This is my third (and likely last) year going to Roseland. I live in DC about a 6 hour drive from the camp. Although there are much closer resorts similar to Roseland (The Woods in P.A.), I have made the trek out to Roseland for the chill atmosphere. Everyone is very friendly, lets their hair down, and does whatever they please. I usually socialize poolside in the day, pre-game by a fire in the evening, and go to the bar in the evening before finishing things off at the hot tub or trip by the barn later at night.
The camp has three co-owners (two are partnered) and I often see them working away from dawn to dusk. Unfortunately, one owner (Troy) seems incapable of mixing business with pleasure. My partner and I had some confusion with a bunch of boys over the order of those waiting for a turn at the billards table. We worked it out though - they were going next and we would follow. All settled (so I thought). Apparently they were friends of the owner who came over several minutes after and drunkenly flipped out on me. He immediately came up to me and while pointing his finger in my face said "My house, my rules... they're playing next". Naturally I was a bit stunned and said "Excuse me?". His response was that if I didn't like it I could leave and before I could respond he threatened to call the police on me!! He clearly didn't like it when I questioned what grounds he had for calling the police. I also proceeded to ask him why as the owner he would randomly go up to a customer and begin a conversation so aggressively. That doesn't seem like a smart business practice to me or any other business owner I know of. I found one of the other owners to let him know my experience and he basically just listened and then walked away. The word "sorry" didn't come out of either owner’s mouth.
Long story short - I'm not sure if the owners are interested in ensuring their customers are having a positive experience as much as they are having fun with their friends. I am 28 years old, have traveled the world, and I have never once been kicked out of any establishment anywhere. If I can live in downtown DC and have no drama, I certainly don't need to drive 6 hours to the middle of nowhere, drop $400 to relax but instead be threatened by the drunken owner.
I don't expect much - just common courtesy. This owner doesn't have any. I'll save myself the drive and go somewhere that I'm appreciated next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Roseland is an all male, over 21, gay campground on 222 acres. We have Bed and Breakfast style Guestrooms, Deluxe Cabins, Junior Deluxe and Sleeper Cabins, and Tent Sites throughout. We have a Full Service Restaurant, Full Service Bar, Pizza Shop, Coffee Shop, 2 Hot Tubs, Steam Rooms, Sauna, Gym, Heated In Ground Pool, General Store, Male Pouch Men's Specialty Shop, Game Room, Massage Therapist, 11 Miles of Hiking Trails, and the Best Mountain Views. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Roseland Hotel Proctor