Southern Comfort Homestyle Cooking: We enjoyed our lunch at Golden Ranch, trying southern delights such as catfish, hush puppies, sweet tea and lemon pie. Pam our server was really friendly and attentive. She took the kids to the dessert fridge to point out all the kinds of cake and pie. The deep booths make the large open space feel private and cosy. A highly recommended stop for lunch in Selma even though its on a outskirts of town. Note if paying by credit card: they initially charge 120% as a pending charge but after 24-48 hours it reverts back to the original amount on your receipt.
Value for money overnight accommodation: Zach at the front counter was very enthusiastic and friendly. We checked in late and it went smoothly. The free breakfast was great, lots of variety. We had a generous double room with a fold out sofa. Our only suggestion is to include gluten free and fair free options at breakfast, eg gluten free bagels and soy or almond milk.
Still enjoyable for free: It was a windy freezing cold Sunday and we only had the afternoon to explore Colonial Williamsburg. We still enjoyed our time without entering the buildings: walking the streets, soaking up the history and catching the buildings in ‘golden hour’. It’s a quiet, pretty historic town, the planning is reminiscent of the Mall in Washington DC. Highly recommend Kilwins Chocolates and Ice Cream for fudge and hot chocolate.
Birthplace of America: We enjoyed our afternoon at Jamestown Settlement despite the cold, especially the guided tour of the outdoor exhibits: Powhatan village, ships and replica fort. Because it was winter the tour was mandatory but well worth it if it’s not. The specialist guides for each section were dressed in period costume which added to the experience. Our kids enjoyed exploring the ship and the live muscat firing demonstration.
Live Oaks and Spanish Moss: We enjoyed staying at this campground amongst the tall Live Oaks adorned with Spanish Moss. The staff were helpful with local information and even escorted us to our site and helped us pull through. The bathrooms were newly renovated and there was a large laundry. The park is 30 minutes from Savannah but there’s nothing of much quality any closer to the historic district. The kids really enjoyed the playground which was centrally located.
Expensive, dirty, not family friendly but we had no alternative.
It was convenient for our needs in an emergency and had last minute availability.
The room floor was dirty, hairs in the bathroom, the breakfast hours weren’t advertised and were too early. The room opened directly to outdoors on the main highway. It was advertised as a hotel but should be advertised as a motel.
Bush Setting: We chose this RV park for the bush setting so we didn’t mind that it was 20-30 mins drive to the plantations and Charleston. Unfortunately due to the rainy weather, parts of our site were covered in standing water and got very muddy. That said this was a nice campground; good wifi, the bathrooms were clean and well heated, the laundry facilities were good (albeit the change machine was out of order) and the kids enjoyed the play ground, especially when the sun was shining.
Quiet Waterway Setting: We intended to stay here overnight, but extended for another night. All sites are pull through and the camp ground is set on a picturesque waterway. We arrived at night and the friendly night watchman helped us to our site. The park offers cheap propane and is also close to other amenities such as groceries, drug store and diesel. We are glad we summerized the RV at this stop - the bathroom facilities although warm were ‘rent-a-loo’ in style.
Friendly Hosts: This was a great little park to make our base to visit the Historic Triangle, it’s definitely central to Williamsburg and surrounds. The 3rd generation owner Raymond and his team are so welcoming and friendly, happy to chat and provide information. The free coffee in the morning was a nice touch. We were still winterized so we made full use of the bathroom facilities; all clean, warm with nice hot water. Only quirk is that a freight train runs along the park a few times a day/night.
Good Overnighter: We are first time RVers and this was our first stop on our way to Florida. We arrived at night after crossing the mountains. Bonnie the camp host was really helpful to check us in and assisted us to back our 5th Wheel into the roomy site. We are dry camping so we made use of the bathroom facilities which were clean and warm.