Help as a Campground Associate in Colorado and Live in a Beautiful Tipi, USA


United States

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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    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!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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!

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    Job Description: From May to July this summer of 2021, we need help in maintenance of our campground as well as assistance of our events. Our hillside which will have yurts, bubble tents, tipis, tiny homes and cabins. 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.


    Campground Prep ?Maintenance Phase May to July - landscaping, carpentry, woodworking, electricity, plumbing assistance all under the direction of a general contractor. This will be 35 hours a week.

    Hosting Phase April 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!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    up to 35 hours/week

Host ref number: 627748198933