Blogger Spotlight: Chloe goes to Colorado

By Jessica Armstrong

Colorado is always a perfect choice for fall glamping, and Chloe of Time Travel Blonde can tell you that firsthand. After visiting this breathtaking cabin in Longs Peak, Chloe has a thing or two to share about how to do glamping right. One thing she made sure to pack for the adventure? Her adorable family, to share the experience of glamping together for the first time.

Follow along for the ride as Chloe shares the ins and outs of her stay with her family to this beautiful cabin in Colorado.

Chloe and Cam enjoying the picturesque views from the cabin.

Chloe and baby Cam are both mesmerized by the picturesque views surrouding their charming cabin rental.

What is your favorite part about glamping in the fall and why?

I loved glamping in the fall because of the fall foliage. Colorado has some of the best in the country and to be in the thick of it is just amazing. What we especially loved about our mountain cabin was being up in the mountains, completely surrounded by trees. It was stunning!

Do you prefer to go glamping solo? In small groups or big group?

I prefer both small and big groups. I love going glamping with my husband, our son, and our dog—making memories just us. However, it's also so fun going traveling with friends! Being with my family is more relaxing, where as being in a big group is just a fun party. It just depends on how we're feeling!

A view of the deck of the cabin.

Spacious both indoors and out, so even man's best friend has plenty of room to explore.

What is one of your most memorable glamping experiences?

Probably this one to Nederland was our most memorable. We had never gone glamping as a family before, so to bring Cam along for the fun was so sweet and memorable. We also love staying in cabins in National Parks, such as Bryce Canyon and San Dunes! It's so fun! I can definitely see many more glamping trips in our future.

The master bedroom of the cabin rental.

No tossing and turning for these glampers- Chloe found all the comforts of her own home in this rustic cottage.

What has glamping taught you about travel and nature?

What I love about glamping is that it can be as slow-paced or as adventure-driven as you would like it to be. For us, we loved being completely surrounded by nature and being able to reconnect, with out having to sacrifice comfort. Being so surrounded by nature was such a nice reminder to get off our phones and laptops and just enjoy each others company. However, when we do feel active, I love being able to walk out the front door and go on some amazing hikes!

What is your favorite type of accommodation and why?

I love all different kinds: unique houses, cabins, five-star hotels...My husband and I have traveled throughout the world and have so many fond memories of all the different accommodations that we've stayed in. From camping in Europe to traditional huts in Thailand, it just makes the memories that much better!

The vintage fireplace in the cabin rental.

The Time Travel Blonde, living up to her name, truly enjoyed the vintage vibe of her cabin rental.

What trends do you follow when planning a glamping getaway?

I always think of what season it is when planning a trip. When we planned our glamping trip, we knew we wanted to be up in the mountains to catch a glimpse of the leaves changing. Colorado is famous for having such beautiful fall leaves and that definitely played a part in our planning. Also, I love using Instagram for travel inspiration. I've learned about so many cool places from travel influencers, and it definitely sparks our wanderlust.

A view of the woods outside the cabin.

The stunning mountain views make for an excellent fall getaway.

How has glamping changed the way you vacation?

One of the things that I loved most about glamping, especially with Cam, is that it feels more like home. We've got plenty of room to wash his bottles, play, another room for him to sleep in and put the baby monitor up (especially if we want to stay up without waking baby)...it's like all the comforts of home but while we're away! Being in a hotel is nice and all, but sometimes you feel so cramped, especially with how much we now bring for Camden.

Another aspect that we like about glamping is that it's a good way to get out into nature without having to sleep in a tent. Josh and I used to do a ton of dispersed camping here in Colorado before Cam arrived, and it was fun. But now that we have a little baby with us, I love that glamping still provides the nature aspect with out having to compromise comfort.

A view of the expansive woods outside the cabin.

There's no better way to get in touch with nature than glamping out in a sea of green.

To find your very own Colorado getaway, browse through our collection of unbeatable Colorado accommodations!


Don't forget to check out Chloe's blog, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for more glamping adventures to come.

Host Spotlight: Gail

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 Gail, who manages this fairy-tale luxury cottage in West Glacier, Montana, and these stunning tree houses in Whitefish, Montana.

An exterior photo of the tree house cabin in Whitefish, Montana.

Looking out towards Glacier, Montana, and surrounded by woodlands and mountains, you'll be quick to want to call this tree house home.

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

Yes, several years ago.

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

I grew up with memories of a tree house! I was raised in Pennsylvania in the 60s, and my father was a contractor who built thousands of single-family homes. He always had scrap lumber around the house. With his help, my siblings and I built a rough tree house in an oak tree near our home.

Our tree house was a place that I could visit and anything was possible. It was a place without limitations where my imagination could run free. If I wanted it to be a rocket ship, a castle, or a mansion in my mind, it was. As a child in that tree house, nothing was impossible.

