Our Favorite Gourmet Glamping Kitchens

By Katie Stearns

Planning a getaway and booking an accommodation is a big decision for anyone. If you’re the type of person who wonders about refrigerator size, number of burners, and adequate space for entertaining, you might want to read on before hitting the “book now” button. Foodies, entertainers, and eaters alike, our favorite, gourmet glamping kitchens are just for you.

Exquisite Wooden Cabins Snuggled in Luxury Colorado Mountain Resort

When you go glamping, you’ll most likely be out enjoying your surroundings. After a morning of hiking or exploring, this rustic, fully stocked kitchen will welcome you back with its big burners. Cozy and open, it’s the perfect place to whip up a warming bowl of soup or bake a quick bread to nibble on throughout the rest of your trip.

An added bonus is the double-pane window just above the sink—the ultimate spot for the early riser and their first cup of coffee.

Cozy Cottage with Home Theater and Guest Cabin in Julian, California

If rustic isn’t quite your style, may we suggest this beautifully modern kitchen set up in Julian, California? The marble countertops and stainless steel appliances provide the perfect space to warm up with a freshly brewed cup of coffee before the rest of the family starts stirring.

When they do start waking up, what better way to start the day than with fresh blueberry pancakes and bacon, to be eaten in the sunlight-drenched kitchen nook? It's the perfect way to start your day before heading out to explore the surroundings.

Historic Schoolhouse with Pacific Ocean Views, Northern California

If you believe dinner prep goes hand-in-hand with a glass of vino and merry chitter-chatter in the background, this unique schoolhouse rental is for you. The kitchen’s long bar is the perfect place for guests to sit, nibble, and chat while you chop the herbs and get the chicken ready for roasting. Nine times out of 10, eating is more about the people you share it with than the food that's on the table. This is the perfect setting for a night of wine, stories, and laughter.

Award-Winning, Unique Clifftop Rental near Devonport, Tasmania

Sometimes the kitchen isn’t as important as the views that come along with it, and we're pretty sure a cliff-top dinner party beats all. It's a proven fact that food tastes better when on vacation or when at a memorable spot, and what's more memorable than cliffside views and the gentle ocean in your ears? Pair this location with fresh seafood from the area, a crisp bottle of white wine, and poached peaches for dessert.

Ultimate Luxury Villa with Outdoor Pool, Virgin Islands

With luscious greenery peeking through the windows and a private pool just around the corner, this tropical kitchen is begging for low-key dishes and a quick clean-up, so you can get out and enjoy the sun. Whip up fresh fish tacos, lemon-doused shrimp skewers, and a ripe tomato salad. Tropical fruit in the morning tossed with Greek yogurt and a bit of granola will be the perfect quick start to your day, too.

If cooking on vacation isn't your thing (we get it—it's your time to relax and enjoy a break from everyday life), we're guessing you'd still like to eat good food while away. Take your luxurious trip to the next level by booking an accommodation that includes gourmet meals, or even better yet, a personal chef. Try these luxury tents outside of Toronto where a private chef will prepare your meals, or these luxury tents near Bend, Oregon, where all meals are prepared fresh with an emphasis on organic and local food.

No matter which kitchen (or private chef) you choose, your perfect escape is just as much about disconnecting in the outdoors as it is about connecting with loved ones around the table.

If you're looking for a bit of summer cooking inspiration, don't miss this post on top summer grilling recipes!

A Weekend Away for Two near Charlottesville

By Katie Stearns

When you think of Charlottesville, a city steeped in American history and rich in cultural sights might come to mind. To be honest, you wouldn’t be far off from the truth, and they are certainly reasons to visit Charlottesville—but it’s also much more than that. We’d love to show you why Charlottesville and its surrounding area make for a perfectly romantic getaway in Virginia.

Outdoor adventure is for lovers

For some couples, nothing says love like adrenaline, hiking, and exploration. If that’s the case for you and your loved one, luxury camping near Charlottesville might just be your ideal romantic escape. Depending on where you stay, you’ll have your pick in outdoor adventure. If trails and hiking are your thing, you’ll love Rivanna Trail and the nearby Appalachian Trail with hundreds of miles to explore. Swimming, kayaking, and rafting are great options in the summer, and if you visit in winter, there’s no shortage of skiing and tubing opportunities.

If you love the outdoors, you’ll love the accommodations we offer, which happen to be some of the best places to stay near Charlottesville.

