What is Eco-Tourism (and why is it the next big trend in travel)?

By David Pope

With Earth Day right around the corner on April 22nd, Glamping Hub is taking the time to highlight the importance of sustainable, eco-friendly travel. This week, we're checking in with Cameron Brown of The Thriving Collective, who's here to tell us what exactly eco-tourism is and why it's shaping up to be the next big thing in the travel industry.

What is eco-tourism?

Eco-tourism is all about traveling in a way that is responsible and deliberate—to affect global, positive change for the individual, the broader community, and the planet as a whole.

This sort of self-aware tourism is rapidly becoming a big trend in the travel industry and is set to become even more influential in the future. More and more people around the world—in many areas of life, both personally and professionally—are searching for that which gives them more meaning, something that gives them a sense of purpose, and above all that which allows them to really connect with something greater than themselves.

Eco-tourism is about using travel as a means to achieve this in a sustainable and purposeful way that is of benefit to not just the traveler, but the planet as a whole. On a more individual sense, it's about helping people to experience just what makes travel so special.

If, when traveling, you're just staying in a resort the whole time and not getting out and exploring your surroundings, you're really missing out on what makes travel so special. It's a unique experience that lets you take in another culture, see a spectacular piece of nature, and see what it is that makes that part of the world so beautiful. And again, most importantly, it's about making it easier to connect with something greater than yourself.

Why not give eco-tourism a try for yourself? This yurt rental is the perfect fit for a family.

Why should we take part in eco-tourism?

What I've found personally is that when I'm engaging in travel and experiencing and exploring new cultures and places, whether it be Idyllwild, California; northern Argentina; Columbia; or Costa Rica, these different places all have different reasons for why they are so special. It's so much harder to appreciate and respect these reasons if you're not out there exploring and experiencing it for yourself. What can happen then, if you're able to get out and discover it for yourself, on your own terms, is that this new experience is able to increase your compassion for that place and for the natural landscape that supports it.

Consequently, this kind of travel heightens your awareness of how and why to start making decisions, and taking actions, in a way that is of benefit to the planet as a whole. I really believe that this is a really important part of travel in general. Tourism can truly change the world, but only if we are doing it in a way that is thoughtful, self-aware, and purposeful.

How do I become an eco-tourist?

When it comes to being an eco-tourist, whether it is within the U.S. or abroad to other parts of the world, the questions that we should always be asking ourselves are:

  1. Is this going to be good for me?
  2. Is this going to be good for others?
  3. Is this going to be good for the planet?

When it comes to planning a vacation, a lot of people really only focus on the first one: "Is this going to be good for me? Am I going to enjoy myself?"

And to be fair, that's really important! People should be able to enjoy themselves on vacation (that's kind of the point, of course!), especially if they've had a really stressful working year and are taking this time to get away from it all. But to be a conscious and sustainable traveler, and to thus be an eco-traveler or an eco-tourist, it's vital to ask yourself those other two questions.

Yes, this is good for me, and yes, I'm going to enjoy myself, but is it good for others? This can be as simple as making sure that if you are traveling with others, whether they be family or friends, that it's good for them. But, more importantly, it's about ensuring that this travel is going to be good for the local community that you are visiting.

"Eco-tourism is about traveling in a way that is responsible and deliberate, to affect global, positive change."

I was recently traveling through Costa Rica, and I heard plenty of anecdotes from the people living there about how their communities were receiving barely any money from the commercial tourist cruise ships that flock to their shores each year. In cases like this, which happen every day in every part of the world, tourism is really not supporting the local community. This type of travel is not self-aware, it's not purposeful, and it's not sustainable. To be a deliberate eco-tourist is then to ask yourself; is what I am engaging in beneficial to the people who are supporting my travel here?

The third question we need to be considering is that of our impact on the global eco-system as a whole. Is this good for the planet? Given the increasing number of tourists who travel and base their stay in a resort for their entire experience, this question is more important today than ever before.

