Can’t decide if you want to spend your next getaway vacation at a resort or a campground? Looking for a destination where you can experience the great outdoors while not giving up some of the luxuries and convenience of home? The Resort at Massey’s Landing, Delaware’s own luxury beachfront campground, might be the answer.
At Massey’s Landing you can partake in outdoor activities like biking, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and golf while still enjoying luxuries like indoor plumbing, great meals, and tents with actual beds. Other exclusive services at Massey’s Landing include a private beach, RV storage and valet, pet walking services, luxury bathhouses, and shuttle service to pretty much any local attraction that catches your fancy.
Massey’s Landing is Delaware Camping at its Most Luxurious
Camping here might not be your standard tent-pitching-on-the-sand beach camping experience, but you’ll find you won’t miss it much. The Resort at Massey’s Landing has hundreds of spacious RV and tent sites, as well as beachfront cottages and, if you want to go all out, luxurious safari tent camping with four-poster beds, rugs, and couches.
There are both pull though and back in RV sites with full hookups or just electric and water. Cottages are available beachside, lagoon side, or interior. If bringing your furry family members along, be sure to book a pet-friendly one.
7 Things Campers Should Know about The Resort at Massey’s Landing
Massey’s Landing offers luxury like no other in Delaware. Here are seven reasons to put it at the top of your outdoor getaway list.
1. You Might Forget you’re in Delaware
You can spend the entire day on the private beach under an umbrella at Massey’s Landing, sipping cocktails, sunbathing, and letting your troubles drift away with the sea. Back at the pool, you can swim right up to the tiki bar for even more drinks with colorful umbrellas sticking out of them. You might even begin to think you’re at some southern tropical resort, not in the state of Delaware.
“Couldn’t tell we were in the states at all. Looks like Mexico with all of their beach activities.” —The Dyrt camper Katrina D.
2. The Amenities Could be Better than Home
The sparkling clean bathhouses at Massey’s Landing have all the comforts of home, including A/C, heat, Wi-Fi, and washers and dryers. Camping cottages have all the conveniences of home, including proper, indoor, bathrooms and kitchens. They’re a great choice for those who like some luxury with their nature.
The furnished Safari Tent sites have fire rings and picnic tables, as well as electric and water hook ups upon request. RV sites feature a stone pad, parking space, a charcoal grill, and a complete host of hook-ups (electric, water, cable, and internet).
Massey’s Landing offers more luxury than just what you see indoors, however. Nightly live music, full-service bars and hangout tents allow campers to further their decent into the island life, without having to leave the state of Delaware.
3. Sit on the Dock of the (Chesapeake) Bay
Just like an Otis Redding song….
Right outside Massey’s Landing campground, there’s a public boat launch into the bay, the perfect place to sit and watch the boats come and go from morning until evening time.
You can launch your own boat into the bay here, or there are also about a dozen local charter fishing boat companies in the area with boat rentals. You can stock up on your fishing supplies at the local bait & tackle shops. Just like a concierge at a five-star hotel, the staff at Massey’s Landing can help you organize the perfect fishing expedition if you need guidance or assistance.
Within the resort, water lovers can fish, canoe, or kayak on the two miles of private waterfront. Experienced guests can venture out into the bay. Paddle boards, canoes, and kayaks can be rented at the resort or at nearby Delmarva Board Sport Adventures. Crabbing and clamming can also be done at the campground.
“…a neat place to sit on the docks and watch the boats or fish.” —The Dyrt camper Mike J.
4. Massey’s Landing offers High-Tech Comforts
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Massey’s Landing provides high tech RDIF wristbands that you can load money onto. This way, you’re able to pay for all the drinks and food you want while not having to worry about putting your wallet down somewhere and forgetting it.
The RDIF wristbands also work in the onsite store, The Market Place. Here, guests can buy everything from sunscreen to souvenirs, firewood to apparel, hygiene products to RV repair items, and most everything in between.
The high tech showers at Massey’s Landing are the push button kind (no dials), which are very easy and efficient to use, unless, maybe, if you have small children.
“The only thing we didn’t like were the showers. Push button showers with two small children are not fun at all.” –The Dyrt camper Amy S.
5. You’ll Never Go Hungry
Don’t worry about lighting up that campfire for anything other than s’mores. As well as the Market Place, Massey’s Landing has a couple on-site restaurants.
The Paradise Landing Tiki Bar serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between. The pizzas are made from scratch and resident chef, Andrea, regularly creates new daily specials. Burgers, hotdogs, salads, tacos, and more can be found on the menu.
Happy Jack’s Café is a café and creamery serving coffee, pastries, bagels, ice cream, and milkshakes. Happy Jack’s opens early and closes after dark. It’s a great place to enjoy a traditional ice cream sundae during a hot afternoon.
6. Rehoboth Beach is just a Shuttle Away
Popular Rehoboth Beach is right nearby Massey’s Landing. The parking lot can be packed in the summer months though so take advantage of the free shuttle service offered by Massey’s. Leave the stress of finding a parking spot back in your cabin, or better yet, all the way back home, as Massey’s Landing has valet and parking for your RV too.
“They offer a shuttle to Rehobeth Beach which is a great idea because the parking at the beach is limited.” —The Dyrt camper Mike J.
7. The Pools are First-Rate
Massey’s Landing strives to “create an atmosphere that’s family friendly and fun for all ages.” The pools are one place where they definitely achieve this goal.
There’s an adults-only section, a swim up bar for guests over 21, and an exclusive area just for kids. The Jackspot Pool Bar, separated from the main pool, serves beer and cocktails. You can swim right up to the bar, hop on a stool, and enjoy your favorite drink.
One of the best times to swim is under a starlit sky on a balmy summer’s night. With night swimming possible in their pool, Massey’s Landing has that covered too.
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