Colorado’s First Autonomous Tent Pops Up Near Rocky Mountain National Park
An autonomous tent has popped up near Rocky Mountain National Park, providing people with a luxury glamping experience, in one of the most beautiful places in Colorado.
The building process of the project was featured on an episode of "Building off the Grid" on the DIY Network over a year ago, and the labor of love at the Antler Basin Ranch is finally complete — but what exactly is an autonomous tent anyways?
The creators of these private hideaways call autonomous tents a new kind of sustainable architecture. While they are engineered as a permanent structure, the company who makes them explains they can be raised in just a few days, and also leave no trace when they're taken down. They incorporate all of the luxuries and amenities of home, but the tents do not require a foundation or utilities.
Autonomous tents were designed to be used for both commercial and personal applications. Being that they are resistant to rotting and mildew, and can also withstand extreme weather elements like heat and snow, these structures can be installed pretty much anywhere and will always provide warmth, comfort, and privacy.
Antler Basin Ranch has named their new autonomous tent the Grand Outlook, which is perfect, because guests who stay here get 360-degree views of Rocky Mountain National Park and the Indian Peaks wilderness. The tent has a custom fabricated wooden frame, and a canvas shell that covers the 650 sq. feet. of living space. Although it's off-grid, the rustic tent offers all of the comforts of a 4-star hotel. Inside the lavish and insulated interior, there's a king-size bed, full bathroom, bar and comfy sitting area with a gas fireplace. There's also solar power, water tanks, a full septic system, and an outdoor firepit too.
Rental season for the Rocky Mountains' first autonomous tent lasts from March 1-October 31. You can book your stay at the Grand Outlook here.
6 'Easiest' 14ers To Hike in Colorado