A Valentine's Day Story

By David Pope

Here at Glamping Hub, we're in the business of making memories. We receive stories from our unique guests and hosts every day, describing how their most recent getaway was an experience that they'll never forget. To celebrate Valentine's Day this year, we're going to share one of the most romantic and heartwarming of these stories with you!

For Jordan and Brian, it all began with a business trip to Colorado...


Jordan and Brian's Glamping Adventure

Jordan and Brian go glamping
Meet Brian and Jordan, the stars of our Valentine's Day story!

Jordan: I've worked professionally in the corporate event and travel industry for the past five years, based out of Atlanta, Georgia. Last August, I was scheduled to have a business trip to Denver, Colorado, so my boyfriend, Brian, and I decided to take advantage of this by extending my stay and using the extra time to take a much-needed vacation!

We knew from the start that, where ever we ended up staying, this was going to be a special trip. Brian is a super-nervous flyer and hadn't actually boarded a plane in over 10 years! So we were ready to make sure that this trip was one that we wouldn't quickly forget.

In the end, Brian agreed to fly from our home in Atlanta to Denver, where he'd meet me at my office so that we could begin our journey together. The only thing left to was find a special place to enjoy our adventure together! After plenty of research, and by pinging ideas off of the rest of my travel agency colleagues, we stumbled upon Glamping Hub.

We were looking for an adventurous and unique accommodation that would still allow us the luxury amenities that we're used to from our previous travels. Much to our surprise, after a brief search through Glamping Hub's listings, we quickly found "the one."

The safari tent Jordan and Brian stayed in during their glamping adventure.
Jordan and Brian decided to book their glamping adventure at this stunning safari tent near the Arapaho National Forest in Colorado.

Booking our safari tent overlooking the Arapaho National Forest through Glamping Hub was seamless. Everything fell perfectly into place. We submitted our booking request, and a few emails later, our trip was officially confirmed and ready to go! Our spectacular host for our stay, Emily, reached out to us immediately after we'd submitted our booking, via the Glamping Hub site.

She welcomed us, welcomed our questions, and welcomed any requests we may have had, as well! Being a travel agent, I, of course, requested a few things to enhance our trip. Little did I know, however, that Brian had a few special requests of his own that he kept secret from me during our booking process!

Jordan with a bouquet of flowers waiting for her at her safari tent.

Here's a snippet of Jordan and Brian's review of their stay in Colorado:
The photos and descriptions of this beautiful ranch, however accurate, don't even begin to do it justice! This property is absolutely stunning—a must-see! Right near the foothills of Rocky Mountain National Park, the safari tent is located at the end of a dirt road that follows alongside the most scenic lake we have ever seen! The ranch is remote, intimate, and postcard-worthy.


Once we arrived at the glamping site, we were greeted by our hosts and other excited guests, all with big smiles on their faces! I was thinking to myself, "People in Colorado have even more hospitality than us southerners!" I later discovered that they were all in on the big surprise that Brian had in store for me.

After checking into the ranch, we made our way up the dirt road that hugs a beautiful lake before winding its way through the foothills of the Rocky Mountains to the door of our beautiful accommodation. There stood our safari tent, accompanied by our own private deck and fire pit, overlooking the property's private lake!

The private lake at the foothills of this glamping site on the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

Our glamping adventure had just begun, and already it was a fantastic experience. We were immersed in one of the most beautiful places in the world, in a one-of-a-kind accommodation. I already knew this trip was more special than the rest. What I didn't know, however, was that there was a surprise waiting for me beyond the zipper of our tent. What I found inside changed my life forever!

The interior of the safari tent decorated for the proposal.

The tent was decorated with rose petals, lit by the warm, flickering glow of plenty of candles, and quickly became flooded by my tears! In the center of the room, upon the bed, sat a sign that read "Will You Marry Me?" I was stunned! I couldn't believe how beautiful this moment was. I also couldn’t believe that Brian and everyone at the glamping site (who were complete strangers) had come together to make all of this possible. This was a dream come true. And, after I composed myself, I SAID YES!

