Sned-Acres Family Campground

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6590 Cayuga Lake Rd.
Ovid, NY 14521
607-869-9787
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GPS: 42.7029, -76.751

Last Price Paid: $24
Monthly Rate: Yes
Number of Sites: 85
Elevation: 416 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
Nightly rate: $24
Days stayed: 10
Site Number: 11
“Great customer service, not so great site spacing”

Reviewed Dec 17, 2017

Overall Rating

There are two different sections of this campground, a large, mostly seasonal section and then a smaller transient section. The transient sites are all parallel and built on a hill. There is some space between the campers, but no trees or other vegetation to create a sense of privacy. You're pretty much looking at your neighbor's rig. What was frustrating to us was, during our visit, there were very few RVs in the short term section. Yet, for unknown reasons, the owners kept placing people in the spots at the top of the hill, and the bottom of the hill, while leaving all the center spots open. Had they placed people in every other spot, everyone would have had more space and more privacy. As we were pulling out our last day, someone was already waiting to pull into our spot, sandwiched between two other rigs, while 6 or 7 spaces sat vacant in the middle of the campground. Maybe there was a reason for this, maybe there was not. We just found it frustrating.

Additionally, our site quality was not great. We had to use levelers on the front wheels to get level and the sewer hookup was placed in such a way that we had to use our extender hose to reach the drain and the hose was going uphill. This required us to use levelers and wood blocks to get our sewer hose lined up with the drain. The sites could easily be leveled because they are gravel, but I'm not sure about the other issues. Big rig access was fine with wide roads and easy turns.

The campground is located in Ovid, New York which is on western side of Cayuga Lake. You can actually walk to a couple wineries right from the campground, and numerous others are within a short drive. Watkins Glen State Park is about a 30 minute drive, as is the town of Seneca Falls. Ithaca, New York is south of Ovid, also about 30 minutes away.

Customer service is where this campground shines and what makes it hard to leave a critical review. The owners could not have been nicer or more welcoming. They present each guest with a loaf of Amish "friendship bread," which is a type of cake, at check-in and they really go out of their way to provide helpful information. Whenever we saw them during our stay they always stopped to ask us how we were doing and offer advice about where to go and what to see.. They are simply lovely people.

We wanted to love this place because the owners were so incredibly friendly, however, it was hard to look by the fact they consistently placed rigs on top of each other rather than spacing people out, and the site we had was unlevel with utilities placed in such a way that our waste water was constantly fighting gravity. Additionally, while the location was "central" between the lakes, it was also a good 30 minute drive to many of the the things we wanted to see and do. Unfortunately, it all became a bit exhausting after a while. On the flip side, with our Passport America discount, it was a cheap place to stay and a good value for what it was.

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


95 reviews
Nightly rate: $31
Days stayed: 21
Site Number: 108

Emie would stay here again

“Great location near area wineries, distilleries, breweries, hikes and waterfalls”

Reviewed Jun 22, 2017

Overall Rating

Very friendly and accommodating owners and staff. They are welcoming and offer you some friendship bread when you check in. This is is a big campground with lots of empty green space. If you stand in the right spot, you can catch glimpses of Lake Cayuga. They have a small pool that was closed when we were visiting. It is in the country and very quiet. While we were there, we saw mostly adults and few children. The seasonal/long term sites are near/under the trees. The short term sites out in the open, slightly tiered, very unlevel, narrow, and gravel. We had to park our car sideways to fit but most others seemed to have enough room for their RV and car. Electric worked fine but the water pressure could be really low at times. Directv satellite worked great and Verizon had 4g and 3bars. The WII FI worked well or not at all. There are lots of farms in the area. Many are run by Mennonites or Amish. We were lucky to be there during strawberry season, and they were delicious! Ithaca has a huge farmer's market at various times during the week. We weren't there for the main growing season but I imagine it is quite full of produce in the late summer. There are also plenty of roadside stands selling eggs, honey, and produce. One disappointment was the lack of any fresh fish to buy – there are lakes why aren't there fish?? There are wineries, breweries and distilleries. We enjoyed the hiking and waterfalls in the area. It is amazing how many waterfalls that are in the Finger Lakes!

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
Connectivity:
  • wifi: yes
Recreation:
  • playground
  • swimming pool: onsite
Site Amenities:
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • laundry
  • rv storage
  • swimming pool: onsite
Discount Clubs:
  • Passport America
Pets:
  • pets

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