Our original tree house was very basic, but it fueled my desire for a "real" tree house, which wasn't fulfilled until I turned 58! This past fall, we started construction on Snow Bear Chalets—the world's first ski-in/ski-out tree houses!—which are located five feet from the slopes at Whitefish Mountain Resort in Whitefish, Montana.

A view from the tree house's great room and its welcoming balcony.

The tree house's cozy interior brings the outdoors indoors,with stunning views from every room.

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

Whimsical, luxurious, and unique.

4. What was your first glamping /camping experience?

Our tree houses!

5. Why would you recommend people to go glamping?

It opens up a whole new way to travel.

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Guests will love the tree house's layout, including a well equipped kitchen for easily whipping up meals all trip long.

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

Expect to smile a lot!

7. What makes your property unique?

We are the world's first ski-in/ski-out tree houses.

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

Being able to stay here when it's not booked!

One of the tree house's charming bedrooms.

A good night's sleep is easily obtained from any of the cozy bedrooms at the tree house.

9. What makes your property eco-friendly?

We kept the trees on the property and built around them, as well as used the best environmentally-friendly products in construction, maintenance, and cleaning.

10. Anything else you’d like to add?

I'm passing on the tradition! When my five-year-old granddaughter first set foot in the turret of one of the tree houses, she went to the window, grabbed her hair and asked me to open the window. When I asked her why, she looked at me like I was clueless and said, "How can my prince climb the tower if I don't throw my hair down?" The magic and love of fairy-tale tree houses along with the belief of infinite possibility has been passed on to the next generation.

A whimsical lofted space in the Whitefish, Montana, tree house.

As if staying here couldn't get any more magical, check out the turreted ceiling, beautifully painted like the Montana night sky.


*Book Gail's gorgeous Montana cottage and tree houses here, here, here, and here. You're sure to love our unique Montana getaways, too!

Blogger Spotlight: Alena

By Jessica Armstrong

Let Alena of ModaPrints take you to a place where the land is filled with trees and mountains, where the horses run wild in the wild, and the glampers instinctively flock like birds flying south for the winter—a little place called Colorado.

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The interior of this [spacious Carbondale yurt](https://glampinghub.com/unitedstatesofamerica/mountainstates/colorado/carbondale/romantic-getaway-aspen-colorado/).
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Making her first Glamping Hub debut, Alena gives us all the deets on couples glamping, what not to forget in your suitcase, and why this yurt accommodation is the bee's knees. Read below for more!

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What are the five things you have in your suitcase for every glamping trip?

Lotion because I can't handle being dry, wipes when you are feeling lazy to walk to the bathroom and wash your face, a hair brush, wine, and tennis shoes!

How do climate and weather affect what you pack?

I checked the weather, and it said snow, but knowing Colorado, it snows for an hour and everything melts by noon and it's so warm! I packed snow boots and a jacket just in case but also brought shorts and warmer clothes, too! I actually used my jacket for sitting my the fire late at night and shorts during the day, because it was actually hot after a long day of hiking!

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A beautiful view of the [yurts](https://glampinghub.com/unitedstatesofamerica/mountainstates/colorado/carbondale/romantic-getaway-aspen-colorado/) ceiling with a skylight.
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Comfortable and casual or chic and trendy? What’s your travel style and why?

It really depends on what we have planned. I brought comfy and causal, as well as a trendy outfit for our dinner plans.

What kind of amenities do you make sure the glamping site provides before you pack them, and why?

Coffee, because I will literally be a grump all morning if I don’t have at least one cup, and milk for my coffee! I've never experienced glamping before so I looked to see if they had a shower and bathroom—that's all I really need.

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Overpacker or underpacker? Why? Also, do you have any special tips on how to avoid being one or the other? What are they?

I used to be an over-packer and said enough is enough! I look at the weather and make plans on what we will be doing each day and lay out my outfits to make sure I am bringing everything I need. This helps with underpacking and overpacking, planning your days, and knowing what you will be doing helps.

What are your favorite things to bring glamping and why?

Stuff to make s'mores with, my laptop with at least two movies downloaded, and a bottle of wine! S’mores because glamping without a camp fire and s’mores is no fun. Two movies because we love staying up and watching old classic movies with a glass of wine!

What was your most memorable moment at your glamping stay?

We loved how peaceful it was and how my husband and I had absolutely no service unless we walked to the bathroom to get Wi-Fi. We loved being able to just talk and get away from the crazy, busy lifestyle we have back home.

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What surprised you about glamping?

How nice everything was and just how we felt so at home!
If you could visit another site soon, where would it be?
Somewhere by the beach would be a dream come true.

To see more beautiful destinations that Colorado has to offer, check out the luxury accommodation portal here.

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