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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Bayview Campground ~ Bourne, Massachusetts

Description: This campground has the romantic charm of Cape Cod written all over it.  Even though it is close to Hwy 28 it is very private with a nice distance between sites.  The people working the front desk are very friendly and helpful on anything you may need during your stay.  It is centrally located for visiting the Cape or driving up the coast to Plymouth or Boston and other cites around the area.

• 30/50 amp sites offering water, electric, sewer and cable TV
• 20 amp tent sites offering water, electric and cable TV
• Pull through sites available
• Fieldstone fireplace & picnic table on every site
• Open camp fires permitted
• Paved roads
• Firewood & ice available for sale
• Free Wi-Fi hotspots
• Clean restrooms with complimentary hot showers
• LP bottle gas refills
• Modern new laundry center
• Planned activities & weekend entertainment (in season)
• Enclosed Dog Park for our furry four legged friends
• Three (3) pools (opening & closing dates vary depending upon the weather)
• Clammy’s, our ice cream parlor, coffee counter & convenience store
(in season)
• Top Dog, our outdoor eatery serving fried & grilled foods (in season)
• The Silver Cottage, a unique rendition of a Cape Cod cottage, selling estate sterling silver jewelry (in season)• RV & camping supplies
• Two (2) playgrounds filled with fun equipment for the kids
• Game & video arcade room
• Picnic & activity pavilion
• Baseball & sports field
• Tennis court
• Horseshoes
• Volleyball & Basketball
• Shuffleboard
• Sports equipment & DVD rentals available for loan with deposit
• Complimentary air filling station
• Passenger tickets for Martha’s Vineyard available
• RV storage for short or long term available
• Partial handicapped accessibility
• Cape Cod area brochures & information available in our office


Web Sitehttp://www.bayviewcampground.com/

Rate:  $49.00 per night ~ no discounts

Date of Stay: May 30th, 2012 ~ 7 nights

Favorite Sites: Stayed on Site#6 and it was a FHU pull through ~ Good site

Weather During Stay: Varied between 65* - 79*

Phone/TV/Internet:  No Satellite TV due to trees but the park had cable TV.  Both AT&T and Verizon worked well.  Verizon Mi-fi card worked great (4G)

Elevation/Landscape:  Wooded with gravel sites and some dirt areas... fairly hilly.

Lighting/Noise: Even though we were close ti Hwy 28 the noise level wasn't bad at all and it is dimly lit at night.  No problem sleeping what-so-ever!

Hiking/Walking/Biking:  Lots of roads within the park for walking.

Things to See & Do: Cape Cod National Seashore ~ Plymouth ~ Provincetown ~ Martha's Vineyard ~ Sail & Rail on the Cape Cod Train ~ Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory ~ Clamming, Fishing and so much more...

Rating: (8.5)  I liked this park and enjoyed our time here....

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Country Haven Campground ~ New Holland, PA

Description:  Country Haven Campground, "The Quiet One" is a campground in the heart of Lancaster County overlooking 5 miles of beautiful Amish Countryside. Come and enjoy the breathtaking view and relaxing atmosphere. At Country Haven Campground, in close proximity to Amish attractions.  The sites up front are a lot more level then in the back and do have a beautiful view.  Owners are very, very quirky!!!
- All sites level with full hookups - Not all sites are level - Pull through and premium pull through sites with 30/50 amp (some sites voltage is terrible) - Big Rigs are welcome - Free wireless Internet - Free cable TV - Stay 6 nights, 7th is free when making your reservation - Sites on terraced levels with view of 5 miles of Amish farmland - Tall trees that offer shaded sites - Clean laundry facilities - Free clean heated showers - Metered propane - Firewood & ice - Fire rings & picnic tables at each site - Dogs must be leashed at all times, cleaned up after & kept quiet at all times. No dog pens or fences of any kind. You must bring a current health certificate for your dog at time of arrival. No guests are allowed to bring pets. No children under the age of 16 are allowed to walk dogs on campground property.
NOTE ~ Not really a dog friendly park ~ owners don't like dogs barking at all!!!

Directions:  On Rt. 340 through towns of Bird in Hand and Intercourse.  They are approximately 5 miles east of Intercourse. Turn left on 897N.  and it is approximately 2 miles on the left.

Web Site: http://countryhaven.com/

Rate: $53.00 per night ~ we stayed on Memorial Weekend and there was a 4 night minimum stay.
Absolutely no refunds for any reason...No discounts

Date of Stay:  May 25th ~ 4 nights

Favorite Sites: We stayed on 25 ~ not level and horrible power ~ we couldn't run everything!

Weather During Stay: Weather was very warm ~ nice!

Phone/TV/Internet: We couldn't get Satellite with our Direct Roof Top antenna but they had cable with all the major networks. Both Verizon & AT&T phones worked fine and the Verizon Mi-fi Internet card worked on 3G.

