Blogger Spotlight: Marinel

By Giovanna Tapia

After working as a lawyer in corporate america for 15 years, Marinel decided to transition out of that lifestyle to become a full-time mountain nomad and trekker. Through her blog, Brown Gal Trekker, podcasts, and workshops, she hopes to inspire others to do the same and explore more of the beautiful world we live in.

The blogger, Marinel, in front of mountains.

Marinel on one of her many trekking adventures.

Most recently, Marinel went back to the her homestate of Washington, where she explored the stunning, glacier-filled Mt. Baker and the lush Snoqualmie National Forest. We'll let her fill you in on her stay in the Evergreen state!

A landscape photo of Mt. Baker in Washington.

It's no wonder Washington is called The Evergreen State, look at all that green!

What was the best part about glamping in Washington state?

I love the convenience of the accommodations, in terms of its location and proximity to the major sights and trails in the area. In Mount Baker, for example, the accommodations were near the town center, where I dined or bought any necessities. At the same time, the trail heads were just a few minutes away.

Describe each of the accommodations you stayed in, in three words:

Rejuvenating. Cozy. Convenient.

A photo of the cabin in Mt. Baker from the exterior.

This cozy cabin is the perfect place to relax and rest up after a long day of trekking.

How did you get into trekking and hiking?

I discovered it later in life when I moved from Seattle to Washington, D.C., where I practiced as a prosecutor. My job was highly stressful, and as a result, I was looking for an outlet to destress. That's when I discovered there was a large national park near D.C. and one day, I decided to try hiking it.

That first time hiking was somewhat unpleasant, because everybody was walking at different paces, and many hikers were being left behind. To be honest, it was almost my first and last time hiking, but for some reason I decided to try it again.

From there, hiking became a ritual to allow myself to get away from everyday chores and obligations. I then discovered wilderness backpacking, which quickly became my favorite way of spending time in the outdoors, besides my usual affinity towards traveling overseas.

A landscape of Artist's Point in Mt. Baker, Washington.

The gorgeous view of Mt. Baker glacial peaks from Artist's Point

Do you prefer traveling solo or in groups? Why?

I find joy in doing both. Obviously, travleing in groups affords the ability to share the experience with others which can add more meaning to it. However, going solo requires you to reconnect with yourself and enjoy sometime to reflect on life. Solo traveling is a great way to experience freedom in the sense that we are able to roam wherever, whenever, and however we want.

A stunning view of Lake Ann in Mt. Baker, Washington.

The pristine and calm waters of Lake Ann of Mount Baker make for a beautiful spot to sit and reflect (literally!).

What is your favorite season to glamp? Why?

I find anytime can be the perfect time to glamp, especially since glamping means you have the comfort of having a warm bed, hot showers, and home-cooked meals. That's exactly why it's quite a treat to be able to glamp as opposed to camping or staying overnight in the outdoors—glamping allows for you to spend time in nature anytime without worrying about the weather or other natural elements.

A view of the Chain Lakes Loop and Lake Ann trails in Washington.

Marinal hiked along the Trail Lake Loops in Mount Baker, pictured above.

Where are your favorite places to travel in the fall?

Fall is my favorite time for hiking and trekking—so traveling in general would take me to the national parks in the West Coast or perhaps overseas in Europe somewhere or in far away places like Mongolia.

Where are your favorite places to travel in the summer?

As summer can be rather hot in the U.S., I would prefer to travel to places in South America or Africa.

For more unique, nature-based getaways in Washington, have a peek at our Washington portal!


Check out where else Marinel's trekking and travels have taken her on her blog, Facebook, Twitter,and Instagram. You can also hear more about her transition from working as a lawyer in corporate America to becoming a full-time nomad on SoundCloud!

5 Glamping Sites to Visit After Seeing "Amanda and Jack Go Glamping"

By Jessica Armstrong

Have you heard about this year's hit flick coming to theaters near you this November? "Amanda and Jack Go Glamping"—a comedy about a married couple who are looking to put the spark back into their relationship by going on a romantic glamping getaway—will show you that even with some bumps along the road, there is nothing better than experiencing the great outdoors with the one you love.

The movie poster for "Amanda and Jack Go Glamping."

