Post-Thanksgiving Escapes with Glamping Hub

By Ben Clarke

Thanksgiving is one of the best holidays of the year. It's a great time to reconnect with your family and closest friends. We all can admit, however, that it can also get a bit stressful. As much as you love your nearest and dearest, you might feel like you need an escape before you return to the daily grind. Well, don't worry—we've got you covered! Below are some of our suggestions for a brilliant, post-Thanksgiving escape.

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Upstate New York

Niagara Falls

New York has long been a top winter destination...and with good reason! The Adirondack region is home to some of the best winter activities in the whole state. The idyllic village of Lake Placid has the beautiful Mirror Lake, as well as an Olympic ski jump complex and bobsleigh course.

Whiteface Mountain is home to some of the best skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snowmobiling and other winter sports activities in the entire eastern United States. Old Forge offers lake cruises and hiking up Bald Mountain and through the local trails.

Those who want more hiking adventures should check out the New York stretch of the Appalachian Trail.

Luxury Lodge with Jacuzzi and Hot Tub, Adirondack, New York

Why not relax after an action-packed day at this luxury lodge with a Jacuzzi and a hot tub?

Phoenix-Scottsdale, Arizona

Apache Trail, Arizona

Phoenix shines in the winter, as its scorching summer weather often puts off visitors. It is an excellent place to relax and unwind. While not known for its nightlife, leisure in this metropolitan area is abundant. Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of shops, golf, and spa days. Phoenix is also perfectly situated for those who want to visit the Grand Canyon.

Moreover, the city is well-known for its array of museums, including the Musical Instrument Museum and the Heard Museum, which displays a range of artworks and historical artifacts. A crowning jewel is the Desert Botanical Garden, where visitors can learn more about the desert fauna of the southwest.

Sophisticated Desert Cabin near Scottsdale, Arizona

How about getting a true sense of desert living in this sophisticated cabin rental?

New Orleans

New Orleans

New Orleans truly is a gem. Perhaps best known for Mardi Gras, the city truly is a center of festivities and good cheer, and this is only amplified over the Thanksgiving period. The city hosts a wide range of cultural sites, such as the Saint Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, and Frenchmen Street.

The city is also home to the National WWII Museum, which has so many exhibits that visitors could easily spend a day there and explains the conflict in an accessible and interesting way. It's a wonderful place to relax and unwind, too, whether it be on one of the many bridges of the New Orleans City Park or walking amongst the statues and plants of the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

Charming Suite Rental at Bed and Breakfast near New Orleans, Louisiana

Get a real taste of the South by staying in this romantic bed and breakfast suite.

San Diego

San Diego

"Navy Town, USA" is situated in the south of the beautiful Golden State of California. This stunning city is known for its dazzling white sand beaches, parks, and warm climate year-round. It has a thriving cultural scene, which includes many art galleries, artists' studios, museums, and parks.

Balboa Park hosts the San Diego Zoo, which has existed for over a century and hosts a plethora of exotic animals, including gorillas, eagles, tigers, sun bears, Asian leopards, and polar bears.

Although the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is located within the city of San Diego, it has some of the state's most beautiful landscapes, with large stretches of unspoiled beaches, magnificent Torrey Pine trees, and a large lagoon.

Luxury Camping Cabin with Breathtaking Mountain Views near San Diego

Where better to enjoy California's natural beauty than from this luxury camping cabin with breathtaking mountain views?

Salt Lake City

Zion Park

Salt Lake City is situated between the bright blue waters of the Great Salt Lake and the majestic peaks of the Wasatch mountain range. The city is known for its architectural grandeur, with its stunning Capitol building, the nineteenth-century Salt Lake Temple, and the neo-Gothic Assembly Hall.

Zion National Park is an excellent destination for keen hikers and naturalists. The park consists of sheer red cliffs towering over the Zion Canyon. The Virgin River that flows through the canyon leads down to the sparkling Emerald Pools, with their waterfalls and hanging garden.

In addition, there is easy access to the famous Grand Canyon National Park, as well as several ski resorts.

Impressive Cabin Rental by Ski Resorts near Salt Lake City, Utah

Rest your head amongst a relaxing alpine setting in this impressive cabin rental.


Want more ideas for your post-Thanksgiving escape? Check out our website and blog.

Camping and Thanksgiving: A return to nature

By Ben Clarke

Thanksgiving has long been a holiday of excess: extravagant meals, uncontrollable spending on Black Friday, and hugely expensive activities; however, it doesn't have to be that way. The first Thanksgiving, nearly 400 years ago, was a celebration of a good corn harvest by the Pilgrims, to which the Native Americans were invited and brought deer meat to add to the three-day feast.