Jordan with her engagement ring at the glamping site
A very happy Brian after he proposed to Jordan!
A very excited Jordan, and a very happy (or maybe relieved?) Brian, after the proposal!

We truly are forever grateful to Glamping Hub, as well as Emily and the other fantastic hosts at our Colorado glamping experience for helping us get to our "Happily Ever After." This spectacular place now has such a special spot in our hearts—we can't wait to return for our anniversaries!

The engagement ring!

Thanks to Jordan and Brian for sharing that story with our Glamping Hub community—we wish them all the luck in the world!


Why not get started on planning your own romantic glamping getaway and head over to our handpicked collection of unique accommodations? From all of us here at Glamping Hub, happy Valentine's Day!

Staff Picks: Rebecca

By Rebecca Dalby

At Glamping Hub, we get to work with hundreds of beautiful and unique accommodations each and every day. To showcase some of her personal favorites, our Brand Manager, Rebecca, has chosen her top picks—for the moment, at least!


Originally from Ireland, a country with one of the most picturesque landscapes in the world, I was brought up with a love of nature and the outdoors. It is often said that Ireland would be the most beautiful place in the world, if only you could put a roof over it.

The only small issue with our beautiful Emerald Isle is that a warm, dry, and sunny day is extremely unusual—so camping is very rarely an option! Luckily, I discovered glamping. I adore the outdoors and connecting with nature so adding a touch of luxury, a dash of style, and a pinch of comfort to camping really is ideal for me.

At the end of the day, wherever the vacation destination, I always have two goals: firstly, to do something I have not done or seen before, to have an entirely new experience, and secondly, to make it count! For me, vacations are about creating memories that I can look back on, decades from now, with a big smile. With that in mind, my personal glamping picks are all sites where I know these goals and more could become a reality.

Inviting Yurt with Twinkling String Lights in Slane, Ireland

A yurt in County Meath, Ireland, on a green pasture
You'll have the luck of the Irish if you get the chance to stay at this yurt rental in County Meath!

Of course, I had to choose an accommodation in Ireland to begin with! This gorgeous yurt is on my list of places to visit in 2018. This fantastically-unique rental is beautiful on the inside and on the outside, but it's the views of the vast, verdant countryside beyond that really capture my attention.

There is so much attention to detail in these yurts, from the luxury bed linens to the handmade toiletries and more. Outside of the yurt, there is even a wood-burning hot tub and a clay oven for making pizzas! It's such a cool and unique place to glamp—I can't wait to visit.

Dome Perched on Towering Cliffs Overlooking the Capertee Valley of New South Wales

The view from a bubble glamping dome in New South Wales, Australia.
Now this is what I call dome sweet dome!

My second glamping pick is this glorious dome in New South Wales, Australia. I honestly can't think of a better way to feel fully immersed in nature, all the while enjoying a serious amount of luxury! The views, the weather, and the incredible design of this dome are why it comes a close second on my list.

The queen-size bed with goose down pillows is just one of the luxurious features you can enjoy here. For me it's the perfect romantic getaway; this would be sure to knock the socks off that special someone! Just imagine waking up, cozy and warm, amid five-star comfort, while taking in that beautiful Australian sunrise cresting over the ocean horizon.

Beautifully Decorated and Spacious Tent Rental Overlooking Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

Entrance flaps to a unique bell tent accommodation near Queenstown, New Zealand.
Check out those curves!

We'll take a quick leap away from Australia now and arrive at fabulous number three. This brings us to the pristine, Middle Earth-esque South Island of New Zealand. This bell tent is probably closer to camping than my previous picks, but it's without a doubt camping at its most glamorous!

This particular rental has incredible views of Lake Wanaka, and has everything you need for a truly comfortable and stylish stay. I love this accommodation because of its uniqueness, and with space for up to four people, it'd be sure to make for a fantastic girls' getaway!

Storybook Tree House near the Rogue River in Tiller, Oregon

A tree house tower in Oregon against a beautiful blue sky, the color of the sea in summer.
I'd feel on top of the world, staying at this tree house in Oregon.

