Family-Friendly Glamping and Camping at Jellystone Park Camp-Resort!

Whether you like the “glamping” comforts of home or a more traditional camping experience, Jellystone Park-Camp Resort has you covered. The reservation manager gave us the inside scoop.

Located close to Chicago in Caledonia, Wisconsin, Jellystone Park Camp-Resort offers a unique blend of outdoor excitement and cozy accommodations, making it an ideal getaway for families. From luxurious glamping cabins to traditional tent sites, Jellystone Park provides a variety of options.

“We have so many ways to stay with us. There’s something for everyone!” says Cindy Grzyb, reservations manager. 

Family-friendly glamping for a deluxe experience

For those who love the idea of camping but prefer the comforts of home, Jellystone Park’s glamping cabins are a perfect choice. These cabins combine the rustic feel of camping with modern amenities to keep you cozy and comfortable during your stay.

Families can choose from several types of family-friendly glamping cabins including triple bunk beds, deluxe lofted cabins and wheelchair-accessible options. Sleeping up to eight people, these cabins are an excellent choice for larger families or groups. 

Yogi Bear™ Deluxe Cabins
Yogi Bear™ Deluxe Cabins. Photo Credit: Jellystone Park Camp-Resort

The Yogi Bear Deluxe Cabins, for example, feature three bedrooms, including a variety of bed configurations to suit different family needs. “Yogi Bear Deluxe Cabins are very popular and fill up fast,” says Grzyb. “We recommend booking these far in advance of your stay.”

For a slightly smaller group, the Cindy Bear Cabin and Boo Boo Basic Cabin provide cozier but still comfortable settings. These cabins are equipped with essential amenities, making them ideal for extended stays.

Boo Boo™ Basic Cabin
Boo Boo™ Basic Cabin. Photo Credit: Jellystone Park Camp-Resort

Insider tip: Book a Cindy Bear Cabin for a quieter location further from the central play areas—ideal for younger children needing naps. 

Cindy Bear™ Cabin
Cindy Bear™ Cabin. Photo Credit: Jellystone Park Camp-Resort

Expanding the Jellystone glamping experience

New this year are the Skydeck cabins, what Grzyb refers to as Jellystone’s elite cabin experience. These deluxe cabins, slated to be available later this summer, are highly anticipated to become a significant upgrade in Jellystone’s glamping experience. They are also ADA accessible.

“The full-size kitchen with modern appliances, a dining area and multiple TVs ensures that guests can live, cook and entertain just as they would at home,” says Grzyb.

Grzyb notes that the luxury extends to the details, with the cabins providing linens, cooking and eating utensils. “When you stay in the Skydeck, all you need to bring is yourself.” 

Each Skydeck cabin is equipped with a screened porch that includes a fireplace, creating a cozy environment where up to eight guests can relax and enjoy the surrounding nature. In addition, these cabins offer second-floor decks for scenic views and relaxation.

Insider tip: “Stay tuned to our website and social media channels for updates on when the Skydeck Cabins will become available,” says Grzyb.

RV and tent camping

For traditional camping enthusiasts, Jellystone Park Camp-Resort offers multiple options. From Premium Full Hook-Up Sites featuring concrete pads and patios to basic Tent Sites with no hookups, every camper can find a spot that fits their needs.

Premium Full Hook-Up Site
Premium Full Hook-Up Site. Photo Credit: Jellystone Park Camp-Resort

“These sites offer options for both large RVs and smaller tents,” Grzyb explains. “We’re happy to help you make a choice depending on the experience you’re looking for.”

Full Hook-Up Site
Full Hook-Up Site. Photo Credit: Jellystone Park Camp-Resort

Insider tip: Sites closer to the central amenities offer quicker access to activities and facilities, ideal for families with kids.

Seasonal and community camping

Jellystone Park encourages longer stays with its seasonal site options from May through mid-October. Seasonal campers enjoy unlimited access to the park’s amenities. This option is ideal for families looking to immerse themselves in the Jellystone experience.

“We have families who have met at our seasonal camp sites and they now return every year at the same time so they can be together,” says Grzyb. “It’s a real sense of community.”

Insider tip: Engaging in themed weekends, like the popular Christmas in July weekend, adds a special twist to your family’s camping experience.

Beyond camping: activities and community amenities

Jellystone Park Camp-Resort is packed with activities and amenities that go beyond family-friendly glamping and camping. The park features a new Recreation Center, plus the Water Zone and Bear Paw Adventure Park. Whether it’s cooling off in the water park, enjoying a meal at the Pic-a-Nic Basket, or exploring the high ropes course, there’s no shortage of fun for children and adults alike, says Grzyb.

Beachside Glamping Cabin at Jellystone Park Camp-Resort
Beachside Glamping Cabin. Photo Credit: Jellystone Park Camp-Resort

“If you are staying in one of our glamping cabins or enjoying one of our rustic tent sites, you can find snacks and food, shopping, WiFi and daily activities all around the park. You can have the best of both worlds.”

Families can also rent golf carts to navigate the large park easily and pet-friendly options ensure that even furry family members can join in on the adventure. “Book your golf cart when you make your reservation,” suggests Grzyb. “They go quickly!”

Insider tip: Don’t miss renting a private cabana at Bear Paw Beach for a special family day by the water. Early reservations are recommended.

Making your stay seamless

Jellystone Park makes planning your stay simple with options to book various sites and cabins online, ensuring you can secure the perfect spot for your family’s needs. The park staff is dedicated to making your visit as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible, offering personalized service and attention to all guests, Grzyb notes.

Jellystone Park Camp-Resort Reservation Manager Says All Guests Are Family

“We can help you with everything from choosing the right camping site to helping schedule activities or celebrating birthdays—whatever you need to make your stay special.”

Insider tip: “Be sure to book with us early. Popular cabins fill up fast and golf carts are always in high demand,” says Grzyb.

Jellystone Park Camp-Resort has a lot to offer but one of the guests’ favorite things is the atmosphere. “Our guests are family and not just a number for us,” says Grzyb. “We want you to have the best experience possible.”

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Jennifer Kales
Jennifer Kales
Content editor Jennifer Kales has been in the business of writing for more than 20 years creating advertising copy, blogs, books and everything in between. She loves helping Chicago Parent clients tell their stories in a way that resonates with audiences.


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