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09/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
This was our second stay at this campground and it is our favorite in the Gettysburg area. By far it's the most private and quiet. We enjoy the deluxe pull-through sites. The campground is far from level, but the sites are good. Our daughter enjoyed the playground and mini cabin play area.
09/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a lovely campground. It is well maintained, as previously stated. We had some issues with the site originally assigned to us. While the management staff could have handled the situation better, the maintenance team went above and beyond to assist. There isn't much to do around town other than the amusement park, but it was a very relaxing trip. We would definitely stay here again.
03/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a nice campground located directly across the street from Opryland and the Grand Ole Opry House; it is about 9 miles from downtown Nashville, the Ryman and the Country Music Hall of Fame. It is located next to the highway which provides easy access, but also creates some road noise. The staff was very hospitable and pleasant. We were able to get great reception of local channels with our antenna and digital TV. The campground is small and 50amp, pull through sites are limited. However, the back-in sites were ample size and from what I could tell all sites had concrete patios and tables. If you have the unfortunate need for a veterinarian while visiting, we highly recommend Dr. John Robison at the Mobley Veterinary Clinic. Music Valley Drive has several nice restaurants; don't leave without trying Caney's Fish Camp. You won't be disappointed! We enjoyed our stay and would definitely camp here again.
03/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here for two nights for a short visit to Dollywood, which is about 10 miles from the campground. The campground was practically empty. The campground itself is mostly flat. Our site was long, but not very wide by comparison. If we had neighbors, I think the site would have seemed small. It did have a nice concrete pad. I didn't hear any road noise and we didn't camp here on a Saturday, so I can't speak to the previous review. We never did get our cable to work, but we did not contact the office given our short stay. We enjoyed our stay and look forward to a return when the weather is warmer.
10/2007
rating [ 1/10 ]
The campground is ideally located right off of I-95 in Georgia. It is a lovely place with a large pond. It is well manicured and very clean. The staff takes great pride in the appearance and customer service; it's a shame the manager doesn't feel the same. I made reservations on-line for a two-night stay in April for October with the intent of visiting Savannah, Georgia. While I found mixed reviews on-line, overall this campground provided the amenities and location we desired for our week-end stay. We traveled from Maryland to Georgia and on the day of arrival I called to verify our reservation and ensure a large site for our 40-ft motor home and trailer. The staff member who answered my call was friendly and helpful. She very quickly recognized there was only one large site, referenced as 70 feet, and I was told she would reserve it for us. Upon arrival, I was met outside the office by one of the staff who inquired about my reservation. I showed her the reservation and was promptly met at the door inside the office by the manager, who advised they “could not accommodate” my motor home and trailer. She advised a woman behind the counter to issue a full refund for my deposit. I asked if we could unhook and was told there was no where to put the trailer. She repeated several times, “We can not accommodate you.” When I asked what she expected me to do, she advised I should find another camp ground and suggested one in South Carolina. I left the office and returned with my boyfriend to inquire about alternatives. Once back in the office another manager, was present and through negotiation we were able to unhook the trailer and park in front of the office. We were not offered the opportunity to view the site and determine other options. After arriving at the campsite, we realized there was no need to unhook. I was shocked and disappointed by the lack of customer interest displayed by the manager. Not only was she rude, she was argumentative. She made no attempt to offer resolutions until the second manager was present. The staff was noticeably disturbed by the incident and offered numerous apologies.
