Our journey down interstate 81 included miles driven in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. That sounds impressive but really, it was only a 3 hour or so trip. The drive was an easy one without any traffic to speak of and no big hills to pull. By early afternoon we had arrived at Skyline Ranch Resort near Front Royal, Virginia.
There are several nice features here: a nice activity center, a big pool, a nifty mini-golf course, a min-chapel that hosts regular church services, and several activities scheduled for the weekend. We’re literally 10 minutes from Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park and about an hour from Washington DC. There’s strong WiFi but it’s $3 a day. I’ve opted to stay on my Verizon hotspot even though it’s a weak 3G.
If I return here I think I’ll lobby more strongly for a site with a bit of shade, 50 amps or not. I’ll also mention that several reviews of this place reported stinky water. (update: according to a comment from the campground the water system has now been upgraded) We haven’t found that however my external water filter is now very dirty and needing to be changed after just a few nights here.
With the unexpected fees, the field parking spot, and the dirty water balanced by nice amenities and a pretty good location, I’d give this place a score of 6 or 7 out of 10.
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