We were in the Safari 4 section and were extremely disappointed with the lack on assistance we received on Friday night the 9th. A large group of fathers (20) with their children took over the entire Safari 4 section. At around 1AM Saturday morning, the men were extremely loud. A group began, behind my tent, playing "beer bottle" frisby. I asked them to stop and they continued playing. I called the after hours number at 1:15 and the ranger on call said he would be down to check. No one came. I called again at 1:40AM and the ranger answered the phone and said he would be right there. No one came. I called again at 1:55AM (approximate) and he answered the phone and I asked where he was. I again said that I was trying to sleep, the beer bottle frisbee was still going on, and the party was getting louder. He said he would be right there. He did not show up. I reported the incident to the front office on Saturday morning. They hadn't had time to check the evening logs but did say that the would get "Steve" to talk to the men. I also informed the front desk (this was at 8:30AM) that the children were playing in the water spiket behind my tent and the water had been continuously running since 7AM and I was concerned that my tent may start to flood. The front desk assured me that Steve would check the situation out and keep me updated. Around 3PM we flagged Steve down in the truck and asked him for an update. He said he talked with them. We informed him that the water has been running non-stop all day and our tent was now wet. He said OK. We left the site around 5PM for a concert. We returned at 12:30AM and all of the men were up around the fire but it was quieter. They finally all went to bed around 2AM. My first impression when I went to the office was that well, you are in the Safari so that will happen. We rented space in the Safari and expected the "quiet time" hours/rules to apply there as well. We also expected some level of privacy or respect for our space. The children literally took over the Safari during the day (constantly running into my tent and through my area) and the fathers took over the Safari at night. There was literally no monitoring of this large group by the rangers. My family and I spent nearly every summer camping at Normandy Farms and I was excited to be able to return with friends and recommend the campground to them. My children are now grown and I hadn't been back in a few years. It is still a beautiful place but very large now. I'm not sure if there was a lack of personnel on staff to handle the complaint or if the person on call just didn't care. Either way, the support we received on the was disappointing and non-existent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled deep in the woods between Boston & Cape Cod, Normandy Farms is a luxury camping destination that has been a family tradition since 1971 and widely recognized as one of the premier resorts in the world. Relax and enjoy the unique seasons of New England in your RV, tent, or in one of our deluxe cabin or YURT rentals. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Normandy Farms Family Camping Hotel Foxboro