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“Dirty and Unfriendly” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bunganut Lake Camping Area

Bunganut Lake Camping Area
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Bunganut Lake Camping Area
New Gloucester, Maine
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Dirty and Unfriendly”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

There appears to be a favoritism to those that stay there longer versus someone that comes for the long weekend. I happened to be very disturbed by the long term campers that would ride their golf cart (after drinking heavily) to the beach and just sit there and watch folks while acting as a sort of police for the area, which means they are reporting everything they see or hear as unfit to the owners. If you are coming to the beach, get out of your golf cart and swim! Don't just sit there and complain about what you would perceive as rule breaking, while ripping through a Budweiser and cigarette. It is just flat out creepy. My particular compliant is that my dog appears, and we did not know this going in, to not like golf carts. So, he would bark at them but only for a minute. These long term campers complained, we got spoken to, but they continued to just ride their cart down to the beach, while drunk and littering, just to sit and watch. Uncalled for. The showers were coin-op and not clean. Warm and dirty water for swimming filled with lots of pee, undoubtedly, given that there is no inlet and outlet to the pond.

Left there feeling very dirty and very unsatisfied. And despite saying that pets are welcome, they definitely are not.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

After spending a season there, it was a complete waste of money. Here is my review...
1) The husband/wife team running it are two of the rudest people I've met.
2) The hired help is anything but helpful.
3) Absolutely nothing for the kids to do. The rec hall is a joke.
4) Bathrooms are terrible. You have to keep the door open in order to sit down.
5) No activities of any kind. Kids and teens will be bored within a day.
6) They let the long time seasonal campers party loud till the wee hours but the husband sneaks onto your site in the dark and tells you to be quiet regardless.

A terrible place to vacation. There is a reason why the campground was well over half empty.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Burlington, Vermont
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2011

We stayed in the beach cabin. It was the best of both worlds, campground for the kids to have some freedom while staying dry indoors when it rained. The bed springs were a bit pokey. But heck this is camping! The lake is gorgeous. The swimming area has a fun dock for the kids to play off of and is very well maintained. There are docks for launching canoes and kayaks that are available for rent.

We did have a clogged drain in the shower. When we called the front desk, they arrived to fix it nearly instantly. The service was outstanding. You can tell that they care about their campground.

The grounds are beautifully wooded and very well maintained. We never went into the restrooms since we had one in the cabin, but the laundry was the nicest and cleanest of any campground I have ever been in.

We will be back.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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7 Thank Stephanie D
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Additional Information about Bunganut Lake Camping Area

Property: Bunganut Lake Camping Area
Address: 116 Anderson Rd, Alfred, ME 04002-6424
Location: United States > Maine > Alfred
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Alfred
Number of rooms: 111
Also Known As:
Bunganut Lake Camping Area Hotel Alfred
Bunganut Lake Camping Area Maine/Alfred

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