Hipcamp host Karen H.
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Pitch your 1 tent behind 5 tipis along Love Gulch at aeolian acres.  Share the kitchen area with a camp stove, tables, chairs and drinking water. Camp in the cool shade of Love Gulch under 100 year-old elm, cottonwood and box elder trees ...perfect place to hang while exploring the North Fork Valley.

Off-leash dogs, off-leash kids and free range parents are welcome!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Karen a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Cross country skiing on Grand Mesa

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Natural features you'll find at Shady camping along Love Gulch in Colorado.

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Hipcamper Jasmine
Jasmine Y.
recommends this listing.
July 15th, 2018

Karen and Tony are such great hosts, making sure we had everything we needed for a great stay. There were 8 of us total camping on their property -- 5 adults and 3 kids, ranging from ages 2 all the way to 80. Everyone had a wonderful time. The campsite is directly behind the teepees, right next to the gulch. Our hosts gave us access to an outhouse with a composting toilet, and the campsite has solar lights to guide your way. We also had access to a communal outdoor kitchen with a 3-burner propane stove, a griddle, pots and pans and even tubs for washing dishes. Tony made sure to continually replenish our water jugs, which was a really nice touch. All in all, we would definitely stay here again, and we may try out the beautiful teepees next time! Great hosts, and Hotchkiss is truly a hidden gem.

Hipcamper Emilee
Emilee D.
recommends this listing.
August 14th, 2018

We had a great time at Karen and Tony's place. The tipis on the land are rented out via AirBNB, so we got to use the shared kitchen with some other renters. We had a great time, and our dog Lucy did not want to leave (like really, she was serious)!

Gulch area where the dispersed camping sites areLucy not wanting to leaveView from behind the tipi facing the mountains
Hipcamper Erin
Erin M.
recommends this listing.
August 26th, 2018

What a sweet spot! Tipi Haven is close to town on a lovely (and currently tiny) little stream. We didn't spend much time at our camp spot but our hosts were awesome, the directions were easy and the North Fork Valley is such a wonderful and dimensional place to explore. Next time I want to stay in a tipi!

Hipcamper Valerie
Valerie T.
recommends this listing.
May 24th, 2019

Karen and Tony were great hosts and the campsite was beautiful! The view of the mountains is breathtaking and the Love Gulch was peaceful. The shared kitchen is a nice touch with pots and pans, supplies for dishes and a dining table. Will definitely be coming back.

Hipcamper Jacob

Great place to stay

Jacob B.
recommends this listing.
June 2nd, 2019

This place was awesome. Our campsite was in a shady spot by a stream behind the tipis and it was perfect. Very clean and well kept. We didn’t stay in one of the tipis but from what we saw they looked very nice and we will be back to check them out. Campsite is located close to town and about an hour from the Black Canyon which was the purpose for our visit. Great views and facilities, including out houses and kitchen area.

Hipcamper Andrew

Hippest camp we've been to yet!

Andrew S.
recommends this listing.
June 29th, 2019

Tent-camping in the shade by the stream was peaceful and the outdoor kitchen/dining area was ideal.

Hipcamper Lili
Lili R.
recommends this listing.
July 25th, 2019

Great camp site. The only place to camp wasn't clearly marked and we had to move our tent and belongings but the hosts communicated that they plan to remedy that. The site is sweet and well kept. It was wonderful.

Hipcamper Alexa
Alexa C.
recommends this listing.
August 27th, 2019

It was perfect, so quiet and peaceful.

Hipcamper Seth
Seth C.
recommends this listing.
September 15th, 2019

lovely campsite and warm hosts on small farm in quiet and scenic country. had a perfect stay. heartily recommend.


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