Travel Inspo: Our 5 Most-Booked Glamping Sites in 2018

By Kyomi Wade

Can you believe it? It feels like just yesterday we were scribbling down our New Year's resolutions, and now, here we are almost halfway through the year! More than ever, people all over the globe are catching on that glamping is truly one of the most breathtaking ways to spend time in nature and appreciate the beauty earth has to offer, and we are happy to guide them to that perfect glamping experience.

We've looked at the bookings for 2018 so far to see where have been the most popular places to stay on Glamping Hub. Whether for those yet to try glamping or just to book their holiday this year, we present the best bit of travel inspiration you'll stumble across today. Without further ado, here are our 5 most booked glamping sites of 2018!

1. Pet-Friendly Safari Cabin Tent near Warner Springs, California


Though the adorable dog in photo is not included, this pet-friendly accommodation is a firm-favorite and was the most visited in all of 2017, too, so we’re not surprised it's proving to be popular again this year. Being spacious, having panoramic views, and with the added perk of a private hot tub, staying here offers the opportunity to enjoy nature in a comfortable way.

Glampers will love the easy access to all the basics needed, such as coffee, good DVDs, and a pizza oven (a nice touch, if we do say so ourselves), as well as being able to completely disconnect from your day-to-day. If you are bringing a pet, you'll love watching them enjoy the great outdoors along with you, too. And yes, before you ask, it's in easy reach of Wi-Fi, just in case you need to check in with the outside world.

2. Eco-Friendly Tree House in Santa Cruz Mountains near Monterey Bay, California


A leisurely stroll through the woods will get you to your front door of your vacation rental, which just so happens to be a tree house! A queen-size bed, a well-equipped kitchen, and a hot tub will assure your comfort levels are met while you take in the beauty of the surrounding redwood forest. If you are a keen hiker, the hiking trails at The Forest of Nisene Park come highly recommended, so make sure you make some time for it.

One of the things we personally love is that this tree house is just 17 minutes from the coast, so you can really get the both worlds—perfect for indecisive travelers. One thing is for sure, though: it is guaranteed to be truly unique.

3. Inviting Cabin surrounded by the Redwoods Forest near Big Sur, California


It's time for some cabin love. You can really become at one with nature in this beautiful rental—bathing in its private outdoor baths, while being surrounded by the Big Sur redwood forest, a tranquil creek that runs by the property, and the chirping blue jays. It’s enough to truly allow you to unplug from the business of your standard day-to-day, but Wi-Fi can be requested if needed.

Better yet, you'll only be 15 minutes away from Carmel Beach for the coast-chasers among your party. The city of Carmel, where the cabin is located, has a European feel and a rich history that glampers can learn about, but you can just as easily go and simply enjoy sampling the various restaurants and boutiques on offer.

Being one of our most popular properties, we can tell you two things you won't forget about this cabin: the view and the best night's sleep you’ve had in ages.

4. Peaceful Green House near Silverton, Oregon


With this glamping gem, you'll find yourself amid the infamous Pacific Northwest in Oregon—both near the world-famous Silver Falls State Park and situated on a 67-acre organic farm. Animal lovers will feel truly at home here, with cats, dogs, and horses roaming the grounds.

At this cabin, the true beauty lies in its walls, which are deliberately transparent, so you always feel surrounded by the beautiful landscape. And, of course, like many of our popular glamping sites, a huge plus is the hot tub, which will only further help you relax amid these tranquil surroundings.

5. Romantic Tree House in the Redwoods of Santa Cruz, California


Get ready to fulfill all your childhood dreams in style. This tree is small but perfectly formed, perfect for you and your other half to have a nature-based escape. You'll naturally want to spend some quality time with your fellow glampers while on vacation, which is easily done at this secluded accommodation.

Situated not too far from Santa Cruz, you'll be able to easily explore local shops and tuck into some quality cuisine, too. So what else can you expect from this property? Aside from great access to hiking trails, as is the case with most of our best accommodations, you are only a five-minute walk to the world famous Mystery Spot, a 15-minute drive to the beaches of Santa Cruz, and close to two golf courses—sounds like a good plan to us!


We've found over 60 glamping sites that have had people particularly enamored this year. To see the full list for 2018, click here. Don't forget to share this list with someone who needs to try glamping this year, too!

Ultimate Hudson Valley Summer Rentals

By Kyomi Wade

Escape the city this summer and leave your footprints on the natural beauty that is the Hudson Valley. As the motto goes, we invite you to "follow the river" and experience a fun-but-cultural getaway—packed with various hiking trails, biking routes, plunge pools, wineries, fruit-picking, and fresh farm food offered by the region.

The vacation rental you choose should be as beautiful and enriching as the nature that surrounds it, so we've compiled a quality collection of ultimate cabins where you can rest your head. Whether you're planning a family, couple, or group getaway, we guarantee you'll find the right place to make some unforgettable memories and explore the magic of the great outdoors at the same time!

Where to stay

Romantic Cabin Getaway in Woodstock

First up we want to highlight a perfect getaway for couples: this romantic cabin is nestled into the woods of northern Woodstock and is perfectly located for making short trips to Catskills, Big Indian Wilderness, or even Kaaterskill Falls.

Embrace an active holiday by venturing one of the many hiking trails, and when night falls, retreat to your cozy home base to relax in the hot tub while looking at the stars. We also can all agree that summer is the perfect occasion for a barbecue, and guess what? This property conveniently has one waiting for you on the deck!

Pet-Friendly Family Cabin Getaway in Phoenicia

You don't have to forget your furry friends when booking a vacation this summer. With two bedrooms featuring queen-size beds, this luxury camping cabin is the ideal place to escape to with your family this summer. Though the cabin is wonderfully secluded, everything is within a 10-minute drive, according to guest reviews, including hiking, diners, and groceries. Directly outside, the cabin gives way to large deck with a hammock, where you can fall asleep in the sun.

