Hipcamp host William L.,
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This is a glamping tent with an awesome location and views. You will park at the cabin and then have a 3/4 mile hike into the site. Secluded privacy with portalet and hot water shower. You can arrange to have me load your gear, sleeping bag or blankets, food & beverage is all you need, by ATV or pack burro. Visit unusual domestic animals at cabin before or after camping. Lev


This is a glamping tent with an awesome location and views. You will park at the cabin and then have a 3/4 mile hike into the site. Secluded privacy with portalet and hot water shower. You can arrange to have me load your gear, sleeping bag or blankets, food & beverage is all you need, by ATV or pack burro. Visit unusual domestic animals at cabin before or after camping. Level spot by cabin for 1 travel trailer or pop up camper if you have 4wd and 1 camping site.  OHV & hiking trails nearby

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send William a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Great MTB trails and awesome road challenges.


Fly fish Clear Creek, Fish farm with BIG trout just up valley.


Trails galore! 14's, glacier trail, Continental Divide Trail and more!

Horseback riding

Available nearby.

Off-roading (OHV)

Trails nearby on forest service land with access to some directly from property!


Have small beginner to intermediate bouldering terrain near glamping site, as well as US 6 Clear Creek Canyon cliffs nearby.

Snow sports

2 ski areas within 30 min. & 4 more within an hr., & 6 more within 90 min.!! CC trails nearby also!

Whitewater paddling

Dozen rafting co. within 20 min. of ranch.

Wildlife watching

Many different birds and 4 legged animals frequent the surrounding mtns.


Natural features you'll find at Laughing Valley Ranch Glamping in Colorado.


Small cave and short mine dig as well as bouldering rocks below glamping site


Views and hikes from property or many nearby trails.

Hot spring

Idaho Hot Springs close by!


St. Mary's glacier and lake just 14 miles away! Echo lake and Summit lake on way to Mt. Evans. Currently highest paved road in US.


4 14ers close by! Evans & Bierstadt views from glamp site!

River, stream, or creek

Chicago Creek and Clear Creek within a mile. Where gold was 1st discovered in 1859! Fly fishing and rafting in season.


Can camp by cabin but expect some livestock noise! Llama, alpacas, goats, sheep, Highland cattle, mules, burros, dogs, & REINDEER!


4wd needed for trailers brought up! Accessible by 2wd in normal weather conditions.

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Hipcamper Allison

Great night away!

Allison P.
recommends this listing.
October 3rd, 2021

This was a fantastic setup but I’m not sure I’d call it “glamping” - I guess it depends on your definition of glamping. More like camping but your stuff was set up for you. We loved it either way. The little fire pit, the kitchen setup, the nature. I read a review that said there was a short trail up but I would say that’s an understatement. It was a short trail VERY up. Steep. We carried our son (15mos) in his backpack and it was basically a 30 min uphill climb. Not bad on the way down, but still steep. Kevin greeted us and was very friendly and helpful. The communication was great. Oh, and I recommend bringing a good kitchen knower as that was the one missing thing we needed for our meals. We would definitely go back.

Hipcamper Scott
Scott F.
recommends this listing.
September 25th, 2021

Great time and a unique experience.
Bill and his donkeys make an awesome camp spot all the more awesome. He's full of interesting local history and ranch is full of interesting can sweet critters. Can't wait to come again.

Hipcamper Chad
Chad M.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2021

This was by far the coolest camp site I’ve ever stayed at. It’s isolated and private and the views are unmatched at night. William was a great host. He gave us a tour of his ranch, taught us about his livestock, and gave us some cool history of his property. The site itself was fully equipped with everything you could need. 10/10…highly recommend!!

Hipcamper Eduardo

Amazing place… great people.

Eduardo M.
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2021

I love this place … really confortable, if I said that you will have hot water in the shower, what do you think about the other things?…Outside the city but close… nice viewing. If you wanna escape one or two days from everything this is the place. Our host was Seth, respectful friendly helpful and a nice talker… we will back. You will have everything that you need. Clean space with a great location. My kid enjoyed the ride with the mule.

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Hipcamper Harry

First time won’t be the last

Harry V.
recommends this listing.
September 10th, 2021

It was my parents first time in Colorado so I decided to go above and beyond. That’s when I found this gem. Our host William was warm, welcoming and very knowledgeable about his animals. We got a tour of the land before we started our hike up to the glamping site. It was a little rough but 100% worth it. The views were breathtaking and the experience was wholesome. We are already looking into a return trip into the future.

Hipcamper Nikki
Nikki F.
recommends this listing.
September 9th, 2021

My boyfriend and I had suffered a loss in the family a few days prior. Going up to Laughing Valley Ranch was much needed and appreciated. It was a beautiful area with the best staff and helped us clear our heads and mourn.

Hipcamper Andrew

Unique camping experience

Andrew L.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2021

We had a blast this weekend. Spent the weekend with 3 young kids (9, 6, 4) and a dog at laughing valley. The walk to the campsite is fairly uphill but my youngest rode a burro making it much easier. William took our middle child up the mountain with our supplies in the Kawasaki. The campsite was amazing with great views. William was a great host and very accommodating. The site was well stocked with camp stove, plenty of water, firewood, and all kitchen supplies. There’s a shower though we didn’t use it. There’s plenty to do at the site, including a nature trail, 2 caves and even a small wall to boulder up. We also really enjoyed William’s tour of his working farm (burros, reindeer, goats, sheep, and more). I would definitely recommend Laughing Valley and would come back.

Hipcamper Taylor
Taylor L.
recommends this listing.
August 13th, 2021

Our stay was absolutely amazing. The views are unmatched and almost everything you could need is at the campsite. It was such a fun experience taking the burros up to the site also. It is a pretty good hike up to the tent but it’s well worth the effort! We will definitely be coming back in the future and would recommend it to anyone who loves mountains and camping.

Hipcamper Dominique

A once in a lifetime experience

Dominique S.
recommends this listing.
August 11th, 2021

This was our first Hipcamp experience and boy did it set the bar high. We were blown away by the views, by mountain man Bill’s hospitality, and the lovely camp site. We feel so lucky and are so grateful that Hipcamp introduced us to Bill and his beautiful property. He is truly a kind and genuine soul and the animals are awesome. Our VW Golf made it up and down the long driveway no prob, but if conditions were different (rainy/snowy), I could see it being difficult to ascend the steep/rocky driveway in our little car. We loaded our gear on the donkeys to take to the top of the mountain which was a hilarious experience for us. The trek to the top, which is not super easy y’all, was SO WORTH IT in the end. The views are unlike anything you’ll see camping anywhere else. I was sweating when I got to the top, BUT I was pulling a stubborn donkey the whole way (which was fun)! Truly, I can’t say enough positive things about this stay. It felt like a once in a lifetime experience and I fully recommend it. I’m so grateful that I spontaneously booked it, and I hope you do too!

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