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Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Mammoth Cave
Reviewed October 23, 2011

Went down to KY for a quick week stay, checked in on 10/19/11 about 6:30pm, the guy that checked us in was awesome, nice friendly, talkative and helpful. I wish I could say the same for the rest of the staff we had to deal with the rest if the week. It was almost as I was bothering them anytime I went into the Ranger station to get something or ask about something.

We reserved an Amish cabin, it was cute, small, country type place. Fairly clean, we were able to determine that the kids that stayed in the loft before us ate popcorn, lots of popcorn and had glow necklace things. The heat worked well, but remember you only have about 10 minutes of hot water. Also had a nice fire ring and grill outside to use, convenient.

The week we went, most of the attractions were closed, which was fine, the playgrounds were nice for the kids to play on.

The time we went, the campground was very empty, but it was October and in the middle of the week, towards the campground started to fill up, wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 8, 2011

We made a reservation over the phone for a primitive campsite for the Labor day week-end. The women we spoke with on the phone were extremely friendly and helpful, and really got us looking forward to the trip.

My husband arrived ahead of us to set up the tents. Every location was a good one - with easy access to restrooms, convenient parking at the sites, and plenty of room around the fire-ring for our camp chairs. It was dark when I finally arrived with the kids, so we didn't get a good look at the place the first night. A pleasant sight awaited as we woke up Saturday morning - lovely trees, plenty of grassy play space around the campsite, and reasonable space between our tents and our neighbors.

The restrooms were clean and spacious, the showers (3 including a large family or handicapped stall) were clean and in good working order, and there was plenty of clean surface to put my travel case and clean clothes. The restrooms were well maintained over the entire week-end despite a packed campground.

After cooking our campfire/campstove breakfast, we headed up to the pool - as our campsite was already almost 90 degrees at mid-morning. The water was clean, clear, and cool, but not overly chlorinated. Maintenance staff checked the pool regularly throughout our visit. Even though there were lots of people, the pool was fun for the whole family. The kids absolutely went WILD over the waterslide, though! It was guarded by 2 staff members, well run, and never more than a few minutes wait - even with the heavy crowd.

We also played mini-golf, watched and had a water balloon fight, watched people fishing (and catching!) in the pond, ate pizza and hung out in the Ranger Station, and enjoyed sitting under a shade tree. There were TONS of things we didn't get to do because the week-end absolutely flew by. There were arts & crafts, dances and bingo. We also visited 2 nearby caves, including Mammoth Cave, which was a great addition to the trip.

As the weather forecast for Sunday called for rain (and I am a camping wimp), I asked my husband to see if they might have a cabin available for Sunday evening. They were able to get one ready for us early Sunday afternoon, after the previous occupants checked out Sunday morning. They even applied our Sunday night campsite charge to the cost of the cabin night! We packed up our camping stuff before the rain came, and had a great evening and dry night's sleep in the Amish cabin before heading home Monday. What a nice cabin! Bathroom, kitchenette, and room for 8 to sleep, with a comfortable kitchen table and chairs, and A/C that kept us comfy.

The staff was attentive and friendly, the fellow campers were happy and interesting, and the campground was wonderful. We will absolutely go back, and I would recommend without hesitation- no matter what your level of camping expertise!

One lesson, however, was to wear thicker-soled tennis shoes as my Keds are old and thin, and the gravel wasn't very comfy to walk on. Of course everyone else had come better prepared, and they didn't have any problems at all!

Can't wait for our next trip to Jellystone Resort at Mammoth Cave!

