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The 7 Best Places To Go Glamping In Colorado

Spending a night or two sleeping under the stars is a memorable experience at any time of the year, but if the thoughts of ‘pitching the tent’ fill you dread, then fear not. There’s plenty of luxurious places to go glamping in Colorado. You can experience the vast outdoors without giving up any home comforts.

Here’s our pick of the very best…

Best Places To Go Glamping In Colorado

1. Dunton-Hot Springs

This is truly a unique glamping experience located near a restored 19th-century ghost town with a mineral hot springs. This five-star property sits against the stunning backdrop of the San Juan Mountain Range. The River Camping ground is located just four miles from Dunton Hot Springs. For a luxury stay, this place ticks all the boxes.

Eight lavish safari-style tents all have a gas stove, a luxurious bed and furnishings, a bathroom with a full soaking tub, and a private lounging terrace. Guests also have access to the historic structures at the hot springs which include a spa, a well-stocked library, and a saloon (original Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid).

2. Collective Vail- Wolcott

Nestled in the Rockies, this luxurious glamping retreat is set across a 1,000-acre property. Tents have electricity, an attached private bathroom, and a king-size or two single beds. You won’t want to leave this cosy space…

Complimentary water and snacks are provided each day, and you can even request farm-to-table private dining. Prepare for activity-packed days ranging from hiking, rafting, fishing, yoga, zip-lining, picnics, and board games. They also have nightly campfires, roasting S’mores, and a complimentary wine tasting at the Vines at Vail Winery, which is located right on site.

3. Royal Gorge- Canon City

Located an hour from Colorado Springs and minutes away from the Royal Gorge Bridge (one of the world’s highest suspension bridges). From whizzing across a zipline or soaring in a gondola, there’s plenty of activities to keep you busy throughout the day.

The tent has a generous queen-size bed with luxurious linen and many home comforts.  Enjoy the outdoors from your wood deck, which includes a picnic table, and a private campfire ring too!

4. Farm Stay- Carbondale

This is the perfect experience for animals lovers: zebus are grazing in the pasture, baby pigs are often roaming and the alpacas love to give kisses! The farm offers tours and “Alpaca Picnics” and local insights to the best spots in the Rockies.

Enjoy delicious locally roasted coffee in the morning and a barbecue grill for supper.  There is a dug-in large communal fire pit for singing and s’ mores in the evening. There is a yurt and two safari tents that are available as part of their Glamping community.

5. Rocky Mountain Treehouse

Perched 25 feet off the ground high in the trees, this is ideal for those who loved playing in treehouses as a kid.

The winding rock staircase leads to the front door of this massive treehouse which comes with two balconies, with sweeping views of some of Colorado’s most impressive landscape. The treehouse has a wood-burning stove, full-size kitchen, a bathroom with a rock shower, a bedroom sleeping loft with four beds, and a campfire area.

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6. Joyful Journey- Hot Springs

These fully-furnished, heated yurts are perfect for any time of the year. Private and removed from the general area, with separate bathhouses, the yurts offer breathtaking views and only a short stroll to the pools.

The hot springs are the main attraction here. The water is a sodium bicarbonate type with significant levels of boron, calcium, lithium, and magnesium along with several other beneficial minerals. These have been known to increase metabolism, accelerate healing, soothe muscles, improve blood circulation and detoxify the body’s lymphatic system!

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7. Arapaho Valley Ranch

Situated on a stunning 200-acre family-owned guest ranch located in Colorado’s beautiful Grand County. Surrounded by the Arapaho National Forest, your days will be filled with amazing hiking trails, waterfalls, and a visit to the historic steam engines from the old town of Monarch.

Each tent has a Queen Bed, a Camp Kitchen, and on request can provide 2 cots with bedding. These tents can fit up to 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children very comfortably. Each tent has its own wooden deck and overlooks Little Indian Lake. At the bottom of each deck is your very own Fire Pit for a more intimate experience during your stay.

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Siobhan McKenny