Nicole Tj
April 12, 2022

Where to Go Glamping in Colorado

Colorado is a beautiful state, where you’re spoilt for choice with so many amazing places to visit and explore. And guess what? There are plenty of ways to enjoy nature while sleeping in luxurious surroundings, thanks to the abundance of sensational glamping options to choose from.

Since the turn of the century, glamorous camping – a.k.a. ‘glamping’ – has become a popular recreational activity. More and more people want to experience everything there is to enjoy in nature while also having access to a soft mattress, hot water and a functional toilet. And we don’t blame them.

Whether you're looking for glamping experiences in Colorado or adventures in the wilderness, you can now get the best of this state and tuck yourself into luxurious linens at the same time.

Why Colorado for glamping?

There are over 50 Rocky Mountain peaks in Colorado that are higher than 14,000 feet, providing travellers with breathtaking scenic vistas and a wealth of adventure opportunities. 

You can start your unforgettable Rocky Mountain adventure from an all-inclusive Western ranch, or explore the high backcountry from a yurt. The site even has ancient Tyrannosaurus Rex footprints, which can be seen before retiring to a luxurious cabin.

1: Collective Vail

4098 CO-131, Wolcott, Colorado. (From $150/night)

Collective Vail is a gorgeous glamping site near Vail, Colorado, about 25 miles west of Vail and 20 miles east of Eagle International Airport. Set in the stunning Colorado mountains, this property offers a breath of fresh air and the chance to do something different. 

Various accommodations are available to fit every type of travel style from the rustic comfort of the Summit Tent to the elegant eclecticism of the Journey Tent. The luxury tents feature local furnishings and decor, plush king beds, Adirondack chairs on private outdoor decks, and private ensuite bathrooms.

2: Arapaho Valley Ranch

8992 Co Rd 6, Granby, Colorado. (From $175/night)

This beautiful family-owned, Colorado guest ranch is nestled in the beautiful Grand County region. The Arapaho Valley Ranch area is at the base of the Indian Peaks Wilderness, just two hours from Denver.

Located at the beginning of the Indian Peaks Wilderness, the property runs along the South Fork of the Colorado River. Camping, cabins, and a lodge are available at this off the grid mountain resort with community fire pits, a stocked trout pond, and river access.

3: Beyul Retreat

26604 Frying Pan Rd, Meredith, Colorado. (From $131/night)

There is no other wilderness lodge, retreat, or gathering space like Beyul Retreat. Beyul is located in the Frying Pan River Valley, one hour from Aspen, deep in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. 

Beyul Retreat is a wilderness lodge, personal retreat, and gathering space unlike any other. From the property, you can hike or snowshoe to over a dozen alpine lakes, fish on the Gold Medal Frying Pan River or rock climb in the Pan Handle, Lime Creek and 7 Castles.

The cabin has a wood-burning stove and a kitchenette so you can enjoy a cozy night's sleep. In addition to the main lodge, guests have access to a hot tub, sauna, cold plunge, and private hiking trails. 

4: Puma Hills

20859 County Road 77 Lake George, Colorado. (From $200/night)

Unlike all other glamping destinations, Pumas Hills is unique. In addition to providing a relaxing experience, it also facilitates the emotional and physical healing of veterans and first responders suffering from PTSD.

The area around Pumas Hills is located in the Tarryall Valley which is steeped in history. The valley was also the route that wagons used to take to bring supplies from Colorado City to the mining camps of Tarryall and Hamilton, in the 1850s.

Puma Hills offers recreational opportunities for people of all abilities to immerse themselves in the Colorado Mountains.

5: Black Tree Resort

8463 Co Rd 92, Lake George, Colorado. (Rates available after booking)

In order to connect families, Black Tree Resort at Lake George offers fully furnished wall tents with handcrafted furniture and more. There are luxury glamping resorts that cater to families and active couples looking for unique camping experiences.

With its emphasis on providing a natural setting for families to spend time together while immersing themselves in nature, Black Tree Resort offers the ideal location for stress relief, relaxation, and exploration. The space is furnished with two queen-sized beds, a loveseat, an oven, a dining table, and solar-powered outlets and lighting. Tents also have their own bathrooms.

6: Tenessee Pass Sleep Yurts

E Tennessee Rd, Leadville, Colorado. (From $250/night)

Spend a night or two under a blanket of Colorado stars in your very own cozy yurt at Tennessee Pass. Each sleep yurt has log beds (complete with down comforters) and a beautiful soapstone wood stove, making them the perfect way to end a perfect day in the Colorado wilderness.

7: Never Summer Nordic Yurts

247 Co Rd 41, Walden, Colorado. (From $120/night)

Explore the Colorado State Forest State Park and stay in these backcountry yurts located in secluded locations. In any season, there is something for everyone, whether you want to go backcountry skiing for a week or have a romantic weekend getaway.

Many trails are accessible on foot from the yurt, and you can drive right up to it. It's a wonderful chance to disconnect from technology and reconnect with nature without a cell phone, running water, or electricity. However, you'll never feel cold thanks to the wood-burning stove.

Tips for glamping in Colorado

  • Ensure your camping trip goes smoothly by learning how to choose the right campsite and figuring out what to bring.
  • Determine your level of comfort. Whether you plan to stay at a fully-furnished, fully-stocked glampsite or bring your own camping gear will determine what items you should pack for your next glamping trip. 
  • By learning what facilities will be available, you can determine what creature comforts and personal items will be required and which ones will be provided for you. 

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