You have cabin fever. We have tents and cabins to spare.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we have cancelled all Ramah in the Rockies camp programming for the summer. We don’t want our site to be left empty, and we want our camp families and the broader Jewish community to be able take advantage of our 360 acres of land.
Swap your cabin fever for one of our “cabins” during our FreshAir BnB, from July 7 to August 16, 2020
Think of it as camping in a national forest but at Ramah, a win for everyone! Please help us spread the word among your friends and families.
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Check-in: After 9 AM on Tuesdays Check-out: Before 5 PM on Sundays
Weekly (Tuesday – Sunday) rates are as follows:
|Rental Type||Availability||Maximum Occupancy per Group||Sleeping Arrangements||Bathrooms||Kitchen||Weekly Rate|
|Director’s House (Available starting July 21)||1 per week||6||1 Queen Bed, 3 twin beds (including a bunk bed), additional floor space||Indoor flush toilet & shower||Full kosher dairy kitchen||$1,200|
|Cabent Circle (Available Starting July 7)||2 per week||10||3 cabins – each with 1 twin single & 1 twin bunk bed||Detached composting toilet, shower||Mini-fridge for food storage||$1,000|
|Tent Circle (Available Starting July 21)||2 per week||16||2 camper tents, each with 7 bunk beds||2 reserved (detached) flush toilet & shower stalls||Up to 4 gallons of ice provided per day, you provide the cooler||$800|
(Available Starting July 7)
|1 per week||10||Your own tent & camping mattress||2 reserved (detached) flush toilet & shower stalls||Up to 4 gallons of ice provided per day, you provide the cooler||$500|
Directors House – Our Directors House is a small ranch house in the middle of our lower tent circle. It comes with a queen bed, bunk bed and a couch plus extra floor space for sleeping. It has a full bathroom with a standing shower. Complete with a full kosher dairy kitchen (kashrut to be discussed before agreement of rental), electric stove, washer/dryer, family room, outdoor patio and a fire pit.This can house 5 comfortably and up to 8 total.
Cabent Area – Our Ramah Valley/Upper Cabent Area will come with up to 3 small cabins. Each cabin is insulated and with electricity. Comes with 1 twin bed and 1 bunk bed (option of 2 bunk beds instead) for a maximum of 10-12 sleeping areas. There are multiple cubbies in each cabin for plenty of space for storing your clothes, etc.. We will provide you with one (we have enough for two per group) small refrigerator per rental for your food. In the Cabent area are composting toilets and showers along with hand sinks. There is also a large fire pit as well for your cooking or camp fire needs.
Camper Tent Areas – Our Camper Tent area will come with up to 4 tents for your “family”. Each tent comes with 8 bunk beds and numerous cubbies for storing all of your items. There are zipper windows if you would like to let some air in. There is a large bath house a few hundred feet away that has walk-in showers, toilet stalls and hand sinks for your use. We will also provide a picnic table and covered area for cooking and a fire pit for a campfire. We will provide you with 4 gallons of ice a day to keep your food cold.
Pitch your own tent – We have a beautiful area in Ramah Valley where you can pitch your own tents. There is a covered pavilion that includes a picnic table and a fire pit. There are composting toilets as well. You will be able to use one of the showers in the Ramah Valley Cabent area which is only a few hundred yards away. We will provide you with 4 gallons of ice a day to keep your food cold.
Wait… you are charging what? Why?
Let’s be clear. Our camp is facing a massive budget shortfall and we spend $325,000 just to maintain our ranch whether or not we welcome one camper or 500. We are running FreshAirBnB in order to offset a small portion of this cost. Yes it is cheaper to camp in the national forest, but let’s face it, camping with a private bathroom this season is worth a massive premium!
You are renting a clean, private, bathroom and shower. For all areas other than the “pitch your own tent” we also are providing a clean sheltered sleeping area on real mattresses. Each area will have a picnic table for eating and cooking as well as a contained fire ring for camp-fires (so long as they are permitted by Jefferson County). You have access to all outdoor spaces on our ranch, so long as you maintain adequate distance from the other family units sharing the ranch with you. Imagine this as a chance to camp on our beautiful ranch.
It’s up to you! The cost of each area is the same whether it is your nuclear family or a family with whom you are co-quarantining.
If you rent the Director’s house you will have access to a full kosher dairy kitchen. (we’ll review the standards for those who choose this option). For all other areas we will have a small covered tent where you can prepare food, and you will have access to a picnic table and fire pit (Please check local forest service in case of fire ban, propane stove might be required). We will however, not be providing any camping gear so please remember to bring your own supplies.
