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“trains, traffic, cold bathhouse”
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Anvil Campground
Certificate of Excellence
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60 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“trains, traffic, cold bathhouse”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

the folks here are very nice but trains very close to campground and traffic very near also spoil camping for some. The biggest problem for us was unheated bath house. at least the water was hot and location was close to attractions so we still recommend this place with the above caveats.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Anvilcampground, Owner at Anvil Campground, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Happy Holidays! We appreciate your business and the opportunity to have you as our guest! Since you comment we have added heaters in our bathhouse. We work so hard every day of the year to make all of our guests happy. Anvil Campground has been here since 1954. For 58 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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Bethany Beach, Delaware, United States
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

Great campground when visiting Williamsburg, VA. Easy to find, convenient to public transportation. We have stayed at the Anvil Campground 3 times. Twice we did not take a tow vehicle. You can catch a public bus right at the entrance to the campground and take it to the transportation center where you can either walk in to colonial Williamsburg or take another bus to any of the other attractions. The rates are very reasonable. The staff is courteous and always knowledgable and accomodating. I highly recommend this campground.

PS-- you don't hear the train once you get use to it.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Anvilcampground, Owner at Anvil Campground, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Happy Holidays and thank you very much for your nice comment! We appreciate 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 58 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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Reviewed November 21, 2012

We recently stayed in the blacksmith cottage at the Anvil Campground. The cottage was cozy and had everything we needed for our stay. The campground is conveniently located in between Colonial Williamsburg, the Outlets and various other attractions. The staff was very friendly. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012
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2 Thank Kelly A
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Anvilcampground, Owner at Anvil Campground, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Happy Holidays and thank you very much for your nice comment! We appreciate 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 58 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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Mohnton, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

We have stayed at this campground many times. It is a good location that is close to all the places that we like to visit in the area. We also have brought other friends to stay here and they too liked the experience. The train isn't as bad as I thought it would be. Associates are very friendly and willing to give directions to nearby places.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Anvilcampground, Owner at Anvil Campground, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Happy Holidays and thank you very much for your nice comment! We appreciate 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 58 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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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 21, 2012

This is a very nice campground. It is small and it is well maintained. The bathrooms are very clean. The location is the best of all campgrounds in Williamsburg. The office/store staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Would recommend you check it out. We have been here twice this year, April and October.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Anvilcampground, Owner at Anvil Campground, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Happy Holidays and thank you very much for your nice comment! We appreciate 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 58 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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Suffolk, VA
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

We like the staff at the Anvil Campground and the convenience to Colonial Williamsburg and will stay again. HOWEVER, in future we will always ask for a site a bit further away from the train tracks, although those are more expensive. Avoid sites 60-67. The trains there are just a few yards away, and sound like they are coming right through even a hard-sided camper. We had visions of a derailment which might wipe us out. Also, our site was next to a long-term camper whose dirt and clutter was off-putting. Our site (64) needed to be upgraded in terms of the worn picnic table and iffy electric box. This campground is expensive enough that we expected better in that regard.

For our second visit to Anvil we asked for a site in the 40s and were much happier there, although the trains are unavoidably loud everywhere. Utility box there was recently new. We were pleased that Passport America gets you a 50% discount at Anvil for certain months of the year.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Anvilcampground, Owner at Anvil Campground, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
We appreciate your business and the opportunity to have you as our guest! Your issue with your neighbor at the time has been addressed. As far as the electrical boxes, over 88% of our campsites have the best utility pedestals on the market; only our “Standard” sites have not yet been upgraded, but will be in the future. Anvil Campground has been here since 1954. For 58 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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2012

First things first, if you don't like trains, please stay outside of Williamsburg. The commuter trains run every 3 or 4 hours and then you get a couple big freight trains at night. Big enough to gently rock my 40 foot coach parked about 50 yards away. They don't blow their horns as they go by, but they will sound them about a half a mile or so down the track. If you have your A/C or a Fan going, you probably wouldn't even hear them, but instead feel the gentle rumble as they go by. If it was my campground, I wouldn't offer tent sites and use that area for something else.

Now the good stuff. The campground is easy to get to. The sites are back and I didn't see anyone have any trouble since there is plenty of space between sites, just remember to look up at trees and awnings. I was able to get satellite tv, but I don't know how, maybe a small opening between tree branches. I used my verizon card for internet because 4g is pretty solid, but not the blazing speed that you get in the big cities. Their internet, was usable for e-mail if you are patient, but not much else. I wish campgrounds would understand that this is one of the most important amenities that they can offer. If you have a big rig, you will drive past the sites that you will most likely be parking in when you pull up to the registration sign. I didn't pull all the way up to the register and was spared the lap around the park or the long back up to get to my site.

The people here were great. I met 3 different ladies during the 5 days there. I enjoyed talking to them all. There is a superb 2.5 mile (5 miles round trip) bike riding or jogging path just 200 yards down the road (west). I used this daily. Along the path, there is a park and reservoir where you can rent boat. You are surrounded by beautiful trees. Each site has a fire pit and a picnic table. There are 3 small playgrounds for the kids. The pool was closed for the fall/winter, but looked nice. The game room had air hockey, pool tables, and miscellaneous video games that all worked. The laundry facility has 4 washers and 4 dryers. It was clean and I didn't have any trouble getting my laundry done. The store has a great selection of things that you didn't realize you would need and miscellaneous rv supplies.

The train did not bother me, but I would occasionally smirk as I remembered the movie, "My Cousin Vinny" and the train in that movie. I would and will definitely camp here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Anvilcampground, Owner at Anvil Campground, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Since your comment we have increased our internet speed! We appreciate your thorough review, and the opportunity to have you as our guest! Anvil Campground has been here since 1954. For 58 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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Property: Anvil Campground
Address: 5243 Mooretown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188-2280
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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 #1 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Williamsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Anvil Campground 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
1st class accommodations: cottages and campsites. One of the highest rated campgrounds in the entire country! Williamsburg's only campground with shuttle-services. Only campground in the heart of Williamsburg! Big-rig friendly, pet-friendly, family-friendly, satellite-friendly, best WIFI, cable, 50-Amps, first-class utility pedestals, friendliest staff, paved roads, pull-thrus, renovated restrooms with granite counter-tops, General Store, swimming-pool, three playgrounds, arcade, basketball, handicap accessible, recycling, security, and beautiful rental cottages. Nearby Attractions: Busch Gardens Europe, Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Jamestown, Jamestown Settlement, Ripley's Believe It or Not, Water Country USA, Yorktown Battlefield, and Yorktown Victory Center. ... more   less 
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