The need for new, luxury resorts in close proximity to spectacular scenery is causing bulldozing in these pristine environments at an alarming rate, gradually encroaching on and destroying those very same beautiful areas that they are striving to give their guests access to in the first place.

While spending time in these high-end resorts can be a totally acceptable part of even an eco-vacation, it's important to make this choice in a deliberate and self-aware manner and to also make sure that you're spending some time out in other areas, as well. Not only will this exploration give you an increased sense of discovery, and hopefully allow you to connect with something greater than yourself, you'll also know that you're doing your part to make the world a better place.

The importance of eco-tourism

Eco-tourism, then, is about acting in a way that is responsible and deliberate. It's part of a broader lifestyle choice that sees our impact on the world as something that is within our power to change. Utilizing travel as a means to make positive change in the world is not a new concept, but it is one that is surely more important now than ever before.

Thanks to Cameron for that insightful and inspiring piece! Be sure to check out his other fantastic work over at The Thriving Collective.

If you're looking to plan your own experience in eco-tourism, head over to Glamping Hub's collection of our most eco-friendly rentals right now!

A Valentine's Day Story

By David Pope

Here at Glamping Hub, we're in the business of making memories. We receive stories from our unique guests and hosts every day, describing how their most recent getaway was an experience that they'll never forget. To celebrate Valentine's Day this year, we're going to share one of the most romantic and heartwarming of these stories with you!

For Jordan and Brian, it all began with a business trip to Colorado...

Jordan and Brian's Glamping Adventure

Jordan and Brian go glamping
Meet Brian and Jordan, the stars of our Valentine's Day story!

Jordan: I've worked professionally in the corporate event and travel industry for the past five years, based out of Atlanta, Georgia. Last August, I was scheduled to have a business trip to Denver, Colorado, so my boyfriend, Brian, and I decided to take advantage of this by extending my stay and using the extra time to take a much-needed vacation!

We knew from the start that, where ever we ended up staying, this was going to be a special trip. Brian is a super-nervous flyer and hadn't actually boarded a plane in over 10 years! So we were ready to make sure that this trip was one that we wouldn't quickly forget.

In the end, Brian agreed to fly from our home in Atlanta to Denver, where he'd meet me at my office so that we could begin our journey together. The only thing left to was find a special place to enjoy our adventure together! After plenty of research, and by pinging ideas off of the rest of my travel agency colleagues, we stumbled upon Glamping Hub.

We were looking for an adventurous and unique accommodation that would still allow us the luxury amenities that we're used to from our previous travels. Much to our surprise, after a brief search through Glamping Hub's listings, we quickly found "the one."

The safari tent Jordan and Brian stayed in during their glamping adventure.
Jordan and Brian decided to book their glamping adventure at this stunning safari tent near the Arapaho National Forest in Colorado.

Booking our safari tent overlooking the Arapaho National Forest through Glamping Hub was seamless. Everything fell perfectly into place. We submitted our booking request, and a few emails later, our trip was officially confirmed and ready to go! Our spectacular host for our stay, Emily, reached out to us immediately after we'd submitted our booking, via the Glamping Hub site.

She welcomed us, welcomed our questions, and welcomed any requests we may have had, as well! Being a travel agent, I, of course, requested a few things to enhance our trip. Little did I know, however, that Brian had a few special requests of his own that he kept secret from me during our booking process!

Jordan with a bouquet of flowers waiting for her at her safari tent.

Here's a snippet of Jordan and Brian's review of their stay in Colorado:
The photos and descriptions of this beautiful ranch, however accurate, don't even begin to do it justice! This property is absolutely stunning—a must-see! Right near the foothills of Rocky Mountain National Park, the safari tent is located at the end of a dirt road that follows alongside the most scenic lake we have ever seen! The ranch is remote, intimate, and postcard-worthy.

Once we arrived at the glamping site, we were greeted by our hosts and other excited guests, all with big smiles on their faces! I was thinking to myself, "People in Colorado have even more hospitality than us southerners!" I later discovered that they were all in on the big surprise that Brian had in store for me.

