Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts has secured significant recognition in the family travel and outdoor hospitality sectors.
The campground network recently received the prestigious Good Housekeeping’s 2024 Family Travel Award and garnered top industry honors from the OHI.
Good Housekeeping, renowned for its meticulous evaluations, designated Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts as a winner in the All-Star Campgrounds category. This recognition builds upon the network’s previous acknowledgment in the 2023 Good Housekeeping Family Travel Awards, where it excelled in the Super-Fun Camp-Resort category. Good Housekeeping’s assessors conducted comprehensive site visits to various Jellystone Park locations as part of their evaluation process.
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts also secured top honors from OHI, formerly known as the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC). OHI’s recent announcement of its 2023 Park of the Year awards saw the Jellystone Park in Harrisville, Pa. emerging as the victor in the Medium Park category. In the Large Park category, both the Golden Valley Jellystone Park location in North Carolina and the Jellystone Park Larkspur, Colorado location received prestigious accolades.
The recognition of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts extends beyond these recent accolades. Earlier this year, several Jellystone Park locations, including those in Mill Run, Penn., Burleson, Tex., and Pelahatchie, Miss., earned distinction by being ranked among the top six RV parks in the United States in USATODAY’s 10Best 2023 Readers’ Choice competition. This national recognition underscores the quality and appeal of Jellystone Park destinations.
Rob Schutter, president of Camp Jellystone franchisor, expressed his profound satisfaction with the recognition received by the franchisees. He commended their unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional entertainment experiences for families, even in the face of challenging circumstances. This dedication has played a pivotal role in securing these esteemed awards and reaffirming Jellystone Park’s position as an industry leader.
Notably, Jellystone Park Pine Lakes in Pittsfield, Illinois, achieved the highest honor bestowed by Camp Jellystone – the Camp-Resort of the Year award. This prestigious award recognizes parks that exemplify the brand’s rigorous standards, requiring a score of 95 percent or higher on their annual facilities and operations assessment, sustained business growth, implementation of continuous improvements, and leadership within the industry.
The recognition garnered by Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts in Good Housekeeping’s 2024 Family Travel Awards and the OHI Park of the Year awards carries significant implications for the campground and outdoor hospitality industry. It serves as a testament to the industry’s commitment to providing exceptional experiences for families seeking outdoor adventures.
Campground, glamping, and RV park owners, along with outdoor hospitality operators, can derive valuable insights from the success of Jellystone Park. These awards set a high standard for excellence, highlighting the importance of maintaining elevated standards, implementing continuous improvements, and prioritizing customer satisfaction.
The accolades also reinforce customer trust in the Jellystone Park brand. Families can confidently choose Jellystone Park locations for their vacations, knowing they have received accolades from reputable organizations.
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts’ recent recognition in Good Housekeeping’s 2024 Family Travel Awards and the OHI Park of the Year awards underscore the campground network’s commitment to excellence in outdoor hospitality. These achievements set a standard for the industry and offer valuable insights for campground and outdoor hospitality operators. With a focus on high standards and customer satisfaction, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts continues to thrive as a leader in the outdoor recreation industry, providing families with unforgettable travel experiences.
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