Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Giveaway: Family Getaway at Jellystone Park Kozy Rest


This past weekend will probably go on record as one our favorite family memories! We were invited for a weekend stay at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest. "Glamping" is my favorite. When you can combine a cozy cabin (with it's own bathroom and kitchen) + the amazing, relaxed feel of a campground, you have the best of the best! Kozy Rest has a variety of cabins, yurts and camp sites available for rent to perfectly fit the needs for your family. And it's only a little over an hour from Pittsburgh so you can have the feeling of getting away without spending a lot of time in the car!


Our family cabin had a bedroom with two sets of bunk beds + a loft that slept more! Cozy Rest is family-owned and one of the first details you will notice during your stay is how attentive the staff is to all those who are their guests. From checking you into your cabin, helping you back up your camper or simply being available to answer any questions, everyone is extremely helpful and attentive! There is definitely good reason why Kozy Rest has been ranked #1 in the country out of 16,000 campgrounds in recent years. Free wifi is also included, but since you're in the middle of the woods, it's pretty limited. Plan to UNPLUG during your stay which will add to the relaxation factor!


Our cabin also included dishes, a full refrigerator, stove top (no oven), coffeepot, toaster, a grill, firepit and outdoor furniture which was a big help! Some amenities vary by cabin size. You'll want to bring your own bedding, pillows, towels and hand soap. Some cabins allow pets, others are pet-free. 


And definitely alllll the ingredients for these nomnoms. :)  


The myriad of activities to do with your family at the campground is amazing! The pool, playground and hiking trails are all free for everyone. 



For $15 per kid / $7 per adult, you can get wristbands that allow you unlimited access to trail bikes, mini golf and the jump pads (for up to 7 days). Totally worth it as we enjoyed all these activities immensely during our stay!

Seriously, every campground should have these bikes. My kids spent hours on them over the days we were there! You're allowed to sign them out for 1/2 hour at a time and will need a $5 deposit that you will get returned each time you check it back in. They have bike helmets for you to use, but I also suggest bringing your own bike helmets from home if you have them. 

They have quad, double + single bikes so all the family can enjoy the fun! And hey, if like me, you're always looking for ways to sneak in some fun exercise, this is the perfect activity! 'Cuz rolling those quads are no joke. :)  




An 18-hole mini-golf course, included in the wristbands, means you don't have to worry if your kids only want to play a couple of holes before they're ready to move to the next activity. 


My kids loved the jump pads as well! They're surrounded by sand (and require socks) which is also a fun play space for little ones.



Some of the other free amenities they offer on the weekends are fire truck rides, train rides and wagon rides. How fun are these vehicles? My kids loved them! 




Every weekend this summer will have a different theme such as Chocolate Fun, Wizarding Weekend, Christmas in July, Western Weekend, Water Fun + more! Go here to see their full schedule. Our weekend was Carnival Games and part of the fun included a foam fest with their bubble machine. My kids loved it so much!




Ever have the desire to spend some family time in a YURT? 
This Pacific Yurt features two sets of combo double/single bunk beds for six campers. Includes a table & chairs, small refrigerator, and a microwave. For your enjoyment, a charcoal grill, picnic table, and fire-ring are provided right outside. All you need to bring is eating and cooking utensils, water, bedding, pillows, towels, & toiletries. Six people max. Restrooms & showers nearby. No smoking inside yurt. Pets are not permitted inside or on yurt site. No tents can be added.

How quaint is that?!


You would think that One Direction appeared to a group of tweens when these celebrities arrived! :) You might find them stopping by your cabin or holding dance parties and you can even arrange for them to come read a bedtime story to your kiddos!


And if the rain happens to appear during your stay, as it did for us, you'll be grateful for a little arcade fun! Have you ever been on vacation and have a need for something only to find it's double or triple the price of a regular store? One of the things my husband and I greatly appreciated about items for purchase at the camp store is that they weren't price gouging you for anything. My son spiked a fever while we were there and I was able to get him some ibuprofen for the same cost as Walmart. Arcade games? As cheap as 25 cents! Ice cream, ice and other camp store items were also normally priced. So thank you, Cozy Rest Campground!


Are you ready to plan your family adventure yet??? Cabins will fill up quickly this summer, especially on the weekends, so book now for this fun family getaway! 

GIVEAWAY: 

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Campground at Kozy Rest has generously offered to give away a FREE night stay in a cabin to one lucky family (up to 7 people). 

Free night stay on a week night (S-TH), you may also purchase additional nights. If you prefer to stay on a weekend (Friday or Saturday) you will be required to purchase an additional night for their required 2 night stays on the weekend. 

OR

If you prefer tent camping, you can choose to win a camping spot for two free nights. 

Not available to redeem on holiday weekends. 
Must be redeemed by September, 2016. 

Enter at link below, good luck!



Thank you, Kozy Rest Campground, for providing our family with such a great getaway! 

I was provided a free stay in exchange for my review. All opinions remain my own as I don't endorse venues that I don't love!

For your first entry, leave a comment on the blog post below on what activity would your family most enjoy at Jellystone Campground at Kozy Rest?  

