General Campground Information
We love and welcome pets! At the South Bend/Elkhart KOA there is no breed restriction. Every dog or pet is welcome, as long as it doesn't show any aggressive behavior against any people, children or any other pets. It must be leashed at all times while outside, except if it is in one of our fenced-in dog runs together with and supervised by its owner. And you need to pick up after your pet. We understand dogs are barking occasionally but it has to be limited to a minimum and it needs to be controlled by its owner immediately, we don't tolerate excessive barking at all.
Pets are allowed in all cabins and deluxe cabins, however, there are special rules for pets staying in cabins. Every pet costs $10.00/day in deluxe or rustic cabins. Also a pet deposit of $50 is required if you travel with pets and stay in one of our rustic 1 or 2 room cabins.
Cancellation Policy (exception to KOA national policy)
[b]HOLIDAYS[/b]: require a 2 night minimum stay, 7 days notice of cancellation and a cancellation fee of $10.00.
[b]FOOTBALL[/b]: require a 2 night minimum stay, 7 days notice of cancellation and a cancellation fee of $10.00.
[b]MONTHLY:[/b] require a deposit equal to the amount of 1st month stay, 14 days notice of cancellation and a cancellation fee of $100.00.
Cancellations received after notice result in forfeiture of deposit paid!
Deluxe Cabins' Security Deposits
IMPORTANT: All cabin rentals have to be paid with credit card; we do NOT accept any other form of payment for cabin or deluxe cabins/lodge rentals!
You have to be at least 21 years old to rent and stay in a cabin or any site of our campground.
This way we don't have to worry about any bugs and bacteria brought into our park, which would or could harm our trees. We love and care for our trees very much.
We sell well seasoned hardwood and fire starters in our store and deliver to your site for free.
We just can't grow the grass fast enough, so please help us. We and your fellow campers will appreciate it. Thank you.
Meet Your Hosts
Every customer is unique, and we treat them that way!
Teamwork is what prompted Thomas Jetzer and Patricia Schenk to move from their homes in Switzerland to the United States. "We wanted to run our own company and to work in traveling or camping," said Patricia. Thomas was working as a car mechanic foreman for GM, and Patricia was the general manager at an RV rental company after the two immigrated to the United States in 2002. In 2005, they purchased the South Bend KOA and have since invested much of their lives into their business. "We are one big family," said Patricia.
According to Thomas and Patricia, the South Bend KOA proves customer service friendly, and everyone attempts to ensure a pleasant stay. "Every customer is unique and should be treated like that," added Patricia. Not only are the customers unique, the campground itself is commendable-renovations, scenery, and accommodations are what a camper would expect upon arrival. "Our beautiful cabin village, our gorgeous tall pine trees, and our remodeled store bring us the most pride," said Patricia.
True to their business, Thomas and Patricia love to camp and travel. "We have done more than 100,000 miles along the USA and have restored a 1973 GMC motor home to use it as often as possible," said Patricia.