Colorado destinations top a lot of 'best of' lists, and this is just one more. USA Today's 10 Best Glamping Spots has named a Colorado resort a must-visit for those who want to unwind and unplug — but also enjoy a warm shower and not squatting in the bushes when nature calls.

One of the best places in the U.S. for luxury camping, or 'glamping,' is right here in our Colorado backyard, though a bit of a trek for us here in the north. USA Today ranked Black Tree Resort near Lake George number four on its list of top glamping spots, stating that the getaway, which opened in the summer of 2019, is where 'high end meets high country.' That's accurate, considering accommodations start around $600 per night, it's not exactly for the budget camper.

Get our free mobile app

For that price, however, you do get access to a private bathroom, electricity, three 'Colorado cuisine' meals, and Pendleton (ooh) wool blankets. Not to mention the 'priceless' views. And, unlike the KOA, you'll have privacy from other campers.

'Unlike traditional campgrounds, where neighboring sites are right next to each other, our tents are thoughtfully spaced with privacy in mind,' the resort's website says.

Black Tree Resort is just minutes from Eleven Mile State Park and within day-trip distance of Colorado's historic mining towns, hot springs, and more.

You can see the full list from USA Today here. But, if you're 'glamping' on a tighter budget, fortunately, Colorado has several other options, including places like Camp V and good ol' Airbnb finds.

20 Bucket List Items You Need to Do in Colorado in 2021

2020 has been a pretty garbage year for a lot of reasons as the COVID-19 pandemic has prohibited us Coloradans from doing a lot of things we love.

Concert season was basically canceled, and because of social distancing and other restrictions, a lot of activities we'd usually partake in have been put on hold.

However, if things return to normal in 2021, we'll undoubtedly be back to enjoying our great state. Here are 20 bucket list items you need to do in Colorado in 2021.

Ten Affordable Places to Go Camping Along the Colorado River

We're out to create an ever-growing list of great places to go camping along the Colorado River. Use our station app to submit your favorite place to go camping (along the river) and we'll add it to our photo gallery.
Get our free mobile app