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The Starlite Campground
Denver, Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Awesome retro campground!!!”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

We just got back from a really fun weekend by the Royal Gorge. Don't let the news reports of fires in Colorado keep you from visiting, everything was great and beautiful! Be sure and stay in a classic retro camper at the Starlite Classic Campground. We stayed in the Tacy, reminansce of the Lucy and Desi movie, the Long, Long Trailer. Super comfortable and pristinely clean. Sylvia and Larry are the owners and couldn't be any nicer and making you feel right at home and really welcome. There are great Segway tours right across the street, ilean ride, highly recommend doing that and the train ride through the gorge. Just a really fun family weekend, great memories with our teenagers.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Timberon, New Mexico
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

We are fortunate to have found the STARLITE over two weeks ago!Facility is very clean, fresh flowers in the restroom, 5 star laundry and a dog park with an incredible view. We have stayed before and after the fire. ! This is so much more than a campground!! An experience!! The vintage trailers are amazing, the view of the Royal Gorge bridge is visible from our "windshield" 24/7. As the sun sets-WELL you have to see it to believe it!!!!! Sylvia and Larry treat their guests like family which is so fitting with the retro theme! It is truly who they are. As we are sad to leave, next visit we are going to park our 40ft diesel pusher and travel back to the past and stay in one of the vintage trailers. Make Starlite your destination. Kindest Regards, Nancy & Charles Marshall

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2013

Just enjoyed a weekend at Starlight. I was expecting a typical campground but was so impressed, I need to write a review! Sylvia and her team are so darling and attentive. I was with a large group and everyone was so impressed. I brought my own pop-up but those in our group who rented the restored old campers just loved them. Best family photo op EVER. Also there is so much to do in this area. Starlight campground was a great home base between activities and a great feeling of 'home' to bunk down in.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Nokomis, Illinois, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Me and my family of 4 and our 5th member(our dog) found one of the best camping grounds we have ever visited. The staff is incredible, the view is incredible. The facilities here were some of the cleanest we have ever come across. Their store has everything and the classic theme is just out of this world. The kids really enjoyed their clean pool and the bikes for free to ride around!! We really cant say enough about this campground, while it is close to main highway to the Royal Gorge you never noticed the traffic. We will definitely be regulars on our trips through here. The prices is half the major campgrounds while not having to pay for the extra's. Sylvia is an incredible host and you just feel like you belong! (We brought our own "classic" popup Apache) but their vintage campers to rent per night were just something special to see and something I would take over a hotel room anyday! If your coming to this area or to see the RG you HAVE to check this place out. Thank you so much for being so kind to my family!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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9 reviews
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

Last summer I was looking for a place to take the wife for our anniversery that would be unique and fun. The wife wasn't much into camping until I found this place with its restored campers from the 1950's 60's and 70's all available for rent. We spent the weekend there enjoying the campsite as much as the local attractions. The camp staff were extremely friendly in getting us set up in the "Flamingo" rental. Saturday night they showed a movie outdoors for all the campers to come and watch under the stars. They had a nice comfortable swimming pool to refresh in. It was well worth the stay, and the experience of staying in a vitage camper inspired the wife and I to buy our own vintage camper. We have since made the trip back (215 miles) just to enjoy their hospitality again. And we are planning at least two trips back this year.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2012

I stayed at the Starlite Campground in September of 2012. I rented on of the classic campers (Ginny) for two nights and was SO happy I did. It's surrounded by tons to do, but still secluded enough that you get the privacy of camping. The camper was adorable, all decorated and cozy. And the laundry facilities and bathrooms were very clean and welcoming. They have a playground area where I was able to sit on a swing and look up at the stars. Sylvia and Larry, the owners, were charming and so hospitable. DEFINITELY make this a stop on your trip if you're able.

Room Tip: Spring for one of the classic campers. They are well worth it and SO unique!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Colorful Colorado, United States
Level 6 Contributor
213 reviews
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

The atmosphere at this campground is fun and exciting! The owners, Sylvia and Larry, are so friendly and helpful, they really make it worth the trip! They let us chose our campsite once we arrived and were very easy to work with! We met my husbands twin brother and our sister-in-law here for our Husbands August 12th Birthdays, they rented the Ginny, which was adorable and clean! The campground is clean and on the same road to the Royal Gorge entrance which made it so easy to get to and spend the day, we stopped at the small train along the way along with several fun gift shops, including the one at the Starlite! There is a good restaurant across the street from the campground, we had a great dinner there and a Birthday Breakfast there too! The outdoor "drive-in" movie was alot of fun with all the other campers! We would highly recommend and will send everyone here that is looking for a unique camping experience!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: The Starlite Campground
Address: 30 County Road 3a, Canon City, CO 81212-9729
Location: United States > Colorado > Canon City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Canon City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a restored Retro campground and RV park, with sites, cabins and Professionally Restored Vintage Trailers available.The area is filled with exciting and relaxing activites; white water rafting, horseback rides, helitours, jeep trips, hiking, biking, fishing, the Royal Gorge Bridge and so much more! ... more   less 

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