Date of Stay: February, 2010
Too bad KOA took over! My wife and I actually used to love this park, as did many other people for many more years than us. It was the kind of place that was lost in time! You could still take your kids here and it was just like when you were here as a kid! Beautiful, quiet and tucked away from all the typical California camping. Wild peacocks running around, squirrels jumping in the trees and the sound of coyotes howling in the lemon orchards above the park. Wow! It was unbelievable. Don't get me wrong, the bathrooms were outdated but very clean, as was the clubhouse, but it was cool! Unfortunately KOA took over and as with many of their parks the are overpriced and under quality. Now they brought in a soundstage for concerts and attractions for a carnival like setting! I know times change and things move on, but we're only 40 years old and hate to see unique, hidden treasures like this one disappearing. The previous managers and assistant managers were what that place needed!!! Too bad they are all gone!
Date of Stay: October, 2009
When we arrived at this new KOA Ventura Ranch Resort, we were very disappointed. We have stayed here for several years in the past and absolutely loved it. Though it was an older park, the restrooms, showers and clubhouse were kept in great shape and always sanitary. The prices were fair. Now that KOA has taken over, the place seems to be regressing even though they are remodeling? The park manager was one of the most rude gentleman my wife and I have ever had the displeasure of meeting! I can't say much more for the rest of the staff either. What happened to the old managers and staff who always had a smile on their face and did whatever they could to try and make every situation the best they could? All I can say is the prices went up (almost double) and the service went down as well as the look and feel of the park. I would instead recommend a different park if you still desire to be in that area. Too bad! We'll never be coming back!