Date of Stay: August, 2011
This is a very pleasant park just north of the Hocking Hills State Parks. Camp meetings started here in 1878. Next to the RV park, picturesque cottages and facilities line narrow streets appropriate for bikes and golf carts. As this is near Columbus there are many TV stations on air and cell phone service is strong. Location is in town, though quiet, and malls and various shopping are plentiful. Passport America Rates are now $12 per week night and not available Friday and Saturday night, but there is no limit on number of days. During the summer months, the cafeteria offers Sunday dinners and worship services, as well as various concerts, etc. Lancaster Festival in late July provides 2 weeks of excellent pop and classical music. Fall color explodes in time for the county fair starting the first weekend in October. I didn't give this a higher rating because of no sewer connections, though the campground provides free "honey wagon" services about twice a week.
Date of Stay: July, 2010
This is a spacious and active membership resort which we visited under RPI. Very convenient to Niagara Falls, yet rural and quiet. Drivers really did go 5 mph. As another said, there are no sewer connections at sites, but honey wagon is available as are 3 dump stations upon leaving. There are now two swimming pools. I would give it a higher rating if it had 50 amp and sewer, but the spacious sites and good roads and friendly people made up for that. I would return here.
Date of Stay: July, 2010
This is a very well-kept and active resort. The amenities are all here, except golf. We came under RPI membership rates of $10, but the posted rate is $40. I believe a membership is required to stay here. We had trouble with the power at our first site and the electrical installer was there aiding us as we were scratching our heads about it. They agreeably moved us to another site. (Turns out it was our coach.) I give this place top rating in available and friendly service. The power in our area was 30 amp using two 20 amp outlets. It still powered our a/c. We did not have sewer available to us, which was OK. They had good live entertainment outside our door on Saturday night and yet everything was quiet before 10:30--this is a disciplined crowd! The kids enjoyed their own water-slide pool. We would definitely return.
Date of Stay: December, 2009
This park has faults, but the rating of 1 is sort of extreme, IMO. On the positive side; when we had a power problem of our own making, they responded immediately. We are here on a club membership and they readily let us stay an extra day at club rates. The roads are very rutted. This seriously needs addressed. As far as mud, it has been raining for two weeks, so water has pooled. The sites near us were level. There are two clubhouses and two pools- one of each for adults only. Many sites are long-term holders and few people were resident due to poor weather. The park is too big to accommodate Wi-Fi successfully, but they shouldn't charge $2 for sitting in the clubhouse. Cliquishness isn't something the park can control.
Date of Stay: October, 2009
Ivy's Cove is a new park with a good layout. It has a new office area that includes a large laundry room with comfortable seating and tables and private shower rooms that were very clean. It is convenient to I-40 and shopping, but it is rural and no traffic noise was noticed. Several state parks and points of interest are nearby. We would have given a higher rating if they had a true clubhouse and scheduled activities. Most residents seemed to be working, so they probably weren't interested in activities. The owner/managers were friendly and concerned that all was well.
Date of Stay: September, 2009
Tievoli Hills is truly a resort, with little need to go anywhere else. Every sporting activity is available, and what is most special is that while the kids are playing baseball or tennis or swimming, the parents can relax to live music at the bistro. If you wish to eat out somewhere else, the charming village of Clarksville has good restaurants, as does the town of Louisiana in the other direction. Another plus is the availability of nice timeshare-type accommodations for family members who don't camp. My poor rating for cleanliness should be taken lightly as I arrived the day after a very muddy Labor Day weekend, and the new work campers came in the next day. The pricing I listed is based upon my membership, not the regular cost. This is a membership park which allows nonmembers to camp one week a year.
Date of Stay: August, 2009
This camping resort includes timeshare (RCI) and rental accommodations. There is a small restaurant at the pool area as well as a bistro and wine-tasting establishment. They have weekend live music and all the sports facilities you can think of. This is a membership camping park (CCC, AOR, RPI, etc.) It had space available on Labor Day weekend. The nightly rate depends upon which membership you have, of course, but they allow two visits without a membership. The one drawback is that they have such extensive grounds that it is necessary to drive your car to some activities. Too hilly for bikes. The location is 45 minutes north of St. Louis near Rt. 79, which is a scenic drive along the Mississippi. Clarksville is a charming old river town.