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The Best Cabin Camping in Western Pennsylvania
April 27th, 2021 12:57 pm

Cabin camping is fun for all ages!  Maybe you are a long time cabin camper or maybe you are just beginning.  For those looking for cabin camping in Western Pennsylvania, you may be looking for comfort, cleanliness, and convenience. We here at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest we are confident that we meet all of those requirements - and more!! 

Ranger's Retreat - 5 bedrooms/3 bathrooms/Sleeps up to 14/Fantastic back deck overlooking our laser tag field

Ranger's Retreat dining area
Our luxury cabins have all of the comforts of home!  All are equipped with heat and air conditioning.  A full kitchen with stove top, microwave, coffee maker, and dishware will allow you to cook away from home with ease. (no air conditioning or kitchen in Kozy Cabin)  Many of our cabins have lofts which serve as a great place for the kiddos to spread out.  And, complimentary WiFi will keep you connected while you are away from home.

Cindy Bear Chalet Kitchen

This is Why You Need to Book Midweek Stays at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest
March 19th, 2021 3:14 pm

Heavy traffic, long lines, increased prices - these are often the norms of vacationing over a weekend.  If you are like many Americans, you may prefer to skip some of the disadvantages of weekend stays.  Maybe you are wondering what benefits midweek camping at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest could offer; if so, read on!  

1. Money Savings!

As we all know, traveling over the weekend is popular!  Along with that comes an increase in prices.  You can enjoy more discounts everywhere, including here at Kozy Rest, during the week.  To learn more about our midweek specials, check out this blog article which highlights our 5-Night Mid Summer Package.  Take our word for it - it's worth the read, plus you'll find additional money saving tips!

2. You have unused PTO!

In 2018, over 50% of Americans had unused vacation days.  You deserve a break!  Don't be a part of that statistic - come relax and enjoy yourself---and don't let those vacation days go to waste!  Psst - if you...
Ben's Recommendations: The Top 5 Things To Do At Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest
March 15th, 2021 2:03 pm
So, you've booked your camping (or glamping!) vacation near Pittsburgh at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest.  Our activities schedule is packed FULL of FUN things to do.  So, how do you decide what to do?  What is a must do or must eat?  Well, who better to ask than our Director of FUN, Ben?!  Ben knows all about fun here at our camp-resort!  If you have been here within the past two years, you have seen Ben.  Read on to find out what his top picks are for fun while camping near Pittsburgh!

Ben - Director of Fun!

Ben's Top 5 Things To Do
1.  Glow Hey Ride
  Every Tuesday night (June 7-August 19, 2021) and Friday night our guests jump on our "Hey" ride with their glow gear and take a ride around the park. (*don't forget to bring your glow gear!)  Think this is only for the kids?  Think again!  Our adult campers have just as much fun yelling "What does Yogi Bear say??!!!" while all the kids yell "Hey, Hey, Hey!"  You also won't want to miss this time beca...
S'more S'mores!
March 1st, 2021 5:11 pm
We think everyone would agree that s'mores are a camping staple. But when you camp multiple times during the summer, or even all summer long, plain old s'mores can get boring. So, s'mores lovers, use these fun recipes to spice up your s'mores this summer!

S'mores in a Bag

Love walking tacos? Try them as a sweet treat instead!
What you'll need:
-Small bags of Teddy Grahams
-Chocolate pieces or chocolate chips
Instructions: Break apart pieces of chocolate or pour chips into Teddy Graham bag. Roast a few marshmallows over the fire. Add them to the bag. Stir it up, and enjoy with a fork!

S'mores Cones

Take a break from cold ice cream cones and try warm, melty s'mores cones instead!
What you'll need:
-Sugar/waffle cones
-Chocolate chips
-Mini marshmallows
-Aluminum foil
Instructions: Fill cone with chocolate and marshmallows. Wrap entire cone in foil. Place on grill top over fire for 7-10 min. Unwrap and enjoy! *Caution: These may be HOT!*

Cookie S'mor...
The Best Glamping Near Pittsburgh
February 11th, 2021 1:13 pm
The Best Glamping Near Pittsburgh: What You Need to Know

Wikipedia defines glamping as "a portmanteau of glamorous and camping."  Traditionally, camping has been seen as a way to connect with nature - in the great outdoors.  We unplug and disconnect for a while from the pressures of work and life.  Some even go without the basics of running water or electricity.  With the onset of glamping - those who don't want to go without the basics - don't have to!  Glamping offers the comforts of home in additition to the attractions of nature.  
3 Reasons to Make Glamping Your Next Vacation

1. It's Good For Your Health. 
It's true!  There are many benefits of getting outdoors and breathing fresh air.  Destress and unwind.  Spend time with family; time spent with loved ones is irreplaceable.  Glamping offers plenty of opportunities to spend quality time together. 
2.  You Won't Run Out of Adventures. 
There are limitless...