By the time I got to Traveler’s Rest KOA, I was really ready to rest and I wasn’t disappointed. I booked the deluxe patio spot (one of only 2) and it was well worth the extra $5 a day but all the sites were really lovely. However, the best thing about this KOA is the owners. This KOA is owned by a family that obviously loves what they do and is 110% customer oriented.
For example, the teenage son has an RV wash business and he is very responsible and hard-working. I was more than happy to pay the $3 a foot he charges plus a generous tip. The workampers in the store were just as friendly and personable as the family that owns the campground. I ended up buying a number of souvenir items, including a cross shoulder purse and a pair of pajamas, both with the “bear” theme.
All the sites are on one side of a single lane gravel road and they are all bordered by a babbling brook that runs through the campground. There is a large turnaround at the end of the road. The forested hillsides offer a nature trail and lots of beautiful wildflowers and vegetation.
Within walking distance are an antique store and a little cafe. Although I didn’t drive anywhere, I understand that downtown Traveler’s Rest is a good tourist attraction. I stayed one week with my KOA value card and you get one night free when you stay 7.
- Large well maintained sites
- Lots of nature
- Dog park and activity center with outdoor games
- Well stocked camping store
- Garbage pick up throughout the day and escorts to your site when you check in
- Owners on site
- Very friendly and customer oriented
- 2 laundry rooms
- Poor wifi and cell phone service
- Very busy highway adjacent
- If you are east of the office, you will not hear the highway; if you are west of the office, you will probably hear it
- Nature trail was overgrown and full of stickers that stuck to our clothes; we only tried it once
- Two dog limit