KOA Port Huron, MI – great times!

If any of you live near Sarnia, Ont. this is a place where you might want to check out for a family trip or just a bunch of friends hanging out (like our neighbours this past weekend).

Ever since I visited this place in the summer of 2010, I have been hooked.

They have so many things for kids to do!

The 2 pools, bumper boats and water balloon wars are seasonal so they end at Labour Day.

But there are still go-karts, mini put-put, batting cages, bank-shot and other fun things to do right next door at Sawmill City. You just walk through the gate.

The KOA itself is about a 10 minute drive once you get over the Bluewater Bridge and located near gas stations, grocery stores and fast food outlets if you need that stuff.

Your accomodations can range from bringing your own trailer, to renting a basic cabin to renting a “fancy cabin” as I call them – the second pic looks just like the one we just rented.

Now, for $55 you can get a basic cabin. This includes a Queen bed and a bunkbed with air conditioning. I have rented these before and they are OK. For an extra $15 you can get 2 rooms with the big bed up front and 2 sets of bunkbeds in back – with air.

These are OK and some you can get with a fridge/microwave combo for a few bucks more.

Twice this summer we splurged and got the “Deluxe Cabin” which range in price from $150 – $180 a night depending on what you get. This time we got the $150/night one which had a full bathroom, kitchen, kitchen table, TV, futon to sleep on and 2 bedrooms which had a bunkbed in one and a Queen bed in the other.

For those contemplating going with small kids, the bathroom itself made paying the extra worth it.

Well…maybe…it’s almost $100 more a night than the basic ones.

Here is an idea. If you are going with a group of friends and you usually get 2-4 basic cabins in a row or in the same area, consider getting 2 “Deluxe Cabins”.

For 4 basic cabins you can sleep 4 families at a cost of $55 x 4  = $220

For 2 Deluxe Cabins you can still sleep 4 families (might need a mattress) at a cost of $150 x 2 = $300.

So…is it worth paying an extra $20 a night to have your own washroom, shower, TV, kitchen, eating area, porch, Weber BBQ, etc ? I’ve been there enough – yes it is.

I paid for it on points again. Check our Amex page how.

If you got the Amex Gold Rewards Card, and refered your partner to it you would have a total of 60,000 points or $600 in travel, or 4 NIGHTS IN A DELUXE CABIN! FOR FREE.

That’s why I love their sign-up bonus.

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