The elements and the remoteness are what you make of them
You are -- sort of -- camping, after all. There was the rooster crowing at 4am, a few bugs flying around the bed, and on our summertime trip, a downright cold night. (Collective provides a wood-burning stove which imparts a fantastic smell and rustic experience, but requires you to get out of bed a couple of times a night to reload.) It also rained for much of the evening while Brielle and I were there, which forced us to drink far too much wine at the on-site winery, Vines at Vail. It makes some solid stuff, though, so that is officially not a complaint.
The "Vail" Collective Retreat is actually located about 30 minutes west of town, outside of Wolcott. And there's not a ton going on outside of Wolcott, Colorado. If you're looking to get into a bar or restaurant scene, you've got a decent drive ahead of you. (The town of Edwards has a few decent options, 15 minutes away.) Still, chances are you've come here to get away from it all -- and that's what you're going to get.