November 26, 2007 – www.yahoo.com - 5 out of 5 stars - CS – Darlington, SC
"Nice friendly campsite: stayed at campsite November 21st to nov 25th, 2007 and pulled a 37' fifth wheel. Our site was very easy to pull into. We also rented a cottage-journeyman and it was exceptionally clean and accommodating. It was larger than we expected and included full size appliances. Campground is a smaller campground with a cozy atmosphere. Personnel at office were friendly and helpful. Campsite is very close to major attractions and many restaurants. Camp store was well stocked. Train does run alongside campsite but was not annoying and past through quickly. Did not hear train at night. Even though we pulled in thanksgiving day, we had no problems checking in or getting settled. We definitely would stay here again. Read other reviews but stayed anyway and were glad we did. Will definitely stay here again."
October 2007 - www.campgroundreport.com - 4 out of 5 campfires – Jeanne
Stay Again? YES
I enjoyed my 4 nights at Anvil. Maybe if you're looking to BBQ and sit around, there are better choices. But my trip included biking, and being on the bus stop was GREAT because bus has a bike rack. Also, Waller Mill Park is across the street and it has a fenced dog park ~1 mi from Anvil (bring your dog's rabies certificate). My site was small-ish but very level. Nice showers; cute park; plenty of washers & dryers. The trains are loud but quickly pass; since I used my A/C I hardly noticed them. Staff was great.
July 27, 2007 – www.yahoo.com - 5 out of 5 stars - Rita – USA
"Love Those Trains!: This campground is extremely clean, convenient to all the tourist sites and the trains are an added plus for the rail fan. In addition the city shuttle will take you to any of the sites you want to see. Free WI-FI, no litter, a beautiful spotless pool and clean restrooms too. Additionally, there wasn't a mosquito in sight but we had a campfire anyway. As seasoned campers we've seen campgrounds that are terrible. This isn't one of them. Certainly there are trains passing directly beside the campground but they're fast and gone quickly -- unfortunately they pass too quickly to get a decent picture. We'd definitely stay there again."
July 2007 - www.campgroundreport.com -5 out of 5 campfires – Christine H.
Stay Again? YES
This campground is small but has all the amenities you will need. Free Internet in the office, free coffee, bus line stop to anywhere in Williamsburg, groceries, and more. Very friendly service. I thoroughly enjoyed myself at this campground.
June 28, 2007 – www.yahoo.com - 4 out of 5 stars - Yahoo User
"Don't obsess about the trains: We booked a site here for Memorial Day weekend 2007, with serious misgivings because of all the bad marks given here. We took the chance because of the location. I'm happy to say our stay at Anvil was very pleasant. We got in late, around 11:00 p.m., and although the office was closed, our site number was clearly posted on a whiteboard by the door.
Daylight revealed a bright, pleasant campground. The tent sites had plenty of grass. The restrooms and pool were in pretty good shape. The staff we dealt with were sociable and pleasant.
We chose this campground so we could bike to Colonial Williamsburg. My 11-year-old daughter can't do much distance yet, but this was easily within her capability, and the road Anvil is on linked up with low-speed streets to get us into town...
Yes, there are trains, and they are pretty frequent -- more than twice a day. But the three of us slept through them at night, and during the day, they passed quickly.
Anvil Campground is excellent for what it is, a close-in campground near a major tourist attraction. If you want a real outdoor experience, or if you have trouble falling asleep after a train goes by, you don't want to stay here. But if you want to see Colonial Williamsburg, and especially if you want to be able to bike in quickly, it's a fine place. We will likely stay there the next time we go to Williamsburg."