Elevation/Landscape: Hills and rolling farmlands ~ beautiful country

Lighting/Noise: No noise other the birds and the lighting was OK... not overly bright.
Hiking/Walking/Biking: Fairly OK roads for walking but very hilly

Things to See & Do: PA Dutch Country, Strasburg Railroad and Museum, Small quaint towns, Shady Maple Smorgasbord and Market (highly recommended)

Rating: (6.5) We were caught short on a holiday weekend and needed a place to stay ~ everywhere we called was booked up solid. Finally we called Country Haven and they had 2 sites left so we quickly booked one after asking key questions like are the level and do you have 50 amp. Well the sites that were left were 30 but we knew we could get away with that since it hadn't been too hot. Then we read the reviews ~ Go there first before you book. (Click here for reviews) They say dogs can stay but when you get there they tell you don't let them bark at all.  Really???  All dogs bark don't they?  I was scared after we read them but we didn't have any problems... except the sites were not level (at all) and the voltage was really really bad.

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Hershey Thousand Trails Park ~ Lebanon, Pa

Description:  This is probably one of the most beautiful Thousand Trails Parks we have ever stayed in.  Set on 200 acres of rolling farmland in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, this preserve is enclosed in a natural valley of grassy fields, sloping down to a small fishing lake.  Birds singing all day long ~ Love it!!!

Amenities:  Basketball court, canoes, country store, covered bridge, family center, fishing dock, game room, lake, laundry facilities, mini-golf, nature trail, paddleboats, pavilion, pickleball court, playground, shuffleboard, spa, swimming pool, tennis courts, volleyball court, wading pool, Wi-Fi access.

Directions:  GPS Coordinates: N 40° 16' 5.03" W 76° 31' 8.87";   Route 322 Lebanon, to South Mount Pleasant Rd.~ park is about 2 miles down road on right.

Web Sitehttp://www.trailblazermagazine.net/directory/hershey.php

Rate: membership park

Date of Stay: May 12th, 2012 ( 14 nights)

Campground Sites:  250 full hookups, 32 power and water only, 10 overflow sites. First Come First Serve.  There are a split between 50 amp and 30 amp sites.  New section with 50 amp is $3 per day.

Weather During Stay: With 2 weeks here we had some rain and a lot of sunny but cooler days... not real cold but pretty much perfect!

Phone/TV/Internet:Both AT&T and Verizon worked well in this park; TV with rooftop satellite was good but there are some sites with trees that I am sure you would need a portable dish; Internet Mi-fi card with Verizon worked really well (4G).

Elevation/Landscape:  elevation is 464 feet with beautiful rolling hills and landscape

Lighting/Noise: The lighting & noise level was great here.... even on the weekends there wasn't much noise.
Hiking/Walking/Biking:  Lots of great areas to walk, bike or hike...

Things to See & Do: There was a lot of things to see & do in this area: including GREAT country drives.   Hershey Park is only about 6 miles away.

  • Indian Echo Caverns, 12 miles
  • The Union Canal Tunnel, 12 miles
  • Susquehanna River, 12 miles
  • Pennsylvania Dutch Country, 20 miles
  • Wilbur Chocolate, 20 miles
  • Middle Creek Wildlife Preserve, 25 miles
  • Harley Davidson, 30 miles
  • Knoebels Amusement Park, 30 miles
  • Gettysburg Battlefields, 55 miles
  • Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, 125 miles

  • Rating: (9.8) We loved this park and would come back with no hesitation.

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    Tuesday, May 8, 2012

    Artillery Ridge Campground Resort ~ Gettysburg, Pa

    Description:  OK ~ I am not a hard person to please... When I call for reservations I ask for a few things ~ that is if I am traveling with friends or meet up with someone I know we'd like to park together and we would like to be able to receive Satellite TV if you don't have cable in the park.  This is what I asked for when we made our reservations at Artillery Ridge RV park.  The lady who was at the front desk started out defensive since she knew we wanted 2 sites together and wanted to get satellite... she blamed it on the help there and when I said it wouldn't work for us since the sites were very unlevel too she said she had some sites in the back we could be happy with... well we weren't.  Yes we could get satellite but the sites were so unlevel our coach wouldn't level out... right across the street were sites that had gravel and were somewhat level.  Now there were sites up front that were nicer but she told us they were not available however no one ever went in them... We were in the back right near all the horses in water soaked sites...  after asking not to be near the horses since my husband has allergies to Horse fly stings.  We still had fun and enjoyed our time in Gettysburg but if I ever come back we will NOT be staying in this park.  I am sure some people have stayed here and liked it but the woman's nasty attitude did me in.  There were others who worked there that were a lot more friendly. You may like it... On a positive note they are really close to the battlefields and town.


  • FREE Gettysburg Diorama and Gettysburg Ghost Lab Tickets Included!!! HUGE Value for a family and group!
  • Two Full service Bath Houses cleaned twice a day.
  • We honor all RV clubs :
  • Group rates available.
  • Standard and themed cabins available for rent. Read more
  • Many large open camper sites and private tenting sites available as well as organized sites conducive to groups staying together.
  • Huge Store to meet all you needs.
  • Fishing
  • Basketball
  • Game Room including billiards.
  • Free Wi Fi
  • Swimming Pool
  • Horse Shoe Pits
  • Volleyball
  • Huge Playground
  • Fishing in our stocked pond.
  • Laundry Facilities.
  • Weekend Ghost Stories
  • Haunted Hayride on specific weekends.
  • Campers and Trailers -30/50 amp hookups.
  • Drive-thru sites available.
  • Sewer hookup sites.
  • Dumping Station and Dumping Service available.
  • Seasonal Sites Available.