Comfortable Snug Luxury Camping Tents for Rent in Virginia

Tree House Suite at Eco-Friendly Glamping Retreat near Charlottesville, Virginia

Soak in the arts

Believe it or not, though small in size, Charlottesville boasts a thriving art scene and is home to the start of many new artists’ careers. Depending on what time of year you go, you’ll be able to visit one of its numerous museums or galleries, attend a big concert or intimate show, or even go to the Virginia Film Festival or Virginia Festival of the Book. The venues and options are vast, making Charlottesville an ideal destination for the creative couple at heart.

After a day of slowly taking in art galleries, slow meals, and inspiring moments, we’re certain our selection of unique glamping accommodations near Charlottesville will be the perfect addition to your romantic weekend away.

Charming Farmhouse with Complimentary Breakfast in Stanardsville, Virginia

Deluxe Glamping Cabins at River Farm in Virginia

Grab a glass of wine

Nothing says romantic weekend away for two like a glass (or bottle!) of wine, and Charlottesville is the perfect place to indulge. In fact, the wines from the Monitcello American Viticultural Area are deemed some of the best in the nation. True connoisseurs will note subtle distinctions in the area’s best wines—differences linked to Virginia’s varying typography and altitude.

Whether you bring a few bottles to your accommodation for a weekend tucked away from everyone else or book you and your partner winery tours for the weekend, you won’t regret your romantic getaway to Charlottesville, nor staying in one of these incredible accommodations.

Secluded Wooden Cabins Nestled in the Trees near Blue Ridge Parkway

For more information on VA vacation destinations, have a look at our Virginia Getaways page!

Top Romantic Getaways in Oregon

By Katie Stearns

With dreamy Highway 101 running along its coast, magical redwood trees, countless mountainous backdrops, lakes, hiking trails, and undiscovered corners, Oregon is go-to destination for a romantic getaway. Nothing sparks emotion quite like travel and new experiences, and with that in mind, we’d love to show you our top romantic getaways in Oregon.

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Peaceful Cedar Green House In Silverton, Oregon

We’re kicking off our list of top romantic getaways in Oregon with this show-stopper. This converted greenhouse is tucked away on a farm, and it might just be the ultimate couple’s retreat. Complete with stretching glass windows, a cedar hot tub, and a romantic loft with a cozy bed for two, this is the perfect choice for a couple looking to take a break from the rest of the world. Located at the foothills of Willamette Valley and close to Silver Falls State Park, the only big decision couples will need to make is whether they get out and explore, or stay on the property to soak up the idyllic setting.

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Luxury Tents near Wallowa Lake in Oregon

These stunning tents near Wallowa Lake mix things up just enough to create a wonderful setting for a romantic getaway, which is exactly why it’s earned a spot in our hearts and on our list of top Oregon getaways. Adventurous couples won’t be deterred by the idea of sleeping in a tent, and even less so with these tents, which are equipped with a king-size bed, blankets, sheets, pillows, and a mesh-screen door to keep the bugs away. After spending the day enjoying Wallowa Lake and nearby hiking trails, nothing will seem quite as right as retreating to this beautiful tent, opening a bottle of wine, and watching the sun dip into the Wallowa Mountains together.

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Quirky Zen-Tipis Pitched at Charismatic Woodland Retreat, Oregon

Sticking with our theme of adventurous couples, these quirky tipis near Eugene, Oregon, are another wonderful choice for couples looking for an action-packed romantic getaway. There are seven tipis to choose from, each of them distanced away from the others and unique in their own way. Secluded, romantic, and cozy, they are clearly one of the best romantic getaways in Oregon. Couples can enjoy the luscious property, where they’ll have access to forest hammocks, a creek, and a swimming hole, or plan a nearby adventure as there are plenty of daytrip destinations in all directions. Did we mention breakfast, which is included in the price, is served daily by the creek or on the site’s patio? With free-range eggs, smoked salmon, granola, fresh fruit, and more, it’s a wonderful way to start each morning.

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Remarkable Environmentally-Friendly Cabin in Secluded Woodlands near Pacific Ocean, Oregon

This couple’s getaway is perfect for the couple hoping to simply disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with each other, and that’s exactly why we’ve added it to this list of top romantic getaways in Oregon. Located in Coos Bay, this cabin getaway is close to the Pacific Ocean, Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area, as well as many other bodies of water. In short, couples will have plenty to discover by day, and the perfect place to retreat to at night. The cabin itself sits on 150 feet of creek frontage, and couples will have an amazing view of Glenn Creek, cliffs in the distance, and surrounding woodlands. With your partner in hand and the surroundings at your fingertips, you’ll have everything you need for the weekend away. This cabin’s notable features include luxurious beds suspended from the ceiling beams, a fire pit for late-night conversations, a private swimming hole, a wet or dry electric sauna, and a picnic table perfect for dining al-fresco.