This glamping film is sure to get moviegoers exploring the great outdoors in no time.

Premiering at Austin Film Festival, just in time to inspire some end of fall getaways, this movie will have you leaving the theater and heading straight to packing your bag for your very own romantic Texas getaway.

Looking for some hints on where to visit near the set? Here are five unbeatable sites near Austin, Texas, you will not want to miss out on.

Country Glamping Yurts Outside of Austin

The interior of a beautiful yurt with a king-size bed.

The interior of this country yurt is just as gorgeous as the scenery outside.

Take a drive outside Austin to find these charming glamping yurts, ready and waiting for couples of all ages to enjoy them. With king-size beds, electricity, and comfortable furnishings inside and outside of the yurt, glamping duos will feel at home and relaxed in no time. This accommodation is sure to put the spark into your getaway.

Classic Airstream Rental in Texas Hill Country

The inside of the couples yurt featuring a breakfast bar and queen-sized bed.

Guests will love waking up with a view of the forest and a pre-set breakfast bar.

Cozy up in a deluxe Airstream with modern features and epic views of the surrounding woods. Glampers looking for a secluded getaway, look no further because this Airstream rental is tucked into the stunning Jacobs Well nature areas in Texas Hill Country. Just a short drive from numerous restaurants and authentic Texan nightlife, couples can get a feel for it all at this accommodation.

Spacious Villa with Views of Lake Travis in Austin, Texas

Interior of the pet-friendly villa overlooking Lake Travis.

Enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine while enjoying stunning views of Lake Travis.

Glamping couples looking to invite their friends along for the experience will be heading to this gorgeous villa in no time. Perfect for six guests to relax and enjoy comfortably, this villa boasts upscale glamping. The views of Lake Travis from the rental's spacious deck will take glampers' breath away.

Unique Bell Tent Camping near San Antonio, Texas

The interior of this unique and vintage bell tent.

Guests will adore the vintage decor of this bell tent.

Wake up in the morning to the smells of fresh coffee, sweet teas, and the soothing scents of nature when visiting these romantic bell tents. Camping just got even more luxurious, and for couples looking to get away from it all, this sure is the place to escape to. With high-end features guests would find in a five-star hotel, endless views of Texas Hill Country, and nothing but a blanketed sky of stars to admire above, guests will instantly fall in love with these sites.

Beautifully Furnished Yurt Rental in Elgin, Texas

The exterior of this beautifully furnished yurt.

Surrounded by tall trees and lush greenery will really make glampers feel the connection with the wilderness.

In the heart of the forest, glampers will fall head over heels at this beautifully furnished yurt rental. Decked out and completely secluded, this is where glamping couples come to reconnect with nature—and one other. Offering high-end amenities, unbeatable scenic views, and more for glampers to discover onsite, no duo will want to miss out on a visit to this retreat.


To find your very own romantic Texas getaway, check our our portaland don't forget to see "Amanda and Jack Go Glamping" this November!

Win a Tree House Stay: Treetop Hideaways

By Chloe Stein

exterior of luna loft tree house at night

This giveaway has ended. Stay connected with our blog for an announcement on our Tree House Giveaway winner. Thanks to all who participated—good luck!

Have you been looking for the perfect excuse to sleep in the trees?

We've teamed up with the crew from Treetop Hideaways to give you and your glamper of choice a spectacular experience in one of our most prized tree houses. Enter to win this giveaway, and you'll receive a two-night stay at the Luna Loft Tree House.

Want to enter? Click here or scroll down for more info!

exterior photo of the large windowsLocated 10 minutes outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and close to the Appalachians, the owners of this tree house have turned a small piece of land to a haven for guests looking to explore this area.

exterior of the tree house during the dayThe Luna Loft Tree House is an incredible destination for couples looking for their first glamping adventure. Just take a gander at it's interior.

tree house interior in tennesseeIts most notable features include a custom-crafted interior, constructed out of vintage whiskey barrels and local aged wood sourced from a 1860s barn.

photo of surrounding natureMost importantly, its structure has been built to work with the natural tree growth and surrounding woodlands—making it not only a charming escape, but also an eco-friendly, sustainble structure.

photo of the tree house beams and lights

Want to win an additional prize? Head to our recent Instagram post, and tag a friend in the comments!