  • Directions
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    Web Sitehttp://www.artilleryridge.com/index.htm

    Date of Stay:  May 8th, 2012 ~ 4 nights

    Weather During Stay: Mostly rain and cool

    Favorite Sites: We stayed on site 405 and it was OK... 406 was better but we were way in the back of the park

    Rate: $31.28 with Passport & Good Sam

    Phone/TV/Internet: Both AT&T and Verizon worked well.  No cable TV but we did finally get a site where we had good satellite with roof dish (Direct TV)

    Elevation/Landscape:  Uneven sites & trees.  It was part of the battlefield and that was very interesting

    Lighting/Noise:  It was definitely quiet and dark in the back and we did sleep very well.

    Hiking/Walking/Biking:  You could walk around the park and visit all the horses.  Also the town and Battlefield are an excellent place to get out and walk.

    Things to See & Do:  There are many things to see and do while in this area.  The Gettysburg National Battlefield is the main attraction but also Dwight D. Eisenhower's home & farm are also here.  Plus many other related sites ~ click here to find out more.  While you are here definitely go to the 235 year old Dobbin House & Tavern for their famous Onion Soup.  You will not be disappointed

    Rating: (5)  I would not stay here again ~ there are many RV Parks in this area and I would try another.  It may have been the rough start with the lady at the desk but I would never come back here.  There were a lot of tents here and permanent people.

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    Monday, May 7, 2012

    Cherry Hill RV Park ~ College Park, Maryland (DC)

    Description:  This is a very good and well managed RV campground.  The staff in the front office are very friendly & helpful.  The park is maintained beautifully and in fact, probably one of the best we have ever stayed in.  The campground has just about everything you can think of including a restaurant on site that you will get a 20% coupon for when you check in.  If you purchase a Cherry Hill cup at the Grill you get free refills for your entire stay.  It is also very kid-friendly! It was the perfect location to visit Washington DC. The bus picks you up and takes you to a Metro depot for a short ride into DC.  Every day they have a 1 hour training session for newcomers on how to see the sights at the least cost. It was great!  Access to the DC metro is great and easy once you get use to it.  Tours from the campground are convenient. The pools (one heated) are some of the nicest we have seen. The cafe offers a wide variety of items. Gift shop and RV supply stores are well supplied.  You do hear highway noise and sites are smaller, but we expected this being so close to DC. They offer 10% discount for Good Sam, AAA and a few other clubs.


  • 400 RV and Tenting campsites with water, sewer and electric hookups
  • 30 or 50 amp service
  • Clean restrooms with hot showers
  • Carpeted laundry room (19 washers, 20 dryers)
  • Propane refills
  • Firewood
  • Free TengoInternet WiFi
  • Cable TV (including HBO, HBO Plus, Disney, ESPN 1 & 2, CNN, The Weather Channel)
  • Miniature Golf
  • Playground
  • Game Room/Arcade
  • Large Screen TV Lounge with Fireplace
  • Hot Tub and Sauna
  • Nature Trail
  • Public transportation into D.C.
  • Pets welcome
  • Dog walking service available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Sites open year round
  • Tourist information sessions at Conference Center, Bus Depot, and Office
  • The Cherry Hill Park Cafe
  • Free nightly movies in our outdoor theater
  • Sparkling outdoor pools, one with fountain and beach walk-in, one heated

  • Directions: See web site for directions

    Web Sitehttp://www.cherryhillpark.com

    Date of Stay:  April 28th, 2012 for 10 days
    Weather During Stay: Some rain, some cool and some warm!

    Favorite Sites: We stayed on site 208 and we had plenty of room. We had a patio premium site with brick patio/picnic table/ patio furniture/grill. Sites are gravel with wood boarder.  There are many sites that are close but that is to be expected some since it is in a city and close to DC.  They all are pretty nice.

    Rate:  Rates very on your style of site.  We had a premium site and it was $63 a night with Good Sam. They also honor several other club cards.

    Phone/TV/Internet:  Everything worked great here ~ Verizon and AT&T phones were good, Direct TV top satellite came in great and they had cable TV.

    Elevation/Landscape:   A little hilly but our site was level... the first site we went to we couldn't level on but after we moved to another site no problems what so ever.

    Lighting/Noise:  Campground streetlights and noise from the highway!

    Hiking/Walking/Biking:  Nice hiking trail through the woods not to mention you'll be walking like crazy in DC.
    Things to See & Do:  You're near DC ~ there is a ton of things to see & do!!!

    Rating: (9.5) Noise was the reason for not getting a perfect 10.... This park was fabulous and the noise didn't keep me up at night.

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