Cripple Creek KOA Reviews

Campground Reviews

Sep 18, 2019
Sep 18, 2019
Was great

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Fantastico!
Sep 17, 2019
Sep 17, 2019
Very nice sites and well laid out campground. The camp store was stocked and the camp kitchen is convenient. Beautiful views and friendly staff.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed our deluxe tent camping!
Sep 17, 2019
Spaces are too small, difficult getting truck and RV in one space. Not level, spaces so sloped, needed help to reach door.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Our sites are all about 60' long and 30' wide. RV pads are level. Yard areas are sloped because we are built on the side of a hill.
Sep 17, 2019
Traveled jeep roads and saw a lot of beautiful country. Really enjoyed the pancake breakfast on Sat. & Sun. Thanks.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for visiting. So glad you had a good time!
Sep 17, 2019
Staff was fantastic. Our preferred site was extremely small. No room at our site for outdoor activities. High foot and vehicle traffic left no privacy and allot of noise and dust. I paid more for a preferred site but feel like this was just a lure. After walking the campground, I would have had just about any other site at this KOA. Especially if it came at a lower price than "preferred"

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

I'm sorry you were unhappy with your site. We certainly do not wish to deceive anyone. You booked a Water/Electric Preferred Bottom site, which means you don't have a neighbor on one side of you (better view) and you are close to bathrooms. That site is one of our narrower but we have put some effort into landscaping and leveling. Will continue to improve and will consider reclassifying. Thanks!
Sep 16, 2019
Sep 16, 2019
Sep 16, 2019
Everything was great as usual. But this time, the barking dogs all day and night were out of Control. People would sit in their campers and just let their dogs bark and do nothing about it or they would lock their dogs in their campers and leave. Then the dogs would bark non stop until the owners came back.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for the return visit! PLEASE let us know whenever you are disturbed by noise WHILE YOU ARE ONSITE so we can do something about it. We have no qualms about calling campers back from their day on the town to take care of their barking pups. Sorry we didn't notice the disturbance and take care of it proactively.
Sep 16, 2019
Very clean and tidy facilities and the owners & staff were very friendly.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed it!
Sep 16, 2019
It felt like a parking lot for RV's. No trees or separation between camp sites. Camp staff were very friendly, just did not like very un-level camp sites. The picnic table sloped at a steep angle no matter where we moved it.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are built on the side of a hill so while RV parking pads are level, unfortunately most yard areas are sloped. Most sites are about 30 feet wide and separated by retaining walls, so not sure what you mean by "no separation". Also not really sure why you would expect there not to be other RVs at an RV campground, particularly on VKR appreciation promo weekend.
Sep 16, 2019
We stayed in a deluxe cabin and really enjoyed our stay. The view from the cabin was spectacular and the staff was exceptional. Our only complaint is about linens. While the cabin sleeps 6, bedding is only provided for 4 and the campground charges for additional linens - we missed that in the fine print somewhere. Nevertheless, we very much look forward to returning to the world's highest KOA!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed your stay! We provide linens for the three beds in our Deluxe cabin but not for the futon. That is explained in the site description text which is not fine print. We rent linens for a very small fee just to cover the cost of laundering, so hope it wasn't too much of a burden. Thanks for the feedback, we'll look at opportunities to improve the linen situation.
Sep 16, 2019
Spots are not level and not long enough for a big rig and long box truck. They don't guide you into your spot and it's really tight to get into them. We have witnessed where a truck got hit by a trailer when they tried to get into their spot. Very dangerous situation! Park needs work on spots, this was our last time going to this KOA. If spots and road ways get addressed we may go back!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We're on the side of a hill which means there's not much opportunity to lengthen sites or widen roads but RV pads ARE level. At some point we hope to add some big-rig sites. Thousands of campers have come and gone with no issue so guess it's a matter of preference. It's a shame you chose not to observe anything more than parking. It's beautiful, peaceful, and historically educational here.
Sep 16, 2019
Everything good but no internet.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

I apologize for the internet outage Saturday afternoon, although it was completely out of our control. A main fiber line was cut down in CO Springs which took us down completely for about 2 hours. Unfortunately our service options are very limited up here in the semi-wilderness so there's no built-in redundancy.
Sep 15, 2019
Sep 13, 2019
great views, friendly staff

