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“The Chesapeake Experience @ Cherrystone”

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Cherrystone Family Camping Resort
Reviewed September 6, 2011

Cherrystone is a campground that sits on 300 acres. It's huge and requires lots of walking if you want to do anything away from camp. Additionally, the surrounding town does not have much to do so you need to drive to Norfolk if you want more things to do.
The Campground-The location is awesome! On the Chesapeake. Sunrise and sunsets breath taking. Grass, sand and black top. Ponds, Pools, Docks and more...
Campsites-Hard to tell which is which and hard to maneuver depending on how people parked their cars and placed the campers. We had spot 95 which was off the corner and no one came in 96 so it was like a double. We could see the bay and it was easy to get around everywhere from here. The sandy ground, kinda drove me crazy as we had to constantly sweep the camper. But it was way better to have soft sand than dirt or mud! Unfortunately the people behind and across from us were sipping I mean guzzling the hard liquor and decided to whoop it up at 3am. Caught in the cross fire of the drunks was not good. Across did apologize the next day but WoW all night long! day 1 and day 2 police came and arrested some for fighting. Sad!
Bath houses-Generally there was always toilet paper and hot water for a shower. People are slobs! No nice way to say it. I don't understand why when you use the bathroom you can't flush the toilet. Or if you drop paper on the floor pick it up! I think some people were expecting maid service. My motto to always leave it a little better was plucking at my nerve after the hundredth time I flushed all the toilets or cleaned up toilet paper from the sink. Someone threw up all over the one bath house and just left it. MAID SERVICE....Sad for the rest of us.
Cafe-Voted best chicken on the Eastern Shore and 4th all around. Family said was pretty good. Several ice cream choices and other goodies. i had the spicy crab and corn soup it was homemade and very good!
Pools-There are 5. Water was clean and warm, area was always free of debris, had picnic tables and a small fun water park. Better than you get at many hotel!
Golf-Was fun but in need of repair. was free so who's complaining.
General store-had most of what was needed from pots and pan to food items to gifts. Reasonable prices and friendly people.
Bait shop-Everything you need for fishing and crabbing or clamming. Also can rent a bike or a golf cart. Again real friendly people!
Docks-Only 3 were available due to the Hurricane that came through. Plenty of room for crabbing and fishing. Were in good repair. Hint add a trash can. I put a trash bag there every day for everyone and took when I left.
Party boat-trips out for fishing or sunset cruise. Leaves right from camp ground.
Deer-Huge, eat all that grass along the wooded side. What a wonderful site.
People not drinking-mostly small business people, friendly and easy to smile and feel welcomed.
The Band-Very good, played a variety of music from country to disco. Fun watching people dance.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 2, 2011

At first we were sort of annoyed that there weren't any golf carts to rent but in the end it worked out for the best. Sites were big enough. Bathrooms were clean. LOVED the farm stand where you could buy fresh corn, tomatoes, crabs & clams. Bugs not to bad. Adult pool was awesome but I don't think we needed to be watched. Great deal for the price. Went to the state park up the road for the beach. Would visit again!

  • Stayed: July 2011
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Cherrystone Family Camping Resort

Address: 1511 Townfield Dr, Cape Charles, VA 23310
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Location: United States > Virginia > Cape Charles
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Cape Charles
Price Range: $17 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 700
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Over 300 acres of natural waterfront on the Chesapeake Bay with 700 campsites and we have cabins, campers and cottages for rent as well. Memorial to Labor Day weekend we have: 5 pools, splash pad, beach entry pool, funcycles, bicycles, pedal boats, planned activities, arts and crafts, themed weekends, fishing piers, boat ramp, charter boat, arcade, coin laundry, cafe, general store, bait and tackle, beautiful sunsets year round, great wildlife picture opportunities. ... more   less 

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