BEST Things To Do In Breckenridge, Colorado When You Are On A Budget

BEST Things To Do In Breckenridge, Colorado When You Are On A Budget

Breckenridge, Colorado is a beautiful place to visit any time of the year.

However, the winter ski and snowboard season is the most popular time for families to vacation.

Whether you choose to visit in the summer or winter, there are some great budget-friendly activities the whole family can enjoy.

February 2021, my family and I went on a 5-day Ski/Snowboarding Trip to Breckenridge and enjoyed every moment!

The mountains are breathtaking with the highest peak of 12,998 ft.

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We even got to experience a snowstorm that dropped over 12 inches of snow. As native Texans, it was a glorious sight to see!

During our trip, we were able to go sledding, hiking, Ski/Snowboard, and more. Therefore, based on our experience, I wanted to put together a list of some great things you can do in Breckenridge, Colorado when your family is on a budget.

1. Ride the Gondola – It’s FREE

Breckenridge Gondola

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Riding the Gondola is the BEST way to see the gorgeous town from above. Usually, you must have a ski lift in order to experience the awesome views, but not in Breck.

The Gondola is the perfect family activity to enjoy the scenic area.

There are two mid-stations that drop off passengers between Shock Hill and the base of Peak 7. It rises 391 feet in elevation and has 121 cars total.

So take the family and enjoy the sights from above!

2. Take a hike

Things to do in Breckenridge

Anywhere you hike in the rocky mountainous terrain, you are bound to see some epic scenery.

The wilderness and views you could experience are memories waiting to be made.

Plus, It is a great activity to get outside, explore, and get a little bit of exercise as well, all for FREE!

There are so many hiking trails in Breckenridge, that I suggest checking out alltrails.com to find the best one for you. They rank them from easy to difficult depending on your hiking abilities.

3. Window Shop / Walk Around Main Street

Main Street Breckenridge is the perfect little place to stroll around and enjoy a relaxed walk-through town.

There are so many cute places to shop and to pick up some delicious coffee.

If you ever get a chance to visit, no matter what time of the year, take the time to walk around and support the local shops. Even if it is a simple t-shirt or coffee purchase.

 

4. Go Sledding (Free Winter Activity)

This is one FREE activity that is super fun for all ages!

Since we were there in the winter, we got a chance to go sledding down the town’s hill.

The location of this hill is behind the elementary school and next to an activity center with tennis courts and a dog park.

There are sleds that some leave behind, or you can pick some up at the local shops.

Our whole family enjoyed the free sledding so much that we went more than once!

5. Go Mountain Biking

If you happen to go to Breckenridge during the gorgeous Rocky Mountain Summers, biking is a great way to enjoy the area.

You can bring your own or rent a bike while you are there. (Check out Groupon for deals)

This is an inexpensive way to get some exercise, explore the outdoors, and enjoy the beauty of the Breckenridge Mountains.


6. Go Skiing / Snowboarding

Okay, so we all know Skiing or Snowboarding isn’t necessarily a budget-friendly activity.

The ski lift tickets alone are pricy!

However, budgeting at least one-day, if you are going during Ski Season to the Mountains, is recommended if you enjoy the activity.

We were on a budget and decided to do one day of snowboarding while we visited the town in February.

The cost was well worth the experience for us!

If you are renting your skis and/or snowboard gear (including a helmet, pants (if needed), or jacket) check out AMR Rental Ski and Board.

They provided us with great gear, all fitted to our liking and for half the price of other rental places.

7. Visit Local Museums 

Breckenridge, Colorado is historically a gold mining/sawmill town.

There are some great museums that the whole family can visit to get a piece of the history. Including a high line railroad museum with a Train engine and themed playground specifically created for kids to enjoy.

Here is a list of some of the museums that are available to visit.

Barney Ford Museum

Edwin Carter Discovery Center

Briggle House Museum

High Line Railroad Museum

Breckenridge Sawmill Museum

You can check out more museums and tours here: Gobreck.com

Please keep in mind hours may be subject to change. Most of these museums are free to discover and donations are accepted.

8. Check out Groupon for Local Deals

One thing I love to check when I am in a new town to see what activities could be available on Groupon.

Sometimes you can find something really cool to do and for a cheaper price.

Final Thoughts

Visiting Breckenridge Colorado was a wonderful and memorable vacation.

If I ever get the chance to go back, I would in a heartbeat. There is so much to explore in the area, that our trip was not enough time.

So, if you love the outdoors, extreme sports, amazing coffee, and kind people then Breckenridge is a perfect vacation spot for you! Enjoy and explore the beautiful sights it has to offer!

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16 BEST Hidden Gems to Visit in Texas | The Lone Star State

16 BEST Hidden Gems to Visit in Texas | The Lone Star State

Hidden Gems in Texas | My home state is full of gorgeous landscapes and hidden gems to experience.

Whether they are carved out naturally through years of environmental changes or artwork that has stood to the test of time.

These gems are sights to see and explore and this list is the BEST of the BEST!

I even included one of my favorite places to go every time we visit Waco, TX. It’s a Texas Size place that you can visit with the whole family, do some shopping, and have a full day of fun!

So, if you enjoy hiking, nature, caverns, or even the famous HGTV show “Fixer Upper”, then you will find the gems in this list worth the visit!

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1. Hamilton Pool Preserve

This beautiful hidden gem called Hamilton Pool Preserve is in Dripping Springs, Texas just outside of Austin.

My husband and I visited in 2017 to celebrate our Anniversary!

The natural pool was preserved in 1990 by the Travis County Commissioner’s Court. For about 3/4ths of a mile hike through the gorgeous, lush wilderness, you will come to an open pool with a 50-foot waterfall.

At times during a drought, the waterfall could become scarce, but the pool is always filled with cool natural spring water.

Once you reach the pool, you can walk through the canyon for even more gorgeous views from inside.

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Hamilton Pool and the hiking trails are a great place to visit and spend time outdoors to enjoy a day hike, have a picnic, and cool off with a swim.

After your time at the pool, take a hike the other way towards Pedernales River for more natural beauty.

VISITING HAMILTON POOL TIP: You will need to make a reservation before visiting. There are time slots in which you can visit and a cost per vehicle and person.   Also, due to the Pandemic; Swimming and the hike to the Pedernales river is closed but you can still visit the pool and enjoy a picnic.