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Bed and Breakfast Tree House Nestled in Forest, Oregon

A romantic tree house getaway might be the most whimsical of our list, and rightfully so. To get to this beautiful tree house, you’ll be led along a private trail and bridge that ensures total privacy. Once inside, get ready for large windows offering forest views, a beautiful outdoor porch, and the giddy feeling that’s only associated with sleeping up in the trees. Because this tree house is tucked within the area’s national forests, couples can simply recharge their batteries while enjoying the surroundings, go whitewater rafting, discover nearby picnic spots and ponds, visit the nearby Oregon coastline, or even book a wine tasting and tour nearby. With no lack of options, this tree house makes for an excellent choice when planning your next romantic getaway.

If you're looking for more ideas for a romantic getaway in Oregon, don't miss these Oregon Road Trip Ideas and Wine Country Getaways in Oregon.

Apple Picking in Upstate New York

By Katie Stearns

The arrival of fall brings all sorts of new sensations. The changing colors, the tightening of scarves, perhaps the addition of an extra coffee or hot chocolate throughout the chilly day. But for us, nothing says fall quite like apple picking does.

Apple picking in Upstate New York is the perfect excuse to duck out of the city for a weekend and the opportune moment to breathe in the autumn air. If you’ve decided to take a weekend away for this very reason, we’ve got an idea to make your getaway even sweeter, and here’s a hint: The fun doesn’t stop at the apple orchard. Simply book one of our unique rentals in Upstate New York, and make a weekend out of it!

Your day will be filled with picking apples, enjoying the fall weather, and dreaming up how to use those apples in the kitchen. Once you get to your rental, you can actually turn your culinary apple dreams into reality in your own private kitchen, set up a bonfire to guide your late-night conversations, or sit out on the porch to admire the night sky.

If the task of booking your unique accommodation seems daunting, fear not. Keep reading to find some of our favorite fall getaways in Upstate New York, along with a nearby apple orchard waiting for your visit.

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Glamping site: Countryside Yurt in Waterville, Upstate New York

Where to go apple picking: Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards

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Glamping site: Beautiful Yurt Rentals in Upstate New York

Where to go apple picking: Saratoga Apple Inc.

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Glamping site: Beautiful Cabin Overlooking Stunning Lake in New York

Where to go apple picking: Billy Bob’s Orchard

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Glamping site: Rustic Lodge Rooms for Couple’s Retreat Getaways, New York

Where to go apple picking: Champlain Orchards, Inc. So this one's not quite in New York, but it's close!

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Glamping site: Fully Furnished Glamping Tents in the Adirondacks, New York

Where to go apple picking: Rogers Family Orchard

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Glamping site: Deluxe Cabin with Impressive Waterfront Deck on Trout Lake in Upstate New York

Where to go apple picking: Fobares Fruits

If you're looking for a bit more fall inspiration, don't forget to check out our ideas for fall break, 15 best fall getaways, and best budget vacations for fall.

Glamping Hub + Natura Wine (Glamping trip giveaway!)

By Katie Stearns

We’re thrilled to announce an exciting pairing—luxury camping and a bit of organic wine, at least in our books, make for the ultimate getaway.

That’s exactly why we’ve teamed up with our friends Natura, who produce excellent Chilean organic wine, to host a social media photo contest, and ultimately, to give away a free two-night stay at this beautiful safari tent in California. We’re calling this the #SipAndGlamp contest, and we’d love for you to join in on the fun.

Those interested in participating in the photo contest need only upload a photo of a bottle of Natura wine in nature, remembering to tag @GlampingHub, @NaturaWines, and of course, #SipAndGlamp.

What You Should See on Your Midwest Road Trip

By Katie Stearns

When it comes to summer road trips, the East and West coasts seem to take all of the glory. While those dreamy routes do evoke images of Route 66, coastal landscapes, and enchanting forest and mountainous backdrops, we’re here to tell you the Midwest’s hidden gems and sights certainly stack up to their coastal counterparts. With our list of our top picks to see on your Midwest summer road trip, as well as a few places to stop and glamp along the way, we’re hoping to send you off on the Midwest road trip of your dreams.

