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Anvil Campground
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Reviewed March 21, 2014

I chose to stay at Anvil because we do not tow a car and I thought we would utilize the bus system. The bus schedule changed in February and they do not offer trips to the Jamestown and Yorktown areas now. The weather was so bad when we were here that we decided to rent a car. That was an expense I didn't expect. We did everything I had planned for the week even though the weather wasn't cooperating. Anvil Campground is a nice, "little" facility. It is not dog friendly as there is not a specific area to take the dogs. If you are staying to just park your RV and visit the sites of Williamsburg, then this is the place to be. If you are planning to relax on your lot and enjoy the day, it is a little cramped. Luckily we only had someone on one side of us. We had the other side to stretch out. We travel in a 32' motorhome.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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2  Thank Jeannie577
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Anvilcampground, Owner at Anvil Campground, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2014

Anvil Campground is a 2013 winner of a "Certificate of Excellence" from TripAdvisor! We rank in the top 10% of all businesses on TripAdvisor! We greatly appreciate your business.
The bus schedule did change and we posted an update on our website immediately. We always hope for the best weather for our guests, but cannot control it. Our paved roads and thick gravel sites offer good resistance for the raining days keeping away the mud and keeping our guests as dry as possible.
Our facility is very dog friendly, for nearly all of our guests bring their dogs and they enjoy meeting each other and exploring our facility.
We pride ourselves in being the best. We have the best customer service, the best utility pedestals, the best WIFI, the best location, and we our cable is brand new after a complete overhaul of our system.
We work so hard every day of the year to make all of our guests happy. Anvil Campground has been here since 1954. For 60 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
Anvil Campground
chris@anvilcampground.com
757-565-1941
“Celebrating 60 Years & Millions of Memories! 1954-2014”

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have stayed at Anvil Campground for all our Williamsburg trips the past 3 or 4 years. Large campsites, clean facilities, wonderful staff. Anvil is close to everything in Williamsburg, We will always choose Anvil over any other campground in Williamsburg.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank Andrea P
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Anvilcampground, Owner at Anvil Campground, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2014

Anvil Campground is a 2013 winner of a "Certificate of Excellence" from TripAdvisor! We rank in the top 10% of all businesses on TripAdvisor!
We appreciate your review, your business, and the opportunity to have you as our guest! Your positive feedback means a world to my family, my staff, and I. Thank you!
We pride ourselves in being the best. We have the best customer service, the best utility pedestals, the best WIFI, the best location, and we our cable is brand new after a complete overhaul of our system.
We work so hard every day of the year to make all of our guests happy. Anvil Campground has been here since 1954. For 60 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
Anvil Campground
chris@anvilcampground.com
757-565-1941
“Celebrating 60 Years & Millions of Memories! 1954-2014”

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Reviewed February 17, 2014

Anvil Campground was a very wonderful experience. Stayed in on of the cottages snd it was amazing very comfortable and clean. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Both brothers made sure I had everything I needed to enjoy the stay. Just didnt enjoy by the trains going by in the middle of the night but it wasn't too loud.

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Thank Phant0m13
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Anvilcampground, Owner at Anvil Campground, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2014

Anvil Campground is a 2013 winner of a "Certificate of Excellence" from TripAdvisor! We rank in the top 10% of all businesses on TripAdvisor!
We appreciate your review, your business, and the opportunity to have you as our guest! Your positive feedback means a world to my family, my staff, and I. Thank you!
We pride ourselves in being the best. We have the best customer service, the best utility pedestals, the best WIFI, the best location, and we our cable is brand new after a complete overhaul of our system.
We work so hard every day of the year to make all of our guests happy. Anvil Campground has been here since 1954. For 60 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
Anvil Campground
chris@anvilcampground.com
757-565-1941
“Celebrating 60 Years & Millions of Memories! 1954-2014”

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Reviewed January 8, 2014

We stayed in one of their clean cottages , very nice
Plenty of room
One bedroom , but the cot they have in the hall closet also fits
In the bed room ( you just have to move the other bed against the wall)
The living room could also be another room, it has a futon
( bring extra bedding , there is only bedding for the main bed)
Full kitchen which was very nice

Great place for families traveling together , you could rent out both cottages
As they are very close to each other

They have fire rings , we did not get a chance to use it
But it's available

Ok I have read the reviews about the trains and some of the other comments
I like to travel and stay in all kind of places
This cottage was fun and very clean
Yes you heard trains , but it was ok
You didn't hear them every night No Biggie
No one mentioned how nice it was to see deer outside your cabin
Every night , they were just gorgeous
Ok so I am not a hunter sorry

It was ever so easy to find and a very convenient place
Only 3 miles to the Historic Williamsburg
Those complaining that it's near a busy road or in a busy place
Get over it not in a busy place

The website explains it all and like I said its a great place to stay
And easy to get around , signage is very good
Look for the campground signs

Enjoy your stay

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Expedition2016
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Anvilcampground, Owner at Anvil Campground, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