S'mores

Modern Thanksgiving could definitely learn a thing or two from this tradition. Perhaps the best way to do this is to plan an escape modern existence and return to a simpler time. We, at Glamping Hub, feel that the best way to do this is to camp amongst idyllic natural surroundings with good friends and good food. Check out some of our suggestions for Thanksgiving camping below!

Mojave Desert, California

Joshua Tree National Park

The Mojave Desert is a large desert that stretches across California and southern Nevada, and is the driest in North America. Visitors can enjoy the Joshua Tree National Park, named for the ubiquitous Joshua trees in the park, and consists of striking rock formations and arid desert landscapes. It includes the Barker Dam, which holds a picturesque expanse of crystal-clear water and offers a number of excellent hiking trails.

There is easy access to Indio in the Coachella Valley, the “City of Festivals.” The town has year-round temperate weather and has been described as a golfer's paradise. Slightly further afield is the Golden State's cultural capital, the city of Los Angeles.

Luxury Tipis in Ancient Desert Hills of the Mojave Desert, Death Valley, California

After a long day, why not enjoy the beautiful night sky from the comfort of a luxury tipi?

Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky

Daniel Boone National Forest

The Daniel Boone National Forest is the only National Forest entirely within Kentucky, and it offers visitors a wide range of activities, including boating, hiking, fishing, and hunting. There is a Skylift aerial tram that can take visitors up to the Natural Bridge, an iconic rock formation of the park.

The Red River Gorge area offers hikes through caves, arches, and waterfalls. It is also easy to access the city of Lexington, known by some as the "Horse Capital of the World." Attractions include horse racing at the famous Keeneland racecourse, the Kentucky Horse Park, and the International Museum of the Horse.

Elevated Yurt in the Woodlands near the Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky

Enjoy stunning views over the surrounding woodlands from this elevated yurt.

Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Colorado

Arapaho National Forest

The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests spread out west of Denver and merge with several other National Parks, including the Rocky Mountain National Park and the White River National Forest. They are excellent for a wide range of recreational activities, including hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, and wildlife viewing.

There are also several nearby ski resorts, including Breckenridge, Vail, and Winter Park, which offer skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. Thanksgiving in the city of Denver is a medley of fun free events, performing arts, live music and plenty of family-friendly activities.

Incredible Glamping Tents near Vail, Colorado

Sleep soundly after a long day of festivities in one of these incredible glamping tents.

Tahuya State Forest, Washington

Tahuya State Forest, Washington

Located only around an hour outside of Seattle, Tahuya State Forest is a picturesque, working woodland in the Pacific northwest. The area allows for a wide range of recreational activities, including ATV driving, horseback riding, hiking, and mountain biking.

Seattle is an excellent place to celebrate Thanksgiving. Revelers can enjoy watching the Macy’s Parade, witness the lighting of the city's Christmas tree, and splurge on the Black Friday sales.

Glampers are highly encouraged to visit the Chihuly Garden and Glass gallery for their Thanksgiving walk. This exhibition focuses on artist Dale Chihuly and boasts eight interior galleries, a verdant outdoor garden, and a central glass house.

Luxury Camping Tent near Seattle, Washington

After the hustle and bustle of Seattle life, where better to relax than this luxury tent?

White Mountains, New Hampshire

White Mountains, New Hampshire

The White Mountains National Park is undoubtedly the most beautiful part of New Hampshire—and quite possibly New England! Visitors can ascend right to the top of Mount Washington, the park's highest peak, using either the auto road or the cog railway.

Franconia Notch State Park often features amongst the top state parks in America, and it offers very accessible hiking, as well as beautiful fall colors. There is also a children's theme park in Jefferson called Santa's Village.

Those looking for a more cultural experience will be able to visit Manchester, which contains the famous Currier Museum of Art and the Palace Theater.

Luxury Tent for Camping in the White Mountains of Conway, New Hampshire

Why not enjoy the tranquility of the surrounding woodland from this luxury tent?


Hungry for more luxury camping ideas? Check out our website and blog.

Pro Tips for South African Safari Travel

By Alexandra McGowan

When you touch down in South Africa—ready for the trip of a lifetime!—travel arrangements within the country might not be on the top of your list. There’s so much to see and do, but how will you ever glimpse the Big Five if you can’t see beyond your spectacular glamping destination?

A group of lions laying down together in South Africa.

