Lava Hot Springs KOA gets upgraded cabins

Oct 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Pack your bags
BY ANDI TILLOTSON    The bedroom in a new KOA Campground cabin in Lava Hot Springs.

BY ANDI TILLOTSON
The bedroom in a new KOA Campground cabin in Lava Hot Springs.

By GREG EICHELBERGER
For the Journal

LAVA HOT SPRINGS — An open house will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to allow people to view and tour the nine new cabins now in place at the KOA Campground at the east end of Lava Hot Springs (100 Bristol Park Lane). The structures were added to the nine existing ones. The event coincides with the annual celebration of Oktoberfest in the community.

The work was completed in July by Kody and Andi Tillotson, who have owned the grounds for the past three years.

“These are deluxe cabins,” said Andi, who, like Kody, was born and raised in Lava Hot Springs. “When we leased the property from the state, it was always our intention to expand. Just knowing Lava needed more lodging during the tourist seasons was our motivation.”

A typical upgrade is fully furnished and consists of two beds (where four can sleep comfortably), air conditioning and heating, bathrooms, running water, satellite television, Wi-Fi, linens, a microwave and a barbecue grill on the deck. The cost of the new structures run from $159 to $230 per night, depending on the season. All nine overlook the Portneuf River.

BY ANDI TILLOTSON The new KOA Campground Cabins in Lava Hot Springs.

BY ANDI TILLOTSON The new KOA Campground Cabins in Lava Hot Springs.

“These new cabins will be available all yearround,” said Andi. “This is the first year we have made this available, but the popularity of Lava Hot Springs has been increasing year after year. It’s amazing how many people come to visit.”

The grounds, which encompass 18 acres, also allow tent and recreational vehicle camping, as well as cabin rentals. In addition , the venueprovides clean shower facilities, laundromat, a pavilion with an outdoor kitchen, a playground, horseshoe pits, volleyball, tether-ball, gift shop/convenience store, fire pits, fishing and Wi-Fi. Firewood is for sale at the campground, and fishing licenses are sold at our local Sunnyside gas station.

From its website, “Downtown Lava Hot Springs is only a short walk away from the KOA campground, where one may find the beautiful world famous natural hot springs, and Olympic-sized swimming pool/water park. Floating the natural Portneuf River is a very popular adventure,” it reads. “Discounted tube rentals are available at check-in or anytime during your stay. Check-in is 3 p.m. and check-out is 11 a.m.”

For more information on reservations and prices on the new cabins or the Saturday open house, please call 208-776-5295 or 800-562-3642 or visit their website, koa.com  / campgrounds/lava-hotsprings.

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