While planning our trip to Colorado, glamping was one of the things we wanted to do. We stayed in an AirStream when we visited California, which was an incredible experience; so I wanted to try something different this time.
Colorado has tons of luxury and glamorous places to stay while enjoying the outdoors. But after some research, we finalized on Collective Retreats as it was a perfect fit for us.
- 2 types of tents according to your requirement
- Perfect number of tents on the property which gave us the privacy
- Chef prepared breakfast to enjoy in the wilderness.
- Away from the urban areas but still accessible, and we could reach Vail within 20 minutes
- We could enjoy such luxury without breaking the bank.
We reached Eagle Ranch around 6pm which was kinda late, so we were bummed that we would have less time to enjoy. Luckily, the girls at the front desk were efficient enough to check us in quickly. I wouldn’t lie, but the first impression wasn’t that great, as the reception area look dusty and we never knew Colorado has such dry desert kinda area.
All the journey and summit tents are up on the hill, so they provide a buggy/atv to carry your luggage during check in and check out. But one thing that we did not pay attention while booking this place was that they do not provide transport during your stay. So make sure either you have your dinner before you check in or carry it along with you, so that way you don’t need to go out after dark. (They also provide barbecue in the lounge if preordered)
The camp site on top of the hill felt quite big but safe. We stayed in the spacious journey tents which had electricity, queen bed with blanket, lounging chairs and even a wood heater. At night, the sky looked stellar; with no city lights, each star shined a little brighter. I cannot express in words the beauty of it.
Next morning, we woke up at crack of dawn to soak as much as we could before we head out. The sunrise brought everything back to life after a cold night. The aspen trees shined a little more golden and the mountains looked more humongous.
Journey tents didn’t have an attached bathroom but there were clean and modern shared bathroom tents 50 feet away from ours. They also had a lounge (down hill) where they served chef prepared breakfast. They had a few vegetarian options, not as many as we would have liked. We just snacked on the food we had and sat on the lounge chairs outside the tent having a tranquil morning.
It was almost time to go but we wanted to capture this moment at Collective Retreat forever; so what better than from our trusted Mavic Pro drone.