Unique Tent Rental on a Ranch near the Royal Gorge near Canon City, Colorado

Canon City, Colorado (United States)

Unique Tent Rental on a Ranch near the Royal Gorge near Canon City, Colorado

3 Reviews
Safari Tents
1 unit
2 guest capacity
Shared Bathroom
No pets allowed

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Accommodation Description

This unique tent rental is located on a working cattle ranch in Canon City, Colorado, and is less than half an hour away from the famous Royal Gorge in the heart of the central Rocky Mountains. This cozy tent can accommodate up to two guests and is perfect for solo travelers who want to reconnect with nature or couples looking for a unique adventure to the Wild West.

After a day of herding cattle and riding horses through the valley, guests can sit on the nice patio furniture on the front porch and watch the sunset over the red-rock canyons or see the stars glimmering in the big sky over the Rockies. They can sleep peacefully on the comfortable full-size bed and keep warm on cool nights with the wood-burning fireplace. The full-size bed comes with soft, high-quality linens. Like all facilities on the ranch, the tent is powered by solar energy. It is heated and provides guests with cell service and Wi-Fi.

Guests will have access to a shared bathroom with a toilet, a sink, and a shower. Fresh towels are provided. The dining hall in the main house serves a hot, ranch-style breakfast every morning, as well as dinners and sometimes lunches. Guests can play games or watch TV in the shared living room, stroll through the ranch's gardens and pastures, or roast marshmallows around a fire in the communal campfire area.

Accommodation Features

  • Towels
  • Bathroom
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Sink
  • Double bed
  • Coffeemaker
  • Fridge
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Dining room
  • Game room
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Deck/Patio
  • Breakfast bar
  • Linens and pillows
  • Fire pit
  • Games
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Fireplace
The ranch is remote and off-grid and environmentally friendly and self-sustaining, and it provides modern conveniences and comforts like heating and Wi-Fi thanks to solar energy. This is a working ranch with horse stables and several acres of pastures for grazing cattle. Guests will have access to nature trails running through the property. Guests will also have access to shared bathrooms, a living room, and a dining room in the main house. There is a communal campfire area on the ranch's original stone foundation.

Plenty of storage space for bicycles is available. The tent is equipped with propane heating and Wi-Fi is available at the main lodge. Free parking is available on site. All meals are included and served three times a day. A hot, ranch-style breakfast and dinner are served in the main lodge, while lunch is either served in the main lodge or can be packed and taken on the trail.

Fishing equipment and mountain bikes are available for guests to use.

Guest Services

  • Pick-up/Drop-off additional charge
  • Sports equipment storage
  • All meals
Horseback riding tours on the ranch's open range and cattle herding demonstrations occur daily. Guests can book all-inclusive packages for four-, six-, or seven-night stays.

Location + Surroundings

Terrain
  • Hot springs
Local services
  • Supermarket
Entertainment
  • Shopping
  • Movie theater
  • Museums
  • Antiquing
This ranch is located in Canon City, Colorado, and is surrounded by rolling hills, red rock mesas, and rugged snow-capped mountains. The ranch is tucked in a valley between the Collegiate Peaks and the Sangre De Cristo Mountains, both a part of the Rockies, by the banks of Badger Creek. It is less than 20 minutes away from the rapids at Arkansas River. Canon City is roughly an hour away from both Pike National Forest and San Isabel National Forest. It is also around 20 minutes away from the Royal Gorge. The closest airport is Pueblo Memorial Airport, which is about an hour away from Canon City.

Activities

General activities
  • Feeding animals
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Meditation
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Yoga
  • Wine tasting
  • Jeep tours
  • Horseback riding on-site
  • Wildlife watching
Adventures and sports
  • Biking
  • Golfing
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Water sports
  • Winter sports
  • Climbing
  • ATV/Quads/4x4
  • Zip-lining on-site
  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • Whitewater rafting

Explore the valleys and pine forests, or nearby canyons and mountains. Additionally, guests can stargaze and roast s'mores around campfires in the evenings, or watch birds like hummingbirds and barn swallows in the mornings.

The central Colorado Rocky Mountains is an area rich in both Ute Indian and American West history. Guests can tour nearby ghost towns, gold mining villages, frontier settlements, and battle sites between the Ute Indians and Spanish Conquistadors. Guests can spend the evening at casinos in Cripple Creek, over an hour away from Canon City, or spend the afternoon in the Royal Gorge Area, just 20 minutes away from the ranch.

Guests can visit the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, a vast red rock canyon over the Arkansas River. Guests can go zip-lining, walk along America's highest suspension bridge, or ride aerial gondolas and historic trains for stunning views of the gorgeous, dramatic natural landscape.

Badger Creek runs through the ranch. Guests can cool off on hot dry days by swimming or fishing by pristine waterfalls and refreshing pools. They can also go fishing, kayaking, and whitewater rafting in the nearby Arkansas River.

Guests can spend the day at either Pike National Forest or San Isabel National Forest. Both parks border the ranch, and offer several opportunities for fun outdoor adventures and excursions. Guests can go climbing or mountain biking in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains and Collegiate Peaks, or hiking, driving, and horseback riding through the surrounding hills and valleys. They can boat or kayak in many clear alpine lakes, or whitewater rafting down the Arkansas River. Guests can take photos of the dramatic landscape or view wildlife like elk and mountain goats. In the winter, guests can go ice fishing on lakes and ponds, and snowboarding, snowmobiling, or downhill and cross-country skiing in the mountains. Guests with valid licenses are allowed to fish and hunt within the parks during appropriate seasons.

The ranch is a short drive from Canon City, and near other mountain towns like Buena Vista and Salida. All three towns offer plenty of shops, restaurants, and art galleries, as well as golf courses and museums on the area's rich Indian heritage and frontier history. In addition, the towns contain movie theaters and wellness centers that offer yoga and other meditation practices. Guests can soak in natural hot springs or take jeep tours of the surrounding mountains, canyons, and valleys. In the spring, guests can attend the annual Music and Blossom Festival, which also features a rodeo and an amusement park. In the summer, guests can watch or compete in the Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival, featuring competitions in kayaking, whitewater rafting, paddle boarding, and other river activities.

3 Reviews

Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 3:00 p.m. early check-in allowed additional charge
  • Check-out: 9:00 a.m. late check-out allowed additional charge
  • No Pets allowed
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Events allowed
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days
Moderate: You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.
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Additional Information

Smoking is not allowed.

Pets are not allowed.

There is a minimum stay of two nights.

The ranch is open seasonally from late May to late October.

The ranch is suitable for solo travelers, couples, and newlyweds on honeymoon.

The ranch doesn't have a liquor license but guests are allowed to bring their own alcohol.

Guests are encouraged to pack wide-brimmed hats, long sleeves, jeans, and extra layers of clothing, since the weather can be unpredictable at this elevation. Guests are also advised to bring sunscreen and lip balm, a jacket or sweater, rain gear, and toiletries like shampoo and toothpaste.

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