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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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Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
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Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
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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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Jenny N.recommends
July 16, 2024
Get Lost at Glen Isle: Tent Sites
I want to keep such a wonderful place a secret, but I'll share the bliss. We had a wonderful time and Mary Ruth was very welcoming. We will definitely come again.
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Chantell W.recommends
July 16, 2024
Get Lost at Glen Isle: Tent Sites
This was such a beautiful escape. Strongly recommend getting there early for tent camping so you can get the spot you’d prefer. The view we got was immaculate. The only downside I hadn’t considered is how dark it gets not being able to have open fire. I still say choose this place but come prepared! I hope that helps some other families (I had a kiddo that was a little creeped out) but regardless of this, the experience her was Sooooo worth it and we will definitely be returning!
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Liz G.recommends
July 8, 2024
Get Lost at Glen Isle: Tent Sites
Phenomenal
I loved it ! Mary Ruth was very helpful area we camped at was nice
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Dania Z.recommends
July 7, 2024
Get Lost at Glen Isle: Tent Sites
Great tent camping site!
Beautiful property! We had a great time camping by the river. Directions were clear and property is easy to find and not too far from stores if you forget anything. Lots of shade and we used my own propane fire ring (you can rent there) which I actually prefer—your clothes and hair don’t get all smoky and you can still roast marshmallows and hot dogs. Highly recommend this site for camping!
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Sydney W.recommends
July 6, 2024
Get Lost at Glen Isle: Tent Sites
We had an awesome stay at Glenisle resort! The hosts were extremely accommodating as we got in later than expected. As soon as we pulled up Mary welcomed us and made us feel very comfortable and happy with our choice of camp site right away. They gave us our pick of whichever campsite we preferred and were very helpful and informative about the property. Glen Isle sits on a beautiful river that drowns out any unwanted noise from the road so don’t let that deter you. The campsite itself was perfect, very clean and lots of space around you to set up. I only wish we could have stayed longer! We will be back!
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Erin P.recommends
July 5, 2024
Get Lost at Glen Isle: Tent Sites
We had such a wonderful time at Glen Isle! Mary Ruth was super helpful when we arrived as we had a larger tv and needed some guidance on where to set up shop. The river was beautiful! The grounds were also amazing. We chose this spot to avoid fireworks over the July 4th holiday because our dogs are terrified and we didn't hear a peep. We will definitely be back!
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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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