We are not campers, so we didn't know what to expect. We stayed in the Deluxe Cabin which appeared to be small from the outside, but was just the right size with room for all 4 of us. We have a 19 year old, a 9 year old and of course the 2 adults. They do a great job with Yogi & Boo Boo - they are out and about all the time and are so friendly and fun. In fact, we were there only 5 minutes and we ran into Boo Boo. They gave us quite a few laughs! Yogi came to our campfire and wanted to share our dinner. Our little guy got quite a kick out of this. Another day we were playing wiffle ball and Yogi joined in the fun. We were there on Wet N Wild weekend. What an absolute blast!!! They do a great job with this and we TOTALLY enjoyed it!! In fact, we couldn't wait for Round 2 to start later in the day - the campers vs. the staff twice a day! We would come back just for this. But we will be better prepared to take on the staff next time!
Cooperstown is close by and the reason we chose this location. It is a beautiful town and we really enjoyed it.
Most of the staff was very friendly, some were just quiet and seemed uninterested and may even have been a little short with the guests/bordering on rude. But I would say the majority were positive encounters with the staff. Especially Kate at the front desk - she is just a lovely lady! I read a review about "Ranger Danger" - that is too funny! He is such a nice man and is really just looking out for the safety of the many kids running around. Good job! Keep it up.
The negative things: they really need to do some renovating. The mini golf course, while we thoroughly enjoyed our time together needs some work. The lake is VERY dirty and probably should be dredged. There is so much grass in it, that the paddle boats were not available for use and you could see why. They need to come up with more events to do as a family versus activities for just the younger children. We loved canoing, fishing and using the paddle cars but there is only so much of that you can do.
Overall, our entire family enjoyed ourselves and would probably go back again with other kids for the boys to spend time with. Two boys with that age gap don't always enjoy the same things.
If you decide to go, remember you are camping and you are there to enjoy your time with your family and simple pleasures - make the most out of the no frills simple fun!!!!!
- Also Known As:
- Jellystone Park Hotel Cooperstown