Glamping in Halton/The Joyce of Cooking
If you know me, you know I am not a person who would really set up a tent and go camping. I enjoy sleeping in a bed and using a shower, so you might be surprised to hear that I had a fun little adventure at the Toronto West KOA! Okay, well I guess I should clarify and tell you I went glamping, so it's not fully camping! One step at a time! Maybe next time I will venture in a tent. This campsite features areas where you can bring your trailer or you can rent out one of their beautiful cabins as well. We stayed in the Deluxe Columbia Cabin that can sleep up to 6 people (a bunk bed, a queen size bed AND a pull out queen bed!). This cabin is fully equipped with a full bathroom (Shower/tub, toilet, sink), a basic kitchen with a full size fridge (this is important!!), microwave, portable stove top, and even a little family room to sit back and watch some TV. And not to forget, you get a full patio set outside with a BBQ as well to enjoy the great outdoors.
I've heard so much about the Toronto West KOA campground, since it is really only about 15 minutes away from our home, but I didn't realize how amazing this place was. Especially if you have children, there are a ton of activities to do that will keep them occupied during your getaway. Throughout the year, there are activities like Ice Cream Socials, Friday Night S'mores, Magic Shows and so much more. We visited during Mother's Day weekend and they had a movie night set up as well as a charity pancake breakfast. There are also playgrounds set up throughout the site that kids are always playing on and, on top of that, the weekend we visited, there were tons of kids just hanging out! Great to see them go outside enjoying each other's company and nature!!
I really enjoyed staying in the cabin because it was big enough but still cozy and, more importantly, there was a kitchen. I find staying at hotels nice but they tend to rip you off for the basics. A few years back, a hotel in Vegas charged me $10 for a cup of hot water!! I couldn't believe how outrageous they were on the basic necessities! Staying in these cabins make it easier to save a little money on eating out (especially if you have little ones to feed) and no one is charging you $10 for a cup of water here! Thank goodness!
On the campsite, you are surrounded by beautiful trees and you almost forget that you are only a few minutes away from the city!