10/2007
rating [ 1/10 ]
This was our fourth and final visit to this campground. The campground has been under construction for all four visits. The implication is that the owners are making an effort to improve the campground and provide the ultimate camping experience for the guests. However, in reality, all improvement efforts are to increase the owner’s bottom line. There has been an addition of two water-slides. This was followed by a substantial usage fee added to the campsite prices during the “in-season.” The addition of a “new” section about two years ago has increased the number of campsites by 50, plus five cabins. Little, if any, improvement has been made to the narrow roads leading to the newer section where the larger campers and rigs are assigned. This visit was a particular disappointment and the proverbial “straw” in a series of unfortunate events. Reservations were made in January for one of the Halloween weekends, which are considered holiday weekends and must be paid in full with a strict cancellation policy. A call the day before our visit to get our campsite was taken by an office employee whose interest in customer service was minimal. She was unable to find my reservation initially and wanted to exert as little effort in the process as possible. Upon arrival at our site, we were advised by the escort that management did not want campers to use any of the area covered by hay. It seems the “new” sites had recently been excavated, fertilized and seeded. It’s important to note that the sites themselves are very narrow (another effort to house as many campers as possible). The area covered with hay was about 75-80% of the site. What remained was a small gravel section of 24 feet by about 12 feet. We were directed to read the handout in the package we received upon arrival. We asked to speak with the operation director, who was dispatched to our site. A request to be moved to another site was denied because it is their policy. In all fairness they did offer a full refund if we left within the hour, but we opted to stay. Little effort was made to accommodate or console us. I believe there is an expectation in renting a campsite, that the campsite should be usable in its entirety. This was one of the Halloween weekends, and the number of people made it an unpleasant experience all around.
09/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
The location of this campground is lovely in comparison to the other campgrounds in Gettysburg. It is still close to Gettysburg sights, but secluded enough to provide a peaceful get away. The sites are shaded and well kept. The owners are on-site and take pride in the family-friendly atmosphere. There is a wonderful playground and an adorable play cabin for children. The premium sites have a two-person wood swing, that really adds to the experience. However, the most of the sites are very small and campground itself is not level, which makes for difficult walking and bike riding. The mini-golf is literally on the side of the hill and may be difficult to access for older visitors.
06/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
We love this campground, particularly when the pool is open. They always have plenty of activities. We stayed here for Father's day weekend and were unaware of the music festival. While we enjoyed the experience, the crowd became rowdy later in the afternoon. I would suggest additional security for this event. As I have written before, there are few sites that can accommodate large rigs and maneuvering through the narrow roads can be a challenge. Most of the sites are not level. On this visit we had a nicely shaded site. Despite the negatives, the staff is always friendly and helpful and we enjoy Harper's Ferry.
09/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed at this campground to visit Annapolis. In general, the staff was helpful and the campground was clean. Most of the sites were not level, however they can accommodate larger RVs. There is some road noise, but it is not overly disruptive. The campground is over priced, given that there are no scheduled activities.
10/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed at this campground twice in the last month, both times it was filled to capacity. The campground is clean and well maintained. The owners are on-site and take pride in the family-friendly atmosphere. From the road you would never know of the beautiful view of the stream and farm. The location to Lancaster sites and shops can not be beat. I would have given the campground a ten, except for the T-sites. Some of the sites have been updated to pull throughs or back-ins, but most are T-sites, which can make for difficult maneuvering, especially if you are a large RV. Smaller campers and pop-ups won't have a problem. Also, when Dutch Wonderland is open, the noise from the roller coaster can be loud and disruptive.
07/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This campground was more than an 8-hour drive for us and we stayed for seven nights. We had a wonderful site! There was some road noise, but really not too noticeable. Our only complaint about our site was that the cable did not work. When we asked them to check it, they brought a little portable TV that barely had a visible screen and said the picture was fine. We finally got our satellite to work after the third day. We met family there and asked to be put close together and they said they couldn't because the campground was full, even though they don't assign the sites until arrival. My brother-in-law and his family were assigned a site no where close to us and after much discussion he finally got his site moved. It was disappointing that we had to make such a big deal about a simple request, especially since there were several sites close to us that remained empty our entire stay. The campground is by far the most well maintained I have seen. All of the roads are paved and grounds are manicured nicely. We enjoyed fishing in the pond and even caught a few fish! We thoroughly enjoyed the nightly entertainment. However, the campground itself is located in the mountains and as such has many hills, many of which are not conducive to bike riding particularly by children. The front entrance is busy and can be difficult to pass in front of all of the traffic. There is a charming trolley that provides transportation, but due to traffic it is rarely on schedule. The traffic on the main road was so bad that at times we questioned whether we really want to venture out. Overall we really enjoyed our stay at the campground. It really is a beautiful campground and location. It is evident the owners take pride in the presentation.
