Colorado is known for its breathtaking mountain ranges, stunning scenery, woodlands, and of course, great glamping options. Glamping, or ‘glamourous camping’, means you can be at one with nature, camping under the stars, and roasting marshmallows on the fire, with the comfort of a bed, working toilet, and many other modern amenities. It’s the perfect way to explore the great outdoors without roughing it in a sleeping bag on the floor of a tent. From log cabins through to yurts and luxury tents, here are the best options for glamping in Colorado:
1. Evergreens on Fall River at Estes Park
The Evergreens on Fall River are a beautiful collection of log cabins complete with the basic necessities to keep you comfortable while being in the heart of nature. The cabins are located right beside the entrance to the Rocky Mountains National Park, meaning it’s a great base to explore the park and go on hiking day trips. The cabins offer incredible views of the nearby Fall River. You can choose from one or two bedroom cabins complete with a cozy living room area. The cabins also have WiFi, a kitchenette, dining area and private deck, topped off with picturesque riverside views. There are plenty of things to do onsite, from enjoying some time in a hot tub through to taking a scenic walk around the cabin grounds or relaxing in one of the site’s hammocks.
2. Dunton River Camp
You don’t get more of a luxury camping experience than the cabins at Dunton River Camp, a high-end ranch located in Dunton Hot Springs. The resort boasts a series of stunning cabins located in a 19th-century ghost town set within an alpine valley. The cabins, which also date back to the 19th century and have since been beautifully restored, come complete with five-star luxury amenities. There’s also a camping option in the form of lavish safari-style tents. Each tent comes complete with comfortable beds and a large bathtub, and meals are served communal/family style in the original farmhouse on the property from back when the camp was a working ranch.
3. Tennessee Pass Sleep Yurts, Leadville
The Tennessee Pass Sleep Yurts are located by the Sawatch Mountains at Tennessee Pass, in Leadville. The yurts offer breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Each yurt comes with a handcrafted log bed, comfortable mattresses, chairs, and kitchenettes. There’s solar-powered electricity in the yurts, however, we think it’s better to leave your phone at home and get totally off-the-grid. While the yurts come complete with a kitchen, if you don’t feel like cooking, it’s just a short walk to the Tennessee Pass Cookhouse, which is a delicious, fine-dining restaurant.
4. Never Summer Nordic Yurts
The Never Summer Nordic Yurts are located within over 70,000 acres of stunning wilderness, with plenty of hiking trails and mountain peaks for you to explore. The yurts offer cozy accommodation with a wood stove, comfortable bed, cooking facilities, and lanterns. The yurts are based in an incredible alpine valley, and you can hike, bike and fish in the surrounding area. Each yurt can sleep up to nine people, and are a great place to visit with the family or as a big group of friends.
5. Echo Canyon Campground
The Echo Canyon Campground provides an awesome glamping experience in the heart of Colorado’s Royal Gorge Region. The campground is located next to a large river where you can take part in various watersports, from rafting through to kayaking. The glamping accommodation features tents with comfortable queen beds, electricity and WiFi.
6. Adventure Park Yurt
Adventure Park Yurt is a beautiful accommodation option in Lawson. The yurt features a large living area, bunk beds, a sofa, table, and chairs. There’s a dazzling sky window where you can gaze at the stars in the evening. The yurt is situated in a lush forest, and there are nearby rivers where you can kayak and whitewater raft.
7. Mongolian Yurt in Durango
This Mongolian Yurt in Durango features a stunning, hand-painted, framework and comes with all the luxurious amenities you might need to keep yourself comfortable. The cozy yurt features a comfortable bed, Mongolian-themed furnishings and a small stove so you can prepare a hot drink in the evening. The views of the surrounding La Plata Mountains are simply breathtaking.
8. Glamping Suite Salida
If you’re looking for a romantic glamping spot, the Glamping Suite Salida is the place for you. It’s a beautiful two-room suite that has a cozy living room complete with a faux fireplace. The suite is located in the mountains near to Salida and offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.
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