Room Tip: Everything is conveniently located - there wasn't a "bad" spot in the campground.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 26, 2011

We camped here during the first week of August for our family vacation.
This is the perfect spot for quick and easy access to all of the caving activities in the area.
The grounds, laundry facilities and restrooms/showerhouses were super clean and very well maintained. There's no lack of things to do at the park, either. It was 100'ish degrees the week that we were there so the pool and water slide were jam packed. That's to be expected, though. Safe and fun activities for children abound. Your kids will NEVER be bored at this campground!
It's very easy to get in and out of the campground and most of the spots, even with a big rig.
There are a lot of nice, shady spots to choose from with hook-ups and without.
In the evenings and at night, the park was super quiet. That has more to do with the common courtesy (and common sense) of the guests staying there than the park management but it was nice to NOT have to complain about screaming kids running wild and blaring stereos in the wee hours of the night for once.
There's a knife shop (Mike's maybe? I forget the name of it.) across from the entrance to the park. Get your firewood there. It is only $5 for a huge box of nice, dry hardwood.
There are a few negatives, but, in the grand scheme of things, they are minor compared to a lot of other parks we've stayed at. None of these would stop us from visiting this Jellystone again.
If you had a question or needed something, the staff WAS helpful but certainly not "friendly".
The water in the lower part of the campground was shut off (during the late morning and afternoon - about 6-7 hours total) for two consecutive days which meant that the restrooms, shower houses and laundry facilities were closed for that time period. Workers were making repairs to a water line somewhere but nobody bothered to notify anyone or post a brief explanation on the locked doors to the facilities. It wasn't like the campground was full, either. Our part of the campground was very sparsely populated. Workers on golfcarts zipped by our spot at least a dozen times each day. Not one of them bothered to stop and tell us that the water was shut off. For over two hours on the first day, we thought it was a problem with our camper. All of OUR equipment checked out fine. We tried to flag down a grounds person to ask what was up but, as he zipped by our spot in his golf cart, he "pretended" not to see us. A call to the check-in desk answered our question but the lady who answered was obviously very irritated by our inquiry.
Some of the spots in the lower part of the campground are pretty washed out. Make sure you have PLENTY of leveling blocks. We had to move from our originally reserved spot because it was absolutely impossible to get leveled. Luckily, the young man at the check-in desk was understanding and allowed us to move to another spot without any trouble.
The water and sewer connection in many of the full h/u spots are either pretty far away from the pads or in odd locations near the very end of the pads. We had to run to WalMart to buy an extra sewer hose to be able to reach the drain.
If you expect any close restaurants for a nice dinner out, forget it. It's at least a half hour (or more) drive to any kind of decent, "sit down" restaurant except for the diner at the end of the park entrance road. The diner serves great food, though! Fast food joints and gas stations can be found at the interstate exit area about a mile away for quick snacks.
All in all, it's a great place to relax for a while. The pros most definitely outweigh the cons.

Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 23, 2011

We stayed here in August; it was our first time ever at a Jellystone Park. We rented a Cumberland Cabin, which was very clean. There was a bedroom for the adults and a loft with 2 mattresses for our children. (You do have to bring your own bed linens and bath towels, etc., which we expected at a campground) In the cabin was a full kitchen, couch, tv, bathroom with shower, and central a/c. There is a charcoal grill and a fire pit outside of each cabin. We also loved the covered, screened-in porch on the front of the cabin. We rented a golf cart during our 3 night stay, and I am glad we did! Although it is around $40 per day for a golf cart, it is worth it! We had so much fun hopping on the golf cart and riding around. Everything about our trip here was enjoyable. The employees were all friendly and helpful, the Ranger Station was well-stocked and reasonably priced, the playground was nice, pool was clean, waterslide was a ton of fun for the family. The whole experience was fantastic! We can't wait to come back! We had a great long weekend of simple fun with our kids---one of the most perfect trips that we ever had!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

