I stayed at Ponderosa twice this summer. The first time, in June, just for two days, it was great. The room was clean, it was quiet at night, so all was well. The campground is convenient to the shore, so what more could anyone ask for? The second time, I stayed for 4 nights in mid-August. Again, the room was clean. But a very large family took the cabins on both sides of me and another one or two nearby. They set up a spotlight that shone right into my cabin and were loud well past midnight, with kids screaming and adults likely drunk and noisy. I didn't know there was an "emergency phone number" to call, as there is no one in the office at night, and since there were so many people in this large family (over 15 adults) and only one of me that night, I was afraid to go out and ask them to be quiet. I got no sleep all night long. To the credit of Ponderosa, they gave me a break on my bill for that night, but I would have happily traded that credit for a quiet night's sleep. They really need to have an on-site manager overnight to deal with late-night rowdy guests. I love the cabins, and the staff couldn't be nicer, but the bottom line is that I expect to be able to sleep at night when I am staying somewhere.
- Also Known As:
- Ponderosa Campground New Jersey/Cape May Court House, Jersey Shore