Inspiring Stories

A resource for nature lovers, environmental stewards, explorers, sustainable lifestyle advocates & community activists. Enjoy this compilation of stories from our travels across the globe told through blogs, pictures & video.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

Margaret Mead

 Glamping Yurt and Spring Flowers

Camping season is here and our backcountry is coming to life with the beautiful colors of spring.

It's always such an exciting time for us in the campground getting ready to host our glamping tribe.

 Rami and Shantel Hipcamp Top Performing Host


2020 was a very difficult year for small businesses across the country. It was a challenging year for entrepreneurship in general, with so many new changes and regulations, economic uncertainty, as well as the sudden shift in consumer habits brought about by COVID-19.

The travel and hospitality sectors were one of the hardest hit, as a result of the pandemic. Most travel and tourism companies are still dealing with the aftermath and trying to find ways of navigating this reality that has been referred to as the "new normal." Although we were faced with over 5 months of shut-downs at the onset of our 3rd year in operation with the Cleveland National Forest - we were determined to make 2020 a year of record growth for our company. It was a pivotal year of decisive action and business growth for the outdoor recreation industry, in general

Mountain Made candlesWe couldn’t be more excited to announce our first featured business for our #SupportLocal initiative, Mountain Made!

Mountain Made is a small business dedicated to providing a quality line of locally-made merchandise that allows you to bring home a piece of the mountains and support the local community through your purchase; founded and operated by lifetime Julian local, Eva Hatch.

Regulars Wanted Owners We’re thrilled to announce the return of our #SupportLocal initiative and this week we're featuring our favorite local cafe, Regulars Wanted Beanery!

Regulars Wanted Beanery serves the beautiful town of Julian specialty coffee, tea, baked goods, breakfast, lunch, craft beer, and wine. It's owned and operated by the lovely Jenifer & Christian Eggert.

What inspired the creation of Regulars Wanted? What’s your mission?

Lions Den Glamping site at Burnt Rancheria - Aerial photo

Stay With us at Lion's Den | Burnt Rancheria Campground

We’ve got some exciting news to share today. Burnt Rancherica campground will be opening up early this year! We’re scheduled to be opening on the 5th of March and we can’t wait to host you. You can book Lions Den as soon as the weekend of March 5th and we’re working as fast as we can to get Deer Peak and Eagles Nest outfitted. Those should be available starting the weekend of March 12th. We’ll keep you posted.

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