Now that summer is in full swing and the vacation season is heating up, travelers all over the country are looking for the perfect spots to relax and unwind. Families are packing up their kids and coolers and heading to the nation’s hottest places to enjoy the warmth and soak up the sun. The sizzling beaches of the coasts, the sweltering cities of the south, and the scorched landscapes of the western deserts team with holidaymakers from across the U.S. But although many of us are generally inclined to seek sunny destinations at this time of year, the sweat, sizzle and blistering heat that are part and parcel to the American summer are not for everyone.
Some of us seek cooler pastures, like the shade of the forests, the breezes of the mountains and the fresh chill of the northern oceans. There is still snow in the Sierra’s in July and the coastal waters of Maine are still hanging on to that winter nip. So if you are in search of an escape from the heat…looking for a break from the onslaught of UV rays, baked beach bodies, and salty bath water, we’ve got a couple of glamping getaways that are sure to cool you down.
Across the Bay Tent & Breakfast Adventure Company – Alaska.
Nestled in the Kachemak Bay, near the picturesque fishing town of Homer in southern Alaska, Across the Bay offers all of the things one would find in hotter locations (woods, lakes, streams and beaches) but at much more comfortable temperatures. Their quaint and cozy sleeping quarters are carpeted tent cabins and they boast some of the finest washrooms in Alaska, with stained glass, framed art and all.
Guests can participate in activities such as sea kayaking, mountain biking and fishing and they also specialize in workshops for the more artistically inclined.
Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes – Washington
Summer is cool on San Juan Island and Lakedale Resort is just the place to enjoy it. Situated on eighty-two acres of woodland and lakes, Lakedale is not only a first-class resort, but a glamping getaway as well. Their spacious canvas cabins dot the coastlines of the nearby lakes, each providing a comfy sleeper sofa, fire ring, picnic table, and your very own deck to enjoy the views. Their even more luxurious canvas cottage has a king-sized bed, chandelier and private bathroom. All guests have access to the resort’s activities, which include hiking, whale watching and nature walks.
For more glamping ideas that will help take the sizzle out of summer, visit Glamping Hub.
Posted by on 8/23/2011