Walnut Hills KOA was very peaceful in the evenings. The campground offers "Big Sky" views over the nearby pastures for star gazing. The KOA is close enough to the interstate (I-81) that you can hear the faint constant drone of distant semi trucks and motor cycles. Not loud enough to disturb your slumber, yet faint enough to help hum you to sleep at night.
Too many dumb@ss dog owners in the surrounding RVs let their yappy dogs bark way too often and way too early (often during the official KOA Quiet Time). Why do dog owners pretend like nobody else can hear their stupid dog(s), and then do nothing to quiet them?
Our cabin was clean and 95% functional in all respects. My only complaint would be the height of the platform base for the bed. It was much too high for the average adult to get into and out of easily. Having the storage area beneath the bed was a good idea (in concept). But a very impractical choice of cabinet height makes it cumbersome for those having to get up a couple times during the night. The loft area in our cabin was perfect for youngsters and teenagers.
Most of the cabins overlook a small lake (pond) which lays central to the entire campground. In late August, they were having a very bad algae problem in the water. Making it very difficult and nearly impossible to do any fishing. Most people spent more time cleaning their tackle than they did actual fishing.
None of the cabins appear to have ground or parking level entry. Most cabins have several steps that you have to climb up to get into the cabin. The porch areas are covered, which is great if raining, but none of them were screened-in that we could see.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pitch a tent, catch a fish, make a fire - come out and make a memory with your family. Camp in the shadows of 250-year-old locust and walnut trees in Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Originally a plantation property, the 45-acre Staunton / Walnut Hills KOA is steeped in history yet offers modern conveniences. We're located near Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway and offer lake-front RV sites, shady tent sites, and cozy cabins. Not only that, we're open year-round and will be happy to see you from January through New Year's Eve. ... more less