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 Cyndi, who manages these pop-up glamping tent sites in Nova Scotia, including on Breton Island.
1. When was the first time you heard the term glamping?
While living in Ireland, we often heard the term but associated it more with fancy English-style garden picnics and festival travel.
2. What inspired you to have your own glamping site?
We were inspired by our love of camping and the outdoors, but the desire to make it easier, more comfortable and less work. We started a blog called "East Coast Glampers" after moving to Nova Scotia in Canada, and it evolved from there.
3. If you could describe your property or the glamping experience you offer in three words, what would they be?
Bespoke, Maritime, Adventure.
4. What was your first glamping /camping experience?
Camping in our canvas bell tent over Thanksgiving weekend on Cape Breton Island in 2014.
5. Why would you recommend people to go glamping?
Slow travel. Less work for our guests means more time to enjoy the Maritime outdoors and Canada's ocean playground. There's nothing like sleeping under the stars in a canvas bell tent.
6. What should people expect when they come to your glamping site?
"Get lost, find beautiful" is our motto. We package unique locations at signature campgrounds around Nova Scotia to connect guests with the special, off-the-beaten-path locale that can often otherwise be missed when staying in a different type of accommodation. We are a luxury camping experience and provide everything for an authentic Maritime camping adventure.
7. What makes your property unique?
We are the first of our kind in Canada for glamping and pop-up glamping accommodation, and we specialize in a turn-key holiday adventure. Our bell tents are uniquely furnished with every guest in mind and with great attention to detail.
8. What’s your favorite part about owning a glamping property?
Providing our guests with a one-of-a-kind experience and lasting holiday memories. Travel is wonderful, and holiday time is precious. We manage every single booking with care to ensure they connect with Nova Scotia in a lasting and unique way.
9. What makes your property eco-friendly?
We practice slow travel with a low environmental impact. The cooking oils, coffee, and other food we provide are local, and we promote local on a sustainable scale. Our tents are natural canvas, and we're proud to utilize solar lighting where possible. Since our launch, we've been proud to partner with local barbecue rub suppliers, skin care producers, and other Farmer's Market vendors to offer guests a taste of some of the amazing locally-made Nova Scotia products.
10. Anything else you’d like to add?
New this season, we're delighted to offer a new location on Cape Breton Island at a very special, cultural campground with views over St. Ann's Bay, located along the Cabot Trail.