Closed for the Season - Opening Memorial Day Weekend 2020
This campsite is marked with a mosaic sculpture of the American Gothic Rabbits - our take on the classic image of the farmer couple. Pitch your tent in the designated site with a private fire ring and a wooden picnic table. Enjoy the sweeping views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, just 30 minutes away from the
Closed for the Season - Opening Memorial Day Weekend 2020
This campsite is marked with a mosaic sculpture of the American Gothic Rabbits - our take on the classic image of the farmer couple. Pitch your tent in the designated site with a private fire ring and a wooden picnic table. Enjoy the sweeping views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, just 30 minutes away from the Great Sand Dunes National Park visible from the camp.
Communal Area: In the heat of the day, enjoy much needed shade on our patio. Its got a couch and a bar with stools. In that same area there are a couple of Adirondack chairs for viewing the sunrises and sunsets. Near by is a set of corn holes, a basketball hoop and a large checker board to offer additional activities.
Other Amenities: There is an outhouse for all your bathroom needs.
A Few of the Near By Attractions:
*Great Sand Dunes National Park: Climb the dunes or admire them from the many beautiful vantage points in the park and along the Sand Ramp Trail, enjoy Medano Creek in season, hike the Mosca Pass Trail or if you have an appropriate 4x4 vehicle, drive upto Medano Pass.
*Zappata Trails: Take the long hike to Zappata Lakes or the shorter one to the hidden Zappata Falls (note that the road up here is very slow going and to see the waterfalls, you have to walk through a creek so bring water shoes).
*Blanca Peak: Hike to Lake Como or all the way to the summit of Mount Blanca
*Zapata Ranch: A 100,000 acre nature conservancy and working ranch where you can schedule a tour to see a herd of 2,000 bison.
*San Luis Lakes State Wildlife Area: A peaceful park set against the sand dunes, with seasonal lakes and great opportunities for nature walks and fishing.
*Blanca Wetlands: Open from Mid July to Mid February. A secluded wildlife/bird sanctuary perfect for a peaceful work, a great way to appreciate the beauty of the valley.
*Sand Dunes Swimming Pool at Hooper
The above are a few of the areas of interest nearest our property.
There are also three hotsprings near by: Joyful Journey Hot Springs in Moffat, Valley View Hot Springs in Moffat (our favorite - there is also a bat cave you can hike to here) and Splash Land in Alamosa.
Crestone is a neat tiny mountain town with more amazing mountain hikes. Hike North Crestone Creek to South Crestone Lake and North Crestone lake or Willow Creek to Willow Lakes. All these hikes are long but are beautiful day hikes for those with endurance. They can be extended to climbing a few of the surrounding 14ners.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Rabbit Cove Campsite in Colorado.
The vibe at Rabbit Cove Campsite
Places to see near Mystic Valley Sculpture Park
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Rabbit Cove was a beautifully secluded campsite 30 or so minutes away from the Great Sand Dunes. The site was clean, well marked, and had the most beautiful views of the mountains. I would absolutely stay here again in the future.
Adorable artsy site!!
This is such an adorable camp ground! Everything is very nice and new and the art is delightful!
It is perfect for families. There is a nice swing set, two wagons, a basketball hoop, and other things to keep kids occupied with plenty of space to play. My sons spent the entire time gleefully pulling each other around in the utility wagon. After a week camping in Colorado at awesome campsites, my kids all said this was probably their favorite. My oldest daughter fell in love with the sweet Pyrenees “guarding” the camp ground.
The views are spectacular and the property is very secluded. It is about 30 minutes from Alamosa if you’re coming from the west, or 25 minutes from Great Sand Dunes so it’s great for getting their early and avoiding the crowds/heat. If you’re coming from the west, just take Lane 4N east (off highway 17) til it ends, turn right, and drive til that road ends. The GPS coordinates showed the correct location/roads on my Phone. Make sure you get the padlock code from Kasia!
We have a minivan and a small (8’) pop up camper and although we reserved the “rabbit” camp site, we ended up parking in the “coyote” site next to it because it was slightly longer/wider and easier to back into. There is a little A frame on one end of the little campground and then two sites right next to each other, rabbit and coyote.
There were some college girls at the A frame listening to Taylor Swift after dark, but we just turned on our own tunes to drown that out lol. I would suggest a “quiet hours” rule in the future As sound really travels in a little campground.
