Hipcamp host Matt S.
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Come stay in our yurt and get the chance to meet our little herd of camels and wake up to the views of the gorgeous surroundings!  Travel down a few miles of dirt roads and you will find our little oasis of 35 acres.  The hard-sided yurt sits right next to the field where our camels and donkeys roam.  Set apart from the main house, sitting in Trujillo Canyon, and surrounded


Come stay in our yurt and get the chance to meet our little herd of camels and wake up to the views of the gorgeous surroundings!  Travel down a few miles of dirt roads and you will find our little oasis of 35 acres.  The hard-sided yurt sits right next to the field where our camels and donkeys roam.  Set apart from the main house, sitting in Trujillo Canyon, and surrounded by BLM/National Forrest, its the perfect spot for recharging.  Our property is off the grid and allows you to disconnect for a little while and there is a nice creek to go and sit by.  Each stay also includes a farm tour if you are interested.  The night skies have little light pollution and are perfect for star gazing.  We can't wait for you to come and stay with us!

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send Matt a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Plenty of areas to go Mountain Biking.


Visit La Jara Reservoir for fishing opportunities.


Surrounded by BLM and National Forrest there are plenty of places to go hiking.

Wildlife watching

On our property you will be able to meet our camels and donkeys. We have also seen antelope pass by. The Valley is also known...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Camels and a Yurt in Colorado.


The San Luis Valley is considered a high altitude desert.


We are surrounded by BLM and National Forrest.

Mesa or canyon

Our site is located in Trujillo Canyon.

River, stream or creek

There is a creek on the property that you have access to.


You can visit the Zapata Waterfall when you are on your way to the Sand Dunes National Park.


Just north of us is the Monte Vista wetlands, where you can see the Sand Hill Cranes in the spring and fall.


The vibe at Camels and a Yurt

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Hipcamper Caitlin
Caitlin F.
recommends this listing.
December 19th, 2017

This is a very special place. The yurt is incredibly cozy, restorative, welcoming, clean, and well-designed with lots of thoughtful touches, but the real highlight for me was the interaction with the hosts, Matt and Meghan, and their animals. As hosts, they are friendly, available, interesting people, and respectful of your privacy. Learning about their camels was fascinating and interactive- the camels are very friendly and have quirky personalities and LOVE getting pets. The farm's miniature donkeys are also irresistible, especially Snowflake who goes right in for the hug and kiss and has the softest fur. Location wise, the dairy is an easy day trip from the Denver area, and it's a beautiful drive. The yurt is a good distance away from the main house, so you definitely have your privacy, as well as epic views of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range right out your front door. I spent the comfiest night there and cannot wait to return and share this place with more people. If you're an animal lover, this place is heaven. Thank you Matt and Meghan for a truly special time.

Happiness is a yurt with mountain views and camels for company. Camel hugs are abundant. Soaking in the sunshine.Snowflake the miniature donkey loves giving hugs and kisses.
Hipcamper Caryn
Caryn S.
recommends this listing.
March 20th, 2018

What a wonderful little yurt Matt and Meghan have!! Not to mention the view you get of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range! Pictures can’t do this place justice. Matt and Meghan were so welcoming and my sister and I loved the tour of the farm Matt gave us. You can tell they really love what they’re doing. We were greeted at the yurt when we first arrived by their adorable miniature donkeys and showered with donkey hugs. These animals are obviously well cared for! If you want to get away I would highly recommend staying with Matt and Meghan in their yurt! There’s even a hot springs right up the road if you want to make a trip of it. I’m hoping to make my way back soon!

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Hipcamper Natalie
Natalie S.
recommends this listing.
March 21st, 2018

This space is the perfect spot to unwind. The lovely scenery, kind hosts, and sweet animals are what make this place so special. If you're looking for a peaceful getaway with all of the 'glamping' conveniences – like your own camp stove and kitchenware, comfy bed, and a hot springs just down the road, this spot is for you! Loved staying here and will be back!

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Hipcamper Olivia
Olivia B.
recommends this listing.
March 27th, 2018

Amazing!!! Don't think twice about staying here, just book it..you will NOT regret it! 10 out of 10 would recommend to a friend.

Hipcamper Madhur
Madhur S.
recommends this listing.
April 26th, 2018

This was on of out best stay ever. The Yurt was amazingly designed. It was beautiful from inside with all the stuff we needed for night. The firewood stuff was already in place when we reached.
In the morning the host gave us tour of their farm and it was amazing to see so many camels in the farm. They offered us home made chocolates made form camel milk.
It was great staying here and I would definitely recommend this stay if you are up for a different experience

Hipcamper Rachel
Rachel B.
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2018

I was passing through Colorado on a cross country trip and I could not imagine a more magical place to land after a long day of driving. Matt was so helpful and passionate about the incredible animals on the farm. He greeted us upon arriving and gave us a tour of the land. We were introduced to all the camels and given the opportunity to pet them. They were all so friendly and Matt provided lots of amazing facts and stories about them. Also the donkeys! Snowflake gives hugs and it might be the most incredible experience ever!! The yurt is extremely comfortable and the views are unreal make sure to catch sunrise, sunset and all the magical star gazing. It well exceeded my expectations and I am already hoping to return very soon!

Hipcamper Emilie
Emilie M.
recommends this listing.
July 17th, 2018

Incredible experience! The hosts are so kind and welcoming and pay attention to every little detail so that the stay here is an A+ one! A super cute cosy yurt, gorgeous scenery, animals (camels!) . Perfect for kids ! There is even camel soap and fudge :). Highly recommend. My only regret: not having stayed longer ! Thanks again Matt and Meghan !

Hipcamper Andrea
Andrea T.
recommends this listing.
May 20th, 2018

We had a PHENOMENAL stay at Meghan and Matt's yurt. The yurt is quite spacious and beautifully decorated. Matt took the time to show us around the farm, where we got to pet and snuggle donkeys, camels, and barn cats. (Thanks Matt!!)

We appreciated the camp stove they supplied, as well as the coffee and french press. There's both a bed and a futon, so plenty of sleeping space. Plus, the outhouse was surprisingly pleasant. I would HIGHLY recommend staying here to anyone, and hope to make it back there soon!

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah M.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2018

I booked the yurt on the camel farm for my husband for Father’s Day. The Yurt was beautiful and comfortable. Matt and Meghan were amazing! We had a tour of the Camel farm which made my 2 year old so happy. My family and will definitely book again and I would recommend booking to anyone who is thinking of booking.

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