We just got back from a three night four day stay at Jellystone outside of Mammoth Cave. We have been to other Jellystones and had a good time so figured we would try this one. At previous stays we have been in an RV but for this one we rented a Cumberland Cabin. The Cabin exceeded my expectations. It was quaint and very clean. It had a one bedroom with loft (two full and one queen bed) and a pull out queen size sleeper sofa. Bathroom with shower, fully equipped kitchen, front porch with two rocking chairs and bench, picnic table, charcoal grill and fire pit also included. The cabin was plenty big enough for our family of three but the indoor eating space is very small so if you have a larger family you will definitely want to book a two bedroom instead. Also the two bedrooms are a little more private and shady, though they are further away from the amenities. Everything was very clean and well stocked although you do have to provide your own bedding and towels. And although they do supply dishes, pots, pans, etc I would recommend bringing your own frying pan as theirs was paper thin and burned everything and your own cutting knife as the Chef's knife in our cabin couldn't cut one single thing. Activities included a large waterslide that was surprisingly fun for even the adults, pool, putt putt, a somewhat run down game room, playground, and lots of planned activities for families. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Although our cabin was nearer the front than most, we did decide to rent a golf cart and did not regret it. It was quite fun and we took many rides around the campsite. Some of the sites are quite a long walk to the amenities and the golf carts do get booked up so take this into consideration. You do have to be 21 to drive a cart which is nice because some of the campsites we have been have teenagers driving carts like crazy people all around the camp. I did notice that the RV sites on the edges of the campground were quite nice with trees and plenty of room while the ones in the center were very small with little to no shade. This campground in general had less shade then the other Jellystones we have seen but overall was nicely kept and run.

Room Tip: RV sites on edge better, some Cumberlands have screened in front porches while others do not.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 8, 2011

Just completed my third stay at Jellystone. An RV trip with my grandsons to visit mammoth cave and other attractions in the mammoth cave area. The perfect camping place for families. Great pool, water slide, miniature golf and daily activities for the kids. If you go no where else, the kids will never get bored. The staff is wonderful. There is a choice of cabins of all sizes, RV spots and an area just for tenters. I will continue to stay here every time I visit the area.

Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 8, 2011

We stayed in Cabin 45 on July 8 to the 11th and found bed bugs the last night there. The kitchen drawers had mouse poop in them with the cooking utensiles and the AC never got the cabin down below 83 degrees. The owner Bill could careless about our bed bugs, mouse turds or AC. Will not stay here again. Never offered us any refund for having to throwout all of our sheets and pillows to prevent bringing a bed bugs home.

Filed a dispute with our credit card!!!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Bill P, Owner at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Mammoth Cave, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2011

I spoke with this guest's wife twice; she was nice and no real issues - possibly on different wavelength from husband. Maybe he just wanted a free vacation.

We had Orkin (Bowling Green KY - Jeff) out to inspect the cabin for bed bugs and treatment. No bed bugs or signs found (called guests to let them know), but we still treated the cabin. Cabin closed to occupancy for a week and then reinspected by Orkin. Still no sign of bed bugs. Cleaned and reopened cabin to the public after the second inspection.

I'm sure the guests were invited to use our laundry facilities for any linens or other items at no charge - the heat cycle will kill the bugs or any eggs. I'm not aware that we were ever asked to pay for the linens themselves.

Orkin treats all our cabins for insects monthly, and has an ongoing rodent prevention program for our cabins. This review is the first our manager or I have heard about issues with "mouse turds" in that cabin, before, during or after their visit. We'll follow up with housekeeping and take appropriate actions as necessary.

The air conditioner - well, we've set multiple heat records this summer and as best I can recall we were upper 90's to low 100's that week. If there was a complaint we would have had the HVAC service technician here - he's normally here within 45 minutes when we call. This particular cabin is less than 2 years old and has central A/C.

Bill Pott, Owner
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park
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Address: 1002 Mammoth Cave Rd, Cave City, KY 42127-8436 (Formerly Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp - Resort Mammoth Cave)
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Location: United States > Kentucky > Cave City
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Cave City
Price Range: $91 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Mammoth Cave 3*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Over 125 campsites including 20/30/50 amp electrical, water, sewer and primitive sites. 74 Rental cabins of various sizes. Jumping pillow, 2 pools, splash pad, 300' waterslide, free hi-speed wi-fi and more. Full-time recreation staff during peak season. Some cabins open year round. Major expansion underway for 2018. ... more   less 
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