Luckily, we’ve created a one-stop shop of all the travel info and pro trips you’ll need to make your South African safari dreams come true. You'll be leading the pride in no time!

High in the Sky

Kruger National Park

Head up into the skies at sunrise in a hot air balloon. This balloon has only one destination: Kruger National Park. Soar over the western edge of the park as you scan the horizon for the Big Five.

Luxury Safari Tent Surrounded By Nature

Bunk down for the night in the African wilderness at this luxury safari tent.

Staying Grounded

Durban

Bringing you back down to earth for a second, the Baz Bus can be a reliable and fun, everyday transport method. This handy hop-on, hop-off idea can get you to Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg, all while traveling with fellow explorers. This user-friendly initiative gives you the perfect excuse to discover the stunning beaches of Durban.

An exterior shot of the beautifully-furnished tree house in the KwaZulu-Natal Province.

Discover the treetops of South Africa from this incredible tree house rental.

Reaching Cruising Altitude

Johannesburg

If you fancy heading back up into the sky, fear not—internal flights are super reasonable and are an alternative to the longer Baz Bus routes. Mango and Kulula are two inexpensive airline options, which will get you to major cities in no time and won’t rob you of your Rand. Just kick back and relax, and you’ll be across the country in no time.

A view from the exterior of these exotic, upscale suites on a game reserve near Johannesburg.g

Treat yourself to a slice of luxury at one of these upscale suite rentals near Johannesburg.

Driving Cross Country

Off-road driving at sunset.

Fancy going solo? A 4x4 is highly recommended. Traveling by car will give you a fantastic opportunity to make your own itinerary. Why not visit iSimangaliso Wetland Park? It's one of South Africa’s eight World Heritage sites. This stunning park is home to hippos, crocodiles, pelicans, and flamingos—sure to be an unforgettable experience. Then again...that will likely be the case with your entire vacation here.

A view from the exterior of these luxury vacation rentals near Kruger National Park.

Take in the South Africa from these luxury vacation rentals near Kruger National Park.


Ready for your sub-Saharan adventure? Take a stroll through our South African wonders here!

5 Glamping Sites to Visit After Seeing "Amanda and Jack Go Glamping"

By Jessica Armstrong

Have you heard about this year's hit flick coming to theaters near you this November? "Amanda and Jack Go Glamping"—a comedy about a married couple who are looking to put the spark back into their relationship by going on a romantic glamping getaway—will show you that even with some bumps along the road, there is nothing better than experiencing the great outdoors with the one you love.

The movie poster for "Amanda and Jack Go Glamping."

This glamping film is sure to get moviegoers exploring the great outdoors in no time.

Premiering at Austin Film Festival, just in time to inspire some end of fall getaways, this movie will have you leaving the theater and heading straight to packing your bag for your very own romantic Texas getaway.

Looking for some hints on where to visit near the set? Here are five unbeatable sites near Austin, Texas, you will not want to miss out on.

Country Glamping Yurts Outside of Austin

The interior of a beautiful yurt with a king-size bed.

The interior of this country yurt is just as gorgeous as the scenery outside.

Take a drive outside Austin to find these charming glamping yurts, ready and waiting for couples of all ages to enjoy them. With king-size beds, electricity, and comfortable furnishings inside and outside of the yurt, glamping duos will feel at home and relaxed in no time. This accommodation is sure to put the spark into your getaway.

Classic Airstream Rental in Texas Hill Country

The inside of the couples yurt featuring a breakfast bar and queen-sized bed.

Guests will love waking up with a view of the forest and a pre-set breakfast bar.

Cozy up in a deluxe Airstream with modern features and epic views of the surrounding woods. Glampers looking for a secluded getaway, look no further because this Airstream rental is tucked into the stunning Jacobs Well nature areas in Texas Hill Country. Just a short drive from numerous restaurants and authentic Texan nightlife, couples can get a feel for it all at this accommodation.

Spacious Villa with Views of Lake Travis in Austin, Texas

Interior of the pet-friendly villa overlooking Lake Travis.

Enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine while enjoying stunning views of Lake Travis.

Glamping couples looking to invite their friends along for the experience will be heading to this gorgeous villa in no time. Perfect for six guests to relax and enjoy comfortably, this villa boasts upscale glamping. The views of Lake Travis from the rental's spacious deck will take glampers' breath away.

Unique Bell Tent Camping near San Antonio, Texas

The interior of this unique and vintage bell tent.

Guests will adore the vintage decor of this bell tent.