Be sure to check out our contest partners: Louise Claire Johnson, Serinda Swan, Megan of North Carolina Yoga Girl, Tanya of Hide My Coat,Carla of Mommy Minivan Monologues, Tanya of Hide My Coat, and Liz of With Wonder and Whimsy for more Glamping Hub contests, travels, and news.

Our Guide to Glamping in the Midwest

By Ben Clarke

The Midwestern region of the U.S. is a hugely diverse geographic area, comprised of 12 states. The region is referred to as "America's Heartland," due to the historical importance of its manufacturing and agricultural sectors, as well as the variety of large cities and small towns that broadly represent wider American culture. It is also home to some incredible natural landscapes, including the massive Great Lakes, the expansive Northwood forests, and more remote areas, such as the Badlands of South Dakota. This means that glampers have a lot of choice when planning their trip to the Midwest!

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

By far the biggest city in the Midwest, Chicago is the region's cultural capital. Famed for its deep-dish pizza, iconic skyline incorporating the Willis Tower, and being the hometown of Kanye West, Chicago is also an increasingly important site of art and culture. It hosts the Art EXPO Chicago every year, as well as the Lollapalooza music festival, and has Millenium Park, with its world-famous Cloud Gate sculpture. Not far outside the city limits is Lake Michigan and Illinois Wine Country.

Romantic Cottage Rental in Galena, Illinois

Why not base yourself inbetween the Windy City and Illinois Wine Country with this romantic cottage rental?

Table Rock Lake, Missouri

Table Rock Lake

Known across the nation for its excellent bass fishing, this idyllic clear water lake with stunning vistas is also a picturesque setting for swimming, boating, and watersports. It's widely heralded as one of the best locations in the Continental United States for scuba diving.

Inviting Log Cabin for Rent near Table Rock Lake

And once you've been busy making a splash at Table Rock Lake, why not come back home to the comfort and rustic style of this beautiful cabin rental?

Paul Bunyan State Trail, Minnesota

Paul Bunyan State Trail

The Paul Bunyan State Trail in central Minnesota is truly a four-season activity, comprised of over 100 miles of trails to cycle, hike, rollerblade, and snowmobile. It's perfect for families, as the trail is mostly level, but it also has some more challenging slopes. It offers an excellent whistle-stop tour of some of the state's best scenery, including the Brainerd Lakes, Crow Wing State Park, and Lake Bemidji State Park.

Rustic Cabins on the Brainerd Lakes, Minnesota

After you've spent the day enjoying the natural beauty of central Minnesota, why not relax in this rustic cabin rental on the Brainerd Lakes?

Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

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Completed in 1941, Mount Rushmore towers above the Black Hills of Keystone, South Dakota. It depicts four of the most significant Presidents in American history: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. With rock faces 18 meters high, this monument has become an iconic symbol of the United States and is a major tourist attraction, with over two million visitors annually.

Cozy Traditional Log Cabin with Fire Pit near Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

After you've seen this homage to early American settlement, why not live like a frontiersman in this traditional cabin rental?

The Black Hills National Forest and the Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota

The Black Hills National Forest spreads from southwestern South Dakota into northwestern Wyoming and is comprised of over 1.25 million acres of ponderosa pine forest. Black Elk Peak, the highest mountain in the range, at over 2,000 meters high.

Badlands National Park, South Dakota

The Badlands National Park comprises 244,000 acres of sharply eroded rocks amongst the largest protected mixed grass prairie in the United States. It is a truly desolate area, where you can travel for miles without a hint of civilisation.

Spacious Cabin Rental for Large Groups in Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota

If you're traveling in a large group and looking for somewhere to rest your heads, why not book this spacious cabin rental, which is perfectly situated for visiting both?


Keen to experience the best of the Midwest? Check out our vacation rentals in the Midwest, and book today!

Our Top 5 Tree Houses in the U.S.

By Nadia Yasmine

We know that there is no accommodation more sought after than a good, old-fashioned tree house, and at Glamping Hub, we’re certainly spoiled for choice. We see the best of the best on a daily basis, so narrowing it down to just five was a tall order.

