Robin Hill RV Resort is located in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country in Lenhartsville, PA. It is the perfect destination for folks looking to get away for a trip to the country and relax in a beautiful farmland setting. I stayed at Robin Hill for the first time in September 2022 and was pleasantly surprised by the campground. As a change from my normal camping travel routine, I rented a cabin for my trip and can’t say enough positive things about the stay. I’ll cover more of this below.
Robin Hill Camping Resort is nestled between several working farms lined with rows of corn and quaint country roads. If you’re seeking a PA Dutch farmland experience, you can’t get any closer than this. In addition, this hilly campground provides some amazing scenic vistas of the surrounding area. When I settled into my cabin, I quickly transitioned to sitting outside, overlooking the pond, and felt my long ride’s stresses melt away. I couldn’t have asked for anything more.
The other important thing that’s worth mentioning about the campground is the staff. They were all extremely friendly and accommodating and made you feel at home. For example, before heading down, I had a last-minute request, and they went above and beyond to help me.
It’s also part of the Thousand Trails camping membership program if you have the Trails Collection add-on.
Robin Hill Camping Resort
149 Robin Hill Rd.
Lenhartsville, PA 19534
Robin Hill Camping Resort is situated in northeast Berks County, just a few miles off Interstate 78 and a stone’s throw away from the Lehigh Valley. There are many small county towns and villages surrounding the campground, but the largest town with shopping and Services is Hamburg, PA, about a 10-minute drive.
The location of Robin Hill is perfectly situated for folks traveling from major urban areas, including Philadelphia (1.5 hours). New York (2 hours), and Harrisburg (1 hour). The easiest way to get to the campground is to take the Lenhartsville Exit off I78. Head east on Old U.S. 22 for 2 miles and turn left on Little Round Top Road for about a mile until you reach Robin Hill Rd.
For those with big travel trailers and large rigs, be aware that the roads are narrow and winding as you get close to the campground, so take your time. The office is right off Robin hill road, which comes up quickly.
The campground is a perfect home base for exploring Pennsylvania’s Dutch County region (a one-of-a-kind location in the United States). You’re only about a 20-minute drive from Kutztown, PA, which has great restaurants, farm stands, and festivals. If you have kids, consider taking an hour’s drive to Hershey Park, which is an easy drive when taking I78. Crystal Cave is another popular tourist attraction, only a 15-minute drive from the campground. Finally, Hamburg, PA, has lots of shopping, especially for outdoor enthusiasts. Be sure to visit Cabela’s when you go.
Other Local Area Attractions
Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom (19 miles)
Crayola Factory (41 miles)
Ashland Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine (41 miles)
Knobel’s Amusement Resort (57 miles)
Pat Garret amphitheater (20 miles)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (10 miles)
Roadside America (16 miles)
The Robin Hill RV Camping Resort is broken into several sections and offers more than 270 sites. The largest camping area, geared towards RVs, is located on top of the hill, overlooking the rest of the campground. All of the sites in this loop offer a full hook-up. Off of Robin Hill Rd, there are three additional RV sections, although most of them are permanent residents (annual sites).
Along the lakeside road, there are partial hook-up RV sites (water and electricity). These sites are very scenic and quiet. Although there are no sewer hookups here, a dump station is available in the upper loop. The sites along the pond are also the location for most of the cabins or cottages. Sitting outside, overlooking the water, is one of the best features of this location.
One of the unique features of the campground, which I initially thought would be a deterrent, is the public road that divides the campground. However, the road is a small country road, and the only traffic seems to be from the campground itself. In fact, the quaintness of the old country road adds to the character of the campground.
While I usually have my RV with me when camping, this trip was a solo one on my motorcycle. I opted to try out a premier cottage for my stay, which was a great experience. The cottage was clean, spacious, and very enjoyable, offering all of the amenities of home. My favorite part was the screened rear porch overlooking the pond.
The cottage has heat, AC, and a full bathroom. The climate inside was perfect, and the bathroom was nice. My cottage had two bedrooms, a living room, a small kitchen, and an outside sitting area. There was plenty of room for a large family. If you’re planning to cook while staying there, you’ll be happy to know that the kitchen was fully furnished with cookware, cups, pots and pans, and a large refrigerator/freezer.
The beds were comfortable enough. However, be sure to pack sheets and blankets since they’re not supplied. However, I do believe you can rent them from the office.