Wake up in the morning to the smells of fresh coffee, sweet teas, and the soothing scents of nature when visiting these romantic bell tents. Camping just got even more luxurious, and for couples looking to get away from it all, this sure is the place to escape to. With high-end features guests would find in a five-star hotel, endless views of Texas Hill Country, and nothing but a blanketed sky of stars to admire above, guests will instantly fall in love with these sites.

Beautifully Furnished Yurt Rental in Elgin, Texas

The exterior of this beautifully furnished yurt.

Surrounded by tall trees and lush greenery will really make glampers feel the connection with the wilderness.

In the heart of the forest, glampers will fall head over heels at this beautifully furnished yurt rental. Decked out and completely secluded, this is where glamping couples come to reconnect with nature—and one other. Offering high-end amenities, unbeatable scenic views, and more for glampers to discover onsite, no duo will want to miss out on a visit to this retreat.


To find your very own romantic Texas getaway, check our our portaland don't forget to see "Amanda and Jack Go Glamping" this November!

Our Guide to Glamping in the Midwest

By Ben Clarke

The Midwestern region of the U.S. is a hugely diverse geographic area, comprised of 12 states. The region is referred to as "America's Heartland," due to the historical importance of its manufacturing and agricultural sectors, as well as the variety of large cities and small towns that broadly represent wider American culture. It is also home to some incredible natural landscapes, including the massive Great Lakes, the expansive Northwood forests, and more remote areas, such as the Badlands of South Dakota. This means that glampers have a lot of choice when planning their trip to the Midwest!

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

By far the biggest city in the Midwest, Chicago is the region's cultural capital. Famed for its deep-dish pizza, iconic skyline incorporating the Willis Tower, and being the hometown of Kanye West, Chicago is also an increasingly important site of art and culture. It hosts the Art EXPO Chicago every year, as well as the Lollapalooza music festival, and has Millenium Park, with its world-famous Cloud Gate sculpture. Not far outside the city limits is Lake Michigan and Illinois Wine Country.

Romantic Cottage Rental in Galena, Illinois

Why not base yourself inbetween the Windy City and Illinois Wine Country with this romantic cottage rental?

Table Rock Lake, Missouri

Table Rock Lake

Known across the nation for its excellent bass fishing, this idyllic clear water lake with stunning vistas is also a picturesque setting for swimming, boating, and watersports. It's widely heralded as one of the best locations in the Continental United States for scuba diving.

Inviting Log Cabin for Rent near Table Rock Lake

And once you've been busy making a splash at Table Rock Lake, why not come back home to the comfort and rustic style of this beautiful cabin rental?

Paul Bunyan State Trail, Minnesota

Paul Bunyan State Trail

The Paul Bunyan State Trail in central Minnesota is truly a four-season activity, comprised of over 100 miles of trails to cycle, hike, rollerblade, and snowmobile. It's perfect for families, as the trail is mostly level, but it also has some more challenging slopes. It offers an excellent whistle-stop tour of some of the state's best scenery, including the Brainerd Lakes, Crow Wing State Park, and Lake Bemidji State Park.

Rustic Cabins on the Brainerd Lakes, Minnesota

After you've spent the day enjoying the natural beauty of central Minnesota, why not relax in this rustic cabin rental on the Brainerd Lakes?

Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

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Completed in 1941, Mount Rushmore towers above the Black Hills of Keystone, South Dakota. It depicts four of the most significant Presidents in American history: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. With rock faces 18 meters high, this monument has become an iconic symbol of the United States and is a major tourist attraction, with over two million visitors annually.

Cozy Traditional Log Cabin with Fire Pit near Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

After you've seen this homage to early American settlement, why not live like a frontiersman in this traditional cabin rental?

The Black Hills National Forest and the Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota

The Black Hills National Forest spreads from southwestern South Dakota into northwestern Wyoming and is comprised of over 1.25 million acres of ponderosa pine forest. Black Elk Peak, the highest mountain in the range, at over 2,000 meters high.

Badlands National Park, South Dakota

The Badlands National Park comprises 244,000 acres of sharply eroded rocks amongst the largest protected mixed grass prairie in the United States. It is a truly desolate area, where you can travel for miles without a hint of civilisation.

Spacious Cabin Rental for Large Groups in Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota

If you're traveling in a large group and looking for somewhere to rest your heads, why not book this spacious cabin rental, which is perfectly situated for visiting both?


Keen to experience the best of the Midwest? Check out our vacation rentals in the Midwest, and book today!

Our Top 5 Tree Houses in the U.S.

