It’s been a trip of firsts of our family. First time camping (since they were infants), first time in a cabin, first time at a KOA, first time having hot dogs over an open fire, first time making campfire cones, first time seeing fireworks and first time travelling with just their mom.
Every trip, every experience I’ve given my boys has been eye opening to me. To watch them soak in new experiences, look for familiarities and really enjoy all of the newness that comes with new experiences. It is truly such a privilege to be a part of these new experiences, moments of learning and challenges.
I was really excited to show my boys all the fun camping can be. From roasting marshmallows to evening walks, later bedtimes and tons of fresh air, it truly is a wonderful way to enjoy your family and the beautiful surroundings.
Having never been to a KOA before I wasn’t sure what exactly to expect. I’d done lots of tent camping at Provincial Parks but never to campground that is privately owned. I was excited to see how a family run business would differ from a government organization. From the moment we arrived I realized that difference would probably be customer service. The staff were so lovely and helpful and when I forgot key items for our stay they were happy to oblige.
Barrie KOA has been run by the Raposo family for 30 years and their love for the property and dedication to making everyone’s experience excellent does not go unnoticed. People come back year after year for a weekend or an extended vacation. In talking with other guests I was amazed that some have come every year for more than 10 years. Large groups book sites next to each other for a fun filled weekend away and each one is greeted by the staff like returning family.
We had the privilege of staying in the KOA Luxury Cabin that was truly a home away from home. With a kitchen stocked with cooking utensils and the dishes we would need. Plus with a Keurig and pods we were set for delicious coffee!
What to expect from a KOA Luxury Cabin:
- 1 Bunk Bed Set
- 1 Full Futon
- 1 Queen Bed
- Bring Your Own Linens
- Full Bath with Tub and Shower
- Partial Kitchen
- Gas Cooktop
- Coffee Maker (bring your own coffee) + Keurig
- Air Conditioning
- Wi Fi
- 1 TV with DVD
- Picnic Table
- Fire Pit
- Gas BBQ
The boys loved the experience of making food over the fire. They wanted all meals over the fire but I loved having access to the gas stove top for quick eggs in the morning. I loved the ease of access to amenities and the great family programming. From crafts to fireworks and firewood delivered to your door this is luxury camping at its best. The grounds of the Barrie KOA were meticulously kept and the security was excellent. Located just a 20 minute drive from Barrie and close to some of the most beautiful parts of Ontario the Barrie KOA is the perfect location for a fun family holiday. Nestled in a beautiful wooded area with it’s own pond for fishing and frog catching the property is large and has all the amenities your family will love. For kids there is a large playground, an arcade, an outdoor heated pool and a large outdoor TV that showed family movies at various times throughout the weekend. Each day there is a wagon ride around the property and kids can even practice their panning skills at their YONTAMY INC. MINING COMPANY feature. To check out all of the Barrie KOA activities here.
If you are looking for a camping trip without giving up the amenities you love than the Luxury Cabins at Barrie KOA are the perfect choice. We we were leaving my boys said “Can we come here every holiday?” That endorsement means that not only will we be returning to Barrie KOA but we hope you do too.
Grand Prize: 3 complimentary KOA Camping Vouchers good for one night apiece; including Deluxe Cabins, at any KOA campground in North America. $500 prize value.
Smaller Prizes: 2 complimentary KOA Camping Vouchers good for one night apiece; including Deluxe Cabins, at any KOA campground in North America. $300 prize value
Disclosure: Our accommodations were generously provided to facilitate this review. As always, all opinions are my own.
Love the cabins, looking forward to trying them out sometime.
DaNita Wiora says
I have always wanted to try one of these out!
Natalie O. says
I’ve never stayed at KOA, but this looks like a fun option!
Would love to stay at one of the KOA cabins at Cavendish, PEIn
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Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
My husband would say it’s blasphemy to call this camping. I would say, “Shut up. We’re going!”
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Kerrie @ Family Food and Travel says
LOL! Yes, I agree – not the camping of my childhood but I loved it!