High up in the tree tops, these accommodations reignite childhood playfulness, evoke memories of bedtime stories, and days out playing in the woods. Long before iPads and video games, tree houses were things of make-believe and adventure—Peter Pan, Swallows and Amazons, a trip into Wonderland, and all those other childhood stories that we all think we are a bit too old to reenact.

We live by the mantra that a tree house is not just for kids, and we think that you should, too. Get your backpacks ready and picnics packed...we’re going on an adventure!

1. The Luna Loft Tree House near the Appalachian Mountains, Georgia

A view from the exterior of the Luna Loft tree house in Georgia.
Magic in the treetops at the Luna Loft Tree House!

Our first stop takes us to this magical wooden tree house in the Appalachian Mountains of Georgia. Perfect for a couple or a group of four, this accommodation is everything you could have dreamed of as a child and more! Tucked away in the forest at the top of a hill, glampers can let their imagination run wild at this fairytale getaway.

2. Unique and Luxurious Tree House Hotel in Asheville, North Carolina

A view of the exterior of the tree house in Asheville, North Carolina.
Check out this fairytale paradise near Asheville, North Carolina.

This unique tree house can be found near the town of Asheville, North Carolina, and from the outside could easily be mistaken for a princess palace. Maybe Rapunzel is about to let down her golden hair, or a prince charming is hiding just around the corner. Inside, the immaculate interior is certainly fit for a prince or princess, and this vacation will surely be one for the books.

3. Tree House Rental near Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire

A view from the below the tree house in New Hampshire.
It doesn't get much better than this castle-style tree house near Lake Sunapee in New Hampshire.

If the previous tree house was a princess fairytale castle, this one is the home of the prince and his squires, all three of them that is. Located near Lake Sunapee in New Hampshire, this is a sturdy tree house, reminiscent of knights of old and days gone by, but not without a modern twist. The immaculate finish of both the interior and exterior, with the addition of luxury amenities and fittings, set this accommodation a cut above the rest!

4. Off-The-Grid and Eco-Friendly Tree House in Volcano, Hawaii

A view from in front of the rainforest tree house in Hawaii.
Get swept away by the beauty of the rainforest at this tree house getaway in Hawaii.

We’re leaving the woodlands behind us now and hopping on a plane in search of sunnier climes. Quite by accident, we have arrived at a bohemian, eco-friendly accommodation in Hawaii. This tree house is more Swiss Family Robinson, nestled in the rainforest and surrounded by banana trees, with exotic birds in the treetops—it doesn’t really get more magical than this! Hawaii isn’t quite Guinea, but we think it’s pretty darn exotic!

5. Romantic Tree House near Chattanooga in North Georgia

Part of the lovely interior of the tree house in North Georgia.
You'll never want to leave this luxury rental suspended in the trees in Georgia.

Sadly, all good things must come to an end, and back we go. Our round trip concludes in Georgia once more—but not without one last stop on this magical journey through the trees.

One could be mistaken in thinking we were already back to adult life, sipping a coffee in a chic apartment with cutting-edge interior design fit for any young professional. Well…not quite yet.

This stylish accommodation can be found suspended in the high treetops, with stunning views of Chattanooga. Who says we have to grow up quite yet?

A view of the romantic Georgia tree house in the distance.
Discover your inner child at this unique tree house in Georgia.


Want to win a trip to one of these tree houses? Follow us on Instagram and enter to win a two-night stay at the Luna Loft Tree House seen above! Find your inner child and start planning your treetop adventure today.

Staff Picks: 4 Reasons to Visit Julian, California

By Jessica Armstrong

It wouldn't be a vacation to California without some glamping, and I've got a special treat for you. While I'd love to keep the charming town of Julian, California, a secret just for me and my family, it would be wrong of me not to share.

A beautiful view of Lake Julian from the tree house cabin.

A stunning view of Lake Julian from the comfort of Rick Dyer's tree house cabin.

Just an hour outside of San Diego, Julian offers epic views of nature around every corner, the US's best apple pie (yum!), deer sightings almost every hour, and one of the best glamping sites I have visited to date. For a town of only 1,502 residents, Julian sure has a lot to offer glampers looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of city life.

