This post was made possible by Hersheypark who provided us with a cabin overnight at no charge. We appreciate their support of Jersey Family Fun that allows us to share with families information about local family campgrounds we think families will enjoy.
Our first visit to Hersheypark Camping Resort
Believe it or not despite, our history of sending writers to visit Hersheypark, I have not had the chance to take my own boys. That was until last weekend when we were invited up to be part of Hersheypark’s fun in kicking off their Christmas activities. To make our overnight visit possible, we were treated to a stay at the Hersheypark Camping Resort. I have to say I was blown away by what a ‘sweet’ cabin it was for me and my boys.
Our Hersheypark cabin may have been a 1 bedroom deluxe but don’t let that name fool you. It was spacious. The large living room gave my boys plenty of room to stretch out and play. The multiple bunk beds also provided lots of sleeping room, meaning next time we just might have to bring some extra friends along. Even though my boys had had a long day of school, then a drive up to Hershey, and then a few hours of Hershey fun they didn’t appear to be tired when we stepped into the cabin. This new ‘cool’ space gave them an extra burst of energy. They wasted no time checking out all the little details of our cabin as I unpacked.
Once they finally were ready to rest, we unpacked their sleeping bags for the bunk beds. The heat from the living room unit easily made its way into their room to keep them warm throughout the night. I enjoyed the privacy and comfort of the sofa bed in the living room space. My 7 year old was impressed with himself that it was so easy to set up that he could even do it. Again, I just used my sleeping bag for the night.
While we enjoyed dinner in Hersheypark, Saturday morning I needed to have other plans. Since the park doesn’t open till noon (for the Christmas season) that gave me plenty of time to make breakfast and lunch in our cabin before we headed out. This kitchen was STOCKED. There were cups, plates, silverware, and pots and pans. Cooking away from home was very easy. I appreciated not having to feel like I needed to bring my whole kitchen, just to cook. If you take advantage of the kitchenette, just don’t forget to bring dish soap. I didn’t come prepared but thankfully did have some paper products with me so we didn’t leave behind a mess. You’ll also find a grocery store within miles of Hersheypark making it easy to stock up on anything you might have forgotten or decided you wanted.
The dining room table has two chairs and two benches, you could easily pull it away from the wall into the living room space to seat up to 6 people. Take a look at more of our Hersheypark cabin in the video below.
Here’s our video tour of the Hersheypark Camping Resort 1 Bedroom Deluxe Cabin
The Hersheypark Camping Resort 1 Bedroom Deluxe Cabin has
- The front room
- Sofa bed
- Ceiling fans
- Spacious room
- Side table that can double as seating for the kitchen table
- Small flat screen tv
- Heating/AC unit
- The kitchen area
- Regular-sized refrigerator
- Ample cabinet space with most kitchen utensils, plates, cups, silverware
- Coffee maker
- 2 burner range
- Table with seating for 4-6 (depending on if you use both benches.)
- There is a room off the main front room, separated by a door, that has 2 bunk beds, one that is a twin over a twin, the other is a twin over a full. Bunk bed arrangements vary by cabin.
- In front of our cabin
- Parking for 1 -2 vehicles
- Picnic Table
While you might not think of a cabin as a great place to stay during these colder months, I assure you this cabin was plenty warm enough for our needs. It was just what we needed for this little retreat away from South Jersey and to start thinking about Christmas. We were close enough for all the fun of Hersheypark yet far enough away to have some much needed downtime too. We can’t wait to wrap up our Hersheypark at Christmas stories to share with you and we certainly can’t wait to return to a Hersheypark cabin like this again in the future.
Hersheypark Camping Resort offers
- Several playgrounds
- Two swimming pools and a kiddie pool (Open May – September)
- Indoor game room with change machine
- Gift Shop with souvenirs & basic groceries
- Basketball, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, and shuffleboard courts (equipment can be checked out from camp office with a small deposit.)
- Movie nights, live entertainment…and so much more! (May-October)
- Fire rings and picnic tables
- WiFi is available throughout the Campground
- Self-service laundry
- Ice, wood, and LP gas available
- Dumping station
- Paved roads
Hersheypark Camping Resort offers these camping accommodations
- Deluxe Cabins that sleep 7, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom
- Log Cabins that sleep 4 – 6
- Tent Campsites
- RV Campsites
- Click over to learn more about these camping accommodations (http://www.hersheyparkcampingresort.com/accommodations)
What you should know if you stay at the Hersheypark Camping Resort
- Hersheypark Camping Resort is open year-round but some activities and indoor plumbing are restricted during the winter months.
- Some cabins do not have indoor plumbing or bathrooms and others do.
- Cabins do not include toiletries or dish soap, don’t forget to pack your own.
- The Campground does not supply bedding or towels. We used sleeping bags for my boys to make it more convenient.
- Check in during the day BEFORE going to check out the Hersheypark attractions or come back early enough in the day before the office closes.
- Take advantage of the shuttles that run back and forth between the camping resort and Hersheypark. They run every 30 minutes and were a great way to avoid parking fees or long walks back and forth to your car. On the day of your checkout or check in you can leave your car in the camping resort parking lot as well. We found that to be super convenient.
- Hersheypark Camping Resort is open year-round for your visit so click here to plan your camping trip there.
Hersheypark Camping Resort
is located at 1200 Sweet Street (formerly Matlack Road), Hummelstown, PA 17036. Their number is (717) 534-8995.
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