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

And great campers too!
Sep 12, 2019
the spaces are a problem because of the hillside. Leveling the trailer was very difficult but because of the camp managers helping us we were able to get it leveled. We did have to leave a day early because of the altitude (we are 57 and 66 yrs. of age) but other than that the view was fantastic and beautiful.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad to help, and glad you enjoyed your stay! I was not aware your RV pad had a slope downward on the downhill edge until you pointed that out. Thank you for that... I added some road material to bring that edge up to grade as soon as you left.
Sep 11, 2019
Very nice folks, they even refunded me a day without asking due to me leaving early because my daughter was sick. Wish WIFI was faster and more reliable but I understand that it's hard too get service at 10k feet. I will return next year.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks! Hope you do make it back since you didn't get to see any of the area sights.
Sep 10, 2019
Nice place and people. The only thing I would say is level the campsites out more. It was really hard to get the trailer level.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Glad you enjoyed being our guest! I have been doing quite a bit of site leveling over the past few weeks but have not yet done the 160 row where you camped. I will take a look at site 162 next. Thank you for identifying the issue!
Sep 08, 2019
We had a nice stay facilities were clean and exactly what was expected

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Excellent!
Sep 08, 2019
Quite and well kept. Staff was warm and welcoming.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for being our guest!
Sep 08, 2019
Clean facilities and friendly staff. A lot of hiking possibilities. There was no TV signal or cable but plenty of movies available for rent at the front desk. If you want to relax with little distractions, this is the place to go.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed our quiet getaway!
Sep 07, 2019
Nice Place Friendly And helpful staff. Thanks

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for returning to visit again! Hope to see you next year.
Sep 05, 2019
WOW! The location is so gorgeous. It was easy to locate and far enough away from everything to allow you to just relax and enjoy the natural beauty around you. Its secluded location allows for exceptional state grazing. Just remember it is at an elevation over 10,000 feet.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed our star-gazing mountain getaway! :) Good advice on the altitude... one should not take it lightly as some folks can become quite ill. Breathe deeply, drink LOTS of water, take it easy if you can.
Sep 05, 2019
Very clean and well maintained. The coffee pot was on every morning. The management and team are working hard to make this KOA a great place

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are working hard to bring our campground and summer home up to our standards (year 2 of our 3-year plan). THANK YOU for noticing! Hope you come back next season to see the improvements we've made.
Sep 04, 2019
This was our favorite KOA ever! The staff was over the top with friendly service. We chose a site with a view up top in the campground and saw amazing sunsets. We enjoyed the pancake breakfast and the s’mores party round the fire pit. We got great knowledgeable advice on our 4-wheel tours and restaurant from the staff in the office. I heartily recommend this KOA!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Awesome to hear; thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed what we have to offer!
Sep 04, 2019
Perfect in every way! This Texan loved not having to run the AC in August! Amazing owners and staff! Thank you for an excellent worry free stay!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are a GREAT escape from the Texas heat and glad you were able to join us!
Sep 04, 2019
Wonderfully friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful views. Great balance between amenities and keeping the rustic campground feel. We extended our stay to a week and wish we could have stayed longer. We definitely will recommend this KOA and hope to return ourselves for another stay.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you! Hope to see you again when you make it back to this part of the country.
Sep 04, 2019
Sep 04, 2019
Beautiful location. Fantastic views. Not close to much because it’s in the mountains. Owners and staff the nicest you’ll find. Will be back.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks, and see you next time!
Sep 04, 2019
Big Rigs tough to maneuver. Enjoyed our stay, clean and very well maintained. Beautiful view!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Our campground was built in the early 90s when rigs were a bit smaller so some roads and sites may be a challenge to maneuver. We've had many succeed though! Plan to add some bigger big-rig sites at some point... just a question of when. Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the review!
Sep 03, 2019
Very nice and very clean facilities, grounds was very clean.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for visiting with us!
Sep 03, 2019
Had a great time. Camp is placed in an awesome valley with great views and easy access to area places to visit.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you had a great time; thanks for your review!
Sep 03, 2019
Very pleasant staff. Accommodations we very good. Hope to return next year.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for choosing us for your Arizona heat escape!
Sep 03, 2019
Sep 03, 2019
A simple KOA but quiet and with great views of the night sky. Nights can be cool at 10,000 feet, but great for sleeping