Myrah - Coupon Mamacita says
Okay! This is camping that I can get on board with! Those cabins look fantastic!
Anyone who knows me knows I’ll never be known as outdoorsy. This, though. This, I can do.
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Heather Morozov says
These cabins are starting to sell me on the idea of camping!
Kerrie @ Family Food and Travel says
Yes! They are fantastic!
Marcie W. says
We have never been camping as a family but I can guarantee when that time comes I will be seeking out a cabin like this. I am all for roughing it, but a gal needs her sleep, shower and coffee too.
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This is my kind of camping! I would love a stay in the cabin like this!
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Looks like fun!
So far we have only camped in a tent but these cabins look like a great idea… especially since I am getting tired of the ground sleeping but refuse to buy a camper because I don’t want to deal with it.
I would love to stay there. Looks like a fun place to get away to
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Debbie Denny says
Love KOA. That cabin looks awesome.
Ann Bacciaglia says
This would be the only way i could enjoy camping. I would love to have a cabin to sleep in. I hate sleeping in a tent. This looks like a fantastic cabin.
Cynthia Mercado says
Love your cabin!
We are going camping this weekend for Father’s Day, and I am so jealous! I wish we had such beautiful accommodations in store for us.
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I love that the cabins give the kids their own space/fun place to sleep! Having your own kitchen saves $$ in the long run and allows you to make what you normally would as opposed to having to be creative when cooking over an open fire!
Katie LE says
I love they deliver firewood to your door. I have spent a good bit of time in the woods looking for dry wood when camping on more than one occasion. The cabins look great! Thanks for sharing!
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert says
Those amenities are so nice it’s almost like you have a hotel room, just closer to nature!
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Chrystal | Nevermore Lane says
Love these cabins. We have a few KOA campground here in MI around the Great Lakes. They have some really gorgeous sites.
Ashley @ Cute as a Fox says
I’ve never stayed at a KOA but that cabin looks awesome!
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I haven’t been camping since I was a child. I would love to take my kids camping.
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This would be such fun. I love camping, and cabins and all of that stuff. Total fun!
Jennifer H. says
Toasted marshmallows!! That brings back some great memories of camping.
Sara P. (@SensiblySara) says
We LOVE to tent camp, but it’s too hot to do that in the summers. I am going to enter that giveaway! My kids would be stocked to camp (in a cabin) this summer!
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Kristen Beals says
That looks so fun!
Kori Sides says
fun memories for my boys!!
We toy with the idea of taking the kids camping all the time, we just haven’t done it yet. If I got to stay in one of these amazing cabins, we’d be all over it right now lol.
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Sara B. says
I was happy to see such luxury combined with camping.
Callie Raykhonov says
My husband and I lived in an RV for 13 years. We stayed in KOA’s frequently when we traveled from one place to another. We could always depend on them to have a clean restroom and a laundry facility.
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Amy Desrosiers says
I am not a tent and fire kind of camp girl, but I can do this! This looks so darn amazing!
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Lauren Drake says
I’ve never stayed with KOA, but this looks amazing. Perfect for families.
OMG. I would go there in a heartbeat. That is my kind of camping!
Chantelle Walker says
KOA sounds great!! I like the cabin more than the tent lol I also like the wagon rides they offer at this location :) thanks for sharing!
Jennifer H. says
Luxury camping with wifi? Sounds like my kind of camping! Thanks for the great post.
Dave J. says
I would love to give this a try. My boys would love all the cool things to do at the campground and the cabins look perfect for us!
Frankie Lane says
We just bought a new r.v. recently and it looks like we need to koa!
Jill McHale says
My hubby would love that the cabins have WiFi lol.
kathy b says
Love the luxury of not having to pack all the dishes and stuff. Looks like a blast!
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Hollie Jahnke says
The cabin looks nice and I love that it has wifi!
Genevieve Larson says
Love love those cabins…my idea of camping. Thanks for sharing.
Neal Trautloff says
Wi-Fi is awesome