Blogger Spotlight: Gina glamps in New York

By Jessica Armstrong

Join along in on the journey as Gina of What the Doost takes glamping by storm. From visiting charming cabins in Upstate New York to creating tips and how-to's for new glampers all over the globe, she has got it down. Check out her blog post and most recent visit to Hunter, NY to find all the information you need to know before embarking on your own outdoor adventure.

The Doosts prepare for their glamping getaway in Upstate New York

The Doosts are taking fall getaways to the next level with a glamping excursion in Upstate New York.

1. What are your top must haves when glamping in the fall?

When I first heard about this glamping trip, my thought was how perfectly aligned the season is for this. Watching summer turn to fall is one of my favorite seasonal things to do—I vibe with Mother Nature and all its beauty.

The first thing I grabbed was my camera and then my Arya essential face oil, as well as some Ritual products, too. A couple comfortable sweaters and my favorite sneakers to get plenty of hiking in were necessary, too.

2. How does your travel style change between seasons?

I love colors and being able to change my hues with the season is always exciting. For fall, I stick to tones of golden, red, and green. While traveling, I try to be as versatile as possible, so I often think of a theme and base my outfits around that.

Rustic cabin hidden in the forests near Albany, NY

Gina was lucky to find this cozy, rustic cabin tucked away in the woods near Albany.

3. How do you plan your vacations? Around destination? Around style? Around accommodation?

I plan my vacations around experiences and the destination. Everything else comes secondary. There are so many beautiful places in the world, and the more I see, the richer my soul feels.

4. Are you an overpacker or underpacker? How so?

I've managed to steer away from those days when I over-packed; I really enjoy traveling light. But like most people, I have those "oops" moments. Though I try not to stress over materials I forget—most things can be bought or replaced—I always love supporting the towns I visit.

Steak dinner cooked on the cabin's outdoor grill

They took full advantage of the outdoor grill and fired up some steaks to enjoy with a drink and a view.

5. What is your favorite piece of fall apparel?

Cozy sweaters, soft and big!

6. How do you advise fall glampers to plan for their glamping stay?

While there are many things to do, give yourself a good amount of time to do nothing—to sit out and take in the views, to be with your own thoughts, and to appreciate it all.

Front porch of the rustic cabin

The rustic exterior of this cabin intertwines perfectly with the beautiful fall scenery.

7. What was your favorite part of your glamping accommodation? Why?

I have two favorites for this one: the location and the built-in sauna. It was everything, beneficial for the mind, body, and soul.

8. How would you describe your glamping style and vibe? Chic and stylish or rustic and outdoorsy?

I love both spectrums, from stylish to rustic. For this trip, I would say our style was more charming, rustic, and outdoorsy. We rented a 2018 BMW convertible and really took advantage of the drive and nice weather. The scenery was so vibrant!

Beautiful fall foliage surrounding the glamp site

Like the Doosts, any glamper will be sure to fall in love with the incredible views and rustic escape this glamping adventure has to offer.

Make your next escape to the great outdoors a fall weekend adventure and visit one of our Upstate New York accommodations!

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