Hipcamp host Viktor F.
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A private, catered experience. This place is the perfect mountain getaway for two friends or a couple who want to enjoy a romantic trip to a special place in the Rockies. 

***No trailers or vehicles longer than 21 feet permitted***


A campsite with a stream and pond view.

A two-person hammock to sway in as you lay back a


A private, catered experience. This place is the perfect mountain getaway for two friends or a couple who want to enjoy a romantic trip to a special place in the Rockies. 

***No trailers or vehicles longer than 21 feet permitted***


A campsite with a stream and pond view.

A two-person hammock to sway in as you lay back and breathe in fresh mountain air.

Access and use of garden level basement.

Full bathroom with clawfoot tub.


Enjoy indoor seating or recline on the chaise lounge for a lovely view of the great outdoors.

Electrical outlets/USB ports for charging personal devices.

Phone - land line.

Wifi - suitable for basic internet use.

***No access/use of laundry.


The campsite is located along a trail 30 yards/90 feet from the host's home to provide easy access to the bathroom and shower. Nestled in the shade of ponderosa pines overlooking a mountain stream you'll enjoy a site at the edge of a tiny, charming mountain hamlet bordering the Roosevelt National Forest. 


Visit Rocky Mountain National Park.


Mountain biking.

Wildlife photography.

Star gazing.

Kayak or rent a boat at Lake Estes.


A campsite limited to just two people giving a camping experience with all the privacy and quiet you could wish for.

Property bordered by ~1,000 feet of river and the National Forest.

Over 20 miles of easily accessed hiking trails.

Shallow swimming hole at the end of the property.

This mountainous area once was the sacred land of a number of Native American  tribes. The area is rich with wildlife. Wild turkey, black bear, mountain lion, deer, hawk, owl & bald eagles inhabit this space. You can spend days exploring the trails nearby in the adjoining Roosevelt National Forest, or make your campsite a base camp to explore one of our nation's most beautiful national parks, Rocky Mountain National Park.


Limit 2 campers. Both guests must be over 21 years of age.

*HIGH FIRE DANGER - No fires or smoking of any kind permitted - only camping stoves using fuel canisters are allowed.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Toilet available
No campfires
No pets
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Viktor a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 80%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


The private trail from the property gives you access to miles of trails suitable for hiking and mountain biking.


A short 20 minute drive to Lake Estes provides you the opportunity to rent a kayak, canoe or pontoon boat from which to enjoy h...Read more


20 minutes away you'll find great fishing spots at Lake Estes.


There are places for kayaks to put in about 6 miles southeast of the property toward the town of Lyons.


Less than a 1/4 of a mile walk from the property, there are rock walls of decomposing granite located in the National Forest. C...Read more

Snow sports

Rocky Mountain National Park provides spectacular opportunities for back-country skiing and snowshoeing and winter camping.


There is a shallow swimming/soaking hole located about 1/4 mile east of the host's home, just inside of Roosevelt National Park...Read more

Wildlife watching

The land hosts a variety of wildlife. Bear, deer, turkeys, eagles, hawks and a wide range of other birds are commonly spotted i...Read more



Natural features you'll find at Riverside Glamping in the Rockies in Colorado.


The property at Ponder Acres ranges from 6,200 to approxiamately 6,700 feet of elevation above sea level. The mountains of the ...Read more


The altitude ranges from 6,200 feet above sea level to about 8,200 feet. Make sure to bring your sunscreen and always hike with...Read more

River, stream, or creek

The campsite is located near the edge of the Little Thomson river.


During the spring and summer months fall asleep to the gentle sounds of a mountain stream. Throughout the day it's always pleas...Read more

Swimming hole

The vibe at Riverside Glamping in the Rockies

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Hipcamper Spencer

We felt very welcomed

Spencer E.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
April 10th, 2020

Viktor was such an amazing host and he far exceeded our expectations. We arrived and he made sure we were well taken care of from the start. We had a restroom that we could use in the basement, he ran an electrical cord out for us and allowed us to use the wifi in an area of lower cell reception (all of which we insisted weren't necessary). The place itself is a wonderful log cabin at the end of a dirt track with access to private trails on his property. We woke up in the morning and Viktor had already boiled water for tea which was great for the colder weather. We started the day with breakfast and a morning chat on the deck. Then off for a hike. We honestly could have asked for more from this stay. The host was great, the location was perfect and we were constantly greeted by Max (Vicktor's Maine Coon Cat). We felt very welcomed the entire time and will definitely return if we are passing through this way!

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Hipcamper Kristi

Perfect getaway

Kristi B.
recommends this listing.
May 8th, 2020

Our camping experience went above and beyond our expectations! We had amazing views, incredible conversations with Viktor, and delicious meals. The Green Chili Breakfast Burritos and the Shrimp Curry will blow you away! Viktor’s property is stunning and is the perfect getaway. We are already planning our next visit!

Hipcamper Michael
Michael B.
recommends this listing.
May 26th, 2020

Viktor was an amazing host and the property is absolutely beautiful. Wildlife is abundant and the hike through is property to the National Forest is as pretty as any you will find in the park. Access to his bathroom facility is easy and the bathroom is clean and private. As configured this is an amazing property for tent camping. Viktor explained his plans for a space for small camper camping, but right now my only caution is that camper camping is not as private as you might like. Definitely would stop by again, especially when he clears that space on the hillside for our teardrop.

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Hipcamper Kayla

Great place to explore!

Kayla A.
recommends this listing.
June 1st, 2020

Viktor was a fabulous host! We were greeted upon arrival and showed around the property and where we would be staying. We unpacked, and set up camp. Viktor then told us what was around and where we could find all the cool places nearby. He had amazing trails that led from his property to endless trails and near water. Running water could be heard from our campsite which was a peaceful sound to listen to. When is started raining in the evening, he offered us to join him inside his living space for a great conversation while the rain settled down. Overall, we had perfect stay and we will be back!

Hipcamper Seth
Seth P.
recommends this listing.
June 4th, 2020

Just had an amazing three nights at this site! It’s right next to a stream that’s soothing and there’s plenty of stargazing to be done here. Viktor was a great host and helped me run power to the site. And his bathroom accommodations are great with the claw foot tub!

Hipcamper Robert


Robert W.
recommends this listing.
June 7th, 2020

Viktor has a really nice setup. His house is the last one on the street. Wildflowers all over his meadow learing to the site. The site is just above a stream with quiet soothing water always in ear shot. You have access to a private bathroom and tub which is NICE. The guy went out of his way to make us comfortable. I highly recommend.

Hipcamper Sheila
Sheila M.
recommends this listing.
June 7th, 2020

Viktor was an awesome host, he greeted us with a tour of the property and offered a few options for our campsite. We chose a beautiful site next the river.
He showed us an area we were welcome to hike and explore, Later he treated us with a campfire and lively conversation.
I would definitely stay here again!

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Hipcamper Jessie

Perfect mountain weekend near rmnp

Jessie H.
recommends this listing.
June 15th, 2020

Viktor was an incredible host. He pointed out a trail that we took daily to a private area on the river where we could swim. He made us coffee in the mornings and shared really amazing stories. We can’t wait to come back!

Hipcamper Justen

Peaceful with wonderful host

Justen E.
recommends this listing.
June 29th, 2020

This was the most serene Hipcamp I’ve ever stayed at! The property and site were so peaceful! As a host, Viktor made absolute sure that we had anything and everything we would need. He was more than accommodating and I hope to come back next time and will take him up on the photo walk opportunity! He provided coffee both mornings which was extremely nice! Viktor was the nicest host we’ve had in Hipcamps and Airbnbs combined.

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