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“never again” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Odetah Camping Resort

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38 Bozrah St Ext, Bozrah, CT 06334   |  
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“never again”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012 via mobile

Horrible location with non-existent activities run by a rude staff next to a loud highway. Manager was no help and didn't seem to care.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

First I want to say, they need to update their site. There are no activities for children. They are so cheap you have to pay extra for each child to stay, meanwhile you have to pay to do any activities. It was clean, but other than that, I am disgusted with the place. We rented a cabin, and there was a sqeeking noise, so I went down to get help. It was definately a mouse. It sounded like it could have been inside the cabin. I had to go back 3 times to finally get help. The manager was rude and said, it is not his problem, it is something you should expect when you go camping. Horrible experience. I can continue but all I can say is YES it was a mouse. We left that night. Worst experience ever!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Milford
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19 hotel reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

I just returned from a weekend at Odetah. It's so beautiful. I camp in a 17' travel trailer and had full hook-ups. I stayed in sight 43(I always stay in this section.) Most of the roads are paved. The campground is spread out on a hill with a beautiful lake at the bottom. Even though it seemed very full, there are so many things to do that the campground doesn't get too crowded in any one area. I love the online reservation system too!There's a nice store, a decent restaurant, very friendly people at check in and at the store. It's close to other stores and restaurants, casinos, beaches, malls etc. if that's what you're looking for. I like that it's well manicured, the people are friendly, bathrooms clean, they have garbage pick up each night, ice cream, and the beautiful lake. The one downfall is that it's close to the highway and you might hear the cars all night if you're in a tent. In addition, you are not allowed to walk your dogs around...but they do have a dog park. And if you're in the section that I mentioned, I've seen people walk their dogs to the dog park and no one bothers them. You should always be a responsible dog owner anyways so respect the park!
I would also like to add that i took my friend there for the first time. Her response to her non-camping friends was this, "this place is spotless. It's clean and pretty. It would be great for families." And this is from a beginner camper who has only seen two other campgrounds. One a dump, and the other a 5 star resort. There are two things I would like to see improved. 1. check in should be online and without having to stop at the gate. If they gave out codes for the gates instead of cards, this could be done. Like at the 5 star resort mentioned above. 2. They started vip card service where the more you spend, the more benefits you get. That includes being able to get reservations earlier next year. For someone like myself, who can only get there 2-3 times a year, I may be shut out of holiday weekends since I won't be spending that kind of money at the resort.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

We stayed at Odetah from 6/22-24, in T3 which is a primitive tent spot right on the lake, convenient to the store, the beach, the pool & the bathrooms. Everyone who works here is overly friendly & helpful. Very clean bathrooms, pool & beach. The kids got a kick out of the tram, which they rode at least 10 times in the time we were there. There was a local farm stand all day Saturday, which had fruit, veggies & flowers for sale. At night a local singer entertained everyone at the beach while a bonfire blazed. We also had lunch at the lakeside Oasis cafe & had excellent burgers. We have camped in many campgrounds throughout NY & New England, and I would have to say this is our favorite so far. You won't be disappointed if you decide to go. Next time we may rent a cabin or yurt there just for something different!

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

I recently spent 2 days at Odetah campground in Bozrah CT. Though it appears beautiful at first glance, we soon realized it was anything but. One of the first things we noticed was the overwhelming smell of sewage that could be smelled throughout the park. The next thing we realized, yet found no mention of in brochures, was that the campground sits literally directly next to a highway. It is very difficult to get the camping experience when when there are cars and more so large trucks screaming by all night long. These other things may have been able to be overlooked if not for the rude, unwelcoming staff. The staff seemed to me nothing more than a group of teenagers riding around on golf carts on a power trip. While their my wife and I were with friends who had the site directly beside up. The first night there, the four of us were sitting around the fire making s'mores when a "staff" golf cart pulled up to our site and informed us if not such a nice manner that we were not allowed to be on each others sites. He then made a line in the dirt with a stick as if to separate the 2 sites. This place was more like a prison that a camp site. I have probably been to 15-20 different campsites all over New England, and this if by far the worst of the worst. I will never make the mistake of bringing my family here again and I hope you won't either. 

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Trumbull, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

I read the other reviews for this place before booking my trip, so I figured I should offer the same help.

I stayed at a primitive tent site for 2 nights. Saturday night was packed...couldn't get in the hot tub, lines long everywhere. However, everybody left on Sunday morning. By everybody, I mean that we were literally the only group in the field (we stayed on T10). That day, we had the whole lake/beach and pool to ourselves. I recommend doing this if you can.

If you can help it, do not stay in the field. There is constant highway traffic and everybody had trouble sleeping.

The food is good; the facilities are generally clean but the bathrooms can be a walk. There are plenty of activities for families, but I do not recommend this place for a romantic retreat or a place to be with friends.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Visited Odetah Camping Resort for the first time this weekend. VERY nice! The kids had a ton of fun on the water trampoline and singing karokee (unfortunately the floating iceberg was unavailable. BUMMER!). The mini golf course is awesome! The campground is very clean, especially the bath house. The sites are good size compared to some places we've been to. The only negative we could see was the location of the dump station. It is right in the driveway of the campground by the lift gates, and makes leaving a bit inconvenient, but we managed. Will definitely be going back!

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Odetah Camping Resort

Address: 38 Bozrah St Ext, Bozrah, CT 06334
Location: United States > Connecticut > Mystic Country > Bozrah
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Bozrah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Odetah enjoys the beauty and serenity of the Connecticut woods, offering you, your family and friends the best in camping and spectacular nearby attractions and excitement. ... more   less 
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Odetah Camping Hotel Bozrah

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