the tenting price comes out to about 1200$ per month for a fire pit and a junker old pick-nick table, extra cost for showers and internet, tiny little "food" shop has almost no real food but what they have is expensive for the crap it is. unless you prepay you will have to move every day to a new spot. lots of noise from airplanes. save yourself a headache and stay away!
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Hello, and thanks for your critique. We recall serving you during your stay here and would first like to say that the ignorant, rude names you called several of our staff members was inappropriate and unfair. Regardless of the pricing, rules, and regulations we have in place, they just work here, and do not deserve such negative treatment at any time. Your short, disrespectful manner was unnecessary.
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The cost for a tenting site is $38.00 per night. This is advertised here as well as on our website. Also, our operating permit does not allow us to register any guest in a tenting site for longer than 7 days at a time. This is the county's way of limiting any transient-type accommodation here. So, it is physically impossible for anyone to stay here in a tenting site for a month at a time, and therefore no one would ever pay $1200 per month. Our long-term stay sites all have services at them for RV's only, and those guests receive a 40% discount over the daily rate.
We do offer a few grocery items: milk, bread, butter, eggs, fruit and vegetables, canned goods, coffee, tea, pasta, snack foods and toiletries. We are NOT a grocery store - but we do have a small offering of necessities for our guests who may have forgot something when they packed up their RV's, or for our overseas guests who don't need a fully-stocked refrigerator.
As for moving every day: you happened to arrive on the first day of the BUSIEST time of the year. The entire 10 days of the Calgary Stampede have been fully booked for SEVERAL months prior to your arrival. There were close to 1000 guests in our park at the time of your stay. We did our best to make sure you had a place to put your tent for the couple of days you needed to stay with us here. In fact, you were fortunate to receive a site with a firepit and a table at all - many of our guests are using our first-come, first-served overflow area during this very busy time. Those spaces do not have any firepits at all. We did our best to provide you with a space, but it unfortunately came with the need to move to an available space the next day because we simply didn't have the room in the one you were already in - it was booked to someone who planned their vacation in advance. We have had to turn away many, many customers who would have happily enjoyed the site you were given at this hectic, but thoroughly fun and enjoyable celebration we call the Stampede!
I have already addressed the airplane issue here on another review, but will re-iterate here. This campground is located 17 km's from the airport's location. We are just 3 km from the Calgary City limits - a very large city where 1.3 million people call home. This is not a wilderness resort. Choosing to stay in a location so close to an urban center comes with many factors associated with the higher population density, including a higher noise level. If our proximity to the city was a requirement for you, I struggle to understand the logic behind your complaint.
On a side note, I hope you enjoyed the ribs, fried rice, and salad we served you the other night after you called several of us such awful names. We take pride in our service and do our best to accommodate as many customers and their various needs at any one time, and we are sorry that your needs were not met. Regardless, treating people rudely and unfairly is never fair, and we are not required to tolerate such treatment at any time.
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