Hipcamp host David M.,
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A vacant homesite on a 8.7-acre parcel provides a perfect, serene summer/fall mountain retreat. The site is well above Aspen Drive, so privacy is assured. The couple who built the unique Santa Fe-style adobe home at the top of the hill resided on this spot in a modular home as their permanent structure was being built in the mid 1990s. (It's long gone, leaving the site open,

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A vacant homesite on a 8.7-acre parcel provides a perfect, serene summer/fall mountain retreat. The site is well above Aspen Drive, so privacy is assured. The couple who built the unique Santa Fe-style adobe home at the top of the hill resided on this spot in a modular home as their permanent structure was being built in the mid 1990s. (It's long gone, leaving the site open, save for the tent-garage, a stored car and a slash pile from fire mitigation efforts.) The steep, forested hill to the south — part of the property — is criss-crossed by deer trails, and other wildlife is often spotted. U.S. Forest Service land three miles up the road offers great outdoor opportunities. The front half of the tent-garage on the site is available for "indoor" use, and an adjacent 8'x8' canopy provides more hangout space. A kitchen table and countertop are available, along with a mini-refrigerator plugged in a close-by shed (we're in bear country).

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 30ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send David a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 75%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camp David in the Forest in Colorado.

Forest
Mountainous

The vibe at Camp David in the Forest

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Hipcamper Stacy
Stacy R.
recommends this listing.
August 28th, 2020

We enjoyed a great stay at camp David! Private spot, easy to get to and loved that our dogs could be off leash. We saw a huge elk herd near by and the deer paid us a visit daily.

Hipcamper Kiley

Wonderful site

Kiley B.
recommends this listing.
September 9th, 2020

We enjoyed our stay at Camp David! The site was private and quiet. We were able to watch deer only a few feet from the site and there was a great view of the stars each night.

Hipcamper David
Response from David, the Host, on September 21st, 2020

Kiley, thanks for helping me remember that outrageous stars — which I take for granted after living up here at 8,888 feet for 15 years — are to be fantastically appreciated. I enjoyed meeting you, great campers!

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Hipcamper Laurel

Okay would not stay again

Laurel S.
doesn't recommend this listing.
September 1st, 2020

Personally did not enjoy this experience. Host was a little weird and I didn’t feel safe as a solo female. Ended up camping in my car in town and came back the next day to get my stuff. Might be fine for other campers but I felt uncomfortable as soon as I arrived. The site was also a little junky looking with broken down car, wood and other things laying around behind the cabana. Not any nearby trees for a hammock if you are interested in using one.

Hipcamper David
Response from David, the Host, on September 21st, 2020

Sorry Laurel didn't feel well. I'm a retired 30-year journalist, Eagle Boy Scout, and boast a sterling reputation in my subdivision, community and county (though I made some critics when I sued county commissioners). I tried to find some common threads when showing Laurel how the site worked. Oh well.

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Hipcamper Sarah

Sleep among the aspens

Sarah M.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2020

Beautiful rustic property. David was warm and welcoming, couldn’t ask for a better host! We saw lots of deers and enjoyed the quiet area. Sound travels up in the mountains and there are nearby houses but the campsite itself is very private. Every morning I walked down the road about 3/4 of a mile and saw the sun rising over the mountains. My 5-year old loved exploring the adjacent deer trails. It is a rustic site though, so it is necessary to keep a close eye on children. We took showers at the Ridgway KOA for $5. I suggest bringing camp toilet bags if you don’t want to empty the portable toilet. Everyone in the family agrees that we’d be happy to go back!

Camp site from a deer trail.
Hipcamper David
Response from David, the Host, on September 21st, 2020

Thanks Sarah and family, you folks were great campers!

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Hipcamper Kathryn

Convenient ridgeway/ouray stop!

Kathryn G.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2020

David was an amazing host. We were skunked out of dispersed camping on a trip in August and checked HipCamp with our fingers crossed. His spot was available - we booked around 6pm the day of, and he went above and beyond to make sure our stay was enjoyable.

This land is in a private HOA, is quiet, and well equipt for a HipCamp. He was setting up water, Wi-Fi, and trash the day we left.

I highly recommend if you need a place to stay! Beautiful hiking around the house and well located to get to the more popular spots.

Our camper on the lot! Our carCamp David in the ForestSun shelter and some of the host's things.
Hipcamper David
Response from David, the Host, on September 21st, 2020

Kathryn, thanks first for trusting my listing and coming here, and then a positive review. You were great guests!

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Hipcamper Dakota
Dakota B.
recommends this listing.
September 10th, 2020

David was an excellent host! The site was perfect for a nice weekend in a private area. Very quiet and scenic. Really made our adventuring in Ridgeway, Telluride and Ourray fantastic.

Dogs loved the campsite and checking out the deer that passed though.
Hipcamper Sara
Sara M.
recommends this listing.
September 13th, 2020

Wonderful gem of a site! Beautiful surroundings and the amenities were a nice touch. Definitely would stay here again!

Hipcamper pat

Best hipcamp so far. wanna go back

Pat S.
recommends this listing.
September 18th, 2020

Great! David met us at site. Welcomed us . Left us alone. Great host. Fantastic site. Lotsa deer and not much noise. Clean water, internet and 20 amp power.

Hipcamper pat

Nice!!!

Pat S.
recommends this listing.
September 20th, 2020

Neat spot. Lotsa deer. Some traffic noise. You will be in a subdivision,but remote and concealed. Just a little traffic noise. great spot. Just a length situation. If you are over 29' its tough to get turned out to get home bound. Otherwise geat spot. Love it.

Hipcamper David
Response from David, the Host, on September 22nd, 2020

Pat and Vikki were great low-key campers who appreciated their place in the wilderness. They are welcome back.

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Property
David M.’s Land
State
Colorado
Country
United States
$42/night
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