By Nadia Yasmine

We know that there is no accommodation more sought after than a good, old-fashioned tree house, and at Glamping Hub, we’re certainly spoiled for choice. We see the best of the best on a daily basis, so narrowing it down to just five was a tall order.

High up in the tree tops, these accommodations reignite childhood playfulness, evoke memories of bedtime stories, and days out playing in the woods. Long before iPads and video games, tree houses were things of make-believe and adventure—Peter Pan, Swallows and Amazons, a trip into Wonderland, and all those other childhood stories that we all think we are a bit too old to reenact.

We live by the mantra that a tree house is not just for kids, and we think that you should, too. Get your backpacks ready and picnics packed...we’re going on an adventure!

1. The Luna Loft Tree House near the Appalachian Mountains, Georgia

A view from the exterior of the Luna Loft tree house in Georgia.
Magic in the treetops at the Luna Loft Tree House!

Our first stop takes us to this magical wooden tree house in the Appalachian Mountains of Georgia. Perfect for a couple or a group of four, this accommodation is everything you could have dreamed of as a child and more! Tucked away in the forest at the top of a hill, glampers can let their imagination run wild at this fairytale getaway.

2. Unique and Luxurious Tree House Hotel in Asheville, North Carolina

A view of the exterior of the tree house in Asheville, North Carolina.
Check out this fairytale paradise near Asheville, North Carolina.

This unique tree house can be found near the town of Asheville, North Carolina, and from the outside could easily be mistaken for a princess palace. Maybe Rapunzel is about to let down her golden hair, or a prince charming is hiding just around the corner. Inside, the immaculate interior is certainly fit for a prince or princess, and this vacation will surely be one for the books.

3. Tree House Rental near Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire

A view from the below the tree house in New Hampshire.
It doesn't get much better than this castle-style tree house near Lake Sunapee in New Hampshire.

If the previous tree house was a princess fairytale castle, this one is the home of the prince and his squires, all three of them that is. Located near Lake Sunapee in New Hampshire, this is a sturdy tree house, reminiscent of knights of old and days gone by, but not without a modern twist. The immaculate finish of both the interior and exterior, with the addition of luxury amenities and fittings, set this accommodation a cut above the rest!

4. Off-The-Grid and Eco-Friendly Tree House in Volcano, Hawaii

A view from in front of the rainforest tree house in Hawaii.
Get swept away by the beauty of the rainforest at this tree house getaway in Hawaii.

We’re leaving the woodlands behind us now and hopping on a plane in search of sunnier climes. Quite by accident, we have arrived at a bohemian, eco-friendly accommodation in Hawaii. This tree house is more Swiss Family Robinson, nestled in the rainforest and surrounded by banana trees, with exotic birds in the treetops—it doesn’t really get more magical than this! Hawaii isn’t quite Guinea, but we think it’s pretty darn exotic!

5. Romantic Tree House near Chattanooga in North Georgia

Part of the lovely interior of the tree house in North Georgia.
You'll never want to leave this luxury rental suspended in the trees in Georgia.

Sadly, all good things must come to an end, and back we go. Our round trip concludes in Georgia once more—but not without one last stop on this magical journey through the trees.

One could be mistaken in thinking we were already back to adult life, sipping a coffee in a chic apartment with cutting-edge interior design fit for any young professional. Well…not quite yet.

This stylish accommodation can be found suspended in the high treetops, with stunning views of Chattanooga. Who says we have to grow up quite yet?

A view of the romantic Georgia tree house in the distance.
Discover your inner child at this unique tree house in Georgia.


Want to win a trip to one of these tree houses? Follow us on Instagram and enter to win a two-night stay at the Luna Loft Tree House seen above! Find your inner child and start planning your treetop adventure today.

Top Destinations for a Weekend Getaway in New Hampshire

By Ben Clarke

New Hampshire

Summer has ended, and that spells the end of the long summer holiday. However, like a phoenix out of the ashes, the mini-break rises to take its place. If you're looking for somewhere exciting to rekindle some of that summer spirit in the midst of a long fall, why not take a weekend getaway to New Hampshire? We've suggested a few of our top destination options for you below!

The White Mountains

The White Mountains
The White Mountains are induspitably the best place to hike in New Hampshire.

This truly is a four-season destination. Known for its awesome hiking trails that snake up through pine forests to majestic peaks, the White Mountains are also a premier skiing destination in the winter. There are even extensive scenic drives for when the weather takes a nasty turn!

Fabulous Chalet Rental in the Pines
Check out this beautiful cabin right on the edge of the National Forest.

