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Cabin Camping - More Convenient and Just as Much Fun


" Today, a growing trend among camping enthusiasts is to combine the back-to-nature aesthetic of the great outdoors with the convenience of a cabin. "

(ARA) - We all have happy memories of the family camping trip: the excitement of putting up the tent or camper, the joy of telling stories and singing songs around the campfire, and the peaceful stillness of falling asleep to the sounds of nature. The adventure wasn't over until the family station wagon pulled back into the driveway and everything had to be unpacked, cleaned and stored.

Today, a growing trend among camping enthusiasts is to combine the back-to-nature aesthetic of the great outdoors with the convenience of a cabin. The following list, courtesy of Kampgrounds of America (KOA), reveals the top reasons why campers are turning to cabins:

- People who live in small houses and apartments in urban areas don't have room to store a lot of camping gear.

- People drive smaller, fuel-efficient cars that aren't capable of towing a trailer or able to carry tents, coolers and other camping equipment.

- New campers want to try the outdoors experience without having to buy or borrow a lot of gear.

- Young families find cabins to be a comfortable, convenient alternative to tent camping.

- People want affordable accommodations that offer the outdoor experience with the comforts of clean restrooms, hot showers, laundry facilities and convenience stores nearby.

- Campers want to be close to recreation, sightseeing, historic, entertainment and shopping venues.

In response to this trend, many campgrounds across the country are offering on-site cabins that are perfect for new campers, seasoned veterans, and travelers looking for an alternative to a drab motel room.

Kampgrounds of America, which started its Kamping Kabins program in 1982, had the foresight to see the potential popularity of cabin camping. Today, they have more than 3,800 Kamping Kabins at nearly 500 KOA Kampgrounds in North America and the number continues to grow.

Kamping Kabins have log-frame bunks and double beds that are equipped with mattresses. You bring your own sleeping bags or bed linens, in addition to basic kitchen items to cook over the outdoor fire grate. The cabins come in two varieties: one-room, which sleeps four, and two-room, which sleeps six. Most have electricity and some have heating or air conditioning. For added security, all Kamping Kabins have lockable doors and a KOA owner or manager is on-site 24 hours a day.

Kamping Kabins are great for a weekend getaway or as an affordable resting place on your way to other adventures. Depending on the geographic location, one-room Kamping Kabin rates begin at around $30 per night and range to $60 per night.

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