Hot tubs, hot chocolate, and chocolate cookies. What else does a person need, really? This cozy little cabin is special. The host is so friendly and accommodating, and the cabin and property are breathtaking. I had such a relaxing time here and I will be back. You have access to a cabin with electricity, two picnic tables and a gazebo which all have great views and lounging options, a fire pit and a BBQ, and a wonderful host wanting to make your stay unforgettable. You are in a prime area to hike, fish, and connect with wildlife. You can also check out the nearby Woods Landing Resort on down the road for a bite to eat and check out the national historical landmark dance hall.
There are a bunch of leads to hook your dog up to so you can let them roam while you tend to your own duties. Which should be things like star gazing, hot tubbing, talking to cows, enjoying mountain views, using the binoculars to check out the birds, enjoying a cold beverage from the fridge, taking a hot shower, making coffee and sitting in a chair outside the cabin, grilling some food on the supplied BBQ or fire pit, and breathing in the fresh mountain air.
This is a wonderful place to come relax and feel pampered, and while I enjoyed the romantic getaway with my dog, this would be such a fun place for a couple or small family to enjoy as it is so comfortable and remote and is such top class service. I was just enjoying the stars from the hot tub and had someone tending a fire and asking me if I wanted hot chocolate. The worst part was leaving and returning to‘reality’. It feels like one of those places you want to keep a secret but also tell everyone about, because the experience is so pleasant and amazing. It is definitely one of those,“I wonder…would it be possible for me to delay my life and stay here another day?” type places. You will love it!
Glen Isle has been a special place for friends and family for years, and it will be for you too. This place is one of my all time most favorite places to have gone camping because of the beautiful location, lovely owners, incredible history, and pleasant atmosphere. You can rent cabins that sleep a variety of different size groups and tent campers have the option of staying near the roaring river, or up the road to a set of sites a few hundred feet above that overlooks a valley and the property. What makes this place so special is the sense of community you get when you stay here. There is a main lodge where you can stock up on firewood (or they can bring it to you), get ice cream sandwiches, hang out by a roaring fire, and soak in the historical, eclectic, incredibly unique – and old – building. Built over around 1902, it also has rooms to stay in. They are decorated to be periodic and it had an eery sense of “grandma’s house” familiarity for me. The place is just so wild with history and unique stories, which the hosts are happy to tell you about when you get the chance to take a tour of the place! Most of the lodge and the surrounding cabins are going through a restoration period to have them modernized with toilets and bathrooms. There are a few buildings that have some washrooms to use but plan on using port-o-poties (they’re well maintained). In one of the buildings they hold a social thing every night from line dancing to BINGO and board game nights. It’s all “like I remember as a kid” as your host and owner Mary Ruth will tell you. Her husband Greg is also a real nice guy to talk with. For a great story, ask him about his restored Ford tractor.
There are also nearby attractions and rec activities. Up the road there is a trail head for a hike, and there’s a lot of ample fishing opp nearby. There’s also a winery in the town, and a Coney Island style hot dog stand to visit if making your own over an open fire just isn’t your thing.
I will absolutely be camping here again and look forward to the progress Greg and Mary Ruth have made in restoring the place.
Farm animals lovers, rejoice! This is a real fun spot to camp if you’re looking for a farm experience out on the CO plains. I got to chase pigs, pet alpacas, milk goats, and yell back at roosters. I had a great time! Arisa, the host, is splendid. She gave me a tour of the property and showed me how to open and close the gates to the animals so I could come and go as I pleased. I had a dog with me too, and she was really helpful in explaining to me how I would know if Sirius was safe to be around the animals or not. A sheep gave Sirius a kiss! It was adorable and I didn’t get spit on by Spitfire, one of their alpacas, so WIN WIN! When the chickens are laying, you can even help out with that or get some eggs to take home/cook your meals with! You are allowed to camp in a lot of different dispersed places around the farm and your situation (tent, RV, pop up camper), and if you’re daring enough can sleep in the pastures! Bring you own water, but there is a great set of outdoor toilets to use that are a nice step up from an outhouse or portable toilet. Also bring some shoes that you won’t mind getting a little dirty just bc of all the farmland you’ll want to explore. It is a bit windy here because you’re on the plains, but it also offers some amazing star gazing. In my case, I was watching a storm in the distance and got to see some amazing lightning dance across the and because it was during sunset they picked up some amazing colors. I recommend this place for anyone who wants to have a fun farm experience with a nice host. Most fun to experience with others. Also makes taking pics with animals easier 😊
This cozy bunkhouse cabin is a little off the beaten bath, but well worth the drive. It has a lot to offer for such a little place. Unless the cows are out grazing and having some conversations, this place is really quiet. I enjoyed being able to hike around the property – of which there is 76 acres – and soak in the clean air of Livermore, CO, which is adjacent to part of the Arapahoe National Forest. This place also offers fantastic star gazing opportunities. If you are a fan of seeing the milky way overhead, bring your camera or your telescope and enjoy the starscape! It is a bit bumpy (4WD not required) for the last 4.5 miles, so it’s best to drive there during daylight hours, which I would recommend anyway because the scenery is really nice along the way. There’s a firepit and wood provided, as well as a few other amenities, should you need them. Upon checking in with the host, you’ll have the opportunity to use the bathroom, and once at the cabin, there’s a bucket toilet should you need it during your stay. The place comes with a twin size mattress in the upstairs bunk, but enough floor space for an inflatable queen – perhaps even king. I slept with my backpacking pad on top of the twin and was very comfortable. You can stand upright in the upstairs bunk area if you’re 5’10 or less. I took one of the camping chairs provided up there too and watched the sunset through the window, then in the morning did some reading while I looked out over the valley. I really enjoyed just looking up at the stars with the fire crackling next to me. There are some winds that sweep through the area and can be strong enough to warrant a long sleeve shirt for any hikes you take on. I stayed here in early June and there weren’t any mosquitoes (maybe because of the wind?) but there were flies. Not many. More just the curious occasional visitor to the cabin. The main floor of the cabin is about 25% larger and you could put another mattress there to have a decent sleeping arrangement for 4. The place comes with a gas powered heater, but the place is also insulated, and I had no issues staying warm. There’s also a nice size table to prep food or keep your belongings. There’s a few shelves and a bookcase for storage too, and I would love to see some hooks to hang clothing, etc. If you forgot lanterns, it’s alright as there’s a few lights to help you read in bed or keep the place illuminated. Really enjoyed the stay, host was great and friendly.