Where to Get Away from it All

When life seems chaotic, here are four places to completely disconnect
Cedar Ridge Ranch Courtesy Photo

Photo courtesy of Cedar Ridge Ranch

The world seems, well, a little nutty right now. With nonstop breaking news and the “news” we glean off social media, it feels like the perfect time to get away, far away. So where do you go to completely disconnect? Here are a few options where the wifi signal may be weak or nonexistent, but your spirit can recharge.

Glamping in Carbondale, Colorado

Cedar Ridge Ranch Courtesy Photo 2

Photo courtesy of Cedar Ridge Ranch

Cedar Ridge Ranch is just 14 minutes from Carbondale and 40 minutes from Aspen, but it feels a world away. This idyllic ranch offers horseback rides, farm tours, star parties and alpaca yoga. It also has two tents, a yurt and a cabin for glamping.

The tents are well-stocked with all the comforts you’ll need for a getaway. Couches, pillows beds and even reading material has been provided. You can sit out on the tent patios and take in the scene of green rolling hills and the mountains of the Roaring Fork Valley. 


Yurts in Lander, Wyoming

Yurts At Sinks Canyon, Provided By Wyoming's Wind River Country

Yurts at sinks canyon. Photo courtesy of Wyoming’s Wind River Country

For a true getaway, Wyoming is the place. It feels wild here and remote. Whether it’s the Snowy Range, part of the Medicine Bow Mountains, or Lander, this is a land where catching one’s breath is easy. Of course, catching a big fish is easy here too. 

This is a land where most people do not tread so curling up inside the yurts at Sinks Canyon State Park, will restore your soul to calm. 

Yurts At Sinks Canyon2 Provided By Wyoming's Wind River Country

Yurts at Sinks Canyon. Photo courtesy of Wyoming’s Wind River Country

There are four yurts available year-round. Please note that despite featuring dining room tables, cooking is not allowed inside the yurts. Each yurt comes equipped with a barbecue grill on the patio.


Reserve a Fire Lookout in Idaho

Did you know that a fire lookout tower can be rented as overnight accommodations? This is news to me so it probably is to you too. This site has the fire lookouts listed by state.

In Idaho, there are ten fire lookout towers available to rent. A fire lookout is a place to stay for the person assigned to watch for fire outbreaks in the area. The height of their use was from the 1930s through the 1950s. Many are located deep in the wilderness and nearly all are located in mountainous areas. While technology has made most fire lookout towers obsolete, surprisingly, a few remain in service.

Fire lookout towers tend to be very remote so come prepared to hike with everything you need, including a sleeping bag. This is a true escape from the world.


Stay in a Tipi in Salida, Colorado 

Exterior Tipi Courtesy Of Mountain Goat Lodge

Photo courtesy of Mountain Goat Lodge

The Mountain Goat Lodge offers comfy guest rooms or retro campers on their large property outside of Salida. In addition to goats, chickens, ducks and alpaca, they also have two tipis for rent.

Interior Of Tipi Courtesy Of Mountain Goat Lodge

Photo courtesy of Mountain Goat Lodge

While the tipis are equipped with a rug and two cots, campers need to pack sleeping bags and pillows. A bathhouse is currently under construction. It will have a hot/cold solar shower, sink and toilet and will be ready when the tipis open for the season on May 15. Guests may use the hot tub and all other lodge amenities. Breakfast is not included but may be purchased for $15.

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