We rented two of the relatively new cabins side-by-side. These were clean and well designed, with plenty of cubby hole space for your bags. There is a small refrigerator and heating/cooling. On the website it said that each cabin had one queen bed, two bunk beds and one sofa bed. In actuality the two cabins we rented had one queen bed, two sets of bunk beds, and a couch. So, no one is sleeping on a pull-out sofa bed thank goodness. The mattress was ok, not great, made for easy cleaning (plastic covered) and to last. Much better than sleeping on the ground, though. Perhaps one of the best parts was the porch area that had a big picnic table and a big light so that you don't need twenty lamps to see your food if eating after dark. Don't leave food here, though, as the squirrels have made little discreet holes in the mesh enclosing the porch area.
At the cabins there were fire pits that were designed for either coals or firewood, with a grill over one third of the area that could be raised or lowered. There is a picnic table right next to that too.
The cabins are placed very close to each other. If you are someone who can't stand hearing the noises of your neighbors at park and camp sites, this will not solve any of your problems. Our neighbors were clearly bothered by our group, but there was no where for us to get further away. We were not being extremely loud, just talking at a relatively normal level. Just imagine 12 people nearby chatting (6/cabin, two cabins right next to you) and you can imagine how quiet it is likely to be.
The shower/bath area was kept very tidy, hot water kind of comes and goes, but it never gets very cold. There was never a wait for bathrooms, sinks, or showers while I was there. There are water spigots at every site, including cabin sites. The people who work there are very helpful and knowledgeable.
Check out was really easy, just fill out a survey, sweep the cabins, clean up any spills and lock the door behind you. You don't even have to stop at any office. Overall, our experience was great and I highly recommend this campground and cabins (as a side note the campsites looked moderately spacious). I will also note that it was very quiet at night.
- Also Known As:
- Cape Henlopen State Park Campground Hotel Lewes