1. Rick Dyer's Tree House Cabin

I have had my eye on this accommodation for quite some time, and boy, did it exceed my expectations. From waking up to woodpeckers in the trees to enjoying the sunset from the Jacuzzi after an excellent day of hiking, this tree house cabin was the perfect place to call home for the week. Having been passed down for generations, Rick has made this glamping accommodation a true haven for families to spend some quality time with each other.

Rick Dyer giving us the grand tour of the cabin rental.

Be sure to get the full tour to learn fun facts about this glamping rental.

A photo of the author in front of the tree house.

I couldn't help but get a photo in front of this beautiful retreat.

All bundled up around the kitchen table playing board games, catching up, making new memories, and sharing laughs that could probably be heard across the canyon is exactly what glamping with the family is all about. When visiting this cabin be sure to ask Rick for the grand tour—it is worth hearing all the fun facts about the previous owners' family stories. This will not be my last visit to this tree house cabin.

A view of the tree house from the trails above.

Explore the trails above the tree house to get the most epic views of Julian.

2. Julian Apple Pie

If you have heard of Julian, apple pie was probably mentioned in the same sentence. Why is Julian so famous for apple pie, you ask? During the Gold Rush, Julian arose as a charming mountain town and along with it came an outstanding number of apple trees. As the saying goes, when life gives you apple make apple pies—and so they did.

One of Julian's delicious pie companies.

This may or may not have been our secret pie spot, but guess you will have to find out for yourselves.

With over five different pie companies in Julian alone, glampers will have to make a day of touring the different cafes to find out which one really is the best. We found our answer, but I will keep that an insider's secret for now.

Dutch Apple Pie from Julian Pie Company.

We're still dreaming of Dutch Apple Pie.

3. Antiquing

There is nothing I love more than a good shopping trip, and Julian is filled with the cutest antique stores. A personal favorite? The Warm Hearth of Julian. With cookbooks, kitchen products, clothing, and home goods galore, it was hard not to spend more than an hour browsing the trinkets and collectibles this store has to offer. I wouldn't be the shopper I am if I did not pick up a few collectibles to fill my house with.

A view from the top of Stonewall Peak hike.

There is nothing quite as good as hiking to the top of Stonewall Peak with this view as your reward.

4. Hiking Stonewall Peak

The exquisite views that stretch from Julian to the Pacific Ocean are worth the hike up Stonewall Peak. A good hike for beginners and intermediate hikers, it takes about two hours and 30 minutes from start to finish. I would not recommend hiking this trail on a very windy day, as the top of the hike requires stairs and holding onto rails, but on a sunny day like ours, it could not be beat. I cannot wait to go back and visit more trails surrounding this peak.

A view from the other side of Stonewall Peak hike.

My brother is a professional climber, so he did all the daredevil work for us.

A view of Julian from the top of Stonewall Peak.

A photo does not quite capture the beauty to been seen from the top of Stonewall Peak.

From a lovely stay at Rick's tree house cabin to the yumminess of apple pie and the breathtaking views of Southern California, Julian is one for the books.


Be sure to check out more amazing, one-of-a-kind getaways in Southern California, including this amazing Julian tree house rental for your next getaway!

The Best Fall Weekend Glamping Trip

By Jackie Dreyer

This post was written by a guest author.

If you’re planning an upcoming glamping trip—or if you’d like to try glamping for the first time—it might be difficult to find the perfect location. To make your decision easier, we’ve chosen the following five best places to reserve a glamping getaway this fall.

A view from outside of the cedar green house in Silverton, Oregon.
There's nothing quite so dreamy as this level of seclusion at this Oregon cottage.

1. Peaceful Cedar Green House – Silverton, Oregon

It’s hard to believe someone living in the Pacific Northwest would need an escape to nature when so much of the region is made up of incredible natural landscape. Still, nature calls, and glamping is the perfect way to experience the areas outside of the hipster haven of Portland.

This cottage in Silverton, Oregon, puts you directly in touch with the nature around you. The greenhouse-style dwelling has floor-to-ceiling windows broken up only by cedar support beams, so you can see the lush trees surrounding the place. If that’s not enough to sell you, consider the fact that there’s a hot tub inside of the house, and we’re pretty sure you’ll be booking your weekend here ASAP.