Check out the link here for updated information.

Address: 24300 Hamilton Pool Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

2. Terlingua Ghostown

Located in South-West Texas, Terlingua Ghost Town is a great stop if you plan on visiting Big Bend National Park.

This town is an old quicksilver mining town that will take you back in time to the old western days.

It is a beautiful place with some magnificent mountainous desert landscaping views that will have you amazed.

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The town also has some cute shops, historical landmarks, and some super unique places you can stay the night.

If you have ever wanted to spend the night in a tipi or a dome and star gaze all night, then this is the place!

You can rent the HGTV famous Off-Grid Adobe home for a quiet and secluded evening. You can book that home here or click the button above.

3. Magnolia Markets: HGTV’s Fixer Upper

Magnolia Silos

Magnolia Markets is a New Hidden Gem in Texas. It’s a great place to visit for the entire family.

Whether you are just passing through or looking to spend a day in Waco, Texas, the Silos are a must-stop destination.

The Magnolia Team finished a complete rehaul of the entire silo’s space in 2020 with a church and more. It’s a gorgeous venue with coffee, cakes, and shopping that will appeal to everyone.

I’ve added this to the hidden gems of Texas because I’ve been a couple of times, and every time it just gets better and better!

You can read about our most recent visit here.

If you’d like to visit, here is the address: 601 Webster Ave. Waco, TX 76706

4. Jacobs Well

Jacob's Well

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This beautiful natural Area well is a great place to hike and swim during open seasons.

Jacob’s Well is located in Wimberley, Texas, and is a 130-foot Artesian spring well that attracts many scuba diving enthusiasts.

It is a free location to visit with amazing hiking trails.

However, If you would like to swim, you will need to make a reservation and pay a small fee. (However, Swimming is currently prohibited due to COVID) Also, pets are not allowed in the park.

I suggest planning 2 to 3 hours or more for the visit! This way you can get the most out of this beautiful hidden gem in Texas.

Address: 1699 Mount Sharp Rd, Wimberley, TX 78676

Hours: 8am – 6pm

Website: https://hayscountytx.com/departments/hays-county-parks-recreation/jacobs-well-natural-area/ 

5. Cavern’s in Sonora

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All the caverns in Texas are true hidden gems. They are glorious, beautiful, and perfect learning experiences for kids.

As an accidental discovery by the Ranching Mayfield family in the ’20s, the Caverns of Sonora go back 500 feet.

It wasn’t until the ’50s though, when a caver from Oklahoma saw the human impact and developed a plan to preserve the caverns for the future.

Now, you can purchase tickets and explore the caves with the whole family.

Address: 1711 Pvt Rd 4468, Sonora, TX 76950

Website: http://www.cavernsofsonora.com/ 

6. Inner Space Caverns

Inner Space Caverns

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One of my favorite places to stop on road trips with my family. We have so many great memories in these caverns.

Discovered in 1963 by the Texas Highway Department when they were drilling nearby. With over 7,000 feet of cave dwelling, the Inner Space Caverns opened to the public to explore in 1966.

If you visit, there are three tours to choose from: Adventure Tour, Hidden Passages Tour, and Wild Cave tour. You can also do a Virtual Adventure Tour Here.

Another fun activity for the kids that is available is Gemstone Panning. You can teach the young ones a little about the history and how gems and gold are discovered.

The tickets to visit and explore the caves are all reasonably priced starting at $14.95 for kids and $21.95 for adults depending on the tour purchased.

If you would like to visit and make this place your next family vacation stop, here is the address and more information.

Address: 4200 S. I-35 Frontage Rd. Georgetown, TX 78626

Website: https://innerspacecavern.com/

7. Cadillac Ranch

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The infamous Cadillac Ranch is located in Amarillo, Texas. It is 10 Cadillacs buried nose/front end at the same angle in the ground. It has been visited by thousands of people since 1974.

The area is free and is a great place to stop, stretch your legs, and enjoy a historical site.

If you would like to leave your “mark” you can bring your own spray paint or there are usually some left by others.

Address: 13651 I-40 Frontage Rd. Amarillo, TX 79124

8. Enchanted Rock, Fredericksburg

Enchanted Rock Texas Hidden Gem

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Looking for a great place to hike with the family? The enchanted rock in Fredericksburg is a natural pink granite rock that brings thousands of hikers every year.

The hike is short and moderate for beginner to advanced hikers.

Once you reach the summit you experience gorgeous views of the Texas Hill Country.

It is a great place to camp, hike, and bring your family and pets to enjoy a day in the beautiful Texas wilderness.

Address: 16710 Ranch Rd. 965 Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Entrance Fee: $8 a day for Adults, Children under 12 is Free

Open Daily: 6:30am – 10:00pm

9. Palo Duro Canyon

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Palo Duro Canyons also called the Grand Canyon of Texas. It is the second-largest canyon in the United States.

These canyons are perfect for an adventure of hiking, camping, biking, and more. The rugged scenery is just breathtaking!

If you have your own horse, you are more than welcome to bring them along for a nice horseback ride!

Don’t have horses, well you can still go horseback riding with a guided horseback tour with “Old West Stables”. Perfect family or date activity!

There are also RV parks you could plug in to and stay awhile to enjoy the beautiful Texas scenery and sunsets.

Address: 11450 Park Road 5 Canyon, TX 79015

Price: $8 Daily Fee, Children under 12 is Free.

10. Cascade Caverns

Texas Hidden Gem Cascade Caverns

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Another area of beautiful caverns to explore is located just north of San Antonio. The Cascade Caverns is Texas’s oldest living cave attraction. The caves always stay around 59 – 63 degrees year-round so they are nice places to go to escape the Texas summer heat and view the beauty of nature.

You can choose from 3 different tours: Downunder Tour, Flashlight Tour, and Adventure Tour. Prices start at $12.95 for kids and $19.95 for adults.

If you enjoy camping, either in an RV or a tent, you can plan your stay and camp out at the Caverns campsite.

Address: 226 Cascade Caverns Rd. Boerne, TX 78015

Website: cascadecaverns.com

11. Monahans Sandhills State Park

Monahans Sandhills

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Texas is home to multiple types of climates including the desert.

