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Old 06-26-2015, 10:25 AM   #21
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I have never stayed in BFE. Is that in the East or West. Please elaborate


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Old 06-26-2015, 10:40 AM   #22
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When traveling to and from a "designated" weekly/monthly getaway/stay action we often use KOA. Mostly because they are on the route we traveling and because most have a dog park. We've found the majority to be friendly and clean with level sites. Yes, some are very tight, Delaware Gap KOA is one of those; while Petaluma California KOA has almost spacious sites and is exceedingly well run and clean. We spend a week every summer at the West Chester KOA in PA so we can host our grand kids and still be close to their home(just in case). KOAs can be pricey, but with a KOA membership, the more often you visit the more reward points you collect. Reward points = free nights at KOA.

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Old 06-26-2015, 10:41 AM   #23
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The thing I don't like about KOA's, is that if you have kids, the cost gets out of sight! The last one I even looked at, wanted $10 a night extra for each kid, on top of the already exaggerated price. We may travel with 4 kids, and to pay over $100 a night in the middle of BFE, is just insane.
I never understood why a family oriented business operating in a family oriented industry would charge extra for bringing your family!!


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Old 06-26-2015, 10:41 AM   #24
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IMO, We stayed at several Private CG, 1 Yogi and several KOA's and I prefer the KOA's hands down. However, the only issue we run into in some of the KOA's is the site size. There are some sites that are small but some have larger ones as well. We never had an issue getting ours on the site, with all slides out. We have run into issues in the private ones just getting leveled, let alone getting all 3 slides out. In our experiences the KOA's are clean, the folks are friendly and there's activities to do for the kids or the entire fam.

NOTE: we've been to the KOA's in CT and VA Beach, we're going to the on in Copake new york on the 4th, I'll report back and we're going to the Williamsburg KOA in a few weeks as well
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Old 06-26-2015, 10:52 AM   #25
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I've stayed at a few different KOAs in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan and have never heard of charging extra for kids. Ditto with the many Jellystones I've stayed at. For the most part, I've always had good experiences with both of them and typically sought them out when looking for a place to stay.

There is one KOA near us that we've never been to and probably never will because they don't allow rottweilers.
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Old 06-26-2015, 11:09 AM   #26
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I was just at the best KOA ever. It was Luray Virginia. I was in a pull through that was along side of the open area, they had a wood pizza oven, ping pong and volley ball all set up in this field that could fit 2 football fields in. They could have put TT spots for atleast 75 trailers, but choose not to do that. They just finished a new pool and have a smaller pool next to it. They had a dog run with obstacles for your pet to use. It was also spot less 100' between spots. The Luray Caverns are 5 miles away and New Market is 14 miles. Big civil war museum. If your ever up in Northern Virginia, and the Shenandoah Valley, that is a must stay..Also got a free night for joining KOA at that CG....
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Old 06-26-2015, 09:43 PM   #27
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Ok we drove about 450 miles and wouldn't you know it the only thing on our route was a KOA in Albuquerque. This one was very nice and $30 cheaper than the one we stayed at last night! Spaces are bigger and well manicured. The owner came up 5 min after we got in and checked on us and invited us to a movie tonight and breakfast in the morning. I wish there was some way to differentiate the different ones. The KOA website is nice to reserve though...
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Old 06-26-2015, 09:51 PM   #28
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Just on the west side of Albuquerque is American Rv park on interstate 40. We've stayed there a couple of times and like it.
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Old 06-26-2015, 10:13 PM   #29
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KOA & Yogis were a great place to stay 20 years ago. Problem is owners suck all the money out of them and then sell, new owner trys to do the same, don't have enough money to update them and sell again; it's a downhill spiral that they can't break. No way are they worth what modern well layed out resorts are charging. Most in La. & MS. are becoming 'trailer parks'.
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Old 06-27-2015, 03:38 PM   #30
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There is one KOA near us that we've never been to and probably never will because they don't allow rottweilers.
We wouldn't go there either, and we don't have a Rottweiler. Just don't care for that kind of mindset. Now pittbulls are another matter... 😉

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