Two of the lovely eco-cabins at this glamping site in Texas Hill Country.
Get ready for a relaxing yoga retreat at this Texas glamping gem.

2. Eco-Cabin in Texas Hill Country – Spicewood, Texas

Just outside the hustle-and-bustle of Austin, you’ll find this peaceful cabin, nestled in a community that centers upon serenity. Once you book your stay, you can also sign up for yoga classes and massage package to make your experience all the more relaxing.

Even if you don’t sign up for extras, you can take advantage of the communal Floating Cabin, which is a great perch for reading and spotting wildlife. You can also swim and kayak from the Floating Cabin’s edge, too!

One of the cozy log cabin rentals available at this glamping resort in South Dakota.
A cozy log cabin stay is just what the doctor called for in South Dakota.

3. Charming Log Cabin Rentals at Resort – Spearfish, South Dakota

This property was named one of the top 10 must-see log cabin vacation sites—and for good reason. It’s smack-dab in the middle of all of South Dakota’s most incredible parks, landscapes, and historical sites. Just down the road, you can find Deadwood, a key town in the midst of the national gold rush. A 90-minute drive will take you to the Black Hills, an awe-inspiring National Forest just next door to Mount Rushmore.

Spearfish itself is a place of incredible natural beauty, too, so you can certainly stick to your glamping destination if you’re just there for a weekend. The property has many on-site amenities, including a pool, fire pits, and a dog park, making it a great option if you’re bringing four-legged glampers along.

The beautiful interior of the tree house's bedroom in California.
Make your childhood dreams come true at this California tree house.

4. Magically Romantic Tree House in Eucalyptus Grove – Petaluma, California

Glamping in this California tree house brings you up close and personal with nature—tree limbs jut through the house and into the living space—but that’s all part of the place’s rustic, romantic charm. It sits in Sonoma County, and its height gives you a bird’s eye view of the Golden State’s incredible rolling hills.

Of course, being that you’re in Sonoma County, it would be a shame to miss the area’s best wineries, and you can also drive to many of the Bay Area’s natural highlights, including Point Reyes National Seashore. Or consider yourself "outdoorsy" by grabbing a glass of wine, cracking open a book, and reading while sitting in an actual treetop—the choice is yours.

The inside of the waterfront cabin in Woodstock, New York.
This waterfront rental is the perfect Upstate New York destination from which to enjoy the fall foliage.

5. Historic Former Mill Turned Waterfront Luxury Rental – Woodstock, New York

If you’re glamping with friends, a trip to Woodstock, New York, could be in the cards. This historic mill—built along both Cooper Lake and Sawkill Streams in the 1800s—sleeps four and has all of the comforts of home, including a gas fireplace.

And, while the Woodstock Festival no longer takes place in this town, it’s still a popular destination for artists of all mediums. You can take a break from outdoor pursuits by exploring the thriving local cultural scene to see it for yourself. Otherwise, the mountains, waterfalls, and hikes to both will give you the taste of beautiful nature you seek.

Where will your first glamping trip take you? If this list has proven anything, it’s that you can glamp just about anywhere in the U.S., from the luxurious rolling hills of Sonoma Wine Country to the wild forests of South Dakota. All you have left to do now is decide which is the right destination for your next trip, pack a bag, and get glamping.


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Author Bio: Kacey is a lifestyle blogger for The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations and cultures, all while portraying her love for the world around her through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing, and inspiring posts.

Top Destinations for a Weekend Getaway in New Hampshire

By Ben Clarke

New Hampshire

Summer has ended, and that spells the end of the long summer holiday. However, like a phoenix out of the ashes, the mini-break rises to take its place. If you're looking for somewhere exciting to rekindle some of that summer spirit in the midst of a long fall, why not take a weekend getaway to New Hampshire? We've suggested a few of our top destination options for you below!

The White Mountains

The White Mountains
The White Mountains are induspitably the best place to hike in New Hampshire.

This truly is a four-season destination. Known for its awesome hiking trails that snake up through pine forests to majestic peaks, the White Mountains are also a premier skiing destination in the winter. There are even extensive scenic drives for when the weather takes a nasty turn!