Have you ever dreamed of going sledding down a sandhill like they do in Egypt?

Look no further than Monahan’s Sandhills State Park in Texas. This place is described as an ocean of sand! It’s a Texas-sized sandbox for kids and adults of all ages.

There are many activities you can do including exploring the sand dunes, ride your horse (if you have one), Camp, have a picnic, sled, and more!

Address: Park Rd. 41 Monahans, Tx 79756

Open daily – Adults $4 entry fee and children under 12 are free. (The busy season is March through August)

12. Austin’s Congress Avenue Bat Bridge

Auston's Bat Bridge

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I have been here a few times and it truly is a cool sight to see when the Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from the bridge at sunset. The show usually goes lasts from 7:30 pm to 9:45 pm.

This attraction has brought millions of people to Austin to view the nightly. It is not all year round though. The bats migrate from Mexico each spring to call the Bridge cave their home.

Starting in March when the weather begins to warm up and continues into early fall is when you will see them. There are estimated to be 1.5 million bats!

If you plan on going to experience this ‘urban meets nature’ event, go early and get a parking spot. It can get packed with people quickly, so you also want to bring a blanket, chairs, and maybe even a snack to enjoy the show.

You can also bike, hike, and even get on the river with a kayak or canoe to see the phenomenon as well. There are also “Bat Tours” as well if that is something you enjoy.

Address: 305 S. Congress Ave. Austin, TX

             

13. Balmorhea State Park

Balmohea State Park

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Balmorhea State Park is home to the Worlds Largest spring-fed swimming pool. It’s a perfect place to cool off when the Summer Texas heat become too much to bare.

Bring the family and make it a full day with swimming, snorkeling, picnic, and more! If you like to geocache there are great places in this state park for that as well.

There is a one-time park entry, but the swimming is included. Anyone under 15 must be accompanied by an adult to swim as there is no lifeguard on duty.

Address: 9207 TX-17 Toyahvale, TX 79786

Entrance Fees: Adults is $7 Daily and Children under 12 is Free

14. Hueco Tanks State Park

Hueco Tanks State Park

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A beautiful and historical site that is worth the visit to explore the history. There are old petrographs through the park from ancient Indian tribes.

The park has an interpretive center that will provide you with all the information and history to make the trip a great learning experience.

There are guided tours and self-guided tours available. If you want to camp, you must create a reservation and do not show up late.

Address: 6900 Hueco Tanks Road No. 1 El Paso, TX 79938

Entrance Fee: $7 Daily for Adults, Children under 12 are free

15. West Cave Preserve

West Cavern State Park

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The Westcave preserve is a gorgeous place to go and take the entire family! It is perfect for kids to explore and learn.

There is the popular “Grotto” which is a beautiful walk through the limestone and down a 100-foot canyon into lush plant life. At the head of the canyon, you will reach a 40-foot waterfall that is just breathtaking!

You can explore this wonderful area and setting your reservations at the WESTCAVE Outdoor Discovery Center.

Address: 24814 Hamilton Pool Rd. Round Mountain, TX 78663

Website: westcave.org

16. Longhorn Cavern State Park

Longhorn State park - Texas Hidden Gem

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This hidden gem in Burnet County is one to visit and explore. The Longhorn Cavern State Park is a unique treasure that is full of natural beauty.

You can choose to take a guided tour or hike the trail on your own while admiring the natural water-carved stone.

The Park provides two different tours. One is a general and easy walking tour for the whole family. However, if you are the adventurous type and like to be challenged, there is a “Wild Cave Tour” that can take you through and make you must wiggle, climb, and crawl through spaces.

You can check out prices and times at the Visitlonghorncavern.com

Address: 6211 Park Road 4 South. Burnet, TX 78611

Whatever tour you desire, you are guaranteed to have a great time and enjoy the beauty of the Texas Hidden Gem.

Final Thoughts

These beautiful hidden gems in Texas are so unique.

If you live in Texas or happen to be visiting and driving through take some time to make a stop or more.

Even if it’s only for an hour or so to enjoy the Texas beauty, you will remember the moment and time forever!

 

 

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Best Ski In/Ski Out Vacation Rentals for Families in Breckenridge, CO

Best Ski In/Ski Out Vacation Rentals for Families in Breckenridge, CO

Ski In Ski Out Vacation Rentals | Ever Dream of staying in a Wintery Wonderland with the ability to Ski or Snowboard right outside the house you’re staying in?

Well, you’re in the right place to find that perfect place in Breckenridge, Colorado!

This area is a Ski/Snowboarding location that brings people from around the world.

It has slopes that adhere to all levels from beginner to advanced Skiers and Snowboarders.

But, before it drew in the crowds for the snow sports, Breckenridge was an old mining town in the 1800s and early 1900s.

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It wasn’t until 1961 when the first Ski Area was opened by the Witchita Lumber Company.

Although the town is now popular for outdoor recreational activities, it is still committed to keeping the early pioneer history preserved.

Today, there are 5 peaks with 2,908 skiable acres and 187 trails. It is also home to the highest chair lift in America called the “Imperial Express SuperChair”.

Now that you know a little bit about the area of Breckenridge, check out these best ski-in/ ski-out homes that you can rent and enjoy with the whole family.

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1. Ski Hill Lodge

This custom-built log cabin is a wildernesses dream location. Only 400 yards aways from 4 ski lifts, and located right near the main street. There is a free shuttle stop so having a car is not a necessity.

Accommodations

  • 16 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms – 10 Beds
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Hot Tub
  • Walk to Ski Slopes
  • Hiking Trails
  • Minutes from Downtown Main St.
  • Game Table
  • Heated Garage
  • Spacious Deck with Hills
  • Outdoor Grill with Picnic Table
  • Step 2 Roller Coaster for Young Ones to play

Hosted by: Nancy

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2. Sawmill Creek Chalet

This wonderful home is a great place to bring the family and enjoy a week of winter fun. The Snowflake lift is across the street at the end of the 4 O’clock run. Can you get any closer? After the slopes, you can enjoy a nice relaxing hot tub with a mountain view.

