Get ready to wanderlust to Wolcott, CO. Nature is magnificent, I would love to go camping in the mountains, but sometimes you need to ease yourself into the full on wilderness (if you're anything like me) and Glamping is a great way to do that! (Especially if you decide to travel last minute and don't have all your camping supplies ready)
For the fourth of July I'm always by the water with family and friends or wishing I was back on a Summer Eurotrip, one memorable 4th including lots of eggplant and feta on a rooftop watching fireworks in Istanbul (will do a post). This fourth of July I was pleasantly surprised with a glamping trip in the rocky mountains. We were looking into campsites also airbnb* for mountain adventures, but the last minute reservations for the holiday weekend were still fairly expensive and hotel rooms that were leaving much to be desired. Enter glampinghub.com a great search tool to find the exact glamping experience for you: glamorous camping. This is where we found Collective Retreats.
*Airbnb is really great if you are traveling throughout California, many people list rooms in their homes, guest houses or offer a fully set up campsite/tipi on their property, I wanted to find this in Colorado, but I don't think as many people use it in the mountains.
There was no detail overlooked in the care the Collective Retreats team took into making our experience memorable. It's nice to just get away and enjoy the beauty of nature and it's refreshing to get a change of scenery even if it's going from inside to outside. We packed up from the city of Denver and headed west to the mountains only about 2 hours to get to these breathtaking views.
The weather in the mountains and in Colorado in general is constantly changing from sunny blue skies to grey rainstorms, we enjoyed lounging in our tent and reading, napping, and watching the clouds roll over the mountains. That being said there was still a lot of mountain adventures to be had.
Collective Retreats offers many activities such as ziplining, horse back riding, atv tours, etc. We hiked Shrine Pass near Copper Mountain. The mountains continuously inspire and amaze me, and the views from this hike were unreal.
A basket of breakfast snacks was waiting outside the tent every AM, they also can set you up with a barbecue, pack your lunch for the day's adventures and you can reserve a farm to table dinner on site. There's also a winery on the property and you receive a complimentary wine tasting with your stay, Patrick the owner puts a lot of care and love into the wines you will be able to tell with your first taste. You really never have to leave the ranch and you really won't want to.
Collective Retreats currently offers 2 locations in Colorado and one in Montana. Each location sources their supplies locally and outfits their canvas tents with local antique and vintage treasures. Truly a special experience I would recommend, only if for a night. Where are you currently wanderlusting to?