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Nov 21, 2023
Great quick stop on our way to Chicago. Enjoyed the deluxe cabin and sunrise.
Oct 29, 2023
Stay was great. Checkin exceeded my expectations. Due to an error (probably mine) the arrival date was for a day later. The lady checking me in was awesome & made it happen anyway. Thank you
Oct 16, 2023
Not very clean. Floor is very spongy and got soaked during a rain storm. I expected more from the Deluxe Cabin. The noise from I-35 is terrible. Not camping! I will not stay there again. The store is sadly lacking anything useful.
Oct 16, 2023
Was a great cabin, very clean and close to the event we came for. Staff was very friendly and helpful.
Oct 09, 2023
A group of friends from different parts of the state met to stay at a cabin for the night! Both the cabin and the campground was immaculate!!! The office staff was friendly and informative! The owner even stopped briefly to be sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed!! We definitely will be back!!
Oct 02, 2023
Everything was as expected. We went off season so not too much to do but still beautiful and we had fun. I do have to give a shout out to Moses for taking the girls on a ride in the caterpillar cars. I could tell he wanted our stay to be special for our birthday girl.
Sep 26, 2023
Stayed in a cabin for our daughter's wedding. Great accommodations. Loved having the grill and fire pit. Great location so close to the wedding venue at Alta House.
Sep 18, 2023
Two nights, clean cabin. Thank you!
Sep 13, 2023
Staff was friendly and and professional. The trailer I had rented has seen its better days and is now ready to be put out to pasture. The door would not shut completely allowing bugs , AC, and/or heat to escape. An indoor portable AC unit stuck in what used to be a cabinet. WIFI signal was to weak to use even for email. I would recommend the property, just not the "retro trailer".
Sep 06, 2023
Loved the cabin, wish we could have stayed longer!
Aug 22, 2023
friendly staff ! nice shady spot but to close to the highway noise ! the 1967 Shasta we stayed in passing thru for one night was rough ! cute on the outside from afar but needs updated inside and out ! had ants crawling bad ! couldnt wait to leave at the crack of dawn ! and thru our bedding away !
Aug 21, 2023
Clean grounds and nice staff, very patient and accommodating when we locked ourselves out of our trailer. The only downside was being so close to the interstate there was lots of road noise but that’s not their fault. Great KOA overall!
Aug 16, 2023
Customer service was OUTSTANDING this place f*cking rocks!!! Already booking again for next year!
Aug 16, 2023
Tanya Moses Clarence Rachel Sam Christian and Jeff are amazing they got us through a rough night and upgraded us to one of the beautiful cabins where we were able to rest and enjoy our final tonight what a wonderful crew Curtis and Dana should be very proud of them they went above and beyond and made sure that we were comfortable dry and happy they are golden
Aug 15, 2023
Place was clean and enjoyable. Cabin beds very comfortable.
Aug 09, 2023
Aug 07, 2023
Aug 03, 2023
Very Friendly & Clean
Jul 31, 2023
Jul 30, 2023
Grounds and lodging were very nice. Bathrooms dirty.
Jul 25, 2023
Jul 25, 2023
Jul 24, 2023
The entire staff was amazing! Had a great weekend!!
Jul 17, 2023
A very pleasant KOA campground. Everyone was very helpful and friendly. I would recommend this KOA to my friends.
Jul 17, 2023
What a hidden gem! First time staying here and won’t be the last. We have passed it often on the interstate and we’re pleasantly surprised at how it doesn’t feel like you are right next to the interstate. Tons of trees, great activities for kids, the staff was top-notch!
Jul 15, 2023
Had an unforgettable experience that will stay in my memories for a lifetime! Stayed in the Vintage Airstream and couldn’t have been happier with this experience!
Jul 10, 2023
We had an issue with our cabin, and the staff was all over providing a solution. If we are ever passing through the area for a future road trip, this will be the place we stay.
Jul 05, 2023
All KOA staff were super friendly. The cabins were very comfortable and clean! It really was a great little spot to stay!
