Staff Picks: Across the Globe with Liz

By Elizabeth Young

When asked to pick a few of my favorite accommodations on our website, I really had to think. Working here, you come across so many amazing properties that it is hard to decide where to begin. When choosing mine, I decided to pick from four different categories: rentals I brought to the website as when I worked in the Sales Department, rentals I've visited, rentals on my bucket list, and rentals that everyone can afford. So let's take a look!

Dome in the Catskill Mountains, New York
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This property stands out in my mind for a few reasons. Firstly, I am from New York and have visited the Catskill region many times—it's beautiful no matter what time of year you visit. If you're looking for an memorable outdoor getaway from Manhattan, the Catskill Mountains are an easy drive. Another reason is that this is one of the first properties I signed up on the website when I was working in Sales. It is a truly unique place, with a few different kinds of accommodations on the property and enough space for large groups to come and stay.

Villa Rental in Andalucia, Spain
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Living in Andalucia, or southern Spain, means that you get almost a full year of sunshine and more than eight months of beach weather. I was lucky enough to visit this villa last year with a group of friends for my birthday. Not only was it an easy drive, but it was the perfect space for eight people and even has a pool. There are few things better than waking up surrounded by loved ones and spending your days under a sunny, blue sky by the pool.

When you stay here, you can visit many stunning coastal towns like Nerja and bigger cities like Malaga or Marbella. There's truly nothing like the Spanish sunshine, especially when accompanied by a glass of sangria or some delicious tapas.

Bucket List Mountain Getaway in Australia
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The longer I work at Glamping Hub, the longer my bucket list grows—every day, I come across stunning properties that you could never even imagine existed. Forget that same hotel room that you always go back to, and this holiday, book somwehere really special. This secluded mountain cottage in Australia is a perfect example.

This cottage is truly one-of-a-kind, with a private location, a wrap-around deck, and a beautiful, modern interior. At the end of the day, relax under the stars with that special someone, perhaps with a glass of Australia's famous Shiraz.

A Pacific Northwest Getaway Everyone Can Afford
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You may be thinking, "This list is getting a little expensive," and that may be true. To switch things up a little bit, I chose one of our most stunning, riverfront cabins, and the best part is, you can stay here for under $100 per night! On the banks of the Sandy River in Rhododendron, Oregon, guests have easy access to the Mount Hood National Forest, as well as the Mount Hood Skibowl and the Timberland Ski Area, for some outdoor fun all year long.


Looking for more? Head to Glamping Hub for a full look at our luxury camping accommodations!

Kickstart your New Year

By Elizabeth Young

The holidays have come and gone, leaving the prospects of a new year ahead. 2018 holds 365 days of promise and adventure, during which you could travel to a new country, meet someone special, get a new job (or maybe a promotion!), join a gym...the possibilities are endless. With the whole year ahead of you, it's easy to procrastinate, thinking you have time to check things off your bucket list.

A holiday wreath with a New Year's message.

Here at Glamping Hub, we want to help you fit as much fun and adventure into 2018 as possible. A little bit of time spent outside is good for the body, mind, and soul, and we do our best to make sure you have the most memorable outdoor experience possible.

Kickstart your new year and make a splash as you enter 2018 with one of these glamping getaways. From the beaches of Australia and the peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the forests of Galicia, Spain, we have selected for you some of our favorite accommodations worldwide to start the year off with a bang.

Visit the Land Down Under

As the Northern Hemisphere bunkers down for the cold of winter, the Southern Hemisphere enters the summer season. If you're planning a warm-weather vacation, consider Australia, home to the Great Barrier Reef, the Sunshine Coast, and hundreds of kilometers of stunning beaches. Take a look at some of our favorite rentals below.

Beach Cabin in Tasmania

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It's hard to beat the views from this modern beach cabin.

With room for six guests and an unbeatable waterfront location, this beach cabin on Tasmania's Bruny Island is perfect for a trip with family or friends.

Two-Person Dome in Western Australia

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Enjoy the peace and quiet of the woodlands when you book this luxury dome.

Ideal for a romantic getaway, this one-of-a-kind dome has plenty of room for a couple to relax and enjoy the fresh air here in Yelverton, Western Australia.

Luxury Glamping Tent in New South Wales

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Visit New South Wales in style from the comfort of this luxury glamping tent.

If you've never been glamping before, this is a good place to start. With an ensuite bathroom and all the comforts of home, this luxury tent provides comfort, design, and an unbeatable outdoor location in New South Wales.

Snowy Getaways in the Rocky Mountains

Start your new year off with a vacation to the Rocky Mountains, and enjoy the fresh powder at mountain resorts like Breckenridge, Colorado; Deer Valley, Utah; or Whitefish, Montana.

Log Cabin with Hot Tub in Breckenridge, Colorado

A view from the hot tub at the log cabin in Breckenridge.

There's nothing better than ending a day on the slopes relaxing in your private hot tub.

If you're looking for a more traditional winter vacation, the mountains of Breckenridge, Colorado, offer alpine fun for all ages and abilities. Whether your an amateur skier or just learning to snowboard, you'll find trails perfect for you. What could be better than relaxing tired muscles in the hot tub with a view of the mountain?

Luxury Villa in Park City, Utah

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Ski or snowboard at a different resort everyday from this villa rental located between Park City, Deer Valley, and Alta Ski Resorts.

This luxury villa is where style and design meet comfort, with all the amenities you could possibly want in a vacation rental. Plus, you'll have easy access to some of Utah's top ski resorts, from Park City and Deer Valley to Snowbird and Alta, when you rent this accommodation.

