Spacious and Comfortable Glamping Tent Rentals near Arapaho National Forest, Colorado
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The tent includes linens, bedding, and towels. There is a small camp kitchen inside of the tent, which comes with dishes, cutlery, a cast iron pan and grilling utensils. Guests can cook over the open fire on their private fire pit. The fire pit has a grill top perfect for grilling BBQ type foods. There is a cooler for beverages and perishables, and ice is available on the property. Shared bathroom facilities are located a short walk away from the tents.
Outside, guests can enjoy the use of the front porch, which overlooks the lake and offers a great place to kick back and relax after a busy day. There is even a private fire pit, which is perfect for a night of toasting s'mores under the stars. The tents and tipis do have one small buddy heater that uses 16oz cans of propane. Guests may bring their own propane from home or purchase from the property in the store. These heaters do help provide some warmth in the overnight hours but will not be a perfect heating system. This is outdoor glamping and the tents and tipis are not heated units.
- 3 Queen-size bed
- Extra Bed
- Lounge/Living room
- Private Kitchen
- Game room
- Outdoor furniture
- Linens and pillows
- Cooking basics
- Fire pit
The host's favorite part of the lodge is The Red Dog Saloon, Colorado's Smallest Bar, where guests can have a cold beer or Bloody Mary and mingle with other guests. This tiny bar packs a big punch, and guests would be surprised how much fun they can have in a 100-square-foot bar with four bar stools! Brand new for this summer is a playground, located within walking distance of Tipi Village, Miners Camp, and the Lodge, where children can have a safe place to play.
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Location + Surroundings
- National Park
- River, stream or creek
- Water sports
- Winter sports
- Stand-up paddleboarding
- Whitewater rafting
- Wildlife watching
The rugged wilderness of Colorado is a playground for nature-lovers from all walks of life. This glamping site is right in the thick of it, with trails leading to lakes, streams, peaks, and waterfalls. Guests can spend their days fishing in this picturesque setting in the site’s private pond, there are also several magnificent lakes in the area. For an adventure, guests can explore Knights Ridge and Hell’s Canyon, and there are also many amateur trails nearby including a path that meanders along the Colorado River to a romantic wooden swing overlooking the valley.
If looking for mountain scenery, it doesn't get much better than this ranch. This particular area of Colorado is absolutely breathtaking, and the land is one of its most beautiful golden nuggets. Even the dirt road that winds to the property is one of the most amazing roads guests will ever drive down. The road winds along a giant lake with picturesque views, long stretches of beautiful blue lake water, and Aspen trees for miles. When guests drive through the gates, they will immediately see the beautiful green meadow and the private lake, with the scenic Rocky Mountains as the backdrop.
The ranch is home to many types of wildlife, including lots of eagles, birds, deer, marmots, moose, and even a fox every now and then. It's rare to stay a night without seeing one of these beautiful creatures. Little Indian Lake is the perfect spot for beginner fishermen, and there is a canoe guests can use for a sunset boat ride. In addition, the property runs along a beautiful river, and the private hiking trail leads to rushing rapids, secluded calm swimming holes, and even a wooden swing overlooking the river valley. The hosts call it the "kissing swing" and have had more than one marriage proposal there.
Check-in: from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
Infants allowed Under 2 years old
Children allowed 2-12 years old
No Pets allowed
Some spaces are shared
Normal public works resources like electricity, water, sewer, trash, and internet are not available to, so the property generates their own resources. The generator runs all of the electricity and makes the water flow. There is septic tanks rather than a public water and sewer system. Trash companies do not travel here, so the hosts need guests help keeping trash to a minimum and keeping it locked up to minimize wildlife being attracted to your site!
Understanding how precious these resources are, is vital to enjoying a stay with at the property. The hosts hope guests will have the same respect for these resources as they do and are happy to answer any questions guests might have about the rules and regulations!
Upon check-in, guests must stop at the main lodge when they arrive. They can park right in front or across the road, and it's the first building on the right once they enter the gates. They will have to fill out a check-in form and sign a waiver. Once checked in, the hosts will show guests to their accommodation, as well as where they can park, which is usually right next to the tipi or tent. Upon check-out, guests must make sure that all items provided to them are in the tipi or tent before leaving. Guests should ensure not to forget anything behind because it is a very long drive back down the road.
