Campground Review: Kebler Corner RV Park and Cabins

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Looking for a great riverside campground in the Colorado mountains? Check out Kebler Corner RV park and Cabins in Gunnison County Colorado. Read on for more details about this RV Park and the surrounding area.

Location of Kebler Corner

Kebler Corner RV Park is located on the west side of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado next to a state park and near the small mining town of Somerset.  It is also less than two hours from Aspen, and less than one hour from Crested Butte (when Highway 12 is open during the summer).

Right off highway 133, near McClure pass and Kebler pass, between Hotchkiss and Carbondale, Colorado. They describe their location as the corner of wilderness and main.

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Area Attractions

Kebler Corner campground is an attraction in itself. The beautiful riverside location and amenities might find many visitors staying in the campground during their whole visit. But, there are some great hiking trails, boating and fishing nearby depending on the season.

The beautiful mountain towns of Redstone, Marble, Crested Butte and Aspen are not far away. And the North Fork Valley, filled with wineries, local produce, live music and festivals is only sixteen miles away too.

Though it is nestled in the mountains, it is not high altitude, so the weather is moderate and enjoyable most of the year, allowing it to be open from May through November.  The campground normally closes in the winter. Summer temps mostly have daytime highs in the 80s F and some 90s, and lows in the 60s. 

Within a two hour drive there are hot springs (Glenwood Springs and Ouray), Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Parks, white water river rafting, and virtually unlimited mountain region activities.

Amenities and Activities at Kebler Corner

Kebler Corner is a relatively small campground, on a large and scenic property.  There are currently around 22 RV sites, and eight cabins. They do have plans to expand in the future.

Perhaps the best amenity offered by Kebler Corner is the location itself.  Located right alongside a river in a mountain valley with mountain views, we have to say it is pretty special.  

Kebler Corner also has a hammocks around the property, hummingbird feeders, a playground, small bike park, workout area, horseshoes, group fire pit, and some sites even have herb gardens. There is a frisbee golf course, and a soccer field. And hiking trails and bouldering are accessible from the property. They are adding a sand volleyball court, and upgrading the playground in the summer of 2021.

If you like fishing, know that they are flies only, and catch and release. NO rods or spinners. And they limit the river to 6 fishermen at a time, to protect Colorado’s resources.

It is a really great location because when at your campsite, you feel like you are really getting away from town. Especially with the sounds of rushing water from the river and the many birds. They also bring in live music on some weekends.

Front porch of main welcome building with a mountain view and hummingbird feeders

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Practical Amenities

There are very clean bathrooms and a small laundry room. Kebler Corner also has an overflow parking area for folks that bring boats, or cargo trailers with their adventure toys. Another rare amenity are stalls/paddocks for those traveling with horses.

There is also a covered outdoor area for group gatherings, and a group fire pit down by the river, surrounded by little solar lanterns, which makes it easy to find in the dark.

Kebler Corner also has a great campground store, with camping gear, gifts, T-shirts, and a very well stocked liquor store. They also sell autographed copies of our book. You can also get ice, firewood, and snacks.

They do collect your trash from your campsite at 10am each morning. And friendly pets are welcome, on a leash.

Mail / WIFI

Kebler Corner has very good WIFI for internet connectivity.  Which is especially important because Cellular connectivity is virtually non-existent on all three major cell phone carriers.  But the WIFI means that your smartphone can make calls over WIFI.

It is a somewhat remote location, so if you are planning on receiving any packages or mail, it would probably be best to have them delivered to the post office in a nearby town. Call to check with the campground office on their current policy.

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RV Site Layout and Types at Kebler Corner

All 22 RV sites are well groomed gravel, and include picnic table, fire pit, landscaping and access to green areas. Most RV sites are shaded by large trees.

Sites are close to level, so very few RVs needed leveling blocks.  Power for all sites is at least 20/30amp, and about half also have 50amp.  RV sites are all full hook-up (electric, water and sewer). 

The RV sites are a bit narrow, but make up for it in being long, and backing up into green areas adjacent.  Most sites have a nice berm with plants that provide some privacy toward the back of the site.

RV sites are all back-in, Some sites will only fit 25’ RVs, but most will accommodate larger (35’+ RVs), and are angled instead of 90 degrees for easier access.  But, it is worth noting that most require backing from the passenger, not driver side which is not as common.  We would consider Kebler Corner RV Park to be big rig friendly because the single road was easy to navigate with no sharp curves.  

Tent sites are also available in a separate area. Tents are not allowed on RV sites, but if you are comfortable without hookups, you might choose a tent site for your RV to save a few bucks, or when the regular RV sites are full. Tent sites are primitive with no water, power or shade. But they do have a picnic table and fire pit, and are in a large flat open area, right by the river.

Cabins and Rooms at Kebler Corner

Kebler Corner offers a variety of cabins for those who don’t have an RV, or who want a break from their RV.  There are eight different cabins/rooms available, and depending on which one you chose, can accommodate 2-6 guests. 

Cabins range from very basic structures with no electricity or plumbing, to a recently renovated 2 bedroom cabin with kitchen, and bathroom. All allow pets for an additional fee. For more information on individual cabins check them out here: https://www.keblercorner.com/our-cabins

PROS

  • Beautiful riverside mountain location, in desirable area of Colorado
  • Great, well stocked onsite store
  • Good campground WIFI (fiber)
  • RV sites, cabins and tent sites
  • Well kept and maintained property
  • Friendly and professional owners and staff

CONS

  • Closed in the winter
  • Only half of the sites offer 50amp power
  • Cellular coverage in the area is limited
  • The nearest grocery store is a 20-30 minute drive

Rates at Kebler Corner RV Park and Cabins

With multiple accommodation options, the rates vary significantly.

Tent sites or boondocking RV sites start at $30.  Full hook up RV sites start at $55. Holiday weekends may require a minimum 2 night stay.

Our most recent weekday stay cost $119.80 for 2 nights including tax.

Cabins/Lodging

Cabins range from $75/night to $375/night depending on which cabin. Additional fees apply if you have pets.  There is a wide range of Cabin options. Click here to learn more about Cabin and room options. Holiday weekends may require a minimum 2 night stay.

Summary

Kebler Corner is a hidden gem. It only opened in 2019 so it is still getting discovered. It is nestled in a beautiful location, and with it’s small boutique size and warm, friendly staff, it feels like a cozy and special getaway location where you can really relax. It’s also a wonderful launchpad for other mountain adventures. We have stayed here twice already in 2021, and expect to return again, as it is fast becoming a favorite.

You can meet the campground owner Emily St Ruth in this quick campfire safety tips video. Emily and her husband Paul are passionate about educating their guests and others about fire safety. 

We hope you enjoy your stay at Kebler Corner as much as we have!

Contact Information

To find out more or to make a reservation, contact:

Kebler Corner

Address:
Kebler Corner Cabins and RV Park
30682 County Road 12
Somerset, CO 81434

Phone: 970.929.5029
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.keblercorner.com

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Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any campground, RV park or RV resort, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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