After checking into the ranch, we made our way up the dirt road that hugs a beautiful lake before winding its way through the foothills of the Rocky Mountains to the door of our beautiful accommodation. There stood our safari tent, accompanied by our own private deck and fire pit, overlooking the property's private lake!

The private lake at the foothills of this glamping site on the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

Our glamping adventure had just begun, and already it was a fantastic experience. We were immersed in one of the most beautiful places in the world, in a one-of-a-kind accommodation. I already knew this trip was more special than the rest. What I didn't know, however, was that there was a surprise waiting for me beyond the zipper of our tent. What I found inside changed my life forever!

The interior of the safari tent decorated for the proposal.

The tent was decorated with rose petals, lit by the warm, flickering glow of plenty of candles, and quickly became flooded by my tears! In the center of the room, upon the bed, sat a sign that read "Will You Marry Me?" I was stunned! I couldn't believe how beautiful this moment was. I also couldn’t believe that Brian and everyone at the glamping site (who were complete strangers) had come together to make all of this possible. This was a dream come true. And, after I composed myself, I SAID YES!

Jordan with her engagement ring at the glamping site
A very happy Brian after he proposed to Jordan!
A very excited Jordan, and a very happy (or maybe relieved?) Brian, after the proposal!

We truly are forever grateful to Glamping Hub, as well as Emily and the other fantastic hosts at our Colorado glamping experience for helping us get to our "Happily Ever After." This spectacular place now has such a special spot in our hearts—we can't wait to return for our anniversaries!

The engagement ring!

Thanks to Jordan and Brian for sharing that story with our Glamping Hub community—we wish them all the luck in the world!

Why not get started on planning your own romantic glamping getaway and head over to our handpicked collection of unique accommodations? From all of us here at Glamping Hub, happy Valentine's Day!

Glamping Trip Ideas for Valentine's Day 2018

By David Pope

Love is in the air—not the thick and polluted air of the city, but the fresh air of the great outdoors. This year, why not treat that special someone to a Valentine's Day they'll never forget, with a unique glamping getaway near you? Glamping Hub is here to help you with all things love and adventure, so we've put together some of our top trip ideas for making memories that will last a lifetime.

Chuck the chocolates, forget the flowers, and ditch the diamonds because Valentine's Day isn't a time for things—it's a time for unforgettable romance.

Adorable Tipis in the Woods of Oregon

Stay in these quirky tipis on a woodland retreat in Oregon for a completely secluded getaway this Valentine's Day.

Escape to the peace and quiet of rural Oregon to enjoy an intimate immersion into nature this Valentine's Day. These quirky tipi rentals offer an atmosphere of romance in the midst of a pristine landscape, perfect for getting away from the distractions keeping you from your special someone.

Unique Tented Cabins for Rent in Kings Canyon National Park, California

Fly as high as cupid when you stay in these luxury tents among the trees of a Californian national park.

They say that love makes your spirit soar above the trees. Well, with a Valentine's Day getaway to a luxury tented cabin like these ones, high above the sequoia boughs, your body won't be far behind. Aside from the elegant rental, included in the daily rate of this site are meals prepared in the fine-dining alfresco pavilion, so that you won't have to lift a finger to keep the romance high on the agenda.

Romantic Safari Tent Rental in Woodlands of Olympia

Tucked away in the lush, green woodlands of Washington is this romantic safari tent, perfect for enjoying a secluded Valentine's Day getaway. In addition to the cozy king-size bed, there is also a fireplace to add that extra spark to the romantic ambiance—plus a spot for cuddling up!

Unique Bell Tent Camping near San Antonio, Texas

Everyting is bigger in Texas, even the romance!

Gazing over the stark and austere beauty of the Texas Hill Country from the private deck of this unique bell tent near San Antonio is sure to invite contemplation and romance. With a surprising amount of space and a comfy queen-size bed, this quiet retreat seems made for lovers!

Luxury Safari Tents in Enchanting Finger Lakes Region, Upstate New York

If love is an adventure, then a safari tent makes for an appropriate accommodation, right?

