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Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park
Based on 217 traveler reviews
Quiet and dark.
Oct 18, 2014 by: Sojourner1986 from Belchertown, Massachusetts
We were only at this campground overnight. We don't travel with children, but we were put in a quiet and dark area away from the play areas. It might be different on a weekend in the summer, but we were very pleased with the service (love the escort to site) here. We camped on a Thursday in October. By the way, this is a campground, not a hotel.
Awful Experience & Rude Staff
Oct 16, 2014 by: Marylandtraveler2014 from Elkridge, Maryland
After 7+ years of great camping at Yogi Bear, this year was awful in so many ways! Under new ownership, and they apparently don't care at all about customer service or satisfaction. We booked a year in advance and paid in full so that we could select and lock in our cabins. We usually have a group of 5-7 families all renting cabins together. This year for the first time, not only did they raise our rates a month prior to our stay and told us we would be cancelled if we didn't pay the increase, but they also gave our cabin away the day before we checked in and moved us to another location. When we tried to talk to them to get an explanation, refund, anything, they were not willing to do anything for us. Also, don't think of needing to cancel. Their website says that within 7 days of your sty the cancellation policy is a 100% forfeiture of your DEPOSIT. When I asked about this, they quickly informed me that within 3 WEEKS of your stay you forfeit 100% of the entire amount you paid! I have never heard of a cancellation policy like this. Save yourself the $500+ you will spend to CAMP and go stay in a 5 star resort - at least you will treated like you just gave them over $500 for a 2 night stay. None of the 7 families we travel with will ever go back to a place that shows such utter disrespect for it's guests.
Great Place for Kids
Oct 16, 2014 by: Linda S from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
My Grand-kids had a blast......Something was going on all the time..... If you go to the Halloween Week-end take ALLOT! of candy. Looking at it from an adult view; We had Premium Site, our picnic table's bench had a hunk taken out of it. You would think paying that amount of money for a site, everything would be A+, felt the employees could have been a bit more congenial, and the showers need some better upkeep. That being said, I would return...
Oct 15, 2014 by: Karin M from Greencastle, Pennsylvania, United States
This is the second trip that we had to deal with EXTREMELY rude employees. Almost every encounter was presented with someone that could care less to be talking to us. We were standing around waiting for one of those people to help us and another family was complaining about the same thing. Think this is definitely our last trip.. we will travel two hours away to stay at another Yogi Bear!
6 day stay
Oct 15, 2014 by: Robert M from Elizabeth City
Overall the camp ground was nice but very few amenities were open during the week. Most things were only active Friday and Saturday. While in the area we visited historic sites and road the Rail Trail. The thing that surprised me was their cancellation policy - which they did notify me about. We reserved a site for 6 nights. The deposit became all six nights and absolutely no refund within 1 week of the reservation. Most places I have stayed take a max of two or three nights as the deposit. Knowing the uncertainties of road trips this makes sense. Taking the entire stay as a deposit, regardless of the length of stay, really surprised me. Their explanation was that this camp ground is really a resort and not a normal camp ground. If I were doing it again I would have made the reservation for 1 night and then taken my chances to extend it or moved. The WIFI was basically non existent - about the only way to get it to work was to sit under a WIFI antenna. Interesting the camp ground takes the approach that there is no excuse or recourse if you don't make it but if the WIFI (a listed amenity) is not functioning it is "we are sorry but we are working on the problem (for the entire week)."
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