Are you looking for the coolest camping experience ever? Look no further. While it's not your regular RV experience, this time, let’s turn your glamping game up a notch, relive retro vibes, and dive into the ultimate throwback experience in your own vintage Volkswagen Van. As featured on the History Channels, Rust Valley Restorers, and a spotlight on Dragons Den, this groovy campground is located just 17 km west of the town of Golden, in beautiful British Columbia. Camping in the Woods is a rustic-boutique camping adventure for all to enjoy.
How it all Began
The heartbeat of adventure lies within Jeremiah Woods’ dream of restoring vintage VW vans. Woods, a local resident of the picturesque town of Golden, and an avid lover of Volkswagen buses, successfully pitched his retro camping idea to the well-known panel of ruthless investors on the popular show, Dragon’s Den. With the help of his companion Avery Shoaf, a fellow lover of vintage VWs, and restoration wizard, Woods' dream became a reality. All while hosting a nostalgic experience for people to stay in and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. These beauties are not just vehicles; they’re time machines. Each van comes with a personality of its own, boasting retro colours, timeless designs, and that distinct “VW” charm. Whether you’re an old-school hippie at heart or just appreciate the aesthetic of bygone eras, these vans will make you feel like you are glamping in a different decade.
Booking your Retro Getaway
So how do you get in on this one-of-a-kind camping adventure? Head over to Camping in the Woods and browse through their fleet of vintage VWs. The accommodations each feature their own unique history and style, from the bright yellow bus, nicknamed, “The Big-Le-Bus-Ski”, to the “Tie Dye Express”, you’ll find a range of buses to suit your style. Once you have picked your dream van, simply follow the booking process on their user-friendly Airbnb booking site. You’ll be guided through the steps, making the entire process as smooth as Tennessee Whiskey. And before you know it, you’ll be ready to swap stories with friends, laugh with loved ones, roast a few marshmallows, or simply lounge and soak in the laid-back vibe. Camping in the Woods is where memories are woven, and friendships are kindled.
Need to Know
Each campsite is equipped with quaint picket fences, picnic tables, lanterns and string lights. The rustic vans supply a comfortable bed for two, cozy bedding, BBQ, and stove. The only things guests need to bring are food, camping supplies, water, plenty of bug spray, and of course, all the good Beatnik vibes. This is the essence of glamping, bringing together all things retro.
Adventures Beyond the Campground
While the campground itself is a trove of wonder, Golden and the surrounding area offer adventure aplenty. Take a hike to the high alpine to embrace the breathtaking surroundings, check out the plethora of mountain bike trails, or go white-water rafting on the mighty Kicking Horse River. Explore two of Canada’s highest suspension bridges, ziplining, canyon swing and mountain coaster, at the Golden Skybridge and Adventure Park, and take in the thrill and sheer beauty of the Rocky and Purcell Mountain ranges.
Camping in the Woods offers more than just a camping trip – it’s an immersive experience that transports you to a time of groovy tunes, tie-dye shirts, and carefree vibes. With this convoy of vintage Volkswagen Vans, and a campground buzzing with positive energy, this is a destination that promises adventure, relaxation, and the opportunity to relive the past in the coolest way possible. Pack your bags, embrace your inner hippie and relax in style. An adventure that’s as epic as the landscapes that surround it.
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