Manchester

Manchester, New Hampshire

A lively urban center in the middle of a tranquil state, Manchester offers entertainment, culture, and history in equal measure. Visit an art museum, see a play, catch a game, or listen to live music—Manchester has it all. The beautiful Livingston Park and Lake Massabesic complement the city perfectly.

Unique Vacation Cottage Rental near Manchester, New Hampshire
Why not try this open-plan four-person cabin just outside Manchester?

The Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail leads through the Eastern United States, from Springer Mountain in Georgia all the way to Mount Katahdin in Maine. New Hampshire hosts 161 miles of the trail and features more miles above treeline than any other state, which means it has the best panoramic views! You're bound to be weary from all that hiking, so put your feet up in one of our cabins!

Spacious Outdoor Log Cabin Rental in Bath, New Hampshire
This spacious outdoor log cabin sits just outside the picturesque town of Bath.

Lake Winnipesaukee

Lake Winnipesaukee

Lake Winnipesaukee, at 21 miles long, is the largest lake in New Hampshire and has something for everyone. There are cruises along the lake that offer cooked meals, live music, and entertainment. The Mill Falls Marketplace makes for an unparalelled shopping and dining experience and features a 12-meter waterfall. Those who want an adventure can hike up to the Castle in the Clouds, a turn-of-the-century mansion affording unrivaled views over the lake.

Idyllic Cottage by Lake Winnipesaukee
How about a romantic escape to a beautiful lakeside cottage?


Feeling inspired? There's plenty more where that came from! Check out our East Coast Accommodations for Travel Experts.

Top 7 Fall Getaways on the East Coast in 2017

By Bakari Olivetti

While many a region across the U.S. experiences a fine fall season, the real star of the autumn show is the East Coast area. Filled with pride and love for their stunning fall foliage, it's time Midwesterners, West-Coasters, and Southerners got a taste of what fall is like along the eastern edge of the U.S. Let us take you on a jaunt along the East Coast, stopping at all of our un-be-leaf-able glamping sites from which to watch the leaves change colors.

East Coast Maine-ia: Portland

A treehouse near Portland, Maine.

Looking out to the Back River of Maine, you'll love life perched high amongst the trees.

There's nothing like waking up to elevated views of lush woodlands and tranquil waters in secluded Maine. Top it off with a cedar hot tub, and relax the morning and night away. At less than an hour's drive, the city of Portland awaits glampers for the quintessential, New England fall experience. For lovers of the outdoors, there are endless hiking trails and fall foliage coloring nature at every angle. A popular spot toooh and ah over the leaves is Bradbury Mountain State Park.

Don't miss out on stocking up on Bean Boots in Freeport, a nearby town with the original LL Bean factory. All beer, wine, and food enthusiasts can find their niche at the variety of festivals throughout the fall months in Portland. As a seafood capital of the East Coast, fresh lobster, fried clams, and succulent oysters are awaiting your arrival. Let's just say no one will be feeling crabby while visiting Portland.

I Lo-Vermont: Burlington

A two-story tree house near Burlington, Vermont

This two-story tree house will make you wonder if you're living in a fairytale.

Known for beautiful foliage, abundant nature, and Ben & Jerry's, Vermont is your go-to stop this fall. Staying at this tree house will be an unparalleled experience—the handcrafted design includes a wrap-around staircase, large pines holding the floors together, and a panoramic room facing the Green Mountains. Set in the quaint town of Waterbury, there are many local shops to browse and nearby peaks to climb. In many surrounding towns, you will be busy between the harvest festivals, apple picking, corn mazes, and fall foliage.

At just a short drive away, both Ben and Jerry's and Cabot Creamery offer tours to see the products in action. Guests must travel half an hour to Burlington, the most populated city in the state, for beautiful views of Lake Champlain, local restaurants and shops on Church Street Marketplace, and the hopping art and music scene. It's hard to decide which will be sweeter—the pure Vermont maple syrup you'll taste or your time in the Green Mountain state.

Pahk the Cah in Massachusetts: Boston

A cabin on the sea near Boston, Massachusetts

Your family is going to absolutely love this charming cabin and its proximity to the ocean.

Perfect for a family trip on the weekend, this cabin is just steps to the ocean, set in the lovely coastal town of Rockport, Massachusetts. The indoors is simply elegant with a cozy feel and attractive decorations that will put you at ease. Enjoy a crisp morning sipping your coffee on the deck, and later, head to the magnificent city of Boston for the day. On the way, be sure to stop at Salem, a Halloween destination where the norm is to be dressed in spooky costumes while exploring the haunted houses and fall-themed shops.

