We just returned from a week's "vacation" at Martha's Vineyard Family Campground. We arrived and were given a tent site that was so small, there was just enough space to step out of our tent and before walking into our screen tent that goes over the table. All of the sites looked small, so it didn't seem to make any sense to ask for a larger one, because there didn't appear to be a larger one. We tried to make the best of it, but after setting everything up, we soon realized that with our van, 4 bikes, a tent and a screen tent, the only space left for our fire ring was quite close to where we parked the car. It really seemed a bit dangerous to have a fire within 3-4' of our car, so we tried to back to the car out a bit, but then it was in the road too much. The thought of moving everything at this point seemed daunting so we let it be and when we had a fire, we backed the car into the road. We did appreciate the quiet time, that was the best part of camping there! Although not all the kids were quiet at 10PM, at least there wasn't loud parties going on like other campgrounds. We also loved the outdoor showers and the size of them was awesome!! The downfall was the hot water heater was set to barely warm, and with the cold weather we were having, it was less than enjoyable, wish they could have turned the water temp up a bit. I would have gladly paid for a hot outdoor shower, but that wasn't an option and I think he kept the temp down to save on money :/ The showers inside are free, and much warmer, and not just because they are inside, the water temp is noticeably higher, but the showers were much smaller. The bathroom stalls were tiny, the kind where you go in and have to straddle the toilet to shut the door and you just about hit your head when get up from the toilet. The bathroom floor was disgusting and only appeared to be clean in the early am, by the end of the day there was sand and hair all over the floor. The employee didn't seem to know much of what was going on, and didn't have many answers. There are plenty of skunks, but if you don't bother them, they didn't seem to bother you. Wifi was only good if you were at the main store, wish the wifi was a larger area. If you plan on camping here, ask for a large site at the least. It is a good bargain for Martha's Vineyard, but the old adage, you get what you pay for, holds true...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Martha's Vineyard Family Campground is the only campground on Martha's Vineyard. Located just 1 1/2 half miles from the Vineyard Haven ferry terminal, we offer spacious wooded sites with picnic tables, fireplaces, and hookups to accommodate tents or RVs, as well as camping cabin rentals. Amenities include restrooms with hot showers, laundromat, store, recreation hall and playground. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Martha`s Vineyard Family Campground Hotel Vineyard Haven