Horse Cave KOA Completes Native American-Inspired Teepee “Glamping”

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Available for rent July 1

HORSE CAVE, Ky. – Campgrounds of America began in 1962, when campsites rented for $1.75. Now, Fastford through 2022, and the only local KOA is celebrating the organization’s 60th anniversary by going back to the start.

Horse Cave KOA has stepped up its “glamping” game yet again…this time with 600 square foot canvas teepees!

When the pandemic hit in 2020, Kampground owners from the Gedda family got to work introducing four Conestoga boxcars in 2020, two treehouses in 2021, and now two canvas teepees inspired by Native American culture.

Horse Cave KOA owner Jason Gedda said, “We are thrilled to celebrate KOA’s 60th anniversary.

Gedda says their campgrounds have already broken their own records, both last year and this year already.

The Gedda Family Campground is just one part of the county’s well-oiled tourist chain.

“Hart County tourism is growing,” said Sandra Wilson, executive director of Horse Cave/Hart Co. Tourism. “The outdoor adventure experiences were really great even during Covid for the past two years, and the RV and camping experiences have really increased.”

But why tepees?

Gedda says he and his family wanted to pay homage to KOA’s original roots to celebrate their 60th anniversary.

“We took the symbols from the Native American tipis of the past and put them on our tipis as well. We have the Morning Star. We also have the warrior spirits, and each color represents a different meaning as well,” he explained.

Wilson says their outdoor adventure capital of Kentucky is making a name for itself with tourists.

“We are expecting another very good year. People coming down the freeway really love our outdoor experiences here in Hart County,” she said.

The ‘glamping’ tipis, with a kitchenette, a bathroom, two bedrooms, including an upstairs mezzanine, a lounge area and air conditioning begin to be rented on July 1.

“It’s great outside. Come and enjoy the outdoors,” Gedda urges.

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