Jul 01, 2023
Jun 26, 2023
Jun 13, 2023
Had a great time. Staff was very helpful and friendly.
Jun 13, 2023
Had a wonderful couple nights staying here. Kids loved the barrel train ride, pool and jumping pad. A very quiet nice cabin!! One of the best KOA'S we have stayed at.
Jun 12, 2023
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May 22, 2023
Stayed in one of the cabins for our daughters wedding weekend. Couldn't have been any more perfect!!! Comfortable place to land for the entire weekend. Even though we didn't bring our camper, the grounds are well kept, clean, staff is very friendly and accommodating. Would highly recommend staying here if you are attending a race weekend, or just exploring central Iowa.
Apr 16, 2023
Apr 14, 2023
I stayed in a Deluxe Kabin for 2- nights en route from California to my KOA job in New Hampshire. It was a great place to relax.
Nov 13, 2022
Beautiful cabin (Deluxe). It was right near a Wi-Fi tower, but no big deal, I guess. We got in late and left early, so we didn’t check anything out around the camp. We just loved our cabin.
Oct 30, 2022
only KOA that called me to ask if I wanted anything ! also called back when they knew I was going to be late and told me that they put the heat on for me ! Wonderful person, only thing to keep in mind is that the highway is close , may need ear plugs to sleep. other than that great place and great staff
Oct 13, 2022
The staff was very friendly and welcoming. They ensured that we had all we needed. I will definitely stay there again.
Oct 03, 2022
Sep 26, 2022
We were at the KOA for a wedding held at the Alta Event center. The cabin was perfect for our family. Spacious, clean and centrally located! This was our first time staying at a KOA and it left such an impression that we will be looking for future opportunities when we travel. Also, was very amazed at all of the activities for kids and families to choose from while on site-especially for summer!
Sep 26, 2022
Cabin was very clean. Bed was super comfortable. Just needed a sponge or dish rag to do dishes.
Sep 18, 2022
The grounds were Very pretty with grass and trees. Negatives...wow. Not a single miror in the ladies restrooms. No kidding...none over the 5 sink areas. None. The community room where eating activities occur were filthy, fridge filled with rotting old food and mold. Microwave with rotted food, sugar bag open to roaches and pests. (I contacted KOA admin with photos) It's up to site Mgr to fix.
Sep 13, 2022
Staff were so friendly and helpful. Campground was well kept. The vintage camper lodging was fun and unique.
Sep 12, 2022
Cabin was great and clean. Everything worked everyone was great and friendly.
Aug 16, 2022
Beautiful cabin and very friendly staff. Thank you for making our trip relaxing.
Aug 10, 2022
Cabin was great, showers were just ok.
Aug 09, 2022
Was sad the pool was under construction, but VERY happy with the accommodation of being able to use the city pool and have transportation provided. Very friendly helpful staff
Apr 10, 2024
Friendly staff, a little noisy but it is close to an interstate. Sites are close, but it wasn't too busy, so they did a good job of spreading us out.
- Judy Haning on Google
Mar 21, 2024
I have nothing but good things to say about the Newton KOA. As new full timers we got ourselves in a spot with tow vehicle trouble and our 2 week stay was extended into months. Tanya took good care of us getting initially situated. Jeff Adams helped us so much with everything, from making sure we were good when the weather got rough, Propane when we didn't have a vehicle, Too many deliveries to count and more. Thank you Jeff!!! As for the facility, The grounds are always very clean and nice, We really enjoyed the hiking trail. The upstairs showers and laundry facilities were always very clean. I could not imagine a better stay. I would give more stars if I could.
- O Fugit on Google
Jan 20, 2024
We have been staying at the KOA for a couple of months. All the staff go above and beyond to meet your needs. Great place for summer with the kiddos too. We have stayed at a few campgrounds since we bought our camper and this one has been the best by far. Laundry facilities, outhouse and bathrooms are always clean.
- Stephanie Brown on Google