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“Expensive park” 2 of 5 stars
Review of South Bend/Elkhart North KOA

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50707 Princess Way, Granger, IN 46530 (Formerly South Bend/Granger KOA )   |  
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“Expensive park”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Nice park but they charge for everything even visitors. We stayed for 8 days and were charged an extra $42.44 for our 2 dogs. ($7 per day) They reason we were there for 8 days was because my daughter lives in area. If she or the grand kids wanted to come and see us, they charged $4 per person to come to the camp sight. I told them I can understand if they want to charge for using the pool, but to come and have coffee with us in the morning or eat a meal with us is not right. There reason, I was told that they charge, they may used the toilet and use water witch cost them money. Will not stay there again. Trains go threw one block away 3 or 4 times a night.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sundance Wyoming
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The staff makes this place. They were helpful and very friendly. The sites don't have a lot of room but adequate space. (you won't be here there is a lot to do around here). The pool wasn't open yet but they were filling it and it looks nice. The laundry is very clean and huge washing machines. They have coffee and bagels in the morning. Coffee is good, Oh yes there is a small petting zoo. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

The employees could not be more helpful! So close to Notre Dame! The bath house is so clean and warm! There is a great Italian restaurant with in walking distance to the campground! Would definetly use this Koa again!

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 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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Burlington, VT
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This is a wonderfully maintained campground. It is heavily wooded, scenic, and includes flat tent pads in each tent site. The bathrooms are clean, and 2 bagels and coffee are offered in the morning for only a dollar. Definitely one of the nicest KOAs I've been to. And, at $30 total price for a tent site (as of 2013), it is more affordable than most other KOA locations.

The one major downside is not the fault of the management: all night long, trains pass close by and blast their whistles. So, know that you will be woken up during the night, especially if you're sleeping in a tent.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sidney, Maine
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101 reviews 101 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

My husband and I stayed in one of their camping cabins because we arrived late and didn't feel like setting up the tent. It came to $40-something for the cabin and seemed very worth it. The cabin was adorable and clean, had internet, power, and AC. We arrived at Notre Dame the next day in a matter of minutes. Bathrooms were very clean and I liked the set up of the showers (they each had their own full doors to close and lock so it was like its own room)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Staying at the South Bend/Elkhart North KOA was wonderful! Their facilities are lovely, it's right off the highway, and it was so reasonably priced. Thomas (the owner, I believe) is very kind and helpful. He met us at the entrance upon our 11pm arrival to show us where to park and get us all settled. Considering their office closes much earlier, I thought that was wonderful. They made accommodations for our large moving truck & car carrier. There is a pool, goats/donkeys, a dog park, and much more! We only stayed one night but wished we had more time at this darling place!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Jersey
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81 reviews 81 reviews
79 hotel reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Stopped here after fighting Chicago traffic and needed a place to relax, this KOA was only 2 miles off the highway and you can literally walk to walgreens, gas station, subway and Italian place that was on the corner. As soon as checked in as we did not make a reservations, two young kids were very helpful in getting us a long pull thru site. They even provided free cookies for my kids. They explained where everything was in the CG and then had someone bring us to our site. The CG even has a little petting zoo(3 animals) which the kids loved as well as ice cream social. The pool was heated with cool night lights and open until 10pm. The laundry facility was excellent was we needed to utilize it. The machines were all very new looking. There was also mini golf and game room. Ran into the owner(thomas) who was cleaning things and they take pride in the CG. The bathrooms were very clean including the isolated shower stalls. The next morning we left but were very pleased with the our overnight find. The recommended the RV hall of fame which was on the way home and only 10 minutes from CG which was very interesting and easy to get to. There is a train that rumbles by across the street but nothing to be concerned with. Would stay again

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about South Bend/Elkhart North KOA

Address: 50707 Princess Way, Granger, IN 46530 (Formerly South Bend/Granger KOA )
Location: United States > Indiana > Granger
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Granger
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer a bit of paradise! Our quiet and peaceful location combines the rustic feeling of a rural setting with the close amenities of many restaurant and stores in walking distance. The closest KOA to Notre Dame University and located between the pulsing cities of Elkhart and South Bend. Fine camping admist a tall pine forrest. We offer RV camping (50 and 30Amp), Deluxe cabins, Cabins and Tent camping. Heated pool, exercise room, free WiFi, food service, enclosable pavilion and friendly service. Visit famous Notre Dame University, Studebaker museum, College football hall of fame, RV hall of fame, RV capital of the world, RV manufacturers and services, RV part outlets, tour Amish county, St. Joseph River, east race channel (wild water rafting), Lake Michigan shore line or outlet malls. There is so much to do around here. And it all comes with the finest amenities and the courteous and friendly service! Lots of trees, lots of fun, lots of smiles, lots of camping! ... more   less 

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