The Midwest is large, vast, and spread-out, so depending on your route, you may or may not be able to make all of these stops. While we couldn’t cover everything in the Midwest, these are certainly some stand-out options.

NEBRASKA

Let’s start with Nebraska. An unassuming state in every sense of the world, it’s exactly the kind of place we’re talking about when we say hidden gems. Take the city of Valentine, for example. By all means it’s a small Midwestern town that doesn’t jump out when looking at a map. Take a deeper look, though, and you’ll find it boasts a 70-foot spring-fed waterfall. Outdoor lovers will also enjoy the nearby Niobrara River—a perfect place for canoeing or kayaking, as well as western Nebraska’s beautiful sandhills.

What to see: Valentine, Nebraska

Where to stay: Refined Luxury Tents with Vintage Decor on Vineyard in Nebraska

ILLINOIS

Apart from the mandatory stop in Chicago, we have something a bit more off the beaten track in mind. Tucked away in Geneva, Illinois, you’ll find an original showpiece—a replica of a 9th Century Viking ship—from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago. This incredible piece of art came from Norway and ailed through the Great Lakes to make it to the exposition.

What to see: Viking ship replica

Where to stay: Stay in a Tree House near Shawnee National Forest, Illinois

WISCONSIN

Just 40 minutes south of Wisconsin’s capital city, New Glarus is an obvious choice for the beer-loving and brewery-appreciating traveler on a Midwest road trip. New Glarus is home to one of Wisconsin’s most well-known breweries, the New Glarus Brewing Company, and since its delicious ales are only available in Wisconsin, you better try them while you’re passing through.

What to see: New Glarus Brewing Comapny

Where to stay: A-Frame Cabin Adjacent to Beautiful Pond in Hillsboro, Wisconsin

Also located in Wisconsin is a lovely spot nestled within the state’s peninsula. With water on both sides, Door County makes for a refreshing stop on your Midwest road trip. Soak up your surroundings, and enjoy the fresh air while making this stop, and don’t forget one of the state parks the area has to offer.

What to see: Peninsula State Park, and outdoor theater Northern Sky Theater

Where to stay: Family-Friendly Cabin Across From Lake Michigan, Wisconsin

OHIO

If you find yourself in Ohio, stop by Serpent Mound—a 1,330-foot-long effigy mound, which, for those of you who’ve forgotten history lessons past, is a raised pile of earth in the shape of an animal, symbol, or other figure constructed within many different Native American cultures. While historians don’t completely agree on its original purpose (or beginnings, for that matter), I think we can all agree it’s a sight to see.

What to see: Serpent Mound in Bratton, Ohio

Where to stay: Upscale Cabin for Rent in Hocking Hills Region of Ohio

MISSOURI

Mix the outdoors with a bit of culture by visiting Missouri. Mark Twain was born in the small town of Hannibal, so stop for a visit to the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum and learn about the roots of one of America’s greatest novelists. After that pit stop, head south to the Mark Twain State Park, which is tucked away in the Salt River Hills and offers all sorts of outdoor fun. Picnics, hiking trails, and lake swimming await.

What to visit: Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum; Mark Twin State Park

Where to stay: Riverside Tree House by the Ozark Mountains, Missouri

We hope this list of Midwest must-sees gives you a place to start and a bit of inspiration—here's to a Midwest summer road trip to remember.

Summer Soirees: Ideas for the Perfect Summer Party

By Katie Stearns

Summer, we’re so glad you’re finally here. Tis the season for outdoor barbecues, long days by the pool, refreshing cocktails, and get-togethers that last long into the night. That’s right—we’re talking summer soirees, and we’re here to show you some of the best ideas for summer parties.

Glamping Sites with a Grill

A get-together just isn’t a get-together without food, and by booking a property with a grill, you’re guaranteed the perfect tool to make your summer party a memorable (and delicious) one. Glamping with a grill means you can take your summer party menu to the next level, whether you choose to go with some of our pre-approved summer grilling ideas or go your own way. With a grill as the centerpiece of your summer soiree, everything else simply falls in place.

Our top picks:

Restored Fisherman's Cottage with Modern Amenities near Woodstock, New York

Lovely Cabin with Wrap-Around Deck near Strawberry Creek in Idyllwild, California

Rustic Cabin along Trinity River in Northern California

Outdoor Seating

If what’s important to you is being outside and enjoying this beautiful burst of hot weather, then we’ve got some lovely glamping sites with outdoor seating picked out for you. Outdoor seating is key for those long lunches that linger into the afternoon, morning cups of coffee while watching the sun come up, and of course, those late-night chats accompanied with the occasional bottle (or two!) of wine.

