Hipcamp host Kelly P.
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Pitch your tent in our sites in an old orchard with red rock cliffs and ancient Anasazi ruins just a few feet away.  Our back yard is the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument with miles of hiking trails. Enjoy a glass a glass of local wine or a frosty beer while gazing at majestic Sleeping Ute Mountain. Descend into a fully restored kiva and imagine what life was lik


Pitch your tent in our sites in an old orchard with red rock cliffs and ancient Anasazi ruins just a few feet away.  Our back yard is the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument with miles of hiking trails. Enjoy a glass a glass of local wine or a frosty beer while gazing at majestic Sleeping Ute Mountain. Descend into a fully restored kiva and imagine what life was like a thousand years ago in McElmo Canyon. We are located midway between Mesa Verde National Park and Hovenweep National Monument in the Four Corners.

We are in a narrow canyon and desert, so this means that we are almost always under a county-wide fire ban.  We do not have fire pits or allow ground fires.  We do provide charcoal grills at each site.

Currently we serving a hot breakfast for all visitors.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
4 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Kelly a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 80%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Hike to many Anasazi ruin sites on the property and in the adjoining national monument area. Visit Mesa Verde NP.

Wildlife watching

Birds, Fox, Deer, Mtn. Lion, Lizards, Snakes and the "Pets".



Natural features you'll find at Tent Camp among Anasazi Ruins in Colorado.


Overhanging cliffs in red rock canyons. Some have Anasazi ruins built in to walls.


Desert like terrain/red rock/slick rock.


Several waterfall sites, but only when it rains of course!!!


1 mile from main road, good gravel driveway. Trees are trimmed to about 20', be sure you fit!


The vibe at Tent Camp among Anasazi Ruins

9 Reviews

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Hipcamper David
David S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 3rd, 2019

Fantastic and serene place. Really great hosts. Kelly Place is mostly a B&B but has a few camp spots on the property. This is not remote camping but more of a way to tent up and enjoy some of the benefits of onsite bathroom/shower, breakfast. Amazing hiking into the Canyon of the Ancients directly from the property. Hosts are amazing and have made a wonderful place.

Hipcamper Kirk
Kirk P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 20th, 2017

Kelly Place is a great place to stay, self guided tour of the ruins on site and hikes from the property are only a part of the benefit of staying here as they have a shower and you get breakfast and it is quiet. The owners are knowledgeable of the area and will share information.

Hipcamper Andrea
Andrea W.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 15th, 2017

Kelly Place came to be when a couple discovered Anasazi artifacts on their property in the 1960s. This property has since been excavated and turned into a vacation destination, and I have never seen anything quite like it. I came with my dog and we had such a great time hikig around all of the trails that start right on the property, and we did not even get to see all of it! I highly recommend a sunset hike; desert sunsets are particularly gorgeous and they have panoramic views of the area.

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Hipcamper Anna
Anna L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 1st, 2018

Absolutely beautiful location - a little paradise valley that was glorious to camp in. Beautiful land, delicious breakfast, great amenities all around - there is only one bathroom available for all the campers, so there can be a wait. Other than that, perfect spot!

Hipcamper Mackenzie
Mackenzie M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 26th, 2018

The campgrounds are beautiful. Loved the grass lawns on the property, fun to lay and run around on. The breakfast was wonderful! Our one complaint was the shower: it had lots of odd bugs in it. Ended up driving to a nearby recreation center for a shower instead.

Hipcamper Kelly
Response from Kelly, the Host, on June 26th, 2018

Thanks for the review. I believe that the shower/bug issue was that the light had been on for several hours after dark and that drew them in. One of the louvers on the exhaust fan was also stuck open allowing entry. Otherwise the shower room is fairly tight. You should have said something while here and we would have our staff clean that up and make sure things were right. It's still way better than a pit toilet and no shower ain't it? Cheers!

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Hipcamper Mandy
Mandy P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 8th, 2018

Kelly Place is amazing! A little oasis in the desert. We had a nice camp spot - not super private, but all of the other camping and bnb guests were respectful and quiet. The breakfast in the morning was so good! And they had juice, tea, water, and snacks available all day.
The ruins onsite are pretty amazing. You can take a self guided tour and get inside a kiva!
I would definitely come back here!

Hipcamper Mike
Mike J.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 5th, 2018

Kelly Place is awesome! The hosts are fantastic and very welcoming, the campsites were easily accessible and very well kept and the amenities were great- we loved the included breakfast in the morning! In addition to great camping, the property includes ruins from the Anazi about 100 feet from the lodge- so cool! We highly recommend you stay at Kelly Place if you can.

The site was huge and very well kept with a great view!The Anazi ruins are incredible!
Hipcamper Jon
Jon E.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 5th, 2019

Wow, what an amazing and unique property! A gorgeous area, camping right next to ancient ruins, wonderful hosts. What more could you want? Camper here now!

Tent camp right next to a rock where early settlers carved their name.Exploring a trail on the property.  Yes, this is on the property.
Hipcamper Alyssa

Hidden gem

Alyssa P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 14th, 2019

This is such a special place. The land, the hiking options and the hospitality of the hosts are second to none!

Kelly Place Bed and Breakfast
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