Overall our stay was good, but I would like to see a few changes before we will stay again or even recommend the campground to other campers.
1. The sites are not level and require the use of levelers. Not just one row, but the max allowed to be used on one side. This was not just an issue at our campsite, but our friends sites as well, and almost all of the sites throughout the campground. This is something that I assume they are fully aware of given the number of levelers sold in the camp store. We have been to several campgrounds and toured their stores, but have never seen this many levelers available for purchase or used throughout the campground.
2. There are areas where the grass does not appear to be maintained around campsites including near the cabins. I am not sure if this is on purpose or if there was not enough time to cut the grass before the Memorial weekend rush. I understand that we are camping, but also maintaining the property throughout is important, including the area between campsites in the wooded part, especially the cabins.
3. We noticed several campers (travel trailers, 5th wheels, popups) having trouble getting into their sites because the roads are narrow and having to maneuver around trees. I understand we are in the wooded section and yes that means trees, but it maybe time to consider removing some of them to widen the road and make getting in and out of the sites easier. We watched several campers upon leaving today having to back across multiple sites and even into the field just to be able to leave.
4. As a mother of an 11 month old I appreciate the child swings, but found it strange that both swings were missing the belt that secures the child into the swing. The one child swing looks like someone rigged it just so there are two swings as it is extremely high off the ground and not level! The other one is OK, but missing the 2nd part of the safety belt. Also I think the chains could be replaced. I would have thought #1 and #4 would have been inspected before the "unofficial" weekend that kicks off the camping season to make sure everything looks good and is in proper order.
5. The website states they have cable, but note this does mean every site has cable. We were extremely surprised by this. The website should read only select sites have cable.
6. I would like to see them improve the check in process. There is room to create two-three lanes for people to park their campers and check in. If someone was checking in and decided to shop the store this could hold up the entire line as there is not much room to get by right now. Adding lanes or parking would allow other vehicles to get by and possible keep the line moving a little quicker.
7. Upon entering the campground road, there is a speed bump/dip for both traffic coming into the campground and leaving, but no sign.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Granite Hill Camping Hotel Gettysburg