Ventura Ranch KOA Offers ‘Glamping’ Opportunities

June 15, 2011 by   - () 1 Comment

Some of the teepees at Ventura Ranch KOA.

Glamour camping, or “glamping,” is getting family-friendly.

At the new Ventura Ranch KOA in Santa Paula, Calif., campers who would rather sleep in a bed than on the ground have their choice of “glamour” teepees that sleep as many as eight; lodges with private bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens; or tents equipped with fridges and microwaves, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The kid-friendly, 76-acre campground also offers a tandem 800-foot zip line, a giant jumping pillow, a rock climbing wall and a “Bigfoot Night Adventure” on weekends that takes campers into the woods with flashlights to see where the legendary “Bigfoot” sleeps and scratches his back on the trees.

Owned by a former KOA senior executive, now a franchisee, who bought the Santa Paula site and upgraded it with extras, the Ventura Ranch KOA is an answer to the two most popular requests from campers, the owner said.

“More and more people wanted to have a private bathroom and more exciting things for children to do than a traditional playground,” said Scott Cory.

Teepee rentals range from $50 to $89 a night, lodges from $139 to $179 a night and tents $99 a night.


One Response to “Ventura Ranch KOA Offers ‘Glamping’ Opportunities”

  1. glezrs on September 7th, 2011 3:27 pm

    worst place ever stayed at and we do a lot of camping, the bathrooms were clogged all day and night the site next to use has a noisy generator just 20 feet from our tent we called the office at 6pm then again at 7pm they finally came to shut it at 9:30pm sites do not have bbq as advertised come prepared, they don’t care if other sites have 20+ cars so much that they overflow in to your site staff, office and managers dont care, felt almost like we were bothering them, will never stat here again