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Bliss Camp

A Rocky Mountain Glamping Experience!

Welcome to Bliss Canyon! Enjoy our mountain getaway in one of two unique, classy, handcrafted Gypsy Wagon Campers, The Shimza and the Sapphira. Towering rock outcroppings surround you in our private canyon, the stream lulls you to sleep, the birds serenade you in the morning. Bliss Pond or the Heart Pool will temp

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Bliss Camp

A Rocky Mountain Glamping Experience!

Welcome to Bliss Canyon! Enjoy our mountain getaway in one of two unique, classy, handcrafted Gypsy Wagon Campers, The Shimza and the Sapphira. Towering rock outcroppings surround you in our private canyon, the stream lulls you to sleep, the birds serenade you in the morning. Bliss Pond or the Heart Pool will tempt you with a bracing dip in crystal clear waters.  Explore the surrounding national forest or kick back and try some fishing or simply relaxing in camp. (See separate listing to reserve Bliss Camp in Sapphira Gypsy Wagon.)

The Shimza is 8’ x 10’ with a full-size bed for 2, complete bedding provided, counter and cabinets, lots of storage cubbies, Dutch door, table and benches which fold up to make room to sleep 2 more on a mattress on the floor (provided with bedding) or room for your dog. Solar electricity provides power for lights, and your devices. Shimza is designed and built by Dot and Byron's company, SimBLISSity Tiny Homes, a premiere Tiny Home builder.

Relax in your private backyard or head over to the shared outdoor kitchen for your personal meal prep. After your day of adventure or kicking back, enjoy a hot shower. Share your revelations of the day around the campfire, roast marshmallows, or relish your favorite beverage or 4:20 treat (outdoors only please). Game of Horseshoes anyone?

Kitchen has sink, fresh, potable water, kitchenware—pots, pans, dishes, utensils, etc--2 burner propane stovetop, BBQ with side burner, critter-resistant food safe, bear-proof trash can, and picnic tables outside. We provide a convenient propane campfire for safety since our climate is dry and often windy. No candles please!

There are easy trails on property along the lush stream (the original riverbed of the Middle Saint Vrain Stream), fishing or swimming in the pond (no lifeguard on duty), or challenging trails into Roosevelt National Forest from the property. (Ask Dot for guidance.) Several NF access points, where you can enjoy peaceful walks away from crowds, are a short drive.

Bliss Canyon is a spur off of breathtaking South Saint Vrain Canyon. Stroll on over to the South or Middle for renowned fly fishing. For climbers, there are over 50 climbs in South Saint Vrain Canyon!

Rocky Mountain National Park, one of the five Crown Jewels of the National Park Service, is nearby. The closest trailhead in RMNP is 10 miles, the next trailhead at Wild Basin entrance to the park is 13 miles, and the Beaver Meadows entrance (main entrance) is 36 miles. Rocky Mountain National Park has breathtaking drives, easy strolls with interpretive signs, and 360 miles of trails.   (Advance reservation required for entry 9:00 am to 3:00 pm for the main park ,or 5:00 am to 6:00 pm for Bear Lake corridor.)

Indian Peaks Wilderness also has several nearby access points and trailheads. Ask for details. Picturesque lakes and streams abound.

Let the world melt away; there is no wifi or cell service. In the event of urgent need, come to our home up the hill and ring the bell.

The charming town of Lyons is 20 minutes away with coffee shops, restaurants,  bars, library with free wifi, and many quaint shops. Estes Park, with more services, is 35 minutes.

Dot and Byron look forward to hosting you in our spectacular Rocky Mountain Paradise.

Wir sprechen auch Deutsch!

FYI:  There is road noise in the daytime .  Just walk down to the creek to cancel it out with nature sounds. (quiet at night)

Make your reservation today!

Lodging provided
Shepherd's hut
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Mountain bikers dream trails very near. Hall Ranch is 7 miles down canyon. Many other trails 1 -6 miles away. Olympic bikers bi...Read more

Fishing

Fly fishing on property, catch and release only. Fishing on adjacent river. Respect property rights! Must have current Colora...Read more

Hiking

Trails in Bliss Canyon. Endless high country trails 15 - 30 minutes from Frontier Glamping Tent. Rocky Mountain National park t...Read more

Horseback riding

Two Riding Stables 15 minutes from Bliss Camp.

Paddling

The Middle Saint Vrain and South Saint Vrain are fantastic for expert kayakers only, some areas can be paddled by novices with ...Read more

Wind sports

Wind Surfing on lakes 20 & 35 minutes away.

Off-roading (OHV)

OHV trails 7 minutes away.

Climbing

Unlimited, excellent bouldering in Bliss Canyon only footsteps from your tent. Over 50 mapped climbing routes in our Canyon, be...Read more

Snow sports

Nordic is everywhere, downhill is 45 minutes Eldora and 2-2.5 hours to Breckenridge, Copper, Arapahoe Basin 7 Winter Park.