50 comments:

Toni said...

We have a large family who would absolutely love to go here! My two stepsons have never been camping,and this looks like the perfect family get away!

Cheyenne said...

Honestly I do not know if they would have 1 favorite! Most likely the pool with how hot it has been but the arcade may be right behind in second!

Nicole said...

We have never been camping as a family and would love to take our boys!

Susan Morgan said...

My kind of camping! My girls would love it!

Jessi said...

Looks like so much fun! :)

Lindsay h said...

Id love to go!! My boys would love it!

Megan Wischmann said...

This looks like so much fun with kids!

Amy said...

those jumping pads would probably be a hit....as would those bikes....it all looks fun.

James said...

This would be so cool!

James said...

Do we get an extra entry if we point out that their website calls it Kozy Rest? ;-)

Amanda said...

The jump pads would be much loved BUT it looks like all the activities would be a blast!!

jhoselyn mendez said...

The activity my family would enjoy the most would be hiking, but mostly just being able to get away to such a great place. Thanks for the giveaway!

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

We would love the swimming and biking!

Nikki @ Saving For A Rainy Day said...

We were here for a birthday last month but it was a high of 50°. We'd love to experience it in the sunshine :)

L. Baldwin said...

S would love the pool, E would love the jump pad or playground, I would live having all the activities in one location!

missy kohser said...

My kids would love the big bounce mat! I could see that being endless hours of fun! This looks like a blast :) thanks for sharing all the fun things you all do!

xqueenofcupcakesx said...

I think my daughter would enjoy the jumping pads or mini golf the most! She absolutely loves that kind of stuff! Thanks for the chance!

Alesia Ivey said...

My babies would absolutely love this. With us falling on really tough times financially we just broke it to them that we are unable to do much this summer so with my daughters B-Day tomorrow it kind of saddens me even more. We are a blended family and received full custody of my stepdaughter a year ago, since then we haven't been able to do alot of family activities so just getting away for a day and doing any of this would be amazing for our 4 children. None have even been camping and the quads look like a really fun time for us all. Just a day away as a family would be amazing and a blessing!

Amanda said...

Th bikes look like fun!..as does the jump pad and other activities :)

Ministry Purpose said...

We would love this! Especially the bikes!

Sarah said...

Wow, looks amazing! So glad you had such a wonderful time together! My kids would love it all, but especially the jump pads and bikes! :)

Katie Whittington said...

I am not a camper but my kids always ask to go. I think I could go "glamping" They would love the jump pads

Hannah Richards said...

Sounds like alot of fun!

Lyndsey said...

This looks so fun! We'd love to check it out sometime!

Aimee said...

We love yogi bear park!

Danielle Rutter said...

We love camping! That's the thing we enjoy the most. Being outside for several days! We've stayed at several different Jellystone campgrounds and they are always excellent!

Steph said...

I think this is the perfect mix of camping and kid fun for families with little kids like us! I think my little ones would love the jump pad so much while my husband and I would be completely content sitting around a campfire.

christi h. said...

I think all of us would enjoy having rainy day activities! I know that my son would most enjoy the arcade, while my daughter would most enjoy the jump pads, definitely!

Erin said...

My kids would love the camping experience and I would love that it would not need to be in a tent! The pool would be another highlight.

Ro-Mashka said...

we would love this! thanks!

Hazel Fisher said...

Always looking for new places to go with the family! Thank you Pgh Momtourage:)

Allison Spinneweber said...

My kids would live the bikes!!!

Danielle Marie said...

We would like swimming the most!

Alicia Matthews said...

My kids would love this! We love camping!

Tara said...

We have been wanting to go camping someplace other than our basement! Hahaha

Amy Haldeman said...

This was totally a place that we wanted to go this weekend, but cabins were booked -- love all the kids activities & think it'd be super fun to stay here!

Kim cail said...

I think it would be hard to pick a favorite activity!! It all looks like tons of fun. We love camping and would love to go here. Their activity schedule looks awesome as well. The swimming, mini golf and smores making are some of our favorites!!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great time!

trista mj said...

We would enjoy the hiking trails and spending time together. tristamj at hotmail dot com

Kristen Maher said...

My kiddos would love this and it would be a great family experience since we've never been camping!! Looks like a lot of fun!

Stacey Y said...

My daughter's favorite activity would probably be the train ride.

Amy Myers said...

This looks like so much fun!

Deadra said...

We went camping with the kids for the first time this past week and they loved it! We plan to go again soon...and would be great to try "glamping"! : )

Anecia said...

Chocolate water slides sound yummy!

Anonymous said...

Everything here would be awesome to experience!

Ann M said...


We've been wanting to go here for two years! Would love to try the cabin. We love hiking, campfires and the kids activities sound great.

kim said...

would live to try everything they offer. I love glamping!

Jlagrosse said...

My kids would love those bikes!!!

Erika Schaltenbrand said...

What a wonderful gift to give! My family and I would love this! Thank you did all that you do and give!

Danielle Heilmann said...

My kids would love this. This might be a place my teen and his 3 yr old sister wild enjoy together!!!