Hipcamp host Candice S.
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Our beautiful ranch is located in the valley of the Rocky Mountains. With gorgeous view of neighboring ranches, beautiul hay fields, wildflowers and even creekside! Come relax in a hammock and read, take a hike, rock scaling or even feed our super friendly creatures, there is something for everyone! We also offer a menu of produce, meat and eggs, grown/raised organically

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Our beautiful ranch is located in the valley of the Rocky Mountains. With gorgeous view of neighboring ranches, beautiul hay fields, wildflowers and even creekside! Come relax in a hammock and read, take a hike, rock scaling or even feed our super friendly creatures, there is something for everyone! We also offer a menu of produce, meat and eggs, grown/raised organically on our beautiful ranch! We can provide tents, hammocks and chairs for a small rental fee! 4 wheel drive or all wheel drive vehicles a must for primitive camping. Low clearance vehicles may have a difficult time getting to some of the sites. Shoot us a message with any questions you may have!

Here are directions to the campsite, incase we are not available for a meet and greet.... Once you hit the driveway go down past the creek, if you have 4 wheel or all wheel drive you can go straight ahead, follow the road all the way back to the top of the ranch, the most beautiful campsite. But all along that road is campable. If you car is not all wheel or 4 wheel drive, take a right at the creek and follow the road between tractor implements and the work shed (please excuse mess, we are working at it from previous owners) and follow the road up to the stage:) you can continue on the road up to the second clearing along the mountains 💕 all available to camp, since your getting here at dark, your welcome to camp near the stage and find another more remote spot the next day if that works best for you 💕 If you have any questions or concerns you can stop by the ranch hand house, the green trimmed house. Or your welcome to come under the krauth arch and we are the first driveway, bottom level. Thank you for staying with us!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
10 sites
Up to 9 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No showers
Have a question? Send Candice a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

OHV

Bring your toys! We have room to roam as well as being right down the road from a few off road parks!

Fall Fun

Check out New Castle Gardens pumpkin patch and MANY festivals in Palisade, glenwood springs and New Castle!

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at VIX Ranch in Colorado.

Cave

Rifle falls has many caves to explore and waterfalls!

Hot spring

20 minutes from 2 different hot springs!

Lake

Right down the road from Harvey Gap!

Driveway

We do have creekside camping by the driveway.

Forest
Mountainous
River, stream or ...
Waterfall
Farm
Ranch

The vibe at VIX Ranch

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Hipcamper Jillian

Best experience ever!!!

Jillian B.
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(Dispersed site)
September 1st, 2019

It was our first time using Hipcamp and I was so surprised how great it went. Probably the best experience we've had in a LONG time! We got there later than expected and they were still VERY accommodating. As soon as we got there, they brought us up to the bonfire and offered us s’mores and brats!! There was absolutely NO light pollution so the stars were beautiful!! Chris took us to a great spot to star gaze and even pointed out some planets and satellites!! It was even my fiancé’s first time seeing the Milky Way!
I will definitely tell all my friends and family about this place because it is SO WORTH IT!!!!
I wish we could have stayed until sunrise!!
Thanks guys for the time of our lives

Hipcamper Candice
Response from Candice, the Host, on September 2nd, 2019

We are so glad to have had you guys visit! Hope to see you guys on your way back through :)

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Hipcamper Kailey

Beautiful views on adorable ranch

Kailey M.
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(Dispersed site)
September 2nd, 2019

Candice’s ranch was beautiful! We really enjoyed our stay and loved the gorgeous 360 degree mountain views from our campsite. Everything was very well kept up and Candice was very nice and welcoming. The directions to the property were very clear but, since we arrived after dark, we struggled to find a campsite the first night. Candice warmly met us at our car and helped us settle in to a temporary site for the night (she offered to show us to the other spot that night but we were exhausted and chose the temporary spot out of convenience) and we moved to a different, more private spot in the morning. Absolutely loved our stay! Thanks Candice! Hope to be back for a longer stay sometime :)

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Hipcamper Andrew

Amazing honeymoon stay.

