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Glen Isle Resort

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· Bailey, Park, Colorado
101 acres hosted by Greg And Mary Ruth V.
6 RV/tent sites
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Best in Colorado: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
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(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.(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.)  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 countless 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 ice cream bars for purchase, and popcorn for our guests to enjoy.  (Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 and statewide regulations, we are not having social gatherings, until further notice.)  :(  (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!)
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Liz G.recommends
July 8, 2024
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Phenomenal
I loved it ! Mary Ruth was very helpful area we camped at was nice
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Seth A.recommends
July 2, 2024
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Glen Isle good times!
Our fourth visit to Glen Isle was the best yet! We snagged the lower campsite at the Point, which affords dramatic views of the North Fork of the South Platte River Valley. Mary Ruth and Greg continue to make significant upgrades and improvements to the historic Glen Isle Resort property and have created a wonderful community that we enjoy visiting again and again. Bonus: the vintage South Park Coney Island hot dog stand next to Glen Isle has re-opened and features fantastic dogs and brats. Try the Hatch Green Chili & Cheese brat!
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Ryan H.recommends
June 30, 2024
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GREAT SPOT
Solid getaway, awesomely historic, easy access to funky joints, and a great staff.
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Loree M.recommends
June 28, 2024
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Camping by the river
Wonderful place to stay! We camped by the river for 2 nights. It’s calm and relaxing there and easy to access from the main road. Very pretty resort! We do recommend it and will likely book again in the future.
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Susan S.recommends
June 27, 2024
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Love Glen Isle
Glen Isle is so peaceful. It's a nice, quiet campground. We look forward to coming every year. We just camped there for the 4th time. The sites are very large, so you do not feel cramped. I highly recommend camping there.
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Tomiko H.recommends
June 27, 2024
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The kids' favorite
We absolutely LOVED our camping trip at Glen Isle. So much, we scheduled another visit during our trip. We had the opportunity to choose our campsite. The kids were set on camping next to the Platte River. The lovely sound of the river was so nice. The sites are located near the interstate, but the river hides the noise fairly well. If you want COMPLETE silence from the "real world" this may not be your place. Our kids absolutely found adventure in the campsite. It got quite hot for June in Colorado, so the kids took a nice relaxing sit in the river with their chairs. We went exploring on the property and loved coming across the sasquatch homes, the point (gorgeous view), and playing on the playground during the weekly Tuesday firepit sing-along, as well as playing some ping-pong in the rec room. They have a food truck on Tuesday that offers hot dogs and burgers, I believe. The gas fire rings are nice. We have our own due to fire restrictions in Colorado, so it was nice not having to pull ours out. The plus ➕️ is no "white rabbits" iykyk. Bring your own TP, they may have some, but our outhouse ran out. No signs of animals (except birds and random chipmunk), but it is Colorado, so always be aware. I personally think it's because it's a sasquatch hot zone. Supposedly. Mary Ruth is sooo kind 😇. She is easily reachable if you have questions during your trip. There are horses! PET? Yes. Discard your trash at the dumpster by the stall. See you soon!
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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
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Hosted by Greg And Mary Ruth V.Joined in May 2018
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