Our top picks:

Luxury Tented Camp in Sequoia National Monument, California

Romantic Tree House Cabin Nestled in Trees Outside Asheville, North Carolina

Beautiful Family Friendly Cabin for Rent in Idyllwild, California

Poolside Glamping

There are few things more satisfying than jumping into a refreshing pool on a hot day, which is exactly why we’ve chosen three great rentals with pools. A pool is just what a party needs to boost summer vibes to the maximum. Whether you’re the type of person who likes to spend the entire submerged, or you’re someone who jumps in and out throughout the day, these glamping sites outfitted with luxurious pools are sure to meet your summer party needs.

Our top picks:

One-of-a-Kind, Upscale Villa with Private Freshwater Pool & Hot Tub in Malibu, California

Upscale Cabin with Private Community Beach & Pool near Lake Tahoe, California

Deluxe Cottage with Private Outdoor Pool and Jacuzzi in Woodstock, New York

Activities Galore

Who says a party is all food, drink, and lounging around? Well, we kind of say that, but we also recognize that a party for some people might mean getting out in the world and enjoying the stunning surroundings. When it comes to glamping parties, outdoor activities are a natural fit. These glamping sites are the perfect place for a summer soiree, active style! From hiking to biking and fishing to swimming, there’s plenty to keep you busy at these great places for a summer get-together.

Our top picks:

Rafting Excursions and Luxury Camping on American River near Sacramento, California

Inviting Log Cabin Suites at Activity-Filled Site near Zion National Park in Utah

Tent Cabins in Big Basin Redwoods State Park Linked to Numerous Hiking Trails

Movie Night

There’s something special in the air when the lights are low and the screen is lit, don’t you think? A movie night is just the right mix of relaxation, excitement, and comfort, which is why it’s a great idea for a summer party. Grab your closest pals, download some old favorites or new releases, and get the popcorn ready—a movie night is a lovely way to celebrate summer and connect with the people around you.

Our top picks:

Gigantic Cabin with Movie Theater and Hot Tub, Tennessee

Deluxe Glamping Cabins at River Farm in Virginia

Spacious Log Cabin Chalet with Stunning Views & Amenities in Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Wine-Filled Festivities

Go glamping in wine country, and you can open your horizon to a world of delicious bottled goodness. Each of the glamping properties we’ve highlighted below offers prime location (read: easy access) to the area’s top wines and wineries. That means you can easily add wine to your summer festivities, or even move your party over to a nearby winery or two for a day of tastings. No matter how you decide to incorporate wine into your summer party, we’re pretty sure these glamping sites are certainly a place to start.

Our top picks:

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

Upscale Japanese Farmhouse near Wine Country in Sonoma County, California

Unique Villa with Spiral Staircase and Meditation Room, Texas

With these ideas for summer parties, your summer soiree is sure to be a hit. No matter what type of party you plan, here's to an unforgettable summer, an extraordinary get-together, and time spent well with loved ones.

Your Summer Grilling Inspiration

By Katie Stearns

With summer upon us, we thought we’d tackle a topic near and dear to everyone’s hearts: What’s for dinner? More specifically, where should you set off to this summer, and what should you be grilling?

We’ve curated a list of our favorite summertime grilling recipes, along the perfect place to enjoy these dishes. Delve into our list of top places to vacation this summer, fire up the grill, and get ready for an unforgettable summer glamping getaway.

East

Let’s go east first. We’re talking Upstate New York getaways, luxury cabin rentals, and unique family-friendly accommodations. Throw a barbecue and great ingredients into the mix, and you’ve got a recipe for the kind of vacation that will stand out for years.

Where to stay:
We love these glamping locations out East. Each of them shine in their own right, and by booking one of these original accommodations, rather than the standard hotel or country house, your summer vacation is automatically cooler than years past.

Stunning Tree House Cabins Overlooking Cayuga Lake, New York

Beautiful Yurt Rentals in Upstate New York

Spacious and Modern Cottage in the Peaceful Catskills Mountains, New York

Country-Style Cabin with Porch Swing, West Virginia

Spacious Waterfront Cabin for 14 near Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia

Woodsy Tipi for a Family-Fun Forest Vacation in Maryland

What to grill:

Grilled clams,
herb-laced corn, and lobster tails.