Surfing

No surfing in Bliss Canyon but we are only a 4 hour flight to California beaches and another 5 hours to the best Hawaiian surfi...Read more

Swimming

Refreshing swimming in Bliss Pond and wading in the Heart pool. An enticing year-round stream rushes through Bliss Canyon.

Whitewater paddling

The Middle Saint Vrain and South Saint Vrain are fantastic for expert kayakers only, some areas can be paddled by novices with ...Read more

Wildlife watching

Moose frequent Bliss Canyon and Fox are often spotted. Deer are seen occasionally as well as Bear, Beaver, Marmots, Big Horn Sh...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Bliss Camp Glamping in Shimza in Colorado.

Forest

Bliss Canyon is heavily forested and surrounded by hundreds of acres of National Forest.

Canyon

We are located in our own private Bliss Canyon which is a side canyon of the colorful, scenic South Saint Vrain Canyon.

Mountainous

Located in the spectacular northern Front Range of the Rockies. Bliss Camp is in our own canyon, Bliss Canyon which is surround...Read more

River, stream, or creek

The old Middle Saint Vrain Creek flows through Bliss Canyon providing wonderful stream access and two ponds for dipping all in ...Read more

Waterfall

Bliss Canyon has many seasonal, small, cascading waterfalls in the Spring and early summer. Bliss falls is always falling over ...Read more

Swimming hole
Driveway

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Hipcamper Stephanie

Absolutely amazing!

Stephanie T.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2022

Would define recommend getting both wagons, they have shared Amenities- We have an annual family glamming trip and did it at the wagons this year… best year yet! The host have everything you need for a fabulous experience and Amanda was so accommodating. Swimming holes, hiking and truly clean luxury little wagons- can’t say enough about this place! Enchanting 3 days away from it all!!! Thank you Dot and Bryon for sharing this little piece of heaven!

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Hipcamper Sruthi
Sruthi J.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 22nd, 2022

Overall we had a good experience.
Close to Rocky Mountain national park.
Beautiful surroundings with creek and forest.

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah E.
recommends this listing.
July 19th, 2022

Loved the wagon! Very spacious for 2 adults. Enjoyed the property. There was paving going on nearby but when we camped 2 weeks ago it seemed like the pavers would be done soon. Great communication and directions! Truly a relaxing, fun couple nights!

Hipcamper Anjali

We can't wait to return!

Anjali P.
recommends this listing.
July 19th, 2022

My friends and I rented out both of Dot and Byron's wagons for a weekend with 4 young kids and it was the perfect, easy glamping excursion for us. The kids had a blast running around the surrounding paths, splashing in the creek and roasting marshmallows before bed. The adults appreciated the well-stocked outdoor kitchen, the spotlessly clean wagons, and the thoughtfulness that went into every detail and amenity. It made it so easy to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Hipcamper Aarohi
Aarohi D.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2022

The place was really good. Mountains all around. There is literally everything available. Enough space to chill. We were worried about toilets, but the arrangement at their camp is pretty decent. Rocky Mountains are only 30 minutes away. Trails all around and you will not be bored at all. Dot and Byron were really helpful. Wish had more time to interact with them.

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Hipcamper Gina

Glamping near estes

Gina S.
recommends this listing.
July 10th, 2022

Incredible property! Loved the river and ponds running through the site, and the kitchen was well stocked with the essentials. Great glamping experience. And the wagons were lovey! Nice bedding, truly everything you could need. 30 minute drive to Estes, 10 minutes to Lyons. Thanks Dot!

Hipcamper Amy

Beautiful scenery

Amy T.
recommends this listing.
June 28th, 2022

This place was absolutely amazing. The wagon and all the amenities and the helpfulness from Dot and Byron was outstanding!!
On our last night hanging outside around dusk a brown bear did come towards us but my pup scared it away some how!
If you want some awesome local
Hiking and hanging out with beautiful scenery I highly suggest this place. The wagon for us fit two adults, two kids and a large pup! With plenty of room!
The memories made here will last a life time!
Thanks for such a great time.

Hipcamper Lizz

Amazing stay

Lizz L.
recommends this listing.
June 26th, 2022

Dot was more then accommodating when we wanted to switch where we were staying. She also brought us extra blankets on a cold night! They made sure we have water for hikes and gave awesome recommendations on where to go! This was my first hipcamp and I def will use it more!

Cooling off the feet after a rough hike The fires kept us warm on cool nights
Hipcamper Dot & Byron
Response from Dot & Byron, the Host, on July 8th, 2022

We were so happy to be able to make the switch of accommodations for you. We enjoyed meeting you! Hope to see you again!

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Hipcamper Heather

Unique and wonderful

Heather V.
recommends this listing.
June 7th, 2022

What a special and unique stay.
So accommodating and friendly. The gypsy wagon was very comfortable and roomy, the kitchen is great...loved the area and all the special areas you could take in the mountains would definitely recommend. Myself and my adult kids just loved our three day stay.
Thank you SO much.

Property
Rocky Mountain Glamping
State
Colorado
Country
United States
$130/night
1 Site

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