If you live in Colorado, chances are you’ve been camping a time or two. The mountains offer a beautiful background for a camping get away with the pristine lakes, stunning hiking trails and unbeatable views of the stars on a dark night. But camping is not for everyone, I know many people who love to camp but don’t necessarily like the sleeping on the ground aspect. They aren’t the biggest fans of bugs or the hard floor or being in a tent that can be cold one minute and hot the next. So for those of you who love the certain aspects of camping like fires and roasting marshmallows but would like a more comfortable place to lay your head at night, you might consider looking into the wonderful world of glamping.
Glamping, or glamorous camping, has become a thing not just in Colorado but also all around the world. You have the ability to go and do all your day and night time activities like hiking and swimming and making food while at night have the luxury of going to a tent that has beds, heat/air condition and other amenities. If you are thinking this might be something you are wanting to try, look at some of these great glamping spots around Colorado for you to try with your family or with friends.
C Lazy U Ranch – since 1919, this premier guest ranch has been a favorite for Colorado residents. Now with the added glamping experience, glampers will not have to worry about setting up a tent or building a fire because that is already done when you arrive with a s’mores ready to be used.
Evergreens on Fall River – a beautiful collection of log cabins that are 1.6 miles from the entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park and 3.2 miles from Estes Park. Enjoy the stunning views of the river from your cabin as well a an optional jetted tub for two.
Colorado Cabin Adventures at Grand Lake – if you are a fan of the classic mountain cabins, this is the spot for you. Surrounded by rivers and forests, with the lake just a hop skip and jump away, this is glamping at its finest.
Windsock Acres – just outside of Creede, these cabins are known for their unique architecture and character sure to please honeymooners and architecture lovers alike.
Collective Vail – surrounded by 1,000 acres of working ranchland, this glamping experience will give you a true taste of Colorado countryside. With luxury tents prepared for your arrival, cuisine made from ingredients from surrounding areas, horseback riding and ATV tours, this is a glamping experience not to be missed.
Mountain Goat Lodge – if you are more of a camper type of glamper, head to the Mountain Goat Lodge near Salida. Retro campers that look like they are straight out of the 1950’s are parked and ready for you to come enjoy a weekend in.
If you want to experience camping this summer but with a bit of a glamorous touch, glamping might just be the thing for you. My family and I recently did it and we had a blast! If you want to know more about my experience, shoot me an email and I will gladly talk to you about where we went and my thoughts.