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“Good experience” 5 of 5 stars
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5243 Mooretown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188   |  
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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“Good experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Chris, our experience at Anvil was positive. The trains did not bother us, however, we were in a class A motorhome and had the air conditioners on since it was quite warm during our stay. Perhaps tent and pop up campers may have a problem with the trains.

Ray and Debra were most friendly and helpful. We would stay with you again without hesitation. A very convenient location.

Don and Dianne

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Anvilcampground, Owner at Anvil Campground, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
We appreciate your review, your business, and the opportunity to have you as our guest!
We work so hard every day of the year to make all of our guests happy. Anvil Campground has been here since 1954. For 59 years and three generations, we have provided great family memories for tens of thousands of families. Our customer service will never be beat, because there is nothing that we will not do to make our guests happy. We look forward to seeing you again and if there is ever anything more we can do for you during your next stay, please let us know or contact myself personally!
Chris Jump
Owner
chris@anvilcampground.com
757-565-1941
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I have stayed twice and will do so again. Very friendly, knowledgeable about the area, they have a shuttle that will take you to bush gardens,and all of the historical places, and shopping. There is a train track close by but my wife and I have fun with it. I put coins on the track and have the train run over them for lucky coins. We have a 43' coach and have enough room to get around. They have a pool, playground , a general store, an arcade and cabins to stay in. They also allow pets.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Anvilcampground, Owner at Anvil Campground, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
We appreciate your review, your business, and the opportunity to have you as our guest!
We work so hard every day of the year to make all of our guests happy. Anvil Campground has been here since 1954. For 59 years and three generations, we have provided great family memories for tens of thousands of families. Our customer service will never be beat, because there is nothing that we will not do to make our guests happy. We look forward to seeing you again and if there is ever anything more we can do for you during your next stay, please let us know or contact myself personally!
Chris Jump
Owner
chris@anvilcampground.com
757-565-1941
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Chesterfield, Virginia, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Anvil is a great place to stay while visiting Williamsburg. We love the location and how it's close to everything! A huge perk to the campground is how it sets off the main road so you get that off the beaten path feel, but are super close to anything you could need! The staff there is amazing. Everyone is super friendly, the sites are perfectly set up and the cleanliness of the campground is unmatched by any other! By the way, the trains aren't so bad! Once the first one runs down the track you barely notice any others.
This is a must stay when you're in the area!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Anvilcampground, Owner at Anvil Campground, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
We appreciate your review, your business, and the opportunity to have you as our guest!
We work so hard every day of the year to make all of our guests happy. Anvil Campground has been here since 1954. For 59 years and three generations, we have provided great family memories for tens of thousands of families. Our customer service will never be beat, because there is nothing that we will not do to make our guests happy. We look forward to seeing you again and if there is ever anything more we can do for you during your next stay, please let us know or contact myself personally!
Chris Jump
Owner
chris@anvilcampground.com
757-565-1941
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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

The trains were really loud. Woke up everybody every 3 hours in the middle of the night. I was hoping the campground was closer to Busch Gardens. It's good that the grounds are close to restaurants. The comfort rooms were clean.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Anvilcampground, Owner at Anvil Campground, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
We appreciate your review, your business, and the opportunity to have you as our guest!
Anvil Campground is the closest campground to Busch Gardens and we have been here since 1954. For 59 years and three generations, we have provided great family memories for tens of thousands of families. Our customer service will never be beat, because there is nothing that we will not do to make our guests happy.
There is a train track that runs through Williamsburg itself and can be heard at other campgrounds, Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens, other Williamsburg attractions, shopping areas, residences, and hotels. For nearly every one of our guests the train is not an issue, if it ever is we do everything in our power to make a guest happy by moving them to another site farther away from the train track. There is no set schedule for when the train will pass. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact me directly and I will be glad to speak with you.
Chris Jump
Owner
Anvil Campground
chris@anvilcampground.com
757-565-1941
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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay hear. Great location to local attractions. Yes it is near the train tracks. If a little train noise bothers you then maybe you can overlook it and focus more on the cleanliness, friendly atmosphere, and well maintained surroundings.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Anvilcampground, Owner at Anvil Campground, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Happy Memorial Day weekend! We appreciate your review, your business, and the opportunity to have you as our guest!