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for stopping in on your travels from Canada!
Sep 03, 2019
We always like staying at this KOA, and we enjoyed the wood painting activity!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks! See you in a couple weeks.
Sep 02, 2019
It was nice as always this was my 3 stay here and it is so peaceful lots of hummingbirds even saw a baby hawk the park was full but it was so quiet and the weather was so perfect we left 100 degrees just an hour and a half behind , at night we listened to coyotes in the distance watched shooting stars and sipped our drinks by the campfire . So much to do in this area .

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Sounds awesome to me! Glad it's your kind of getaway too!
Sep 02, 2019
Great staff

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Great guest! :)
Sep 02, 2019
Tent sight was on an up grade hillside, to far to the restroom & not handicap assesible

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Sorry you were unhappy with our accommodations. You booked a PRIMITIVE tent site so that's what you got. We have Deluxe Tent sites that are a bit more accessible and right across the street from the bathrooms. As is often the case, had you mentioned any concern while you were onsite we likely could have resolved the problem. Unfortunately there's nothing we can do for you now that you've left.
Sep 01, 2019
Horrible. Reservation screws up. Had to move after Day 1. Several other folks did as well.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

There was no mistake. On Aug 7 you called to book 8 days, were told we were fully booked for the weekend, and YOU ACCEPTED you would have to move to stay that long. At 3:33PM I booked two reservations for you and you were sent 2 confirmations. Glad you are still onsite (for the 2nd reservation YOU booked); I don't often get to ask what motivates one to post derogatory lies about our mtn getaway.
Sep 01, 2019
Was great except for very bad phone and internet signal.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Sorry, we have no influence over where AT&T puts their cell towers. As for internet service, we are remotely located and the price you pay for our natural beauty is limited access to city services. WE have the best internet service we can get.
Sep 01, 2019
Wonderful place for a KOA. First place that I have ever seen an early arrival fee ($5 per hour). Most places just do not allow early arrival, some are very friendly if the spot is open, but $5 per hour? Very limited WIFI. Great views.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Check in time is clearly communicated on our website and in your reservation confirmation. There is a operational cost to accommodating early check-ins and rather than raising our rates for all or turning away early arrivals, we pass that cost on to the folks who choose to disregard our posted operating hrs. That is your choice. I see you decided not to check in early so you did not pay any fees.
Aug 31, 2019
Good people.Great place

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you, fellow Texan!
Aug 31, 2019
Wow great staff

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you!
Aug 30, 2019
Aug 30, 2019
My family enjoys the Cripple Creek campground and visits regularly. My only complaint is about wifi service. On 2 days of my 4 day visit, it was virtually impossible to get a link and hold it long enough for any meaningful activity. There is also no wireless phone service available at the campground, so you have to leave the campground to communicate with anyone via email, phone, or messaging.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

AT&T does not have a tower in the area; other providers do. Sorry, nothing we can do to influence that. Similarly, our internet service options are extremely limited so what we have is the best we can get. You did stay during the week though, so you should have had decent service. Wish you would have let me take a look at your setup; I may have been able to resolve your issue.
Aug 28, 2019
Aug 28, 2019
Very nice time, excellent scenery due to the elevation of the campground the host was very helpful and cooperative in every situation. the campgrounds are well-maintained and improvements being made every day. The Wi-Fi was iffy at best but due to the location I can understand why If we decide to return to the area I will definitely make arrangements to be at that campground Great job all!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for spending some time with us! I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Oct 12, 2019
Nice views clean facilities. Shower was refreshing and camp sight was perfect.
- Brandywine Maintenance on Google
Sep 26, 2019
Such a nice KOA! We enjoyed our time here!
- Sheri Williams on Google
Sep 22, 2019
Great views, clean site, and great staff. Excellent spot for camping of any kind
- J Cockrell on Google

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