I still remember when I was a little girl and my family used to go camping back in Colombia. I was all about being outside and playing with my friends or the kids that were at the camp side. Move forward some years and gosh, things have changed a lot.
When I went camping as an adult, I realized I have become more high maintenance and now I need a bathroom and hot water. I also want a comfortable bed. I am a "glamper".
Glamping is the term that is used colloquially, to refer to the glamorous form of camping, whether staying in a cabin or in a tent equipped with amenities and, in some cases, resort-style services not usually associated with "traditional" camping.
I still want to be outdoors and in touch with nature, but I want to do in in style. So when I got an invite for a media trip at KOA Ventura Ranch and I learned we were going to stay on one of their Deluxe Cabins, I knew it was going to be a perfect staycation for us.
Not only the campground is just 30 minutes form our home, but it offers several ways of accommodations, including cabins fully equipped with beds, bathrooms, electricity and even a flat screen T.V.
Let me tell you a little more about the accommodations available at KOA Ventura. KOA Ventura Ranch is a private campground, but it isn’t just for glamping. There is a nice area for tent camping and RV Camping as well.
Accomodations at KOA Ventura Ranch
The fully furnished deluxe cabins come with a queen size bed with linens; towels, kitchen supplies, full size appliances, 38" flat screen TV with cable, DVD player, AC wall unit, Wi-Fi, full shower plenty of towels and shampoo and soap and an oversized deck with a gas BBQ grill. You'll also have your own fire pit for S’mores! The Deluxe Cabin has an upstairs sleeping loft and can accommodate up to 6 guests.
There are only 3 of these but they are amazing. Located at the top of the hill, they have a super comfortable and luxurious bed, great looking furniture and pieces or art all over the house. They are only located at the KOA Ventura Ranch and they were built as part of the T.V show American Dream Builders. They have modern appliances, a full bathroom, and a big porch were you can enjoy nature and observe the peacocks that come and visit regularly.
If you do not want to bring your own tent but do not want a lot of luxury you should consider the Teepees. They have a cute Native American design and come with beds and some furniture. You should bring your linens or contact KOA Ventura Ranch in advance for them to provide linens at an additional fee. Restroom and showers are located nearby.
Tent sites (you bring your own tent)
For those that love traditional camping, this is they way to go. Bring your own tent and enjoy the table and fire pit available for you to use. The restrooms are nearby.
There are two types for tent sites:
Safari-like tents come with mini-fridge; bed with linens, electricity, microwave, and sofa futon. Restrooms are nearby. It also has a patio with fire-pit.
RV camping (caravan type vehicle)
RV sites are offered in different areas through the place. They offer water and 50 Amp electric connections. Bathrooms are located nearby.
To learn more about RVs you can visit the GoRving website
Stay tuned for another post where I will share what activities
you can enjoy while staying at KOA Ventura.
For more information about the camp, prices, available dates and to make reservations, you can visit KOA Ventura Ranch or call 800-562-1899
If you are outside of California and want to find a KOA camp near you, visit KOA or download the free mobile app.
7400 Pine Grove Road, Santa Paula, CA 93060.
Are you trying to unplug and plan a fun adventure trip with your family? Visit GoRVing.com for info on how to get started, where to find campgrounds with Park Model cabins like the one we stayed in, what to bring, simple campfire recipes and so much more!