05/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
Adorable! There is really no other word. The campground and the town of Edinburg are totally adorable! It's the size of the campground that makes it quaint. The are not very many campsites and several were occupied with long-term guests. Most of the sites were average, some were small. We have a 40ft motor home with two-slides and our site was absolutely perfect right on the creek. We weren't even in the big-rig site. Access in/out of the campground it not an issue following the numerous signs from I-81. The roads are plenty wide enough for two vehicles and I can assure you a "stand-off" is not necessary unless you can't drive your motorhome/camper and if that's the case, well. The campground has the most pleasant atmosphere. The landscaping alone is amazing and you can tell the owner has a personal investment in the property. There are hanging flowers from the trees and several water features including the water mill at the main building. The staff is beyond helpful. The owner checked in on us and realized our TV picture wasn't as he would have expected. (Its was fine for us.) He loaned us a cable booster for the weekend. (We have since bought our own.) This is not a kid friendly campground, there are no playgrounds, scheduled activities, pools, arcades, mini-golf, etc. That's not to say that children couldn't entertain themselves the old-fashioned way and there were many children camping during Memorial Day weekend when we were here. There is a creek right next to the campground and people were in all day either tubing or swimming. Further up the creek people were fishing, although I can't imagine they were very successful given the noise of the swimmers. There was an ice cream social the weekend we were there with real homemade ice-cream. It was a wonderful experience. Because the campground is so small, there is a definite sense of community and family and the owners really exemplify this. The town of Edinburg is just as adorable and we very much enjoyed our visit to Sal's. It is a fabulous restaurant, in an unassuming building, with the best Italian food I have ever had. (I recommend the cannoli.) We also toured a few little towns near Edinburg and stopped for lunch at an authentic roadside diner. There is plenty to do with nearby caverns and wineries. We will absolutely stay here again and we are looking forward to it. I wouldn't change a thing.
06/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
This was our third stay at this campground, but our first since the new water slide has opened. As a result there is a new pricing policy and we were charged $7/person/night for access to the amenities. So, we paid an additional $42 (3 people x $7 x 2 nights). I highly disagree with this policy because the two adults NEVER utilized any of the amenities or participated in any of the activities. My daughter used the slides and the pool, but we never made it to the min-golf or go-karts. Our total cost for the two nights was $144, which is excessive given that we were in Williamsport, MD and not a beach front property. The previous policy was to pay for the wrist bands for those who would be using the facilities. This is a more effective approach. The campground needs to find a new way to cover the cost of their expansion and development or they are going to price themselves right out of business. We noticed that the campground was not full for the weekend, even though many children are already out of school. The pool area is still under construction and a very large commercial back-hoe was parked in front to the pool during our entire stay. It was an eye-sore and a better choice would have been to park it in the back behind the campsites for the weekend. Recent expansion of the campground has brought additional campers, but the facilities (except for the new pool) have not been expanded. The pavilion is entirely too small for the activities held there. We attended the dance Saturday night, which was great for the kids, but there was little room to dance and virtually no where for the parents to sit. (and the campground was not full.) They were selling glow sticks and jewelry, but the cash register was not functional for the entire evening and so some children were able to buy the items and others were not. The snack shop is apparently also under construction and had a limited selection of the regular snack items. While my daughter ate an ice cream, I watched the employee behind the counter turn away four people because she did not have items they requested. At one point the person behind the counter stated there was no running water in the building. (I'm certain that is a health code violation when serving food.) The attitude of the staffers seemed uptight and anxious. While most of the maintenance type employees were friendly, we found the pool staff to be rigid and unfriendly. This campground gets an A for effort and an F for execution. We loved our campsite, it was big-rig friendly and conveniently located, albeit not level. There are a ton of activities, literally something every hour. The new pool is absolutely wonderful, but short on tables and chairs. It's important to note that my seven-year old daughter thinks it's the best campground ever. We have reservations for one of the Halloween weekends and we will probably return to this campground again next year. I just hope the construction will finally be complete and the equipment will be put away. Nonetheless, I just can't justify the exorbitant cost.