West

When we think about heading west, we think about the open road, stunning sunsets, and fresh surroundings. These luxury glamping getaways could be the solution to an upcoming family vacation, or they could be the perfect opportunity to escape with a loved one. Just like the West, these accommodations are unique and bold, and we thought throwing fresh produce and organic protein into the mix made perfect sense.

Where to stay: There is so much natural beauty to soak up while vacationing in the West, which is why we've chosen locations that place you right in the middle of it all.

Unusual California Cottage for Rent in San Rafael with Views of San Francisco Bay

Tree House Nestled at the Foot of Scenic, Snow-Capped Mt. Adams, Washington

Sophisticated A-Frame Cabins Above Bass Lake, California

Renovated and Original Desert Homestead, California

Peaceful Cedar Green House In Silverton, Oregon

Unique Cabin with Fantastic Views on San Juan Island, Washington

What to grill:

Grill panzanella salad, classic BBQ chicken, and spiced salmon kebabs.

South

These southern glamping destinations run the gamut from tree houses to cabins to tipis. In other words, there’s a little something for everyone in our collection of summer vacation ideas in the south. No matter which destination you choose, a unique accommodation, grill included, awaits.

Where to stay: Southern charm and breathtaking backdrops are just two of many reasons to try glamping in the South. Nothing compares to a tree house getaway, and the one we feature is actually located on a Texas lavender farm. If heights aren't your thing, there's plenty more to choose from below.

Beautiful Tree House on Lavender Farm in Texas

Breathtaking Balcony Views at Glamping Resort near Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

Romantic Safari Tent Perched High Atop a Ridge in Precious Hill Country, Texas

Traditional Tipis with Fully Modern Interiors, Texas

Enormous Log Cabin on Luxury Safari Ranch, Texas

Unique Villa with Spiral Staircase and Meditation Room, Texas

What to grill:

Grilled oysters, perfectly grilled corvina, grilled leeks, cheese-stuffed grilled peppers, and
white pizza on the grill.

Here's to wonderful food, an out-of-the-ordinary vacation, and the glamping getaway of the summer.

Glamping Bachelorette Party Ideas

By Katie Stearns

There’s a time and place to go with the tried and true, and there’s a time for innovation, change, and uniqueness. We’re here to let you know that your bachelorette party doesn’t have to be just like the last one you attended, and that it’s okay to dance to the beat of your own drum. That’s exactly why we’re saying goodbye to Las Vegas and crazy nights out in the clubs, and hello to a different type of celebration—a glamping bachelorette party!

For nature lovers

With 32 stunning canvas tents, this is great option to gather all the girls. Enjoy the luxurious amenities, comfortable beds, and incredible surroundings. The tents are tucked within a lovely patch of sequoias, providing the perfect location to enjoy the area’s hiking, birdwatching, horseback riding, and more. After a day out soaking in the sun and beauty, nothing will feel better than coming home for a nice dinner al-fresco, a bit of wine, and a campfire to accompany the laughter into the night.

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Luxury Tented Camp in Sequoia National Monument, California

These beautiful cabins in Meadview, Arizona, are tucked away on the western edge of the Grand Canyon, and it’s less than two hours from Las Vegas. Why not mix a little naughty with nice for your bachelorette party, and retreat to these cabins for at least part of our trip. After a night or two in Las Vegas, this ranch will offer a retreat to relaxation, not to mention a unique setting for some serious girl-time bonding.

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Glamping Cabins by Grand Canyon, Arizona

For adventure seekers

We love the idea of a bachelorette party out in the elements. Now we’re not talking anything too dangerous, and let’s certainly not forget the layer of luxury included in all of our glamping accommodations. These beautifully furnished tents in the Adirondack Mountains of New York strike just the right balance of outdoor adventure and luxury. The tents themselves are equipped with real beds, quilt comforters, fresh linens, and towels. The real fun comes when you actually start planning your party’s itinerary, which the host will help with based on your preferences and skill set. Choose to go hiking, canoeing, white water rafting, climbing, kayaking, or swimming. This is your celebration, and the hosts are dedicated to making sure you have an experience to remember.


Fully Furnished Glamping Tents in Adirondack Mtns, NY (Hiking, Kayaking, Rafting)

Adventure seekers know there’s nothing quite like the thrill a rush of adrenaline brings, and white water rafting is a great way to get the blood pumping. Grab your girls, and head out for a day out on choppy waters. Adventure like this is what brings people together, so take the road less wandered, round up your besties, and get ready for a weekend outdoors, out on the water, laughing around a campfire, and falling asleep to the sound of the river rushing by.


