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Rocky Mountain Glamping

· Lyons, Boulder, Colorado
5 acres hosted by Dot & Byron F.
3 lodging sites · 1 RV site
Best in Colorado: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Near Rocky Mountain National Park
Within a 60-minute drive from the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
A Rocky Mountain Glamping Experience! *** Bliss Camp awarded Runner-Up for Best Glamping in Colorado for 2023 *** Welcome to Bliss Canyon! Relax stream side in your private camp overlooking lush nature and towering rock outcroppings. Stroll along a rushing stream or head up challenging Moose Track trail to Balancing Rock. After your day of adventure or kicking back enjoy a hot shower. Share your revelations of the day around the campfire, roast marshmallows, or relish your favorite beverage or special treat as you unwind. The open air, covered Kitchens have sinks, fresh, potable hot water, kitchenware, gas stove —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 or open flames 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, picturesque 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 entrance to the 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 for main park, or 5:00 am to 6:00 pm for Bear Lake corridor.) Indian Peaks Wilderness also has several nearby access points and trailheads. Ask Dot for details. Spring and Summer, 2023 has supplied tremendous rainfall providing amazing wildflowers all over Bliss Canyon and way beyond. Fall Colors are forecasted to be over the top this year starting in September to late October. This years moisture should produce colors like we rarely see. Bliss Canyon explodes with color and is a great base camp for Aspen viewing along Peak to Peak Highway, Rocky Mountain National Park and all the surrounding areas. The famous Fall Elk Rut starts the beginning of September. According to Byron, the Elf Rut is one of the best National Geographic Moments on the Planet! This is a must experience event! We are located near Rocky Mountain National Park which typically provides the best opportunities to view the Rut, as well as other areas near the Park. During the Fall we provide "Little Buddy" propane heaters for the Gypsy Wagons and the Frontier Tent to help you warm up during cold evenings. Let the world melt away; there is no wifi or cell service, the world will survive without your input. In the event of urgent need, come to our home up the hill and ring the bell and we can get you connected. The charming town of Lyons is 20 minutes away with coffee shops, restaurants, bars, lots of great live music, library with free wifi, and quaint shops*. Also, Spirit Hound Distillery received the award for the #1, Best Whiskey in the World in 2022, hmmm, it might be worth a tasting! Dot and Byron look forward to hosting you in our spectacular Rocky Mountain Paradise. Wir sprechen auch Deutsch!
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Lyons, Boulder, Colorado, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Tséstho’e (Cheyenne), hinono’eino’ biito’owu’ (Arapaho), 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 Dot & Byron F.Joined in May 2020
Response rate: 80%Response time: Within 5 hours
210 ratings · 176 reviews
Kali E.recommends
October 31, 2023
Frontier Tent Glamping, Bliss Camp
The hosts were very friendly and extremely helpful with recommending the trails for Rocky Mountain National Park. The land it is on is absolutely breathtaking, even the drive to it was so much fun to see! There is plenty of exploring and beautiful sites to see just on the property with fun towns within a 15/20 minute drive. We absolutely loved our stay. We decided to visit late October so it was very cold for us given that there is no electricity but the hosts were very accommodating and provided a propane heater to help with the chill. I would love to go back, next time I will go when it is a bit warmer! All in all, loved the location. It was an excellent chance to go completely off grid and get away from the hustle and bustle of life. There is no cell service too which was great so we didnt have the outside world distracting us while getting away!
Cristi B.recommends
October 15, 2023
Bliss Camp Glamping in Shimza
Family had a great time!!
The cabins Byron built were very cozy. My husband, 2 kiddos and I fit great and the heater kept it so warm when needed. Beautiful stream next to campsite that we cold plunged in. Plenty of hiking to do all over the land. Byron was so nice, gave us tips on what to do in town as well.
Dan D.recommends
October 14, 2023
Bliss RV Site
Great spot and conveniently located if you enjoy hiking or fishing with quick access to Rocky Mountain National Park. Hosts Dot and Byron are amazing people who have an amazing property. Don’t miss the hike which starts at the tent site and brings you up to the top of the cliffs with an incredible view.
Sarah H.recommends
October 9, 2023
Frontier Tent Glamping, Bliss Camp
Dot and Byron's camp is a delight! They are gracious hosts and have thought of every detail. I look forward to heading back when I am next in CO.
Harrison I.recommends
October 2, 2023
Frontier Tent Glamping, Bliss Camp
Amazing campsite! The staff were incredible. The pictures honestly do not do it justice.
Clare H.recommends
September 25, 2023
Bliss Camp Glamping in Shimza
It was incredible! We stayed in both Shizma and Sapphira The accommodations were excellent and the covered kitchen and abundant drinking water provided made packing and prepping so easy for camping with kids. It was a beautiful place to stay and they really thought of everything when they set it up. Thanks so much!!!
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