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Glen Isle Resort

· Bailey, Park, Colorado
101 acres hosted by Greg And Mary Ruth V.
6 RV/tent sites
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Best in Colorado: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
(If you book with us, please don’t follow your GPS if it tries to make you turn at the Coney Island hot dog stand. Glen Isle is .5 miles past the hot dog stand.) Due to the ongoing issues with forest fires in our area and insurance issues at this time, we will no longer have open wood-burning fires. Propane fires are permitted if you have a portable campfire ring, please feel free to bring your own. We do have a couple available for rent onsite. For your safety and ours: absolutely no check in/arrival after dark sets in; Around 5:15pm during winter months. 7:30pm summer There are many reasons why you would want to camp at Glen Isle Resort! Glen Isle is located in Bailey, Colorado which is the perfect vacation spot for friends, family, reunions, or a private get away. Glen Isle was originally built for an escape from hectic Denver. Once you cross the bridge into the resort, you’ll understand why it has served as a peaceful getaway for over a century. The Platte River welcomes you and divides the property from Highway 285. If you love to fish, you have a mile of the river to use at your disposal. If hiking is your forte and you desire to explore nature, Glen Isle is surrounded by the National Forest, Lost Creek Wilderness, Payne Gulch Trailhead, the Colorado Trail and many private acres for you to explore. You will find history narrates the Native American’s story where Glen Isle was once used as an Indian encampment, and numerous trees still stand today that were culturally modified to mark sacred treasures. If you seek tranquility, you will find hummingbirds and chipmunks always seeking an audience to entertain. Starting June 1st, we will offer evening activities, and campers are welcome to come to the lodge, shop in our gift shop. We also have snacks for purchase, and popcorn for our guests to enjoy. (Glorious Glen Isle was unoccupied for six years. We are in the process of renovating hundred year old cabins, and the 8,000 square foot lodge. Our camping areas have a river setting, glorious valley views, and a private setting surrounded by the National Forest. However, there is renovation and construction going on around some areas of the property. Additionally, as you can see from the map and read in a few reviews, we are just on the other side of the beautiful Platte River from Highway 285. About 75% of our guests are not bothered by the busyness of the this highway but others can be more sensitive to the noise. We want Glen-Isle campers to enjoy their experience as much as possible, so if you would like more information, please do not hesitate to ask. Our goal is to share the property with others, and to have the "happiest" campers in Colorado!) Glen Isle Resort was opened in 1901, by five original investors. In 1923, the property was bought by the Baldwin's and in the 1940's it was given to the Baldwin's granddaughter, Barbara and her husband Gordon Tripp. The Tripp family owned and operated the resort until Barbara's death in November 2012. Mary Ruth grew up coming to Glen Isle Resort as a child in the 1970's. Her favorite memories are the chuckwagon dinners, horseback riding, evening dances, movie nights, and the endless activities that never grew old. Mary Ruth grew up, married Greg, and they started bringing their five boys to Glen Isle Resort. Mary Ruth and Greg were both professionals in education, and visited Glen Isle in the summer of 2016 after an Adele concert. They found their beloved Glen Isle was being sold. After much consideration, they found the idea of not pursuing a dream to be more terrifying than looking back and wondering "why" they didn't...so they began the magical journey to purchase, restore, and bring historical Glen Isle back to life.
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Bailey, Park, Colorado, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Tséstho’e (Cheyenne) and Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Greg And Mary Ruth V.Joined in May 2018
Response rate: 80%Response time: Within 13 hours
763 ratings · 531 reviews
Jerry M.recommends
October 28, 2023
Get Lost at Glen Isle: Tent Sites
Great spot for dogs!
We camped in the meadow which was perfect for our 2 dogs! It was quiet and very awesome. We didn't want to leave!
Alexander D.recommends
October 25, 2023
Get Lost at Glen Isle: Tent Sites
This was the perfect spot for the second night of our van trip! Highly recommend to anyone looking to get outside. The meadow campsite was perfect for our needs, but we walked up to the cliff in the morning for coffee and it was an amazing view. Thank you to MaryRuth and Greg for such great accommodations. We’ll be back soon!
Valeria M.recommends
October 19, 2023
Get Lost at Glen Isle: Tent Sites
The scenery and wildlife was very beautiful. The camp had lights that could be lit up during the night. Mary was very welcoming and helpful to us when we first arrived and gave us resources to utilize for our stay.
Michael M.recommends
October 14, 2023
Get Lost at Glen Isle: Tent Sites
Mary Ruth was so kind and showed us to our preferred campsite quickly and easily! Our dog Murph loved meeting the horses, and the grounds were well-kept and beautiful. Thanks for a great camp trip!
Jerry D.recommends
October 13, 2023
Get Lost at Glen Isle: Tent Sites
Highly recommend
This is a great place and my dog and I have the best time camping here.
Tim G.recommends
October 9, 2023
Get Lost at Glen Isle: Tent Sites
This was the best part of our vacation. Glen isle is a treat.
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