 

Accommodations

  • 4 O’Clock Ski Run/Lift Across the Street
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3.5 Bathrooms
  • Private outdoor deck
  • Hot Tub
  • Gas Grill
  • Mountain Views

Hosted by: Ashley

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3. Shock Hill Majestic

This Gorgeous New Construction home is located right off Main Street Breckenridge and steps out to a Gondola. With the Modern Luxurious finishes, this home is perfect for a family of 11 to enjoy a wonderful Summer or Winter holiday.

Accommodations

  • Sleeps 11 guests
  • 4 Bedrooms – 6 Beds
  • 4.5 Bathrooms
  • Pack n’ Play
  • Hot Tub
  • Modern Luxurious Finishes
  • Gondola Access
  • At the base of Peak 7 and 8 Ski Run
  • Heated 2 Car Garage
  • Fireplace in Great Room, Master and Outside
  • In-Floor Radiant heat

Hosted by: Fonda

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Ski In - Ski Out Breckenridge

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4. Lavish Mtn. Sanctuary

Another Gorgeous home located right next to the Gondola with modern luxurious amenities. The perfect Ski-in / Ski-out Vacation Rental made for large families and groups to enjoy a wonderful holiday.

Accommodations

  • Sleeps 13 Guests
  • 4 bedrooms – 7 beds
  • 4.5 bathrooms
  • Hot Tub
  • Walks to Gondola
  • 2,500 SqFt
  • Full Wet Bar
  • 2 Car Heated Garage
  • Patio with Full View of the Peak

Hosted by: Alpine Edge

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5. Tranquil Mountain Retreat

The perfect place to hang with your friends and family for a vacation getaway. You can Ski/Snowboard right up to the front door with the slope just across the street. Enjoy a warm hot tub, fireplace, and more in this ski-in / ski-out vacation rental in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Accommodations

  • 10 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms – 8 beds
  • 3.5 Bathrooms
  • Entire house to yourself
  • Hot Tub
  • Walks to the Slopes
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • Board Games

Hosted by: Carin

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6. Wildernest Point

Go ahead and nestle into this gorgeous cabin in the woods. This is a great location for experienced skiers. It is a ski-in/ski-out vacation rental near black diamond slopes.

Accommodations

  • 10 Guests
  • 3 bedrooms – 6 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Gorgeous Views of Peak 10
  • 2 car garage
  • Hot Tub
  • WiFi
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • Ski Shuttle Access

Hosted by: Mike & Anna

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7. Shock Hill Escape

Get your Winter Activities on with a FREE Skycard while you stay at Shock Hill. This entire home is located across the street from the Gondola in Breckenridge. Easy access to nordic ski trails and a short walk to town.

Accommodations

  • 9 Guests
  • 4 bedrooms – 6 beds
  • 4.5 baths
  • Access to Gondola
  • Mountain Views of Peak 7 & 8
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • WiFi
  • 2 Car Garage

Hosted by: Mike & Anna

Shock Hill Escape

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8. Remodeled Lodge with Views

Gorgeous views of the mountainous region and the town of Breckenridge with quick access to the 4 O’Clock run. This home is great if you have small children because it comes with a Pack n’Play, Bumbo, childbed safe rail, stroller, and tons of toys.

 

Accommodations

  • 12 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms – 10 beds
  •  3 Baths
  • Child Friendly
  • Hot Tub
  • Newly Remodeled
  • Access to the 4 O’Clock Run
  • Access to Snowflake Lift on peak 8
  • Amazing Views

Hosted by: Julie

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9. Extravagant Elegance

This extravagant home is in a prime location and is an absolutely gorgeous vacation rental. During ski season, you can walk right across the street and hop on the gondola or stay warm inside by the fire while enjoying the views.

Accommodations

  • 10 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms – 7 beds
  • 3.5 baths
  • 2,400 SqFt
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • High-End Finishes
  • Wrap Around Deck with Views of Peak 8 & 9
  • 2 Car Garage

Hosted by: Alpine Edge

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Final Thoughts

I hope you feel inspired and excited to book a trip soon.

Breckenridge, Colorado is a gorgeous place to visit with some awesome history and modern amenities.

These homes are incredible and perfect places to stay if you want the luxury of being able to Ski-in / Ski-out.

As always, thank you for stopping by! Stay tuned by subscribing to our email list.

 

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The Best Activities in Broken Bow, OK | Beavers Bend National Park

The Best Activities in Broken Bow, OK | Beavers Bend National Park

There are plenty of fun activities in Broken Bow that are perfect for everyone.

My family loves going to Broken Bow because it is a fun and relaxing place to rent a cabin, get back to nature, and bond with family.

We have been going to Broken Bow since 2010 and every trip it gets better and better.

The cabins we rent, the memories we make, and the fun activities we do are always the best.

Our favorite time to go is right at the end of the year because the winter is the perfect time to enjoy a cabin, sit by the fire, play games and so much more.

But, Broken Bow can be a year-round place to enjoy!

Activities in Broken Bow

Over the years, Broken Bow has become a popular spot for families and groups to rent cabins and enjoy Beavers Bend National Park. The Ouachita National forest and history of the area is spectacular.

There are so many outdoor and indoor activities for everyone of all ages to enjoy while visiting.

So, here are the top fun activities in Broken Bow.

Guided Fishing Tours in Broken Bow

Fishing is one of the top fun activities in Broken Bow for my family when we visit. Broken Bow Lake and Mountain Fork River are stocked with amazing trout that we love to enjoy.

TIP: If you do plan to go fishing, always get a license and learn your daily fish limit and all the rules to catching trout. These are easy to obtain at the local Walmart or here www.wildlifedepartment.com.

If you get caught fishing without an Oklahoma Fishing License, the ticket will cost you more than the license would.

You can choose to go fishing on your own and find the best spots yourself, or you could always hire a fishing guide.

If you would like to hire a fishing guide, here are some great places you could check out.

– Beavers Bend Fly Fishing Guide 

You can choose from a Half-Day or a Full-Day Fish Guide. Pricing and times will vary.

Check out their website for more information.

Address
3840 Old Broken Bow Highway
Broken Bow Oklahoma, 74728
Contact
580-583-4412
Website
http://www.beaversbendflyfishingguideservice.com/

– Private Fishing with River Man Trail Rides

Looking for a private fishing experience that is also ‘catch and release’?

Check out the River Man Fishing guide service.

