. We camped at Montebello Camping & Fishing Resort in a Tent Trailer.

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