My family camps once a year. We usually try to check out different campgrounds but this is by far our favorite. We camp in a group of 20 to 30 (adults and kids). We are not into tents and have been staying in cabins since our miserable tent experience in Lancaster,PA 11 years ago.
Cherrystone is located in Cape Charles, a charming small town. Very nice people. First we rented a trailer but it was a bit cramped for my family of 5. The bathroom was soooooo cramped but we made the best of it. There was plenty of sleeping space but no privacy.
After that, we rented their largest cabin. I think they refer to it as a deluxe cabin. It was perfect! It was not ultra morn but it was perfect for those families who want to camp with conveniences.
The cabin is raised appx. 3 feet off the ground and has a porch with a light and chairs. You are provided a graveled parking spot in front of your side yard which is a good place for kids to play. The doors were sliding glass. When you enter, there is a double sleeper sofa adjacent to a modern tv which sat atop a free standing closet. Next to the tv was bunk beds. I think I remember it being a triple bunk but I could be mistaken. You have a full kitchen with fridge, sink, and small stove with plenty of cupboard space. Now for the best parts! A surprisingly spacious bathroom with a tub and plenty of hot water! A master bedroom with a queen bed, tv, and an actual door! Heat and air conditioning are also provided for your comfort!
The kids always bring their bikes and every kid at this family friendly spot has one! Bikes rule at Cherrystone so cars are required to drive super slow. You can rent bikes as well. There is a small lake with paddle boats and a small water park at the pool to keep kiddies cool. If fishing is your thing, you will love the fact that this campground sits directly on the Chesapeake Bay! There is a good fishing station with supplies to buy or rent. They will take you out for a day of deep sea fishing or you and the kids can rent crab traps and go crabbing off of one of the 5 or so piers right on the property!
The restaurant was great for breakfast and the days that I didn't want to cook and the ice cream cones they sold delighted the little ones. The general store has everything from nuts to bolts and beer and the farm stand is stocked with fresh local fruits and veggies and even sells fresh crabs!
We love it!
- 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