Where to start...told reservation line that I owned a 31ft rig and they placed us on a site that was 31ft with pine trees so close together that even if I could get the rig in between the trees there was no way to get the slide outs or awning out. Called front desk and they sent someone to help us park the rig on the original site location. When help arrived even he agreed that we were not going to fit on that site. He radioed that front desk so they attempted to put us yet another site that we could not fit on. Third time is the charm and we were assigned to a pull thru site...for $12 per night up charge. I tried to reason with the front desk and get them to waive the up charge since it was not our fault that there was an incorrect site assignment. No chance...they refused. It was then that I decided that we would not be back again. It was a terrible weather weekend (memorial day) but the place was packed with campers. That being said one would assume that the bathroom facilities would be one a cleaning schedule of more than once per day. We went to bathroom #2 around 7am and the conditions in the stalls and showers were DEPLORABLE! Three showers...one running cold water only, one disgustingly dirty (including used shaving razor), and one shower with a shower head so rusted and hanging by a thread that it had to be held in place for water to trickle out. Apparently the owners of Cherrystone are more interested in spending money on pools, nice restaurant, and very nice general store than on the basic amenities that should be the first priority. Not so much. Lastly, the people who camp here are the rudest people we have ever met! Boozing rednecks galore who rudely walked through our campsite for three straight days and barely spoke to us even when making eye contact. They even allowed their kids to ride their bikes through our site. Never so much a "hey our friends are in the next site so is it ok if we cross through?" Nothing. But they did send one very clear message, we as two women campers, were not welcome at their "family" campground. Basically if you weren't a traditional family, you had no place at their campground. This is 2013 not 1973. These folks have no idea what diversity is all about. But that's is fine...we won't be bothering them...again. We won't be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Over 300 acres of natural waterfront on the Chesapeake Bay with 700 campsites and we have cabins, campers and cottages for rent as well. Memorial to Labor Day weekend we have: 5 pools, splash pad, beach entry pool, funcycles, bicycles, pedal boats, planned activities, arts and crafts, themed weekends, fishing piers, boat ramp, charter boat, arcade, coin laundry, cafe, general store, bait and tackle, beautiful sunsets year round, great wildlife picture opportunities. ... more less