My husband and I stayed at Mountain Pines campground over Labor Day weekend. We normally do not like huge campgrounds like this where the sites are one on top of the other; however, we had no choice as our plans changed and we did not have reservations anywhere and could not find any at a campground more our style. We didn’t hate this place, just not what we look for. Because it was Labor Day it was packed, almost every site was booked. There are hundreds of sites in this campground in many sections. Many of the sites are seasonal residents, and some to not keep up their sites. Tons of people are driving around on golf carts making driving very difficult.
When we arrived, we were given a site that was very difficult to pull into due to the closeness of sites, the trees around, and cars parked everywhere. The Wi-Fi and Cable TV cost extra so we ordered both (they are provided through an outside company). I paid $10 for Wi-Fi for three days, it was so slow it was almost unusable. My husband ordered Cable TV for the weekend so he could watch the College Football games and it never worked. He called several times for the company to come service and they never showed up. There were good however, and refunded the amount to us when he called and requested the refund. I did not go swimming in the pool because some of our neighbors said there were things floating in the pool like paint chips that were peeling off the cement.
The night we arrived my husband went to the Clubhouse where they were offering a “fish” special. He ordered the meals for us, and when he went to pay, found out they did not take charge cards. He had to walk all the way back to our site to get cash from me, and then back to get the food. It was cold when he got back, and they thought nothing of giving it to us. I understand it was our fault for not having cash (did not know that was a requirement); however, good customer service would have been to take our site number with his ID, given him the food, and let us take the money back to them.
On the positive side the bathrooms were nice and the people were friendly. They have a nice dog park area which was great for our dogs as walking them to “potty” was almost futile as dogs were everywhere and they had no interest in going to the bathroom. They also had a lot of activities that weekend (Christmas celebration, bands, weekend garage sale, and movie night).
It is not a bad place, not a good place, just so-so. We were happy to just find a place to stay for the Labor Day weekend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Visit the Allegheny Foothills of Pennsylvania and stay at Mountain Pines, one of the finest Campgrounds in the region! Our campground offers not only basic tent sites and full hook-ups, but also cabin rentals and our grand lodge rental! There is so much to do while staying at our campground: go fishing, enjoy a round of miniature golf, play some basketball or wade in the largest swimming pool in Pennsylvania. From white water rafting to hiking, skiing and tubing, you will never run out of things to do in the region while staying at our year-round campground. There is also an abundance of shopping and sightseeing as well as national and state parks located near our Pennsylvania campground. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mountain Pines Rv Hotel Champion