We first spotted the campground last year during our visit to Dutch Wonderland and thought it was idyllic. We recently returned from an overnight trip and loved our experience. I have to agree with previous posters about their experience with the staff - everyone seemed especially friendly and they always seemed to be cleaning sites, picking up trash or helping someone. Our water and electric site 301 had problems with electricity and they zoomed over within five minutes to fix it. Bathrooms were immaculate and airconditioned and I especially appreciated the family bathroom/shower in the pavillion when taking my 4 year old daughter with me.
Most of the sites were occupied by upscale RVs and campers with retirees and families and lots of friendly dogs. Although we heard an some noise from Dutch Wonderland, everything was definitely quieted down and mellow once dusk hit. We tried fishing in the morning following the advice of someone in the office who mentioned there were lots of catfish biting just using bits of hotdogs. In half in hour, we caught at least 4 small fish that were trout, bass and sunnies - enough to make the adults happy and the kids scream with joy.
We checked in at 2 pm, set up camp and relaxed for a bit. At 5, we walked 10 minutes to Dutch Wonderland and took advantage of getting in for free for the last few hours if you bought tickets for the next day. A great deal especially since the park starts to empty out at that time and there was almost no wait time for the rides and the temperatures cooled down.
Our only regret is we didn't see the Amish man with his cart come by with baked goodies but perhaps that's only in the weekends. We'll return again - the prices are right, staff was great, the campground is clean and the other guests were all nice. No rowdy groups and a great location within minutes of many tourist attractions.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perfectly peaceful! Old Mill Stream Campground is nestled along a quiet stream on 15 shaded acres in the heart of Lancaster County and next to Dutch Wonderland. Open year round, the campground is conveniently located just off Route 30, and features over 130 shaded RV sites with full hook-ups, family cabins and tent camping sites. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Old Mill Stream Camping Manor Hotel Lancaster