My family planned to go to Disney last week when my youngest was out of school for a long weekend. Unfortunately, they would not cut me a big enough break on the hotel cost. So, I regrouped and came up with plan B. And what a wonderful experience it turned out to be.
We went to the Colonial KOA in Williamsburg, Virginia for three nights. The camping cabins were on special for only $39 a night! The cabin has a heater and air conditioner as well as ONE outlet. Each cabin has a double bed and a bunk bed so it sleeps four comfortably. The mattresses were covered with plastic so they are easily wiped clean. You do have to supply your own sheets, blankets and pillows.
There was tons of stuff to do. The boys enjoyed swimming in the pool (it is heated). There was a huge trampoline like thing called a jumping pillow that was a hit with adults as well as the kids! At the store, bikes could be “rented” for free. There was also a volleyball net, basketball court, outdoor giant chess set, table tennis, and more. In addition, despite it being off-season, there were daily scheduled events . Friday we could have tie died a T-shirt for $5 (but we were busy at Busch). Later that night, there was a free movie projected on an outside screen. Saturday morning was a free pancake breakfast. Saturday night they had a $2 ice cream social (the $2 went to a camp fund).
There is a rustic grill with each cabin and a large fire circle near by. I invited a couple close friends over (and their families) and the adults socialized by the campfire while the kids’ roasted marshmallows. Everyone enjoyed it so much we plan to all rent cabins together next spring (and they live just 20 or so minutes away!).
I do have to mention, there is ONE drawback. There is no bathroom in these cabins and the communal bathroom was about ¼ of a mile away.