Kristin Rieke of Rak’Designs will design three tiny house RVs, which will be available for rent this summer at Jellystone Parks in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia 02.16.2017KANSAS CITY, Feb. 14, 2017 — Kristin Rieke normally works as a residential interior designer for custom homes in the greater Kansas City area.But this spring, Rieke […]
Nancy And Richard Felber Earn The National “Entrepreneur Of The Year Award” From The Company That Franchises Jellystone Parks 01.31.2017MOUNT GILEAD, Ohio, Jan. 31, 2017 — Richard and Nancy Felber have only had their Jellystone Park™ franchise for a little over three years, but each year they’ve won national awards for their efforts.Their latest accolade is […]
Jellystone Park™ At Shangri-La Receives Highest Inspection Rating Of All 80 Jellystone Parks Across The United States And Canada In 2016 01.31.2017MILTON, Penn., Jan. 31, 2017 — The Jellystone Park at Shangri-La has won an award for achieving the highest inspection rating of all 80 Jellystone Parks across the U.S. and Canada in 2016.The Milton […]
Tumbleweed Partners With Jellystone Parks To Offer The Jellystone Park™ Tiny Home RV Designer Challenge 01.26.2017Most people are fascinated with tiny houses.But have you ever thought of what you would do if you could design your own tiny house?Now’s your chance.Sonoma, Calif.-based Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, the nation’s largest tiny home builder, has partnered with […]
Tracy Czambel was a single mother when park owner Randy Work hired her as his activities director in 1996. She later advanced to general manager and helped manage the park as it grew to become one of the most popular camping destinations in Pennsylvania. 01.24.2017MILL RUN, Penn., January 2017 — For many years, the Jellystone […]
Leisure Systems, Inc. Plans Intensive Five-Day Training Session For Park Owners And Their Employees 01.24.2017MILFORD, Ohio, Jan. 24, 2017 — Leisure Systems, Inc.’s growing sales, profitability and brand power landed the Jellystone Park franchisor a spot in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500® listing for the first time this year.The 80-unit Jellystone Park franchise network generated more […]
Leisure Systems, Inc. Is Ranked Among The Franchise Elite In Entrepreneur’s Esteemed 38th Annual Franchise 500® 01.18.2017MILFORD, Ohio, Jan. 12, 2017 — Leisure Systems, Inc.’s growing sales and profitability landed the Jellystone Park franchisor a spot in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500® listing.With $106 million in sales in 2016, Leisure Systems was ranked 472 for its […]
The award winning Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Cave City is gearing up for $10.7 million expansion that will include the addition of 200 campsites, 31 rental cabins as well as water slides and swimming pools and other new amenities.
Eight years ago, Phil Asztalos and his wife, Analyn, opened the 100-site Jellystone Park in Bremen with a simple dream of owning and operating their own family campground. Little did they know that they would eventually receive national recognition for achieving some of the strongest year over year gains in business in the entire Jellystone Park chain. But they achieved this milestone earlier this month when they received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Leisure Systems, Inc., the Milford, Ohio-based company that franchises Jellystone Parks.
Six years ago, Ronnie Bowyer and his staff at Rustic Creek Ranch made a strategic decision to join the Jellystone Park network as a way of targeting families who wanted a fun place to camp with lots of organized activities and wholesome family entertainment. But Bowyer and his staff didn’t stop there. They continued to improve the North Texas Jellystone Park with many new rental accommodations and amenities, including a laser tag area, a gaga ball pit and an air zone with inflatable slides and jumpers. Next to the campground, they even built a 26,000 square foot water play park called Pirate’s Cove, which currently has seven water slides, a 700 foot long lazy river and a paintball play area. The improvements are not only resulting in record levels of year-over-year growth, but the North Texas Jellystone is also helping to raise the bar for Jellystone Parks across North America, according to Jim Westover, vice president of operations for Leisure Systems, Inc. (LSI), the Milford, Ohio-based company that franchises Jellystone Parks.
Roger & Anna Barry – Fremont, IN
When we joined the Jellystone Park™ system in 1980, we were a small operation without a plan. What we have learned through the years from LSI and our fellow Yogi Bear™ owners and operators has been extremely valuable. We now have over 500 sites, RV Sales, waterslides, and a seven family member team of owners and operating managers. We couldn’t have done it w…
Brent Fannin – Delaware Beaches
2011 was our first year as a Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™. We saw record occupancy levels with increases of more than 35% year over year! The addition of nine cabins to our park yielded occupancy levels well over 90% each weekend! The conversion to a Jellystone Park™ did exactly what we expected – it grew our business.
Denny Quigley & Tami Alessio – Harrisville, PA2011 was our first year as a Jellystone Park™. Since then, we have definitely noticed that we are attracting a lot more guests from a much larger radius that extends nationwide. And we are seeing more guests from Canada. Over this three year time period, our store sales have increased almost 45%! The increased business also helped to allow us to do…
Erv & Marilyn Banes – Frankenmuth, MI
We decided to convert to the Jellystone Park™ system in 1996 because the market conditions were changing. Several of our colleagues had converted and grown in the process. We found that by changing our customer base to families, rather than seniors, we expanded.
The advantage of a Jellystone Park™ is that it is so much more alive than the average park. Plu…
Joey Coleman & Rick Coleman – Tabor City, NC
In 2001, we began a unique challenge to build a campground on our family farm 35 miles inland from Myrtle Beach. People responded to our design of large concrete pads, full hook-ups, plenty of open space, and ultimate customer service. But we soon had “growing pains” with procedures and operations.
In 2003, we joined Jellystone Park™. The operations…
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Where: Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in Burleson, TX (near Dallas/Ft. Worth)
When: September 16 & 17, 2017
Cost: $350/couple which includes 2 nights in a Premium Luxury Cottage Cabin and lunch.
Space is limited! Click here for details and to register.