When you visit Colorado, chances are you’re looking to maximize your outdoor adventures. The best way to immerse yourself in nature is not by staying in a hotel, but rather enjoying a luxurious glamping experience.
These types of stays are perfect for those looking to be able to find a hiking trail right outside their backyard, or for those looking to play in the mountains during the day, and retreat back to a soft mattress and maybe a hot spring pool in the evening.
No matter where you’re visiting in Colorado, you can find a luxurious camping experience near you, perfect for maximizing your outdoor adventures.
Here is some of the best glamping Colorado has to offer!
VAIL COLLECTIVE RETREATS
For a luxurious camping experience just outside the town of Vail, visit Vail Collective Retreats. Explore one thousand acres of untouched land without sacrificing any modern day comforts.
Spend your days out in nature going horseback riding, mountain biking, or fly fishing, and then head back to the ranch for social hour or a dining experience like no other. Staying at Vail Collective is truly a relaxing and unforgettable getaway!
Accommodation Type: Glamping Tent
Amenities: Wi Fi, queen beds, exceptional dining
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ARAPAHO VALLEY RANCH
Arapaho Valley Ranch is a long time favorite in Colorado with a rich history! Located just two hours from Denver at the base of the Indian Peaks Wilderness lies this beautiful family-oriented guest ranch.
Nowadays, it is a camping and glamping facility, as well as a popular wedding destination. Not only are there always fun events happening at the ranch, but there are also plenty of great hiking trails nearby. Be sure to hike the namesake Indian Peak during your stay!
Accommodation Type: Tipis, Glamping Tents, Tent Camping, Cabins, Lodge Rooms
Amenities: Fire pits, bar, grill, pond, river, games, pavilions, dance hall
ROYAL GORGE CABINS
If you love whitewater rafting or outdoor adventure is calling your name, be sure to book a stay at Royal Gorge Cabins! This luxurious glamping destination is located in Echo Canyon in the beautiful Cañon City, Colorado.
They are known for their whitewater rafting adventures, luxurious amenities, and are just an hour outside Colorado Springs, which features popular destinations such as Garden of the Gods Park, Pike’s Peak, and the Manitou Springs Incline. Be sure to book a stay so you can experience every outdoor adventure Colorado has to offer.
Accommodation Types: Luxury glamping tents, luxury vacation cabins
Amenities: On-site restaurant, whitewater rafting tours, hiking trails and other outdoor activities nearby
ROYAL GORGE YURTS
If you’re looking for a different type of adventure or accommodation in the Royal Gorge area of Cañon City/Pike’s Peak, check out Royal Gorge Yurts. This glamping destination is located along the river and offers unique accommodation rentals, such as yurts and Airstreams.
There are also so many activities to enjoy on the property, such as fly fishing, ziplining, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, whitewater rafting, and more! Book a stay to not only see incredible mountain views, but get to experience all they have to offer as well.
Accommodation Types: Luxury yurts, Airstreams, and cabins
Amenities: Whitewater rafting tours, zipline tours, kayak and paddleboard instruction and rentals
TENTS NEAR GRAND MESA NATIONAL PARK
Immerse yourself in nature and go glamping near the McPhee Reservoir in the Grand Mesa National Forest in Southwest Colorado. Each glamping tent features a queen size bed, table, desk, and armchairs for relaxation.
For the ultimate luxurious camping experience, some even have a rooftop deck where you can sip your coffee in the morning while enjoying stunning views of the sunrise over the mountains.
Accommodation Types: Glamping tents
Amenities: WiFi, laundry, showers, picnic area, shared barbeque, paddleboard rentals
CABIN + TIPI COMBO
If you’re looking for a fun and exciting secluded cabin experience in Glenwood Springs, look no further! These unique tipi and tiny cabin rentals can fit up to six, and are the perfect accommodation to enjoy a luxurious glamping stay and all of the fun activities in the mountains around you! This is some of the best glamping Colorado has to offer.
Go whitewater rafting, visit hot springs, enjoy world class hiking trails, and stunning views all around you. My personal favorite trail in the area is Hanging Lake.
Accommodation Types: Tipi, cabin
Amenities: Fully equipped kitchen and bathroom, laundry, queen beds, loft space
DUNTON RIVER CAMP
If you’re looking for a unique stay deep in the mountains with endless opportunities for exploring and adventure, book a stay at Dunton River Camp! This camp is located on a former cattle ranch in a clearing in the majestic San Juan Mountains on the west side of the Dolores River.
The river camp features over 500 acres of wide open fields, meadows, and forests to explore! Hiking and biking is popular here, and they even provide each tent with two mountain bikes, so you can bike around the property or to one of the many beautiful hiking trails nearby.
Accommodation Types: Luxurious canvas tents
Amenities: WiFi, tubs, sauna, meals included, bar, fire pit, and more
JOYFUL JOURNEY HOT SPRINGS
The Joyful Journey Hot Springs Spa is a destination that should absolutely be on your bucket list! This luxury spa utilizes natural hot mineral water in their pools, which has no sulfur odor and will leave your skin feeling soft, healed, and rejuvenated.
This spa is located near Great Sand Dunes National Park, so it’s the perfect place to relax after playing in the mountains all day!
Accommodation Types: Tipis, yurts, hotel rooms
Amenities: WiFi, spa, yoga, hot springs pools, health and wellness classes
WeeCasa is an adorable tiny home hotel located in Lyons, Colorado. It is just about 30 minutes to Rocky Mountain National Park, earning it the nickname — the Double Gateway to the Rockies. Experience the new “American Dream,” based around outdoor adventure and living small and sustainably.