We'll come back north through the Pacific Ocean and arrive at my last pick of the day (but, by no means my least favorite!). This unbelievably-cool accommodation is so unique that it makes it difficult to label it as one type of accommodation! Is it a tree house? Is it a tower? I say it's both!

Since I began working in Glamping Hub, I have had a fascination with tree houses: to be elevated and so close to nature is such a special thing to experience. I hope someday to visit this particular rental in Oregon.

If you are like me and love to get out and about in nature (but aren't the biggest fan of slumming it with camping!), why not give glamping a try? It's not hard to fall in love with unique rentals like these.


If you've been inspired by Rebecca's story, why not start planning your own glamping getaway and peruse our fantastic collection of unique accommodations in extraordinary nature? Alternatively, take a look at our other Staff Favorites for an expert's guide to glamping!

Staff Picks: Nadia's Favorites

By Nadia Yasmine

As a lifelong lover of the great outdoors, I needed very little encouragement to get behind the glamping philosophy, and I was sold long before I started working at Glamping Hub. Being raised in the English countryside, camping trips and summer festivals were a regular pastime. However, in case you haven’t heard, the U.K. is not always blessed with the most glorious weather. “Give up" and “go back inside,” I hear you say? No chance! We bought bell tents.

In a bell tent, you have all the space of a small living room in which to relax and socialize—big enough for a double bed and with room to spare—not just your average tent! All your friends gathered to wait out the rain, and then, when it stops, all you have to do is unzip the porch and there you are, in a green field, surrounded by nature. When life gives you intermittent rain showers, go glamping! That’s what they say, isn’t it?

Beautiful Bell Tent in Pembrokeshire, Wales

Rediscover camping in a bell tent!

Pick number one is this fully-furnished bell tent in Pembrokeshire, Wales. No matter the weather, you can enjoy the sounds and smells of nature from this cozy, tented accommodation. Inside, you'll find everything you would need for the perfect relaxing getaway at just a stone’s throw from the stunning Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. You will also find you'll get very good at balancing on one foot while you master the delicate art of removing muddy shoes before coming inside. This isn’t just a vacation, you know—these are life skills!

Luxury Tiny House in New Zealand

Dream big in New Zealand from this tiny house rental.

Fast forward a couple of years, and I’m sitting at my desk in the Glamping Hub office with my mind lost in a world of wanderlust. While perusing images of stunning accommodations in far-flung parts of the world I'd love to visit (this is work, I promise), I stumbled across this beautiful glass house in New Zealand.

Tiny houses are my new favorite thing, by the way. Everything about them is ingeniously designed and considered, something that I find endlessly satisfying, and they are eco-friendly, too! Dream big, sleep small, and look up to the stars!

Tree House near Chattanooga, Georgia

Tree houses aren't just for kids—see for yourself!

This tree house I present to you with mixed emotions, because this is hands-down nicer than my apartment and a whole lot cooler. (Life goals: Must live in a cool tree house one day…). Who wouldn’t love to go for a weekend getaway in this amazing accommodation in Chattanooga, Georgia? Now, I have never been to the U.S.A., but when I do, staying here is at the top of my to-do-list. New York City might never sleep, but I’m going to...in this amazing tree house!

Luxury, Romantic Tree House in Walhalla, South Carolina

Plan your trip to South Carolina, but make sure it includes a stay here.

Call me predictable—it’s another tree house! But, come on, look at that window! The crystal-clear vistas of these stunning woodlands in South Carolina from a beautiful treetop vantage point makes me wonder if I should be antiquing all my furniture in a rustic-modern style and elevating it a good three meters up in the air. (On second thought, that does seem like quite a lot of effort) Maybe I’ll just hit the road instead! You can keep your pancakes, Kerouac; I’m doing a tree house tour of the U.S.A.!

Luxury Glamping Pod Under the Northern Lights in Finnish Lapland

Take a walk on the wild side and dream of the Northern Lights in a luxury dome!

Speaking of American cult travelers, this final accommodation takes us "Into the Wild", but instead of heading up to Alaska, this accommodation can be found in Finland. I love the idea of a cozy night’s sleep in a luxury dome, looking out over the Northern Lights! These beautiful domes become part of the landscape, perched amongst the trees on a lake's edge in the heart of Finnish Lapland. Since reading Philip Pullman's "Northern Lights" as a child, seeing them in real life has been a firm constant on my bucket list and a beautiful testament to the way in which nature can captivate the imagination.