The Finger Lakes region of New York is perfect for romance, with quiet forests and rolling hills cascading into fertile valleys covered in a thick blanket of winding vines bursting with fruit and color. With this romantic safari tent rental, you'll be able to treat your Valentine to all this and more! So go on, book it now, romance waits for no one.

Looking for more romantic destinations in which to spoil that special someone? Check out the rest of our listings over at Glamping Hub and let your inner romantic shine. Looking for stuff to do on your romantic getaway? How about these picnic ideas?

The Top 5 National Parks to Visit in Winter

By David Pope

For those of us who love the serenity, scenery, and all-round splendor of nature, winter can start to be a drag. Sure, snow looks great on T.V. and from behind the thick curtains of a well-heated house, but it kind of limits options for outdoor activities that don't include fixing bits of fiberglass to your feet and hurtling down slopes at breakneck speed. Luckily, we're here to make sure that the whites of a snowy winter don't make you blue.

You might think that National Parks aren't the most intuitive place to head to at this time of year, but all across the U.S., there are landscapes that offer an escape from dreary, winter twilights. And with free entry just around the corner, thanks to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, there's no excuse for staying indoors this January!

Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

Hawaii must surely be the first choice of destination for anyone trying to forget that it's winter. Despite being in the middle of the colder period (hooilo), the average daily temperature is still a balmy 78°F (25.6°C). If that doesn't get your pulse racing, then you should check yourself for the onset of hypothermia.

Not only that, but Volcanoes National Park promises to offer plenty of unique terrain to discover—from jungle trails to volcanic rock. More intrepid glampers can even try a climb up Kīlauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes!

Why not completely immerse yourself in nature by staying in a secluded tree house rental near Volcanoes National Park?

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park makes for a captivating getaway in any season, but winter brings a whole new side to this spectacular scenery. The rust red hues of the world's largest collection of hoodoos (the eye-catching towers of rock) become capped with pure white snow, but the desert climate happily keeps the temperatures from dropping below freezing.

Clear winter skies also bring fantastic stargazing, so make sure to bring plenty of warm clothing to stay warm while taking in the Milky Way.

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

This one is for the snow lovers. If you're looking to do some incredible skiing or snowboarding this winter, you can't ignore what Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park has to offer. With more than 60 majestic peaks above 12,000 feet high, these slopes are sure to inspire adventure and get adrenaline pumping.

Come back to warmth and comfort when you stay in this ski cabin rental near world-class ski resorts.

Everglades National Park, Florida

There are some travelers who say that visiting the Everglades National Park in winter is actually far preferable to going in warmer months. And it's not hard to see why—with lower water levels drawing rare local fauna, such as the gray fox and white-tailed deer, with the added bonus of fewer mosquitoes!

Plus, bird watchers are in for a treat, as migratory birds make Florida their home for the cold season.

Death Valley National Park

The hottest place on Earth can swelter in temperatures over 120°F (48.9°C) in summer, so winter is probably a much better time to visit Death Valley National Park, with a daily average of only 70°F (21.1°C).

This is the largest National Park in the contiguous United States, and with low-angled light casting dramatic shadows, this scenery is a photographer's dream.

Enjoy warm winter nights with this Native American-style tipi rental in the Mojave Desert near Death Valley.

Looking for more getaways to help beat the winter blues? Check out glampinghub.com for more luxury rentals, or head to our blog for more travel tips, tricks, and accommodations.

Top Fishing Tips for Glampers

By David Pope

Glamping is shore-ly the best way to explore the great outdoors in style and comfort, with some-fin for every type of traveler! While for some, the peace and quiet of secluded glampsites are enough to inspire relaxation and tranquility, for others, it's the call of outdoor activity that sparks a getaway. So why not par-hake in that classic camping experience, and add some fishing to your glamping trip? Here are our top tips to help you get started! Sweet breams are made of this!