As you would if you were camping in the national forest, you will need to store your food in a bear proof container. This can be a car (bears on our ranch are not likely to break in) or a cabent. For those in the Director’s house and the cabents we will have a fridge to store a limited amount of perishable food. For those camping in their own tents or in our camper tent areas, we will provide up to 4 gallons of ice each day for you to put in your own coolers that should be kept in your car.
Friendly, well behaved dogs are welcome. Please be mindful of the families renting other spaces around camp, and pick up after your dog. We recommend keeping your dog on a leash if you are not confident they will not wander – our ranch is 360 acres!
Electric lighting is provided in the Cabent areas, the Director’s cabin and the bathhouse. We will do trash runs at the end of your stay, and at any point you can also haul your own trash to our bear safe designated garbage area. There is no electricity in the individual camper tents. There will be very limited internet connectivity (3MB up/down) in a portion of the ranch if you need to check emails or make VOIP calls. Video conferencing from the ranch is not possible due to our upload/download speeds. The internet will not reach the sleeping areas.
We will provide hand soap in all bathroom areas. We will not be providing any linen service to local families. Please note that all beds are Twin XL. For families flying in from afar, let us know and we can rent you sheets and towels for an extra $15 pp. (You will still need to bring your own sleeping bags).
We promise to have incredible concerts of chirping birds, awesome sunrises and tranquil starry nights. Depending on the time of month you might even see the beauty of a full moon or the magic of a night under a new moon. Walk towards our creeks and you will hear the soothing sound of rushing water. Aside from that please do not expect our regular Ramah style programs.
In the midst of the Covid 19 outbreak we are taking extra precautions to safeguard our community. As such we will not be lending any equipment to our guests. So If you want to play basketball, please bring one from home. If you need a yoga mat, bike or frisbee, please bring those too. You will have full access to our biking & hiking trails, basketball court, and fields. The bouldering wall will not be open.
Ramah in the Rockies will have a staff member present throughout your stay. If an issue comes up or there is an emergency, you will have a way to reach him/her immediately. Each area will have a radio communication to the person in charge. This person will also greet you when you arrive and explain safety and logistic issues to you (from at least 6 feet away) as part of your ranch orientation.
Our team will clean and sanitize sleeping areas, toilets and showers each Monday. In addition, when you arrive on Tuesday you will sleep in a bed that has not been used for an entire week and use toilets that have not been touched for a week. We are able to do this because we will be rotating the cabins/ tents/ stalls available each week. So not only will all be cleaned, they also will have sat for a week as an extra precaution. If you need to clean during the week, all facilities will have cleaning supplies for you and your family to use.
While our site is fabulous on it’s own, there are also many wonderful things to do and see in the area, below we have included some of our favorites for you to enjoy.
Hiking & Biking on our Property
There are plenty of spots in camp for great hiking and biking including a single trek for those who are interested. We are happy to point them out to you on the camp map.
Boating, Swimming, Fishing and Hiking at Wellington Lake:
Wellington Lake is a privately owned recreation area approximately 10 miles (30 minute drive) from camp. Day use is $10 per adult, $5 per kid, and $5 for parking. A great place to take a picnic and sit by the lakeside for the day! Stand up paddle boards are available for rental.
Please checkout https://www.castlemountainrec.com/day-use for more information.
Biking at Buffalo Creek
Buffalo Creek has a huge range of biking trails. You can find more information about the trails on sites like mtbproject.com. The trails are accessible from camp by bike or car!
Cheesman Canyon Trail & Reservoir
Cheesman Reservoir, owned by Denver Water, is open for recreation. Swimming is not permitted, but you can fish, hike, or boat!
Lost Creek Wilderness Trails
Camp backs up directly to the Lost Creek Wilderness, a section of the Pike & San Isabel National Forest. A favorite day hike is to the Beaver Ponds, about 2 miles outside of camp. You can go further, or use camp as a base for a backpacking trip! We are happy to provide further route suggestions. Bear canisters are recommended if backpacking.
Fishing Permits & Supplies
There is world class fly fishing on the South Platte River, which runs 6 miles from camp (you will drive along it on the way from Denver). Fishing permits are required, and can be secured online through Colorado Parks and Wildlife. There is a small bait & tackle store in Deckers.
There are also other parks a short drive from camp, on the way from Denver:
– Pine Valley Ranch (Jeffco Parks)
– Reynolds Park (Jeffco Parks, best accessed through the Foxton route to camp)
– Staunton (State Park)