We all know that camping is not for everyone, but glamping certainly is. Wherever the destination, nature is not only for the cavalier, backpack-wearing, adventurous types. Glamping opens the door to everyone, even the bookish daydreamers!


Where will your wanderlust take you? Check out the best glamping in the U.K.!

Staff Picks: Marta's Favorites

By Marta Gintowt

As a lover of luxury, as well as the outdoors, I, as an editor at Glamping Hub, have found myself in the perfect position, not only professionally but within my travels. In a normal day at the office, I get to see firsthand the gorgeous collection of accommodations that our website has curated, allowing me to personally craft my past, present, and future adventures. In this blog post, I am happy to share two of my most cherished glamping experiences, as well as two more that I am planning for in the future.

Incredibly Secluded Ski Cabin with Spectacular Views in Taos, New Mexico

When planning a getaway, I have to always keep a few things in mind. For instance, comfort and convienience can never be compromised. That being said, when I need a vacation, I expect to immerse myself in sheer relaxation and head to where I can be completely secluded in nature.

While planning a vacation where the objective was that I could reconnect with myself while I disconnect from everyday life, I decided that this gorgeous ski cabin near Taos, New Mexico, would be perfect for me. Waking up in the shadows of the surrounding mountains was truly magical, and being encompassed by the silent, profound forest was food for the soul. As my stay came to an end, I could imagine myself staying here forever.

Charming and Rustic Villa with Private Swimming Pool near Alcúdia, Northern Mallorca

In complete contrast with the previous accommodation, this unforgettable villa in Mallorca allowed me to experience the magic of the Mediterranean at its best. Situated close to the rocky coast, this property had everything I needed and more.

Basking in the warm Spanish sun was made easy with the private pool, which made deciding where I would go relax for the day a difficult choice. Here, I was able to appreciate luxury, sophistication, and comfort throughout my entire stay, and again, imagined myself perpetually sunbathing by the sparking swimming pool.

Romantic Tree House Cottage in Forest of Halfmoon Bay in British Columbia

British Columbia is a destination that I have had my eye on for a while. From the ominous, mid-latitude rainforest to the peaceful, stoney shores, it seems ideal for a glamping getaway to get away from it all. This breathtaking tree house-style cottage features a private hot tub and a secret reading nook, both of which would be attractive to any glamper looking for a romantic stay with a significant other or a trip away with friends. As spring sneaks into the northern hemisphere, I am truly look forward to a rejuvenating stay along Halfmoon Bay.

Charming Classic Airstream Rental in Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Central Colorado

As stated above, when I travel, I look forward to staying in an accommodation that keeps my comfort in mind, as I appreciate escaping from everyday life. I have never stayed in an accommodation outside of my comfort zone, and I feel that this unique Airstream in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and its desert is the perfect place to start. The combination of the still isolation of the desert mixed with a vintage-esque dwelling is comparable to something out of a 1960s movie—exactly where I want to be.


For more firsthand glamping experiences from our staffers, check out Neil's recommended mountain treks and Liz's Glamping Hub wishlist!

How to Celebrate a Very Glamping Galentine's Day

By Jackie Dreyer

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What's Galentine's Day, you ask? "It's only the best day of the year," according to the beloved Leslie Knope. Our favorite "Parks and Rec" character has made it clear: February is not just for showering your S.O. with love and affection. Your gal pals deserve a major shout out, too!

Start celebrating Galentine's Day in 2018, and honor those strong female presences in your life and all of the devotion, support, and respect they give you day in and day out. Gift them a glamping trip, or plan a girls' getaway for February 13 to really pay tribute to these strong lady friendships.

The starry night sky of Texas, perfect for a Galentine's Day setting.

What better way to illustrate the power of "ladies celebrating ladies" than by imagining where the women of "Parks and Rec" would do Galentine's Day their way? We know just the spots.

