07 Jun

Campground Review #84 Unicoi Springs Camp Resort in Helen, Georgia

Unicoi Springs Camp Resort, located in the northeast mountains of Georgia, is a unique member-owned campground property. Our southern correspondent, Keith Sims, visited for a ‘boys getaway’ with his sons recently and was very impressed.

Campsite Details

So how does this member-owned campground work? Folks pay a one-time $5,000 fee which gives them the right to camp up to 14 days every month of the year. They pay an additional maintenance fee (currently $410) every year. The membership fee does not buy a particular lot on the campground, but rather access to any of the 300 campsites available.

All of the campsites offer full hook ups, a patio or deck, picnic table, cable, and high speed wifi. There are also on-site cabin and RV rentals available for members or their visiting family and friends.

Campground Amenities

Unicoi Springs is a resort style campground and offers amenities that measure up in that category:

  • Two pools
  • basketball court
  • volleyball court
  • tennis court
  • miniture golf
  • pickle ball court
  • clubhouse
  • activity center
  • gated security

Regional Attractions

Unicoi Springs is also located in a beautiful region, which offers many themed festivals throughout the year, including Oktoberfest in the fall. Helen, Georgia is a Bavarian-themed town complete with cobblestone streets and gingerbread trim on the storefronts. Other area attractions include…

  • Alpine Amusement Park
  • Unicoi State Park
  • Scenic Highway 197
  • White water rafting
  • Georgia Museum of Art in Athens
  • Anna Ruby Falls

If you find yourself struggling to get out to the campground as much as you would like, a camping membership option like this can be a fantastic solution. With concierge amenities like RV storage and setup, it’s worth checking out if you are near the northeastern mountains of Georgia.

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See you at the campground,

Stephanie + Jeremy

RV Family Travel Atlas

16 Jun

Campground #32 Stone Mountain Park in Georgia

Stone Mountain ParkGeorgia

On episode #32 of Campground of the Week, Keith and Tia Sims from soulfulrvfamily.com are reviewing their favorite place to camp close to home. Stone Mountain Park is located just minutes away from downtown Atlanta, but it offers an amazing campground retreat for RVers and tenters.

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07 Apr

Campground #22: Lazydays RV Resort near Tampa, Florida


Lazydays RV Resort Tampa FLorida

You may have seen it on TV, but this week Keith and Tia Sims are taking us behind the scenes at Lazydays RV Resort located about 15 miles east of Tampa, Florida.

Lazydays in Florida is the closest thing you can get to an RV village, hosting a huge dealership, service center, and camping supply store in addition to the campground. You will want to make reservations far in advance if you will be visiting during the Florida RV Supershow that takes place nearby in January.

In addition to the pool, tennis courts, and playground, Keith and Tia enjoyed the meal vouchers that are provided to all campers. You will have to listen to hear them share the very best campsite in the entire campground…

Pet lovers rejoice–the doggie playgrounds are top notch!

What else did they explore in the area?

  • Legoland
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium Museum of Science and Industry
  • Ybor City
  • Tampa beaches

The Tampa Bay City Pass will help you save money if you are going to check out a lot of the area attractions.

Good eats?

  • Columbia Restaurant
  • Charley’s Steak House
10 Mar

Campground Review #18: Nashville KOA in Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville KOA in Nashville, Tennessee

On episode #18 of Campground of the Week, Keith and Tia Sims give us a fantastic review of their favorite place to stay when visiting Nashville, Tennessee. The Nashville KOA has rebranded as a Resort, so it has all the activities and amenities that you would expect from the top KOAs around the country.

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31 Dec

Campground #8: Smoky Mountain Premier RV Resort in Cosby, Tennessee

In Campground of the Week Episode #8, Keith and Tia Sims review a new Good Sam campground, the Smoky Mountain Premier RV Resort in Cosby, Tennessee which recently won Tennessee Campground of the Year.Smoky Mountain Premier RV Resort

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is our country’s most visited NPS site, and there is no shortage of wonderful camping options. So what makes the Smoky Mountain Premier RV Resort stand out from the rest?

Customer service, for starters. Listen as Keith and Tia describe the warm welcome and hospitality they experienced during their stay. They also talk about the amenities available right now…and the ones that are coming in the near future as the campground develops further.

Of course, Keith and Tia highlight some of the amazing activities available in this popular region.

Let us know if you have stayed at this campground, or if you are planning a visit in the future. You can also leave any recommendations for area attractions in the comments below.

See you at the campground!

10 Dec

Campground #4: Beverly Beach Camptown RV Resort, Florida

On Campground of the Week #4, our Southern correspondents Keith and Tia Sims are reviewing Beverly Beach Camptown RV Resort in Flagler Beach, Florida.

beverly beach camptown rv resort florida

This private campground, located directly on white sands of the Florida Atlantic Coast, is a Good Sam member and a wonderful destination for either a family vacation or a romantic getaway.

Keith and Tia recommend splurging on the premier Oceanfront sites, but there are also more affordable options in Camper’s Village, the sites located on the other side of Highway A1A.

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