Address
1735 Pine View Road
Broken Bow, OK 74728
Contact
405-833-6671
Website
https://rivermantrailrides.com/fishing

Wineries in Broken Bow

The adults in my family enjoy visiting the local wineries in Broken Bow. They have some delicious selections that are worth even ordering and shipping them year-round.

Here are four great wineries you can visit while in Broken Bow.

Girls Gone Wine

Visiting the Girls Gone Wine locations in Broken Bow is a great place to hang out with the girls, taste and enjoy some delicious wine, and relax.

This is our favorite Winery to visit on every trip we take to Broken Bow. We love browsing the boutique, sampling the wine, and enjoying a glass or two on their patio.

It is a perfect little afternoon delight to unwind.

Address
10216 N US Hwy 259Broken Bow, OK 74728
Contact to make a Free Wine Tasting Reservation
580-306-WINE (5463)
Hours
Summer | June – August | Mon-Sat 12pm – 8pm | Sun 11am – 6pmFall / Winter / Spring | Sat 12pm – 8pm | Mon – Thurs 12pm – 6 pm | Sun 10am – 4pm
Website
https://www.thegirlsgonewine.com/

Another really cool thing that the Girls Gone Wine offers is the ability to make your own wine.

Check out how to reserve your spot for you and the girls to create your own concoction. —>> Make your Own Wine!

– Fish Tales Winery & Vineyard

Fish Tales Winery is another great place to visit for wine sampling while in Broken Bow.

There is also a bistro on site so you can enjoy lunch and relax with the family.

Address
17 Oak Leag Ln.
Broken Bow, OK 74728
Contact
580-494-6115
Hours
Sun – Thurs: 11am-5pm
Fri – Sat: 11am-8pm
Website
https://www.fishtaleswine.com/

 Off-Road Vehicle Rentals in Broken Bow

Broken Bow and Beavers Bend National Park is the perfect location to rent a UTV, ATV, or jeep and explore.

This is one of my favorite things to do in Broken Bow. It is a thrill and the scenery is absolutely gorgeous.

There are a couple of companies you can rent from below.

Bandits ATV Boat Rentals

Bandits ATV Boat Rentals is a great place to rent some fun toys for the whole family at any time of year. To find out more information on rentals, check out their website below.

Address
9160 North US Highway 259
Hochatown, OK 74728

Contact
580-494-3333

Hours
Mon-Sun: 9am-6pm

Website
https://banditsatvboatrentals.com/

Activities in Broken Bow

– Beaver Bend Depot & Trail Rides

Beavers Bend Depot & Trail Rides is a combo family activity center with horseback trails and a train ride. This is perfect for kiddos to have a fun memorable experience while in Broken Bow.

The Train Ride is about 15 – 20 minutes through the wilderness where you could spot some wildlife.

You could also enjoy a 2.5-mile trail horseback ride that takes about an hour to get through. They have guided tours and wonderful morning or afternoon activity to do in Broken Bow.

Plus, after your rides, there is a gift shop and snack bar to re-energize the crew.

Address
290 Beavers Bend Loop
Broken Bow, Oklahoma 74728

Contact
580-494-6613

Hours
Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm
Sun: 9am – 3pm

Website
https://www.facebook.com/trainandstables/


Hiking Trails in Broken Bow | Beavers Bend National Park | Ouachita National Forest

Hiking in Broken Bow is a wonderful activity! There are so many trails and you’re almost guaranteed to see some kind of wildlife.

I remember one year during a fishing/hiking expedition we were welcomed by a little deer.

If Hiking is your thing to do, here are 5 great hiking trails that you can explore while visiting.

– Lookout Mountain Trail

Length: 2.9 miles
Type: Loop
Difficulty: Moderate

This trail is pretty rocky and not ideal for a stroller or anything with wheels.

– Lakeview Lodge Trail

Length: 1.4 miles
Type: Loop
Difficulty: Moderate

This trail features a river outlook that is just beautiful.

– Cedar Bluff Trailhead

Length: 0.9 miles
Type: Loop
Difficulty: Moderate

Short little hike with gorgeous views.

– Beaver Lodge Nature Trail

Length: 3.0 miles
Type: Out & Back
Difficulty: Easy

This is a great hike that is easy for the whole family.

– Friends Trail Loop

Length: 1.5 miles
Type: Loop
Difficulty: Moderate

This hike has a view of a waterfall and a beautiful river.

Brewery’s in Broken Bow

If you’re not a huge wine person, there are some great places to enjoy a nice ice-cold beer.

Broken Bow has a couple of Breweries that the adults can enjoy a distillery tour and tasting.

Mountain Fork Brewery

Established in 2015, Mountain Fork Brewery is a great place to enjoy a cold one. If you would like to tour the distillery, tours are on Saturdays and available for 10 guests if you call ahead.

Address 
89 N Lukfata Trail Rd,
Broken Bow, OK 74728
Contact
580-494-3233
Tap Room Hours
Monday – Thursday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday – Saturday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tour Hours
Saturday 1pm & 3pm 
Website
https://www.mtforkbrewery.com/tours

Beavers Bend Brewery

This is another great place to check out some great beer. They have year-round and seasonal beers available. Beavers Bend Brewery offers an IPA, Pale Ale, Amber Ale, and a Brown Ale.

Address 
46 Coho Rd
Broken Bow, OK 74728
Contact
580-494-3455
Hours

Mon-Thurs 12-8 pm

(closed Tuesday)

Fri/Sat 12-9

Sun 11-7
Beer Menu & Website

http://www.beaversbendbrewery.com/menu/

Canoe/Kayak Rentals in Broken Bow

Looking to get on the water for a little exercise in nature? If you don’t want bring your own canoe or kayak, and would like to rent and have a guide, there are great businesses that provide the service.

– Wild Goose Canoe & Kayak

They offer two basic floats to choose from. One float is 8 miles with a little difficulty and the other is 5 miles that are best for those with children. You can either rent a canoe/kayak from them or bring your own.

Address 
466 Wild Goose Rd
Broken Bow, OK 74728
Contact – Must Call for Reservations
580-584-2277
Website

http://www.wildgoosecanoe.com/

 

Activities in Broken Bow

Ziplining Activity in Broken Bow

I have never been zip lining but knowing that you can in Beavers Bend/Broken Bow is so awesome!

This is a fun day activity for those thrill-seeking family members to experience the forest in a whole new way.

