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Private cabins are rustic camping cabins. The Toilets, hot showers and equipped camp kitchen with water, ice, appliances, pots and dishes for guest use are centrally located and shared. Comfy Queen bed with linens and towels are included. These cabins have electricity and fans. They do not have AC or Heat and are not insulated. The furnished pavilion also has a propane b


Private cabins are rustic camping cabins. The Toilets, hot showers and equipped camp kitchen with water, ice, appliances, pots and dishes for guest use are centrally located and shared. Comfy Queen bed with linens and towels are included. These cabins have electricity and fans. They do not have AC or Heat and are not insulated. The furnished pavilion also has a propane bbq grill.

‘420 Friendly Campground with amenities. 

Bright Star Campground is located in the shadow of Mesa Verde National Park with panoramic mountain/mesa views of the Four Corners region, all only 5 miles from Cortez.

We have private couple’s or group cabins, Tipis, shared hostel-style cabins with bunk beds, tent, RV and vehicle sites, a stocked community kitchen, a covered event space, vault toilets and hot showers.

Bright Star Campground is in an arid desert climate. Water is stored in cisterns for use in camp. Because of this we ask that you limit water use in camp. Bedding/Linens & towels are provided/included for Cabins unless you bring your own.

We are a cannabis friendly destination and are inclusive! Cool folks of any ethnic background, national origin or religion are all welcome here!  Bright Star is not a late-night party place.  In the Summer and early Fall, we may have live music some evenings until Sunset :)  

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There are so many things to do/see nearby: Mesa Verde National Park, Canyons of the Ancients, Hovenweep National Monument and Phil's World. Raft down the Dolores river, maybe rent an SUP or kayak and chill on a quiet reservoir. There are several museums and cultural centers in the area as well.

"Cortez Eatz" delivers to Camp Kush from local Cortez restaurants.   

We are located just outside of Cortez on a surfaced gravel road. You really need a vehicle to get the full Colorado experience as public transportation is scarce...and the land, vast!

Durango is 45 min and Telluride is 1.5 hr drive.  Moab is less than 2.5 hours away-including Arches and Canyonlands National parks. Phil's World Mountain Biking Trails is TEN MINUTES away.   

The best/nearest airport is in Durango (airport is 1 hr 20 min), and the nearest large international airports are in Albuquerque & Salt Lake City.  However, Cortez Airport has options, see below. 

                CORTEZ AIRPORT:  15 min to  Camp Kush---Boutique Air currently provides commercial flights to Denver International Airport and Phoenix Sky-Harbor International Airport.  You can book a flight to Denver or Phoenix then a commuter on Boutique Air to Cortez

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 3 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Robin a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


We are super close to Phil's World!

Horseback riding
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Rustic Cabins~Mesa Verde big Views in Colorado.


We are in the Great Sage Plain, its arid here with juniper & sage brush.


There are several lakes nearby, our closest one is Totten Reservoir.

River, stream, or creek

The town of Dolores + Dolores river are close by too.

Swimming hole

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Hipcamper Fer
Fer S.
recommends this listing.
October 6th, 2021

This campsite was lit! Jen was very friendly amd helpful. Views are great, campsite was great!

Hipcamper Greg
Greg N.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2021

Camp Kush was awesome. Stayed for three days. The camp was very quiet and a great place to crash after days of long hiking and excursions. Hot showers, a well stocked kitchen, and ice for our cooler. Can't beat it.

Hipcamper Gail

Cabin camping in family environment

Gail G.
recommends this listing.
July 31st, 2021

Kush Camp was in a nice location right outside of Cortez. It was a nice place to stay in a cabin after 2 nights of tent camping in the rain. It is super close to Mesa Verde and close to Durango. Overall a nice place with friendly hosts, a resident artist and other like-minded campers.

Hipcamper Charlie

Camp kush or bust!

Charlie C.
recommends this listing.
July 26th, 2021

Wow, this property was so lovely and welcoming! We were greeted by an absolutely sweet and informative host, and what stay isn't complete without a big ol' fluffy dog running around to make you feel at home! The Juniper cabin was so comfortable, the Camp had everything you need to make yourself at home (bring water tho! they do have some for comfort, but just bring your own! showers are hot and pressurized tho!) Full kitchen, snacks and coffee for donation, a cool observatory deck in which I gazed at the incredible stars from, and again, just super sweet and communicative hosts. You should stay here!

Hipcamper Sonya
Sonya B.
recommends this listing.
July 22nd, 2021

This was our first time booking via HipCamp and I’m so thrilled we chose Camp Kush! The owners are kind, very informative, and welcoming. We travel on average 4-5 times per month and never have I had such a warm welcome. We arrived pretty late but Jen worked with us on time and we were still shown around camp after dark. Seriously, the fact we were met at the gate and shown around made this experience a million times better and we felt welcome and safe here. Accommodations are pretty basic, but the spirit and vibe of this place put it at the top of our list.

Hipcamper Richele

Clean, immaculate & stunning views

Richele H.
recommends this listing.
July 20th, 2021

The first thing that really stood out to me as a guest was how clean all the spaces were. The cabin, restrooms, shower room, communal kitchen, and gathering spaces were all immaculately clean. The playground and star viewing deck were great amenities as well! The vibe of the whole place was fantastic and all the campers were friendly & my eight-year-old daughter enjoyed the novelty of the rustic cabin. Being able to plan ahead and add the ice/snacks to our trip was a great help as well! I totally had kitchen envy, it was that good and I'll say again CLEAN. *They also throw in farm-fresh chicken eggs, I personally am allergic to eggs but how stinking sweet right?!?

Let's not forget this gem is surrounded by gorgeous mountains!

Hipcamper Addison

Book it! you won’t regret it

Addison R.
recommends this listing.
July 3rd, 2021

Jen was wonderful and the camp was so cool! Cabin was rustic but charming and had everything we needed to be comfortable. The little touches showed how much Jen really cares about her guests. We would definitely stay again!

Hipcamper Lindsay
Lindsay S.
recommends this listing.
July 1st, 2021

Our stay was absolutely magnificent! The cabin was comfortable and spacious, although chilly at night so be sure to bring long sleeves for the cold evenings! Everything was charming and fun, from the ping pong tables, hammocks, and couches to relax and hang out with other campers in the communal/kitchen area, (and kittens!), then quiet, relaxing, & spacious cabins, as well as RV hookups and campsites, too! The views at night are breathraking, with stars as far as the eye can see, and scenic views where it looks like the stars are resting right upon the mountain tops! Absolutely beautiful! Jen was a phenomenal host, very friendly and helpful! I would definitely stay here again, and will tell my friends as well! Thanks y'all, for making my birthday this year peaceful, relaxing, and wonderful! It was just what we needed!

Juniper CabinScenic views from Camp Kush Scenic views from Camp Kush Juniper Cabin
Hipcamper Jesse

A hidden gem like mesa verde

Jesse P.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2021

Camp Kush is the laid back stayover you never knew you needed in Southwest Colorado! Situated on a private Ranch with a summer camp style layout, it is the perfect place to rest, meet other traveller's, and get away from it all.

The hosts were extremely friendly and responsive, as were the camp staff. If you enjoy meeti g others, you will find a diverse range of guests who were also freidnly and fun to hangout with. I actually explored Mesa Verde with two feow campers I met the night before.

The shared kitchen was stocked to the brim, the free eggs diciois, and all facities were very clean! I will be staying again the next time I am down there!

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