Hipcamp host Darren S.
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Open May through September.  40 acres of secluded forest in the mountains southwest of Littleton, about 5 miles west of Roxborough State Park. Amazing easterly views with incredible sunrises. Also views of Pike's Peak and Chatfield Reservoir. A chance to encounter elk, deer, hawks, wild turkeys, and other birds. Campsite includes use of brand new, custom built off-grid o

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Open May through September.  40 acres of secluded forest in the mountains southwest of Littleton, about 5 miles west of Roxborough State Park. Amazing easterly views with incredible sunrises. Also views of Pike's Peak and Chatfield Reservoir. A chance to encounter elk, deer, hawks, wild turkeys, and other birds. Campsite includes use of brand new, custom built off-grid outdoor kitchen with large picnic table, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, gas range and grill. Powered by the sun! Outhouse has a compost toilet. Sorry, no RVs or 5th wheels please!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Have a question? Send Darren a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Hiking
Paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Secluded campsite with kitchen in Colorado.

Forest
Mountainous
Field
Driveway

The vibe at Secluded campsite with kitchen

7 Reviews

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Hipcamper Mason

Oasis with stunning views

Mason N.
recommends this listing.
July 19th, 2020

The Straus Mountain campsite provided an oasis with stunning views. The drive to the campsite is serene and peaceful. The amenities allow you to glamp while still staying faithful to the traditional camping experience. It's a great place to retreat to with your loved ones or friends. I would highly recommend.

Hipcamper Jeff

1st choice for a+ getaway

Jeff R.
recommends this listing.
August 3rd, 2020

This was only my second experience with Hipcamp. This short stay was glorious. An hour and 20 min from metro Denver. Kitchen amenities like Airbnb In an outdoor space. Hosts are very responsive with email and clearly take pride in sharing a wonderful location with guests. Can’t wait to return.

We hiked In Reynolds Park, had picnick lunch at Pine Valley Ranch Park by the rushing N Platte River. Whatever you might need is in Conifer or Evergreen.

Sarah puts on the greatest little welcoming touches!Bright moon through the treesLove the pre-positioned hammocksNice sunset after a brief rain shower
Hipcamper Zach
Zach K.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2020

The beauty of nature + the convenience of a kitchen. So clutch, especially with frequent fire bans.

Such a unique camping spot!

Hipcamper Annette

Beautiful with a tad of excitement!

Annette M.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2020

Communication from host was awesome! The written instructions about the camp were thorough and explained everything about camp. The site itself was beautiful and well kept. Everything was thought of! And even though we were not that far from city site felt very secluded. So much so that when my friend came out of outhouse she saw a bear! It put a bit of scare in some members of the party but host had provided bear spray! After all it is nature and host had mentioned it is bear country. Bear ran off without incident. Highly recommend site!

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Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah A.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2020

This is definitely a mountain site but for the most part we had cell reception! The kitchen was clean and well appointed. The bathroom was actually very nice! Hammocks already hung up! Private but with the kitchen area, not too primitive!

Hipcamper Steven

No stress at straus

Steven B.
recommends this listing.
September 25th, 2020

I can't say enough good things about our stay at Straus Mountain-WOW. I had a good feeling we would enjoy ourselves given the reviews for the listing, but the reality even exceeded my expectations. For starters, Sarah and Darren seem like great people and clearly take pride in what they are offering. Communication whenever we had questions was nearly instant; although we didn't have many questions because nearly everything you need to know about anything is outlined in a binder on-site (they also email a PDF version prior to your stay). They also had fresh flowers, mint, and delicious homemade peanut butter cups waiting for us, awesome!

The space itself is perfect. The outdoor kitchen came in clutch during a state-wide fire ban, and is outfitted with all of the utensils, cleaning supplies, etc. that you might need (appliances include fridge/freezer, stove, grill, microwave). They had 3 hammocks set up for us upon arrival which we took advantage of.

Needless to say, we had the perfect stress-free stay and are planning on coming back in the future. Do yourself a favor and book this spot!

FYI-we were able to drive a Toyota Corolla to and from the campsite multiple times during our journey without any issues really-just had to get a little speed going up the hill when we were packed down leaving the spot.

Hipcamper Sarah N.
recommends this listing.
July 29th, 2020
Property
Straus Mountain
State
Colorado
Country
United States
$45/night
1 Site

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