– Rugaru Adventures

Ziplining is one of the best activities in Broken Bow! If you can get a reservation time slot, it’s a grand adventure. They have 6 lines hovering 60ft above the forest. You’ll go about 35 mph from one point to the next.

Address 

2658 Stevens Gap Road
Broken Bow, OK 74728
Contact
580-494-2ZIP (2947)
Make Reservations/Check Available Times

https://rugaruadventures.com/reservations/

Historical Museums in Broken Bow

History is one of my favorite subjects and visiting locations is the best way to learn.

My family visited the Beavers Bend Wildlife Museum one year to check out the history of the place we were staying. It was a nice learning experience and great for kids.

– Forest Heritage Center Museum

My family and I visited this museum one year while visiting Broken Bow. The kids had a great time learning about the culture. Plus, it is free admission.

Address
Us 259 A
Broken Bow, OK 74728
Contact
584-494-6497
Hours
Monday – Sunday 8am-5pm

Activities in Broken Bow

Final Thoughts

These top activities in Broken Bow are what makes the trip so much fun every time we visit. My family loves to go fishing, wine tasting, and enjoying each other’s company even when we stay at the cabin.

If you’re looking for a cabin to rent, check out our post 24 Incredible Airbnb Cabins in Broken Bow, Oklahoma.

I hope this begins your planning to Broken Bow because it truly is a great place to rent a cabin and explore!


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24 Incredible Airbnb Cabins in Broken Bow, Oklahoma You Can Rent

24 Incredible Airbnb Cabins in Broken Bow, Oklahoma You Can Rent

Cabins in Broken Bow, Oklahoma | Are you looking for a great cabin to stay at for a nice and cozy getaway?

Broken Bow, Oklahoma is the place to rent a cabin, fish, hike, and so much more.

If you didn’t know, it is an entrance town to Beavers Bend National Park and one of my family’s favorite places to vacation.

Broken Bow Cabins are perfect for a couples getaway or a large family reunion. Each Cabin has its own unique style and many include a hot tub, games, and more.

My big family of 20+ (including kids) has been vacationing in Broken Bow since 2010 and have enjoyed every trip.

Cabins in Broken Bow

This area has a plethora of cabins to choose from and many of them can be found right on Airbnb.

So, here are some of the best Broken Bow Cabins that will have you wanting to book a trip today!

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1. Heavenly Bear

This first cabin is perfect for a family or group of14. This open floor plan will bring relaxation to everyone.

Accommodations

  • Sleeps 14
  • 3 Bedrooms – 4 King and 1 Queen
  • 3 Baths
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • Wooden Card Table
  • Horseshoe/Cornhole
  • 3000 SQFT

Hosted by: Broken Bow Lake Cabin Rentals, LLC

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2. Toasted Marshmallow

Melt aways with new construction farmhouse style cabin. Enjoy 3 King Suites plus a loft for a perfect family getaway! If you need S’More information, you can rent this by checking the availability here!

Accommodations

  • Sleeps 10 guests
  • 3 King Master Suites
  • 4 Full Bathrooms
  • 1 Loft with bunk beds
  • Entire game room
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor living space with TV
  • Grill
  • Playground/Cornhole

Hosted by: Ashley Bear

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Cabin to rent in broken bow new

3. Grand Lux Cabin

Talk about Luxury, this next cabin in Broken Bow was designed with that in mind. With 5,900 total square feet nestled on 1.5 acres, it is a getaway dream.

Accommodations

  • Sleeps 20 guests
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms – 5 Kings, 8 Bunkbeds, 1 Queen Sleeper sofa
  • Entire game room with Pool Table and Shuffleboard
  • Big Screen TV
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor living space
  • Barbeque Gazebo

Hosted by: Sweetwater Cabins

4. Our Happy Place Cabin

This cozy cabin in Broken Bow is so luxurious it will make you happy! It’s perfect for families and groups to enjoy a relaxing getaway.

Accommodations

  • 8 guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Sleeper Sofa
  • Hot Tub
  • Gas Grill
  • Fire Pit
  • Cornhole

Hosted by: Suzy

5. Chalet Creekside

This gorgeous chalet cabin sits right on the creek with amazing amenities and fun for the whole family!

Accommodations

  • Sleeps 12 guests
  • 3 Bedrooms – 6 Beds total
  • 2.5 Bathrooms
  • Hot Tub
  • Foosball/Jenga/Cornhole
  • Outdoor Living space with TV and Fireplace

Hosted by: Brad and Karla Cook

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6. O’ Stanley Lodge

The O’Stanley lodge is the perfect and cozy “Home away from Home”. Great for a smaller group of 6 to 8 people to enjoy a nice getaway to Ouachita National Forest.

Accommodations

  • Sleeps 8 guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Wrap Around Deck
  • Hot Tub
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor Fire Pit with seating

Hosted by: Dustin

7. The North Star Cabin

This spacious classic 5 bedroom log cabin is another amazing option to rent in Broken Bow. Great space and wonderful amenities for the whole group to enjoy.

Accommodations

  • 3,700 Sqft
  • 16 Guests
  • 5 bedrooms – 10 beds
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Games
  • Hot Tub for 7
  • 1,700 sqft outdoor deck
  • Kids Play Set
  • Hammock
  • Fire Pit with Seating

Hosted by: Norma

8. Blackberry Creek Cabin

Blackberry Creek Cabin is a gorgeous and spacious cabin located at a dead-end road on 1.2 acres. It is a beautiful and secluded cabin that is perfect for a nice family getaway!

Accommodations

  • 8 Guests
  • 2 bedrooms – 5 beds (Bunkbeds)
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Hot Tub
  • Breathtaking Scenic Views
  • Outdoor Seating w/ Fireplace

Hosted by: Megan

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9. Viewtopia Cabin

Viewtopia gives you amazing views from every room in the cabin. Overlooking Broken Bow lake, staying at this gorgeous home will bring you peace and relaxation.

Accommodations

  • 12 Guests
  • 3 bedrooms – 9 beds
  • 3.5 bathrooms
  • Ping-Ping Table
  • Arcade
  • Wrap-around porch with swings
  • Hot Tub
  • Fire Pit with Seating
  • Breathtaking Scenic Views

Hosted by: Adrienne

10. Old Glory Cabin

The perfect and well-priced cabin to get away from everyday life. Nestled in the heart of Hochatown, this cozy cabin is perfect for a small group of 8 or less for a fun getaway.