Anvil Campground is a 2013 winner of a "Certificate of Excellence" from TripAdvisor! We rank in the top 10% of all businesses on TripAdvisor!
We appreciate your review, your business, and the opportunity to have you as our guest! Your positive feedback means a world to my family, my staff, and I. Thank you!
We pride ourselves in being the best. We have the best customer service, the best utility pedestals, the best WIFI, the best location, and we our cable is brand new after a complete overhaul of our system.
We work so hard every day of the year to make all of our guests happy. Anvil Campground has been here since 1954. For 60 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
Anvil Campground
chris@anvilcampground.com
757-565-1941
“Celebrating 60 Years & Millions of Memories! 1954-2014”

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Reviewed January 8, 2014

This cabin has a stocked kitchen with refrigerator, full bathroom with tub/shower, a separate living area with TV and DVD player, and separate bedroom with a queen sized bed. Two electric heaters keep the place cozy. Just outside the door is a play set for the kids. General store on site is well-stocked. Very close to all of the Williamsburg attractions.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Remington55
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Anvilcampground, Owner at Anvil Campground, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

Anvil Campground is a 2013 winner of a "Certificate of Excellence" from TripAdvisor! We rank in the top 10% of all businesses on TripAdvisor!
We appreciate your review, your business, and the opportunity to have you as our guest! Your positive feedback means a world to my family, my staff, and I. Thank you!
We pride ourselves in being the best. We have the best customer service, the best utility pedestals, the best WIFI, the best location, and we our cable is brand new after a complete overhaul of our system.
We work so hard every day of the year to make all of our guests happy. Anvil Campground has been here since 1954. For 60 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
Anvil Campground
chris@anvilcampground.com
757-565-1941
“Celebrating 60 Years & Millions of Memories! 1954-2014”

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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Our Stay started out with Ronald greeting us at the door of the registration building. He was very nice and very informative about the campground, the area and events as well as offering coupons for some of the sightseeing venues. The campground was very well kept, in fact, they were in the process of replacing all of the gravel in each site. We met some family there and were able to pull our motorhomes in the site in different directions so that our doors opened into the same area. A most lovely place, close to Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown and Busch Gardens. We would definitely stay here again. Than you for a great stay!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Amandaramdell
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Anvilcampground, Owner at Anvil Campground, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

Anvil Campground is a 2013 winner of a "Certificate of Excellence" from TripAdvisor! We rank in the top 10% of all businesses on TripAdvisor!
We appreciate your review, your business, and the opportunity to have you as our guest! Your positive feedback means a world to my family, my staff, and I. Thank you!
We pride ourselves in being the best. We have the best customer service, the best utility pedestals, the best WIFI, the best location, and we our cable is brand new after a complete overhaul of our system.
We work so hard every day of the year to make all of our guests happy. Anvil Campground has been here since 1954. For 60 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
Anvil Campground
chris@anvilcampground.com
757-565-1941
“Celebrating 60 Years & Millions of Memories! 1954-2014”

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Reviewed December 30, 2013

I was only here a few days during the days immediately following Christmas 2013. The place was nice, staff was very friendly/assistive and the site was very accessible and not very crowded until Saturday. The rest rooms were very small and clean, but im guessing it would be a problem during peak or busy times to use free showers or toilets due to size versus number of spaces. Also, the general store didn't have much of a selection either but again maybe due to time of year. The trolley wasn't a great way to get around and didn't bring a vehicle so taxi costs became a little bit of an issue. There is a main roadway on one side and a train track on the other that trains do come through several times a day/night.
I would stay here again, but would probably tow a vehicle or rent a vehicle and would visit during less seasonable/busy times of year. The pool was obviously not open and again very small for size of campground. It had several playgrounds which the kids loved. I recommend the Anvil Campground in Williamsburg Va to anyone seeking a nice, clean place and wouldn't mind the minor issues mentioned above.
See you there some day......:)

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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank jim r
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Anvilcampground, Owner at Anvil Campground, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2014

Anvil Campground is a 2013 winner of a "Certificate of Excellence" from TripAdvisor! We rank in the top 10% of all businesses on TripAdvisor!
We appreciate your review, your business, and the opportunity to have you as our guest!
We pride ourselves in being the best. We have the best customer service, the best utility pedestals, the best WIFI, the best location, and we our cable is brand new after a complete overhaul of our system.
We are a small campground and the size our bathroom facility and swimming pool are just fine for the demand. We do boast a stocked General Store, currently we do not offer much due to the lack of demand in our off-season.
Anvil Campground has been here since 1954. For 59 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. There is a train track that runs through Williamsburg itself and can be heard at Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens, other Williamsburg attractions, shopping areas, residences, hotels, and campgrounds. For nearly every one of our guests the train is not an issue, if it ever is we do everything in our power to make a guest happy by moving them to another site farther away from the train track. There is no set schedule for when the train will pass. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact me directly and I will be glad to speak with you.
Happy 2014! See you back soon!
Chris Jump
Owner
chris@anvilcampground.com
757-565-1941
“Celebrating 60 Years & Millions of Memories ~ 1954-2014!”

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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: $88 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Anvil Campground 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
1st class accommodations: cottages, cabins 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, completely 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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