1. Choosing the location

fishing vacation rental in canada

Canada makes for the perfect place to sit back, relax, and enjoy a day by the water.
Whether you're looking for a roe-mantic (or is that row-mantic...) cabin or a spacious lodge for groupers, the location of your glamping getaway can make or break your fishing trip.

No matter if fishing is the sole reason for your glampventure, or if your just tackle-ing it on, making sure that you choose the right location is of paramount importance. Some lakes and rivers require permits or licenses, so be sure to check that your rental matches your needs.

2. Packing for the fish

Wahoo! You've booked your stay, so what next? We don't want to carp on about this, but preparation really is the name of the game. Mahi-king sure that you've researched what fish are nearby will help ensure that you stock the right type of bait, as well as the best practices for catching them.

Luxurious Cliffside Cabin Rental with Private Pool in Canyon Lake, Texas

Enjoy the views of Canyon Lake from this stunning cabin.

3. Learning the craft

Fishing, like any other sport, requires plenty of training and knowledge, so prepare yourself with plenty of tips, or even take a lesson! Thatfishing.com has plenty of tips and tricks for knowing the trade and even offers up a handy guide for beginners, so be sure to check them out. Mullet over, but to enjoy your trip, you've cod to prepare!


Start your morning right at this glamping site. You know what fishers say, "Early fish gets the bait."

4. Be patient

Fishing requires time, lox of time. And sometimes, you might be out in the water, beckoning and cursing fish until you're blue fin the face. But for those patient enough to enjoy the serenity of nature, as stoic as a monk, this is the beauty that the act of fishing can provide in even the most barramundane moments.

Sardinely, this is a great ray to enjoy the natural surroundings present at each glamping site.

Thanks to our friends over at That Fishing for the helpful tips on how to make the most of a fishing and glamping trip!

Hungry for more? Tuna in to our blog for more outdoor tips and tricks, and check out Glamping Hub for unique rentals from around the globe.

Staff Picks: The Age of Glamping is Here, so Set Your Watches to Yurt

By David Pope

"Camping is a thing of the past," a friend once remarked to me between bites of a macaroon. "This is the age of glamping!"

She was, of course, wrong, as it was the early 1980s. But if she had waited just a few short decades, she would have been dead right, in an obvious kind of way. As her spoon dove through layers of trifle, an excellent choice given her outfit, she continued to gift me pearls of wisdom that stick with me today like sticky pearls.

"Sleeping bags won't cut it anymore, and regular tents are just soooo 1,000 B.C." The moonlight bounces off of her eclair as she speaks, casting the shadow of a tipi. "Mark my words, the future is calling, and the phone is inside a yurt."

I laugh, but not at anything she's said. "But how will people know what glamping sites to visit?" She's quiet for a moment and then pokes her head through her croquembouche pyramid in a charmingly conservative kind of way, while replying, "Sorry, what was that you said?"

But I knew what she meant.

She meant that there'd need to be an expert's guide, the words of a sherpa to bring the un-glamped to glamping. So let this serve as that, my personal pick of the best spots to glamp from across the world.

**1. Inviting Cabins in the Trees Surrounded by Redwoods near Big Sur, California**

glamping cabins in redwood forests in California

I was born and raised in Brisbane, a small pineapple farm-turned-city on the avocado-drenched heartland of Australia's east coast. My mornings were spent the same way as all Brisbanite children, in a sweatshop drawing satirical cartoons for The Economist, dreaming about escaping to the redwoods of northern California (pun intended).

These picturesque cabins surrounded by forest are exactly the place to which my infant mind would have somnambulated, with the trees keeping things cool in summer and heaters ensuring coziness in winter.

2. Charming Couples' Yurt Rental with Air Conditioning in Texas Hill Country

yurt glamping tent in Texas Hill Country

The soft, rounded edges of this glamping tent in Texas Hill Country call to a mind a sense of vulnerability reminiscent of a young Grace Kelly, or an elderly Chris Hemsworth. Equipped with a sumptuous queen-size bed and air-conditioning, this getaway is a sure-fire hit for couples seeking romance or a glamping tent.

