Camping in Style at Hersheypark Camping Resort
Last April I attended Sweet Retreat at Hersheypark in Hershey, PA, it was an amazing experience and while there our group had the chance to tour the Hersheypark Camping Resort. Since that visit I was looking forward to the opportunity to take my family back for a visit, and this past November for the opening of Hersheypark Candylane and Sweet Lights.
Our family was hosted by Hersheypark at the Camping Resort, any opinions expressed in this post are my own.
I couldn’t wait to get my family to Hershey the weekend we were going up for the opening, and our night at the camping resort. I had talked about it so much to my husband he was very excited as well. We arrived and checking in was a breeze. Once we checked in at the big red barn we drove up to our cabin to get settled in for a bit.
Our cabin for the night was #42, this is apart of the newly added cabins at the camping resort. This particular cabin has two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with two sets of bunk beds.
When we visited it was too cold to enjoy anything outside but each cabin has a picnic bench on the front porch. Perfect for winding down and enjoying evening s’mores and snacks.
Behind our cabin was a small barrel grill/fire pit. Since we were only there one night we didn’t prepare for it at all. However I would highly recommend it for s’mores or grilling.
From the living room window we could see the car parked in our parking area. Each cabin has assigned spots, our had room for two cars. This week we were sporting the Mazda CX 5 thanks to DriveShop and Mazda.
Thanks to my friends at Hershey we received this fun gift bag when we got to our cabin. It was filled with fun treats for the kids and myself.
The window has a small bench to sit at and relax, it also doubles as seating for the dining room table that’s against the wall as well.
The dining room table had been pushed towards the wall, but when you’re ready to eat you can easily pull it our for more space and using the benches along with the chairs. With the two benches and two chairs that’s seating for six.
We were closer to the main road towards the end of these set of cabins. This area is mainly composed of the two bedroom cabins. It was very quiet even though we had neighbors on both sides of us.
The living room area had lots of space to relax and unwind. With four kids we always need lots of space and my kids were very happy at felt at home at the cabin. They had more than enough space to run around and be free.
If you’re planning on making a meal in the cabin it comes with a two burner cook top, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, and refrigerator.
Pots and pans, cooking utensils, and mixing bowls were all available for use in the cabin. If you did use these items, the camping resort provided dish soap and a dish sponge to clean those items.
Also included in the cabins are cups, tea cups, plates, bowls and eating utensils for six people. They really offer you as much as possible to make your stay enjoyable. Guests are required to bring their own linens, toiletries, pillows, and towels when booking at stay at the cabins.
Although it’s not pictured there’s a television in the main living area as well as a DVD player. We briefly watched television while at the cabin, I would recommend bringing some games and unplugging as much as you can while enjoying your family and friends.
Our rooms had a lot of space, the kids loved climbing up and down the ladder on the bunk beds. One of beds has a double mattress at the bottom. It has so much space that we all could spread out and enjoy our night. The bunk beds has storage areas at the bottom and the main room had a dresser for clothing.
One feature I wasn’t expecting but I was happy to see was the safe. Keep all your valuable items safe and secure at all times when visiting the Hersheypark Camping Resort.
We had such a good time at the Hersheypark Camping Resort the kids are already asking when they can return again. My son wants to visit for his birthday this May and hubby wants to spend a Christmas holiday at the resort. I’m sure we’ll be back, I hope it’s sooner than later.
About Hersheypark Camping Resort
Hersheypark Camping Resort features more than 300 sites, including 46 cabins with amenities ranging from rustic to deluxe, basic tenting sites, and RV sites featuring partial to full hook ups (electric, water, sewer, cable TV). Guests enjoy the best price on park tickets and shuttle service to Hersheypark. The camping resort features a variety of family events and amenities including two swimming pools, a kiddie pool, indoor game room, country store, fire rings and picnic tables. Wi-Fi is available in limited areas. During the summer and fall seasons, guests enjoy activities such as movie nights and live entertainment including visits from the Hershey’s Characters. To learn more about Hersheypark Camping Resort visit their site and if you’re looking for camping options in the area be sure to give them a try.
2 Bedroom Deluxe Cabin Amenities:
- Indoor plumbing, bathroom/shower
- Heat and Air Conditioning
- TV with cable and DVD unit
- Ceiling fan or wall fan
- Kitchenette appliances: 2 burner stove top, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee pot (filters not included).
- Serving items for 7 people: plates, bowls, mugs, plastic cups, forks, spoons, knives, and steak knives. Miscellaneous items: frying pans, sauce pan, manual can opener, measuring spoons/cups, dish drainer, and serving spoons.
- Dining table with benches/chairs
- Porch with picnic table
- Outside fire ring with grate
Guests are required to bring their own supply of linens, pillows, blankets, towels, personal items, and kitchen linens, such as dish towels and hot pads.
Minimum Stay Requirements
Deluxe Cabins have a 3-night Stay requirement during the summer and Holiday weekends and 2-night Stay requirement during the rest of the year.