Accommodation Types: Tiny homes
Amenities: WiFi, kitchenette, fire pits, grills, games, private river access, mountain views
PINEY RIVER RANCH
Thanks to its breathtaking views of Piney Lake and the majestic Gore Range, Piney River Ranch is Vail’s most popular destination for weddings, day trips, and weekend retreats. As long as you’re looking for mountain views and outdoor adventure, it’s the perfect place for anyone to visit!
Accommodation Types: Glamping tents, cabins
Amenities: Queen beds, outdoor BBQ with propane provided, private deck, mountain views
For an alternative camping experience at the base of the San Juan Mountains, stay and play at Basecamp 550! This laid back lodge camp features a creative mix of accommodations, while offering the perfect base to explore all the hiking trails and outdoor adventures to be had nearby.
Accommodation Types: Tent/RV camping, glamping tents, tiny home rentals
Amenities: Queen beds, outdoor kitchen, mountain views
GLAMPING TENT WITH PARTY BARN
For a fun glamping experience, book a stay at Sobrillo Springs near Pagosa Springs, Colorado. This glamping, wedding, and event venue features many types of accommodations surrounded by a Party Barn, where guests can enjoy family reunions, yoga retreats, and more in between your outdoor adventures.
Stay here if you love to explore during the day and retreat to a soft mattress in the evening.
Accommodation Types: Luxury glamping tents
Amenities: Internet, deck, fireplace
TINY HOUSE AND HOT TUB
This tiny house retreat in Woodland Park, Colorado is the perfect getaway for someone looking to enjoy tiny living and all the activities in Colorado Springs.
The tiny house features quite a few sleeping areas for glampers, so you can sit back and relax in the hot tub with all of your friends, while catching up over a glass a wine and admiring the views of Pike’s Peak.
Accommodation Types: Tiny house
Amenities: WiFi, private jacuzzi/hot tub, television, 3 queen sized beds, two loft beds
Experience true off-grid camping in these sleep yurts off Tennessee Pass! Experience true comfort in the backcountry after skiing in the winter, or sip your coffee while admiring sunrise views over the mountains in the summer.
Accommodation Types: Yurts
Amenities: Room service, cook house, wood burning stoves, WiFi, cross-country skiing
For the ultimate mountain lodging experience in Colorado, look no further than Puma Hills! This is the perfect destination to experience luxurious camping and unique accommodations as close to the great outdoors as possible. All lodging includes the finest bedding, first-class amenities, and the ability to see the stars at night!
Accommodation Types: Camp sites, domes, bubble tents, tree tents, tipis, cabins, converted wagon cabins, mountain lodging
Amenities: WiFi, queen beds, stunning views
PLATTE RIVER FORT
If you’re looking to have the ultimate outdoor adventure experience in Northern Colorado, stay in one of the yurts at Platte River Fort! These yurts are perfect for those looking for a romantic getaway, some peace and solitude in the mountains, or outdoor adventure right outside their door step.
These yurts are situated right alongside the river banks and offer the perfect escape in nature. Go fly fishing in the river, and explore all the hiking trails and hot springs nearby!
Amenities: Beds, picnic tables, river tubes, fire pits, outdoor seating
No: Running water, electricity, indoor plumbing, heater/air conditioning
NEVER SUMMER NORDIC
For a remote glamping experience deep in the Colorado State Forest State Park, stay at the Never Summer Nordic yurts. These yurts are the perfect accommodation for the outdoor adventurer looking to be detached from their phones and secluded in nature.
Experience ski trails, mountain bike passes, and go fly fishing in the mountain springs, then head back to your cozy mountain retreat for a campfire in the evening!
Accommodation Types: Yurts
Amenities: Outhouses (no electricity, running water, or WiFi)
BLACK TREE RESORT
Black Tree Resort is a luxury experience combined with a beautiful nature experience. Tents are thoughtfully spaced and private. They are fully furnished including everything you could need.
Fun activities that you can experience include hiking, fishing, horseback riding, white water rafting, ATV tours and zip lining. Nearby, you can enjoy hot springs, casinos and historic activities.
Accommodation Types: Two queen beds
Amenities: Private bathroom in a separate tent, three meals delivered each day, includes linens and electricity
CONESTOGA WAGONS AT SUN OUTDOORS
Sun Outdoors boasts several types of accommodations surrounded by the Rocky Mountains in Granby, CO — RV and tent sites, as well as cabins and Airstream rentals. But have you ever stayed in a covered wagon? Experience unique, western charm and modern amenities when you stay in one of their covered wagons here.
The accommodation sites are surrounded by a resort with tons of fun activities, including a fitness center, bowling, pools and hot tubs, a bar and grill with live music, and charming fire pits under the starry skies.
Accommodation Types: Variety of sites. The covered wagons accommodate 2-4 guests in a king bed and twin bunk beds.
Amenities: Fitness center, entertainment center, pool/hot tub, bar and grill, fire pits
LUXE SAFARI TENT
In Carbondale, CO, you’ll find gorgeous, fully furnished safari tents that sleep two near the White River National Forest. Outside the tent is a desk and relaxation space.
Surrounded by beautiful hiking trails, horseback riding and alpaca yoga classes, you’ll never run out of things to do. Nearby, the town of Carbondale boasts shopping and restaurants. This is a beautiful venue for weddings and events as well.
Accommodation Types: Plush king size four poster bed
Amenities: Just outside the yurt is a tent with shower, sink, toilet and dressing room. Towels and linens are provided. Hot plate for cooking.
MORE INFORMATION FOR YOUR TRIP TO COLORADO
- DURANGO: 21 Amazing Things To Do In Durango CO You’ll Love
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- VAIL: 33 Sensational Things To Do In Vail
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