We wanted to camp for a weekend but as older folk we didn't want to tent camp and we wanted some place with our own bathroom and shower not a community one, so as I was looking a friend asked if I had ever stayed at a KOA...well joke on me I always thought KOA's were for like boy scouts, girl scouts , or groups to camp !!! So I looked into the KOA in Grand Island as it wasn't too too far from home. I liked what I seen in the deluxe cabins and as luck would have it they were offering $25 off per day because it was close to closing for the season. So I booked a cabin for the first weekend in October and we went. They come with all linens, towels, have a shower, sleep from 4-8 depending on the cabin, full size fridge, sink and a two burner electric stove as well as table in kitchen area, couch and they also have both heat and air conditioning. It was such a cute cabin all done in notty pine, just make sure you check out all cabins as they are all different in lay out a bit and sleep different amounts of people. They also have their own fire pits and outdoor table and chairs at every cabin. I was glad we rented later in the season as there were not that many people there with the Covid still around. I would not have wanted to be there when it was packed with trailers, renters, tents etc. There is alot for the kids to do a bounce pillow, bikes, paddle boats in a small lake, a playground. Then they have Bocce ball, ladder ball, 2 pools 1 heated and one not and during the summer busier months they do crafts on Saturday with the kids for a small fee $ My only complaint and why they didn't get five stars is that fact that when you book a cabin the price is for 2 people no matter how many the cabin sleeps. They charge you an extra $9.00 per person per day over 2 people to stay with you, so if you have 4 adults it's an extra $36.00 for them to spend the week-end with you. At between $145 and $175 a night you would think that would be a sufficient price to have 4 people in a cabin without charging extra. Also you cannot bring in your own fire wood as they lost a bunch of trees (200) to an ash beetle a couple years ago. You can either buy outside and bring in pre packaged wood or buy it in the store for just under $9.00 a bundle. It was cold the weekend we stayed and we went thru 8 bundles of wood in just one day/night out by the fire, as it rained the entire first day we were there. I would stay in a KOA again in another area and I am sure the cabins in each different KOA are a bit different. The plus was the KOA was right off a main drag so if you wanted to eat out you had a ton of close by restaurants and if you forgot something there was a tops within 5 minutes and also a Tim Hortons, so it wasn't like you were in the wilderness down some long dirt road, very convenient.…
The Good: The location is super (15 minutes to Niagara Falls and 20 minutes to Buffalo). The staff we interacted with were very friendly. The Bad: The WiFi was awful, spotty at its best. Our Verizon hotspot was pretty spotty here too. They should plant more trees! It's a very barren, boring looking park. For $119/night we expected better! FYI: Lastly, the RV park backs up to an amusement park, which was closed due to covid-19. I wondered how noisy things would be in the RV park if the amusement park had been open. As it was, the RV park was very quiet.
We stayed in a cabin while visiting the Falls. It was small but cute and had what we needed (bed, bunks, small fridge and TV) We asked for a private cabin but were right next to several tent sites and other cabins and across from RV campers. It seemed as if the sites were right on top of other sites with no real privacy. It was a nice KOA but they didnt sell any food in the general store. Overall it was a nice stay but would have preferred a more private cabin and availability of food to cook on the fire.
there are a couple different sections it is campground and the premium area is really nice. The other area we rode through on our bikes and it seemed like it was clean and nice also. The pool is heated the game room is nice and the laundry look very nice. it is very close to attractions and a 15 minute ride to the falls. Would definitely return.
My wife, two little fur babies and myself stayed here three nights in order to see Niagara Falls. The park is filled with fun stuff for the children. The sites are very close together so not much shade or privacy. We used the laundry room and met several friendly travelers. The room itself was very spacious and well kept. Overall it’s a nice park with the only exception is the price. We could have stayed in a five star hotel for what we paid. However if you want to be on the island and just a few miles from the park then that’s what you are paying for. Next time I’ll stay further away and save $75.00 per night.