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Presque Isle Passage RV Park & Cabin Rentals
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“No Frills Accomodations, But Great Prices”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

Formerly Hills Family Campground, Presque Isle Passage is located on Sterrettania Rd in Fairview just about 7 miles from Presque Isle itself and right off of I-90. We rented a small cabin (number 2) that accommodates 4-6 people.

The cabin was a decent size and had a deck with a porch light, picnic table, 5 plastic chairs, and a fire ring outside, and inside was a pull out couch with a mattress that was less than comfortable, a set of bunk beds and a double bed (again, with less than comfy mattresses), another picnic table with a table cloth, 2 night stands, a book shelf, a dresser (that smelled like it had mildewed, ICK), a recliner swivel rocker chair (which was actually the most cushy and comfortable place to sleep!), a full sized fridge, garbage can with 2 liners, an air conditioner, and a space heater. There are electric hookups, overhead lights, and a table lamp, and the beds had fitted sheets on them, but you must supply your own linens and pillows otherwise. The cabin was definitely no-frills, with only 2 fishing-themed decorations on the walls and fishing-themed curtains, an unfinished paneling ceiling, and then there was this spot behind the door that had duct tape along the edges where it looks like there had been a panel of some sort cut out and replaced. The door frame did not sit flush with the cabin wall, so there was a small gap around the entire edge and also underneath the door, and I imagine that off-season when it is rather chilly the cabin would be fairly cold. It was a little chilly at night when we were there just this past weekend, but the space heater actually heated the cabin very well. For only $50 a night, I suppose I should not have been expecting the Taj Mahal.

The campground itself is sort of small, and most of the campers there are year-rounders. The bath houses are located at either end so it was a trek to get to them if you had to use them in the middle of the night. It was quiet, no loud partiers, so I was grateful for that, but one night rather late the state police did show up and bang loudly on a camper door that was about 4 sites away from our cabin. Have no clue what that was about, but it ended quickly.

The cleaning lady was SLOWER than molasses, and if a bath house was closed for cleaning it took her FOREVER to get the work done, so you had to walk the entire length of the campground to the other one just to use the facilities.

That all aside, what we did find positive about the campground: prices compared to other similar places around the area were great, camp store open long hours and had reasonable prices for items, friendly staff, quiet for the most part, close to stores, gas, and highway, had a nice swimming pool, playground for kids, a fish cleaning station for fishermen that keep their catches for dinner, a game room for teens, and a laundry room.

If you are looking for posh and ultra-comfortable, this is not the place for you. But if you want a basic, reasonably priced place to stay, this is a good option.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Larkspur, Colorado
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Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

This was a decent campground, very convenient to I-80. Nice, mature trees and well kept grounds. Campsites are very close together, and camper front doors face each other, so you're sharing a very small grassy space with your neighbor. Showers were looking dingy and old. Great store filled just about everything you need, including RV supples. Nice, clean pool. We would stay here again if passing through, but probably not as a destination park. We camped here in a travel trailer.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

Although I am late with my review, we stayed in August 2013, I cant say enough about our short stay in one of the rental RVs at Presque Isle Passage. What a clever idea to rent permanent RVs in a campground! I had not seen it done before - genius!
My family of three stayed one night in RV 9 and we found it to be roomy and very comfortable. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen just right, and loved the ability to "camp" while enjoying the comforts of home (a bathroom and shower, coffee maker, air, running water and cable TV!)
The grounds, pool and playground were great, but what impressed me most was the service! Although we had a small glitch at check in, the staff did their best to remedy our concern. More importantly, when we arrived in the RV, we learned our TV wasn't working. We called the desk, and within 5 minutes, someone was at the door - a new flatscreen TV in hand - to make sure we were comfortable and happy. Who would expect such service - we were in a campground!
My only regret is not listening to my instinct to book for this summer right away as it is unfortunately full for the week we hoped to visit. If you plan a visit to erie, don't have an RV, dislike tents, and dont wish to spend a fortune on cabins, timeshares or hotel rooms, do yourself a favor and book here.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Additional Information about Presque Isle Passage RV Park & Cabin Rentals

Property: Presque Isle Passage RV Park & Cabin Rentals
Address: 6300 Sterrettania Rd, Fairview, PA 16415-2923
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Fairview
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Fairview
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 168
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our park can accommodate any size RV with towed vehicle included (65 feet or longer!), since most of our RV sites are “pull-thrus” with easy access, over 40 of which include 50-amp service. Every RV Site also includes Cable TV and Wi-Fi. For those campers without an RV, we have 14 diverse rental units available to accommodate any sized family (including pets!) or budget. That’s right, we are pet-friendly and all of our campsites and rentals are also pet-friendly. (Simply clean up after your pets, please.) We also have an area reserved for those camping the old fashioned way, in tents ... more   less 
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