I wrote my first post about Glamping a few years ago. At that time, Glamping was a new concept that I had read about in Sunset Magazine. Since then, the once novel notion has exploded into a huge industry. It’s mid summer and the height of camping season, so lets explore.
A quick Google search will land you on a plethora of sites, Each state seems to have their own unique set of Glamping spots that are unique to the region and clientele.
There’s the cabins in the Grand Teton’s, Wyoming – built for near year round enjoyment.
The Paws Up Resort in Montana offers several configurations of the “tent-rooms.” I’m sure you could find one to match your family size and needs. These are truly luxury accommodations set in plein air structures.
Many offer ensuite baths. Does this look like it is in a tent?
This safari style tent is located near White River National Forest, Colorado.
At Sandy Pines Campground in Kennebunkport Main, you can choose from select Glamping sites that have been curated by New England interior designers. Take a look at the article featured in a recent issue of Boston Magazine. I think I could be pretty comfy in any one of them, but this one is my favorite. I think it’s because it juxtaposes mid century lines with nature and the outdoors. Interesting – no?
Entrepreneurs are jumping on the bandwagon, offering pre-made Glamping tents and accessories…
to companies offering pop-up services to accommodate venues for weddings, concerts and other outdoor events. Wow, right?
It may be a fun adventure, however, I’m not much of a camper. You might talk me into spending a few nights in a motor home or tow trailer, but this might just be too much blending of nature and comfort for me. I love the idea of sitting on those platforms, sipping a cup of coffee or having a glass of wine, and those cushy beds would be much preferred to a sleeping bag and air mattress. But what about all the critters that might want to share those comfy accommodations with the occupants. One sign of a snake or a bear and I would be outta there. You?
So if you are up for a little camping, or Glamping, check out some of the offerings near you. Some are uber expensive, but others are very reasonable. You just might be surprised.
Until next time…