Tall Timbers, Dayton KOA Review
Price: Varies. See link.
This is our third year staying at the Tall Timbers KOA just Northwest of Dayton. All three times have been on bicycle tours and all three times we stayed in the same Kamping Kabin – no, I’m not saying which one
While it is ostensibly a campground, to us, it feels more like a resort. Think like a State Forest Lodge, like Geneva, minus the huge hotel.
The grounds are impeccable. All of the large trees are trimmed neatly to a height of about 20′ or so. I guess its for access for all of the large RVs. Anyway, it’s striking. There are multiple gazebos, beautiful hanging ferns and neatly trimmed shrubs everywhere.
The staff is fantastic. You can tell that the summer help is actually trained in customer service and have a knowledge of the facility that allows them to act autonomously and with confidence. It’s kind of rare these days and is worth noting. Carol calls all the young girls that work here, “Golf Cart Princesses,” as they all scoot about in golf carts while doing their chores.
It’s obvious that the attitude here is infused by the owners.
(I know it sounds like I’m gushing, but this place really is that good.)
More specifics: lots of cabins – one room, two room, mobile home sized. There are easily 15 – 20 cabins. Lots of tent sites, lots of RVS sites. Wi-Fi across the entire property.
The pool is awesome. Always clear and well maintained. Lots of lounge chairs.
For kids they always have a ton of activities, Putt Putt, train rides, hay rides, playground, pedal car rentals…
They also have an excellent camp store with camping supplies, cards, gifts toys, and some food. There’s also a game room and pizza shop/cafe.
Our one room cabin is about $75 a night, weekends. It has a TV and a fridge, both new last year (2011).
You can hear I-70. Really, that’s it. Big deal.
In our book, this place is an easy A+
Carol will post directions on how to get here by bicycle without using the grievous bike trail through Trotwood. It’s about 15 miles off of the Great Miami Trail, but it’s worth it, especially if you plan on staying several days.