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
If you love being in a beautiful setting, feeling close to Mother Nature AND getting a good night’s sleep, this is the perfect place! We had two of the Summit tents for our fall family trip (ages 1-70). They are beautifully appointed with the most comfortable beds and pillows, lots of chairs and lamps, as well as a coffee/tea bar and a giant water dispenser. In fact, it seems your every need has been considered—luggage benches, electric blankets, sockets to charge your electronics, etc.
From our deck at night we gazed at the Milky Way and in the morning looked out to see horses grazing in the field. The setting is gorgeous! We had tasty bbq boxes for dinner and a delicious breakfast in the morning. There are games like giant checkers and connect four, bean bags, swings, and a fire pit for gathering and s’mores before bed. The staff was super helpful and responded to every request, making our stay delightful. It was truly idyllic!!
Was not sure of what to expect. The place is beautiful and very well maintained . Mary Scott is beyond the best with making sure that your stay exceeds all . Food , accommodations and views are above your expectations. Plenty to do and see and should definitely be on your list of things to see and do !
It was the most beautiful place I have ever spent, it was a breath taking sunset, & the stars at night! Love making s’mores by the campfire. The dinner & breakfast were phenomenal! Had a wonderful time with Patrick tasting all the wonderful wine! I would definitely recommend this to my friends!