Known for its crisp weather, rich history, and adoring sports fans, Boston is a perfect place to visit in the fall. Catch a seat (or better yet, a home run ball) at Fenway Park and watch the Red Sox defeat the Yankees. Or, walk along the Freedom Trail while viewing fall foliage, eat at restaurants near Faneuil Hall, or shop on Newbury Street.

Pennsyl in your Trip: Lancaster

An A-frame couples' cabin near Lancaster, Pennsylvania

The angled ceiling walls add to this cabin's cozy and romantic feel in every room.

Set on 10 acres of woodlands, this unique cabin will be the perfect place for a couple to stay this autumn. With a soaking tub and fireplace inside and a light-up hot tub and chimenea outside, there is no doubt you'll give this cabin an A(-frame)+. Just a bit north is Lancaster, a city that truly comes to life when fall arrives. Annual harvest festivals and Halloween celebrations fill up the fall months to keep everyone in the spirit.

Savor the taste of local products from the farmers' markets, take a ghost tour through the streets, or experience a truly core fall activity—apple picking. Fresh cider, warm cider donuts, and crisp, just-picked Macintosh apples are just the beginning of what can be found at the numerous apple orchards. What won't be found? Anyone having a rotten time in Lancaster.

Do you have it in ya to go to Virginia?: Blue Ridge Mountains

A rural cabin near the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

This countryside cabin will be all you need to relax and take in the sites of fall.

Every piece of this cabin speaks fall—from the warm color scheme to the forest-themed bedding and furniture and wooden accents in each room. The screened-in porch provides a relaxing space to sit back and enjoy the lush surrounding forest. Tucked just north of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this is the ideal location for fall activities.

You can hike trails surrounded by colorful trees, taste your way through the vineyards and wineries of the area, or visit the annual food, sport, and beer festivals. With over 400 miles of breathtaking sights, driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway provides hours of fall foliage viewing. After seeing such beautiful leaves, you'll stick to the area and won't want to branch out to see another place.

North Caro-lie-in-a Bed near: Asheville

An elevated cabin in the woodlands near Asheville, North Carolina

At this eco-friendly cabin you can see all the forest views–from the porch, deck, and hammock.

Imagine wooden furnishing, tree-themed decor, and quaint accents in each room. This elevated cabin is completely immersed in the forest, making you double take the log beams. No, you're not in a tree—you're just one with nature. Just a bit south, you'll reach the fall destination of Asheville. Known for its vibrant arts scene and historic architecture, autumn adds more of a reason for visitors to fall for the city. With its locally-sourced restaurants and over 15 farmers' markets, you will be tasting the fall harvest at every stop.

Situated near several national forests, Asheville is an easy drive to both the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether you want to hike one mile or 10, there is a peak for you with lovely views of the foliage. The sounds of the wind sweeping past your ears won't be the only thing you'll hear. Prepare for the many music festivals lining the streets and, hey, next thing you know, you may be bopping down the sidewalk.

Georgia on my Mind: Savannah

A homey cabin on Saint Simons Island near Savannah, Georgia

Take advantage of this homey cabin while you can because you'll be missing it once you leave.

Wake up to beautiful river views just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean on Saint Simons Island. You may wake up thinking you're on a summer getaway at the beach until you remember the hype Savannah has during the autumn months—at times being called the most haunted city in America. Just a bit north in Savannah, you can go on one of the many ghost tours and explore the tales that surround the houses, squares, hotels, and restaurants that date back centuries. Vacationing families are long gone so the city won't be swarming with crowds. You can wander the graveyards, dine at Southern-fried restaurants, or attend a show at one of the many theaters.


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New England's Fall Foliage

By Elizabeth Young

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Although not New England, Upstate New York is a great place to see the leaves change

There are many things that we all love about fall, but apart from the return of pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks, the changing of the leaves might be our favorite. As the leaves shed their verdant green summer dress for shades of red, orange, and yellow, escape the city and head for the country where you can truly appreciate New England's colorful chorus. Book one of these rentals today and spend your vacation apple picking, visiting orchards, and hiking!

Where to stay: Fairy-Tale Cottage in the Berkshires
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One-of-a-kind rentals like this make for an unforgettable fall break.

This fairy-tale cottage is nestled in the heart of the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. Be swept off your feet by the magical ambiance of the cottage while you enjoy exploring the surrounding area, only made more beautiful by the changing of leaves.

