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Review of Ferenbaugh Campsites

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Ferenbaugh Campsites
Vernon, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“HORRIBLE!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2012

This campground claims to be "quiet" and "friendly" and it is neither. Additionally, upon arrival, guests are given a list of "Rules" that include quiet hours and say anyone who does not obey these hours will be kicked out. Well, when my family and I stayed at this campground recently, the place was FILLED with white trash. The people in the site next to us were drunk, using foul language and screaming at each other the entire first day and night. We were not able to get a full night's sleep in our tent because of the trash next door. The next morning, we informed "management" of the problem and the "manager" said she would take care of it. According to the "Rules," this behavior should have warranted an eviction. However, the "manager" said she gave our neighbors a "stern warning" and that they would stop. We informed her that they were just playing nice in front of her yet she assured us there would be no more problems. Lo and behold, around 1:30am the following morning, the drinking, cursing, yelling and vomiting began once again. My family and I lost two nights sleep at what is supposed to be a "quiet family campground" because the "manager" was too scared to tell the trash to pack up and go. The management at Ferenbaugh is AWFUL!!

Also, the bathrooms and showers were absolutely disgusting, and the slop sink outside of the shower was filled with vomit the entire weekend. There was never any toilet paper or paper towels and the showers were always cold. The laundry room had six washing machines, four of which were out of order!! I would NEVER recommend this campground to ANYONE!!! We will be calling this week to get our money back. If you are planning to camp in the Corning area, DO NOT BOOK HERE!!!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank K71
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2011

I made a reservation for my boyfriend and I to stay one night in a cabin at Ferenbaugh many months in advance. The trip was planned around a concert in the area in May. As it happened, the day of the concert saw some extreme weather, and the concert was postponed until the end of July.
I immediately called Ferenbaugh to transfer my reservation from the May date to the new date in July. I was told that the exact cabin I'd had booked was not available then. I had to ask several more questions to discover that there were other, different cabins that were available, and I then said that I would like to change my reservation to any cabin available. I was told that this would be fine and given a confirmation number, which I wrote down along with the name of the woman who I had spoken with. I wasn't completely confident in the organizational skills or the handling of any conversations had with "Sheri."
All of this time, Ferenbaugh has had my name, address, phone number, and credit card information. The week before the concert, I called Ferenbaugh to confirm the reservation, partly out of habit and partly because of a gut feeling. I spoke with Sheri and gave her my confirmation number and was told that there was no record of my reservation. I was given no explanation, apology, or attempt at correcting the situation. Sheri mumbled a lot and pretended to shuffle some papers around and then claimed that she would call me back after looking into the situation. I confirmed my phone number with her and still have never received a call back.
I am only glad that I had the presence of mind to call to confirm and didn't discover this oversight upon arrival after driving 3 hours and having no place to stay.
Not impressed, Ferenbaugh!!
I have since booked a cabin in a reputable campground (KOA) a few miles away, who made sure to email me a legitimate booking number and gave me the exact location of the cabin I would be staying at-- a cabin which, for the same price as Ferenbaugh, includes Television, air conditioning, fridge, microwave, and private bathroom.
I would recommend any campers drive the extra few miles past Ferenbaugh and just give KOA your business!! There is a reason they are a nationally well-known camping chain...

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Watkins Glen, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2010

We absolutely love Ferenbaugh! The sites are huge and very private on the hill. There are endless weekend activities that are enjoyed by all. We have 3 children ranging in age from 6 to 12 and they ALL love it here! Many wonderful memories here...

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank amayer220
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Property: Ferenbaugh Campsites
Address: 4500 State Road 414, Corning, NY 14830
Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Corning
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Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Corning
Number of rooms: 145

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