Luxurious Cabin-Tents at White Water Rafting Resort, British Columbia

For foodies

Are you obsessed with breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Are you one of those people who starts planning lunch as you’re still finishing up breakfast? If your answer was yes to either of those questions, Asheville, North Carolina, is a wonderful choice for your bachelorette party. Besides the fact that Asheville is a top choice for foodies around the nation and that it also happens to be at the forefront of the U.S. microbrewery scene, this glamping site in particular is also known for serving up delicious homemade breakfasts each morning. The glamping site is just minutes from downtown Asheville, so enjoy the city by night, and delicious, homemade breakfasts each morning.

Luxury Tent Under a Tree Canopy in the mountains outside Asheville, North Carolina

Nothing says goodbye to single life quite like a getaway in Sonoma County. This particular glamping site is nestled within a beautiful cattle ranch in Petaluma, California. Apart from the stunning surroundings and a prime location just 45 minutes from Point Reyes, this glamping site specializes in wine tastings, beef tastings, and cooking classes. Local chefs lead the classes, and you can ask ahead of time to see what classes are offered. Great views, delicious food, and unbeatable wine—if you ask us, that sounds like a winning recipe for an unforgettable bachelorette party.
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Stunning Ranch Studio in Sonoma County, California

For luxury lovers

Built next to a 40-foot-high rock formation, this dome is equipped with everything a big group of girls will need to have a great single lady send-off. High ceilings, three bedrooms, a beautifully equipped kitchen, three interior fireplaces, an outdoor hot tub, and a private deck to boot, this glamping dome is all about the luxury. Picture you and the girls enjoying a bottle (ahem—or four) of wine out on the deck, having dinner out in the open air, or even venturing into Idyllwild, which is just a 20-minute walk from the site. Beautiful views, seclusion, and luxury make this beautiful dome a wonderful option for brides-to-be who appreciate the nice things in life.

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Remarkable Dome Rental in Idyllwild, California

For those who live by the words, “go big or go home,” we think we’ve found your perfect glamping bachelorette party destination. Located on the island of Maui, this beautiful cottage takes luxury to the next level, and it’s a great excuse to get the girls together, hop on a plane, and have the getaway of a lifetime. The cottage can sleep up to six people, and both bedrooms have their own private, covered decks. This bachelorette party getaway in Hawaii is only made better by the lush views and outdoor, four-person hot tub overlooking a peaceful pond. With tropical surroundings and an upscale interior, this glamping site is an obvious choice for someone looking for a luxuriously sophisticated bachelorette party.

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Stunning Bamboo Villa Encircled by Tropical Fauna in Hawaii

We hope these glamping-inspired bachelorette party ideas will help think out of the box, try something different, and to plan something truly extraordinary. Here’s to your unique bachelorette party!

Energy-Packed Snacks

By Katie Stearns

When you're out glamping, exploring, and having your own little adventure, the last thing you want to do is reach into your backpack and find yourself out of snacks. That's why we've put together this little list of our favorite on-the-go, energy-packed bites. Stock up, pack your bag, and out get out and explore the world.

Health Warrior Chia Bars: Chia seeds have gotten a lot of attention lately, and rightfully so. With more Omaga-3 fatty acids than salmon, it also boasts fiber, protein, calcium, and antioxidants. These delicious bars are packed with three grams of protein, four grams of fiber, and did we mention they’re 100% vegan? We’re really obsessed with the coconut flavor, which features little more than chia seeds, brown rice syrup, cashew butter, coconut, and rolled oats.

The bottom line: These nutritious bars may be small, but they pack a lot of punch. Get a 15-pack for $23.50.

Baked Superfood Chips: As the name suggest, these “chips” are loaded with all sorts of nutritious goodies. The sea salt variety is comprised of pea protein, oat fiber, carrot, red bell pepper, sweet potato, sesame seeds, and broccoli. With an ingredient list like that, glampers can not only count on a healthy snack, but also a healthy boost of energy to boot.

The bottom line: We have a hard time calling these veggie crisps “chips,” but semantics aside, we love that they’re packed with nutrients, whole grains, and natural spices. Get a 5.5-ounce bag for $4.29.

