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Indiana – Lake Rudolph Resort

Christmas Cabin - Lake Rudolph

Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort is the closest lodging to Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana. I think the name is a little misleading, because it sounds like you need to bring an RV or tent with you, right? That isn’t the case at all. Lake Rudolph has 200 RV’s and 72 Cabins that you can rent. And some of the cabins are very far from rustic (think flat screen TV’s and surround sound). A few key amenities are not provided, but we’ll get to that later. Lake Rudolph offers many recreational opportunities. The miniature golf course was being […]

Kentucky – Jellystone Park at Mammoth Cave

Yogi Bear at Jellystone Mammoth Cave

 

When I found out that the Cave City Tourist & Convention Center had arranged for us to stay at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, I was very excited.

We had stayed there for our 2002 family vacation and I looked forward to returning. The kids had been much younger on our first trip. In fact, my youngest daughter, Camille, hadn’t been born yet. I was pregnant with her at the time. Here’s a picture from that trip.

Now you might see the word “camp” in the name of the resort and think that it’s not for you […]

West Virginia – Holly River State Park

Holly River Log Cabin 2

If you’re looking for a mountain getaway that won’t empty your wallet, then you need to know about Holly River State Park in West Virginia. Situated in Webster County in the Appalachian Mountains, Holly River has an ideal combination of lush green forests, mountain streams, and amenities to make it a fantastic destination for families.

You’ll definitely want to stay in one of the cabins inside the park. These aren’t cookie-cutter cabins; each one is unique and constructed of either stone, logs, or shake shingles. The folks at the park were kind enough to allow me to photograph the […]