A stop at Candy Hill Campground near Winchester, Virginia revealed a sweet escape.
Taking it easy at Candy Hill Campground
The 100 electric, water, sewer and cable television sites are owned and operated by the Littman Family. Karl, one of the most outgoing and friendly folks you could ever run into, gave Tony Widmer, Park Manager of Shenandoah River State Park and myself, a tour of his facilities.
Two of the things that immediately catch your eyes, is the beautiful swimming pool and the incredible display of flowers throughout the campground.Karl said, “I have one person on staff that does nothing but maintain the vast variety of flowers on the property.”
Although throwing candy from the antique fire truck as it rolls through the campground might live up to the name “Candy Hill,” it is actually named after a young girl’s dog named Candy that is buried on the hill behind the farmhouse.
The campground has a lot of extras making a stay even sweeter, such as, WI-FI, a fully stocked game room, horseshoes, volleyball, pool tables, shuffle board, 3 playgrounds, tetherball, a meeting room for clubs or groups, 2 camping cabins (that include bunk beds, AC, refrigerator, and cable television), long term storage of camping units, 2 bounce houses used for special events for the kids, laundry facilities and even pizza delivery to campsites. The campground also has a real treat, as part of the fitness center 2 tanning beds are available for guests.
Karl and Tony at the Trolley
Inside the Trolley at Candy Hill Campground
As an added bonus while staying at Candy Hill, the campground has a San Francisco style Trolley Bus that was commissioned just for them in 1984. The trolley is used for a variety of uses including taking guests out for excursions in the area to farmers markets, festivals, Plantation tours, area museums, and it can even be used for special group parties or events. If you don’t think all this is worth the visit, certainly hanging out with Karl on the rocking chairs in front of the camp store watching the day drift by is well worth the trip.
The campground is open year round and has everything you need for a night stay during travels, or an extended vacation. Reservations can be made a year in advance, thus, many customers book the same week or weekend while they are at the campground for next year. So take the time to go check out Candy Hill Campground and have some sweet fun! As a special offer to First Time Campers with Candy Hill, Karl has this generous discount just for YOU:
FOR FIRST TIME CAMPERS TOCANDY HILLCAMPGROUND
(Offer expires on December 31, 2012 excludes Holiday and Special Event Weekends)
To contact Candy Hill Campground for more information or to make reservations go to:
Candy Hill Campground
165 Ward Avenue
Winchester, VA 22602
e-mail: [email protected].com
1-800-462-0545 or 1-54-662-8010
To request a complimentary Virginia Campground Directory of all association member parks, click hereor send a self-addressed, stamped ($ .65) envelope to VCA Directory, PO Box 9928, McLean, VA 22102.