Last fall while I was in California for a blogging conference (that one time I spent a day in Hollywood) we were lucky enough to venture out to Ventura County, California and spent the day at the Ventura KOA Ranch.
To be completely honest I had never spent much time at a KOA and wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. I guess I had a preconceived notion that KOA’a were mainly used by RV’ers needing a place to park for the night during their travels.
I was wrong.
KOA’s have evolved from just a quick stay place to a family friendly destination complete with multiple activities and plenty of overnight options ranging from camping sites, to tee-pees, cabins, and deluxe cabins at some locations.
The Ventura Ranch KOA sits on 76 acres and is nestled in Ventura County’s highest mountain Topa Topa. There are plenty of gorgeous views, a pool, playground area, 3 zip lines, a huge jumping pillow, rock climbing tower, race car pedal bikes, and more.
Of course I had to test everything out and ended up zip lining for the first time (more on that later) and check out the authentic tee-pees and spectacular cabins. We lounged by the pool and feasted on an amazing catered lunch.
Since then I’ve checked out one of my local KOA’s when we went glamping last fall, and have plans to stay in a deluxe cabin at the beach this spring.
Have you ever stayed at a KOA before?