Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest has won an all around “A” rating from GuestRated.com as well as top awards from the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds and the Jellystone Park Camp-Resort chain
HARRISVILLE, Penn., Dec. 9, 2011 – When Denny Quigley bought the 164-site Kozy Rest Kampground 11 years ago, it was a run down park with very little seasonal or overnight business.
It’s a different story today.
As one of the newest additions to the Jellystone Park Camp-Resort chain of resorts, Kozy Rest is a popular camping destination with fun family activities, weekend entertainment as well as cabin and yurt rentals. It’s also one of the highest rated campgrounds in the country.
In the past four weeks, in fact, the Harrisville-based campground has received:
• The “Park of the Year” Award from the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, the most prestigious award available in the private campground industry.
• An “A” rating from GuestRated.com, a Murrieta, Calif.-based company that tracks online consumer ratings of campgrounds across the country. This is the forth year in a row that Kozy Rest has received an all around “A” rating from GuestRated.com.
• Four awards from Milford, Ohio-based Leisure Systems Inc., the company that franchises Jellystone Parks across the country. Kozy Rest received Leisure Systems’ highest award, the Pinnacle Award for Outstanding Achievement and Excellence, as well as awards for Rookie of the Year, Recreational Programming and Outstanding Customer Service.
Quigley said he and his family have come a long way since they acquired the campground just over a decade ago.
“I remember attending my first campground industry conference in 2000 and seeing campgrounds receive the ‘Park of the Year’ award and thinking that would be great to get, but I have so, so much work to do. Where do I start?”
Quigley and his son, Gary, found the path to success by attending the School of RV Park and Campground Management in Ogelbay, W.V. and soliciting ideas from faculty members on ways they could improve their park’s facilities, amenities and service.
The Quigleys started by improving the campground’s landscaping and adding a campground store, complete with propane and ice. They later added rental cabins and a mini-golf course.
Even after joining the Jellystone Park chain in January, the Quigleys continued to add more features to their park, including an inflatable bouncer, a mining sluice and a dog park.
The good news for the Quigleys, of course, is that these improvements are not only translating into national recognition for their campground, but increased business as the park attracts growing numbers of families from Pennsylvania and across the Northeast.
“It feels so good,” Denny Quigley said. “All of the education on customer service and business planning that Gary and I received is paying off.”
GUEST REVIEWS AWARD
TRAILER LIFE DIRECTORY AWARD
100 Top Rated Good Sam RV Parks
For Outstanding achievement & commitment to excellence as one of the
WOODALL’S NORTH AMERICAN CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
In recognition of their time & Investment in attaining The Highest Woodall’s Rating
GROVE CITY ALLIED NEWS
2011 READERS’ CHOICE AWARD
PENNSYLVANIA CAMPGROUND OWNERS ASSOCIATION
2010 3rd PLACE COMMUNICATION AWARDBest Promotional Piece
2009 1st PLACE COMMUNICATION AWARDTourism Employee of the Year for the State of Pennsylvania– Bob Miller
2008 1st PLACE COMMUNICATION AWARDBest Souvenir
2008 3rd PLACE COMMUNICATION AWARDBest Website
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