Andrew C.
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(Dispersed site)
July 9th, 2019

It was my wife and I's first time camping, albeit a bit under prepared.

Candice and Chris were so helpful in assisting us, we were so unprepared for camping and they Friendly and gracious, their hospitality was bar none.

I have plans on coming back here in the future to explore the property. The farm fresh eggs are amazing as well as as the organic sausage right from the farm.

The scenery and ranch is beautiful and you can see the stars so clearly. There are also great hiking areas on the ranch, a beautiful river running through as well. You are close enough to glenwood springs which has so much to offer.

Highly recommend V. I. X. Ranch for newbies and seasoned campers!! GREAT EXPERIENCE!

More cows! Southeast of our camp looking towards mountains in the background. Cow South East of our campSome friendly horses on the ranch.
Hipcamper Candice
Response from Candice, the Host, on July 16th, 2019

Thank you for staying with us! Good luck on many years of happiness!

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Hipcamper Christina
Christina M.
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(Dispersed site)
July 15th, 2019

Perfect spot in the hidden gem of New Castle. We were able to find a camp site in the dark easily and woke up to gorgeous views! Highly recommend.

Hipcamper Candice
Response from Candice, the Host, on July 16th, 2019

Thank you for staying with us! We are so glad you enjoyed your trip

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Hipcamper Laurie

Wonderful!!!!

Laurie S.
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(Dispersed site)
July 21st, 2019

We were so so happy at Candice's ranch. The location was just what we had hoped for -private and beautiful. It was a 20-minute drive to Glenwood Springs which was perfect for us to play for the day and come back to sleep under the stars. Candice was amazing, bringing breakfast to our campsite - fresh eggs and meat and produce from the farm itself. She also offered lattes in the morning and even offered to bring a charcoal grill to a beautiful sight on the ranch if we wanted to cook out. I felt like we had a personal concierge!

I chose this place over others in the area because, while other places had great reviews and more of them, this looked to be the prettier and more spacious choice. I think I got it exactly right and would recommend this place without reservation.

Lots of lovely farm animals and dogs, all of whom were sweet and friendly! If I had more than two hands I would give it more than two thumbs up!

Hipcamper Peter

Breathtaking

Peter K.
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(Dispersed site)
August 11th, 2019

What a beautiful spot! With our 7 and 5 year olds, this was the perfect balance between being out in the wilderness and car camping at a park service site. Hope to make it back for another weekend soon.

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Hipcamper Mila
Mila H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 11th, 2019

Candice is an incredible host. The ranch is a family paradise. All the animals made a camping trip very unique. This was our first time as hip campers and we are now hooked. We can't wait to try more places but VIX Ranch will always be our favorite. A fantastic experience.

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Hipcamper Candice
Response from Candice, the Host, on August 29th, 2019

We were so glad you stayed with us! Your boys were such awesome kiddos!

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Hipcamper Debbie

Beautiful views, fun animals, quiet

Debbie B.
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(Dispersed site)
August 16th, 2019

Enjoyed it so much! Galloping and friendly horses, fancy chickens, hosts friendly and helped us find the right spot.

Hipcamper Candice
Response from Candice, the Host, on August 29th, 2019

So glad to hear you enjoyed our fun animals! Hope to see you back!

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Hipcamper Matthew

A fun camping experience!

Matthew E.
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August 24th, 2019

Beautiful ranch with a creek flowing through the middle. Candice was there to greet us at arrival and we had multiple campsite locations to choose from. Firewood was available and we even decided to have Candice bring us a wonderful breakfast and lattes in the morning. What a great place and host. We would highly recommend!

Hipcamper Candice
Response from Candice, the Host, on August 29th, 2019

I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope you come back again!

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Property
VIX Ranch
State
Colorado
$30/night
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