A stay at CampV means you have your pick of lodging options including cabins, Airstreams, tent camping, glamping and RV spots. If you go the cabin or Airstream route, you’ll love all the artisanal details, like reclaimed wood doors (in the cabin), record players, fluffy pillows and more. Pause by the peaceful pond, charmingly called Lake V, or the rushing San Miguel River for playtime that includes fishing, swimming and canoeing.
What makes it special?
This unique cabins-camping-and-glamping spot will make you feel like you’ve stumbled on a little piece of Black Rock City’s Burning Man Festival right here in southwestern Colorado. Mind-bending art installations speckle the landscape, like dandelion- and jellyfish-shaped sculptures, a “portal” made from a door, live painting sessions and more.
The most “Colorado” thing about this place
It’s all the different camping options, whether you have a van, want to glamp or plan on pitching a tent. Coloradans are a camping bunch, so this spot fits right in.
Quirkiest thing to expect
We hear there’s a buried bus on the property that you must search for … Don’t forget to ask about it!
Most unexpected amenity
The Stargazing & Snuggles package feels rather unexpected. They provide the sky chart, flickering campfire, spiced mulled wine and pitch-black dark sky. You just bring yourself over to CampV’s “water tank town” to gaze upward into the sparkling abyss.
Top sensory encounter you’ll experience
We can’t pick just one so here are two. The Burning Man-inspired art installations that are set on fire are fantastical, indeed, but what about live performances spanning jam-band tunes and guided musical meditation?
Our favorite traveler review
“VERY unique stay! A beautiful location and interesting art exhibits. They have yurts, tent spaces, RV spaces, and cabins to choose from. The owner was friendly and hosted a movie night in an outdoor theater as well as a gong concert. I think there was also a lake that had paddleboarding and swimming as well, down the hill and across the road. Definitely worth a stay if you're looking for something fun and unique!” — Kasandra N., Google
Things to see & do nearby
Extend your stay and see the sights by hopping on the San Juan Skyway to visit historical mountain towns like Telluride, Ouray, Silverton and Durango. For more desert-y views and cool sandstone formations, take the winding Unaweep Tabeguache scenic and historic byway.
Photos courtesy of CampV