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A Rocky Mountain Glamping Experience!

Enjoy our new mountain getaway in a luxury 10' x 12' Frontier canvas wall tent, at your secluded, private campsite. Experience Colorado like the first settlers, gold miners and explorers but with comfort of modern conveniences. Step into National Geographic Experiences.

Towering rock outcroppings surround you in our private B


A Rocky Mountain Glamping Experience!

Enjoy our new mountain getaway in a luxury 10' x 12' Frontier canvas wall tent, at your secluded, private campsite. Experience Colorado like the first settlers, gold miners and explorers but with comfort of modern conveniences. Step into National Geographic Experiences.

Towering rock outcroppings surround you in our private Bliss 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 listings to reserve Bliss Camp in Sapphira or Shimza Gypsy Wagon.)

The Frontier tent is equipped with a queen-size bed for 2, complete bedding provided, and plenty of floor space for your calm dog. Extra campers can be accommodated on full-size folding mattress with bedding when requested. The site is snuggled next to picturesque Lichen Rock, with picnic table, and private old west style, open air kitchen, solar lights to add to the cozy ambiance, and your very own private porta-potty.

Relax in your private canyon overlooking the valley or head up challenging Moose Track trail to Balancing Rock. After your day of adventure or kicking back enjoy a hot shower (not available after we have freezing night temperatures). Share your revelations of the day around the campfire, roast marshmallows, or relish your favorite beverage or 4:20 treat (outside only please).

Kitchen has sink, fresh, potable water, kitchenware—pots, pans, dishes, utensils, etc, BBQ with side burner, critter-resistant food safe, bear-proof trash can, and picnic table 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 Hiker Dot for guidance.) Several National Forest 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 National 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 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.

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 quaint shops*.

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

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Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
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 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Olympian bicyclist train on our road and some of the best off road mountain biking is at Hall Ranch, eight miles down canyon.


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


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.


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.


There are over 50 mapped climbings routes within 8 miles of Bliss Camp in the South Saint Vrain Canyon.

Snow sports

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


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


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



Natural features you'll find at Frontier Tent Glamping, Bliss Camp in Colorado.


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


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


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


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

Swimming hole

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Hipcamper Debra

Camping with 2 kids

Debra M.
recommends this listing.
June 20th, 2022

Very clean site! Well stocked kitchen! Well lit at night (& brightness is adjustable)! Loved sitting out on the porch! Perfect spot for my spouse, 2 young kids & I! Kids wanted to stay longer than 2 nights.:)

Ms. Dot/Owner always responded quickly & was very helpful! It was great that Ms. Dot showed us around and how things work when we got there.

On-site hiking with gorgeous views! My 9 & 4 year olds loved climbing the rocks around the site. Both kids enjoyed finding sticks, and my oldest had fun using his 1st pocket knife to turn them into walking sticks or spears.

Even in June the nights are chilly, but bedding was perfectly warm and cozy. It’s amazing to have hot water for washing hands, dishes, & for showering!

They have everything you’ll need! If you’re like me and want to know exactly what to bring, these are the couple of add’l things we used from our own stuff: kitchen towel, picnic table cloth, add’l paper towels, mosquito repellant, plastic bags/aluminum foil for leftover food, lots of ice packs (plus bought additional ice), kids’ football and foam airplanes. Also glad we brought our 4yr olds floaty/water-wings cuz of nearby water. Our 4yr old was scared to poo in the porta potty, but we just used his plastic potty that we keep in the car.

Great spot! Highly recommend!

Saw elk on drive to EstesLoved the picnic table!Cuddly naps with dad :)My kids LOVE climbing!
Hipcamper James
James K.
recommends this listing.
June 1st, 2022

This safari tent is the real deal - Dot and Byron went above and beyond with this site, and Dot's welcoming attitude and general kindness really sold us on the site. They were even kind enough to equip the tent with some extra bedding and a propane heater so we wouldn't freeze overnight (it got down into the high 30s!)

