Hipcamp host Jon  H.
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This is a different type of Hipcamp. We are an off-grid camper spot in the middle of Summit County. Our 20 acres backs to the National Forest so you have 220 square miles of wilderness area within a brisk hike. Our camping area is next to our pond fed by the crystal waters of the Blue River. We are spitting distance of Boulder Creek Canyon, Class IV whitewater. Bring your ra

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This is a different type of Hipcamp. We are an off-grid camper spot in the middle of Summit County. Our 20 acres backs to the National Forest so you have 220 square miles of wilderness area within a brisk hike. Our camping area is next to our pond fed by the crystal waters of the Blue River. We are spitting distance of Boulder Creek Canyon, Class IV whitewater. Bring your raft when the water runs high!

Here is the catch: to camp on my land you have to be a livestock tender by County Code. So you will be required to spend some time tending livestock. What would that mean? Yesterday for me it was feeding the chickens and collecting eggs. I worked on fencing to keep the goat out of the hemp planting. Sometimes it is taking the pack goat for a hike. You may have to clear the ditch of debris, or fix a fence. Or if you are a zen beekeeper, you could help me with the beehive. Maybe we can figure out how to get some honey from that thing. We can tailor your farm activity and limit the time involved to allow for plenty of time for you to discover the mountain paradise.

If you are hesitant to camp with a new listing, check out our other Hipcamp experience at South Park Forest and Plains. We were voted #6 in Colorado as the best camping site. 

We will tailor this farm stay to your ability and liking. Your accommodations will be a 1998 Lance slide in camper with sleeping for four (or five with the fold down bunk) and a full kitchen and bathroom. There is a solar shower and the camper runs on solar energy. The camper is located next to the pond and there are kayaks, a canoe and a raft you can paddle around the pond. We can consider you bringing your own RV.

We offer most of the day for your recreation and there is a lot of it around. We are located 10 miles north of Silverthorne. For hiking, Acorn Creek Trailhead is within walking distance and Columbine Trailhead is across the river.

This has been a tree farm for the past 25 years and a ranch for the past 100. There are various pieces of heavy equipment and other potentially dangerous hazards such as log piles and boulder piles. So if you have curious children that cannot be controlled, this is not the camp for you. There is a ditch crossing my property and the machinery and such is on the other side of the ditch so if that rule to stay out of that area works, bring on the kids and they will enjoy what we have to offer. If looking is the best activity, the marmots sunning themselves on the piles of logs and boulders are quite entertaining.

As for the name of the farm, we are a State authorized industrial hemp farm. This is a new adventure for us and we will see if it can be profitable at 8,300 ft. We have some out in the field and are building greenhouses. There are also several hundred newly planted trees in the field. One activity for potential campers is making cuttings for hemp clones we want to plant into the field.

Send a message if you would like to stay and help out a bit. We can plan an adventure that helps our farm animals and gives you a great place to center for all that Summit County has to offer.

Lodging provided
Rv or trailer provided
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Jon a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camphand Ranch in Colorado.

Forest

We are surrounded by 230 square miles of wilderness. I think you will find a tree or two.

Hot spring

Hot Sulfur Springs is just a short drive over Ute Pass.

Lake

We are half way between Lake Dillon and Green Mountain Reservoir.

Mesa or canyon

Our ranch overlooks Boulder Creek Canyon

Swimming hole

Our pond is ready for swimming and paddling

Waterfall

We are 15 miles from Cataract falls

Mountainous
Prairie, meadow, ...
River, stream or ...
Farm
Ranch

The vibe at Camphand Ranch

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Hipcamper Debra
Debra G.
recommends this listing.
August 2nd, 2019

Beautiful setting with a pond and snow capped mountains as the view. Camper needs some plumbing improvements & working refrigerator that the host is working on and warned us about. We enjoyed tending to the goats and chickens - except for a feisty male goat that roamed the property and we always needed to carry a stick and keep an eye out for his aggression. It was manageable, and he was fun to take on a walk, just couldn’t quite relax because of him. There is a lot of “stuff” on the property which makes it look junky - but the great view from the camper made that easy to ignore. Jon was a wealth of information on the area and on farming - and directed us to some beautiful nearby hikes! We enjoyed our stay.

Property
Camphand Ranch
State
Colorado
$60/night
1 Site