out of users would make it again
1 out of 5
Wont be Coming Back...May 27, 2012 By BrodieBoy
As a life long camper who hadn't been in a handful of years, I was excited to spend a nice week end with the family at the Pequot Ledge Camp Ground. We found them online and it looked like a good place to try out. Our experience there was not anything we had hoped for, Should have read some reviews first... The cabin we had was very dingy and musky smelling... cob webs EVERYWHERE and dead bugs by the hundreds. You can call it rustic, I call it gross. We spent a very long time cleaning up, and could have kept going. The shower, well lets just say one look and we all said, ""we'll use the lake"". There were a number of run down cabins near us that had ""keep out"" signs on them and moss covered roofs...kinda creepy looking. Did I mention the junk cars and boat that has a tree groing out of it along the walk way to the game hall. (enter Sanford and Son theme.) Not exaclty our idea of a relaxing atmosphere. But... we decided to make the best of a bad hand and spent the first night.. we went to the game hall, which had a ping pong table a pool table and games. The family who runs the place is very friendly. The Seasonal guests we met when we went to for a walk were all very nice too. The lake is beautiful and we all enjoyed fishing and a cool dip. BUT.. the cons outweighed the pros so heavily that we packed up and split and just cut our losses. (and Im not the kind of person who waves the white flag easily) . I have no ax to grind with anyone there... Im just writing this review to relay my experience and so that another family doesnt plunk down money and go through what we did, at least with out a recent review. I am sure its hard work running a campground, but this place needs a MAJOR overhaul in my opinion. It appears to me the bear minimum has been done for too long. Neglect is apparent everywhere. I have camped all over New England and this place was definately one of if not the worst. I hope they turn it around. It has the potential to be so much more.
1 out of 5
In responce to all that want to go to this placeOctober 25, 2011 By john.thurston
The only reason i gave this one star is the lake.. I have read all the reviews and agree with almost all that is written.. first person - yes all of that is true.. Once you start having a bad experience is all goes downhill and you unit pick... second person - no that camp ground is not that great.. you are a seasonal camper who helps out the owners so they love you and you are just sticking up for them.. Lastly NY friend - still same person as the second review.. Yes it is close to everything so is a hotel... My review - yes it is a camp ground... it is dirty and dusty.. but again it is a camp ground.. they have 5 areas to use bathroom.. oh wait one ran down so no fixing that.. they next close the girls side and just make it a unisex bathroom with rotten floors and leaking water.. the next one pay hot water yay dirty muddy shower with no place to put clothing beside 2 nails.. fourth the cleanest because they are in the hall no need to travel far for that. lastly the field/ shower house barley hot water one light bulf for the whole place dark and dingy.. the bathrooms are not cleaned on the weekends because this is run by the fam and there is one one who cleans the mother.. there have been several instances of complaints on this... Cabins now.. the cabine were nice but agin just surfaces cleaned i was in there and there was a drain board i mover it and under was full of fish scales ok ruffing it is ok but cleaning is another.. but the bigest freakout i have was they stripper a cabin due to bed Bugs... now thats when i drew the line they did not hire a crew they did it them selfs (to save money of course)... On the weekends you have Ode to dumpster stink and drunk driving seasonal racing around.. Quiet times are only enforced when someone complains... Like my NY friend said this is a family camp ground but that also means you have 4 individuals to oversee, patrol and keep up there majestic 40 acres... Hey take everything everyone here is saying with a grain of salt just be warned and make your own decisions.. as they will tell you ""this is a business we are not here to make friends"" I learned my lesson i am just glad i only stayed in the cabins once and tented the other...
5 out of 5
This is to ""more cons than pros""February 07, 2011 By RayGattus
I always say a campsite is what you want to put into it. You said it is mostly a seasonal campsite. Well, maybe you should have asked and spoken to the owners rather then just write what you did. The owners took over the campground about 11 years ago and have been working on it since trying to get the cabins open and cleaned up. The town is not giving them the permits to finish and open them at the time. They are thinking about taking some of them down and replacing them with more of a tenting and camping area. The steps that you mentioned by the boathouse do not have to be used to get to the beach. If you would have looked straight in front of you by the steps there is a WIDE path that you can walk down (very safely too) that leads to the beach, docks and fishing area. In fact, last year they added a ""hot dog truck"" ,selling snacks, soda, and bait for people down by the beach and fishing. I don't know what your talking about with the ""ping pong"" balls,,,maybe you just don't know how to play, but I've never had problems,, maybe you were trying to play ""beer pong"" instead of ping pong. I started tent camping there 10 years ago, from the tent I went to a pop-up and now,,,yes I am a seasonal camper there. I've been camping about 50 years now and camped in a lot if places. There's not a more friendlier group of people then campers and at PequotLedge Campground, they are all friendly,talkative and helpful. They have ""holiday"" weekend events for the kids and adults . They celebrate Halloween, Christmas, 4th of July,and more during the summer. They have flag day parades where the ""seasonal campers"" dress up their golf carts and parade around the sites. They have a sports field and the store for items needed in camping.The prices for anything there is reasonable. They even make breakfast,,,anything you want from egg sandwiches, pancakes, waffles to lunches and lunch specials. Free pancake breakfast for mom's on Mother's Day and the same for dad's on Fathers Day. If you need something they don't have there is a ""Walmart"" and ""Big Y"" down the road from the campsite. So I really don't see what you had to complain about,, and no,, I'm not related to the owners,,I'm just a camper who gives an honest opinion when it comes to people that deserve it. If you weren't satisfied with PequotLedge Campground maybe you should consider B&B's or hoteling it, because it sounds like camping is not for you!
2 out of 5
More Cons than prosJune 04, 2010 By tentcampers
This campground is mostly seasonal sites and cabins, we knew that before we made our reservation. We camped on Memorial Day weekend and they did have some scheduled activities. Tent camping is very hard in this campground because the ground is very hard and full of rocks. The plus is that every site has water, electricity, and sewer hookup. People were friendly. There is a “double standard” for seasonal campers compared to non-seasonal campers – seasonal campers seem to get more leeway with the “rules”. Quiet time was not observed or enforced. It was loud until 2 am. We don’t know where all the bathroom were but the ones we had access to were okay – not overly clean but not trashed. They had 1 toilet and 1 shower stall – coin operated. The lodge/rec hall was big with plenty of places to sit. It had games, a store, bathrooms, and small food counter in case you didn’t want to cook. The lodge/rec hall did have the owners kids/grandkids toys in there, you could play with some things but not others – that could lead to some upset or confusion if you have young kids. What bothered us more was that the owners “nickel and dime” you for everything. There is a ping pong table there but you have to pay for your own ball - the ball is so cheap it breaks on the first hit and you don’t get a replacement. The jukebox and pool tables didn’t work – they took your money but you couldn’t get a refund. The food counter prices seemed reasonable. The camp store is very expensive – and everything had a coating of dust on it. They do have a boat house, docks, and lake frontage on Gardner Lake. The lake frontage is walled and you have to go down steps to get into the water. The wall and steps are in various degrees of disrepair and can be hazardous. The swimming area is next to the fishing area. The lake bottom is all rocks. There are nice views of the lake from certain points in this campground, but they are marred by the disrepair of the roadways, walls, and cabins. We noticed that at least 5 cabins were is disrepair and unusable. This is a fairly big campground with mostly seasonal sights so we were surprised that so many things were falling apart. We felt this campground was geared toward the seasonal campers, because seasonal campers are more independent/self contained so they don’t need much, and young adults with no children, because of the events planned and the noise level. The cons definitely outweighed the pros – we won’t be going back