Accommodations

  • 8 Guests
  • 2 bedrooms – 3 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Tons of Games indoor and outdoor
  • Pool Table
  • Hot Tub with robes for guests
  • Fire Pit
  • Pet Friendly

Hosted by: Suzy

11. Wildcat Den Cabin

A gorgeous modern farmhouse style cabin is just dreamy. With luxurious decor, amenities, and plenty of space and games for 10 guests to enjoy a nice getaway.

Accommodations

  • 10 Guests
  • 3 bedrooms + Loft
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Arcade Games
  • Hot Tub
  • Wrap Around Porch
  • Fire Pit

Hosted by: Suzy

12. High-Falutin’ Hideaway

One of the most epic cabins in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. The High-Falutin’ Hideaway has views for days and amenities that will make you want to never leave. A newly constructed hidden gem is the perfect getaway for the whole family.

Accommodations

  • 12 Guests
  • 3 bedrooms – 9 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Ping-Poing
  • Cornhole
  • Horseshoes
  • Hot Tub
  • Breathtaking Scenic Views
  • Wrap Around Porch
  • Pet Friendly

Hosted by: Norma

13. 5-S Cabin

The 5-S is a custom-built and luxurious cabin with 2 king beds. It is the perfect getaway cabin in Broken Bow for couples or a family.

Accommodations

  • 8 Guests
  • 2 bedrooms & Loft – 4 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Fire Pit
  • Hot Tub
  • Gas Grill
  • Playground Area
  • Horseshoes
  • Pet Friendly

Hosted by: Blue Beaver Luxury Cabin

14. “The Cabin on the Creek”

This brand new modern cabin build is what you’ve been dreaming about. If you’re looking to get away, but want something more modern and upscale then this is the cabin for you!

Accommodations

  • 8 Guests
  • 2 bedrooms & Loft – 4 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Fire Pit
  • Hot Tub
  • Gas Grill
  • Playground Area
  • Horseshoes
  • Pet Friendly

Hosted by: Suzy

15. Blitz’s Memory Luxury Cabin

The Blitz’s Cabin offers a cozy getaway from the hustle and bustle of life. Designed with beautiful finishes and a gorgeous blue pinewood gives this cabin its unique style.

Accommodations

  • 8 Guests
  • 3 bedrooms – 2 king, 4 twin beds, 1 futon
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Fire Pit
  • Pool Table
  • XBox Game Center
  • Hot Tub
  • Gas Grill

Hosted by: Audrey & Phillip

16. Scarlett Ridge

Featured on HGTV’s House Hunters, this gorgeous cabin is available to rent for a family getaway. With a Pool table, fire place, hot tub, and more, the fun will never end at the Scarlett Ridge.

Accommodations

  • 4 Guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Fire Pit
  • Pool Table
  • Hot Tub
  • Gas Grill

Hosted by: Siera

17. Rock of Ages Cabin

A gorgeous classic cabin with all the amenities to have a great time. Perfect for families with a unique design and themed around music.

Accommodations

  • 8 Guests
  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king & 2 Queen
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Hot tub
  • Kids Playground
  • Outdoor Fire Pit
  • Gas Grill
  • Firestick with Netflix

Hosted by: Allen & Sarah

18. Hochatown Tower

This uniquely designed 3 story cabin is perfect for a couple of families to enjoy a nice getaway with their kids.

Accommodations

  • 10 Guests
  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king, 1 queen, 2 bunks, 1 queen sofa sleeper
  • 3.5 bathrooms
  • Hot tub
  • Kids Playground
  • Outdoor Fire Pit
  • Gas Grill
  • Game Room
  • Wet Bar

Hosted by: Sweetwater Cabins

19. Scenic Mountain Lodge

This gorgeous lodge reminds me of something that would be designed by Chip and Joanna Gaines. A beautiful modern cabin with masculine colors and elements is absolutely gorgeous and the views are great too!

Accommodations

  • 8 Guests
  • 3 bedrooms – 4 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Fire Place
  • Stocked Kitchen
  • Panoramic Views
  • Wildlife sightings
  • Covered Deck

Hosted by: Bryant

20. Second Wind Luxury Cabin

A beautiful small cabin that is perfect for families or a couple to get away and get back to nature. This cabin has great amenities with perfect activities for children and adults.

Accommodations

  • 10 Guests
  • 4 bedrooms – 5 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 3 sided covered deck
  • Kids playground
  • Hot Tub
  • Fire Pit
  • Outdoor Grill

Hosted by: Brad

21. Arrow Creek Camp

Beautifully designed specifically for group gatherings of 10, this cabin is a boho Indian dream getaway. Perfect place to make fun and loving memories that will last.

Accommodations

  • 10 Guests
  • 3 bedrooms – 4 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Hot tub w/ TV and Speakers
  • Slate Fireplace
  • Covered Patio
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Fire Pit
  • Gas Grill

Hosted by: Blue Beaver Luxury Cabins

22. Eagle Hollow Cabin

A Brand New luxurious 2 bedroom log cabin is available as if February 2020. This cabin has amazing amenities and is walking distance from a winery, restaurants, and shopping!

Accommodations

  • 8 Guests
  • 3 bedrooms – 4 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Hot tub with views of a 70″ TV
  • Fireplace
  • Tetherball
  • Cornhole
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Fire Pit
  • Gas Grill

Hosted by: Norma

23. Wright-on-the-Creek Cabin

A beautiful modern mountain cabin is one to envy about. It’s just walking distance to the Mountain Fork Brewery and other exciting activities in Broken Bow.

Accommodations

  • 6 Guests
  • 2 bedrooms – 3 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Hot tub
  • Luxury Spa Linens
  • Air hockey
  • Game Room
  • Hot Tub

Hosted by: Elizabeth

24. Uncork and Unwine Retreat

A Serene and elegant cabin in the woods that will bring seclusion and relaxation to everyone. A brand new and beautiful cabin in Broken Bow.