The Best of the Iberian Peninsula

If you don't want to go to the beach and you're not so into the snow, may we suggest Spain and the Iberian Peninsula? Get ready for a temperate climate, almost-year-round sunshine, and a warm and inviting culture.

Eco-Friendly Tree House in Galicia, Spain

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Go out on a limb, literally, for your next vacation in Galicia, Spain.

Tree houses aren't just for kids and this one is a good example. This modern, eco-friendly tree house comes complete with a private hot tub for true relaxation in a quiet forest setting in Galicia.

Costa Blanca Villa Rental with a Pool

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Enjoy the sunshine and temperate climate of the Costa Blanca as you sit poolside.

This villa rental sits outside Valencia on the Costa Blanca, where you can relax alongside your own private pool with a glass of sangria.

Traditional Cave Accommodation in Granada

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Visit Granada and sleep in one of these cave rentals in the Sacramonte overlooking the city.

Granada is a special city rich in history. As it was the Moorish capital when they occupied Spain, it is filled with remnants of Islamic Spain. The Sacramonte overlooks the city, and in these hills, you can find many traditional cave dwellings of the Romani people.


Didn't find what you're looking for? Head over to our homepage for a full selection of all our rentals!

New England's Fall Foliage

By Elizabeth Young

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Although not New England, Upstate New York is a great place to see the leaves change

There are many things that we all love about fall, but apart from the return of pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks, the changing of the leaves might be our favorite. As the leaves shed their verdant green summer dress for shades of red, orange, and yellow, escape the city and head for the country where you can truly appreciate New England's colorful chorus. Book one of these rentals today and spend your vacation apple picking, visiting orchards, and hiking!

Where to stay: Fairy-Tale Cottage in the Berkshires
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One-of-a-kind rentals like this make for an unforgettable fall break.

This fairy-tale cottage is nestled in the heart of the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. Be swept off your feet by the magical ambiance of the cottage while you enjoy exploring the surrounding area, only made more beautiful by the changing of leaves.

Where to stay: Rustic Log Cabin in Maine
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Enjoy the fall colors as you stroll down the beach.

If you're looking out an office or classroom window and wishing it was still summer, check out this rustic log cabin in Maine, where you can contrast the changing leaves with the sandy beach. While it may be too chilly to swim, the hiking trails surrounding the rental perfectly showcase the region's fall colors.

Where to stay: Luxury Cabin on Stratton Mountain, Vermont
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What could be better than relaxing on the deck surrounded by a range of fall hues?

If you're looking for a place where the whole family can get away, take a peek at this luxury log cabin. Not only can you spend days hiking and biking through the surrounding, colorful forest, but come winter, you'll find yourself right near the Stratton Ski Resort.

Where to stay: Tree House with Jacuzzi near White Mountain National Forest, Maine
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Remember, tree houses aren't just for kids!

Near the White Mountain National Forest, this tree house is the perfect place to see the leaves change among the trees. With room for family and friends, plus a private hot tub, this is sure to be a fall break you won't forget.


Didn't find what you're looking for? Head to Glamping Hub for a look at our full inventory worldwide.

Best Ways to Cure the Back-to-School Blues

By Elizabeth Young

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Maggie Valley, North Carolina, is just one of many amazing back-to-school destinations.

Summer vacations have come to an end and class is back in session—leaving us all staring longingly out the window, wishing for just a few more days of sun, sand, and warm temperatures. While we can't turn back the clock, we can help you beat those back-to-school blues with some amazing places to relax, recharge, and pretend you're still on summer vacation. From the spectacular terrain of the Rockies to the rolling hills of Texas or the colorful forests of New England, one thing's for sure—this fall, you'll be asking why you had never gone glamping before.

Big Sur, California

The breathtaking beauty of Big Sur beckons, with unmatched natural scenery where the cliffs, rocks, redwoods, and bubbly surf create an amazing backdrop for an glamping getaway.

Where to stay: Restored Barn with 360º Views

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With 360º views down to Avila Beach, near San Luis Obispo, this barn has been tastefully restored. With modern amenities it still has a rustic feel and is ideal for a weekend of rest and relaxation with loved ones and a great starting point for exploring Big Sur.

Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Pagosa Springs, in southwest Colorado, is surrounded by the rugged San Juan Mountains and National Forest and is famous for its hot springs. Fishing, hiking, skiing, and much more can fill your days when you spend a weekend here.

Where to stay: Mountain Tree House

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With a private hot tub and room for 12 guests, this one-of-a-kind tree house is a luxury getaway sure to rid you of your "September blues." With modern amenities, stunning mountain views, and enough space for the whole family, you'll be wondering why you hadn't come before.

Fredericksburg, Texas

This charming town in Texas Hill Country is known for wineries and characterized by its German heritage. Hiking, biking, wine tastings, candlelit dinners, and a touch of history—just think of all that you could do here instead of sitting at your desk. The possibilities are endless, so check out Fredericksburg and book today.

Where to stay: Private Cottage

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This private cottage is complete with a hot tub and a pool, so four guests can relax and unwind after days spent hiking or visiting the local wineries. Located near Enchanted Rock, the cottage will have you planning your return from the moment you arrive.

Woodstock, New York

Made famous for it's music festival in 1969, Woodstock remains an amazing place to escape to. Forget the deadlines or running to catch the subway, head up to Woodstock for a weekend of hiking, apple picking (in season), and total relaxation.

Where to stay: Cabin on Private Pond

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This cabin getaway in Woodstock is perfect for your family and is even pet-friendly so you can bring Rex along for the adventure! It has a private pond and a lovely, screened-in porch, so that even when you're home, you can be in the fresh air.


Hungry for more? Check out the rest of our listings over at Glamping Hub for more ideas. For more fall vacation options, take a peek at our Fall Getaways, too!