From the drive across McClure Pass and into Paonia, there was magic in the air. Having the privilege to escape society for a few days and refuge with North Fork Tipi Haven was a dream beyond my imagination. The hosts were communicative and attentive without being intrusive, you can see that their property is well loved and cared for in every way. The tipis and accommodations were an absolute luxury for my family of four’s first real camping experience together. We slept like babies under the brilliant stars each night in the comfort of the expertly constructed tipis, then awoke to enjoy a wonderful breakfast in the well-appointed outdoor kitchen. Crawford Reservoir is a short 20 minutes away, where we found the swimming beach to be the perfect “icing on the cake” for our lovely weekend getaway. While I know this review is likely to garner new business for Tony and Karen (which they well deserve!), I am a little sad that it may not stay “our little secret” for long. It’s a sacrifice worth making, the world must know how wonderful their mountain oasis is!