This past week my family camping at the KOA ‘Chocorua Camping Village’ in Chocorua, New Hampshire. I should be up front and say, we went ‘glamping’. That’s right, not the roughing it type with a tent and all (although you can tent camp here as well), but we were going to stay in a cabin. This cabin was promised to have a kitchen, linens and towels, separate bedrooms for the parents and the kiddos.
Upon arrival, we found the office locked but with instructions where do find assistance. We traveled down the road to find the staffers all enjoying a Father’s Day cookout – so sweet!
Donna showed us the cabin (the newest one) and told us that linens would be over shortly. We unpacked, stocked the fridge and headed out to explore. We walked all of the paths, wandered to the beach, looked for fish from the dock, checked out the recreation hall, pool and playgrounds. We picked up some kindling from the camp store and cooked on the grill pit in our yard, made smores’ and then hit the hay.
Day 2 began with a short drive around to explore the surrounding area and then back for another glorious day at the camp and a visit from my cousins and her kids. We had a great day at the pool, in the game room (yes, you will need to bring your coins) and hiking. We showed them the cabins out on the ‘island’ as the staff calls it.
We then grilled out lunch and had more s’mores (you have to use up the marshmallow and chocolate right?). Now, a bit more information about the ‘island’: There are about 5-6 cabins that are meant for those who want to get away from it all as they are more isolated from the main campgrounds. The cabins are older and do not have electricity or bathrooms. Yup, that means you will be sharing an outhouse with your neighbors. If you want to vacation without the modern conveniences, these are for you.
Regarding the cabins on the island, you also need to know that you cannot drive your car to them to unload. You need to unload your belongings onto a cart and walk it or I suspect you can ask one of the staffers to drive your belongings to the cabins on one of their golf carts.
For those of you vacationing in an RV or tent, there are ample sites and most seem to have a fire pit, a picnic table and for RV’s, an electrical hook-up. You are near other campers as well as all the amenities the campgrounds have to offer. You are also about 30 minutes from the famous Settler’s Green Outlets and modern stores as well as the charming town of North Conway.
I enjoyed that the Chocorua Camping Village has very attentive and helpful staff, that cared about keeping the place clean and maintained. I loved that there are so many camping options depending on your lifestyle and budget.
I especially found Linda and Donna particularly helpful so ask for them when you visit.