Where Leslie Knope Would Glamp

The sheer number of beds at this enormous mountain cabin in Colorado would mean two incredibly important things to Ms. Knope. One? She would literally have space to invite every female who ever was important to her ever. And two? The many bedrooms at this accommodation are just screaming for a Pawnee Goddesses-style sleepover, complete with pillow fights, puppies, and candy.

A group-sized cabin for rent in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
View from a winter cabin for rent in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

That's not all this luxury, winter-perfect cabin has to offer, either! It's many amenities include four cozy, wood-burning fireplaces, Wi-FI in order to post envy-inducing photos all day long, and an inviting games room.

Where Ann Perkins Would Glamp

Being the "beautiful, naive, sophisticated newborn baby" that she is (Leslie's words, not ours—we swear!), a classic A-frame cabin is most certainly what Ann would book for a Galentine's Day escape with her best ladies. A fully-equipped kitchen ensures all the right tools for Leslie to surprise the girls with a full brunch—100% homemade, of course—and the wood-burning fireplace would be the perfect spot for the women to circle up and tell inspiring stories about their favorite females.

A luxury camping cabin in the woods of San Jacinto, in southern California.

P.S. What we really think is that if Ann let her wild side show juuuust a little, she'd be booking these funky, chic, repurposed shipping containers in Florida.


Where Donna Meagle Would Glamp

The pool next to a luxury villa for rent in Malibu

Without a shadow of a doubt, Donna would be screaming "Treat yo' self!" and reserving this luxury villa in Malibu, California, without batting an eye. Complete with a heated, freshwater pool (including waterfalls and a wading pool!), an outdoor bathtub overlooking the rolling hills of California, and opulent décor throughout the entire interior, the girls would most certainly be glamping in the lap of luxury, and let's face it—they deserve it.

Where April Ludgate Would Glamp

You know by now that April would pretend to go along with whatever Leslie's plan for Galentine's Day was, meanwhile sneakily swiping her credit card and booking her own February 13th celebration for just one gal (herself, obviously), far away from the others.

Inside a vintage airstream trailer for rent in southern California.

April would surely beeline for this upscale Airstream in Southern California, rejoicing in her good fortune to be alone and have a luxurious queen-size bed to roll around in all to herself. What could be better than a little peace and quiet in complete solitude? To April—and perhaps, to you—nothing.


We're certainly not saying you should forget about bae, either, though, so make sure you take a gander at our options for romantic weekend trips for Valentine's Day in 2018, too!

Staff Picks: Across the Globe with Liz

By Elizabeth Young

When asked to pick a few of my favorite accommodations on our website, I really had to think. Working here, you come across so many amazing properties that it is hard to decide where to begin. When choosing mine, I decided to pick from four different categories: rentals I brought to the website as when I worked in the Sales Department, rentals I've visited, rentals on my bucket list, and rentals that everyone can afford. So let's take a look!

Dome in the Catskill Mountains, New York
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This property stands out in my mind for a few reasons. Firstly, I am from New York and have visited the Catskill region many times—it's beautiful no matter what time of year you visit. If you're looking for an memorable outdoor getaway from Manhattan, the Catskill Mountains are an easy drive. Another reason is that this is one of the first properties I signed up on the website when I was working in Sales. It is a truly unique place, with a few different kinds of accommodations on the property and enough space for large groups to come and stay.

Villa Rental in Andalucia, Spain
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Living in Andalucia, or southern Spain, means that you get almost a full year of sunshine and more than eight months of beach weather. I was lucky enough to visit this villa last year with a group of friends for my birthday. Not only was it an easy drive, but it was the perfect space for eight people and even has a pool. There are few things better than waking up surrounded by loved ones and spending your days under a sunny, blue sky by the pool.

When you stay here, you can visit many stunning coastal towns like Nerja and bigger cities like Malaga or Marbella. There's truly nothing like the Spanish sunshine, especially when accompanied by a glass of sangria or some delicious tapas.

Bucket List Mountain Getaway in Australia
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The longer I work at Glamping Hub, the longer my bucket list grows—every day, I come across stunning properties that you could never even imagine existed. Forget that same hotel room that you always go back to, and this holiday, book somwehere really special. This secluded mountain cottage in Australia is a perfect example.

