Without a doubt, this is the best ever campground!!! No exaggeration – Cherry Hill is the “Disney” of the camping world!! Exactly 100 years ago, these acres were bought by a couple who made it a poultry farm – as a courtesy, they offered informal campsites for passing tourists. Five generations later, it is still owned and run by the same family and it has grown into more than 400 campsites. It is a 30-45 minutes drive to downtown DC, depending on traffic.
Let me start by saying the campsites are meticulously maintained. The sites are spacious, level, most with shade, and they all have a wooden deck or brick patio. Additionally, there is a wrought iron and chair set provided along with a standard picnic table. They also offer rentals if you don’t have an RV. Rentals range from a park model RV, cabins and even full size homes.
There is a concierge in the store who can help you arrange tours to the DC sights. The campground has a bus and depot so all you need to do is hop on the bus and it will take and pick you up down by the Smithsonian so you don’t have to drive or more importantly find parking downtown.
There is every amenity that you could hope to find in a campground. Miniature golf is $1/person, and there are numerous beautiful playgrounds scattered throughout the park. There are two swimming pools and a “water park”. There are ponds and reflecting pools amongst the professional landscaping. When’s the last time you went on a hayrack ride??
There is a cafe on the premises. You can order breakfast, lunch or dinner to be delivered directly to you at your campsite or pool. The prices are very reasonable. There is also a TV Lounge, Game Room and every night they show a different movie under the stars!!
The camp store is a great combination of camping supplies, souvenirs, clothing and food. The staff here are so helpful and seem to have pride in working here. The registration, like everything else, was easy and very organized.
The bath houses are very nice, well cleaned and maintained. I will say that we have seen prettier bathrooms, but these are complete with numerous stalls and showers along with a laundry sink and drinking fountain. While they may not be the prettiest, they do rank as the cleanest. Also, the laundromats were immaculate!
|AMENITIES||CLEANLINESS||HELPFUL & FRIENDLY||SITE FEATURES||PRIVACY||WIFI, TV, PHONE|
|TOTAL SCORE |
= 5.0 (1st time ever)
|FULL HOOK UP COST/NIGHT = |
Normally, this is where I end a campground review, however, I forgot to post the architectural pictures in my Washington DC posting. The homes and buildings close to the downtown area were too pretty and amazing not to include …… so here they are!
Hoping you all enjoyed this posting……wishing each one of you HAPPY TRAILS!