We operate a family-owned glamping campground located in the heart of Colorado. Running this property is a dream come true for us. The property is surrounded over half a million acres of untouched national forest including the Lost Creek Wilderness Area and is a short 5-minute drive from the Tarryall Reservoir. With easy access to hiking, fly fishing, archery, climbing, biking, water sports and more, there’s no shortage of things to do around the area and on the property.
This summer we are in a major building phase and not hosting too much until August. So we need more carpentry, landscaping, building skills in May to July, then the Campground Associate role starts up.
We aim to provide each and every guest with a comfortable and memorable experience with a focus on enjoying nature, unplugging from electronics, and trying something new. We are growing into a non-profit that will provide first responders, veterans, and their families with wilderness retreats free of charge but are functioning as a for-profit business right now. You will be able to help with a variety of tasks and get to know us as owners very well throughout your stay!
Help in the house
On-property housing in a luxurious tipi
Access to trails and amenities in and around our property
Unique hospitality industry experience
The property is surrounded by untouched national forest land and is a short 5-minute drive from the Tarryall Reservoir. With easy access to hiking, climbing, biking, water sports and more, there’s no shortage of things to do around the area!
This host offers accommodation and payment.
Job Description: From May to July this summer of 2020, we need help in constructing our hillside which will have yurts, bubble tents, tipis, tiny homes and cabins. The in ground infrastructure is in place, we just need to finishing the pads/platforms and hook up the structures to water/electricity and heat. This would be a 35 hour a week situation generally Monday to Friday.
Come August we then will again start a very customer service and family-oriented glamping operation in the beautiful wilderness of Colorado. We are looking for two organized, professional individuals or a couple for live-in guest services and housekeeping position(s) at our glamping campground. In exchange for helping with housekeeping and guest relation duties (35 hours a week) we will provide you with on-site housing in a stunning tipi in addition to your pay.
Building Phase May to July - landscaping, carpentry, woodworking, electricity, plumbing assistance all under the direction of a general contractor. We will have 2 Veteran Music Therapy retreats during this period as well which fall under the info below, for 4 days each retreat. This will be 35 hours a week.
Hosting Phase August to October. The applicant will assist with miscellaneous duties around the campground including but not limited to:
Guest check-in and check-out
Housekeeping duties including after guest check-out including cleaning of guest rooms, changing linens and making beds, replacing water and cups, emptying trash bins, and cleaning and sanitizing sinks
Handling guest inquiries on-site
Chopping firewood and helping with other chores
Setting up nightly campfires
Communicating any campground issues to the owners in a timely manner
Resolving minor guest issues on-site
Work Time: 25 hrs/wk. Some weeks/days will be more work than others. Some days will be totally free - it all depends on volume of guests, but it will balance out!
You will be able to spend your nights in a hand painted tipi. Each is uniquely designed by the same tipi makers who made the tipis for the set of ‘Dances with Wolves." Your tipi is fully furnished, and lets you be even closer to nature without skimping on comfort. You will have a propane grill (two burner grill and one side burner), bear proof storage container for your ice box, and a table for four. These luxurious tipis will provide a unique circular home for you while you help on the property. You can shower/use sinks and modern toilets anytime at the lodge as we have 3 upvalley units set aside for campground use, just a 300 yard walk from the tipis.
During your time off, there is endless access to outdoor activities ranging from mountain biking to fly fishing, rock climbing to hiking, and more! Because we are surrounded by national forest on all sides of the property, there are countless ways to unwind and relax in nature during your off time.
When you need a city fix, Colorado Springs and Breckenridge are just 75 min away and Denver is just 90 min. Use this as a base to get to know Colorado and learn more about hospitality too. We highly recommend having your own personal transportation, as you will be cooking for yourself and buying your own food as well. The nearest shops are about 20 miles away.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
up to 35 hours/week