Amazing Tipi Rentals on Lake Granby in the Rockies of Colorado

Granby, Colorado (United States)

Amazing Tipi Rentals on Lake Granby in the Rockies of Colorado

Tipis
5 units
20 guest capacity
Shared Bathroom
No pets allowed

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Accommodation Description

  • Kid-friendly
These amazing tipi rentals are located on Lake Granby, in a breathtaking wilderness area in the Colorado Rockies—providing guests with a closeness to nature they just can't get anywhere else. They are located at the base of a national forest, with very close access to hiking trails, a giant lake for fishing, and tons of outdoor activities.

In total, there are five luxury tipis, making this space ideal for couples or small families of four. The first four tipis have queen-size log beds, and the fifth tipi has a log twin-over-double bunk bed. All beds are dressed with sheets, pillowcases, and pillows, and gorgeous Indian comforters. There are cots available per request. All of the tipis are mounted on decks, and they are lined to protect guests from the elements. Colorful Native American rugs, cushions, and bedding adorn the inside of the tipis, providing flair and comfort.

Each tipi has a camp kitchen box, equipped with a cast iron pan, grilling utensils, cups, plates, bowls, and eating utensils for four people. Food can be cooked over the open fire in the community fire pit located in the tipi village, and the fire pit has a grill top on it—perfect for barbecuing. Ice is always readily available in the country store, and guests get a cooler for beer or food. There are a men's bathroom and a women’s bathroom, both with flushing toilets and hot showers, at just a short walking distance away.

The tents and tipis do have one small buddy heater that uses 16-ounce 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. There is a giant fire pit in the middle of the property's tipi village, where glampers can cook food, roast marshmallows, and warm their hands. At night, guests can relax by the community fire pit and mingle with other guests, or perhaps they can check out Colorado's smallest bar, located on-site, for a cold drink in a unique space.

Since the ranch is an off grid facility, the property generates its own power, electricity, and water. The generator is powerful and does hum. If guests require complete silence when sleeping, this property may not be suitable.

Accommodation Features

  • Towels
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Queen-size bed
  • Game room
  • Firewood
  • Linens and pillows
  • Fire pit
  • Cooking basics
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
There are a lot of amenities to enjoy, aside from the accommodations, at this glamping property. The lodge was built in the 1900s and has been renovated and updated with a cozy chic mountain lodge decor. There is a large living room with a comfortable couch, chairs, and a giant fireplace, as well as a billiards room and board games. The third living area has lots of comfortable modern seating and free coffee every morning! The lodge also houses the property's country store, where many simple food items, drinks, ice, candy, and replacement fishing parts can be purchased.

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.

Guest Services

  • Bar/Pub
  • Front desk service
This picturesque glamping site is an ideal spot for weddings, reunions, and business retreats. Guests should inquire with the host for more information.

Location + Surroundings

Nature
  • National Park
  • Forest
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • River, stream or creek
Local services
  • Supermarket
This property is a gorgeous, 200-acre, family-owned guest ranch located in Colorado's Arapaho National Forest. The ranch has a very colorful Colorado history and has been helping people enjoy the outdoors since the 1900s! Nestled at the base of the Indian Peaks Wilderness, the property is situated within walking distance to some of the best hiking trails in Colorado, steps away from Lake Granby and Monarch Lake, and runs alongside the South Fork of the Colorado River. There is a private pond on-site, where children can have their first try at fishing and families can enjoy free canoe rides or soak up the beautiful view of the mountains. To see some breathtaking scenery, guests can visit the stunning Arapaho Peak and Mount Achonee nearby too.

Activities

General activities
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Wildlife watching
Adventures and sports
  • Biking
  • Golfing
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Water sports
  • Winter sports
  • Climbing
  • ATV/Quads/4x4
  • Zip-lining
  • Hiking
  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • Whitewater rafting

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.

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Accommodation Rules

  • 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
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • No events
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

Non-Refundable

It is at the discretion of each individual host as to whether the booking can be rescheduled to another available date. If you cancel at any time, you will not receive any refund.

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Additional Information

This property is an OFF GRID guest ranch.
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.

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