Host Spotlight: Jenna

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 Jenna, who manages this secluded tiny house in Clinton on Whidbey Island, Washington.

1. What is the story behind you starting your glamping site?

In 2013, I built a tiny house on wheels so that I could pursue my dream of living debt-free. For an entire year, I traveled the country with my tiny house in tow before settling in the Pacific Northwest. Now that I'm debt-free, I'm able to spend the majority of my time traveling. When I'm away, I like to share my tiny house with others. It's a special space, and it helped me achieve my dreams. I hope that it inspires others, too!

2. What did you do before becoming a glamping host? What drew you to glamping?

Before becoming a glamping host, I have been a blogger and videographer. I like to share stories of other people living alternatively and building incredible structures.

3. In your opinion, how does your accommodation fit the definition of glamping?

My tiny house is the definition of glamping, because it's set in the woods, with rustic and chic decor and simple, yet efficient, amenities. Outside, you can appreciate nature while roasting marshmallows over the fire pit or hiking the nearby trails; meanwhile, at the house, you can watch wildlife from the porch or enjoy stargazing out of the skylight in the bedroom loft.

4. What is the most special thing about your property?

Everything in the tiny house is customized and personalized, with innovative, space-saving furniture and efficient appliances. See how small you can go!

5. What do you love the most about running a glamping site? What are some of the challenges you face?

I love that I get to share my space—it's a very special home to me. My favorite thing to do is read my guest book.

6. Tell us about your most memorable guest experience to date.

Some of the notes in my guest book are very heartfelt. One kind note was from someone who became inspired to build her own tiny house after staying in my space. There's no better feeling than that!

7. Which three words are most commonly used in guest feedback about your accommodation?

Stylish, quirky, and magical.

8. Tell us about the experience you provide for guests visiting your glamping site.

Guests can expect to have a private oasis in the woods while staying in a quirky, small space that provides comfort and a one-of-a-kind experience.

9. If you could have anybody stay at your accommodation, who would it be and why?

I love hosting people who like new experiences that push the boundaries of the typical hotel room.

10. Are there any upcoming additions/changes to your glamping site you would like to share with us?

I'm roofing the patio/deck in a few weeks, so that my guests can enjoy sitting on the patio in all-weather conditions. I also plan on doing some landscaping in the near future, including installing a herb garden that guests will be encouraged to use and harvest for their cooking pleasure.

*For the ultimate Washington getaway, book Jenna's tiny house in Washington here!

Top Weekend Getaways near Spokane, Washington

By Elizabeth Young

In eastern Washington, about 30 minutes from the Idaho border, sits the city of Spokane. The second most populous city in the state, Spokane attracts people of all walks of life to the Pacific Northwest. The city is surrounded by natural beauty and its residents have lots of opportunities to get outside.

The beautiful Spokane River runs throughout a majority of the city, and the downtown area is home to attractions such as Riverfront Park and the Bing Crosby Theater. From the fresh mountain air to the crystal clear night skies, glampers are sure to fall head over heels for this location.

Riverfront Log Cabin with Hot Tub

This is a photo of a family kayaking on a river.

Spend some quality time out on the river with friends and family.

This stunning log cabin rental can be found on the shores of the Little Spokane River and is perfect for a weekend getaway near Spokane, Washington—located just four minutes from the downtown area. It sleeps a total of six guests and offers two bedrooms, perfect for a weekend getaway with the whole family.

This is a log cabin near Spokane, Washington

Who wouldn't want to spend a weekend away here?

Spacious Family Getaway on Banks Lake

This is a family vacation rental on Banks Lake in Washington.

Staying near Spokane never looked so good.

This property is perched atop a hill overlooking the glorious Banks Lake in eastern Washington, not too far from Electric City. The Columbia River flows nearby and there is no shortage of outdoor adventures. Coleville Reservation is to the north, with Wenatchee National Forest to the west and Coeur d'Alene National Forest to the east.

This is a barbecue on Banks Lake.

You couldn't ask for a better view as you barbecue.

Luxury Cabin with Home Theater

This is a photo of a vacation rental in Spokane, Washington.

On the banks of Pine River, this spacious cabin is the perfect place for friends and family to gather.

This luxury cabin can be found in scenic Spokane, Washington, and can accommodate up to 10 guests between four bedrooms and two full bathrooms. With a home theater, a hot tub, and a spacious backyard, this rental is the ideal spot for friends and family to relax and spend some quality time together. This riverfront rental is the perfect four-season destination!

This is a photo of Mount Spokane Ski Resort.

Come winter, guests are only 25 minutes from Mount Spokane Ski Resort!

Looking for more? Check out these riverfront rentals across Washington or head to Glamping Hub for our full inventory!