3. Stunning Luxury Airstream Rental Outside of Portland, Oregon

Airstream for rent near Portland

I never had the intention of becoming a glamper. In fact, most of my youth was spent protesting against the influence tree houses have in the pharmaceutical industry. But it was Airstreams such as this rental that drew me closer to the concept.

In addition to a super-trendy decor and exterior, guests here will be able to enjoy a comfy bed and a well-equipped kitchenette for a fully-appointed and unique getaway.

4. Mongolian Yurts for Two & Four People near the Costa de la Luz in Cadiz, Spain

Yurt for rent near Cadiz, Spain

It was the comfort-seeking society of the Mongols that first came up with the idea of the yurt, with king-of-cuddles Genghis Khan himself saying that his yurt was the only place he could find a decent cushion upon which to update his Twitter.

This yurt rental on the Costa de la Luz in southern Spain is no different, offering elegance, comfort, and style in abandon. Glampers will feel secluded and come away restored and recharged.

5. Unique Underground Camping Pod Rental on Crop Farm for Vacation near Nashville, Tennessee

Unique vacation rentals near Santa Fe, TN

With hobbit home rentals like these, it's easy to see why Tennessee is officially known as "the foot hair state." Glampers traveling here will find delight in these underground pods, each one filled with a rustic decor. Guests will also be able to enjoy the bounty of nature, with the property home to a variety of seasonal fruits and veggies.

Hungry for more? Check out other unique glamping getaways at Glamping Hub or head to our blog for more travel tips, tricks, and destinations.

Glamping to Commence on ING's International Headquarters, Workers to go GlampING

By David Pope

Yes, you read that right. Glamping Hub is partnering with ING to give the finance giant's 3,200 global professionals a way to relax from the rigors of their day, by constructing glamping tents on the roof of the multinational headquarters and office buildings throughout the world.

The plan, labeled "GlampING," will begin on April 10 and will encourage the hard-working employees to take well-deserved breaks and upstairs getaways, in a variety of safari tents, tipis, and yurts.

A mock-up of glamping tents on ING headquarters

With the diverse locations of ING's international buildings, the tents are to be designed in a variety of durable materials to withstand everything from harsh monsoons to the steady unquiet of Dutch spring nights. We're not kidding—they're tough.

And, in the style of glamping at its finest, they'll also be completely eco-friendly, using canvas recycled from natural materials, backpacks donated by former children, and sails taken from the confiscated yachts of Russian oligarchs.

Glamping tent mock-ups

On the other hand, the towering wax palm trees will not be locally-sourced and are to be shipped from central Colombia with an arrival date of April 28, as construction will commence the week before.

The blueprints, exclusively leaked to the Glamping Hub Blog, detail the preliminary plans, including the free-form layout of the tents. However, this is, of course, subject to change.

Blue prints of the GlampING Project

"We've always planned on doing something like this," explains Glamping Hub co-founder, Ruben Martinez. "I mean, why else would we name it GlampING Hub?"

And for those ING employees with furry friends? They needn't miss out either! GlampING. with Pets is coming soon, offering four-legged ING mascots the chance to relax alongside their tented masters.

Click here to see more!

Staff Picks: Putting the Amp in Glamping

By David Pope

Staff Picks: Every two weeks, we'll be bringing you one of our staffer's favorite glamping sites. This week, David is here to share which accommodations he's chosen!

It was a Tuesday when I first started working at Glamping Hub. Black clouds hung low and fat over the horizon, and I remember being dazzled by the photographs that seemed to shimmer on the wall as I took my first, tentative steps into the warmth of the office. There were yurts, tipis, tree houses, castles—each one a different mottle of colors and set in a different, far away place. Like portals to distant lands, they seemed to be asking me to step through their thin veneer of physicality and explore new sightscapes in an era of exploration continued from the first pushes of discoverers like Hercules and Magellan.

So, reader, that is what I would like to share with you today. These are just some of the places that inspired me to wildly explore in a way few do, and I hope that they also serve as inspiration for you to begin your own adventures.

