We were provided a complimentary stay for this review.
My husband and I have been married for 11 years and we have not found a place as special as the place we stayed at our honeymoon…until now. Collective Retreats in Vail, Colorado is truly one of the most amazing places I have been to in forever. I can take or leave traditional camping but if you tell me we are going luxury camping, I will have my bags packed. I love the outdoors but I have had 4 kids in 8 years so I am more than tired and need more than what sleeping on the ground in a sleeping bag can offer me.
The accommodations at Collective Retreats offers tent camping taken to a whole new level. I basically want to live there. The day we were going to arrive, they texted me with their phone number and told us to text them when we got close and if we had any questions to call or text. They met us at the ranch and lugged all our suitcases to our tent. They were so nice and attentive.
The only thing I was nervous about was the bathroom situation. We had just got back from camping in Durango and the bathrooms were a communal bathroom and a hefty walk from our cabin. So I was wondering what these teepees were and they turned out to be our bathrooms!
It had a toilet, shower and sink and the shower even had hot water and just steps from our tent. I was impressed.
When we got there, all I wanted to do was lay in the bed. It was a huge bed, with white bedding and looked like a dream.
That night we opted for the BBQ in a box dinner. They set up a table and chair, and delivered our food right to us. You can also opt for their famous farm to table dinner. If you’re looking to experience a one of a kind dining experience, this is it! Find out more about that here.
My lovely husband grilled our food while I enjoyed the scenery.
And they even gave us some gourmet s’mores for later that night. You an choose to have a private fire and roast your s’mores with just you and your honey or they also have a communal campfire where the staff and guests all get together and roast them together.
This was our private fire pit area. I wanted to roast s’mores but my husband fell asleep so I didn’t let them go to waste and just ate them out of the package like any civilized woman would do.
I just loved all the decorations they used in the tents. It made the whole stay feel authentic.
In the morning we woke up and this was our view. How incredible? They had luxury robes for our use, a coffee bar, and someone from the staff had delivered homemade bread and chocolate spread to our door. The entire place was incredible but the little touches they added put it over the top.
After enjoying the bread and coffee we walked up to the food tent for our gourmet breakfast.
We got to choose from a few things and it was so yummy. The chef was so attentive and made a mean burrito for me.
I kept putting off this post because it meant our stay was actually over. I cannot wait to go back….soon. To learn more about Collective Retreats and luxury tent camping go to CollectiveRetreats.com.
We were provided complimentary adventure park passes.
Since we moved to Colorado 5 years ago, we made a plan to travel around the state and see what all it offers. Our first stop this year was Durango, Colorado. My family and I visited Durango when I was younger but I don’t remember it to well so I was excited to go back! On one of the days we decided to visit the adventure park at Purgatory which is the local ski resort. It’s not to far out-of-town and the scenery is gorgeous.
You can do individual activities or opt for the total adventure ticket which is what I would recommend. If your staying the day, it will be cheaper to buy the total adventure ticket and do all the activities.
We started with the ropes course and the boys loved it! I am glad my 2nd youngest went with my older nephew because he was able to help him along the way. While they were doing the ropes course, my little girl did the Water Runner underneath and she loved it!
Next up was the Bungee Trampoline and mini golf! My daughter is fearless and she hasn’t found a bungee trampoline she doesn’t like.
I would say the alpine slide was a hit! So many of the kids could ride by themselves so they all went up together and all came down with smiles.
We couldn’t skip the zipline and it sure made this mommas heart beat fast because it was so high. They had to climb to the top of a building them they descended over the resort area. It looked like so much fun, I wish I would have done it.
My nephew Owen was the only brave one to do the gyro chair! He wasn’t scared a but though.
And how could I forget about the mechanical bull!?
What good memories we made this day. We will certainly be back!
For more info go to PurgatoryResort.com.