Wandering further outside, Hunter Mountain and Bellayre are only minutes away. Encourage the family to embrace the variety of activities available, from wildlife viewing and fishing to cycling, climbing, and kayaking. Boredom is impossible here!

Group Cabin Getaway in Purling


Your entire glamping group can leisurely enjoy nature right on your doorstep at this charming cabin that overlooks the astounding Shinglekill Falls. There are natural pools and hiking trails to be explored nearby by day and the sound of waterfalls to fall asleep to by night.

Food lovers will be smiling the whole holiday, as there is a private chef on site, but you can also head to the Catskills, where you can sample the local produce championed by the region. And one of the best things about this property? It sleeps 12 people, so you don't have to leave anyone behind!

Solo Colorful Cabin Getaway in Woodstock

An escape to nature to be alone with your thoughts and enjoy the treasures of the Hudson Valley—how about it? In the morning at this beautifully bright cabin, you can enjoy your complimentary breakfast with locally-made jams and then venture out to hike in the Overlook Mountain Wild Forest or boat and kayak at the Ashokan Reservoir. The glamping site has amazing facilities, too, so you can wander down to the bar, restaurant, hot tub, or pool, as well as enjoy live music and concerts with local and touring musicians.


Feeling inspired to plan your holiday in the Hudson Valley? Make time for adventure this summer and book a beautiful cabin in the great outdoors. We have almost 1,000 options for you here!

Earth Day, Ecotourism, and What You Can Do to Help

By Kyomi Wade

Without nature, one of the four pillars of Glamping Hub's core values would crumble—which is why we, as a business, both respect and appreciate every aspect of it. This month, as Earth Day approaches on April 22, we are taking the opportunity to help spread the word about its aims and complex subject of ecotourism.

Glamping Hub will be donating 10% of the day's revenue to the official Earth Day Network and have launched a Green Pledge with the full support of the company's senior management.

Photo courtesy Earth Day Network

What is ecotourism?

As you begin to understand the principles of ecotourism, it is easy to immediately be thrown off by the industry's technical jargon. Eco-friendly, responsible tourism, conscious travel, and green tourism are just a few of the larger list of terms that are regularly used in an interchangeable way.

But we have good news for you! The majority of these definitions unify to support quite a simple ethos: protecting and respecting local culture, adopting environmentally-friendly practices, and economically supporting local communities in a sustainable way.

We particularly like the definition of Ecotourism coined by the director of the International Sustainable Tourism Initiative at Harvard, Epler Wood: "responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.” For example, it might be easier to think of conserving the natural wonders of our earth as ecotourism—which it is—but equally so is making sure that the locals are economically benefiting from tourism.

The travel industry has the opportunity to provide education, job/career creation, and development for local communities. However, due to what is referred to as "tourism leakage," sometimes only a mere 10% of money is going back to the local community. Your contribution as a conscious traveler can be awareness when traveling, choosing to spend your money at local businesses whenever possible.

Earth Day and making a difference

This year, Earth Day is calling each and every one of us to pledge to end plastic pollution, one of the most important environmental problems that we face today and one that we have contributed to greatly—whether knowingly or not. Did you know that 300 million tons of plastic are sold each year and that 90% of that is thrown away? The opportunity to tackle this is huge, and with your input we can really make a difference.

But why should you care about plastic pollution? The issue with plastic is that the amount of plastic we create is essentially here forever. To put it into perspective, one single plastic bottle, though it may decompose, takes close to 500 years to fully do so. Moreover, although it breaks down, it still remains in our soil and water, affecting our crops, ocean life, and ourselves.

When plastic decomposes in the ocean for example, it breaks down into small poisonous particles, microplastics, that are then swallowed by ocean life and, later, humans. As if this wasn't enough reason for concern, the energy it takes to simply create plastic creates omissions that catalyze climate change. Therefore, if we think about how much plastic we use on a daily basis, pledging to recycle or cut down on usage seems like a small feat to combating climate change and protecting the health of both our sea life and ourselves.

What you can do and our pledge

Thanks to our wonderful and proactive Glamping Hub Green Initiative Team, we have already started to take steps as a business to reduce our waste and recycle. We have developed a system to educate our office on what goes where, making the process of recycling easier for everyone. Currently, we can are recycling plastic, cans, paper, glass, and batteries.

Continuing the green theme and our support of Earth Day on April 22, we pledge to not use plastic bottles, bags, and straws for the whole month of April. We have also organized fundraising initiatives to add to our contribution.

If you're wondering what you can do to help out starting today, let us be of assistance. Begin by reading some easy-to-implement tips on traveling green. If you are a traveler, you may or may not know that 2017 was the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, and a very useful resource is their "Tips For a Responsible Traveler" guide, from the #travelenjoyrespect campaign, which you can find here.

You can also sign the Earth Day petition to end plastic pollution. The petition calls on governments and world leaders to take note of the severity of plastic pollution. Your signature would make a world of a difference in showing those in charge that we, the people of planet Earth. You can find the petition here!

Lastly, you can book your next glamping trip with peace of mind! As mentioned above, Glamping Hub will be donating 10% of revenue made on Earth Day, April 22, to the official Earth Day Network. You can plan your perfect getaway knowing that you are simultaneously making a pledge to protect our earth.

Want to browse some beautiful, eco-friendly properties on Glamping Hub? Start exploring here!


We hope that by Glamping Hub pledging to make internal changes, we have made you think about your relationship with our planet. Though we don’t yet consider ourselves to be a fully eco-friendly company, we hope you will join us in our journey to do so,one step at a time!