1. Peaceful Cedar Green House In Silverton, Oregon

This may not be the first thing that pops to mind when you think glamping. It's not a tent or a tree house or a hobbit hole, it's not made out of recycled fur donated by a family of charming badgers.

But, for me, the greenhouse theme of this unique getaway in Oregon offers travelers the perfect way to immerse themselves in the sights of their natural setting. And, just like a greenhouse, those who stay inside also grow and change as they relax into their surroundings.

2. Rustic and Romantic Tree House Rental in Sonoma Wine County

Tree houses have that magical ability to not just take us to a new place, perched high above the troubles of the world, but to also take us back in time to the unremembered skies and snows of childhood.

This particular rental in Sonoma, California, is no different, transporting us to ourselves as much as to Californian wine country.

3. Mongolian-Style Yurt with Spectacular Views in Victoria, Australia

In 1969, Neil Armstrong took his first steps across the quiet surface of Earth's moon, cementing humanity's place amongst the stars and reminding us all of the importance of not forgetting pronouns when forging great quotes.

But this yurt doesn't care about that. It stands on an ancient Australian landscape that seems to suggest that it will outlast the orbit of the moon, and lets us enjoy a timeless escape.

4. Glamping Caboose Rental Perfect for Families near Clyde, North Carolina

Just as the castles of medieval warlords and feudal chieftains were transformed into the sumptuous palaces of royal elites, so to has this former train carriage been turned into a luxury glamping site. Choo-choo-choose it for your next getaway.

5. Pod on Stilts Surrounded by Vineyards near Mendoza, Argentina

The vines of Mendoza stretch out as a patchwork quilt of purples and greens that blankets the landscape of Argentina in color and vivacity. Making where you stay why you stay is the very core of the glamping dogma, perfectly encapsulated by this pod on stilts above vineyards bursting with life.

Like what you see? Stay tuned for our staff picks in the weeks to come or, if you're feeling adventurous, create a free Glamping Hub account and start your own wishlist today!

Glamping Hub's Newest Tree Houses in the U.S. for 2017

By David Pope

Going glamping lets your spirit soar high above the ground, so why not let your body soar, too? Taking a staycation or weekend getaway to a luxury tree house is the best way to see nature at its finest, with a vantage point up among quiet leaves and boughs.

These tree house rentals below are the newest that Glamping Hub has to offer, so why not check them out for a whole new way to travel?

Romantic Luxury Tree House Rental and Retreat in Walhalla, South Carolina

True romantics know that romance deserves more than one day per year, so ditch Valentine's Day and take a weekend getaway to this luxury tree house in South Carolina.

Found in the middle of a private woodland glade, this destination offers complete peace and seclusion to any glamper lucky enough to come here.

Stunning Artisan Tree House Rental Located on Secluded Ranch in Escondido, California

This charming tree house is tucked away on a tranquil ranch near Escondido in northern California and is built around a central tree trunk for a complete immersion into the landscape.

Romantic and Rustic Tree House Rental near Resort Town of Boone, North Carolina

Recycled wood taken from a 100-year-old mountain cottage forms the majority of this rustic tree house near Boone, North Carolina.

Two guests can enjoy an eco-friendly getaway here, with the rental also boasting a bathroom designed with repurposed galvanized tin.

Tree House Rental in Jungle with Ocean Views on Island of Oahu

Experience Hawaii like it should be, with this tree house hidden between tropical trees, high above the Pacific Ocean.

To make sure that no glamper goes without relaxation, there is even complimentary organic fruit included into the daily rate, in addition to a dedicated yoga spot.

Eco-Friendly Elevated Cabin Rental for Tree House Experience near Asheville

Spoil the entire family to a unique tree house experience with this elegant rental near Asheville, North Carolina.

Up to six happy glampers can get away in style here, and even better, the entire accommodation is eco-friendly!

Hungry for more? Head over to Glamping Hub to check out more luxury getaways and unique accommodations, or take a look at the rest of our blog for more travel tips, tricks, and destinations.