Central Colorado's Echo Canyon River Expeditions now offers nine luxury Royal Gorge Cabins and four glamping tents along the Arkansas River. The cabins are available for rent year-round, and glamping tents are available during the rafting season, which typically lasts through September.
The cabins include six two-story, 800-square-foot, two-bedroom, one-and one-half-bathroom loft cabins and three 600-square-foot, one-bedroom, one-bathroom king cabins. Cabins also have queen sleeper sofas for a maximum capacity of six occupants in the loft cabins and four occupants in the one-story cabins. All of the cabins have southwest-facing views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
The loft cabins have an upstairs bedroom with a king bed, half-bathroom, closet, dresser, side table and flat-screen television. Downstairs, there is another king bedroom and a full bath with a spa shower. The living areas also include a fully-equipped galley-style kitchen, flat-screen television, eat-in granite bar and leather couches.
During peak season (Memorial Day to Labor Day) the single king cabins are priced at $345 per night Sunday through Thursday and $385 on weekends. Double king loft cabins are priced at $395 Sunday through Thursday and $435 on weekends. Prices are reduced during the shoulder seasons before Memorial Day and after Labor Day. Prices are higher during the holiday weekends of Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day.
The four glamping tents are an option or travelers who like the close-to-nature appeal of camping but prefer more privacy as well as a comfortable bed. , the tents accommodate up to four people and have one queen bed and sofa sleeper with linens, screened windows, a private porch, picnic table and fire ring, multiple electrical outlets and free Wi-Fi. Community bathrooms are located near the cabins.
Glamping tents cost $149 Sunday through Thursday and $159 on weekends during peak season and $149 daily – including weekends – during shoulder seasons.