Accommodations

  • 6 Guests
  • 2 bedrooms – 3 beds
  • 2.5 bathrooms
  • Large Hot Tub
  • Wrap Around Porch
  • Covered Patio
  • BBQ
  • Fire Pit
  • Pool Table
  • Dart Board

Hosted by: Courtney

Final Thoughts

I hope you feel inspired and excited to book a trip soon.

These cabins in Broken Bow are magnificent! They are perfect for families and groups of any size to get away and have some fun.

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Fall Camping Tips to Keep You Warm and Cozy in a Tent

Fall Camping Tips to Keep You Warm and Cozy in a Tent

Camping doesn’t only have to be a summer fun experience.

There are many benefits to fall camping when the air cools down and the leaves begin to change to red, orange, and yellow.

It truly becomes a beautiful sight to see!

It also allows for some beautiful photos for memories.

However, when you choose to camp in the fall, the weather is the most important thing to consider.

Fall camping can bring some chilly nights.

Fall Camping Tips

 There can also be unexpected rainfall as the season’s change and the air pressure or cold fronts come through.

So how do you prepare for a fall camping adventure to ensure you stay cozy and have a great time?

Let’s get started with what you should bring to wear because your clothes can make or break your trip.

What to wear for Fall Camping

The first thing you want to do is check the weather to see if there is rain in the forecast. You will also want to check the temperatures in the day and night.

During the fall months, the temperature at night can drop significantly so you will want to be prepared with these items.

This is a great list of items to get you started so you stay warm and dry during the fall camping trip.


What to bring to stay warm while sleeping

The nights will almost always be colder than the days, so having these items to stay warm while you sleep is a necessity.

  • 0-degree sleeping bag
  • Thermals
  • Wool blankets
  • Hand and feet warmers

Tips for keeping your Tent warm at night

There are different ways to keep your tent warm at night.

First, you can use a portable propane heater inside your tent.

This heater has tip-over protection, and I highly recommend always placing it in an area with plenty of ventilation and on a solid structure.

You could also purchase a tent with a wood stove that has the proper ventilation.

Fall Camping

Another great tip is to pack some rugs and extra blankets to place on the floor of your tent. This will help insulate the tent from the cold ground.

If you choose the portable heater or wood stove tent with ventilation, please use it with care and caution.

Additional Tips Before You Head To Your Campsite

–> Check your campsite for electricity and water

Every campsite is different. If you choose to rent out a spot that could also be rented out for an RV, there could be the option to have electricity and running water. This is a camping game changer.

Find out ahead of time by asking the park attendant when you book your campsite. 

If your campsite has electricity, then bringing an electric heater and/or an electric blanket can be great options for staying warm.

Another option if you have electricity and water at your campsite is to bring an electric water kettle or coffee maker. This speeds up the ability to have a nice hot cup of joe!

–> Check the park for rules on gathering firewood

Some state parks prohibit gathering firewood and require you to bring your own.

Check with the park attendant when you book your site.

–> Check for a fire pit and see if there is a burn ban

Some areas may have fire bans depending on how dry the summer was. If there is a fire ban, check out other options to have a campfire.

You may need to ask if you can bring your own personal fire pit.

So, how cold is too cold for Fall Camping?

Speaking of staying warm in your tent, let’s discuss the temperature that’s doable for fall camping.

Sometimes winter can come early for many parts of the United States and getting caught with freezing temperatures in your tent is not what you want. That is why checking the weather ahead of time is so important.

But, how cold is too cold?

I personally think anything below 45 degrees at night is too cold. Although your sub-zero sleeping bag should keep you nice and cozy, I don’t recommend camping if it’s supposed to get below 45 degrees.

That’s my opinion though.

Only you know what gear you have and what temperatures you will be comfortable with.

If you don’t know, then I would test out your gear one cold night in your back yard to see what you can handle. This way you have the option to go inside the house for warmth.

Food and Drink Ideas for Fall Camping

Nothing is better than sitting by a campfire and enjoying a delicious cup of coffee or hot cocoa. I personally also love chili and cornbread during this time of year.

So, here are some comfort food and drink ideas to keep you warm and satisfied while fall camping.

Fall Festive Chili –  Over The Fire Cooking

Chili is a staple to fall camping. It keeps you warm and full! Pair it with some cornbread and you’ve nailed the idea of camping comfort food.

Check out this recipe here – Fall Festive Chili

Fall Camping Chili - OVerTheFireCooking

Campfire Skillet Cornbread – Fresh of the Grid

Looking for the perfect pair to your chili recipe? Look no further than Fresh of the Grids amazing campfire skillet cornbread.

Check out the full recipe here – Campfire Skillet Cornbread 

Campfire Skillet Cornbread by Fresh of the Grid

Dutch Oven Mountain Man Breakfast – All Recipes

Don’t forget breakfast!! This mountain man breakfast is delicious with sausage, eggs, peppers and more.

Check out the full recipe here – Dutch Oven Mountain Man Breakfast

Mountain Man Skillet Breakfast - All Recipes

Sausage Pumpkin Pasta – The Spicy Apron

Looking for a great alternative to chili but still want that fall feel in your food? This Sausage Pumpkin recipe is one to remember for every fall camping trip.

Check out the full recipe here – Sausage Pumpkin Pasta

Sausage Pumpkin Pasta for fall camping

Mulled wine recipe – 50 Campfires

Looking to warm up with hot drink that isn’t your typical hot chocolate or coffee? This mulled wine is perfect for the campfire nights.

Check out the full recipe here – Mulled Wine Recipe

Mulled Wine Recipe for Fall Camping

Red Wine Hot Chocolate – 50 Campfires

Maybe you’re wanting to spice up your hot chocolate as you sit by the campfire. Mix it up with this Red Wine Hot Chocolate recipe.

Check out the full recipe here – Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Pumpkin Pie Cake – Let’s camp more

While S’ More is a camping staple dessert, you can always mix it up and try a new recipe. This pumpkin pie cake is perfect for fall camping.

Check out the full recipe here – Pumpkin Pie Cake

Pumpkin Pie Cake for Fall Camping

Final Thoughts

Camping in the fall can be an amazing experience when you’re prepared. Staying warm, dry, and cozy is key to having a successful trip.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these tips and especially the food and drink ideas.

I know that Sausage Pumpkin Pasta is a recipe I will keep forever!

If you’ve enjoyed this post, feel free to share! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out our related posts!

 

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