There always seems to be a "but" in situations when you think things are going great and could not get better. I went to this KOA in Gettysburg, checking in on a Wednesday, checking out on a Sunday. Wednesday and Thursday the grounds were very quiet with not very many people around. Even when the weekend came the other campers were never bothersome and quiet nice. On Thursday night, after coming back from a tour in the area, we started to get a fire going outside so we could relax, when someone in my party accidentally locked the door and locked us out. When the individuals who run the grounds were called, one in my party was told that they could not get in contact with the person who would normally be there to help with this kind of thing, but that she left a message for him and he would get back to us.
About 25 minutes later we realized that the window was open and someone was able to climb into the and unlock the door. This was at around midnight or so, maybe a little earlier. Never did we get a call-back from the person who we talked to or the person who was supposed to be there to help in these situations. When the weekend came, there was someone riding around on a cart into the morning hours, but during the week, if you have a problem, good luck!! I should add that after we got back into the room the original person that my friend talked to about getting helped was called back and told we did not need help anymore, but no call was ever made back to us to tell us why they were not around to help with this problem.
The cabin was nice, not very big it suited our needs. The fire pit was nice, the people around us were nice people, and all things considered it was a good trip. I wish I could have given this campground a "5" rating, but when you leave campers stranded outside their cabin and never even call back to see if everything is alright, I cannot give a "5 out of 5".
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A nightly movie provides an overview of the town and battle. Bus tours depart from this KOA daily (in season) for the Gettysburg Battlefield or Washington, D.C. Explore on your own with a tape or CD, visiting such hallowed sites as Little Round Top, Devil's Den and Pickett's Charge. After a day of touring, relax at this quiet, naturally wooded campground. Enjoy the heated pool, nature trail, fun-bike rentals, shuffleboard, horseshoes, life-size games and mini golf. Weekend entertainment includes living history encampments, Civil War songs and stories, Civil War fashion show, ghost walks and pancake breakfasts. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gettysburg / Battlefield Koa Hotel Gettysburg