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Granite Hill Camping Resort
Rachel WV
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Better than we expected”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

We stayed at Granite Hill July 2012 for 3 days during the Gettysburg reinactment. It is a nice campground with freindly staff other than a cranky maintence man. This is probably the nicest of the campgrounds we have stayed at because of the different things they offer. They have a pool and miniature golf and a small cafe/arcade. We don't expect a lot when we are camping and were pleasantly surprised that this place was better than what we thought.The showers were a little hard to regulate. We managed to stay clean with four kids though. The staff managed to take care of some unruly guests that were arguing in the lower field from us. After that our neighbors (including ourselves) had a more peaceful time. Granite Hill will be our place to stay next time we in the area.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Harwood, Maryland, United States
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

We have been camping here for a number of years. We love it! Plenty for the kids to do. Pool, miniture Golf, fishing (Pond), activities, Dance with a DJ. etc.

The showers near the post sites do need to be upgraded, Hot water and the push button showers are not the best in the fall weather, but they do try to keep them clean.

Yes, some of the sites do need to have gravel added, and the roads do need to be repaired in spots. But you are camping in the mountains and the weather does take a toll on them.

I think they need to re-think their way of assigning sites on the posts, ( it is first come, first serve on the post sites.) It would be much better to actually assign a site to each camper.

They have very few sewer sites, so you need to book early for those. Personally, I have been camping without sewer for several years and it is not an issue.

I have always thought their tent sites were great. Yes you do need to walk to the bathroom, ( That is Tent Camping). If you need to be closer to the Bathroom, book a water and electric site close by.

Anne in the office is the BEST!!! She really does want to make every camper happy. She goes out of her way to help you and to make your stay very enjoyable. Yes they do hire teenagers in the summer, Doesn't every business.

They might want to consider having a camp Host on site 24/7 to help with any issues that may arise.

Give Granite Hill a try... You will not be dissappointed!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2012

We have camped in Gettysburg for the past 5 years. We had never stayed at Granite Hill and since they were having a "Yard Sale Weekend", I thought we would give it a try, maybe get some un-needed items sold and also maybe score on some items we need for our camper. This however was not the case. There were only two of us set up to sell items in the parking area and only a handful of cars came with people interested in the "yard sale". After 2 hours, we packed up our items and went out sightseeing. Maybe the Spring Yard Sale does much better, but we were very dissapointed. The campground itself is fairly nice and it is a large campground, spread out nicely. We camped in the Main Camp area and I have to say, although the roads are slightly rough, it is wooded and gives that "camping in the mountain' feel, so I did like our site and that area. It was off season when we went, so there really wasn't much going on and the campground seemed somewhat deserted. Although when driving past Gettysburg Campground, they were packed. I guess that's why this campground is rated #4 and not 1 or 2 or 3. I just expected a lot more. Maybe things are different during peak season. I think we'll stick with Gettysburg Campground and Artillery Ridge. Both of these we like for different reasons. :-)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2012

We will stay here again! Lots to do and nice campsites. The pool is clean and well cared for. The bathrooms are big and clean. Breakfast in the red barn is delicious! The only negative I can think of is the Noah's ark-like playground is infested with bees. That really needs looked at, but truly that is the only negative.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Mount Airy, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

took our two young kids for Labor Day and it has a lot to do for the kids (Miniature Golf, Pool and Fishing). The ponds need more stocked fish, but the kids loved it! The bathhouses were the best and cleanest we have ere experienced. The only negative was that it was very crowded, and a lot of teens. Overall a great experience!!

  • Stayed September 2012
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194 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2012

The campsite held up well in the rain. Facility has many thing to do for kids. Pool was a little crowded during holiday weekend. Planning shower around peak time worked out well for me. Many dogs so you must be careful where not picked up. A little expensive but the spaces are larger than competing campgrounds and it does have some nice amenities. Booking for next year seems to take a long time. Obviously, I plan to stay again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 3, 2012

My new favorite campground! We are tent campers and found everything we needed was here. Bathrooms and showers were very clean and every one of them was functioning fine. Pool and adventure golf was great! Cafe was good too! We had a great time! Great Labor Day weekend trip.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Granite Hill Camping Resort
Address: 3340 Fairfield Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325-7329
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Gettysburg
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Gettysburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 330
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you come to relax, to delve into Civil War History, experience Gettysburg or to enjoy camping in the great outdoors, you will discover an unforgettable vacation experience at Granite Hill Camping Resort and Adventure Golf. Our Camping Resort is located just outside of historic Gettysburg and offers full amenities in the bright sunshine and forested seclusion in the tall trees, which are equally accessible within our scenic 150-acre Civil War era farm. Graced with a perfect mix of woodlands, tree-dotted meadows and grassy rolling hills, Granite Hill offers something for everyone. Regardless of your personal definition of camping – from private tent sites to spacious pull-thru sites catering to the largest RVs, and from a wide range of options in group camping to rustic cabins in a wooded setting – you will always find precisely what you need. ... more   less 
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