We really enjoyed our stay at this campground. The sites were spacious and, even better, the location in Northern Vermont was just spectacular!
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Overall Rating: 4.1/5
Price per night / Discounts: $39 / None
Campground website: Maplewoods Campground
Our Site #: 15- FHU
Privacy Rating (how spacious and private do the sites feel):
4/5: As private campgrounds go, this one was pretty good. We had a lot of space between us and our neighbors. A few more trees would have been nice, but overall, we were happy with our site. Some of the sites in other loops had less space (see the photos below), but none were particularly terrible. Compared to a lot of the commercial parks we've stayed at, this one was really pretty decent.
Location Rating (accessibility to points of interest or to major highways):
5/5: We loved the location of this campground. It was about 25 minutes north of Stowe, and one hour east of Burlington, right in the middle of one of the most scenic areas of Vermont. There are definitely a limited number of conveniences in the area, but that's just Vermont. Everything we really needed, we could find. If you're looking to stay in a lovely location in a particularly beautiful state, this is a great choice.
Site Quality and Big Rig Accessibility Rating (utilities and accessibility of campground hook ups):
4.25/5: Our site was plenty large enough and the utilities were conveniently placed, however, we did have to work to get level. We eventually were able to do it without breaking out leveling blocks, but it took some maneuvering. I noticed several other sites were less than level. Not the worst we've seen, but also not the best. There is a long dirt and gravel hill that you need to drive up to get to the campground. It was nothing we couldn't handle, but be aware it's there.
Technology and Customer Service Rating (online resources, reservations, and staff):
3/5: Their technology could use a bit of an upgrade. The website was fine (though their current 'special offer" dates back to 2014, so perhaps an update is in order...), but I had to call for reservations and then mail a deposit check. When we got there, I was able to pay the rest of the fee on a credit card, so perhaps they are now accepting cards for deposits, but if not, it would be easier on a lot of their guests if they would. They also don't seem to pick up their phone much, preferring for you to leave a message and then calling you back, at some point... It definitely has the feel of a smaller operation, which can be good or bad...
Internet Availability Rating (Verizon coverage or campground wifi):
4/5: Wifi was not available at the campsites, but our Verizon hotspot worked well. This was especially impressive since there were large areas of Vermont that we drove through which had no cell coverage at all.
This campground was built on top of a hill and has gorgeous views of the mountains. The sites are really well spaced and the whole campground is nicely maintained. The office is a pretty building with a great view and the pool, built right next to the office, offers gorgeous views of the surroundings. We also appreciated that this was one of very few campgrounds we've found that has recycling available. All; in all, we were very happy with this place and would definitely stay here again.