After reading some previous reviews we almost canceled our reservations. Had we not paid for the entire Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival in advance, we surely would have not gone. Reluctantly we went with very low expectations. The reviews we read could not have been further from the truth! Granite Hill was one of the better places we have ever camped at. It is not a Maryland State Park, but way better than any KOA! The staff was extremely attentive and on top of keeping the place clean at all times even though they were virtually sold out for the event. I never once found the bathroom dirty in any manor. They cleaned them 4 times a day weather they needed it or not. The Red Shed Cafe was a great place for my family to eat breakfast three out of the four mornings we were there. Breakfast for four for $20? How could that be possibly viewed as gouging? I went through the camp store and found nothing overly priced(beyond what all camp stores charge), even the cigarettes were just $.50 more than the gas stations in Gettysburg proper. I really do not know where some of these reviewers have camped that caused them to write such negative reviews. Perhaps 150 anniversary re enactors live like pigs and trashed the place, but that was far from my experience at Granite Hill. I keep thinking they must have gone to some other campground and are confusing names.
We played the mini golf course while there and really enjoyed the very challenging course. Like everything at Granite Hill, it was well groomed and taken care of. We had it all to ourselves since most were down at the stage listening to the music. The maintenance staff had turned off the water features since no one was playing, but the attendant made a point to fire it up just for us. Friendly, considerate staff were encountered every where we went. The kids went the next day and were not charged to play.
We liked the place so much we have reserved our space for next years, August, Bluegrass Festival.
- 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