Hipcamp host Lindsay C.,
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Velkommen to the Viking tent in Idaho Springs! In the mountains just off of I-70, is this cozy little bell tent hiding in the trees. You'll have furs and a toasty stove to sip your morning coffee by in the seclusion of your tent. There's also a large fire pit with seating to eat your dinner by perhaps, and maybe chat with other travelers who are staying on the property. The

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Velkommen to the Viking tent in Idaho Springs! In the mountains just off of I-70, is this cozy little bell tent hiding in the trees. You'll have furs and a toasty stove to sip your morning coffee by in the seclusion of your tent. There's also a large fire pit with seating to eat your dinner by perhaps, and maybe chat with other travelers who are staying on the property. The fire pit is between your tent and another, and for shared use with other guests. At nearly 9,000 ft elevation, we get some gusty winds and unpredictable weather, but the wood burning stove provides a very warm and toasty atmosphere inside, and a rain fly over the tent provides a bit more insulation for keeping heat in at night, and holds it down in the winds quite well. Nestled between two hills on either side, and just feet away from a creek that trickles through the spring and early summer, it can feel very secluded, but you are actually just off the road and only about 10 minutes from the town of Idaho Springs. The surrounding aspens and pines are quite magical. Nearby St Mary's Glacier is a very popular spot, and there are loads of hiking and biking trails nearby. As mentioned before, the tent is just off of the road so you will hear the occasional car driving by, otherwise it's very quiet. There is an electric waterless "flushing" toilet and a private "toilet tent" on site. No power, just good old fashioned wood burning stove and a plethora of battery powered candles and lanterns. You'll need 4/AWD from about October through April, as we're off of a dirt road. You're in the mountains folks, so bears and moose have been seen on occasion. Please pack out all food and garbage. Drinking water and firewood provided.

Lodging provided
Bell tent
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
4WD Recommended
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
No hot tub
No playground
Have a question? Send Lindsay a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Viking Bell Tent in Colorado.

Forest
Mountainous

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Hipcamper Kassi
Kassi N.
recommends this listing.
September 23rd, 2022

Staying at the tent was magical. We arrived after dark from an evening of visiting the Indian hot springs -- which are a quick 10 minute drive away. The tent was easy to find based on the directions given even though it was dark. The tent was set up in such a cozy way that you don't even realize you're in a tent. The wood burning stove kept the tent warm throughout the night and once it burned out, the blankets kept us from getting cold during the fall early hours. The bed was cozy and the creek sounds running right next to the tent easily lulled me to sleep. There were other campers in the tent across the drive but we couldn't hear them. I've already recommended this place to friends.

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Elizabeth O.
recommends this listing.
September 21st, 2022

the bell tent was amazing! had everything we needed :) for sure would visit again!!

Hipcamper Carrie
Carrie H.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2022

What an amazing space! We had a really enjoyable time. The area is beautiful and we were lucky enough to catch the beginning of the changing aspen. We were cozy and warm in the tent. The bed is comfortable and we had everything that we needed.

Hipcamper Kyle
Kyle J.
recommends this listing.
September 17th, 2022

My partner and I loved staying on Lindsay’s property in the yurt!

We knew it would be cold at night but the bed was comfy and she provided literally the softest and warmest blankets/covers along with wood for the stove.

She was patient with us having never really camped in Colorado before and provided suggestions on how to stay safe and warm during our stay.

Plus, the location wasn’t too far of a drive to Idaho Springs for supplies. Everyone who drove along the winding road to get to camp gave us friendly waves as we made our way up and down the mountain side. Very enjoyable experience.

Hipcamper Eric

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Eric T.
recommends this listing.
September 13th, 2022

Great time at the bell tent. Beautiful views, great camping, and awesome host. Thank you for a great weekend.

Hipcamper Brittany
Brittany B.
recommends this listing.
September 11th, 2022

We absolutely loved this spot! Tent is very cozy and comfortable. The wood stove kept us warm and perfect for morning coffee. Thank you Lindsay for the lovely stay!

Hipcamper Matthew
Matthew M.
recommends this listing.
September 10th, 2022

The tent was super cozy, especially with the stove going. The fire pit was awesome as well. Plenty of wood and seats available. Host was nice and was available for assistance if needed. Would definitely stay here again.

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Hipcamper Samuel
Samuel E.
recommends this listing.
August 21st, 2022

This was such an amazing stay! We were only there for one night with our pup but Lindsay made us feel so welcome and comfortable. It was poring rain and she went out of her way to make sure we had enough firewood for the stove. The tent was warm, bed was comfortable, and area was beautiful, we pwill absolutely be back!

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Hipcamper Stevie

Love it here!!!!!!!!

Stevie D.
recommends this listing.
August 17th, 2022

Clear directions! Love this place! It rained the whole night and it was magical! We heard a little creek flowing all light. The place was clean and decorated so nice! The bed is super comfy 10/10 would recommend! We will be coming back!

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Property
Angel's Landing
State
Colorado
Country
United States
$100/night
1 Site