Fabulous Chalet Rental in the Pines
Check out this beautiful cabin right on the edge of the National Forest.

Manchester

Manchester, New Hampshire

A lively urban center in the middle of a tranquil state, Manchester offers entertainment, culture, and history in equal measure. Visit an art museum, see a play, catch a game, or listen to live music—Manchester has it all. The beautiful Livingston Park and Lake Massabesic complement the city perfectly.

Unique Vacation Cottage Rental near Manchester, New Hampshire
Why not try this open-plan four-person cabin just outside Manchester?

The Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail leads through the Eastern United States, from Springer Mountain in Georgia all the way to Mount Katahdin in Maine. New Hampshire hosts 161 miles of the trail and features more miles above treeline than any other state, which means it has the best panoramic views! You're bound to be weary from all that hiking, so put your feet up in one of our cabins!

Spacious Outdoor Log Cabin Rental in Bath, New Hampshire
This spacious outdoor log cabin sits just outside the picturesque town of Bath.

Lake Winnipesaukee

Lake Winnipesaukee

Lake Winnipesaukee, at 21 miles long, is the largest lake in New Hampshire and has something for everyone. There are cruises along the lake that offer cooked meals, live music, and entertainment. The Mill Falls Marketplace makes for an unparalelled shopping and dining experience and features a 12-meter waterfall. Those who want an adventure can hike up to the Castle in the Clouds, a turn-of-the-century mansion affording unrivaled views over the lake.

Idyllic Cottage by Lake Winnipesaukee
How about a romantic escape to a beautiful lakeside cottage?


Feeling inspired? There's plenty more where that came from! Check out our East Coast Accommodations for Travel Experts.

Host Spotlight: Kutira

By Jackie Dreyer

Editor's note: Each month, we'd like to introduce you to one of our wonderful Glamping Hub hosts and what inspired them to create a glamping site. This month, we have Kutira, who manages an eco-retreat on the Island of Maui in Hawaii.

A lovely view of the exterior of an eco-friendly bamboo cottage in Maui, Hawaii.

1. When was the first time you heard the term glamping?

A few years ago.

2. What inspired you to have your own glamping site?

We are a fully self-sustainable, eco-friendly community, and our mission is to help people reconnect with nature and enjoy the benefits of a more natural way of living.

3. If you could describe your property or the glamping experience you offer in three words, what would they be?

Rejuvenating, reinvigorating, and relaxing.

A group of glampers doing yoga in one of the property's yoga facilities.

4. Why would you recommend people to go glamping?

It is the most natural way to connect with the land, get grounded, and find relaxation in an environmentally-friendly place, where it is easier to unwind, restore, and recharge the energy.

5. What should people expect when they come to your glamping site?

A sustainable paradise located where the sun is rising. A place “where your vacation becomes a transformation!” Our property is the ideal destination no matter whether you're seeking sanctuary, writing the next chapter of your life, on your honeymoon, or simply taking a vacation.

A lovely view of the interior of an eco-friendly, bamboo cottage at this glamping site in Maui.

6. What makes your property unique?

Come explore elegant green living at Maui's magical, premiere eco-retreat. Here, guests will enjoy being directly next to the ocean, beautiful hiking trails, waterfall lagoons, a romantic setting, sunrise views, yoga and meditation classes, and only 15 minutes from town.

7. What’s your favorite part about owning a glamping property?

Seeing the full transformation that our guests go through from the beginning of their stay with us until the end of their journey.

A view from the outside of the main building at the eco-retreat in Maui.

8. What makes your property eco-friendly?

We operate on solar energy from panels installed on our buildings, our water is pumped directly from our own well and rain catchment system, and we live sustainably and self-sufficiently from the land through organic farming.

At our property, you can enjoy the benefits of a setting that is free from electromagnetic waves, such as Wi-Fi (except in the main house, where guests can check their emails, etc).

All of our buildings are ecologically built. Our bamboo structures and temples are both unique and historic. We are the first permitted bamboo structure in the entire United States.

A relaxing suite with calming nature views at this eco-retreat in Maui.


Interested in a glamping escape to Hawaii? See more of what Kutira's unique accommodations can offer here, here, here, here, here, and here!