Yogi Bear Parks Grow With More Rental Options
Milford, Ohio-based Leisure Systems Inc. (LSI), franchisor of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts, continues to diversify its choice of accommodations while also expanding the organized family activities for campers.
According to a press release, parks are increasingly renting furnished cabins, cottages, yurts and teepees in addition to providing traditional tent camping and RV sites. LSI reported that rentals now account for 2,000 sites across the Jellystone Park network.
“Rentals are key because they enable us to make our parks accessible to families who haven’t camped before or who don’t have their own camping equipment,” Wisher said, adding that cabins and other rental units provided 26% of Jellystone Park revenue in 2013, even though they only accounted for 12% of LSI’s 17,000 sites system wide.
“Rental units contribute a large portion of income to our network. Occupancy levels in rental accommodations are also higher than the typical RV site,” Wisher said.
Wisher noted that several Jellystone Parks also have significant numbers of park model cabins with fully furnished kitchens and bathrooms, providing another option for campers.