Overall, I'd highly recommend this site to anyone looking for a truly comfortable glamping experience. The beds comfy, and the kitchen has just about everything you need to make pretty much anything.

Definitely try to go when it's warmer though. Trust me, lol.

Hipcamper Robert
Robert J.
recommends this listing.
October 12th, 2021

Dot & Byron are a lovely couple with a lovely property and great set up. The place was just as expected, the bed was very comfortable, and there was plenty to do around camp! Couldn't recommend this spot enough and we'll definitely be back!

Hipcamper Megan

Favorite spot in co

Megan M.
recommends this listing.
September 28th, 2021

Bliss Camp was 1000% MAGICAL. It can't possibly get much better than to have your own private stream, be surrounded by forest, and light hiking all around your tent. The outdoor kitchen and hot shower were amazing. We cannot wait to come back.

Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew E.
recommends this listing.
September 21st, 2021

Excellent experience, beautiful location with all the amenities and several things to do around. Definitely recommend!

Hipcamper Candace
Candace W.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2021

We had a lovely time hiking and sitting by the tranquil ponds. The camp atmosphere was a tasteful mix of nature and whimsy and our hosts were extremely kind and interested in our well being. Everything was really wonderful, especially the outdoor shower, the camp kitchen (which was very well appointed) and the tent itself. We called it "The Palace,"

Hipcamper Chaz

Our private wonderland

Chaz B.
recommends this listing.
August 28th, 2021

Dot and Bryon were the most amazing hosts! My partner and I had a wonderful time visiting from Chicago. It was as if the rest of the world didn’t exist and we were on our own private mountain. There isn’t much else I can say that hasn’t already been mentioned in previous reviews. We’re looking forward to returning next year with friends in tow! Thanks for a great experience, Dot and Byron!

Hipcamper Jessica

A great getaway

Jessica M.
recommends this listing.
August 23rd, 2021

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at Dot and Byron's Frontier Tent at Bliss Camp. Everything about our stay was perfect. We had so much fun. The tent was awesome, super cute, and the bed was very comfortable. We had a blast cooking in the outdoor kitchen. Dot and Byron's property is truly unique with many opportunities for exploring. Taking a hot shower after soaking in the freezing cold streams and pools on the property was the cherry on top! We are already planning a trip to go back

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Hipcamper Henry

Um, yes please! and thank you!

Henry M.
recommends this listing.
August 20th, 2021

Dot & Byron's Frontier Tent Glamping, Bliss Camp was a wonderful little getaway. Many little paths and rocks to explore right there on the property, their little creek and ponds on the property were great serene spaces. The tent was far enough away from the other camps and the house that it felt private enough. Dot and Byron each checked on us at least once to makes sure we didn't need anything. They also made sure we had enough filtered well water to keep us going with hydration and keeping the kitchen clean to deter the wild animals and critters, which we never saw. Ok, maybe one little mouse one time, but that is expected when you're outside. Dot was great, upon request by us she sat and shared with us all her knowledgable info on hikes in the area. It confirmed what my partner had researched and more! She recommended a drive up the Old Fall River Rd to catch the sunset and it was spectacular, thank you. One of my favorite parts of the camp was the outdoor kitchen. It made making meals so easy, it was a great area to hang out in during cooking, and watching the morning light come in and across it made for good coffee sipping in the mornings. You can even turn the mood lighting off at camp to watch the stars from the tent's porch, which is big enough to lay out a blanket, pad and pillows for two for the cozy gazing. Definitely will want to glamp it up here again as my basecamp to the Rockies and more!!
Thanks Dot and Byron!

An evening stroll and a stop on a foot bridge crossing the little creek that strolls around and through Bliss Camp.Lookout point coming down from the peak of Old Fall River Road. This picture does not capture the vastness you look out on as you stand as close as you can to the edge of our little planet and edge of our expansive and never ending universe.Looking out at the views from one of many lookouts just a short hike from camp.
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