Regarding Trash services: The less trash the better.
Anything guests can do to cut down on the amount of trash generated, the better for the environment and the ranch! Guests should please unpackage newly purchased items before coming to the ranch. Leftover food items can be burned in the property's fire pits to help cut down on trash. The hosts advise that cans are lighter and easier to manage than glass.
Guests are allowed to have personal music in their tipi or tent, as long as the music is not amplified and kept at a reasonable level. Since the property is in the forest and there are camping neighbors and cabins in the surrounding areas, guests must respect the neighbors around them. If playing music outside, it must end by 10 p.m., and the ranch reserves the right to limit volume levels accordingly.
Pets are not permitted at this property.
Each tipi and tent receives a bundle of wood to use in the property's fire pits. There is additional firewood for sale at the property's general store. Guests are also welcome to bring their own pre-bundled and chopped wood.
The beds come fully dressed, but guests are recommended to bring extra bedding for warmth or comfort if they so desire. Cots with bedding can be provided upon request.
The tents and tipis do have one small buddy heater that uses 16oz cans of propane. Guests may bring their own propane from home or purchase from the property's store. These heaters do help provide some warmth in the overnight hours but will not be a perfect heating system - this is outdoor glamping and the tents and tipis are not heated units.
There is a bathhouse in tipi village that has flushing toilets and showers. This is paces away from the tipis and the glamping tenters so guests will only have a short walk to reach this bathroom. Each tent and tipi is provided with two towels, if more towels or supplies are needed, guests just need to ask the hosts.
When staying at this glamping property, guests should bring the following items: food, water, and the necessary clothing. There is a small country store at the lodge for ice, snacks, sodas, and candy, but there is no restaurant, and the closest grocery store is 30 minutes away in Granby.
Each tipi and tent comes with a normal-size cooler, but guests may need to bring an additional cooler depending on how much food they have. Food must be stored in tightly closed containers to risk attracting local wildlife to the tent. In addition, there is fresh spring water on the property and access to a spigot, which allows guests to fill up their jugs throughout their stay.
Dishes can be rinsed at the water spigot and the hosts are always happy to wash dishes, all you have to do is ask!
In terms of clothing, the hosts recommend that guests come prepared for all types of weather. The Rocky Mountains can be unpredictable at times, and while the usual temperature is in the 80s and sunny with afternoon showers here and there, things can change quickly, and it's important to be prepared. Guests should be prepared for afternoon showers or possibly an entire day of rain (its rare, but it does happen). Bathing suits are necessary only if guests are brave enough to take a swim in the icy cold Colorado waters. Hats and sun protection are important, as the property has an altitude of 9,000 feet, so the sun is much more powerful, and it is easier to get sun burnt. Hiking boots and/or waterproof shoes are suggested, depending on the types of activities guests want to partake in.
Other items that guests should consider bringing along are sunscreen, bug spray, bicycles, paddleboards, fishing poles and bait, and games and balls.
The following items are strictly prohibited: guns, fireworks, dirt bikes, ATVs, illegal drugs, and amplified speakers.
This property is BYOB, although there is an on-site saloon. The Red Dog Saloon, which is Colorado's smallest bar, is a legally operating licensed bar that serves beer and liquor. The property's liquor license extends to the entirety of the lodge while the bar is open, therefore, guests cannot bring their own alcohol anywhere in the lodge during open bar hours, which usually go from early afternoon until 2 a.m. at the latest.
The property is located a good distance from local fire services, and due to the proximity to the National Forest, the property and guests are at a greater risk for a disaster like a fire. Fires are only permitted in the fire pits on-site, and the hosts will assist guests the first time they decide to set up a fire, whether at the lodge fire pit or the tipi village fire pit. They will able to get a fire going quickly and show guests how to safely start one.
The ranch does not have Wi-Fi, and cell service is minimal. The best cell service seems to be Verizon. The hosts recommend completely unplugging for their stay to fully enjoy the surroundings and the company.