Defined as glamorous camping, “glamping” is an accommodations style that melds closeness to nature with comfort amenities. Above all, though, glamping is an experience—one that’s now available at Glenwood Canyon Resort near Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
Outdoor adventure and creature comforts are not mutually exclusive at Glenwood Canyon Resort, where overnight lodging now includes glamping options. Glenwood Canyon Resort, the only camping resort located along the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon, is adding luxury glamping tents which will be available to book for summer 2019.
“We are always looking for innovative ways to enhance the camping travel experience for our guests,” Kathy Schneider, co-owner of Glenwood Canyon Resort, said. “Our cabins and cottages have been a wildly popular choice, especially for families. We anticipate the glamping tents will be a hit with couples who want a Colorado camping experience with an element of romance.”
What to Expect from Luxury Glamping in Glenwood Canyon
Indeed, the resort’s glamping tents provide a cozy nest for two in an unmatched setting. Built on a wooden platform beneath tall trees with a view of the Rocky Mountains and soaring cliffs, the large canvas tents feature French doors which you can throw open to the outdoors or shut for privacy. A luxurious king-sized bed is the focal point of the space, with linens, pillows, and towels provided. There’s also a desk and living room area; electrical outlets and nearby wifi hotspot make it easy to recharge and stay connected. No need to worry about a spike in summer temps either—the resort’s glamping tents are air-conditioned for maximum comfort.
Enjoy your morning coffee or an after-dinner drink on the elevated deck of your glamping tent, where outdoor furniture invites you to kick back and watch the world go by. A firepit and picnic table at each glamping site is the perfect spot for iconic camping activities—roasting marshmallows and enjoying an al fresco meal. The bathhouse has facilities and showers for men and women and is located conveniently close nearby.
What to Do on Your Glamping Trip
Spend the daytime hours exploring Glenwood Canyon or nearby Glenwood Springs. Sign up for on-site activities at the Adventure Center. Rafting season is in full swing and the resort is currently booking both full and half-day rafting trips. Ziplining and the High Ropes Adventure Course are also on the property and can be combined with rafting for added value and savings. Ideal for hiking or biking, the Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail passes right by the resort; go for a simple stroll or miles of pedaling.
If hiking to Hanging Lake is on your itinerary, remember to make reservations in advance. The new permitting and shuttle system require some planning but will enhance the hiking experience by reducing the number of visitors to the well-loved National Natural Landmark.
Feel free to pack a cooler with your favorite drinks and snacks, though you can always pop into the on-site restaurant, the No Name Bar & Grill for lunch or dinner. Pull up a chair on the deck for great views and tasty food, including appetizers, salads, burgers or even ribs, plus roasted chicken, grilled salmon or pork loin!
Just because you’re camping, it doesn’t mean you have to rough it. Make your Glenwood Canyon Resort glamping reservations today.