The Vail Collective Retreat
What We Love
- A luxury glamping getaway in the Colorado Rockies, with breakfast, a wine tasting and moreHaving a true glamping experience on a Colorado ranch, complete with a wine tasting
- Fueling up for a day of western adventure with a complimentary breakfast
- Attending a campfire each evening, with gourmet s’mores included
- Exploring the Vail-area outdoors on zip-lining, horseback-riding or even cattle-herding excursions
What To Know
- Meals are farm-to-table fresh
- Tents have electricity, stoves and private bathrooms with running water
- Join other guests around the campfire for S'mores
Get rustic-luxe in the Rockies at the Vail Collective Retreat, set in Wolcott, 20 miles outside the namesake resort town. This glamping getaway is all about integrating you into the great outdoors, which are literally its backyard: It’s set on the 4 Eagle Ranch, overlooking 1,000 beautiful acres of Colorado pastureland. Hiking options abound nearby, and you can choose to embark on fly-fishing excursions, Jeep tours, horseback rides and even cattle roundups. Don’t forget your complimentary wine-tasting at the on-site, award-winning winery, Vines at Vail.
Start your day on the ranch with a complimentary hearty breakfast, which you can enjoy on the porch of the beautiful lodge, or privately beside your tent. For lunch and dinner, your chef-created menu includes BBQ-in-a-box meals, picnic options and even your choice of outdoor, private, farm-to-table dining. Abodes are carefully appointed tents, where you can stretch out on a plush king bed or on your own outdoor deck. Afterwards, unwind from your day as you gather around the campfire to relax – and to roast and assemble the box of gourmet s’mores that will have been delivered right to your tent.
Your tent has been carefully appointed to the same luxury standard as the rest of this sprawling glamping getaway. Find a bathroom and your very own outdoor deck, as well as a plush king bed, where you can rest up for your outdoor adventures.
Each day begins with a complimentary breakfast, a hearty multi-course affair that opens with selections like organic granola, fruit and Greek yogurt and continues with your pick of pancakes or omelettes. Pair this meal with coffee, tea or fresh-squeezed OJ, as well as fabulous views over the ranch from the outdoor area, weather permitting. Lunch can be taken in certain seasons at 4 Eagle Grill, between the Nelson Cabin and the Carriage House where you’ll check in, and may feature burgers, chicken sandwiches or chili.For lunch and dinner, you can also opt to enjoy a picnic or BBQ-in-a-box, which the Collective Retreats team will bring to your tent (and clean up when you’re finished); you can purchase local wine and beer to wash them down with. Three-course farm-to-table dinners by Chef Jason Harrison are also bookable, showcasing Colorado-raised meats and local produce.
It’s just as easy to pack your days with adventure as it is to take it easy and reconnect with nature. Should you wish, you can spend your days partaking in activities like fly fishing, horseback riding, whitewater rafting and hiking on terrain like the Big Horn Creek and Notch Mountain trails, as scheduled by the dedicated concierge to your personal preferences. You can even round up cattle to the backdrop of the Sawatch Range, or embark on a Jeep tour to volcanic formations and fields of wildflowers. A Vines at Vail tasting is included with your stay and a perfect opportunity to learn about local vintner practices, as this label has won numerous awards from the Colorado Mountain Winefest Amateur Winemakers Competition.When the sun goes down, join your fellow ranch residents at a festive campfire, complete with complimentary gourmet s’mores.
How to Get There
My wife and I stayed at Collective Retreats - Vail the first weekend of October (coincidently their last operating weekend of the season). Despite somewhat poor weather and probably some staff anticipation of shutting down after a long summer season, our experience was first class in every way. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, the staff went out of their way to make sure we were warmly welcomed, taken care of, and looked after. It was far more than I expected heading into the weekend and my wife and I were both pleasantly surprised more than once as our experience exceeded our expectations. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a unique vacation in Colorado (or any of their other locations assuming they are as top notch as this one)!
Collective Retreats Vail was more than I ever could have imagined. From the moment I booked, I could tell it was something special. The staff were attentive, engaging, knowledgeable about the local landscape and area, and willing to curate the best experiences for us. The views are breathtakingly beautiful, the food was locally-sourced and delicious, and the excursions were incredible fun. I can't say enough about this place. A must for those looking to escape the office!
I had originally booked this because it looked fun. I didn't realize how amazing the trip would actually be. We were greeted with smiles from everyone we encountered. Upon arrival, the management team immediately made us feel at home. We had a walk through of our tent, explanations of going's-on, and recommendations from the staff. We unpacked, settled in, and went to the on-site winery. We were greeted there with a walk through of the winery process and even got to taste the wine they were barreling! That night, we had beautiful views and peace and quiet. The next morning, we were greeted with tent-side service of hot coffee! This entire experience was unforgettable. We will always recommend this place and their affiliates!
We stayed 1 night at collective vail! The overall experience was awesome. The bed was comfortable and the tents were spacious. The only negative was how cold it was at night. I would definitely encourage staying before the end of September. Awesome view from the top where the journeys tents are. VERY DUSTY. The winery on site was awesome and the bbq box was delicious. Food was overpriced but it was just such s great experience
Staying at Collective Retreats Vail was an unforgettable experience and an amazing time. Molly helped us so much with everything and was very friendly and fantastic at her job! Also, the chefs did an amazing job with the meals, making everything perfect. We would definitely come back again!