05/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This was our second visit to this campground. It is less than 30 minutes from home and provides a quick weekend get away. We camped during Mother's Day weekend and received the second night free as part of the KOA package. I booked a premium pull-through site in January. When we arrived at our site it was not what I had reserved and it was extremely unlevel and small for our 40 ft motorhome. I called the office and spoke with the manager, who advised there were no other sites available that could accommodate our motorhome. The manager and his wife were most gracious in trying to resolve the matter and provided a partial refund. We really do love this campground. It is clean and the weekend is packed with with wonderful activities. The only complaint I have is that they do not have enough sites to accommodate larger rigs.
05/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
This was our first time at this campground. Our campsite was huge, truly the size of two campsites. Our visit in May was apparently too early in the season, since most of the facilities were not open or looked in need of Spring cleaning. There were plenty of scheduled activities. I also noticed a definite presence of permanent residents. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely return during the summer season.
03/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This was our first stay at Fort Wilderness. We stayed in the 500 loop and found it to have easy access to the Settlement Depot and most occasions we walked back and forth. It also has a bus stop right at the entrance to the loop, which was convenient. However, there is no bus schedule and we found the buses came erratically. Sometimes they seem to come every ten minutes, but we waited more than 20 minutes on one occasion. At one point two buses heading to the Settlement Depot passed us before one heading to the Outpost Depot. The 500 loop was very narrow, the equivalent of traveling up someone's driveway. All of the sites are back-in only, but we did not have any trouble maneuvering. However, be aware it isn't for the faint of heart or the novice driver. Be especially watchful for children on bikes, as they are everywhere. The campground is huge and at first glance we wished we had towed our car, but then we realized there is NO parking except at the campsite and the Outpost Depot. Many people brought their own golf carts or rented carts on-site. Reservations are needed for the golf carts and the are extremely expensive, almost $300 for seven days. Our campsite was in a great location and we managed well using our bikes. The campground is exceptionally maintained, as with all Disney resorts. The pool area does seem to be outdated and in need of an upgrade, but it was clean. There are two stores, one at the Meadows and one at the Settlement Depot. While they are both fully stocked with Disney paraphernalia, they are seriously lacking in food and camping supplies. Ensure you bring everything you will need for your trip because little is available and as to be expected the prices are exorbitant. We were required to pay $5 extra per night for our two dogs, but I don't understand why. Pets are not allowed outside of the "Pet Loop." Our cost per night including the pet fee and taxes came to just a little more than $100, which is excessive for a campsite given that we spent very little time at the actual campsite. I was disappointed with the petting zoo. They had pony rides, but there were height and weight restrictions, so my tall 7-year old daughter was not able to ride. But she was too young for the 9-year old requirement for the alternative horseback riding option offered. In addition, I was disappointed with the staff. I did not find them to be as helpful and friendly as what I have come to expect from Disney Resorts. The Friday before Easter there was apparently a night-time light parade followed by fireworks, but we did not receive any information regarding the event nor was it posted on the campground cable channel. I called the office to see if it would be repeated on Saturday and the "Cast Member" stated that she didn't know and I would have to call the Meadow Trading Post. The number listed for the Meadows Trading Post was no longer a valid telephone number. We enjoyed the sing-a-long and campfire, but didn't stay for the movie. Bring your own marshmallows and sticks! I highly recommend the Hoop-De-Doo review. reservations are required. We had a fabulous time! While it is over priced, Fort Wilderness more than compensates with its convenient location and available Disney transportation. We will most definitely return.