We work so hard every day of the year to make all of our guests happy. Anvil Campground has been here since 1954. For 59 years and three generations, we have provided great family memories for tens of thousands of families. Our customer service will never be beat, because there is nothing that we will not do to make our guests happy. We look forward to seeing you again and if there is ever anything more we can do for you during your next stay, please let us know or contact myself personally!
Chris Jump
Owner
chris@anvilcampground.com
757-565-1941
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Youngsville, North Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Extremely disappointed...railroad tracks 30 feet from campsite with at least a dozen trains passing throughout the day. Adjacent sites are so close you can hear what others are saying inside their camper. Our site was littered with paper and ashes as the fire ring had been moved so a seasonal resident could park his truck in front of our area. To top off the stay, a drunk seasonal resident walked into our camper at 9 PM at night. Once we got her to leave, she and her comapnion next door argued loudly for the next hour. While walking the dogs later that night, the same woman was walking around and asked me to call her a cab! Unbelievable!!! would not recommend this campground to anyone who wants to get away for a quiet vacation.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Anvilcampground, Owner at Anvil Campground, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
This kind of incident is very isolated, as we have had no such reported issues in my memory. We were notified of this issue and the guest was removed immediately. Anvil Campground does not tolerate any such behavior. We have a zero tolerance policy. We are not a party campground; we are a safe campground that caters to seniors and families.
Our campground caters to our nightly guests. Any seasonal guests here from time to time are for a very short term only. We have no guests whom live on our property. We do not allow it.
Anvil Campground has been here since 1954. For 59 years and three generations, we have provided great family memories for tens of thousands of families. Our customer service will never be beat, because there is nothing that we will not do to make our guests happy.
There is a train track that runs through Williamsburg itself and can be heard at other campgrounds, Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens, other Williamsburg attractions, shopping areas, residences, and hotels. For nearly every one of our guests the train is not an issue, if it ever is we do everything in our power to make a guest happy by moving them to another site farther away from the train track. There is no set schedule for when the train will pass. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact me directly and I will be glad to speak with you.
Chris Jump
Owner
Anvil Campground
chris@anvilcampground.com
757-565-1941
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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We traveled to Williamsburg in a large motorhome from California. We found the park to be very clean and orderly. The park is centrally located making it very easy to visit all the nearby attractions and is also close to shopping and many restaurants. There is a train that runs adjacent to the park but my husband and I did not find it bothersome. What made our stay here extra special was the staff, in particular BERNICE. She greeted us upon our arrival and throughout our stay gave us valuable information about the city, surrounding activities and festivals, etc. We would not have gone to the Daffodil Festival in Gloucester if not for her and we had a full day of fun there. We are full time travelers and will definitely return to Anvil Campgroung on our next trip around the US! Jennie/Joe

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Anvilcampground, Owner at Anvil Campground, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
We appreciate your review, your business, and the opportunity to have you as our guest!
We work so hard every day of the year to make all of our guests happy. Anvil Campground has been here since 1954. For 59 years and three generations, we have provided great family memories for tens of thousands of families. Our customer service will never be beat, because there is nothing that we will not do to make our guests happy. We look forward to seeing you again and if there is ever anything more we can do for you during your next stay, please let us know or contact myself personally!
Chris Jump
Owner
chris@anvilcampground.com
757-565-1941
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Additional Information about Anvil Campground

Address: 5243 Mooretown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Location: United States > Virginia > Williamsburg
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Williamsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Celebrating 60 Years & Millions of Memories! One of the highest rated campgrounds in the U.S.A and Canada!2015 RATINGS: Facilities: 10.0 - Restrooms: 10.0 - Appeal: 9.0We have improved our rating for the fourth year in a row! Williamsburg’s Only Campground with shuttle services to the major local attractions, finest restaurants, and trendy shopping! Williamsburg’s Absolute Closest Campground to all of the local attractions! Offering: Local Area Expertise, Superior Customer Service, First-Class Utilities, Best WIFI, 50 Amp Electrical Service, Revamped Cable Television, Discounted Attraction Tickets, Free Public Access Computer, General Store, Swimming Pool, Three Playgrounds, Arcade, Basketball, Horseshoes, Paved Roads, and Williamsburg’s Best Rental Cottages. ... more   less 
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