This cottage is truly one-of-a-kind, with a private location, a wrap-around deck, and a beautiful, modern interior. At the end of the day, relax under the stars with that special someone, perhaps with a glass of Australia's famous Shiraz.

A Pacific Northwest Getaway Everyone Can Afford
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You may be thinking, "This list is getting a little expensive," and that may be true. To switch things up a little bit, I chose one of our most stunning, riverfront cabins, and the best part is, you can stay here for under $100 per night! On the banks of the Sandy River in Rhododendron, Oregon, guests have easy access to the Mount Hood National Forest, as well as the Mount Hood Skibowl and the Timberland Ski Area, for some outdoor fun all year long.


Looking for more? Head to Glamping Hub for a full look at our luxury camping accommodations!

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!

Staff Picks: Chloe's Top Five

By Chloe Stein

Staff Picks: Every two weeks, we'll be bringing you one of our staffer's favorite glamping sites. This week, Chloe is here to share which accommodations she's chosen!

When working at Glamping Hub, not a day goes by without oogling and ogling over a newly-listed tree house, a funky yurt or a charming shepherd hut—and don't even get me started on tiny houses, they're utterly praise-worthy.

So, let's begin our first week of staff picks with two things in mind. One, prepare to be amazed, and two, you can bet your bottom dollar there will be a tiny house.

1 - Tree House: Misiones, Argentina

This new sign up is the bee's knees, his legs, and his arms. Why do we love this Argentinian tree house? I mean, isn't it obvious?

2 - Tented Cabins: Rhone Alps, France

These tents are our second choice as they are available year-round—withstanding winter, spring, summer and fall. Also because we can always get down with a glass of Côtes du Rhône, from the Rhone Alps, with love.

3 - Safari Tent: Kanab, Utah

This third pick makes our list for many reasons, but the number one? Location, location, location. This destination is right next to the immaculate Grand Staircase National Park, as seen in the second photo below.

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Photo by Kane County Office of Tourism

4 - Private Island: Little Diamond, Maine

If we were to pick one region in the world to camp for the rest of our days, it would probably be New England—which brings us to this private island rental in Maine.

5 - Tiny House: Rocky Mountains, Colorado

Don't say we didn't warn you! This gosh-darn adorable tiny house is what dreams are made of. Is that going overboard? Personally, we think not. All hail tiny houses!


Like what you see? Stay tuned for our staff picks in the weeks to come or, if you're feeling adventurous, create a free Glamping Hub account and start your own wishlist today!

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!

Host Spotlight: Cindy

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 Elizabeth, who manages the tree houses of our childhood dreams near the White Mountain National Forest in Maine.

white-mountain-tree-house This tree house rental near White Mountain National Forest is just waiting to be discovered!

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

About three years ago.

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

Sleeping in tree houses—to me that's the ultimate form of glamping.

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

A unique, peaceful, and fairytale-like experience.

a portland treehouse rental in maine

Tree houses like this don't grow on...well, they're still worth checking out!

4. What was your first glamping /camping experience?

Sleeping in tree houses.

5. Why would you recommend people to go glamping?

You still get all the joys of camping without the stress of setting up a tent.

view from a treehouse rental near Augusta, Maine

Enjoy views like this when you go glamping in a tree house near Augusta, Maine.

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

A one-of-a-kind experience, from a luxurious tree house with all the amenities, including Wi-Fi and DirecTV, to a nature lover's dream, tucked away in Maine's beautiful woods.

7. What makes your property unique?

We are the only tree house glamping resort in New England.

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

I get to meet so many wonderful people and share in the joy that we can offer them.

9. What makes your property eco-friendly?

We have built the majority of our tree houses with lumber that was taken right from our property.

caravan-rental-maine

Glamping comes in all shapes and sizes, and this caravan rental by a lake in Maine is proof of its diversity!


Interested in a glamping escape to New England? See more of what Cindy's tree houses and glampsites can offer here, or take a look at the other thousands of unique rentals we offer on Glamping Hub.