11/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
I love this campground! We stayed for one of the Halloween weekends. There were so many activities to chose from and my daughter enjoyed every one! The activities director did a fabulous job and really got into the spirit of Halloween. The view of the mountains is absolutely magnificent, especially with the Fall colors. We are returning in 2007 during the summer season to enjoy the pool. This is a great campground for children. We enjoyed Luray Caverns, which is very expensive, but a definite "must do" at least once in a lifetime. Skyline drive was also very nice.
09/2006
rating [ 5/10 ]
We stayed for a weekend in September for the Pet Lovers Weekend, which consisted of one woman with her dog providing advice based on her self- taught knowledge. Some of the play equipment is extremely rusty and old which stained my daughter's clothes. There were other playgrounds that were newer. The mini golf was very expensive and the course was not very well kept. The office employees were not as friendly as they could have been, but I wouldn't say they were rude. Overall it wasn't an extremely positive experience, but it wasn't the worst campground either.
07/2006
rating [ 4/10 ]
The campground is huge and not in a positive way. Our campsite was all the way in the back. It was on a steep incline and we were at the bottom. It was very far to the office and main pool. We did have easy access to the smaller pool with the slide. Although an extra fee is required for the slide, we have come to realize this is common practice for most campgrounds and are accustomed to it. I don't recall any road noise as mentioned in previous reviews, mostly because I couldn't get over how inconvenient the whole campground was. My daughter was not able to easily ride her bike given the terrain and the type of stone used on the roads.
07/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here over the 4th of July weekend. They had many activities throughout our stay, including crafts and a live band. The Activities Director did a great job. We had a premium pull-thru site. It wasn't as level as we would have liked, but it had a concrete patio that was very nice. It also lacked some much needed shade. There was a very large pool where we spent most of our time. It could have been cleaner, but given the amount of campers that weekend I can understand how difficult it was to maintain. Overall it was a pleasant experience and we would stay there again.
09/2006
rating [ 1/10 ]
If we had trusted our first impressions, we would have turned around before we made it to the office. Although there were plenty of signs offering direction, at one point we had to travel through a residential community. Once we made it to the entrance, the campground's roads were extremely narrow. Luckily we did not encounter another vehicle because we would not have been able to pass. This was our second stay at a KOA and we had the false impression that they were all alike. This campground overall was very small and the campsites were equally proportionate. We stayed for Labor Day weekend, but it had rained several days previous and as mentioned in other reviews, the campground is located on a large hill/incline. Many of the campsites on the river were flooded out or had huge gullys throughout. It is very well shaded which doesn't allow for adequate drying. There was a loudspeaker which seemed like it was in constant use. We were awakened each morning by an advertisement for breakfast. Announcements continued throughout the day. Two of the nights we were there, a DJ played music and games for several hours. Because the campground is very small, the DJ was extremely loud and invasive. Overall, we had expected a nice quiet weekend and this campground fell short on all accounts.
09/2006
rating [ 1/10 ]
We were in town for a trip to Kings Dominion and decided to make a weekend of it. We stayed for three nights. I can not emphasize enough how close the campground was to I-95. It is the equivalent of parking on the side of the road. It was so loud that we could not sit outside at all. At night we had to run the fans to drown out the noise of the highway. Campfires are not permitted. Overall it was a poor experience and I would not recommend this campground, even for just one night.
04/2006
rating [ 5/10 ]
We stayed here during the off season and as such the pool was closed and the shuttle was not in service. We have a 40ft motorhome and the site provided was very small, although a pull-thru. The train is very active and disruptive. On the positive side, there were two great playgrounds and the campground is also close to Hershey Park.
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