The outhouse is a composting (sawdust) toilet system and it was very clean with no smell at all.
Overall I highly recommend the place! If you have kids they will love it! Especially if you want something off the beaten path, yet still close to the Dunes or other sites, this is perfect! Much better than a crowded state/national park campground, yet well maintained and accessible for car camping.
Perfect weekend tent camping
Such a secluded campground filled with quirky art installations and homey touches. From the shade structure complete with a dominoes set, to the bench installed to face the sunset, Kasia and Kyle have thought of it all.
When we first drove up, we thought the Rabbit site was much closer to the Coyote site than what we had originally thought, but there is a slight hill that actually puts a barricade between the two, to provide each group some privacy.
The views were amazing as well! We will be back!
A whimsical delight
My stay at Mystic Valley Sculpture Park was just perfect!
The directions Kasia gave for getting to the property were spot on, and putting the GPS coordinates in google maps on my phone and saving it as a dropped pin worked like a charm.
Kasia, Kyle and Ethan were there when I arrived, making sure everything was stocked and ready for me. While Kyle worked on putting up another line of wire along the fence, Kasia and Ethan and I toured the property and chatted. This family is so sweet, talented, funny and special. They made the sculptures you'll see on the property, and Kasia made the stained glass bear stickers and picture that you'll see in the A-frame. The colors and details are ioncredible, be sure to view them upclose! I had the property all to myself (I went midweek, just after school started back up) so was able to move my reservation from the rabbit campsite to the bear (A-frame) which was an unexpected blessing! It is decorated so artistically and thoughtfully. The quality of the mattresses, bedding, and pillows is very rare, you can really tell this host cares about the comfort and enjoyment of their campers. Lots of sweet and unexpected touches abound through the campsite, from spare sunglasses, to swings, to bubbles for the kids. You can truly tell this couple goes above and beyond to instill heart and meaning into everything they touch, as evidenced by their whimsical and charming campsite and their very intelligent, sweet, and special child. I really cant wait to come back to share this place with people that I love!
P.S. i got plenty of verizon signal in the A-frame, quite surprisingly!
So much love!
My wife and I had a wonderful long weekend at Kasia’s campsite! We’d both highly recommend a stay there. The site was well maintained, conveniently located, and offers a picturesque view. We really couldn’t have asked for more!
I was looking for a cool, affordable tent camping site near Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado, and Mystic Valley Sculpture Park was it! Out on the prairie, accessible only by gravel ranch roads, and gated - Kasia will provide the combo to the lock - ensures privacy, security, and solitude.
The tent site, which is called Rabbit Cove (look for the rabbit couple mosaic sculpture based on Grant Wood's classic painting, "American Gothic") was perfect. Lots of level areas for your tent of any size, nestled among the sage and other prairie plants. There is a picnic table and a fire ring. You are in the massive San Luis Valley which SEEMS like it's about 50 miles wide and hundreds of miles long! The majestic Sangre de Christo mountains rise to the east. The stars will blow your mind. The one night I spent there I was treated to light shows from distant thunderstorms, south and west.
I was also greeted by two very friendly, large white dogs. They helped me set up my tent in the gathering darkness and patrolled the campground all night, I think, and were there in the morning. I believe they're the neighbors' dogs and may, or may not, make an appearance. But Kasia, the owner, foretold of their possible coming, so I wasn't surprised or scared. Ha ha.
I was there in late July, so I was also greeted by some pretty curious skeeters, so bring your deet, or punks, or whatever you use to ward off the bugs.
There's a very well-appointed, almost luxurious, bathroom with a composting toilet. Hey, it's just like the one at home. Except for the composting part. I have to give special props to Kasia for outstanding customer service. Responsive, friendly, light-hearted, welcoming, and very helpful. She provided tailored directions - GPS and the like can be a little spotty out there on the lonesome prairie - based on how I was driving in to the area.
I asked Kasia if there was a good breakfast place nearby. She recommended a place right outside the gate to Great Sand Dunes Nat'l Park, the Great Sand Dunes Oasis restaurant! (Get there early. I was one of the first diners when I rolled in around 7:15 am, but by the time I left around 8:15 am, it was packed!) Great tip! The food was quite good, and a lot!
Highest rating for this lovingly well-cared-for spot in paradise and it's thoughtful, attentive stewards, Kasia and Kyle. Yes, I was a happy camper...