While I stayed in a cottage, there were more rustic options available. The rustic cabin rentals don’t have a bathroom or kitchen, but there is a fire ring, portable toilets, a picnic table, and a grill outside.
Internet and Cell Phone Reception
Cell phone reception was good, although not perfect. I can only speak for ATT, but I had plenty of reception for calling, texting, and data. Inside the cottage, I had two bars. I did try out the wifi service, which costs $5.50/day or $22/week. It was more than fast enough for streaming shows or surfing the web. I probably would skip it next time since the cell reception was good enough.
The recreation barn is located across from the office and provides a nice place for kids to hang out. They have pool tables and arcade games to keep the kids busy for hours. The barn is actually an old barn- providing a fun experience for families.
The campground has a resident food truck stationed near the office. The menu is simple but has great options for everyone. I especially liked that they serve scrapple sandwiches for breakfast, a favorite PA Dutch food I seek out whenever I’m in the area. Lunch and Dinner options include burgers, hot dogs, cheesesteaks, wraps, fries, and other finger foods. The prices are reasonable and cheaper than driving to a restaurant for the same type of food.
Since it was a little chilly during my stay, I didn’t try out the pool. However, it was open in mid-September and looked clean and well maintained. There was a mushroom fountain that my daughter would have loved (she wasn’t with me). It looks like a perfect family pool, offering shallow areas for toddlers and a larger swimming area for bigger kids and adults.
The campground offers several different playground areas for the kids. The largest one is located on top of the hill, but your kids will have easy access to one regardless of where you’re camping. In addition, there is a large wooden boat that is perfect for imaginative kids.
Restrooms and Bathhouses
The bathhouses and restrooms were all clean and maintained. They’re older facilities, but they’re in good condition. The main bathhouse is located in the loop on top of the hill, but another one is near the pool.
There is a small laundry room available for campers to use. While it’s not extravagant, it will get the job done. Just be aware that if you’re planning to do weeks’ worth of laundry at a time, you may want to visit a nearby laundromat. However, the facilities are more than adequate if you have a load or two to do while camping. The machines will be less busy during the week, which may be the best time to schedule your wash.
Propane Tank Filling:
If you need propane while camping, you don’t have to travel outside the campground. If you need your tanks filled, simply call the office and get the propane filling schedule.
Weekend events and Live Entertainment
The campground had an oldies theme during my stay, offering a costume contest, paint party, kid games, arts and crafts, and a band in the evening. The campground prides itself on creating a family-friendly atmosphere and seems to offer activities each weekend. The band was located by the pavilion, so for most campers, you don’t need to worry about loud music.
The campground has a large pond available for fishing. During my visit, I saw quite a few people taking advantage of it and pulling out some small fish. The pond is very accessible, with a mowed lawn surrounding it (a perfect picnic area). It’s a great place to take your kids fishing for the afternoon.
Pets are permitted at the campground, but they must be leashed and picked up after.
Rules and Regulations
Check-in and Check-out
- RV check-in: 3 PM
- RV check-out: 1 PM
- Rental check-in: 3 PM
- Rental check-out: 12 PM
There is an early check-in check-out option for $3/hr.
Cancellations & Refunds
RV campsites can get a full refund for cancellations up to 2 days before your arrival date for daily and weekly reservations. No refunds will be issued for early check-out. Rental accommodations can get a full refund for cancellations seven days before your arrival date for daily and weekly reservations. For cancellations received less than the required notice period before arrival, your deposit will be forfeited up to one night’s rack rate.
Pets are allowed for an extra charge. The Pet fee is $25 per day/pet (for vacation rentals that allow pets).
Overall, I found the Robin Hill Camping Resort delightful. It provided me with a relaxing camping weekend. It’s now one of my favorite campgrounds. While it’s not a luxury resort with paved RV sites, restaurants, or 5-star entertainment, it offers exactly what I love about camping. It’s peaceful and clean, and the staff is more than friendly and accommodating. It is a wonderful family campground with many fun activities for everyone and situated in a great location for exploring the many popular attractions of the region. I absolutely love the Berks County, PA Dutch towns, and this campground is an extension of the quaintness you find in them. While this was my first time staying here, I will definitely be back for a longer stay. If you’re looking for an unforgettable family vacation experience, you absolutely can’t go wrong with the Robin Hill Camping Resort.