Where to stay: Rustic Log Cabin in Maine
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Enjoy the fall colors as you stroll down the beach.

If you're looking out an office or classroom window and wishing it was still summer, check out this rustic log cabin in Maine, where you can contrast the changing leaves with the sandy beach. While it may be too chilly to swim, the hiking trails surrounding the rental perfectly showcase the region's fall colors.

Where to stay: Luxury Cabin on Stratton Mountain, Vermont
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What could be better than relaxing on the deck surrounded by a range of fall hues?

If you're looking for a place where the whole family can get away, take a peek at this luxury log cabin. Not only can you spend days hiking and biking through the surrounding, colorful forest, but come winter, you'll find yourself right near the Stratton Ski Resort.

Where to stay: Tree House with Jacuzzi near White Mountain National Forest, Maine
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Remember, tree houses aren't just for kids!

Near the White Mountain National Forest, this tree house is the perfect place to see the leaves change among the trees. With room for family and friends, plus a private hot tub, this is sure to be a fall break you won't forget.


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4 Unique Ideas for a Romantic Getaway in Texas

By Giovanna Tapia

Looking to plan a romantic evening with your significant other, but running out of new ideas to keep the spark burning? Look no further, the Lone Star state has plenty of romance-filled options that will leave you wondering why it is referred to as the Lone Star state to begin with!

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Get up and off your couch—explore the great state of Texas in style with your significant other!

Here are just a few of our favorite romantic Texan activities to enjoy with your partner.

1) Explore the vineyards of Texas' countryside

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The wineries and vineyards of the Texas Hill Country are some of the largest wine producers in the United States.

Uncork and unwind by indulging in some Texan wine at one of the many vineyards through Texas' countryside. Though Texas might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of fine wine, the heart of the state's countryside happens to be one of the largest and oldest wine-growing regions in the United States. Wine Road 290, in particular, is becoming increasingly famous for its scenic vineyards set amid the rolling countryside hills. Wine not check it out yourselves?

We recommend staying at this quirky and romantic cabin rental in the charming German-influenced town of Fredricksburg.

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Fredericksburg offers plenty of glamping accommodations for couples looking to experience Wine Road 290.

If you are looking for a bit more of a secluded experience instead, check out this adorable tiny house that sits within close proximity to some of the best vineyards:

Charming Tiny House for Two in Texas Hill Country

Join the tiny house movement and enjoy a stay at this hand-crafted tiny house in the Texan Hill Country.

2) Go stargazing in the desert

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There are few places better than Western Texas for a romantic night of stargazing.

Embrace the Dark Sky Ordinance and go stargazing in Western Texas, where the dry desert air makes for some of the brightest stars you'll ever see. Allow yourselves to get away from all of the light pollution of the inner city and let the Texan stars light up your world instead.

If this sounds like something for you and your honey, head over to Terlingua, Texas, which is known to be one of the best places to experience total seclusion and truly dark skies. Snuggle up with your significant other in this unique eco-dome for a truly unforgettable experience.

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This unique eco-dome is just two miles from the ghost town of Terlingua.

3) Explore a geological wonder

If you and your significant other are looking to get hot and sweaty, might we suggest taking one of the more strenuous hiking paths in the beautiful Big Bend National Park? This National Park is located in western Texas and is so mesmerizing that it is often referred to as a geologic wonder by scientists. The dramatic mountain range surrounded by weather beaten canyons and arid desert is sure to provide an adventurous getaway for any couple!

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Big Bend National Park is a wildly stunning natural region with a fascinating history.

Check out this wonderfully unique adobe cottage rental that allows great access to Big Bend National Park, while also providing complete privacy and comfort.

This cottage is conveniently located near Big Bend Ranch State Park and Big Bend National Park.

4) Pamper yourself in seclusion

Want to get away from it all without sacrificing style and comfort? Allow yourselves to be pampered with massages, wine and cheese, and chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne while being just minutes from the gorgeous Guadalupe River at this rustic cabin.

Treat yourselves to a pampered getaway in the Texan countryside.

Here, couples can relax in the hammock, take a stroll through the gardens, cozy up around the fire pit, or soak in the outdoor hot tub—all while taking in the beauty of the surrounding countryside.

Even our friends over at Texas Outside are singing glamping's praises and have come up with a great breakdown of nine different types of accommodations in Texas. What are you waiting for? Check it out here!


Want to book your romantic getaway for this fall? Check out our Fall Getaway Collection for a countrywide selection of our unique accommodations!