Krave Beef Jerky: We’ll be the first to admit we can’t live on nuts, superfoods, and fruit alone. This garlic chili pepper beef jerky is packed with nine grams of protein and one gram of fat. It’s the perfect snack to grab when you’re low on energy and need an instant pick-me-up.

The bottom line: This beef jerky, which comes in 3.25-ounce bags, is delicious. With its zingy garlic-chili flavor, it delivers on much more than just the energy front. Get a 3.25-ounce bag for $7.

Korean BBQ Crunch Chickpeas: These addicting little bites are laced with a zingy Korean BBQ flavor, and they are roasted until crunchy. Guilt-free, delicious, and energy-loaded, this is one snack we could reach for again and again.

The bottom line: These crunchy chickpeas are addicting and full of nutritional value, which for us means it’s the perfect snack. You can get a six-ounce bag for $3.89.

Crispy Fruit Apple: Let’s be honest for a second. Sometimes, it’s not convenient to eat a fresh apple. Juice runs down your hand, and thick apple skin gets stuck in your teeth. Without a bathroom and running water at your disposal, it can get a bit messy. That’s exactly why we love these all natural, freeze-dried Fuji apple slices. There’s no need to worry about additives or preservatives, as this brand doesn’t use any. These apples are just that—apples.

The bottom line: These are perfect for those moments out and about. There’s no mess, no fuss, and you still get all the benefits of eating a deliciously natural apple. Get a six-pack for $7.99.

Trader Joe’s Apple + Fruit Bars: There’s something beautiful in simplicity, don’t you think? These bars have two kinds of fruit. That’s all. No preservatives, additives, fake colors, or artificial flavors. You can get apple with banana, mango, strawberry, or coconut. In a world full of all sorts of processed junk, we love finding gems like these.

The bottom line: Delicious, nutritious, and affordable. Each bar costs just $0.99.

Luna Bar: So we’re suckers for a healthy bar with a naughty twist, and this Choco Dipped Coconut Luna Bar is no exception. With nine grams of protein, three grams of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, these delicious bars are good for you even though they feel like dessert.

The bottom line: What can we say? We love this chocolate-coconut bar. We might love it because it’s more reminiscent of dessert than a protein bar, but hey, that’s our prerogative. Get a box of 15 for $18.75.

Justin's Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Blend: Forget the peanut butters of your youth, and give this nut butter a chance. It’s a decadent mixture of dry roasted hazelnuts and almonds, organic sugar, cocoa, cocoa butter, palm fruit oil, vanilla, and sea salt, and the finished product is an energy-packed nut spread. Spread it on apple slices, or simply grab a spoon. This delicious nut butter is great for a little energy boost, and it even comes in a little squeeze pack to take on the go.

The bottom line: We’re pretty much in love with commercial peanut butter’s healthy cousin, and now there’s no going back. Get a case of 10 1.15-ounce squeeze pack for yourself for just $11.99.

Boom Chickabites: Ancient grains plus popcorn plus pomegranate plus cashews? In our book, that equals pretty much the greatest snack ever. This is the perfect snack when you just feel like munching on something. Maybe you’ve stopped to take in a view, or you’ve sat down to rest your legs a bit. Trust us, it’s a good time for this snack to come into your life.

The bottom line: This healthy popcorn snack is everything we’ve been searching for and more. It uses whole grains, it’s gluten free, and hello, it has pomegranates. We’re sold. Get your own four-ounce bag for $3.99.

Salt Pepper Pistachios: Sweet, salty, and bright green, pistachios have kind of stolen our heart. Trader Joe’s added salt and pepper into the mix, and now it’s game over. Nuts are a simple go-to staple when it comes to energizing snacks, but these really take it to the next level.

The bottom line: With a handful of these, rest assured that you’ve got a quick, tasty snack that will provide you with energy and, with that light, peppery bite, keep you coming back for more. A 13-ounce bag is just $7.49.

Marge Granola: This local granola company based in Seattle produces some of the most delicious products. Apart from an A-plus product, everything is also refined sugar-free and non-GMO. We’re especially into the Hazelnut Cacao Nib Snack Pack, which has hazelnuts, walnuts, coconut, sesame seeds, cacao nibs, olive oil, and maple syrup. All good things, all ideal for a boost of energy.

The bottom line: First of all, we love that is local company started small and is gaining traction. We also love that it’s delicious and filled with the kinds of ingredients that are good for our body. Perhaps most of all, though, we love the three-ounce snack pack, which is perfect for travel and available for just $3.